I received this cry for help:

I am trying to join the forum and it is not intuitive on your site. I’ve done a search and it you posted a students reply about “making an account in the blog” but under the blog tab there is nothing about making an account. I have gone all over your site and cannot find any links to gaining permission to a forum. Please help!

Here is my reply:

I am more of a Latin and Greek teacher than a web designer.  However, since I was broke when I started teaching online I built the entire site myself.  Which… is why it looks like it does.   I built an ugly horse, but I know how to ride it.  Heh.
As for the forums, you did the right thing.  You contacted me.  After I was hacked in February, I refuse to allow anyone into the forums without my personal permission.
Just updated your account.  You are good to go.
You now have access to the forums.  Feel free to try them out.  You may find that other students will be able to respond to some of your questions faster than I.