5 May

April Showers Bring May… Updates!

May 5th, 2020|Product Features|

April showers bring May flowers, and we've got a bouquet of updates for you! Our recent upgrades and enhancements:  We upgraded our text editor to a newer, more modern version! It includes all your favorite formatting features, but in a cleaner and more organized layout. Plus, the toolbar is always visible when writing lesson notes [...]

9 Apr

No April Fools Here!

April 9th, 2020|Product Features|

Don't think we've stopped after our major video platform integrations released in March - we're still hard at work! This week's updates may seem small, but they'll help keep things running smoothly - more time to spend teaching and less stress! Our recent updates & fixes:  To address a recent change Zoom made to enhance [...]

20 Mar

Video Lessons in TutorBird: Zoom, FaceTime & Skype

March 20th, 2020|Product Features|

Last week the team at TutorBird worked hard to deliver a much-requested Skype integration for tutors making the switch to online lessons. This week, we’ve been focusing on two other integrations requested by our members: Zoom and FaceTime! These integrations will allow for seamless online tutoring with TutorBird. Here’s how to get your business set up for online lessons: Zoom   Zoom is a popular video conferencing platform that you can use to teach 1:1 lessons and group lessons. First you’ll need to sign up with Zoom if you don’t already have an account. Then, add your Personal Meeting ID to TutorBird. Click here for single tutor business instructions and here for multi-tutor business instructions. Next, you’ll need to add lessons to your Calendar: Navigate to the “Calendar” from the main menu on the left Click the “Categories” button above the calendar Select the “Locations” tab and click the “Add Location” button Give your new location a name and choose an icon to represent this location Choose the “Zoom Meeting” option When scheduling a lesson, choose the appropriate location from the “Location” drop-down menu You can begin your Zoom meeting by clicking the location from the event details or from your Home Agenda by clicking the Zoom Meeting button. Students can join the Zoom meeting by clicking the link in the Student Portal Calendar, or the link in their email reminder. Note: The Zoom Basic plan has a 40-minute time limit on meetings with 3 or more participants. […]

17 Mar

Supporting Online Tutoring with TutorBird

March 17th, 2020|Product Features|

Looking to transition into online tutoring temporarily or as a long-term addition to your business offerings? With TutorBird, all aspects of your business can be managed remotely – from any device connected to the internet. The platform has a number of features that will support your students’ learning, and offer tutors and tutoring businesses an all-in-one solution to online tutoring. Here’s how you can get your business ready for online tutoring: Live Video Lessons TutorBird has introduced video integration with Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime to help with the transition to online lessons. See below for instructions on how to get started or view the instructional videos here. […]

6 Mar

More Mini March Updates!

March 6th, 2020|Product Features|

We've been getting so much positive feedback from our recent update, which included a major overhaul to email capabilities within TutorBird. But we haven't stopped yet! The team has just released some new updates that improve usability throughout the platform. Our latest updates:  When manually emailing an invoice, and Auto Pay is an option, the [...]

2 Mar

You’ve Got Mail

March 2nd, 2020|Product Features|

Today we’re introducing a major overhaul to the platform’s email capabilities. This update includes a number of highly requested features from TutorBird members, including the ability to schedule an email, forward previously sent emails, and keep a history of messages sent to tutors! Here are our exciting email enhancements:  Find yourself writing newsletters at 2AM? [...]

2 Mar

Your Accountant Can Count On You

March 2nd, 2020|Tutoring Business Tips|

This blog post is about everyone’s least favorite time of year: tax season. Do you or your accountant get overwhelmed when you show up with a box full of expense receipts for the year? Keeping your bookkeeping organized throughout the year has many benefits beyond being ready for tax season. We're always within arms reach [...]

6 Feb

20/20 Vision

February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The TutorBird team has spent the first month of 2020 working on improvements to help make things clear. That is to say... we've got 20/20 vision! We've tweaked some language and fixed some formatting to help you and your families better understand what you're seeing. Here's our list of updates: Improvements and enhancements:  Events on [...]

3 Feb

Embracing the Tech of the 21st Century

February 3rd, 2020|Tutoring Business Tips|

You’ve probably noticed that today’s students are digital natives; they grew up using screens instead of paper. Instead of sticking to old school methods that may turn them off of tutoring, speak their language and make technology part of your teaching style! Technology is a great resource for education, and the clever use of tech [...]

22 Jan

What’s the Forecast?

January 22nd, 2020|Tutoring Business Tips|

The future is clear… at least, the future of your business should be. Planning ahead to where you want your business to go is crucial for its sustainability. Where do you see your business this time next year? How do you plan your prospects and projections?  Maybe you would like to add more students; hire [...]