As if providing charitable education to disadvantaged students isn’t enough of a challenge, Academic Tutoring Centers really felt the bite during COVID lock down. Vice president of school partnerships, Yuval Trachtenberg, began looking for affordable solution that would keep students engaged and enrollment high through online learning.
After introducing AhaSlides to his lessons, Yuval recorded an incredible 95% engagement rate across all of his lessons. He continues to use AhaSlides in both live and online classes, and regular surveys show overwhelmingly positive results to his interactive lessons. 100% strongly agree or agree that lessons with him are personally meaningful and helpful.
To Academic Tutoring Centers (ATC), education is not something you sell, it’s something you provide. They’ve been doing that for over 30 years.
ATC’s mission is clear – to make sure disadvantaged students have access to quality education and test prep. They offer veterans, kids from low socioeconomic backgrounds, even remote schoolchildren in Ghana, the chance to reach higher education.
By his own admission, ATC tutor and Vice President of School Partnerships Yuval Trachtenberg knows it’s not a very lucrative business. But when the challenge is setting up underpriveleged students for life-long success, the reward is far greater than the profits.
You’ve heard this story before – an education centre, that in 2020, found itself rocked by the COVID pandemic. Students were moved to online learning but struggled to stay engaged with their lessons, and with the ever-hanging threat of minimal funding, ATC faced mass student dropouts if they didn’t change their approach.
CEO Jim Giovannini tasked Yuval with finding a solution that didn’t break the bank, either for students or for the already financially challenged company.
Students instantly fell in love with the interaction. Yuval was blown away by the data and the feedback.
Across all presentations since ATC signed up with AhaSlides, they’ve registered an outstanding 95% student engagement rate. It’s been way beyond what Yuval ever expected.
Not just that, but in regular surveys, 100% of students strongly agree or agree that Yuval’s interactive sessions are meaningful and helpful.
The response has been so good that Yuval made the decision to use AhaSlides in conferences at which ATC speak. The reactions amongst his audiences are much the same as with his students: shock, smiles and an eagerness to participate.