Are we living through the worst time in modern history to be a parent? Perhaps. Which is why education experts such as Abby Freireich and Brian Platzer have never been more in demand.

Longtime teachers and colleagues at an independent school in New York City, and co-founders of a self-explanatory company called Teachers Who Tutor, Freireich and Platzer are having a bit of a moment during the pandemic. These days, they’re writing an advice column for The Atlantic called “Homeroom,” contending with a big uptick in tutoring inquiries, parenting, Zoom-schooling their own children, and, now, publishing a book.