LearnUp is Hiring! 

Learn to teach reading!

Become a reading tutor at LearnUp!

You can change kids lives by teaching them to read. 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

For prospective LearnUp tutors, our training is free (a $1,600 value). We offer a stipend for the training upon successful completion.

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.

Reading Clinic Hours

During the summer we are open all day. During the school year, we primarily tutor from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You can tutor students that best fit your schedule.

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


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 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.

Learn to Read

Know a struggling reader? 

Your child can learn to read in 2019!

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 Danny tutor 10 “The most important aspect of this reading program for me was to see my daughter’s self-concept change.” — Lia McLoughlin learning to read See more testimonials here. Learn to read now. Contact us for a free reading assessment.