Smart Alec Tutoring Expands to Launch Concierge and Special Education Services

Smart Alec Tutoring Expands to Launch Concierge and Special Education Services

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEW YORK - Feb 14, 2020 - Smart Alec, the NYC-based tutoring startup, will allow parents, for the first time, to have access to a private education consultant to match their student with the right educator and monitor their progress. Families will also easily be able to access educators with specialized training in IEPs and therapeutic services.

Kayla Abderholden has been named the new CEO of Smart Alec and Kobi Ben Meir has been named the company’s new Director of Brand Marketing. 

Kayla is a distinguished educator, having taught in New York City schools for years, where she received achievement awards, such as the Public Prep Founder’s Award and scholarships. With a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University and a Master’s in Education from Hunter College, she is trained in literacy instruction, educational technology, and special education. Previously, she worked in non-profit management and education development for BTTF. Kayla brings her field experience to her work at Smart Alec, where she enjoys connecting students with passionate, life-changing educators.  

Kobi is an award-winning marketing, branding, business development professional. A Forbes.com communication council, a writer, speaker, mentor and panelist. head of the marketing divisions for Yalber and Got Capital and the author of “Marketing on Fleek”. His rich experience and unique approach elevate the brands he works with to new levels. He was previously nominated four times for marketer of the year and his campaigns won numerous awards from establishments like The Drum, AVA, IAC, Association of National Advertisers and more. 

Smart Alec’s new concierge service will offer parents an unparalleled level of service, including an initial consultation with a certified teacher, a 24/7 texting line, scheduling and booking, and backup tutors. Lessons are offered online or in-person, with hundreds of highly vetted tutors.   

More than 200,000 students in NYC receive special education services–a figure that only accounts for those with documented needs. Of those students, only a smaller percentage receive the required services in school. Smart Alec helps provide these students with the specialized support they need outside the classroom, without the hassle of referrals and overburdened specialists.  

Smart Alec tutors are an elite group of New York City educators who are passionate about their content areas and expertise but also about teaching study habits and strategies that move student progress and build confidence.  

Smart Alec is the smart and simple way to find and book online and in-person lessons with private tutors. The new version of the service will launch by the end of March 2020. For early access information or to join as a tutor, contact below. 

For more information, contact tutoring@smartalec.com.

 https://research.steinhardt.nyu.edu/site/research_alliance/2018/11/19/what-are-the-contours-of-nycs-special-education-landscape/#_ftn1

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