21 Nov

Introducing: Our New Student Portal!

2020-11-10T12:19:18-05:00November 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 [...]

24 Oct

My School Books is changing its name to TutorBird!

2020-09-22T15:09:06-04:00October 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 [...]

4 Dec

Build a Safer, More Secure Website!

2020-09-22T15:09:08-04:00December 4th, 2018|Announcements|

If you’re using a custom domain name with TutorBird and you don’t yet have a SSL certificate, it’s time to update your domain configuration (it’s easy and free). We’ll be sending an email to anyone who needs to update their domain configuration. If you're already using TutorBird to host your website, you're A-OK and don't need to [...]

7 Nov

A Grab Bag of Improvements

2020-09-22T15:09:08-04:00November 7th, 2018|Announcements|

Improving the Sign-Up Widget: If you’re using the new Sign-Up widget with a Policy Agreement field, any links to the policy itself should now work correctly. For those using the old Sign-Up widget, the Policy Agreement should put something more user friendly in the student note field. If you have a statement (something like "I [...]

30 Oct

Your Invoices Are 99% Complete!

2020-09-22T15:09:08-04:00October 30th, 2018|Announcements|

When you create invoices in bulk, TutorBird will now display a progress bar! It makes it easy to see how many are completed and how many are left to go. This should also resolve page time-out issues that some schools were experiencing when manually generating large numbers of invoices. Other Improvements This Week: We fixed [...]

24 Oct

Loop + Repeat

2020-09-22T15:09:09-04:00October 24th, 2018|Announcements|

The embedded video/audio player in the Media Library now has the ability to loop specific ranges. This allows students to repeat specific sections for study without having to manually rewind the track each time. Other Updates: Receipt emails now include an attached PDF receipt. The receipt shows your school address, the amount received (or refunded) [...]

26 Sep

Fire Up the Widget!

2020-09-22T15:09:11-04:00September 26th, 2017|Announcements, Product Features|

Press the big red button! No, not that button, the other button! This is 100% not how development works at all. Anyway! We made some changes to the registration widget this week, and now it can do more things: Update an existing student in the system with a new phone number and/or address Change an [...]

22 Aug

Responsiveness is key!

2020-09-22T15:09:12-04:00August 22nd, 2017|Announcements, Product Features|

Hey, Everyone! We've been working really hard to improve the mobile experience of TutorBird lately. This week we're excited to introduce a new mobile layout for all tables used on the site. We think this will really improve the user experience across mobile devices. While we are working hard to improve the mobile experience, we [...]

1 Aug


2020-09-22T15:09:12-04:00August 1st, 2017|Announcements, Product Features|

Hi Everyone! Don't worry, we're still here! We've been hard at work improving the overall performance of the application as well as fixing up some minor issues. Updates: New students can now be added to existing families on the Waiting List (and existing students can also be merged with families on the Waiting List). We've [...]

18 Jul

Continuously Improving

2020-09-22T15:09:12-04:00July 18th, 2017|Announcements, Product Features|

We are continuously striving to improve the user experience of TutorBird! Check out this week's improvements below. Just a heads up, for the remainder of the summer we'll be focusing on internal changes to improve overall performance. During this time, we will not be posting our regular weekly updates as frequently. Don't worry though! Regular [...]