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  • Website Feedback & Improvements (All Teachers)

    Posted by Matthew Rusk on August 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

    This is a forum where teachers can suggests potential additions to the platform. All comments about the website welcome and I am interested in how you would like me to develop it over the next 6 – 12 months.

    Eliza Fyfe replied 8 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 30, 2015 at 11:02 am

    It’s all great Matthew – and excellent move on the wiki idea!!!

  • Matthew Rusk

    Administrator
    August 30, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Hi Eliza,

    Thanks so much for the kind comments about the website – there are a few things to update you and other teachers on:

    (i) I am currently in talks with a company to create a completely bespoke document for teachers to submit their lessons taught on each month, something that is much more suited to this task as opposed to the Numbers Documents we currently use.

    (ii) The Wiki part of the website might be opened up next month to all teachers – it is still in the development phase at the moment.

    (iii) I have paused bringing additional teachers onto the website until these upgrades have been made, so full launch to all teachers will be January 2016. Of course the platform is still fully functional until then, but expect large improvements in Version 2 when I release it in the next month or two.

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Obviously your favourites have been fast forwarded to the front of the community in the early stages 😛

  • Matthew Rusk

    Administrator
    August 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Just to confirm that all “Submit Lessons Taught” teacher profiles will now include two pieces of useful data (i) the number of enquiries per month you have received from the website(s) that you are featured on and (ii) your relative efficiency in converting these enquiries to students comparatively to the other teachers I work with across the UK. To view them simply click on your name in the Submit Lessons Taught page, then scroll down on your “Submit Lessons Taught” profile page to view stats. All stats are private and updated monthly by Guzel.

    In the future I might add additional stats teacher’s profiles, if you have any suggests for what stats you would like to know please submit them here.

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I would love stats on regular lessons per month, as in how filled up our slots are, but I’m aware this may be a big one!

  • Matthew Rusk

    Administrator
    August 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Hi Eliza – can you elaborate a little more on what specifically you would like to know? Am I correct in thinking it might be a current percentage capacity that you are after?

    If so this is quite hard to define since you can have a quite a low capacity level if you include all the “off peak” hours, but be fully booked up a “peak hours”. Perhaps a question would be more appropriate:

    How many more “off-peak” regular students would you like? (Off Peak = Monday to Friday before 5pm).
    How many more “on-peak” regular students would you like? (On Peak = Monday to Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday All Day).

    If you could elaborate a little more that would be really interesting for me.

    Thanks!

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 30, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Yes – so number of active students to number of slots that actually get filled per month.

    For me personally, I have 24 weekly active on peak slots.

    Feel free to completely ignore this as it’s something I plan on doing myself – and if everyone is different, I don’t know that we can expect you to deal with all that on your end of things?! However, it might be useful for you to know how “employed” your teachers actually end up being and give you an idea of reliable enquiries etc..?

  • Matthew Rusk

    Administrator
    August 30, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I agree with what you are proposing but I don’t currently have the data at my end to be able to provide the results back to teachers (without asking teachers to submit their lesson slots online via a Google calendar, which I think will be more paper work than value back). It might be that one day an optional system will exist where your weekly teaching timetable can be organised as part of your MGR Music Tuition profile, providing organisational benefits as well as enabling us to book in clients on a teacher’s behalf if they are away (I have done this before in individual cases). However, if you are able to provide me with the data I can certainly build you the template to fill in each month to give the correct output data that will enable you to know this about your own lessons?

    Essentially we will need to create a tick box diary where you record all the possible lessons you can have, giving a value for those that (a) were never booked (b) were booked but cancelled and (c) those that were completed as planned. From this we can draw the data out to give you values on your % capacity, % of cancelations and % of completed lessons. This will be presented back to you in a Pie Graph on your teacher profile – it is possible to set up but you will have to update the data each month to get real value out of it.

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    August 30, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Oh my god this would be something I would happily get stuck into!

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