Volunteers of America Los Angeles Academic Tutor - (English) Sun Valley in Sun Valley, 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 increase the rate at which participants complete the secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.


The Academic 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:

• Establish liaison with the teacher and work under the teacher's direction to assist students • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success by providing study skills (i.e time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-tak9ing, workshops when appropriate) • Provide high school students with academic support to improve their GPA, grades, and skills • Teach in other areas as needed to improve student's subject comprehension • Provide academic tutoring in rigorous secondary school courses to assigned program participants • Document all contacts with program participants as required


• Must be able to demonstrate a 2.7 GPA with knowledge in one of the following subject area: English • Minimum of college sophomore classification (higher classification preferred) • Minimum of two years tutoring experience in area of subject competency • Ability to effectively tutor students and track academic progress • Ability to assess academic needs and evaluate participants in an academic setting • Must be available to work during the hours of 12:30pm to 5:30pm Monday - Thursday

Additional Requirements:

• Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting project participant

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer