Youth Policy Institute

Academic Tutor - San Fernando Gardens

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


Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is seeking an experienced tutor for its Tutoring program at the San Fernando Gardens Community Center. This position will provide homework assistance and a variety of academic, enrichment, and recreational activities to elementary school students in the Los Angeles area. YPI tutors work directly under the supervision of the Center Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to


  • Supervise and facilitate activities with groups of twenty students.
  • Provide students with homework support.
  • Assist with developing activities surrounding the academic enrichment, recreation, and the arts.
  • Represent the mission of the YPI.
  • Supervise all participants to ensure a safe learning environment and organized program.
  • Must maintain accurate daily attendance records and ensure that students sign in and sign out each day.
  • Collaborate with the Enrichment Instructor and Center Coordinator to increase student success and quality of program.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, and center staff.
  • Adhere to tutor/student boundaries as outlined in Code of Conduct.
  • Adhere to workplace safety guidelines.
  • Attend all required staff meetings and events on and off-site.
  • Attend all mandated weekday and weekend trainings.
  • Must wear YPI uniform while on duty.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma, general education diploma (GED); copy will be requested, if hired.
  • Must be currently enrolled in college and provide 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 tutoring/mentoring environment, preferably with elementary school students.
  • Must have effective communication skills.
  • Proven ability to assist students with academic assignments.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment as needed.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently. 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.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) is a plus.
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Livescan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children.
  • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days.
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Must complete CPR/First Aid Certification within 90 days of employment.


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