2 Aug

Organization is Key

August 2nd, 2019|Product Features|

Between setting up your school's fall schedule, dealing with new student enrollments and making time for that glass of wine at the end of the day - how do you stay organized? It may look easy enough to the untrained eye, but the TutorBird team knows better. This update includes organizational touches that effect report [...]

12 Jul

Ping! You’ve Got a Notification!

July 12th, 2019|Product Features|

Ping! Check your devices, you’ve got a notification from TutorBird! Between working on new software updates and playing leapfrog (still kidding!), things in the office have been busy as ever. Our development team is still working tirelessly to deliver some large-scale, exciting updates that will improve how TutorBird operates and appears for our users. This [...]

8 Jul

Effective Exit Interviews

July 8th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Nobody wants to lose customers, but it’s a reality of running a business. However, it's a great opportunity to review policies or best practices. Here are a few ways you can conduct exit interviews: Create an online survey using something like Survey Monkey, and email it to your students. Give your families a survey in [...]

24 Jun

Get Sent Straight to the Inbox

June 24th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Spam detection has grown more sophisticated over the years and there’s a chance your emails are getting sent to the junk folder. Something called Sender Engagement is now a factor in determining which emails make it into your recipients' inboxes and which make it into their junk folder. So, what is sender engagement? Email providers will [...]

20 Jun

Cloudy with a Chance of Uploads!

June 20th, 2019|Product Features|

Our development team are working their fingers to the bone writing code, testing functionality and playing leapfrog (just kidding with that last one!) We are undergoing renovations - literally in the office and figuratively in the way that TutorBird is organized. It's a huge undertaking and that's why our updates are recently short and sweet. [...]

10 Jun

Benefits of a Student Portal

June 10th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

An online portal should be a student or parent's first stop for the answers to their questions. No need to repeat yourself any longer. An online portal is also a great way for your students to engage with your studio outside of their scheduled lesson times. They can bring part of that in-studio experience home [...]

27 May

Document Disconnect

May 27th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Does you use multiple programs to keep track of your day to day business? How many tabs do you have open in your browser? Do you find yourself losing countless hours scheduling everyone in your Google Calendar, while their billing information is stored in an Excel spreadsheet? Do you open your Word document with families’ [...]

7 May

Skip a Beat

May 7th, 2019|Product Features|

If you manually invoice your business in bulk, we have a cool new feature for you! Bulk invoicing now has an option to skip invoices that would display $0 owing. Previously, this was only available if you were using the auto-invoicing feature. Now you can easily avoid creating invoices when nothing is owed. And don't worry, [...]

2 Apr

Student Sign-Up Form 2.0!

April 2nd, 2019|Product Features|

As many of you know (because you were awesome beta-testers!), we recently introduced a new version of the Student Sign-Up or Registration form. The new widget features a number of usability improvements over the current form, including: More modern look and feel with colors that can be customized to match your site. Multiple students can [...]

12 Mar

Accessibility is Awesome!

March 12th, 2019|Product Features|

Making sure more people can use TutorBird! We’ve made a few minor changes to the Student Portal to improve accessibility for the visually impaired. Some of the “Zoom” buttons now correctly tell screen readers what content they are associated with. If you’re located in the Netherlands, the PDF Payment Receipt has been translated into Dutch. [...]