Virtual Tutoring Service
Engaged Minds Academy is a math and science-centric virtual tutoring company that teaches students how to understand and study difficult concepts to be successful in their education. The skills that we teach enable each kiddo to not only become better students but better people. We aim to create a conducive learning environment that increases content mastery and self-confidence. Let us help your kiddo get one step closer to having an engaged mind!
A positive mindset is the first step to an engaged mind.
Do you need EMA?
Is your kiddo needing extra help to achieve their academic goal?
At Engaged Minds Academy, we get to know each kiddo in order to foster the best possible tutor/tutee relationship. We strive to create an inclusive, supportive and safe space for every student to unleash their greatest potential.
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.
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.
Engaged Minds Academy is a virtual tutoring company that caters to middle school, high school, and college. We focus on assistance for math, science, and test preparation. Every student is treated as an individual with their own needs. There is no “cookie-cutter” approach if you’re working with EMA.
Our Mission is to deploy a holistic approach to learning-positive mental attitude, confidence, independence, customized learning tools, critical thinking, and accountability- our clients will achieve educational outcomes beyond what they could have ever imagined.
To inspire students in a specialized learning environment that enables committed students to achieve their greatest academic desires, while becoming their best selves.
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.
Do you have a masters in a STEM field? Are you passionate about teaching the next generation? Are you looking to make extra funds as an online instructor? If you answered yes, to those questions, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see if you’re a good fit for our team!
Client Relations Specialist
Are you passionate about aiding adolescents to reach their highest potential? Do you have a natural tendency to motivate and support others? Are you a clerical genius looking for a new home? If you answered yes, to those questions, please email your resume to email@example.com. We would love to see if you’re a good fit for our team!
What People Are Saying
Tutoring at its best. Dominique is caring and fun to work with. Your kids will love her and learn so much!
Highly recommend Dominique with Engaged Minds Academy! She has been working with my girls for over a year! She is super accommodating, reliable & very personable! She has provided the best tutoring service we have ever had. Dominique really knows how to connect with her students!
I’m so glad you’re working with my son. He seems to really like his tutor and enjoys each session. He told me today that he is starting to understand the concepts that he worked on with you. So I know that is a major confidence booster. He even told me that “he needs this”! I am extremely happy that we are working with EMA!
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.