Ben earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a top instructor with the university’s Writing Program. Over the past seven years, his teaching has helped students achieve their highest potential in the verbal sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT exams, as well as college essay writing. Ben’s focus on building mastery of core strategies, modeling positive feedback, and inspiring self-confidence has delivered outsized results across a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. By adapting his approach to fit the unique needs of each student, he has helped students place in the 99th percentile of test takers and go on to study at universities including Princeton, NYU, Brown, and the University of Chicago. Outside of the classroom, Ben enjoys backpacking, playing piano, and spending time with his four nieces and nephews.




Dr. Ingrid U.

Ingrid Ulbrich is a passionate and tenacious educator who believes in the unlimited potential of all students to enjoy and succeed in STEM. In addition to helping students learn math and science, she helps them take ownership of their learning and strengthen their learning skills. Ingrid’s enthusiasm for STEM and learning shines through in all of her interactions with students.

Ingrid is a graduate of Niwot High School, MIT (B.S., Environmental Engineering) and the University of Colorado – Boulder (Ph.D., Atmospheric and Analytical Chemistry). She has 20 years of experience tutoring in STEM subjects, including 10+ years of teaching college chemistry.

When she’s not working with students, Ingrid probably has a spatula, musical score, book, or knitting needles in her hands. And maybe a cat in her lap, too!



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.