Learn to Read

Know a struggling reader? 

Your child can learn to read in 2018!

Who:  Any struggling or emerging reader of any age, with or without a diagnosis of dyslexia. We teach all types of children to read.

What:  One-on-one tutoring program that teaches struggling readers to read, comprehend, spell, and write—at grade level and beyond.

Impact: LearnUp works. In just 3 months of tutoring, the average LearnUp student:

  • Jumped 2.0-grade levels in reading
  • Increased word fluency by more than 50%
  • Gained over 44 words per minute in fluency

We have one of the fastest and most effective reading programs on the market.

Where:  Tutoring sessions are held at La Boulangerie offices in San Francisco (Pine St. at Fillmore).

When:  3 – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday

How:  A FREE 30-minute reading assessment is the best way to get started.

Learn More at www.learnupcenters.org

What Parents are Saying:

“My 10-year-old started the program at a 2nd-grade reading level. To our amazement, he ended seven weeks later at a 4th-grade level, where he should be, but more importantly with a love of reading.” — Mary Flynn

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“The most important aspect of this reading program for me was to see my daughter’s self-concept change.” — Lia McLoughlin

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See more testimonials here.

Learn to read now. Contact us for a free reading assessment. 

Learn How to Teach Reading

Learn How to Teach Reading to All Children

LearnUp Centers Reading Workshops



To enroll click here!

What will you learn?

This 5-day intensive workshop covers all the basics of reading–from the theory of reading and comprehension and the role of the brain’s neuro-diversity 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
  • Adapt the program to English Language Learners
  • Teach students how to comprehend, interpret and present information from their reading

Why LearnUp?

On average, LearnUp students Increased their word fluency by more than 50%, gaining over 44 words per minute in fluency and jumping 2.0 grade levels in reading—all in under 60 hours of tutoring. Learn how to achieve these outcomes.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in literacy, dyslexia or reading issues, including teachers, literacy & learning specialists, parents, paraprofessionals, and tutors. 

Workshop Details

Facilitator: This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from Steve Tattum, founder of the LearnUp reading program. Steve has taught over 2,500 teachers to successfully use our reading program in one-on-one, small group and classroom situations.

Content: This one-week intensive will give you all the theory, skills, curriculum, hands-on practice, and materials you need you need to teach the highly effective LearnUp reading program. Perfect for classroom-based educators who want to become more effective at teaching reading.

Cost: $1,500 (including all instruction, manuals, and materials.)

Click here to enroll!

What is the LearnUp Reading Program?

This evidence-based reading program integrates the best practices of the leading reading and reading intervention programs on the market (based on Orton-Gillingham based with concepts from Linda Mood-Bell, Slingerland, Reading Recovery, Alphabetic Phonics, and Whole Language, etc.) and combines them with the latest brain research and National Reading Panel recommendations to create a superior, systematic program that accelerates reading acquisition. Our program is multi-sensory and universally accessible and works with all types of learners.

Click here to sign up!


Contact stevehagler@learnupcenters.org | (415) 944-7323

Pre-K Reading Workshop

For Parents and Educators 

This two-day workshop (Saturday, September 10th and 17th) provides a crash course in early literacy (Pre-K) from theory to practice and teach you how to identify the early signs of a struggling reader, including early signs of dyslexia and will learn techniques and activities that can address the common challenges facing these emerging readers.

The workshop comes with over $500 worth of teaching materials, curriculum activities and reading books.

Presented by Steve Tattum, LearnUp Centers Reading Director. This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from the founder of the LearnUp reading program. Sign-up today!

Learn How Young Children Acquire Reading

  • Discover the latest in Research on Early Childhood Literacy and reading acquisition.
  • Understand how young children acquire pre-literacy skills and how toddlers learn letters and sounds.
  • What you can do to ensure your child is reading ready.
  • Learn the early signs of a struggling reader in the pre-literacy years.

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Get Hands-on Training

  • Receive hands-on training in a developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory reading program for young children.
  • This reading program is built around the five key fundamentals to reading readiness recommended by the National Reading Panel (phonemic awareness, phonics development, vocabulary development, comprehension, and fluency).
  • Workshop includes practical tips for engaging young children in learning through fun, multi-modality practices, spell and read games and auditory and visual mnemonics.
  • Learn practical approaches to teaching your child phonemic awareness and alphabet recognition, address common early literacy issues before they become reading problems.
  • Learn how to use  storybooks to practice new skills and give your child immediate success in reading.

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Take Home Materials
($500 Value)

  • Teacher’s manual
  • Teacher’s guide
  • Reading diagnostic surveys for young children
  • Daily activities for a year of Kindergarten
  • Magnetic Board for manipulating letters and sounds
  • Large, easy to manipulate, magnetic letter set
  • Word and picture set for each vowel sound
  • Objects for phonemic awareness activities
  • Words and pictures set
  • 10 storybooks: First Steps Series, written by Steve Tattum. The storybooks correspond to each literacy concept taught in the curriculum

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Steve Tattum, Workshop Leader

Steve Tattum, Reading Director and founder of the LearnUp reading program.

Steve received his undergraduate degree in education at Eastern Illinois in 1969 and his Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in special education at George Washington University. He is the former Director of the Denver Academy.

Many programs can teach kids to read. Steve’s  program integrates the best practices of the leading reading programs on the market (Orton, Linda Mood-Bell, Slingerland, Reading Recovery, Whole Language, etc.) and combines them with the latest brain research and National Reading Panel recommendations to create a superior, systematic program that accelerates reading acquisition.

Who Should Attend?

  • Parents
  • Early childhood educators
  • Learning specialists
  • Reading Tutors
  • Pre-K-3 teachers
  • Elementary school staff and teachers
  • Family advocates

September 10th & 17th

Saturday, September 10th and 17th
When: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: University of San Francisco, Main Campus, Malloy Hall

Sign Up Now!

Cost: $975
Includes the workshop and all materials ($500+ value).
Sign Up now Pre-K Reading Workshop.