Weekly Reports, Daylight Savings + Login Error

NEW Weekly Report Emails

Starting this week, you will begin receiving regular performance updates straight to your inbox in the form of Weekly Reports. These emails have been created to provide a high-level view of the information in your Tutor Workbooks, and will contain the following information:

Current Status based on your performance metrics, along with an explanation of where you stand (Good Standing, Acceptable, Warning or Under Review.)

Latest Updates from the Operations Team such as important announcements, policy updates or upcoming events.

– Week Overview detailing the number of sessions you completed, how many shift hours you worked and how many key tutor fault tags were earned in the previous week.

4-Week Performance data based on the previous ranking period with details about your average pedagogy score, % of sessions that reached Gap Bridged, and your Tutor Ranking.

– Monthly Totals for Time Not Active, Scheduling Issues and Session Refunds.

– Student Feedback from the previous week, including comments, average student rating and a breakdown of student comment tags (for example ‘Clear Explanation’ or ‘Slow Typing’)

– TQM Comments from the previous week for any sessions that received written feedback from Tutor Quality Managers.

Click the image above for an example email much like the one you will be receiving this week.


On Sunday, March 11th we will be observing Daylight Savings in America. If you reside in an area that doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time and you haven’t yet been in touch with us about this, please check your email for important instructions from scheduling@yup.com about how this will affect your Yup shifts.

If you live in an area that doesn’t observe Daylight Savings and did not receive an email, please reach out to schedule@yup.com to let us know.


If you are experiencing the bug currently affecting Facebook login, please disable your pop-up blocker, use Chrome’s incognito mode or retrieve your password via the following link and login with your Yup associated email: Retrieve Password Link.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

— Team Yup

Tutor Chat Bugs + New Users


Recently, we’ve been looking into issues involving message lag within Tutor Chat. For some tutors, the site occasionally takes a long time to respond to typing and/or drawing. As a reminder, whenever an issue hurts your ability to teach quickly and effectively, please follow the instructions below!

If you’ve run into this issue, we ask that you email tutor.support@yup.com with a description of the circumstances in which this issue tends to arise. The next time it arises while you’re conducting a session, follow the ‘Dev. Console Instructions’ as laid out in the bug reporting doc:

Yup Bug Reporting Instructions

Then, email a screenshot of the Dev. Console to tutor.support@yup.com.

We normally do NOT want you to refresh your browser while you’re in a session, but if this issue comes up for you, please give it a try, and let us know in your bug report whether or not it helps.

It can be tough for our Engineering Team to debug without having specific system errors to reference, so thank you for your cooperation and patience!


With the recent addition of the New User flag, which identifies new Yup students within their student profile, we encourage you to become more aware of how your interactions with these users may influence their newly forming opinions of Yup.

We’ve laid out a few ideas to keep in mind when working with new students to make sure they’re having the best possible experience. It’s important to note that while these practices should be applied to every session, they take on even greater importance when you’re matched with a new Yup student:

Happy tutoring!

— Team Yup

Bug Reporting + New Feature Survey


To simplify the way we track and handle technical issues with our site, we ask that you no longer use the “Report Bug” button on the bottom right corner of your screen when you encounter bugs.

The new bug reporting process that we’d like you to follow from now on is outlined in the following document:

Yup Bug Reporting Instructions


tutor.support@yup.com Report serious and/or time-sensitive issues
System Issues HipChat Room Report minor issues or discuss bugs with other tutors


1. If an issue significantly impairs or completely hinders your ability to claim sessions or communicate with students:

Immediately email tutor.support@yup.com.

Instructions on what to include in your email can be found in the link above. Examples of these issues include not being able to press the “claim session” button or not being able to see the student’s messages.

2. If you run into a system error that does not significantly impair your actual tutoring:

Report the issue(s) via the “System Issues” HipChat room.

You may also continue to use this HipChat room to discuss system issues with fellow tutors, who may be experiencing the same issues as you and may have advice on dealing with them. An example of this is your passed session count increasing without an incoming session notification.

If you have any questions about this new procedure, please email tutor.support@yup.com and someone from the Operations Team will get back to you.

TUTOR SURVEY: New Tutor Dashboard Features

Create your own user feedback survey

— Team Yup

Adapting to Student Knowledge


A few weeks ago, we invited a number of randomly selected Yup tutors to watch a PlayPosit training video entitled ‘Adapting to Student Knowledge’. The video outlines general strategies for using guiding questions to move sessions forward quickly while aligning with students’ abilities. 

We found that after being asked to review this video, not only did the selected tutors demonstrate higher gap bridged percentages, but students left less “confusing explanation” feedback and more “fast teaching” feedback on the tutors’ sessions.

If you haven’t already done so, please log in to PlayPosit, watch the video, and answer the interactive quiz questions. The video is less than 6 minutes long and, at the end of the video, you’ll have the chance to leave feedback; please let us know about anything you found either confusing or helpful. We hope you find it informative!

If you have not yet received your PlayPosit credentials or need help logging in, please email tutor.support@yup.com.

— Team Yup