In its bid to expand its services and make the eLearning product more inclusive not only for teachers, but also for students, Cerebro has officially announced its partnership with Akads PH, an online matching system for students and tutors for afterschool academic support.
During the virtual partnership launch held last January 27 via Facebook Live, Cerebro’s Chief Executive Officer Jonald Justine Itugot highlighted how Cerebro was initially structured as a tutorial center when it was originally founded in 2014.
“Now that we have a wider reach, we believe that today is the best time to go back to our roots not to make a step backwards, but to include our expertise in the past among the services that we are currently providing to our clients, particularly in the field of education,” he said, noting that with help of Akads PH, Cerebro may now regain the identity it has made in the City of Cavite eight years ago.
Meanwhile, Cerebro’s Chief Product Officer Leslie Castillo demonstrated the two products’ integration, showing how students and parents from the Cerebro’s partner schools may now book a session with Akads PH’s tutors directly within their learning management system (LMS) platforms and settle the corresponding payments online through GoodPay.
During her closing remarks, Akads PH’s Chief Executive Officer Angela Mercado recalled how she felt the need for such type of services having been a “grade conscious” student herself during her academic years.
“We created Akads PH not just for tutors to find students, but also for students to find tutors for academic help in the form of tutorials. This partnership has made the process a lot easier and more accessible to students,” she added.
Both Cerebro and Akads PH are part of the Ideaspace Foundation and QBO Innovation Hub’s network of startups. Cerebro is part of Ideaspace Acceleration Program’s 8th cohort after pivoting to the EdTech industry, while Akads PH is part of QBO’s INQBATION program for 2020.