Youth Policy Institute

  • Academic Tutor- Pathways to Justice Careers

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

    Youth Policy Institute, under the YouthSource & Education Department (YSED) is currently seeking an experienced Math and English Tutor for its Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) grant. YSED supports in-and out of school youth with needed skills to transition into adulthood with careers, education and/or career training. The PJC Program targets in-school youth, between the ages of 16-21, who are at risk of dropping out of school or at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system, or both. The program will provide eligible youth with case management, mentoring, career exploration, training leading to industry-recognized certificate, post-secondary/job placement services, and follow up services.
    The Tutor will work as a part of the PJC team to support a total of 250 youth over the course of the program. This individual will work with students that are identified by PJC Case Managers who are in need of academic tutoring to help ensure these students obtain a High School Diploma or equivalency. The Tutor will also work as part of the PJC team to ensure participants are successful in the program and help develop individualized service strategies/academic coaching plans to prepare students for success. The tutor will work at school sites, centers (Family Source/Youth Source) or other project sites depending on need of the program.


    • Assist students with homework, academic enrichment, and test preparation.
    • Provide tutoring on both an individual level and through group activities.
    • Facilitate workshops on academics, study skills, and career readiness.
    • Supervise all participants to ensure a safe learning environment and organized program.
    • Travel to and from different program site locations to deliver services is required
    • Must maintain accurate daily attendance records and ensure that students sign in and out each day.
    • Must maintain accurate and detailed notes of student work, needs, and successes.
    • Attend staff meetings and trainings as necessary.
    • Prepare educational lesson plans.
    • Maintain communication with school instructors and Case Managers in order to work collaboratively towards youth’s academic goals.
    • Adhere to tutor/student boundaries as outlined in Code of Conduct.
    • Adhere to workplace safety guidelines.
    • Attend required staff meetings, trainings and events on and off-site.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • High school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent education required; copy will be requested, if hired.
    • Must provide official college or university transcripts demonstrating fulfillment of English and math requirements.
    • Minimum one year paid or volunteer experience in tutoring/mentoring environment, preferably with high 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.
    • Ability to interface and interact with all levels of staff (administrators, teachers, parents, and students).
    • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work sites 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.
    • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans on a weekly basis.
    • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) is a plus.
    • CPR/First Aid Certification is a plus.
    • Some weekends may be required.
    • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children.
    • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days.
    • Must complete CPR/First Aid Certification within 90 days of employment.


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