At Nimbus Learning, we are dedicated to supporting educational communities through connecting teachers with avid learners. This is not always a straightforward process; indeed, every partner we team with has unique strengths and barriers that have to be addressed. This is why our Partnership Success team is so dedicated to working with each of our partners to ensure that the Nimbus platform serves the goals of the organization.
In this week’s blog post, our very own Kristina Zabelin, our Manager of Partnership Success, writes about her experience helping clients promote their tutoring platform and develop collaborations across campus to benefit the entire community.
Having the opportunity to be the Partner Success Manager at Nimbus Learning for over a year now, I have learned a great deal about what makes a successful Tutoring Program. My role allows me to work with a lot of driven individuals who want to provide academic support that is both accessible to their students and is easy to manage from an administrative perspective.
To accomplish this effectively it is important for the stakeholder(s) who are launching this program to ensure that they are proactive in promoting it and that it is launched properly to students. This is important because many students, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, can be lost in terms of where they can find academic support and resources. At the same time, they may feel overwhelmed with the number of emails they receive daily from different organizations across campus.
”It is important for the stakeholder(s) who are launching this program to ensure that they are proactive in promoting it and that it is launched properly to studentsKristina ZabelinPartnership Success Team
Program administrators can overcome this challenge by collaborating with individuals and organizations on campus who interact with students more directly, and seeing if they can help cross-promote. Additionally, these collaborations can be helpful in centralizing the institution’s service offerings, reducing the number of platforms and websites that students need to visit in order to get help.
Specifically, I have seen this work well when partnering with Varsity Athletics departments and Accessibility and Accommodation Services. Students who belong to those organizations generally reach out to their contacts there when seeking academic support, who then connect them with the appropriate resource. By centralizing the available resources, finding the service that meets each student’s needs becomes less of a daunting task. Through these collaborations, institutions can successfully run a Tutoring Program that benefits them and their students!
”Collaborations can be helpful in centralizing the institution’s service offerings, reducing the number of platforms and websites that students need to visit in order to get help.Kristina ZabelinPartnership Success Team
Nimbus Learning now offers an online tutoring platform which allows students virtual access to academic support and mentorship. Click here to find out more.