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Academic Tutor - Gear Up

at YPI

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Reference #: 4103
Keywords: math, high school

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking a part-time GEAR UP Academic Tutor for the 2019/2020 School year. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs and follows students with programming from their 6th grade year to their first year in college. The group of GEAR UP schools are a combination of charter, pilot, and traditional LAUSD schools located in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, whose mission is to transform communities with a continuum of cradle-to-college-and-career services and will be a zone of choice for families with a wide range of high-quality school options.

    The Academic Tutor will assist students in developing the necessary skills needed to master the required grade level standards by providing one-on-one and/or small group tutoring in both middle and high schools.

    Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


    • Provide one on one and/or small group academic tutoring, depending on school site.
    • Maintain a professional relationship with teachers, administration, students, parents, and
    • community members.
    • Keep constant communication with teachers, school site staff, and GEAR UP Manager.
    • Must maintain accurate daily attendance records.
    • Record academic tutoring data in data system.
    • Supervise all participants to ensure a safe learning environment and organized program.
    • Work collaboratively with teachers in the implementation of lesson plans.
    • Develop a full working knowledge of academic state standards.
    • Create and utilize differentiated learning approaches to assist students in the development of their academic skill set.
    • Adhere to workplace safety guidelines.
    • Adhere to tutor/student boundaries as outlined in Code of Conduct.
    • Attend required staff meetings, trainings and events on and offsite.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Strong ELA and/or Math skills. Understanding of public-school transition to Common Core Standards.
    • High school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent education required.
    • Currently enrolled or recent college graduate, with a completion of freshman English, college math (Algebra II) and/or equivalent math credits preferred.
    • One year paid or volunteer experience in tutoring/mentoring environment, preferably with elementary, middle school or high school students.
    • Must have effective communication skills and demonstrated leadership experience.
    • Proven ability to assist students with academic assignments.
    • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds (in particular minority, low income, or first-generation students).
    • Familiarity with differentiated instruction practices.
    • Ability to work independently and within a team environment as needed.
    • Ability to interface and interact with all levels of staff (administrators, teachers, parents, and students).
    • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans, as needed.
    • Self-motivated, responsible, and professional attitude at all times.
    • Bilingual Spanish is a plus.
    • Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently
    • Must pass a criminal background check (LiveScan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children (no reimbursement).
    • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days (no reimbursement).


    • Monday- Friday
    • 8:00-5:00 pm
    • 20-25 hours weekly