Video Lessons in TutorBird: Zoom, FaceTime & Skype

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. […]

March 20th, 2020|Product Features|

Supporting Online Tutoring with TutorBird

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: https://www.tutorbird.com/zoom-facetime-skype-integration/ […]

March 17th, 2020|Product Features|

More Mini March Updates!

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 [...]

March 6th, 2020|Product Features|

You’ve Got Mail

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? [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Product Features|

A Flurry of Updates!

While many people are winding down this time of year in preparation for the holiday season, the TutorBird elves (aka our awesome developers) have been working 'round the clock! You may not notice any major differences at first glance, but this flurry of behind-the-scenes updates will keep TutorBird running smoothly while you're celebrating the holidays [...]

December 23rd, 2019|Product Features|

Introducing: Our New Student Portal!

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 [...]

November 21st, 2019|Announcements, Product Features|

Laundry List of Changes!

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 [...]

October 16th, 2019|Product Features|

We’re (Pay)rolling with Excitement!

Dealing with payroll may not be the most exciting part of your job, there's no need to be shy about it. That's why with TutorBird, all you've got to do is set your teachers up with their payroll rates and leave the rest up to us! Easy peasy, right? To kick things up another notch, we've [...]

September 18th, 2019|Product Features|

Time is Money

Happy Monday from the TutorBird team! The sun is shining, the coffee pot is brewing and we've got some shiny new updates for you. Someone wise once said "Good things come to those who wait", and we're here to reward everyone's patience. This week's most exciting feature is something that many of you have asked for... [...]

August 26th, 2019|Product Features|

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade...right? For teachers, replace lemons with fall scheduling, and lemonade with organized chaos - now that sounds about right! Our busy summer in the office hasn’t wound down, and the team is always searching for ways that we can improve the ease and speed of how you use [...]

August 16th, 2019|Product Features|