A Place Called Home,

Math Academic Assistant

24 days ago
Employment type
Part Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

About this job

Under the direction of the Educational Services Sr. Program Lead, the Math Academic Assistant will provide support and assistance to our Teen and Young Adults in Mathematics. The Academic Aide will be at the front-line for member safety and well being. The Academic Assistant will translate mission, policy and REACH practice into direct application for members.

Roles & responsibilities


Prepare and implement engaging one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions for teen members and entry-level college students in areas of high school and introductory college-level mathematics, which includes but is not limited to Beginning Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra, through Calculus, Statistics, or other areas of theoretical or applied mathematics

Tutor members individually or in scheduled group study sessions to review principles, solve problems, and review for tests, while modeling effective learning techniques and academic persistence

Provide classroom management and maintain accurate tutoring records according to departmental or agency needs

Communicate with staff instructors and High School Performance Coordinator to identify and best meet the academic and/or learning needs of each member, assisting with the tracking of members’ academic process

Assist with the case management and tracking of members' academic progress, ensuring that members are on track to graduate from high school and have the option of going to college

Assist with the tracking of members' graduation, A-G, and other high school completion requirements as determined by state and local guidelines

Facilitate and/or assist with SAT/ACT Prep course

Assist with the Summer Intensive Program

Assist students in identifying school resources to ensure academic and personal success

Assist students in developing individual academic plans and transition plans to college

Identify members’ academic needs and work closely with them to develop or maintain essential academic skills, such as learning techniques, positive study habits and study skills

Other Responsibilities

Address student behavior appropriately and following the approach adopted by the agency

Complying with agency’s legal mandate to report suspicions of abuse

Assist with the supervision of members during program hours

Attend all required program meetings and professional development

Serve as a mentor and role model for members

Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times

Perform other tasks as assigned



To perform this important job successfully, the Math Academic Assistant must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills


Customer Service

Time Management

Ability to Multi-task



Dedicated to excellence


Strong Organizational Skills

Microsoft Office Skills

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred


Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred

Experience working with teen and young adult population

Physical and Mental Demands

Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center

Walking, standing required on daily basis

Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time

Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally

Able to communicate and convey accurate information

Type 45WPM

To apply

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