Friends of Beepboop: August 2022
More $ for top teachers. 600% increase in daily student feedback. Two brilliant new teammates.
Thanks for your interest in and support of Beepboop! In this monthly newsletter we detail our progress accomplishing our mission of expanding economic opportunities for over one billion people through language learning.
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More 💰 for Top Teachers
Society does not reward amazing teachers enough. Beepboop does!
Two months ago we launched an in-app tipping feature. Our top teachers are now earning 8% more than previous months. Here’s how our first implementation of tipping works: Before a Drill starts, students can anonymously tip their instructor $2. Tipping an instructor before a Drill also unlocks the ability for the student to set the topic the entire Drill will learn. This effectively overrides our proprietary topic selection logic that analyzes all students’ learning preferences, skills, and topic history in order to choose an optimal topic for everyone in a Drill.
Beepboop is going to continue iterating on this and similar features to ensure we remain the best platform for teachers.
600% Increase in Daily Feedback from Students
The compassionate delivery of feedback is core to the Beepboop method. It’s so important to us that we named our company after it. In a Drill, “Beepboop” is sometimes said over 50x by the instructor and is used as a lighthearted way to alert students that they have made a mistake and that the class will then work together to fix it.
First, we prioritized building the infrastructure so that our instructors could provide feedback to students at scale. To date, we have delivered and tracked over 500,000 Beepboops!
Now, we’ve turned the tables and have given our students the ability to quickly give feedback to instructors. We’ve replaced a clunky Google form sent to students after each Drill with our own purpose-built survey that is 10x faster to fill out and has resulted in our instructors collecting 600% more feedback each day since launch.
Welcome to our newest teammates!
Janna Goliff - Software & Design Engineer (LinkedIn)
Janna recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Design and Computer Science. Janna previously interned for Beepboop for over a year, blowing us away with her ability to not only design delightful user experiences, but also do the coding to make her designs come to life. Janna’s first project as a full-time team member will be improving our new student onboarding flow so that more students who create an account actually attend their first live Drill. When not standing over shoulders to understand a user’s every click, Janna can be found rock climbing in and around her home in Philadelphia.
Emily Pommier - Growth & Product Marketing Analyst (LinkedIn)
Emily recently graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Romance Languages and is a polyglot, speaking English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Emily has over 200+ hours of experience teaching foreign languages at Dartmouth College using the Rassias Method. Emily has interned for Beepboop since Beepboop’s creation and has become an expert at creating engaging, witty, and effective lesson plans that instructors enjoy teaching and students love so much that they go viral in the language-learning community. In addition to turning our educational content into amazing marketing material, Emily manages our email marketing channels, coordinating over 400,000 automated emails sent to users each month. Emily will be moving from the US to Spain next month where she will teach English in public schools part time in addition to her work at Beepboop.
That’s it for now!