We’re here for more than grades and test scores; our mission is to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that allow them to thrive. 

At Verdant, we build relationships. Meaningful relationships. 

Academic Tutoring


— Individual or small-group
— Hour-long sessions
— In-person at local libraries (virtual sessions available) 
— Flexibly scheduled 
— Progressive pricing to fit your budget


Between us, we have hundreds of years of classroom experience, dozens of advanced degrees, and undeniable passions for empowering youth. We utilize the same research-based best practices that occur in your child’s classroom. 


Though we are experts in our subjects, we are also pros in people. We support your child’s brain, mind, and heart. 

Why do so many families love partnering with us? 

Student Skill Development:

Today–more than ever–a polished set of skills is crucial for success at school, higher education, and careers. Does your child stay on top of their assignments? Effectively study for tests? Advocate for their educational needs? We naturally embed skills like these in our coaching so that your child walks away with more than just higher grades. 


Our scale allows us to offer competitive rates (lower than many others in the area), including discounted packages and group sessions.


Meet at local libraries or on Zoom whenever works in your schedule.  


We use materials that match or mirror what your child experiences in the classroom to maximize transfer.


Tap into our ever-growing network of educators as your child’s needs change. We support students in Algebra, American Sign Language, and nearly everything in between. We’re your one-stop-shop. 

Enlightened Leadership:

We were founded and are led by Billy Heisler–a veteran teacher and tutor who’s still in the classroom. Billy’s deep understanding of what today’s students, families, and educators need to be successful informs everything he does. 

“My son has worked with Billy, Joe and Tim. Each of them are not only highly skilled but also incredibly passionate about what they do. They take the time to understand our son’s unique learning style, strengths, and areas that need improvement. This personalized approach has made a world of difference in our child’s confidence and academic performance.”

— Raquel (“Rocky”)

Parent, Lake Zurich

Premier Tutoring

Our Premier Tutors are the best of the best. Each has over a decade of instructional experience and at least one advanced degree. Furthermore, most of our Premier Tutors have been recognized for their excellence in education, winning awards including teacher of the year. With any of our Premier Tutors, your child will benefit from their vast experience and expertise.


Mr. Mark Richter, M.A. 

HIGHLIGHTS: Experience teaching writing in middle and high school; bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech Communication; over two decades of experience in education plus years as a communication specialist in the corporate world

CORE VALUES: Humility, integrity, joy

FUN FACT: Writes creatively for fun


We’ve been so happy. I’m so proud of my son for everything that he’s accomplished. I really feel that so much of it has to do with the relationship that he has had with the tutor.”


Parent, Kildeer

Standard Tutoring

Our Standard Tutors are dynamic, vibrant, and versatile. Each Standard Tutor is a consummate professional who brings years of experience to their partnerships. In addition, Standard Tutors are immersed in the latest in educational theory and practice; most tutors are pursuing or have earned advanced degrees in fields including Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology, and Literacy. Furthermore, our Standard Tutors are enlightened with the big picture of supporting youth, as most coach sports teams, run clubs, or volunteer in their communities. With a Standard Tutor, your child will have an engaging and uplifting experience. 

Featured Standard Tutor

Ms. Olivia Grenier

HIGHLIGHTS: Experience in empowering middle and high school students with reading and writing skills; supports students in developing executive functioning skills; adept at coaching students to craft effective college application essays

CORE VALUES: Support, trust, achievement, pride

FUN FACT: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College at Ball State University 


High School Leaders Program

It’s a win-win. In the High School Leaders program, your child receives quality coaching at a reduced price. The exemplary high school leader with whom you partner is consistently mentored by a veteran classroom teacher to ensure that their support of your child is top-notch. In addition to support in pedagogy, the leaders are mentored in areas critical to their upcoming success, including writing job applications, building resumes, and preparing for interviews. 

Featured High School Leader

Sophia Harcus

HIGHLIGHTS: AP Scholar award winner (College Board), Student of the Month (Math, Social Studies, English), youth lacrosse coach, Teacher Assistant at tutoring center

CORE VALUES: Perseverance, kindness

FUN FACT: Next year, plans to play lacrosse at Furman University



Are you ready to empower your child with crucial knowledge, skills, and confidence? We are! Click the button below to get in touch and discuss their personalized journey. We can’t wait for you to join our community!