Youth Policy Institute

Academic Tutor - LAPN

Job Locations US-CA-Pacoima
Job ID
# of Openings
Social Services
Job Type
Regular Part-Time


The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking an Academic Tutor for its Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood (LAPN) program. LAPN will transform the communities of Hollywood and Pacoima 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 options including tranditional, charter, pilot, and partnership schools. The centerpiece of LAPN is an innovate public private partnership that blends diverse funding streams around a core set of outcomes and objectives. The LAPN is transforming 18 neighborhood schools into full service community schools while opening six Promise Neighborhood Centers and dozens of satellite centers.


The Academic Tutor will assist students in developing the necessary skills to master the required academic standards by providing one-on-one and/or small group tutoring. The Academic Tutor will be placed in schools in the NE Hollywood or Pacoima/San Fernando Valley area. Academic Tutors work directly under supervision of the Community School Coordinator.




  • Provide one-on-one and/or small group academic tutoring, depending on school site
  • Maintain a professional relationships with staff, teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members
  • Maintain communication with teachers and school site staff
  • Work collaboratively with teachers to effectively implement lesson plans
  • Supervise all participants to ensure a safe learning environment and organized program
  • Maintain accurate daily attendance records
  • Develop a working knowledge of Common Core State Standards
  • Develop strategies to build the necessary skillsets for students’ academic success
  • Adhere to workplace safety guidelines
  • Adhere to tutor/student boundaries as outlined in Code of Conduct
  • Attend required staff meetings, trainings, and events both on and off site
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent education required.
  • Must be currently enrolled in college, with a completion of freshman English, college math (Algebra II) and/or equivalent math credits.
  • Must provide official college or university transcripts demonstrating fulfillment of English and math requirements or that they are in progress.
  • Minimum one year paid or volunteer experience in a tutoring/mentoring role, preferably with elementary, middle, or high school students.
  • Must have effective communication skills and demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate assistance to students with academic assignments.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment as needed.
  • Ability to interface and interact with all levels of individuals at a school site (administrators, teachers, parents, and students).
  • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans.
  • Self-motivated, responsible, and professional attitude at all times.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, on a regular daily schedule between the hours of 8am and 3pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment.
  • Must present proof of being free of activate Tuberculosis (TB) prior to beginning employment. All TB clearances must be conducted no more than 60 days prior to start of employment.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation. If applicable, will be required to provide proof of current California driver license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance.



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