Who We Are

We teach a lot of things, but there’s one thing we know for sure. Learning is always more effective with another person: someone who can teach us concepts, coach us in strategies, and structure our time, sure, but beyond that, somebody who can open us to a dialogue of ideas, somebody who can get on our level, and somebody who can bring us to their own.


We’ve taken this insight and applied it to our company itself. Our premise is simple. Forum’s tutors are the best in the city, not only because we have the only model in the industry to sustain them as the highest-paying agency in the country, but because we’ve created a community in which we all make each other wiser, more dynamic educators—to get our students the best results.


Welcome to Forum.

David Phelps and Thomas Howell

A Different Approach

Better Tutors

The best tutors are experienced, credentialed—and dynamic. It’s why we vet ours through proficiency tests, multiple interviews, and mock-sessions with specialists.

Better Access

Forum families have direct access to our tutors, while our tutors treat students like family as well: tutors are on-call for questions and conversations and accessible through our site.

Better Value

Traditional agencies pay their tutors 25-40% of what they charge; we pay ours over 80%. By offering more, we get the city’s best tutors—and the best returns on your investment in the best education.