Hast du dich schon einmal gefragt, wie es ist, als Redakteur*in bei sofatutor zu arbeiten? Heute werfen wir einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Arbeit unserer kreativen Köpfe. Erfahre aus teaminterner Sicht, wie die redaktionelle Arbeit bei sofatutor aussieht, mit wem man zusammenarbeitet und was sofatutor als Arbeitgeber besonders macht.
At sofatutor, we believe that our company’s success is not just about what we achieve, but how we achieve it. Today we want to shine a spotlight on our sustainability initiatives and share a special event that’s close to our hearts: sofatutor’s very first remote sustainability day.
In the heart of Berlin, amidst the warm August sun, sofatutor’s summer event week was abuzz with energy and enthusiasm. Among the many activities and gatherings that took place, one event stood out for its unique and refreshing approach to fostering learning and connection: our first sofatutor unconference. In this post, you’ll get to know this unconventional event, which combined both sofatutor’s core value of learning while also reinforcing the motto of our summer event week: deepening team connections.
Following the tradition of all coming together once a year (read more about our very first summer event week here), we spent three work days in Berlin, working, learning and celebrating as an international remote first team.
In this post we share our team’s impressions of sofatutor’s summer event.
What were our team member’s personal highlights, and what was it like to meet everybody offscreen? Also you’ll get to watch the official event video :)
As part of our benefits program our employees can choose between different mobility offerings that support mobility on both short distances and longer trips throughout Germany.
In this post you’ll get to read about sofatutor’s Swapfiets membership, the BVG and Deutschlandticket, how team members use them and how to combine them with other benefits.
We are very happy to be working in a more and more international team. To support our employees to get along well in a non-native speaking work environment, we offer German and English courses for different levels through our language school as part of our benefit program. In this post, we collect some insights from sofatutor team members who are keen about learning German with sofatutor.
In May, we launched a new offer specifically for teachers. With Teacher Premium, individual teachers can now take advantage of all the benefits of our online learning platform and share our content with their students.
In this post you’ll learn what Teacher Premium offers in detail, why it was developed and who was involved in the process.
Im April hat Olivia, die eine 9. Klasse besucht, ihr Schülerpraktikum bei sofatutor gemacht. In einer Woche hat sie unser Content-Team kennengelernt, gesehen, wie Lernvideos entstehen und selbst Illustrationen für sofatutor kreiert. In diesem Blog-Post erzählt sie selbst von ihren Erfahrungen und zeigt uns ihre eigenen sofatutor-Illustrationen:
May was the month of health at sofatutor. While we already introduced you to our fitness benefits, in this blog post, we’ll also dive into the mental health benefits that our e-learning company offers and give insights into our health-themed project month. We understand that learning is not solely about acquiring new skills but also about nurturing the well-being of our team members. By embracing a remote-first philosophy and assembling a diverse team of experts from around the globe, we are thriving for a work environment that focuses on individual needs and improves our wellbeing.
Personal and professional development at sofatutor: From working student IT to fullstack development
Today you will get to know Kemal, his personal and professional development at sofatutor, and his very own contribution to improving educational opportunities internationally. Kemal’s passion for alternative education and his willingness to learn opened doors to new opportunities. Through dedication, continuous learning, and a genuine desire to make a difference in the world, Kemal has made his steps from working student in IT infrastructure to fullstack development in one of our agile cross functional teams.
Aiming to break down traditional gender roles and promote diversity and equality, we pursue different initiatives internally and externally as a team. This year one of them was our first participation in the Girls’ and Boys’ Day 2023, which aims to counteract prejudices of young students towards “typical” women’s and men’s professions.
Since we spend several hours a day sitting in front of our monitors or attending meetings, exercise can be a good compensation. Sports can also improve your mood and your ability to concentrate. To facilitate team members a healthy distraction from their daily work routine, sofatutor offers a variety of fitness benefits, you’ll get to know in this post.
With around 250 people, working from all over the world, we shape the future of digital education internationally. How working with sofatutor from anywhere in Germany or from abroad works, you’ll read in this post. Catch impressions both from the team and the business side.
Employee Development is a driving force at sofatutor, and we strive for our employees to grow within our teams.
What does this mean? We support them in improving their existing competencies, but also in developing new skills. In this post we look at Viviana’s path, learning how Employee Development can look like at sofatutor.
What vision guides us at sofatutor? How is the company strategy adapted and integrated in the teams?
In this post, you will learn about the process which the People & Culture team goes through to work on a vision that guides our team and supports Sofatutor on its further journey. You will get to know about our vision workshop in Berlin this week and learn how a common vision can emerge from different perspectives.
Welcome back to our colorful family of learning characters!
A couple of weeks ago we already introduced you to sofatutor’s fictional math experts for our users in the US and the UK. As promised, in this post you will get to know our international characters in the field of English Language Arts. Many international characters are also part of sofatutor’s DACH character family. Therefore, you can use this post to take a glimpse into what sofatutor e-learning content looks like internationally.
Meet the playful e-teaching family and learn who is there to help you when you are learning English Language Arts. We are confident that our editorial and design teams will inspire you with the digital learning helpers they created and wish you a fun time with all of them!
sofatutor has developed from a small start up to a top player in EdTech in the last few years. Our staff has grown as well and many employees have also grown at home and have become parents.
sofatutor tries to relieve and support parents in many different ways. In the following I will share my experience as a father and Caro’s experience as a mother working for sofatutor:
In 2023 at sofatutor, we will continue to work on providing students internationally with creative learning materials that allow them to learn at their own pace, independent of time and place. Thanks to our incredible creative content team, our content writers, illustrators, graphic and motion designers, there’s no shortage of fun in the process!
To kick off the new year, we would like to introduce you to some of our beloved sofatutor characters with whom you, your children or your students can learn and teach in 2023.
Company Christmas parties, last team meetings, big retros and plannings… Everybody seems busy preparing for the end of the year.
A good opportunity to review what happened on the sofatutor blog in 2022 and to thank everyone who contributed with knowledge, skills, creativity and planning. A more or less small team of helping elves is hiding behind every post. They remain unseen but only with every little contribution, ideas can be rolled out on the blog. Introducing you to one of those helpers, today you will get to know Lena. With her skills in Graphic Design and Illustration she brightens up posts with pictures and illustrations.
Since we are kicking off the penultimate week of 2022 in just a few days and many of us are already entering a holiday mood, our team joined online for an international Holiday Get-together. On Tuesday this week we looked back at the last months at sofatutor and enjoyed some team quality time while playing fun games.
Valentina and Christian are both Engineering Managers in two of our five agile teams (named by the colors pictured above), that form the Product & Tech area at sofatutor. Together with them we take a look at the work of Team Green and Team Purple and find out how agility is lived in individual and collaborative work. Today you will find out why agile ways of thinking have led to sofatutor’s product and tech team not working uniformly according to the strict Scrum style.
Learning – one of sofatutor’s core values. In order to meet that company value, sofatutor offers various possibilities for their employees to constantly develop themselves professionally and personally. One of our favorites took place yesterday, November 22nd: the remote Conference Day. A whole day dedicated to learning from and teaching your colleagues – no matter if the topic is about company-related aspects or just about something that an employee is personally passionate about and wants to share their thoughts on it.
Two months ago, sofatutor went international!
On September 5th, we sat in front of our screens in anticipation as Chris, Engineering Manager in Team Green, kicked off the final technical implementation of the US website. Closely after, sofatutor also went online in the UK. How are Jane the owl and Popcorn the penguin doing in these new worlds? Today we look at how sofatutor is doing internationally, getting some first-hand information from Team Content and Marketing. What have our international teams been working on and what else is planned for this year?
Sudden new requirements for the work of the team in the middle of an ongoing process? Technical innovations that need to be implemented quickly? Agility in mind and work makes it possible to react quickly to all such internal and external changes.
In a small blog post series we introduce the sofatutor way of agility to you. Among others, you will get some insights by one of our Agile Coaches in Product and Tech, Veronica. In this first post you will also get a short introduction into scrum by Viviana, People Business Partner for our content team, who recently certified as ‘Scrum Master’.
At sofatutor, learning and education are our top priorities – which is why learning is one of our company’s core values. Learning at sofatutor doesn’t just stop with pupils studying on our platform, employees can also benefit from regular training.
2019 was not only the year of the first climate strike in Berlin. It was also the year when we at sofatutor first participated, coming prepared with posters demanding to “Take action now!”. Three years later, the climate crisis needs action and attention all the more urgently. We at sofatutor are taking small steps to become more and more climate friendly: Apart from ecological cleaning and hygiene products in the office and sustainable companies like “Future Bens” and “Big Little Things” providing employee benefits, we have been offsetting our corporate carbon emissions since 2020. To demonstrate that we stand with Fridays for Future and their cause we joined the big annual Climate Strike on September 23rd once again.
We all know that feeling, you don’t have that much time for vacation left and you still get the urge to travel. That’s how I felt this year, so I thought, why not try out Workation? With our policy for global mobile work, this should be no problem.
Welcome to our vivid sofatutor office in Berlin-Friedrichshain! On a quick photo tour we show you which values accompany our everyday work and where the innovation of digital learning happens. As we are a remote company and international team, our work life, meetings and communication take place digitally. Those who want to work on site and get together in person, can find the perfect spot for it in our office.
An excerpt of my sofatutor-summer-diary: Not romantic in the traditional sense but somehow a love letter to all those learnings I made, as a working student in our talent team, these last few months between the end of my bachelor’s degree and the start of my master’s. How my journey at sofatutor started as an intern – you can read about it here.