Nina Levin - Nina is the very first graduate of The Reading Lesson.  Michael and Charan actually created this book to teach her to read.  She took to the book so well that she taught her younger brother to read. In one video you can see the six year old Nina teaching her younger brother, 5 years old Victor, to read.


Nina started tutoring neighborhood children with the reading Lesson at age 7. She taught several children on our street to read and got paid to do it! $1 per hour.


Nina went to UC Berkeley and has a degree in Economics.

Michael Levin - Michael just recently retired form his very busy child psychiatry practice in San Ramon. He is now devoting most of his time helping with product development.


Michael is a specialist in child development. This book came about due to his interest in child development while he was doing his training at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute on child development.

Charan Langton - If you have not figured it out already, Charan and Michael are married and Nina is their daughter. Charan is an engineer. She recently retired from her job at Loral, where she was a Distinguished Engineer. Now she has shifted from satellite engineering to developing our little business. Charan does all the technical stuff like coding etc.. and has this website:


For software issues, you will probably be talking to her.


Victor Levin - Victor, Nina' younger brother, works for  Apple Computer, is busy 18 hours a day but still helps us when he can with coding and technical issues. He was the second child to ever complete this course.


Victor went to UCSB and to Georgia tech and like his mom, is an electrical engineer, specializing in signal processing and rf engineering. Victor and Charan have written a very brainy book on Fourier Analysis - which you can see here.

Corporate headquarters, Nah! Here is the real one -> our garage.

Nina Levin, CEO Mountcastle Company
Michael Levin, M.D.
Charan Langton
Victor Levin
Staff at Mountcastle Company

Our hard working staff, Tony and Sophie. They  mostly lie around, but thankfully their pay is not too high.

Our distributors

  • IPG
  • Small Press United
  • Ingram
  • Baker and Taylor
  • Gazelle Book Services
  • Timberdoodle
  • Rainbow Resources


Resellers, please contact above.


696 San Ramon Valley Blvd, #245,

Danville, CA 94526

Our phone number is
(925) 9 1 5 - 7 2 2 0

Most of our books are available on Amazon, Target, Walmart etc.  We have two product websites:  shop1, shop2