Professional Development + Dashboard Update

Introducing: Professional Development Program

We are excited to announce our new tutor Professional Development program! This program aims to help tutors improve on the rubric standards they struggle with most by providing concise video training.

Starting Monday, July 23rd, we will begin tracking rubric standard scores to identify tutors who earned a “No” on 30% or more of scored sessions for a given rubric standard over a 4-week period. If you are flagged for training, you will receive an email with further instructions.

Program Overview:

  • The program will involve watching a 3 – 5 minute video on an individual rubric standard and completing the associated quiz via PlayPosit
  • Each training exercise should take no more than 10 minutes, however, you will be compensated for 30 minutes of your time for passing the quiz
  • To pass you must complete the exercise within 1 week and score 100%, though you may rewatch the videos and retake the quiz as needed

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting We look forward to using this program to help you better understand Yup’s standards and expectations and grow as educators!

Tutor Dashboard Updates

Starting later today, July 18th, you will notice some structural changes to the Tutor Dashboard that we hope will improve your experience on the platform.  If you notice any issues or bugs, please send a screenshot as per the Bug Reporting instructions so we can pass on the issue to our engineering team. Please note the step that explains the Dev Console screenshot – this is the most important step for diagnosing a problem.

Happy Tutoring!

— Team Yup

Paid Training Video: Tutor Fault Tags

A few weeks ago, our Training Coordinator, Sharon Matsuoka, reached out to you with a brief survey to help us understand where your confusions were surrounding Tutor Fault Tags.

We used this information to create a new PlayPosit training video that focuses on how these tags are assigned, as well as how they can be avoided.

Using the image link below, please log in to PlayPosit, watch the video, and answer the interactive quiz questions. Complete this assignment before July 20th to earn 30 minutes of compensation. We have no doubt that you will find this webinar-style video informative!

If you have not yet received your PlayPosit credentials or need help logging in, please email

— Team Yup

PlayPosit Reminder + Response Speed


PlayPosit Video Task Reminder

If you have not yet completed the PlayPosit Video Tasks mentioned in this post, we ask that you do so as soon as possible.

The guidelines in these videos bring together, rather than simply restating, a wide variety of our existing tutoring policies, and in a way that helps you move sessions forward efficiently.

We’ll soon be introducing new pay bonuses based on positive student feedback, and if you keep the ideas from these videos in mind, you’ll be well-situated to benefit from them!

If you have not yet received PlayPosit credentials, please email

Response Speed Reminder Message

Several months ago, we introduced a Response Speed Reminder message that would appear in your Tutor Chat window when you hadn’t sent any messages for two minutes:

After a hiatus caused by a minor bug, this feature is back!

Important: If you see this message before two minutes have passed since your own last message, or if it does not appear when it should, please notify the System Issues HipChat room.

Happy tutoring!

— Team Yup

New Video: Pushing Information


Recently, we have introduced a number of features and policies that place greater importance on pushing information to stuck students. So far, however, we haven’t provided much concrete advice about doing so!

With this in mind, we have added a brand new video quiz to our “Adapting to Students” series on PlayPosit. To watch the video, simply login to your account. (If you have not received PlayPosit credentials, email

In the previous video, “Adapting to Student Knowledge”(as mentioned in a recent News Feed post), we briefly discuss teaching in a way that will increase the likelihood of your students answering your guiding questions correctly. The newest video greatly expands on this, describing actionable guidelines on multiple ways of pushing information.

Addressing users’ top concerns (explanation clarity and teaching speed, currently) and continuously improving our ability to do so is utterly crucial to Yup’s success. For that reason, we’re making these two video quizzes mandatory and attaching a bonus for completion:


– Complete both video quizzes before January 1st to earn two hours of bonus pay

– Failure to complete these mandatory training exercises before the above deadline will result in a penalty of 1 strike

We hope you find the video helpful, and if you have any questions or concerns about it, please email

— 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

— Team Yup