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
We’re proud to officially announce a soft launch of Humanity Scheduling Software for Yup tutors starting today,August 16th. Please keep an eye out for an introductory email as well as an activation email inviting you to the Yup Humanity Platform.
Full launch of the platform is expected to occur on Friday, August 30. We will send an email to all tutors to confirm this date closer to full launch.
Please note that all scheduling procedures and policies will remain the same for now. This means that you should still claim shifts through our Available Shifts Sheet and fill out the Scheduling form through next week. No changes made on the Humanity platform (such as shift claims or releases) will reflect on the final schedule until full launch.
TUTOR GROWTH PATHWAY
As a reminder, tutors have the opportunity to qualify for any Level based on their performance from August 5 – August 25. The new Growth Pathway system will launch on September 2, at which time we will implement all new policies touched upon in the webinar. Please continue to email us any questions at email@example.com. Check out the following newsfeed posts to revisit the details of the program:
In light of the upcoming Autumn scheduling process, we ask that each tutor submit their updated maximum availabilityfor the 2019-2020 school year by Friday, 8/23 via the Scheduling Form’s “Update Availability” option. Yup will use this information to craft future schedules, doing our best to ensure that tutors receive the hours they want as per their pre-summer schedules (where relevant) and available hours.
In line with the creation of autumn schedules, we ask tutors submit any session disputes by August 25th. This will allow us to accurately assign Tutor Growth Pathway levels and schedule hours according to the program’s hour maximums by level.
Let us know what questions you have and Happy Tutoring!
Last week, we announced an upcoming initiative that will change how we incentivize tutor growth and performance as we scale: the Tutor Growth Pathway. Yesterday, we were pleased to be joined by over 20 tutors from across the globe for a live Tutor Webinar hosted by Yup’s Director of Tutor Operations, Kreg Moccia.
Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend – especially to those who were able to jump on the microphone and engage with thoughtful questions!
If you missed the webinar, we strongly encourage you to watch the video in order to fully understand not only the new Growth Pathway program, but also the email you will be receiving today pertaining to your performance (continue reading below for more details).
Please keep an eye on your inboxes today as we send out the 15-week metrics that will help dictate your Growth Pathway Level once the system goes into place in September. In addition to using historical data, we will also capture data from Aug 5 – Aug 25, which will provide everyone with a chance to progress from their initially assigned level before the program officially launches on Sept 2.
UPCOMING: HUMANITY SCHEDULING LAUNCH
Stay posted for an announcement regarding the introduction of our new schedule software, Humanity ShiftPlanning in the coming weeks. More info can be found in the webinar video and webinar slides.
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 Carolinofor 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!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
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 email@example.com
OUTSTANDING STUDENT FEEDBACK AWARD
Congratulations to Surinder Kaurfor 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 :)”