Rabbi Chananya Hoffinger is the creator and developer of the Gemara Academy method and curriculum. Chananya has 7 years of experience teaching Gemara and experienced firsthand the difficulties that arise when learning and teaching Gemara.
Chananya is also one of the writers of the Daf Yomi website dafhachaim.org. His work has been noted and appreciated, an example is shown by the endorsement of the National Director of Torah Umesorah, Rabbi Dovid Nojowitz.
Dr Daniel M. Schwartz lives in Teaneck NJ. Since July 2015 Dan has been intimately involved in the work of Gemara Academy. Rabbi Hoffinger and Dan learned together twice a week and worked on developing new ideas and features to bring Gemara Academy to a whole new level. Dan's hands on involvement has been invaluable to the progress and growth of Gemara Academy. In addition, The Schwartz Family Charity Foundation, founded and funded by Dr. Schwartz and his wife Jamie, sponsored the work on Mesechta Makkos.