Clark is a software platform that provides academic tutors and tutoring centers with online tools that help manage the administrative tasks that go along with the personalized instruction they provide to students.
Clark helps tutors run their business operations more efficiently by serving as a “virtual assistant” for scheduling sessions, logging billable hours and issuing invoices, tracking student progress, and issuing parent or child-facing communications.
Launched in 2016 by Megan O’Connor and Samuel Gimbel, Clark (named after Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent) addresses the needs of a nearly $200 billion market in tutoring services, most of which are provided by individuals and small businesses. O’Connor, who holds an MPA from New York University, was inspired by her own mother’s experience running a small tutoring business. After working in development roles for several social enterprises and a stint with Human Ventures, a woman-led venture capital firm, O’Connor teamed up with Gimbel, a technologist with a background as a QA engineer, to create their proprietary platform.
Clark serves K–12 tutors and students, as well as test preparation companies and ESL instructors.