LearnUp SF is Hiring! 

Learn to teach reading!

Become a reading tutor at LearnUp SF!

You can be the one that changes an child’s life. Learn to teach reading, and you will give kids skills that last a lifetime.

How? Become a tutor with LearnUp. Teaching reading is a great part-time job for students of all majors and backgrounds. And it pays very well!

Teach kids to read, spell, and write. We train qualified candidates in the nuts and bolts of teaching our reading program–in just 30 hours you will be ready to take on your first students. Moreover, you will learn how to teach reading directly from reading expert Steve Tattum, the founder of our reading program.

Tutor Qualifications:

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

Our training is free (a $1,500 value) for prospective LearnUp tutors. If you are interested in a career in education, we will learn how to teach reading to emerging readers.

Visit our website at www.learnupcenters.org to learn more about our programs.

How to apply

Send your resume and a quick (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter to stevehagler@learnupcenters.org saying who you are, why you want to tutor for LearnUp and bit about your background of working with kids or teaching others.

We are looking for candidates who are super reliable (be on site every day), patient, 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 on life.

It is a great, well paying, part-time job. You do not need to be an education major to successfully teach this program.

Reading Clinic Hours

The San Francisco reading clinic will be open during the school year from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and during the summer we are open all day. You can tutor students that best fit your schedule.

New tutors will work with 2-3 students for one hour per day.


Reach out to Steve Hagler, LearnUp’s executive director, at stevehagler@learnupcenters.org /(415) 944-READ

About LearnUp Centers

LearnUp Centers is a unique reading program, co-located at prestigious universities and corporate campuses, that teaches struggling readers to read at grade level and beyond in about half the time as most other major reading programs.

What do you learn in a 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 master. 

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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