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Thomas Howell

BA, Yale University, Literature

ACT, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Physics, SAT, Statistics, Writing

Thomas is a graduate of Yale University and co-founder and director of Forum Education. With a background in humanities, STEM, and test prep alike, Thomas has tutored extensively in all major subject areas in secondary education and with a range of students that is equally expansive: preteens and graduates, math whizzes and poets, high-schoolers and home-schoolers. Throughout this varied career, Thomas has remained devoted to his students and to tutoring as a profession. It is this devotion, furthermore, that led him found Forum, which represents a better model for a tutoring agency—one that is better for parents, better for tutors, and most of all, better for students.

In his role at Forum, Thomas Howell has established himself as a pioneer in the tutoring industry. Within Forum, Thomas oversees activity across the entire practice, with special attention to standardized test tutoring: from tutor recruitment and vetting, to prep regimen design and consulting, to the collection and organization of the industry's most comprehensive prep material database, to the creation of proprietary curricula and techniques, to the architecting and development of the Forum Lens, the leading standardized test scoring and reporting technology used by top tutoring agencies nationwide. He is an author and editor of the Forum Education Dispatch, a newsletter relied on by hundreds of families and consultants for guidance in the test preparation planning process; a frequent counsel to partner agencies and leader of their professional development seminars; and a regular guest on panels covering the test preparation landscape.

When he’s not consulting with tutors or clients or working with students, you might find Thomas honing his teaching practice with his Australian Kelpie, Miko, who has mastered sit, stay, down, shake, spin, roll over, play dead, and fetch, among others.