Nadia Domínguez, Ph.D. – Owner and Educator
– 25 years of informal and formal instruction
– 20 years as a Math and Science tutor
– 10 years curriculum development
– 7 years developing and teaching ACT prep
– 3 years as a Teaching Assistant in general chemistry and biology courses
– 3 years as a Professor of Microbiology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology
– 6 years as a research mentor and trainer to undergraduates
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.
Stewart completes his undergraduate degree in mathematics and German studies this December at UW- Madison. He originally hails from Minneapolis, MN but envisions himself moving to Germany to begin my master’s degree in Mathematics with a focus on Algebra and Number Theory. His tutoring experience began at Augsburg college where he shared his knowledge of math and comp sci and continued at UW with the PEOPLE program. His spirit for learning is infectious.
In Stewart’s free time, he enjoys video games of all sorts and is a sci-fi and fantasy fanatic. He also enjoys outdoor activities. In the summer, he plays baseball while the winter he hits the snow, skiing.
Kylie studies Biology and Art at UW-Madison and is preparing for medical school. Another MN native, she grew up in Minneapolis area where she started tutoring before moving to Madison for college. Through her years spent as a private tutor, she discovered the joys of working with and helping students achieve success. Kylie has worked with students ages pre-k to seniors in high school in areas ranging from art to ACT prep and everything in between. Her wide range of skill sets allows her to connect with students of all ages and abilities. Kylie truly loves learning and is always excited to teach others, as well. Outside of her academic studies and tutoring, Kylie enjoys running, rowing, painting, and watching movies!
Sam is currently enrolled in an MS degree in Statistics and Data Science at the UW-Madison. Helping others achieve their full potential has always been a passion of Sam’s. In high school and college, he was a counselor at a Boy Scout camp. As a staff member and later area director, he taught a variety of outdoor skills to Scouts aged 11-17 and discovered the joy of teaching. In college, he brought that passion to the classroom. As an undergraduate at Middlebury College, he was a teaching assistant and tutor for several courses in the Economics department. In 2016, after graduating with a double major in Economics and Mathematics, he joined the professional world as an analyst in the economic consulting industry. Four years later, he continues to seek excellence in everything he does and hopes to be able to pass that enthusiasm onto his students. When he is not in the classroom, you can find him doing crossword puzzles, disc golfing on one of Madison’s many courses, and watching the Patriots win another Super Bowl (booooo!).