Session Accuracy + Reminders

ENSURING SESSION ACCURACY

As an education platform, allowing incorrect answers to slip through the cracks violates a fundamental trust for the students and parents depending on our service. Unfortunately, the Wrong Answer tag is one of the most frequently assigned session tags by TQMs.

A recent Ops Analysis uncovered the following data points:

  • More than 50% of Wrong Answer tags happen when a tutor doesn’t thoroughly check a student’s work
  • About 15% of Wrong Answer tags stem from a tutor failing to follow given instructions

This analysis has shown us that the majority of Wrong Answer tags can be easily prevented by following directions and checking work thoroughly. Below is an infographic from 2018 with more tips and reminders:


QUICK REMINDERS

  • Referral Program:
    • Thank you for your interest in the Tutor Referral program thus far! Just a reminder that we’ve extended our trial until April 5th – keep referring tutors to earn up to $125 for yourself and up to $75 for the referred tutor! Learn More
  • Outdated Apps:
    • A number of in-session issues we’ve seen become more prevalent can be easily fixed by the student by updating their app.
      • Two specific issues caused by outdated apps are missing or disabled achievement buttons and duplicated session messages.
    • When you notice the above errors, asking the student to update their app – at the end of the session – will ensure they are having the best possible experience.

 

Happy Tutoring!

— Team Yup

Tutor Survey, Answer Checks + Inactivity

FEBRUARY SURVEY REMINDER: If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to take the quick February Tutor Satisfaction Survey!


NEW ANSWER CHECK POLICY

Starting immediately, we will be taking a new approach for sessions in which students come to us with solutions to be checked rather than problems to be solved:

  • While most sessions are submitted by users who need help solving, some students have already solved and simply need their answer confirmed
  • This new policy gives tutors the go-ahead to confirm answers at face value, as long as they at least encourage the student to share work before confirming the answer

Read more in the infographic below:

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to tutor.support@yup.com with questions about this!


INACTIVE STUDENT REMINDERS

Late last year, we removed faulty automatic system timers that were (unreliably) ending sessions in which students were inactive for a set amount of time.

Since this change, it has been up to the tutor to end the session when a student becomes inactive – after sending the appropriate canned response. See below for reminders for inactive student procedure.

  • There are two situations in which you are expected to manually end the session due to inactivity so you can be rematched
    • The student does not send a message to the chatroom within 2 minutes of the session beginning
    • The student does not respond to a question for 5 minutes and is unresponsive when checked on
  • Once the session has concluded and the student confirms that they don’t have more problems/questions, it is acceptable to end the session before 5 minutes have passed
    • For example, if you have said goodbye to the student and they don’t end the session, end the session manually so you can be rematched.

 

Happy Tutoring!

— Team Yup

New Resource + Dashboard Bugs

RUBRIC STANDARD INFOGRAPHICS

Earlier this year, we introduced a flowchart-style infographic to guide tutors through the Gap Clarification Phase, as measured by Rubric Standard 1.1. This week, we are excited to introduce similar, infographic-style visual aids to clarify every standard on Yup’s tutor rubric.

These resources aim to break down the best practices for each standard in ways that are easy to reference and understand. In addition to providing tips and suggestions for earning the rubric point(s), they will also guide you through common situations that may arise in a session.

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These resources can also be found within our Yup Teaching Standards document on their respective rubric standard slides.


DASHBOARD BUGS

As the Engineering Team continues to diagnose and tackle Tutor Dashboard issues, it is now more important than ever to report any bugs you are experiencing during a shift. The most helpful way to report these bugs is to share a screenshot of the error messages in Chrome’s Developer Console so we can pass these on to the engineers.

To open the dev console, follow the path below in Chrome:

Chrome settings > More tools > Developer tools > Console

Note: We want to capture specifically the error messages listed in the console. You can click the “Default levels” drop-down menu and select only the “Errors” option to see just error messages.

To see the dev console, go to Chrome settings > More tools > Developer tools > Console

Once you have captured the error messages, please share the image(s) in the Slack #system-issues channel along with a description of the issue you experienced. For urgent errors that prevent you from teaching, please also share this information with us at tutor.support@yup.com.

Thanks in advance for your help, and for your patience and understanding with these issues!

— Team Yup

Gave Answer Update + Dispute Survey

GAVE ANSWER TAG – UPDATE
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Thank you all for being a part of our Gave Answer Tag Experiment and giving us great feedback!

Based on the results, we want to flag three updates to the Gave Answer Tag that aim to improve both the tutor and student experience:

1. New Gave Answer Scoring as of Monday, August 6:

  • The Gave Answer tag will no longer result in a score of 0
  • Instead, tutors will receive a “No” for standards 1.2 and 3.1

2. Infographic: Updated Guidelines for Pushing Information

3. Examples: Gave Answer Case Examples

  • Scenario #1
    The student is willing to participate, but discouraged by how long it’s taking for them to solve
  • Scenario #2
    The student has demonstrated the ability to complete a certain step earlier in the session
  • Scenario #3
    The student is checking answers that were reached before the session

Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback about the Gave Answer Tag by reaching out to tutor.support@yup.com.


NEW DISPUTE POLICY SURVEY

What are your thoughts on the recent dispute policy change? Fill out this brief survey to let us know!

Dispute Policy Survey

Happy tutoring!

— Team Yup

CotW #3 + Best Method Infographic

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to Comment of the Week winner, Maya Merchant! This session was tagged “Clear Explanation” and received the following comment:

“Thank you so much for your help, I finally understand how to do problems like the one you helped me with.”

Please read through the session and annotations to see why this session helped the student learn something she had been struggling with:

Comment of the Week #3   ›  

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INFOGRAPHIC: BEST SOLUTION METHOD

Follow the flow chart below to help guide your sessions towards the most appropriate solution method for the student and their problem:

Happy tutoring!

— Team Yup