Our Plano tutoring and enrichment center

Call this tutoring center today on (972) 739-7025

Welcome to Explore Horizons in Plano, 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 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 Plano for yourself?

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Aligned to TEKS

6921 Independence Pkwy
Suite 100
Plano
Texas
75023

Find us in Plano

Located on the Legacy and Independence intersection, in the same shopping complex as the Taj Grocery Store and situated next to Baskin Robbins, our Plano 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!

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Meet Sophie

Plano, Center Director


At our Plano 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 Plano

At our Plano 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 you both 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

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What do our members think?


My son has been going here just a short time and he really loves it. He is excited to come. They provide lots of opportunities to earn rewards for the effort they put in. The tutors are very patient, helpful and energetic to keep the kids excited about learning. They provide daily updates and progress reports to show results.

Samantha Kormylo, Plano mom (google review)

Our daughter was struggling in math, so we searched for tutoring that would help her learn and grow in math and possibly other subjects. We looked at several tutoring centers and were most impressed with Explore Horizons. They made perfect sense for us in that they initially assessed her math and reading skill levels and then tailored a plan for her learning needs and growth. She has been going twice a week for a few months now and she loves it. All tutors are enthusiastic and always very helpful. The director of Explore Horizons recently discussed our daughter’s progress which we thought was very informative. He also shared excellent opportunities for extra learning through workshops provided to members. Highly recommend Explore Horizons!

Joel Gonzalez Plano parent

I cannot say enough how great Explore Horizons is! All of the teachers are friendly and wonderful and truly care about the progress and development of my son. I love getting a summary of work after every visit and the one on one meetings with the Managers are a great way to see the progress that he has made and what we need to work on. Love it!!!

Jessica Hood, Plano parent
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  Customized plans

  No booking required

  Open 7 days a week

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Plano Schools and Community links

As well as the ongoing enrichment we provide to the students who attend our Plano 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 Plano, we have an built relationships with the following school and community groups and regularly work in partnership to develop the children in our community to achieve their academic potential:

  • Plano Chamber of Commerce
  • Lifetime Fitness of Plano
  • Stonebriar Mall
  • Willowbend Mall
  • YMCA
  • Tom Thumb
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Mr. Lee’s TaeKwondo
  • Carpenter Middle School
  • Murphy Maize Days (City of Murphy)
  • Indie Summer Fair
  • Plano Parks and Rec
  • Pizza Hut
  • Barnes and Noble

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Explore Horizons Plano opening hours


The Plano center is open for sessions 7 days a week. 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 assessments sessions are held every day of the week at our Plano center, but must be scheduled in advance due to demand.

To schedule a free in-person assessment at our Plano Center location please call (972) 739 – 7025 or complete a free assessment form online and one of our educators will call you back

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Year Round Opening Hours

Monday
Regular session 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Enhanced Math 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday
Regular session 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Advanced Writing and Study Skills 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday
Regular session 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Homework Clinic 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday
Regular session 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Enhanced Writing 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Friday
Regular session 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday
Regular session 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
Regular session 12:00pm - 6:00pm

 

We will be closed on the following dates:

Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, December 24th – 27th, January 1st, 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 Plano

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…

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