About Stefan Trienekens
Stefan Trienekens holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from Tulane University, which was ranked among the top ten neuroscience programs at the time. He teaches biology, chemistry, physics, and math.
Mr. Trienekens has extensive experience tutoring small groups of up to four students in biology, college-level remedial math, writing, physics and history. He believes his success stems from the fact that he does not emphasize memorization but rather understanding and relating scientific concepts to everyday experiences, “I have yet to meet a student who forgot how electromagnetic radiation interacts with matter when I compare it to fluorescence and the sky’s blue hue.”
He believes that, “Persistence can overcome every student’s shortcomings, perceived or real,” and that “inspiring curiosity is my most potent learning tool.” Incorporating online tools is an important part of his lesson plans which make extensive use of shared screens and whiteboards.
In addition to teaching, Mr. Trienekens is a talented jazz guitarist who has performed at some of New Orleans’ most prominent jazz clubs, alongside such notable musicians as Delfeayo Marsalis and Maurice Brown.
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- Earth Science
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. 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.”