Charles teaches Advanced Placement US history and is Director of the Learning Academy at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield.  He is certified in social studies grades 5-12 and as a special education generalist in grades 7-12.  Before teaching, Charles received a BA in history from the University of Colorado in Boulder and studied European integration at the University of Amsterdam.  After fifteen years as a real estate developer and asset manager in commercial real estate, Charles pursued his calling as a teacher after receiving his Master of Education at Manhattanville College.

Charles’ Learning Academy program addresses the needs of students with moderate learning challenges who require accommodations beyond the scope of traditional special education.  He works collaboratively with teachers in all core content areas and can teach a wide variety of content.  His work also includes developing executive functioning skills and strategies that address the unique needs of his students.

He is also highly qualified for standardized test preparation, writing, and college admissions essays.

Charles was born in New York City, raised in Bronxville, New York, and resides in Fairfield with his wife and two daughters.


Jean has been teaching mathematics for 29 years and loves to make the seemingly difficult concepts in math much easier to understand.  She has a master’s degree in Math Education from Bank Street Graduate School in New York City and a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from The University of Akron in Ohio. She enjoys tutoring students in general math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, algebra II, trigonometry, and can help students prepare for the math sections of the PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT, and SAT tests.

She is also a writer, editor, and consultant for educational publishers including Comprehension Publishing, Domino Data Lab, Kaplan, McGraw-Hill, and Scholastic. For these companies, she has created math contest materials, practice workbooks for state proficiency tests, a teacher manual for the California High School Exit Exam, and questions and answers for the Praxis Mathematics test taken by aspiring teachers as part of their certification to teach middle and high school math.

Jean is a mother, grandmother, avid golfer, and the published author of her first children’s book Sit Down Little Prince, A math story about Carl Friedrich Gauss. She is a resident of Westchester.