About Carolyn Triano
Carolyn Triano holds a Ph.D. in Literacy Studies and teaches English Language Arts (ELA) writing and literature, English as a Second Language (ELS), math and GED preparation. Her specialties include, English, special education, study skills and literacy strategies. She has experience teaching at both the college and high school levels and works with Pearson Education grading both SAT and ACT tests.
Ms. Triano taught for eight years at the University of Phoenix Online and has experience in developing and editing curriculum. As a high school teacher, she worked with special needs students and has also taught adults with learning disabilities.
She has worked extensively on professional development, giving presentations at several conferences on study skills and being certified by the State of Nevada as a Computer Specialist.
“I am passionate about all students succeeding in whatever it is they would like to learn,” Ms. Triano says. “I love teaching and my style is evident to students who work with me. Many times, students have given up and I will not allow it. I insist that they try and most come through successfully.”
She believes that a good teacher “receives her finest education from her own students. Every student is different and I have learned to meet the needs and concerns of each one using great variety and creativity.”
As a dedicated educator, Ms. Triano devotes some of her spare time to helping youths who are in the juvenile jail system.
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.”