Youth Policy Institute

  • College Mentor/Tutor

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

    The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking an Academic Tutor for its Hollywood FamilySource Center within the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Responsibilities include developing and implementing college and career programming, activating and managing the College Corner at the Hollywood FamilySource Center, meeting with students to promote, encourage and support students through the college going process, creating engaging academic activities, and providing tutoring/homework help. Individual must currently be enrolled in college, possess a strong understanding of the college going process, strong computer and internet research skills, the desire to work with youth, thrive in a fast-paced environment and be an independent thinker. Program is funded by the City of Los Angeles


    • Assist with the development of programming in areas such as post-secondary education options, Four Systems of Higher Education, college application process, financial aid, and career exploration.
    • Ensure the College Corner contains accessible and up to date information regarding college requirements, standardized examinations, financial aid and scholarships.
    • Provide engaging group workshops and 1:1 sessions to improve students’ knowledge of post-secondary options and requirements.
    • Provide one on one and/or small group academic tutoring.
    • Maintain a professional relationship with students, parents, and community members.
    • Supervise all participants to ensure a safe learning environment and organized program.
    • Must maintain accurate daily attendance records.
    • Work collaboratively with Academic Coordinator in the implementation of lesson plans.
    • Develop strategies to build the necessary skill sets for student academic success.
    • Keep constant communication with Academic Coordinator and site staff.
    • 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 & High School Level Math skills (Algebra I&II, Geometry, Calculus). Understanding of public school transition to Common Core Standards.
    • 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 tutoring/mentoring environment, preferably with middle school or high school students.
    • Must have effective communication skills and demonstrated leadership experience.
    • 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, parents, and students).
    • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans, as needed.
    • Self-motivated, responsible and professional attitude at all times.
    • Some weekends and schedule adjustments may be required.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently.
    • Bilingual Spanish is a plus.
    • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children.
    • 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.


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