Rabbi Aaron Spivak has spent nearly two decades in the field of chinuch. The great majority of that time has been in the capacity of fifth-grade rebbe at Yeshiva Darchei Noam in Monsey, NY. In this role, he developed a reputation for fostering caring relationships with his talmidim which imbued them with enthusiasm for learning and yiddishkeit. Rabbi Spivak is also well known for his innovative methods and foundational approach to hascholas gemara which has given his hundreds of students the fundamental skills necessary to begin a successful life of gemara learning. He has presented his approach at national conferences and is the author of the Bright Beginnings Hascholas Gemara Workbook series. Rabbi Spivak earned his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. He currently lives in Monsey, NY with his wife and children, where he continues to write his revolutionary gemara workbooks, mentors and guides young rabbeim, and serves a staff therapist at the Center for Applied Psychology.