Tutors Turn to Online Scheduling to Control Student Flow

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With the need for social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tutoring businesses are turning to AppointmentPlus’ online appointment scheduling system.

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Tutoring centers have always played an important role in supplementing a student’s education. We’re proud that we have been able to help so many tutors and tutoring centers to manage this critical need effectively.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and the associated school closings - millions of students are being forced to stay at home. While many school districts were well-prepared for providing online education, most were not. This has resulted in a patchwork of Zoom classes, emailed homework assignments, and underequipped parents assuming the role of teacher.

Consequently, the demand for tutoring has spiked. This has caused tutoring centers to have to quickly adapt to the urgent need, while also adhering to social distancing mandates. Online scheduling has been the solution to these challenges for thousands of centers.

For the centers that are still providing live tutoring, AppointmentPlus’ online appointment scheduling system allows them to control the number of students in their centers at any given time. Centers that have gone entirely online use AppointmentPlus to control tutor availability and to allow parents and students to book sessions themselves.

Juan Arias, an executive director at a Seattle-area Mathnasium tutoring center, noted, “Because of AppointmentPlus’ simplicity, our customers adapted quickly, allowing them to effortlessly book and manage their own appointments. The system has been instrumental in helping us streamline our appointment process.” Mathnasium is an international math tutoring franchise with over 1,000 locations, many of which use AppointmentPlus.

The system allows tutors to tightly manage their available time slots, whether they are providing group or one-on-one sessions. Booking rules, such as limiting the number of sessions a given student can book during the week, help optimize the number of students able to receive tutoring services. Automated email and text reminders ensure students show up for their session times.

AppointmentPlus CEO, Bob La Loggia, stated, “It’s unfortunate that so many students have to stay home from school. And adapting to online learning has been a challenge for both the students and the parents. Tutoring centers have always played an important role in supplementing a student’s education. But because of shelter-at-home directives, tutoring has become a necessity for many families. We’re proud that we have been able to help so many tutors and tutoring centers to manage this critical need effectively.”

AppointmentPlus is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based online appointment scheduling company. The business serves both individual tutors, as well as large franchise tutoring centers. Nearly a billion appointments have been booked through the AppointmentPlus system worldwide since inception. To learn more about AppointmentPlus, click here.

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