At Nimbus Learning, we believe in preserving the human element when using technology.
So we’d like to introduce ourselves – the team behind the edtech.
We work pretty well as a team. Together we’ve memorized the office snack schedule, perfected the art of making mocha coffees and have killer Zoom background game. There is currently an office pool on how many articles of Nimbus branded clothing Will has – if you’d like to get in on the action make sure to get in touch.
“People who have a passion for teaching can make a difference in people who are wanting to better themselves,” William says. “These things and these experiences along with my passion for entrepreneurship just kind of made me say, you know what, let's build something. Let's build this learning platform where people that want to teach and learn can connect with each other.”
“In about October of 2017 when Nimbus first launched to students at McGill…literally, my only job for the first three or four months was doing class announcements in every classroom at McGill and handing out hundreds upon hundreds, maybe thousands of flyers,” Ben remembers. “I saw that what Nimbus was doing was really filling a void at the university that I really aligned with.”
Haruki loves building the Nimbus offerings. Identifying ways to improve on the application, finding ways to implement these improvements, and then making them happen is what he thrives on.
“At the beginning it went from just the whiteboard…just drawing everything down,” Remembers Aaron. “[Now] I like…working with users and getting direct feedback. It's always pretty cool. They'll give us feedback because they work really closely with our customer support. So whenever there's a bug or there's anything that the users don't like we get the feedback and we'll have a meeting about it and go through all the bugs … depending on what feed-backs we get we'll pump out different features”.
Abhi is passionate about using technology to make education more accessible & affordable for students around the world. Before he formally joined Nimbus, and while working as a data scientist in Tokyo, Abhi developed a tool to help teachers correct grammar in students’ essays.
Partnership success team
“Nimbus is a concrete way to make a lasting impact for students, faculty [and] administration,” Marilyn says. “All while breaking down the usual silos – I like that.”
“It's amazing, the versatility of it and the system and how everything flows from one thing to another,” says Patrick of how he likes working with the Nimbus platform. “That’s what I really enjoy.”
Having graduated with an undergraduate bachelor's degree in political science, Arabic and history, Andreas previously tutored through the Nimbus platform. This allows him to bring his knowledge of the ins and outs of a successful tutoring session to the next generation of tutors.
“I enjoy [working with the tutors] because it's nice to get a snapshot of completely different subjects,” says Andreas. “You get to learn a bit of psychology, you get to learn about criminology, you get to learn about neuroscience. It's just nice interacting with potential tutors.”
Business development team
“If we had some sort of mentorship or tutoring up while I was in my first year that might have helped me out a lot,” says Dima. “So reading [Nimbus’s] mission statement and the vision, I felt like I really connected to it.”
“I was drawn to Nimbus because as a student I experienced some of the gaps and challenges that exist in accessing different student services,” says Hannah. “When I found Nimbus I was genuinely impressed at how well they addressed the gaps, while also making it an easy and pleasant experience navigating the app and accessing services. I really wanted to help more students to be able to benefit from the value that Nimbus can add to their education.”
“What drew me to Nimbus is the fact that I am a student and I understand the struggle…when I first got into university I was really lost…if I struggled with a class there was no way that I could find a tutor easily or connect with people,” says Jenn. “Having Nimbus as a tool for students and letting them know that this is a resource they can use drew me to the company.”
Outside of helping to develop Nimbus’s blog (Go read it now!), Emma counts her greatest accomplishments as cutting back to two cups of coffee a day, teaching her mom’s dog to rollover, and successfully owning a plant for more than a year without it dying.