The past 18 months have highlighted how important software packages are in certain areas of business. In particular, those areas requiring one-to-one or group presentations and communication have come to the fore.
We looked at a typical and popular software package called Missed.com. This is a tool designed not just for tutoring but also for use in commerce and industry, but it’s for the former that we look at it here. Put simply; Missed is a well-developed and comprehensive tool for tutors, so let’s see how it helps make life easier.
How Does Tutoring Software Help the Tutor?
Missed.com employs many features typically found on software packages such as this. Here’s a look at some of these in more specific terms.
Video Calls we have already mentioned, and a tool such as Missed can handle one-to-one personal tuition calls as readily as a class of as many as 15 students at one time. This versatility allows for efficient time usage.
Integrated teaching tools come as part of the package. For example, an interactive whiteboard is an interesting and effective method of enhancing a tutorial greatly and takes the lesson to the virtual classroom efficiently. The whiteboard is multi-user, allowing for group contributions in real-time.
Document management is made easy by using the cloud, with multiple documents in various formats accessible by many people at the same time. This allows for tutorial notes to be easily shared, for example.
Integrated Booking means you can put your availability for one-to-one classes online, and the students use a calendar function to book appropriate times with the tutor.
Recorded classes function means you can refer back to sessions before the live one or use a pre-recorded delivery that students can access when convenient.
These are just a few of the functions that make this excellent tutorial software impressive, and we’ll touch on some more later. Let’s look now at how a package such as this can help your teaching business behind the scenes.
Behind the Scenes Business Use
A tuition tool such as Missed does much more than simply allow for remote teaching by class or individually. Also included in the package are many vital integrated business tools that will help your teaching business run more smoothly and present itself better.
Every business needs to be seen in the right light to be successful, and tools such as this help promote your professional endeavors more effectively.
When it comes to for this type of package, the developers recognize that they are looking for simple yet efficient results. We talk about some interesting features next.
Student Database Management
One of the built-in tools we like is the student database. This is a great way of keeping up to date with each student, including their contact details, where they are in terms of learning, and any notes you may wish to add.
Progress can be instantly checked, as can payments and registrations, and your comments added, so you can target students in their weak areas individually. This is an easy-to-use mini-CRM that many tutors and tutoring businesses will find to be essential.
Personalized Booking Link
Having a personalized booking link makes it easier for your students to book their time with you. This real-time updated calendar system means you can plan as far as you wish, and your students can ensure they book when it is convenient for you.
It’s easy to use and efficient, and takes the effort out of keeping a regular diary updated. The calendar is integrated with the student database and your contact lists, and other relevant features of your business tool.
Being able to set custom reminders to go to all students is an effective method of reducing no-shows. This feature can also be used for confirmations of registration and is linked to your student database. Saving time and effort, the reminders are personalized for that added touch that students expect these days.
One of the great features of Missed and tools of this kind is the ability to streamline billing from within the tool itself. This keeps your accounts up to date and allows you to send invoices when you wish without the need to load a separate accounting tool. You can keep track of all your accounts within the app.
The above is not an exhaustive list of features, but should give you a good overview of what a tutoring tool can do to help your business flourish.
Running a tutoring business or similar requires everything to be in place and accessible, and that’s what a tool such as Missed.com provides.