Michael Newcomer,

Founder & President

Yale University
Ph.D. in Theoretical Biophysics

Mike Newcomer knows first hand the transformative power great teachers can have. Despite an early passion for chemistry experiments conducted under his parents’ bathroom sink, Mike found himself losing interest in his monotonous high school science lessons. That all changed when he wound up in the class of one outstanding high school chemistry teacher, whose enthusiasm set Mike on track to eventually obtain a science Ph.D. from Yale University.

Mike tutored high schoolers in math and science throughout undergrad and graduate school, and while at Yale, he taught college classes in general chemistry and advanced quantum mechanics. Helping students succeed academically and understand complex subject matter ignited Mike’s own passion for teaching, and he carries that passion into his work for Bulldog Tutors.

Mike earned his Ph.D. in theoretical biophysics from Yale in the summer of 2010. Before that, Mike was the valedictorian at Georgetown College, where he majored in chemistry and biology and was a member of the varsity soccer and cross country teams. In his free time, Mike can be found on the rugby pitch, playing with the New Haven Rugby Club.

Jas Jernaill

Chief Operating Officer

Yale University
B.A. in Cognitive Science

As the COO of Bulldog Tutors, Jas oversees the day to day operations and growth initiatives of our team. Having graduated with a degree in Behavioral Cognitive Science from Yale University, Jas has a passion for understanding and assisting others in a variety of fashions.

Jas has worked with children on the autism spectrum through the Hawaii Department of Education, has tutored extensively in expressive writing and music, and has most recently brought standardized testing classes to a number of Connecticut public schools. He is a strong believer in the ability of education to positively impact the world, and is an alum of the United World College movement where he completed the International Baccalaureate program in advance of attending Yale.

A life-long athlete, Jas swam competitively through his childhood and into college, representing both his home state of Hawaii and Yale University on multiple championship stages. An enthusiast of anything ocean-related, Jas enjoys fishing, surfing, and swimming during his downtime.

Jamie Feyko

Director of Education

Yale University
B.A. in American Studies

As Director of Education at Bulldog Tutors, Jamie manages our Turnbridge partnership, ensuring students can continue on their educational path while in recovery. With a degree in American Studies and a concentration in Politics and American Communities, she is passionate about providing accessible education to all students, regardless of age, gender, or zip code.

Jamie taught sixth grade Reading Language Arts in Dallas, Texas with Teach for America. She is certified to teach all subjects from fourth through eighth grade, and after her time in the classroom, she understands the importance of individualizing education to each student’s needs. Jamie enjoys determining students’ learning styles and uprooting ingrained perspectives toward school and homework.

At age seven, Jamie started tap dancing, and she continued to dance with Taps at Yale during her undergraduate career. She spends her free time practicing yoga, color-coding her bullet journal, and petting dogs around campus.





































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