Program Pricing

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

LearnUp’s goal is to have our students learning in classrooms, running around in a park–not sitting in tutoring sessions. 

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.

Few reading clinics will tell you how long it will take us to get your child reading. We do.

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. And we will give you an estimate to how many hours it will take to meet or surpass those goals.

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.

Contact us to arrange a free reading assessment. 

LearnUp Starts and Reading Concepts

LearnUp is organized by entry levels into our program, or “Starts” as we call them. LearnUp ‘Starts’ correspond to reading progression. Can the student break down one syllable words? Two-syllable? Multi-syllable? Do they have gaps in their phonics? Once we understand where they are on the reading spectrum, we can determine where to start her/him in the program and approximately how many sessions it will take him/her learn to read.

The reading assessment shows us which entry-level (or Start as we call them, see explanation below) 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 your 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.


A note about costs…

At LearnUp, your child will learn to read–in less time. Saving you time and money.

LearnUp Centers recognizes that for many families tutoring is expensive.  LearnUp Centers is more cost-effective than other reading programs. In part because of our nonprofit pricing (which benefits from our corporate and university partnerships). The most important cost savings for you is that our program simply takes less time to teach your child to read.

All students and their families benefit from the in-kind generosity of La Boulangerie bakery (LB), our corporate partner, who (in addition to an awesome almond croissant!) hosts the LearnUp Centers clinic on Pine St. and provides other in-kind resources. LearnUp passes these savings on to you through tuition reductions. A recent marketing study showed that our tutoring sessions were about 30% below the cost of similar reading clinics in the Bay Area.

The hourly cost of a tutoring session is $100.

Our  program includes:
  • Entry reading assessment (to understand where the student is in the reading progression, to determine the Start and to map out the program pathway, to gather baseline data to determine growth)
  • Tutoring (55′ sessions) in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, and fluency
  • Materials and chapter books series, etc.
  • Ongoing assessment, exit assessment
The length of the program estimates below are ballpark based on the ‘Start’ or entry level. During the reading assessment, LearnUp will give you an approximation of the length of the program to learn how to read and to reach your child’s reading goals.
Start Program Starts & Area of Focus Estimated Number of Sessions
Bootcamp Pre-Reader TBD
1 Non Reader. Focus on consonants and vowels. 80+ Sessions
2 Early Reader. Focus on one syllable words and all 5 vowels. 60-80 Sessions
3 Emerging Reader. Focus on two syllable words and spelling. 50-60 Sessions
4 Developing Reader. Focus on multi-syllable words and increasing fluency. 40-50 Sessions
5 Breakthrough Reader.  Student can read at or close to grade level but needs work on integrating vocabulary, spelling, writing, comprehension, and fluency 25-40 Sessions
+ Comprehension Program. Focus on understanding, retention and output of material. TBD
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. Schedule 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 Donate page.

To enroll in this program, contact us.