Volunteers of America Los Angeles Tutor - AP Calculus (Upward Bound Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California

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 www.voala.org.

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:

• Provide academic assistance to assigned tutees, either in a group or individually • Establish liaison with the teacher and work under the teacher's direction to assist the students • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success (i.e., time management, note-taking, textbook reading skills) • Offers strategies to students on study skills, test taking and note-taking • Encourages students' personal, social and academic development; encourages students to continue their education beyond high school • Meets with assigned Upward Bound staff to provide updates on students' progress or to address concerns


• Must be a rising junior, senior or graduate student currently enrolled in college and in good standing • Minimum of college sophomore classification (higher classification preferred) • Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher in subject area of AP Calculus • Training or work experience in academic tutoring, advising and/or peer counseling of high school students

Bonus Requirements:

• Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting participants • Ability to work with low-income, first generation high school students • Formal training and/or work experience in programming that improves secondary school retention/graduation rates • Available to tutor after school Monday - Friday

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer