Our Staff

Mike Ward founded Fast Forward in 2006.  Since then he has helped international students and professionals achieve their English language goals in a fun yet challenging environment.

A Unique Approach to ESL


Visiting Scholars

Between the demands of your responsibilities both here and at home, it must be difficult for you to find an English language program that is affordable, practical and stimulating.  Let Fast Forward's team of well versed professionals make improving your English worthwhile and rewarding.

Graduate and Post Doctoral Students

Fast Forward can create a program specifically addressing your needs without a huge investment of time.  We are usually flexible enough to work around your busy schedule.  Let us make your life just a little bit easier.

Vacation English

In order to really learn a language, you should live the language.

Fast Forward offers Vacation English programs for students who'd like to supplement their vacation time with some classes in English.  Take advantage of Philadelphia's central location for easy weekend trips to New York and Washington DC.  There are also many outlet stores for shopping.

Working Professionals

After a long day at work, the last thing you probably want is to drive to a classroom and take tedious English language lessons about things you may care nothing about.  Fast Forward can come to you, and our lessons are customized to fit your needs and will make learning English seem less like work and more like fun.