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Teacher (Upward Bound Leuzinger) - Temporary

Youth Services | Lawndale, CA | Temporary

Job Description

About Us:

The Upward Bound Program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial advising to students; encourages them to graduate from high school and continue their post-secondary education. The program operates an academic and summer component. Provides after school enrichment program, college and career tours.

Under the daily supervision of the Program Director, Summer Workshop Facilitators/Instructors recognize the importance of helping students reach their potential and become life-long learners. Summer Workshop Facilitators commit to developing creative and innovative supplemental workshops in the areas of science, math, foreign language, and visual and performing arts during the VOA Upward Bound Summer Academy. Upward Bound students are first generation to college and/or low income and attend high school in the Centinela Valley Union High School District. During regularly scheduled workshop blocks, facilitators rely on their own academic skills and experience in their subjects to assist students and promote academic and social success. The Upward Bound Summer Academy begins on June 18th and ends on July 26th 2018

Available to work – 

June 17th – July 3rd And July 8th – July 25th

Time:  1pm – 3pm

Key Position Responsibilities and Tasks: 

  • Develop and plan a course curriculum in accordance with California Content Standards
  • Prepare and submit: subject syllabus, weekly lesson plans, & weekly participant evaluation reports
  • Administer assessment test to participants
  • Maintain attendance record and grades
  • Communicate with the Project Director and Educational Advisor participants’ progress as it relates to comprehension of course material
  • Provide sufficient volume of homework/class work to reinforce skill acquisition of participants
  • Provide on-going evaluations of participants to determine their academic progress
  • Meet with Project Director and/or Educational Advisor weekly to discuss participant progress and concerns
  • Enforce all rules and regulations with each participant equally
  • Maintain an orderly classroom
  • Provide an assessment of participant’s academic strengths, progress and recommendations for further improvement
  • Document all contacts, services, and activities
  • Provide Project Director with a letter grade and brief written evaluation of participants’ academic strengths and weaknesses quarterly
  • Attend Upward Bound events and activities
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Required Background and Skills:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in area of expertise

Experience: 5yrs+ within field of expertise


  • Teaching experience preferred  
  • Available to work – June 17th – July 3rd And July 8th – July 25th
  • Time:  1pm – 3pm
  • Comfortable teaching:  English, Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trg. Calculus), Science (Chemistry), Foreign Language (Spanish), and Visual performing arts
  • Candidate must be a team player, organized, structured and must be comfortable meeting deadlines and leading large tutoring sessions (group of 15-25 students)
  • Computer literate, use of technology for instruction
  • Must be familiar working with Low-Income and First Generation College Students
  • Must be able to work with students who are in different levels but are in the same class
  • Must be patient and comfortable working with high school students and must be willing to enforce rules

Special Skills Required to perform this Position

  • Ability to implement CAASPP and Common Core Standards

Preferred Skills for this Position:  

  • Ability to implement CAASPP and Common Core Standards


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