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

At Verdant, we build relationships. Meaningful relationships. 

Academic Tutoring

Anne Hopkins, M.S.

High School Biology
AP Biology Exam Reader and Table Leader

Christine Boswell, M.S.

Michelle Hettel, M.A.

Middle School Math and Science
Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction

Elementary School All Subjects
Certified in SLANT and Wilson

37-Year Veteran

Featuring

26-Year Veteran

12-Year Veteran

“[My child’s] math scores went significantly up with Joe’s help. She scored 474 on the iReady test at the beginning of the year and 510 in May…Her math was in the 58th percentile in September and is now in the 80th percentile. We are very happy with her progress!”

— Nataliya

Parent, Lake Zurich

OVERVIEW

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

QUALITY

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. 

HUMANS FIRST

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. 

VALUE

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

CONVENIENCE/FLEXIBILITY

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


AUTHENTICITy

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


VERSATILITY

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. 

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.”

— MARICELA

Parent of 10th grader, Kildeer

Premier Tutors

Our Premier Tutors are the best of the best. Each has a decade or more of instructional experience and/or 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.

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42-Year Veteran

Tim Will, M.S.

High School Math
Outstanding Contribution to Education Award

24-Year Veteran

Mark Richter, M.A.

Middle/High School English
Communication Specialist

22-Year Veteran

Allison Masterson, M.A.

Elementary School All Subjects
Master’s in Reading

8-Year Educator

Brian Hefferan, M.A.

Middle/High School English, History, and Economics
Reading Specialist

10-Year Veteran

Minkail Muhammad, M.S.

Middle School–College Math
Master’s in Math

21-Year Veteran

Jim Multra, M.A., M.A.

Middle/High School English and History
Teacher of the Year (VFW)

16-Year Veteran

Joe Manahan

Middle School Math and Executive Functioning
Learning Behavior Specialis
Reading Specialist

6-Year Educator

Tim Beranek, M.Ed.

High School Math and Computer Science
Advanced Specializations in Curriculum & Instruction and Mathematics Education

11-Year Educator

Melissa Hull

Elementary School All Subjects
Experience in Early Childhood Education
Teacher of the Year (VFW)

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9-Year Educator

John Will, M.F.A.

Middle/High School English and History
Published Author

21-Year Educator

Mary Dooms, M.A.

Middle School Math
Math Interventionist (Previously)


9-Year Educator

Heather Will

Elementary School All Subjects
Homeschool Educator

24-Year Veteran

Bill Sullivan, M.Ed., M.B.A.

Middle/High School English
11 Years of Business Experience

5-Year Educator

Jesse Arias, P.E., M.Eng., M.B.A.

Elementary–High School Math and Science
Licensed Professional Engineer

11-Year Educator

Miriam Kabagorobya, M.S., M.S., M.A.

Middle School–College Math and Physics
Employee of the Year: Educate! Uganda

19-Year Veteran

Arti Bhandari, M.Psy.

Middle/High School Math and Science
ESL Endorsed


16-Year Veteran

Megan Trant, M.Ed.

Middle/High School Math
Master’s in Educational Leadership

17-Year Veteran

Eva Demirlika, M.S.

High School Chemistry and Biology
Bilingual

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16-Year Veteran

Chris Barberis, M.Ed.

Middle School All Subjects and Executive Functioning
Experience in Therapeutic School

25-Year Veteran

Tiffany Reagan, M.S.

High School Science
AP Certified

15-Year Veteran

Heather Will

Middle/High School Math and English
Middle School Teacher of the Year (TEAI)

“[MY CHILD’S] MATH SCORES WENT SIGNIFICANTLY UP WITH JOE’S HELP. SHE SCORED 474 ON THE IREADY TEST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR AND 510 IN MAY…HER MATH WAS IN THE 58TH PERCENTILE IN SEPTEMBER AND IS NOW IN THE 80TH PERCENTILE. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH HER PROGRESS!”

— NATALIYA

Parent of 6th grader, Hawthorn woods

Dynamic Tutors

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

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Middle/High School English

Olivia Grenier

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ball State University’s Honors College

Elementary School All Subjects

McKenna Brennen

Endorsed in ESL

Elementary–College Orchestra and Executive Functioning

Chris Monzel

Experience in Special Education Instruction

Chinese Language and Art

Tiffany Multra

Formerly a School Administrator

Middle/High School English

Jackie Kallas

Dean’s List: Loyola University Chicago

Middle/High School English

Margot Nalli

Bishop Hermann Service Award Winner

Elementary–College Computer Science

Doug Guzman

On Team That Published a Video Game on Steam

Elementary–College English and Spanish, Scholarship Essays

Sana Leebe

Phi Beta Kappa (Honor Society): Loyola University Chicago

Middle School–College Economics and History

David Wang

Chick Evans Scholar

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Digital Art & Design

Charli Kerr

On Team That Published a Video Game on Steam

Elementary–High School Computer Science and Math

Sydney Phan

Presidential Scholarship to Loyola University Chicago

Elementary–High School Math, Chinese Language, and Financial Literacy

Sam Raeedy

Multi-Lingual

High School Math, Physics, English, and History

Aarushi Bhagath

Presidential Gold Award for Academic Excellence

“I love how [Ms. Brennen] has adapted to [my child's] needs. I like that she incorporates a little bit of everything within the hour and includes a game to keep [my child] engaged.”

— Natalie

Parent of 3rd grader, Lake Zurich

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