9 Dec

Define Your Competitive Advantage

December 9th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Your competitive advantage helps you differentiate yourself from the crowd, while highlighting your value. What unique value do you provide to your clients? What cool skill or service do you offer that makes your tutoring business stand out above the rest? It’s important to keep in mind that a competitive advantage must be difficult for [...]

4 Dec

Stay Visible with Search Engine Optimization

December 4th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Once upon a time we used the phone book and the classified ads to find local businesses. They’ve gone digital, and so should you. Add your business to the Yellow Pages online, your local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade listing. Also, check for other local business directories in your area. These registries make [...]

3 Dec

Ready for Delivery!

December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

'Tis the season for some new feature updates! We've been keeping our ears open for your feedback around email deliverability and have been continuously monitoring everything we can to make sure your business emails are being successfully received by your families. This week's update focuses on our new Deliverability Report, which can be found in the [...]

25 Nov

Stay Connected: Getting Started with Social Media

November 25th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

It’s estimated that there are over 3 billion social media users all around the world. Obviously, it's become a very powerful tool, but social media for personal use is quite different from your business use. In order for it to work for your business, you need to have a plan. Determine your goals Take a [...]

21 Nov

Introducing: Our New Student Portal!

November 21st, 2019|Announcements, Product Features|

It's a big day in the TutorBird office! Today we’re launching an opt-in beta version of our new Student Portal - complete with an updated and modern interface. The new Student Portal is functionally identical to the current Student Portal, but is rebuilt using significantly newer technology that opens the door to exciting possibilities in [...]

12 Nov

Get Paid Online and Save Your Time

November 12th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Did you know that choosing to accept online payments means that you'll receive payments 2x faster? Many tutors still only accept cash and check, but fewer people carry cash or have a checkbook at all. If your clients usually carry credit cards instead, you should offer more convenient payment options. Families have far fewer reasons [...]

24 Oct

My School Books is changing its name to TutorBird!

October 24th, 2019|Announcements|

    Let your tutoring business take flight! We are so excited to announce that My School Books will be changing its name to TutorBird in the coming weeks! Over the past few months, we have been working tirelessly to create a new brand identity that would accurately represent who we are and what we [...]

23 Oct

Automate, Automate, Automate!

October 23rd, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

When you’re running a business, one of the most precious commodities of all is your time. Psychology Today defines time management as “the ability to plan and control how someone spends the hours in a day to effectively accomplish their goals.” Notice the words plan and control. How many times have you said “I don’t [...]

16 Oct

Laundry List of Changes!

October 16th, 2019|Product Features|

This week, we’ve got loads of little improvements to help you during this busy fall season (and yes, that is a laundry pun). The bulk of this week’s improvements are aimed at enhancing the user experience and making life a little easier by saving you some clicks. We made several changes throughout the app that will remember [...]

14 Oct

Simplify Your Billing

October 14th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Do you have a collection of students that all pay different rates? Are some families invoiced at different intervals? Just the thought of this sounds stressful and time-consuming juggling act. It sounds like it might be time to simplify your billing practices. When you first start out, it may be simple to manage multiple rates. [...]