We are hiring! Become a LearnUp Tutor!

We are hiring! 

LearnUp Centers is accepting applications for new tutors. Teaching reading is a great part-time job for students of all majors and backgrounds. And it pays very well!

You can change kids’ lives by teaching them to read, spell, and write. By working for  LearnUp you will get the opportunity to learn directly from, Steve Tattum, the founder of our reading program.

Tutor Qualifications:

  1. Have linguistic gifts (know your alphabet sounds)
  2. Can mirror a teaching session
  3. Good with kids
  4. Reliable

The training is free for prospective LearnUp tutors. See below to learn more details about our training program.

How to apply

Send your resume and a quick (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter to stevehagler@learnupcenters.org saying who you are and why you want to tutor for Learn Up.


We tutor every day from 3:00 to 6:00 pm (Monday through Friday) at La Boulangerie de San Francisco at Pine and Fillmore.


Reach out to Steve Hagler, LearnUp’s executive director, at stevehagler@learnupcenters.org


What is the LearnUp reading workshop? 
The home intensive reading workshop is designed as a “flipped” classroom. The participant studies the skills at home via online videos and attends in-person meetings with Steve Tattum to solidify the learning.

The workshop covers all the basics of reading–from the theory of reading and comprehension and the role of the brain’s neurodiversity in reading acquisition to the nuts and bolts of teaching reading. Including:

  • Apply reading theory into the practice of reading acquisition
  • Teach reading to all types of emerging readers, including struggling readers, with or without a diagnosis of dyslexia and kids living with ADD/ADHD
  • Teach the 44 reading sounds (including prefixes, roots and suffixes)
  • Adapt the program for one-on-one tutoring, small groups, and for the larger classroom
  • Assess and place students into the 5 Starts (or entry levels) of the program
  • Teach students how to comprehend, interpret and present information from their reading

Ongoing Professional Development

LearnUp also provides ongoing practicums and professional development to make sure you are honing your teaching abilities Our professional development gives our tutors the opportunity to learn from one another, put theory into practice, and hone their teaching.

Learn from the creator of our program

This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from Steve Tattum, founder of the LearnUp reading program. Steve literally wrote the books and curriculum and has taught over 2,500 teachers to successfully use our reading program in one-on-one, small group and classroom situations.


Questions? Contact Steve Hagler at stevehagler[at]learnupcenters.org. Or call (415) 944-READ (7323).

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