9 Jul

Sorry, I Can’t Make It!

July 9th, 2018|Product Features|

This week, we changed the behavior if you cancel a lesson by setting the attendance to “Teacher Absent”. With this attendance status selected, an SMS/Email Reminder is now automatically sent using the “Event Cancelled” email/SMS template. This ensures that students and parents who use SMS/email reminders will be notified in advance of the canceled lesson (no additional [...]

27 Jun

Solid Foundation

June 27th, 2018|Product Features|

Over the past several months, we’ve made a large number of internal changes to the site to improve page load times across the board. Some of these internal changes are also setting the groundwork for some highly requested features :) This week at MSB: We’ve made some changes to our network configuration to ensure continued [...]

6 Jun

RemindMe! Email & SMS reminders improved!

June 6th, 2018|Product Features|

We've tweaked the Email and SMS reminders so that duplicate reminders are not sent if you entered the parent's email address (or phone number) in the details of a child student. No more annoying copies sent twice! Our latest improvements: The Revenue and Expense Report has been optimized so that it generates much more quickly [...]

29 May

Take a Picture, It Will Last Longer!

May 29th, 2018|Product Features|

In this week's update, we've improved the face detection for profile pictures. It wasn't acting consistently before, but now when you add or update a profile picture for a student or a teacher, it will automatically center on that person's face! Other improvements, great and small: The formatting of the printed attendance notes has been [...]

8 May

This, That & The Other Thing

May 8th, 2018|Product Features|

We've got a bit of everything in this week's update! Changes this week include: When you add a profile picture to a student or teacher and no face is automatically detected in that image, the thumbnail will now be the entire image (cropped as a centered square) instead of defaulting to the student/teacher's initials. We've [...]

24 Apr

As a unit of measurement, we think “titch” is in metric.

April 24th, 2018|Product Features|

The "Balance Paid/Balance Owing" text and color in the Parent Portal is now consistent with the Teacher Portal. So when parents and adult students sign into the Portal, their "Account & Invoices" page will show "Balance Paid" in green and "Balance Owing" is now shown in red! Optimizing for maximum warp! I mean speed! We've [...]

2 Apr

Faster! Faster!

April 2nd, 2018|Product Features|

To infinity... and beyond! We're doing our best to make TutorBird faster and more efficient to serve your school's needs, and we've implemented some optimizations to the Student List page to make it load faster. This will be most noticeable for larger schools!  Some other optimizations are secret (read: boring), so shhh. Other fun things: [...]

13 Mar

Notification of Notification Preferences

March 13th, 2018|Product Features|

If you haven't already guessed, this week's update involves notifications! We've reworked the email notification options. You can now individually toggle the following email notification from your "My Preferences" page: When a student joins a lesson through the Student Portal When a parent/student cancels a lesson through the Student Portal When a parent/student disables email [...]

6 Mar

Everybody Gets a Cancellation SMS!

March 6th, 2018|Product Features|

You get a SMS! And you get a SMS! Everybody gets a Cancellation SMS! Building on our previous update; when you cancel a day's worth of events in the Calendar, you'll now see the option to notify all affected students and parents by SMS. Prior to this change, the SMS option was only available when [...]

20 Feb

Happy Fix-It Tuesday!

February 20th, 2018|Product Features|

Fix-It Tuesday might not be an official holiday, but here at TutorBird we decided you might like a pick-me-up after the long weekend. And so, we've made some changes! New Features: Building on last week's changes, you can now create a Student Details Report with blank lines so that parents/students can fill in missing information [...]