Volunteers of America Los Angeles Tutor - Physics (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 that provides educational assistance, academic advertisement, tutoring, college and career planning, and educational and cultural field trips to low-income first generation high school students. Our Upward Bound Program operates a six weeks summer program in South Los Angeles, CA. For six weeks students are involved in intense academic classes. The most important aspect of the summer program is that participants prepare for the rigor of college study by facing academic challenges beyond that which is presented in traditional public high schools.

Pay rate $14.00/hr Location: South Los Angeles


Under the general supervision of the Project Director and Educational Advisors, the specific duties and responsibilities of the Physics Tutor shall include, but not limited to:

• 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 student • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success (i.e., time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking skills) • Assist students in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas • Assit program participants in the completion and review of homework and in-class assignments • Maintaining neat, up-to-date, accurate, and complete records of student contacts and progress • Meet with Project Director and/or Educational Advisor weekly to ascertain participants progress and address any concerns


• Must be a rising junior, senior or graduate student currently enrolled in college and in good academic standing • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 with knowledge in one of the following subject areas: Physics • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Monday-Friday for six weeks • Ability to work with low-income, first generation high school students • Experience with tutoring, advising, or peer counseling preferred

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer