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LearnUp Centers teaches struggling readers, with or without a diagnosis of dyslexia, to read at grade level and beyond. In about 1/2 the time of most other programs.

Structured literacy

We use structured phonics with proprietary chapter books to systematically teach kids to read.

Blended curriculum

We combine the best methodologies from nationally-recognized reading programs with the latest brain research.

Interactive and experiential

It’s fun, it's engaging, and almost ½ of every session is spent actually reading books.

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Focused sessions with highly-trained, energetic tutors give your kids the skills and confidence to read.

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Literacy Justice Conversation July 21, 2021

Poor reading proficiencies have huge societal impacts on school dropout rates, anxiety, depression, unemployment, and incarceration rates, among other issues.  With two-thirds of America's students struggling with reading, literacy proficiency is a serious social justice matter that deserves our attention.  
Join us for a conversation with educators Dr. Mechele Newell and Dr. Jamal Cooks on July 21st, 2021 at 3pm PT/6pm ET.  These leaders in education are coming together, with LearnUp Centers' Executive Director Steve Hagler, to discuss gaps in reading proficiencies and the staggering effects they have on lower-income communities and communities of color.
Poor reading proficiencies have huge societal impacts on school dropout rates, anxiety, depression, unemployment, and incarceration rates, among other issues.  With two-thirds of America's students struggling with reading, literacy proficiency is a serious social justice matter that deserves our attention.  

Join us for a conversation with educators Dr. Mechele Newell and Dr. Jamal Cooks on July 21st, 2021 at 3pm PT/6pm ET.  These leaders in education are coming together, with LearnUp Centers' Executive Director Steve Hagler, to discuss gaps in reading proficiencies and the staggering effects they have on lower-income communities and communities of color.
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No, your kids don't need to 'catch up' this summer

In an op-ed for San Francisco Chronicle, Steve Hagler discusses how parents should resist the pressure of feeling like their kids need to spend their summer months trying to "catch up".  Instead, Hagler, LearnUp's Executive Director, educated readers on why simply focusing on reading is the better alternative.

"As a former educator, I’m going to suggest something provocative; especially in the Bay Area culture of overachievement: Your kids don’t need to cram to get ‘caught up,’ over the summer. Instead, they simply need to read."

Hagler's oped was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 29, 2021. Click the link to read more.
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One-Week Summer Reading Sprints are Here!

Summer is a great time to learn new reading skills, solidify gains, or deepen reading and comprehension skills. Like our school year sessions, summer programs are designed to meet your child where they are and move their reading forward quickly. 

We have created a summer tutoring calendar to match the hustle and bustle of summer schedules. In what we are calling One Week Reading Sprints, each week is a self-contained program allowing families to sign-up week by week and at times that fit their child's availability. All the summer reading sessions will be conducted over Zoom, which also means you can continue tutoring regardless of your summer location. 
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Take LearnUp's Online Structured Phonics Professional Development Course. It's Self-paced!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, LearnUp shifted its in-person classes to an online pilot program last May with 1,000 people signed up to learn our way of teaching.  With this change,  we set our sights on reaching 5,000 educators around the world with a “pay-what-you-can” model.

This 20-hour program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of structured phonics so that they can immediately put their new found knowledge to work with any level of reader.

This is a self-directed course.
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LearnUp is a nonprofit literacy center on a mission to change how we teach all levels and types of learners to read.

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We believe that everyone deserves the gift of reading, regardless of income. So, as a nonprofit, we raise funds to provide scholarships to readers in need.

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Created by Steve Tattum, LearnUp’s reading director, our curriculum has a 20+-year track record of success in teaching kids with learning differences to read.

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Learning to read is hard work. We invest in rigorous training to make sure our tutors have the pedagogy and personality to teach and motivate your kids to read.

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