Program Length

How long will it take for my child to learn to read? How much will it cost?

LearnUp Centers was created to help your child learn to read in the most effective and cost-efficient way. Our program blends the best components of the leading reading programs on the market plus the latest brain research to teach children (and adults) to read 3 times faster than any other program—on average in less than 3 months—saving time and money. LearnUp’s goal is to have our students sitting in classrooms, not tutoring sessions. 

Our decades of experience and consistent results across thousands of diverse students allows us to provide you with an estimate of the time (and cost) to get your child reading. During the reading assessment, our staff, in consultation with you, will set out achievable reading goals for the student and create measurable milestones to monitor reading progress and success.

Like our reading program, LearnUp reading assessments are fast—just 20 minutes. And they’re free. Our proprietary assessment process quickly puts your child at the correct entry point and on the path to success.

The reading assessment shows us which entry-level (or Start as we call them) is the most appropriate one for your child. Generally speaking, the lower the Start the more time it takes to get a child on track to reading success. As you child moves through the program, our staff will meet with you to discuss your child’s reading progress and explore any setbacks or challenges he/she may face. We will work together to ensure your child achieves reading success.

Contact us to arrange a free reading assessment. 

LearnUp Starts and Reading Concepts

LearnUp is organized by “Starts” which correspond to reading ability. They are NOT set by Lexile scores, age or other reading norms. LearnUp is interested in understanding where on the reading progression is the student is breaking down. Once we understand that, we can determine where to start her/him in the program and how long it will take to teach him/her to read.

Our goal is to get your child reading at grade level.  Ongoing assessment is critical and we will continue to monitor and discuss your child’s progress as they learn to read.

A note about costs…

LearnUp Centers recognizes that for many families tutoring is expensive. Typically, LearnUp Centers is more cost-effective than other reading programs. Not only are our sessions competitively priced, but because our reading program is very efficient and effective, your child can achieve greater reading gains in less time — saving you time and money.

We want to teach your child to read so she can be in the classroom and participate in after-school programs and activities.

LearnUp Starts & Reading Concepts

Our  program pricing includes:

  • FREE Reading assessment (to understand where the student is in the reading progression, to determine the Start and to map out the program pathway)
  • Tutoring (55′ sessions) in reading, spelling,  writing, and comprehension 
  • Materials and chapter books series, etc.

The sessions estimates below are ballpark based on the entry level.


Program Starts & Area of Focus

Estimated  Number of Sessions



Non Reader. Focus on consonants and vowels.

80 Sessions



Early Reader. Focus on one syllable words and all 5 vowels. 

60 Sessions



Emerging Reader. Focus on two syllable words and spelling. 

45 Sessions



Developing Reader. Focus on multi-syllable words and increasing fluency.

30 Sessions



Breakthrough Reader.  Student can read at or close to grade level but needs work on integrating vocabulary, spelling, writing, comprehension, and fluency

20 Sessions


FREE Reading Assessments

Like our reading program, LearnUp reading assessments are fast—just 20 minutes. And they’re free. Our proprietary assessment process quickly puts the student at the correct entry point and on the path to success.

To learn what Start your child is, sign up for a FREE reading assessment. Contact us to set up an appointment! 

One for One

LearnUp uses a one-for-one model where, for every paying student, LearnUp provides a scholarship for a deserving child. Unlike other one-for-one giving programs, we are not simply giving away a product. Instead, we are teaching reading skills that last a lifetime.

To invest in the next generation of readers go to our Support page.

To learn more about how you can enroll in this program, contact us.