About Level Up Tutorials


800+ free video tutorials created, recorded, edited, published and maintained by Scott Tolinski.

The Story

Level Up Tutorials was created in March of 2012 by Scott Tolinski & Ben Schaaf while working together at Q LTD in Ann Arbor, MI. In February of 2012, Scott suffered a concussion after an injury while breakdancing . Stuck inside and unable to be active, Scott & Ben plotted to try and ease the pain of poor or outdated documentation and training on web projects. Although Ben enjoyed creating tutorials, due to time constraints he was unable to continue and Scott took on the project by himself.

The Philosophy

Building websites is frustrating, or at least it can be. Level Up Tutorials sets how to help fix a major problem in learning technologies. The lack of in-depth, basic tutorials that teach more than just what to type when. Videos created for Level Up Tutorials are aimed to be accessible and easy to follow while maintaining high production values.


Scott Tolinski

Level Up Tutorials Founder

Scott Tolinski is the creator of Level Up Tutorials where he has created thousands of free and premium web development tutorials. Scott also is the co-host of the popular web development podcast, Syntax .

In his free time Scott is a dedicated Bboy (breakdancer) & enjoys pushing himself athletically through dance, working out and snowboarding. He also enjoys green tea and Shaw Brothers Kung Fu movies.

Kaitlin Bloom

Marketing Manager

Kaitlin Bloom is a digital marketing generalist with a specific passion for growing companies’ brand and community. She found herself in the “learn-to-code” industry, which she considers to be the sweet spot between tech and helping people, both things that energize her.

In her free time you can find her either adventuring or creating. Ideal Saturday? An afternoon of hiking/biking/snowboarding, followed by a Hazy IPA (or two) on the patio of a local brewery and topped off by slapping some paint on a canvas and quality time with her rescue pup and partner.

Stockton LaSalle

Author Onboarding Coordinator/Video Editor

Stockton has been working in film and media for 10+ years. Editing and performing are his favorite aspects of that world. He loves being apart of the LUT team because of the collaborative and fun elements that are prominent within the team.

When he is not working with the incredible team at LUT he is producing his children's television show, interviewing people he loves, and finding his favorite tracks to go into his next dj set list.

Eric Sartorius

Web Developer

Eric Sartorius is a digital nomad that enjoys coding from all around the globe. He currently owns a web consulting agency called Pure Func but also works as a web developer for Level Up Tutorials.

Outside of coding, Eric enojoys daily calisthenics, learning languages, and will occasionally breakdance with Scott whenever they meet up.