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Nadia Domínguez, Ph.D. – Owner and Educator

  • 25 years of informal and formal instruction
  • 20 years as a Math and Science tutor
  • 12 years curriculum development
  • 8 years developing and teaching ACT prep
  • 8 years as a research mentor and trainer to undergraduates
  • 3 years as a Professor of Microbiology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology
  • 3 years as a Teaching Assistant in general chemistry and biology courses

Brief Biography:

My passion for teaching began as a child when I stood in front of a chalkboard instructing my imaginary students on the uses of Π.  Though I discovered my calling at an early age, it was not until college that I began tutoring on a volunteer basis at two inner city schools in St. Paul, MN.  After a semester of tutoring, I was hooked and started tutoring on an individual basis.  After college, I took on jobs at Huntington Learning Center and Lee Education Center in MN as a means to supplement my income and eventually aid in paying for classes towards a graduate degree.  Two years after graduating college, I was attending school full-time, teaching general chemistry labs at the University of MN, working at the Minnesota Department of Health AND tutoring 30 hours a week.  After my graduate work at the U of M, I moved to Madison to pursue my Ph.D.  During my doctoral training at UW-Madison, I sought out teaching opportunities spanning many roles including tutor, TA, curriculum developer and lead instructor, research mentor, and adjunct faculty.  Upon receiving my doctorate, I served as a biotechnology outreach specialist and shortly thereafter, began my career as an Assistant Professor.  After three years of teaching at the college level, I have returned to my informal education roots and have established a supplemental and supportive education center, e2studio. Tutoring and informal education have long been the highlight of my day, as I take pride and find joy in getting to know my students, building their confidence and providing a sense of empowerment not only academically, but also on a personal level–something that I do not have the opportunity to do as often as I would like at the college level or in any formal classroom.

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