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Online Scheduling

Click the link below to schedule an appointment. You can preview and register for our tutoring services and summer workshops!




The Learning Center at Sage Explorers helps students in Kindergarten through high school in all academic areas. Whether you are looking for homework help, academic enrichment, test prep, or something in between, Sage Explorers has a tutor who specializes in that area! Our tutors will tailor a program to meet the needs of your child.

General tutoring sessions are $70 per hour. SAT and ACT test prep sessions are $100 per hour. Click HERE for more detailed information concerning these specific test prep courses. A variety of snacks and drinks are available. A cancelation fee of $25 will apply after 8AM on the day of the scheduled session. Tutoring sessions can be purchased in packages of 5 or 10 and save you 5% off the total cost.

Package A: 5 one hour sessions @ $332.50

Package B: 10 one hour sessions @665.00

Small group tutoring options are still available. If you wish to put together a group of 3-4 students in need of similar help, the charge is $35/hr per student.

Additional times are available upon request.



Allison Gurza

  • 17 years teaching experience in K-5th grades
  • Maintains her Illinois Professional Educator License with endorsements in Elementary Education (K-9) and Gifted Education (K-4)
  • Master of Arts in Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • 21 years experience tutoring elementary and middle school students in all academic areas

Beth Casey

  • 9 years teaching experience in 6th-8th grade 
    • English and Reading
  • Maintains her Illinois Professional Educator License (K-9) with endorsements in LA, Science, Social Studies, and Gifted Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Mary Pawl

  • 20+ years experience in education (K-12)
    • Teacher (1st & 3rd grades)
    • Reading Specialist (K-12)
    • Creative Drama Education Consultant
  • Taught graduate school education courses
    • Reading 
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Motivation
  • Master of Arts and Education with a Reading Specialist endorsement
  • Master of Arts in Teaching 
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Ryan Zunker

  • Currently a senior at Lake Forest College
    • Majoring in Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Teacher's Assistant for the Mathematics Department at Lake Forest College
    • Tutor students
    • Grade homework.
  • 1.5 years experience tutoring middle school and high school students in Math 

We look forward to helping children reach their highest potentials!