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Summer Tutor - (Upward Bound Los Angeles)

Youth Services | Los Angeles, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at

Upward Bound is one of seven federally-funded TRiO programs.  The Upward Bound program was established to provided fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.  The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.  Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.  The goal is to create the rate at which participants complete the secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.


The Tutor is responsible for providing academic assistance to assigned students in group or individual sessions.  These sessions are designed to provide advise on ways students can approach or solve a coursework problem; to demonstrate to students study techniques and test preparation that may improve grades.  The Tutor serves as a motivator and mentor.

This position:

  • Assist participants in achieving a better understanding of a specific subject material in math, science, English to improve participants’ concepts of course
  • Assist instructors in classroom with clarification of concepts that are difficult for participants
  • Monitor participants in class who are enrolled in online college course in communication on geology
  • Offer strategies to students on study skills, test taking, and note taking

Required Background and Skills:


  • Minimum 2 yrs. or college or 3.0 GPA in math, science or English course or college graduate


  • Related: 1 yr. tutoring high school students, or 1 yr. employed with a program focused on at risk students
  • One year working with an organization whose focus is college preparation for disadvantage students

Special  Skills Required to Perform this Position:

  • Ability to perform independently, excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer literate.
  • Ability to lead a discussion group

Preferred Skills for this Position:

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Geometry and Algebra 2 concepts, writing skills, biology, and English grammar

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer