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What Is Smart Alec?

Smart Alec is a curated marketplace that connects students with the best local tutors for in-person sessions. Parents and students can use our intuitive scheduler to book same-day sessions for last-minute academic help or find convenient session times in the coming weeks. Our tutor recommendation engine and our rigorous hiring process ensure that we match students with truly great teachers that can help with their specific needs.

Our Mission

Who was your greatest teacher? Chances are one or two remarkable individuals come to mind, and that those educators inspired you, took an interest in you, made you feel valuable, and changed your life for the better.

At Smart Alec, we believe that a single great teacher can change the course of a student's life. Our mission is to help students connect with amazing teachers, so that they can gain confidence and develop their passions.

Our Team

Smart Alec is built by a team of experienced business, tech and education professionals, all passionate about bringing about reform to the industry through the power of technology.

Nathan Kane is the CEO. Vlad Mickevic is the CTO.

Ken Chan and Max Perry are our amazing developers. Max DeChiara is the head of marketing and growth. Katie Mears is our tutor recruitment specialist and Kayla Abderholden is the head of student success.

Our visionary angel investor is D. Harari.

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