About Bill Litwack
Bill Litwack holds two degrees from the University of Maine – a B.A. in university studies and an M.A. in English – as well as certification to teach English Language Arts (ELA) to grades 1-12 and certification in adult education. His expertise lies in teaching ELA to grades 7-13: reading and analyzing fiction and non-fiction, writing fiction and non-fiction, and the skills necessary to succeed on standardized tests.
Mr. Litwack loves to learn as well as teach, and brings his curiosity and knowledge on a wide range of topics into the classroom, such as history, sociology, philosophy, and more. “This gives me a good handle on the subjects that cross a student’s desk and an ability to answer students’ questions in ways that go beyond just getting the right answer,” he says. “Students know I will always do my best for them, and they tend to reciprocate.”
Reading is a tool that students can use to reflect seriously about their lives and identities, he says. “Education begins with respect for all backgrounds, personalities, and developmental levels. With respect as a basis of communication, the teacher meets the individual where he or she is and moves the student closer to the academic goals. Ultimately, the subject of language arts is the cornerstone of learning and self-expression; it belongs to everyone, and everyone is capable strengthening one’s skills. I believe an ELA teacher’s role is to give students the tools they need to use language to help them attain their highest goals.”
His greatest accomplishment, he says, is helping students in an alternative school, who had previously failed in mainstream schools, to graduate and go on to flourish in college.
- English Language Arts
- Global History
- US Government
Mr. Littler currently teaches anatomy/physiology, microbiology and chemistry at Rhodes State University and is certified by the state of Ohio to teach general science, biology, chemistry physics and earth science.
Prof. Elmor’s goal is “to inspire a love of the Arabic language in my students; to nurture an appreciation of Arabic culture through language, poetry and content curated to each student’s learning ability”.
Ms. Rinaldi’s experience includes working with a wide array of students from elementary school to adult education in nine different countries across 5 continents, including special needs students.
Ms. Odell has extensive experience teaching biology along with earth science, and worked for ten years as a math tutor. She is also a strong believer in innovative teaching methods making extensive use of smart boards and tablet computers.
Danny Didomenico is a veteran online instructor who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and music from Bennington College. Danny has been working with students for over 10 years, both in the classroom and online.
Ms. Ebs’ areas of expertise are biology and geosciences (earth science). She has also taught math and science for the ACT; foundational, middle-school, pre-algebra, and algebra math classes; general science; and chemistry.
Ms. Kaufman’s experience includes teaching both mainstream and special needs elementary school students. In addition, she has taught adult education classes and worked as a private piano teacher.
Momeena Garcia teaches math (K-12 and college), English language arts (elementary and middle school), special education (K-12), and Spanish, as well as preparation for exams such as the SAT and ACT.
Ms. Frias teaches elementary and high school literature, reading, English and college-level pedagogy and business. She also has training by the AVID organization in how to teach for college readiness.
Mr. Golabek holds an M.A. in teaching and an M.Ed. in educational technology. He holds an Illinois teaching license, and is certified in secondary education (English language arts grades 6-12) and special education.
Mr. Litwack loves to learn as well as teach, and brings his curiosity and knowledge on a wide range of topics into the classroom, such as history, sociology, philosophy, and more.
Ms. Powell is certified in New York to teach social studies and special education social studies to grades 7-12; in California to teach social sciences and special education (moderate disabilities) to grades K-12; and in Massachusetts to teach history and political science/philosophy to grades 8-12.
“I believe that all students can and will learn if they are motivated, engaged, and given enough time,” she says. “Students are individuals and so are their needs. I always want to know if there is a better way to teach a lesson, and go in search of tools or ideas that would take my lessons to the next level.”