LearnUp Stories & Testimonials
Nate’s LearnUp Story
A 21-year-old high school graduate transforms from non-reader to reader in less than 30 hours.
“For years, we tried everything to help Nate learn how to read. After he graduated from high school, we felt we had run out of options. The reading assessment with LearnUp gave us insight into Nate’s reading issues in a way no other program had — and their solution made sense, too. So, we decided to give it a go. It was the best decision ever.” Kelly, Nate’s mom, tells the story… Read more:
Susan’s LearnUp Story
A 66-year old with a traumatic brain injury re-learns how to read.
“When we first looked into support programs, there were no resources to help my wife relearn how to read. LearnUp has been a godsend.” Carl, Susan’s husband tells the story… Read more:
Naomi’s LearnUp Story
A 5th grader goes from K-level to grade-level reader in 5 months of tutoring.
“LearnUp has been nothing but the best thing that happened to mine and my daughter Naomi’s life.” Anna, Naomi’s mom tells the story… Read more:
“I like it because it makes me happy. I can read bigger words. And can read by myself.”
“I feel more confident at school.”
“Now, I kinda like reading.”
“I like the stories, they aren’t boring like my program at school.”
“This program has really helped me.”
LearnUp student, “Am I going to be here when I am a teenager?” LearnUp tutor, “No you will be reading fluently way before then. Why?” LearnUp student, “I like being here. I learned to read to read here and it’s fun.”
“I read the paper every day. I never used to do that.” 21-year old LearnUp Student.
Educator, Grace Rinaldi
Mel Nichols, Tutorcorps
Parent, Anna Jackson
“LearnUp has been nothing but the best thing that happened to mine and my daughter, Naomi’s life. I have struggled for years to get help with her reading. I’d try one program and then get sent to another being told she will some how get it. I finally found LearnUp through her new school.
Naomi was in 5th grade and she was reading at an early Kinder level. She was doing very bad in school and had very low self-esteem. She didn’t want to try and gave up easily. It was extremely difficult for her as well as me because I saw the worst part, her crying, frustrated, struggling, and suffering.
We came to LearnUp and met with Steve Tattum. I want to admit I was a bit skeptical after going through everything we’ve gone through. I had to give it a chance. Anything for my daughter, and I finally brought her to LearnUp.
The first day I brought her and picked her up after 1 hour of tutoring, she was reading words all by herself. I was so happy I cried. For the first time Naomi felt good and proud that she could read. She explained to me she knows how to read but the problem was she had to teach her brain. I laughed. She felt like she really could read. I kept bringing her and after 1 month she was up from A level to an F level in reading.
Naomi has only gotten better, not only in reading but at school with all her academics. She has so much confidence that she has begun doing school work on her own. She is happy to do classwork in class as much as homework at home. How I wish I knew about LearnUp sooner.
If there is a reading program that actually works it definitely is Learn Up. All I have to say to all those parents and teachers with children and students struggling to read: this is it! Don’t wait any longer please get started today.”
Parent, Tatiana O’Donoghue
Parent, Davide Pacchini
“Fantastic program. My son has learned to read and was struggling before. Highly recommended. ”
Parent, Liz Schiedl
Parent, Lia McLoughlin
Parent, Mary Flynn
“Learn up centers is amazing. My 10-year-old started the program at a 2nd-grade reading level. To our amazement, he ended 7 weeks later at a fourth-grade level where he should be but more importantly with a love of reading. For the first time ever we have seen him pick up a book and read without being asked to do it. The tutors are patient and kind and find a way to connect with the kids they tutor. My son loved seeing his tutor and never complained about going there. We immediately saw a change in his home and school work. Learn up gave my son back his confidence and I highly recommend it for any struggling reader.”
Parent, Dawn Gross, MD, PhD
“LearnUp is a miracle! Not only has our child learned to read when all other efforts were just that, EFFORT. Our child now ENJOYS reading… can’t put the book down on the way to school… asks to read to us and looks forward to going to tutoring even after a full day of school! Truly, nothing short of a miracle….”
“Now he is picking up books from his childhood that he has heard over and over but couldn’t read, and is sitting down and reading them out loud. That is a huge change.”
“I asked my daughter how she was feeling now that tutoring was over. She’s sad. That might be the biggest compliment ever!”
“He’s had the best start to the school year — ever. And that’s due to LearnUp.”