Capturing and managing new client data can be a lengthy process, especially when it involves a lot of back-and-forth communication. However, it’s an unavoidable and important task, so finding an efficient way to manage the process is essential for your teaching business. (more…)
Most companies focus the majority of their time and budget on acquiring new customers. While this is an important factor for your teaching business, you may want to shift some of your attention to your greatest resource – your existing customers. (more…)
New feature: Student Groups Add-On
Whether you’re running a small home tutoring business, or a large music centre with locations all over the world, scheduling will always be a crucial part of your education business.
Streamlining the scheduling process as much as possible will help you to shave hours off your work week and will free up valuable time that you can spend on expanding or improving other areas of your teaching business. With some help from great scheduling software, you can improve your scheduling efficiency and accuracy in no time.
We’ve recently added another time-saver to our list of scheduling tools — this time for companies that schedule regular group lessons. In addition to saving a ton of time, our Student Groups Add-On will also help to reduce clerical errors by ensuring that the correct students are always assigned to lessons. (more…)
A big thank you for all the great feedback and feature suggestions! Your input allows us to expand and improve Teachworks. Here’s what we’ve been working on recently:
1. Lesson Flags Add-On
We’ve added a Lesson Flags Add-On that allows teachers to flag unusual or irregular lessons for attention from administrative staff. (more…)
A while back we added a “verified email address” feature to help improve deliverability and inbox rates for transactional emails that you send from your Teachworks account. This feature uses an email service called Postmark that carefully manages their reputation and focuses on reaching the inbox 100% of the time and delivering emails as quickly as possible. They even track and display their inbox rate and delivery times to major email providers here: https://status.postmarkapp.com/. (more…)
Scheduling is an essential part of any teaching business and because it’s such a frequent administrative task, it’s important to do it as efficiently as possible. Small time-savings from efficient scheduling will add up to large time-savings when multiplied by the number of times you complete scheduling tasks.
We’ve recently made some changes to our Package Balances section to make it easier to track and manage packages in Teachworks.
Our updates included the following improvements:
- The ability to archive packages
- A detailed breakdown of the various package balance components
Good tutors will definitely add value to your business, but great tutors will take it to the next level. Your education business will thrive if you make smart hiring choices, so take the time to properly vet your candidates. Finding top tutors comes with some challenges, especially if competition is high, but here are a few strategies you can follow to attract the best in the business. (more…)
The year is flying by and we can’t believe the summer vacation is almost here! Thanks to everyone that took the time to submit feature requests or email us with feature ideas. Your feedback allows us to improve the Teachworks experience for everyone.
Here’s a quick update of what we’ve been working on the past couple of weeks. (more…)
Summer break is just around the corner and with students away from their books and routines, your tutoring business may experience a seasonal lull. Instead of waiting for business to pick up again in September, why not use this time to be proactive and generate more business through summer tutoring? (more…)