A positive mindset is the first step to an engaged mind.
Welcome to Engaged Minds Academy
Engaged Minds Academy, a leading virtual tutoring company, specializes in providing tailored support to middle school, high school, and college students. We concentrate on math, science, and test preparation, recognizing the unique needs of each student. Our commitment is to establish an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment where every student can unleash their full potential. We believe in personalized learning and dedicated support, ensuring that each child receives the guidance they need to excel academically and grow personally.
Do you need EMA?
Is your kiddo needing extra help to achieve their academic goal?
At Engaged Minds Academy, we take the time to understand each child individually, fostering the most effective tutor-tutee relationship. Our commitment is to establish an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment where every student can unleash their full potential. We believe in personalized learning and dedicated support, ensuring that each child receives the guidance they need to excel academically and grow personally.
Algebra, Algebra 2, Pre-algebra, Calculus, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Applications.
We use a “university-curated” learning style assessment to determine the best environment for each student.
We aid students in preparing for a variety of standardized tests including (but not limited to): SAT, ACT, TSI, and GED.
Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology.
We aid students in building better study habits to increase reading comprehension, grammar basics, & even more.
We can assist students with varying levels of Spanish for both grade school and college students.
Engaged Minds Academy Process
Every parent receives an online form to complete to set up a personal consultation. This consultation is performed to see if EMA would be a good fit for their student.
Learning Style Assessment
This assessment allows for EMA (& the parent) to understand what is the best method of teaching for each student. This assessment is a bonus offer that is beneficial for students in any course.
Tutor & Tutee Assignment
We math tutor and tutee based on learning style, schedule, and teaching methods. All factors are taken into consideration when choosing which tutor would benefit the student best.
EMA monitors the progress of each student by their grades, confidence, and comfortability with academic material. If at any point, a parent wants a copy of their student’s notes from their tutor, it is available upon request.
Once per nine weeks/quarter, EMA will collect previous student notes and speak with parents to determine the next steps in their student’s tutoring.
About Engaged Minds Academy
Engaged Minds Academy, a leading virtual tutoring company, specializes in providing tailored support to middle school, high school, and college students. We concentrate on math, science, and test preparation, recognizing the unique needs of each student. We are dedicated to personalized tutoring, ensuring that each student receives the specific guidance and assistance they require to succeed in their academic endeavors.
Our mission as Tutors is to deploy a holistic approach to learning, fostering positive mental attitude, confidence, and independence. Through customized learning tools, critical thinking, and accountability, our clients will achieve educational outcomes beyond what they could have ever imagined. We, as dedicated Tutors, are committed to empowering our students to excel academically and develop essential life skills, ensuring their success in all aspects of their education journey.
"Our goal as Tutors is to inspire students in a specialized learning environment that enables committed individuals to achieve their greatest academic desires while becoming their best selves. Through our dedicated guidance, positive reinforcement, and personalized teaching methods, we empower students to unlock their full potential, nurturing their academic growth and personal development. With our support, students not only excel academically but also cultivate essential life skills, ensuring a bright and successful future."
About The Owner
Dominique R. Benson stumbled into teaching due to the encouragement of her undergraduate mentor. She is a trained organic chemist that fell in love with teaching via non-traditional methods. She has performed research in multiple disciplines including virology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and microbiology so she knows how to translate core concepts to real life. She is a proud graduate of the Xavier University of Louisiana with a double major in biochemistry and biology. Afterward, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed her Masters’s in Biomedical Sciences by studying premature termination codons in Cystic Fibrosis patients. Her 8 years of research have prepared her for the ups and downs of teens attempting to navigate difficult concepts in subjects that seem to have little relevance to the real world. Her magic with students lies in understanding their perspective and breaking it down in a palatable way. Dominique wants every kiddo to see the magic that lies within the STEM fields.
What We Do
Learning Style Assessment
Want to determine the best environment for your kiddo to learn? Complete our “university-curated” learning style assessment that tests 12 different aspects of your kiddos learning style.
ACT/SAT Diagnostic Test
Are you having a hard time determining which standardized test that your kiddo should take to show their capabilities? This diagnostic test will show their projected score on both exams, it’s equivalency to the other exam, and their weak areas.
Strategy is the most important aspect when it comes to preparing for standardized tests.
Preparation is not “one size fits all” at EMA! We use the learning style assessment to not only determine the best tutor but the best-practice methods. Learning environments can make or break a student when it comes to standardized tests. Let us find the perfect tutor for your kiddo so that they can prepare in the best way. For kiddos who are unsure about if they should take the SAT or ACT, we also offer a diagnostic test that predicts the student’s score on both exams.
We offer a wide variety of assistance in math courses starting in middle school and going up to the college level.
We teach math in a manner that allows the kiddo to pick the method that resonates with them the most. However, we also keep in mind that if instructors are particular about the method used, we will always teach the desired method. Our ultimate goal is for every student to understand the material at a fundamental level.
We use a “university-curated” learning style assessment to determine the best learning environment for each student that goes beyond the traditional auditory, kinetic, or visual descriptions.
This assessment allows us to aid students with creating better note-taking systems, study habits, and enhancing learning potential. It informs our tutors on how to approach your kiddo with new information, how to get them to process it quickly, and teach them how to retain the information most beneficially.
We offer a wide variety of assistance in science courses starting in middle school and going up to the college level.
We use a variety of media to ensure that each kiddo fully understands the science concepts. Our media includes but is not limited to: videos, interactive games, practice problems, and interactive websites. Most importantly, we apply all science concepts to real-life applications so that each student understands their importance. We encourage understanding concepts over memorizing content to improve long-term retention.
Meet Our Team
My happy place is teaching Algebra! It is the root of all math and it can make the SAT/ACT harder or easier so that is why I am the test prep specialist. I enjoy taking a student from unsure to confident and ready to take standardized exams. When it comes to test preparation, it’s about more than content, strategies can make or break a student when it’s time for those dreaded exams. I want every student to have options when it comes to plans after senior year and a part of that includes the SAT/ACT. My goal is to make concepts easy to remember and simple to understand.
I’m a retired math and science teacher. Over the years, I successfully taught earth science, physical science, chemistry, physics, and math classes ranging from middle school math to calculus. For me, teaching/tutoring is not about a particular subject matter. It’s about the learning process. I love seeing that EUREKA moment when a student suddenly understands something that had previously been incomprehensible to them! Each person learns in different ways so my task is to learn each child’s individual way of learning… and when I succeed in doing that, I get to have my own eureka moments.
My favorite part of teaching is when someone realizes their potential, and/or discovers they enjoy learning. Math was my favorite subject – I compare it to puzzles and I love helping others learn it and hopefully enjoy it as well. Math is the language of Chemistry and Physics, which also have puzzles to solve and help students learn to be problem solvers. Physics teaches us how things work, and I like to share real-world examples even in my math sessions to help students understand and remember.
Hello! My name is Rusul; I recently graduated from the CSUSB teaching program with my teaching credential and Master’s in STEM education. I tutor math and science (Biology and Chemistry); I have been a tutor for four years. Getting students to improve their grades is the most fun part of my job. Also, I make sure that my students have a good learning experience full of fun and a complete understanding of their materials. I am willing to prepare tests and quizzes upon the student’s request to enhance student achievement and ability to solve problems they might face during exams.
As a lifelong learner, my passion for education (specifically, Math) has been prevalent since my childhood. After being the first student finished with their work, I would always help my peers with theirs. I recognized early on that some people, myself included, take longer to understand certain concepts. We all have strengths and weaknesses and we can use those unique traits to help figure out learning styles that best suit us. Helping students work through those weaknesses and discover those strengths, while making a connection, is what drives me to teaching Math.
This grant writing tutor-herbalist-tour guide hails from a small town in the outskirts of New Orleans. She studied at Xavier University of Louisiana and American College of Healthcare Sciences. She has been a tutor for over 15 years! Courtni loves to get students excited about learning and helping them push themselves outside of their comfort zones. No boxes here!
Schedule a Consultation
Does your kiddo(s) need homework or test prep assistance? Please select a good time for a call and fill out the corresponding questions. I look forward to seeing if EMA may be a good fit for you and your family.our kiddo(s) need assistance with math, science, or test prep? Please select a good time for a call and fill out the corresponding questions. I look forward to seeing if EMA may be a good fit for you and your family.