Our method is a “whole child” approach found exclusively at Explore Horizons centers. Since 2001, our professional educators have been taking it “above and beyond the grade,” creating personal connections with students and achieving success through plans customized to each child’s individual needs. Explore Horizons’ systematic evaluations help us assess impact on outcomes so together, we can track your child’s improvement over time.

Our experiences show that achieving real academic progress requires your child to experience real gains in confidence. We help students become hungry for information, believe in themselves, and pursue knowledge with the spirit of a fearless learner.

  • Up to two 75-minute individually tailored tutoring sessions per week with professional educators
  • Drop in with no pre-booking required
  • Customized plans aligned to the curriculum of your school district
  • Preparation for test taking
  • Regular open houses and one-on-one parent progress meetings
  • Handwriting development for Elementary Success members
  • Open homework clinics on Wednesday evenings
  • Reserved one-on-one tutoring session per month to tackle identified challenges
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GETTING STARTED

When our members arrive at their Explore center, they are greeted by enthusiastic Explore tutors who engage children and get them motivated, even before they walk through the door. Every child is given a progress chart so their academic achievements can be tracked throughout their learning session.
They are now ready and excited to learn…

EXPLORE TUTORS

Explore tutors work with children in a very low ratio (the maximum ratio is 1:6), ensuring the right balance between individual support and independent learning. As children practice and acquire new skills throughout the learning session, the tutors are always on hand to encourage, explain, or suggest a new approach. They make notes on the children’s progress in order to provide parents with regular, detailed feedback.

INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING SESSIONS

All members follow individualized learning programs in math, spelling, reading, and writing. They work on a variety of activities in each area, with a tutor on hand to ensure that they are being stretched and challenged at a level and pace that is right for them.

We use the best available teaching tools that are interactive, engaging, and align to the state curriculum.  As a child’s mastery of each lesson develops, their work adapts to an increasingly advanced level, thereby providing each member with a highly individualized experience.

AN INSPIRING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

At Explore, we believe that children learn best when they want to learn. Explore centers are lively, vibrant, and full of positive energy. The tutors have great rapport with all the children and are experts at motivating them to learn. Children are made to feel a part of Explore and always look forward to visiting! They are attending a club, not a classroom.

A CULTURE OF PRAISE & REWARD

We provide a variety of short-term and long-term incentives to motivate children to give their best in every session. At the end of every learning session, children collect ‘lizard cards’ based on their achievement. These can be collected or redeemed for prizes.

Children are also rewarded for their efforts when reaching set goals. The Lizard Board is a long-term goal tracking tool that children strive to complete as they make academic progress step-by-step. There are several lizard challenges to choose from, which helps children to focus, not only on what they’re learning today, but also on the bigger picture, and on the goals they’ll set next. When these goals are achieved, there are center celebrations where children are given a certificate for their hard work and effort while receiving a huge round of applause from everyone. These certificates are a fantastic way to promote positive learning behaviors.

RECHARGE ZONE

At the end of their learning session, children are also rewarded with fifteen minutes of activities in the Recharge Zone. Here, we encourage children to engage with others, make new friends, and take part in some fun educational games.

This is also the time where children can exchange their well-earned lizard cards for some fantastic prizes from the center prize cabinet.

TRACKING PROGRESS

During the course of the learning session, each child completes a variety of activities in different subject areas. At the end of each subject, a tutor will record the child’s score. These are then fed back to the parent at the end.

In the longer term, center managers hold regular meetings with parents to discuss each child’s progress and plan their learning pathway. Detailed reports help managers and parents track the academic achievements of each child and set new learning goals.