We are hiring! Become a LearnUp Tutor!

LearnUp is Hiring! 

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

Change lives teach children to read, spell, write and comprehend. Super gratifying work. Pays well. Give back. It is a win-win-win job.

Tutor Qualifications:

  1. Have linguistic gifts (know your alphabet sounds)
  2. Can mirror a teaching session
  3. Good with kids
  4. Reliable
  5. Background working with young people, teaching, babysitting, or other relevant interactions with young people.
  • Be available from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily (Monday-Friday).
  • Current openings in San Francisco and in Marin (in the new year).
  • The training is free for prospective LearnUp tutors. See below to learn more about our training program.

We are looking for candidates who are super reliable (be on site every day), have a gift for teaching reading (pass our skills tests prior to taking our training), willing to put in the work to learn how to teach the program, great with kids and alternative styles of learning, and have a optimistic outlook.

Over the past year, we have found that undergrads from all majors and backgrounds can teach this program successfully. You do not need to be an education major to be able to successfully teach this program. It is a great, well paying, part-time job.

How to apply

Send your resume and a quick (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter explaining why you would make a great tutor and a bit about your background working with children or young adults. Send to: stevehagler@learnupcenters.org


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

Questions?  Reach out to Steve Hagler, LearnUp’s executive director, at stevehagler@learnupcenters.org or call (415) 944-READ (7323).


What is the LearnUp reading workshop? 
The 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.



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