Scaling Updates + Student Feedback Award

HUMANITY, TUTOR GROWTH PATHWAYS + AUTUMN SCHEDULES

We’re so excited for the upcoming Autumn Semester! A couple of important updates:

Humanity Scheduling: Our soft launch continues through Friday 8/30 as we ensure our systems are integrated and tutor accounts work properly

  • Please confirm you’ve successfully logged in via the #announcements Slack channel post
  • While we appreciate you continuing to practice using Humanity, our current scheduling systems (available shifts google sheet, scheduling forms, etc) will remain our primary means for scheduling for another week
  • Our full launch date is set for Friday, August 30 to cover the week starting September 2! Look out for more information on what this entails next week!


Tutor Growth Pathway and Autumn Schedules:
A quick reminder that the freeze period is ending soon for Tutor Growth Pathway assessment

  • Reminder: Sunday, 8/25 is the last day to submit your Autumn availability
  • Expect your official Tutor Growth Pathway level &  new schedule on Thursday, 8/29
  • Launch of the Growth Pathway incentives system is set for September 1st
  • We will announce the contract re-signing process on Monday

OUTSTANDING STUDENT FEEDBACK AWARD

Congratulations to Mark Leibtog for earning the Outstanding Student Feedback Award! Some of Mark’s exceptional student feedback comments include:

  • “THANK YOU SO MUCH! You helped me so much today and it means so much:) Yup has been so helpful and you are one of the best teachers I’ve gotten paired up with!”
  • “Incredible teacher! Very clear next steps suggested”
  • “Very fast, didn’t have me on here for hours trying to solve one problem. Hope to be matched with this tutor again!”

Have a great weekend, all!

— Team Yup

Autumn at Yup Webinar + Student Feedback Award

CHANGES FOR AUTUMN 2019 + WEBINAR

The webinar will be hosted by our new Director, Kreg Moccia.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! Here at Yup HQ, we are gearing up for a number of new initiatives for the coming school year. In order to prepare for a new go-to-market strategy which could potentially increase our userbase substantially, Ops is redesigning how we test and qualify applicants, schedule tutors, and incentivize tutor growth and performance. The infographic below outlines these changes more in depth.

In order to fully introduce the tutor team to the changes to come, we will be holding a live webinar on Thursday, August 1st at 9:00AM PDT, hosted by our new Director of Tutor Operations, Kreg Moccia. The webinar will touch on all areas of the scaling program, but will focus on the new Tutor Incentive Program.

Looking forward to visiting with you all next week in the webinar! Check your emails for a Google Calendar invite with the Zoom webinar link.


OUTSTANDING STUDENT FEEDBACK AWARD 

Congratulations to Paul Jason Carolino for earning the Outstanding Student Feedback Award! This award is given to tutors who receive consistent, outstanding written feedback from students over several weeks along with demonstrating excellent overall performance.

Some of Paul’s exceptional student feedback comments include:

  • “Mr. Carolino you’re amazing!!! Thank you so much for your help. It was so helpful. You don’t know how much I appreciate it!!!”
  • “Awesome tutor! Thank you SO much for believing in me!!!! I dont come across as great of a tutor as you everyday, so thanks for all your help!”
  • “Thank you very much Mr. Carolino, I appreciate your help because you have made me understand what the question was asking. You are a hero!”

 

Happy tutoring!

— Team Yup

Login Change + Feedback Award & Reminders

⚠️ UPCOMING DASHBOARD LOGIN CHANGE ⚠️

On Friday, June 28th, we will be switching to a new login system for tutors. Instead of using your phone number to log in, you will be required to use your email address and password.

When the new system is deployed, please complete the following steps:

  1.  Log out of the dashboard
  2. Click the Reset Password link at yup.com/users/sign-in
  3. Enter your Yup-associated email address
  4. Check your email for a reset password link
  5. Follow the instructions to set your password
  6. Login using the new method!

It’s important that you update your password before it’s time to log into your next shift following the update next week – this will ensure that no sessions are dropped as a result of tutors being unable to login.

If you don’t remember which email is associated with your Yup account OR you wish to change it, please email tutor.support@yup.com as soon as possible.


GENERAL REMINDERS

Submitting Disputes:

  • Please limit disputes to three per month (based on when the session occurred), and submit within a week of when the session was conducted
  • Please stick to the guidelines for dispute eligibility: sessions that earned less than 8 points; sessions tagged Gave/Wrong Answer or  Content Knowledge.
  • Please do your best to explain why you feel you were inaccurately scored.

Answer Check Policy:

  • Reminder that we should only ask a student for their work/thought process once – if they refuse, please proceed with checking answers rather than continuing to press. (Relevant newsfeed post.)

Shift End Policy:

  • If you are with a student when your shift ends, you should only end the session if 1) you have found an answer together after your shift has ended OR 2) you have worked with the student for 30 minutes past the end of your shift (Relevant newsfeed post.)
  • When ending a session for one of the above reasons, please let the student know you have worked past the end of your shift (feel free to use a canned response for this!)
  • This policy was created to avoid poor student experiences near the end of a tutor’s shift. If your schedule does not allow you to follow this policy, email scheduling@yup.com

OUTSTANDING STUDENT FEEDBACK AWARD

Congratulations to Surinder Kaur for earning the Outstanding Student Feedback Award! This award is given to tutors who receive consistent, outstanding written feedback from students over several weeks along with demonstrating excellent overall performance.

Some of Surinder’s exceptional student feedback comments:

  • “Thank you so much! Made a stressful night with a lot of hard problems much easier. I hope I get you again soon!”
  • “I would love to be paired up with her again. It was a very productive and fast session.”
  • “Thank you so much Ms. Kaur lol now because of you I can go to the theme park with my friends!!! Yay!”
  • “This question was on my recent SAT so thank you for helping me understand how I could have done it :)”

Happy tutoring!

— Team Yup

Compensated Yup Survey + Feedback Award

COMPENSATED TUTOR SATISFACTION SURVEY

With over 50 contracted educators spanning the globe, it can be tricky to stay on the pulse of our unique Tutor Team. Tutor Ops has put together a survey that aims to learn more about what is important to you, along with what we can do to ensure you feel engaged and valued as part of the Yup team!

Because this survey covers a lot of areas of being a Yup tutor and will take time to complete, we are offering 1-hour of compensation for completing the survey thoughtfully and within the given deadline. We ask that you complete the survey no later than 11:59PM PDT on Monday, May 13th.

Complete Paid Tutor Survey  › 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your perspective with us! Your responses will aid us in making important policy changes and feature improvements while giving us a general sense of what we can do to ensure you are having a rewarding experience on the Yup team. Stay tuned for an update in the coming month on how we will use your feedback to make the tutoring experience even better!

 

OUTSTANDING STUDENT FEEDBACK AWARD

Congratulations to Roy Alexander for earning the Outstanding Student Feedback Award! This award is given to tutors who receive consistent, outstanding written feedback from students over several weeks along with demonstrating excellent overall performance. Way to go Roy!

Some of Roy’s exceptional student feedback comments include:

  • “Thank you soooooo much for helping me today!! It went fast was was beyond helpful. The concept is actually clear and I get it thanks to u. Thank you!!!!!!!”
  • “Thanks again for your help, looking forward to next time!!”
  • “I really appreciated your patience with me and my minimal (but improving) trig knowledge!”
  • “Thank you so much for helping me this morning!! It was really helpful. Thank you for answering all my questions and making sure it was clear to me.”
  • “Thank you for helping me understand!! I love Yup!”

 

Happy Tutoring!

— Team Yup

New Features + Student Feedback Award

NEW FEATURE UPDATES

Tutor Biographies are live!

Recently we reached out to the tutor team to collect fun biography facts – everything from your favorite food to your dream job. We have used these answers to create tutor bios which students can access from the session screen. This feature is live as of today!

We believe that providing students with context about their tutors will create a more human learning experience. Your student can interact with the cards and ‘heart’ them if they enjoy the fact. Some students may even ask you about your answers – we invite you to engage with the student while keeping professionalism in mind!
New Whiteboard Updates

Today, we released an whiteboard update that will enable you to zoom in on and rotate student and whiteboard gallery images to speed up the image reviewing process. As part of this update, we also gave the whiteboard tools pane a refresh.

Check out the new whiteboard guide for details and instructions!

Whiteboard Feature Guide

  • Another part of this update are fixes to commonly-encountered whiteboard rotation issues – if you select a landscape image from the session images pane or the chat stream, the whiteboard orientation will now automatically adjust to landscape.
  • Coming soon: when students take photos in landscape orientation, we will attempt to detect that and display the image in landscape orientation without you needing to rotate it first.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT FEEDBACK AWARD

Congratulations to Bryan Rock for earning the Outstanding Student Feedback Award! This award is given to tutors who receive consistent, outstanding written feedback from students over several weeks along with demonstrating excellent overall performance. Way to go Bryan!

Some of Bryan’s exceptional student feedback comments include:

  • “Thank you for your help! That problem was confusing me, and the sample my book had did not make much sense. Thanks for helping me learn how to solve it!!”
  • “I understand now! We finished right in time, and I now know what the steps are! Thank you!”
  • “You make algebra seem simple! Thanks for your help!”
  • “I hope i get him again i loved his teaching it was great I totally recommend him for other students.😃”
  • “Thank you very much! I’ll be able to do the rest of the problems on my own now :)”

 

Happy tutoring!

— Team Yup