Our McKinney tutoring and enrichment center

Call this tutoring center today on (469) 619-3821

Welcome to Explore Horizons in McKinney, Texas, one of our enrichment and tutoring centers designed to help your child excel academically right from pre-k through 8th grade. Whether you are looking for help with math, reading, writing or STAAR or COGAT test preparation, you’ve come to the right place! We help students believe in themselves and pursue knowledge with the confidence of a fearless learner.

Why not see us in McKinney for yourself?

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Aligned to TEKS

3530 West University Drive Suite 302

Find us in McKinney

Located on West University Drive, in the same shopping complex as Hobby Lobby and the new Costco near the corner of Highway 75 and University Drive, our McKinney tutoring center is easily accessible and provides parking if you choose to shop, or grab a coffee while you wait.

Parking available

Local amenities

Easy access from major highways

Our fantastic tutors get to know your child as an individual

Whether they are finding school challenging or are top of the class; we create a personalized learning plan designed to help them to gain confidence, motivation and new skills. Whatever the needs of your child, we’ve got it covered!

Meet Sean

McKinney, Center Director

Sean completed his degree in Leadership and Development with minors in English and Communication at Texas A&M University. He spent time traveling abroad to Kenya to serve with a mission organization. Even after experiencing these things, his passion to equip and impact others seemed to mesh perfectly with Explore Horizons’ vision. He was able to start as an Assistant Director in January 2017. It was only in college that he realized that his passion in life and career is to serve others and equip them to succeed in education, life, and at home. As he studied the vision of Explore as a whole, it was as if he had written a description of his own dream job. It had business experience, a variety of job roles, and most importantly, the ability to change children’s lives.

At our McKinney tutoring and enrichment center, our tutors have been handpicked for their enthusiasm, motivation, and experience. Our professional educators are well trained and qualified to tutor children of all abilities. We are committed to providing our members with the safest environment for children to learn in.

  • Strong academic achievers
  • Excellent role models
  • Background checked
  • Ongoing Training & Development
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The process of getting to know your child starts from the very first time we meet you at your free in-person assessment. This is an opportunity for us to discuss in depth your child’s educational needs, for you to see our enrichment and tutoring center in action, and to assess the level your child is working at in math, reading, and writing.

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Math, Reading & Writing in McKinney

At our McKinney tutoring & enrichment Center, we believe children thrive where they can be fearless.

Where it’s okay to fall in love with learning. Where compassionate, professional tutors live for that precious moment when a child confidently exclaims “I get it!”

  • 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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STAAR & Test Prep

We know that STAAR and test times can be stressful for students, teachers, and parents; but do not worry, we are here to help! At Explore, we are the only tutoring center to offer a stress-free, effective, and totally – Texas focused preparation course which is free for all members and runs from January to April.

We don’t want your child’s only learning goal for the year to be passing these tests, but at the same time, we know that these measures are essential for ensuring future academic success for our students. Our unique approach balances the development of overall student ability with developing strategies and confidence for these tests, while not neglecting or extinguishing the passion of our fearless learners.

  • Focused curriculum to build skills in the topics tested in math, reading, and writing
  • Member-only workshops from January through April, devoted to test taking strategies and skills
  • Timed practice to develop speed and familiarize with testing environment
  • Use of previous state test papers and resources
  • Mixed presentation of question types to familiarize with style
  • Specific, personalized feedback to help your student understand how they can improve as a test-taker
  • Focused one-to-one support sessions on areas for development
  • Relaxed, stress-free environment to reduce anxiety
  • Parent support sessions to increase your knowledge and confidence to support your student




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Summer Learning

We know that you and your child have a busy school year, and look forward to a rest during the summer vacation; but be careful not to take your foot off the gas with learning. Studies have shown that by the end of the summer vacation students perform at least 2 months behind their end of term scores – and that’s not even accounting for the 3 months of progress that could have been made!

Here at Explore we want to be your partner in making the summer an exciting time for growth and improvement, rather than regression. Our unique environment, flexible scheduling, and summer workshops make Explore an exciting place to be during the summer and beyond!

  • Flexible, simple scheduling to fit around camps and vacations
  • Member-only skill workshops focused on preparing your student for the next grade level
  • A fun, relaxed environment which provides a welcome break from school
  • Personalized resources to support your student’s academic progress
  • Summer student assessments to guide your new semester learning strategy
  • Summer-only learning activities such as Summer Book Club
  • At-home practice options to support if you are out of town or cannot attend
  • All the wonderful benefits of the regular Explore service
  • Option to upgrade to the “Back to School Booster” package if you want to attend more frequently during the summer


What do our members think?

My 8 year old daughter has been attending Explore Horizons Frisco for about 4 months for help with reading and math. She has already made significant progress in math (now above grade level!) and is making solid gains in reading as well. She was a year behind in reading and is steadily catching up.

The sessions are highly individualized, and she is exposed to many math concepts that she hasn’t even done in school yet. The staff give feedback after each session, and the director does a one-on-one written progress update every two months. This is extremely helpful in tracking progress against state academic standards and grade level performance and in identifying strengths and weaknesses. The staff are all very friendly, encouraging and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Explore Horizons Frisco.

Lisa P, Frisco parent

My eldest went to Explore Learning in the UK and she thoroughly enjoyed it and it really helped with her at school, so when we found Explore Horizons, which is a sister company, opened right down the street here in Frisco we had to sign up both our girls! They are thoroughly enjoying the learning experience and the staff are just brilliant! Each and every one are very professional and friendly and are always cheerful. They have really helped both of my girls a great deal. When your kids ask to go to tutoring, you know its a great place 🙂

Satvinder Bajwa, Frisco parent

When my son began attending Explore Horizons in Frisco, he was struggling considerably in (middle school) math. He has been attending for about three months now and his grades have improved significantly. He was in danger of failing math for the year. He is currently sitting at 95 and feels a lot more confident about math!

Avellana Marie, Frisco parent

  Customized plans

  No booking required

  Open 7 days a week

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McKinney Schools and Community links

As well as the ongoing enrichment we provide to the students who attend our McKinney center, we also offer a variety of free resources and events to local schools, libraries, and community groups.

Our special community events include our:

  • Interactive math, reading, & writing games
  • Free Parent Information Sessions or Q&A’s for PTA groups and other community partners
  • Free educational workshops for children
  • Young Writers’ Award story-writing competition and school workshops for children of all abilities.
  • Young Mathematicians’ Award school problem solving math workshops and competition for gifted mathematicians.

At Explore Horizons in McKinney, we have an built relationships with many schools and community groups and regularly work in partnership to develop the children in our community to achieve their academic potential:

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Explore Horizons McKinney opening hours

The McKinney center is open for sessions 6 days a week and closed on Sundays. Members do not need to schedule sessions in advance, and can attend on any day, and at any time during our opening hours. Sessions are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

Free in-person assessment sessions are held every day of the week at our McKinney center, but must be scheduled in advance due to demand.

To schedule a free in-person assessment at our McKinney Center location please call (469) 619 – 3821 or complete a free assessment form online and one of our educators will call you back

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Year Round Opening Hours

Regular session 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Enhanced Math 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Regular session 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Advanced Writing and Study Skills 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Regular session 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Homework Clinic 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Regular session 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Enhanced Writing 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Regular session 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Regular session 10:00am to 6:00pm


We will be closed on the following dates:

Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, December 24th – 27th, January 1st, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend.


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We believe delivering the best standard of education shouldn’t cost the world.

That’s why we offer our award-winning service at a price that’s accessible for everyone.

Our membership is simple and a great value. We offer a sibling discount so that your whole family can benefit, and we’re proud to offer a needs-based scholarship program, with a 50% discount for a limited number of qualifying lower income families. What’s more, with our ‘Refer A Friend’ program you can reduce your monthly membership to as little as $75 per month, simply by successfully introducing other members to Explore Horizons. For every child that joins as a result of your recommendation, you will save $10 per month, every month, and so will your friend!

Careers in McKinney

Beginning your career with Explore is your first step on a wonderful pathway. There are unlimited ways that you will be able to gain new skills, master expertize and shape the future of the company with your insight and drive.

All our staff are passionate, ambitious and enthusiastic; take a look to see where your career could start…