When you log into your TutorCruncher account you can view your Dashboard. It shows the information you have provided to the company you are working with, as well as any jobs you are currently on.
You can add more details to your profile, such as your address and phone number, or any other information required by the company, by clicking the 'Edit' button. 'Amount Owed' corresponds to lessons marked as complete but not yet paid for by your agency (a lesson that has started, even if it has not finished, is considered as a Complete lesson).
Your most recent open jobs are shown here. Jobs are the link between you and your students on TutorCruncher. If you click on the job you can view its details and - depending on the permissions your administrator allows - mark lessons as complete or schedule new lessons.
You can view all of your jobs by going to the My Jobs in the menu on the left hand.
Your teaching skills
These are the skills you can teach. To add or edit skills, click on the edit symbol next to ‘Teaching skills’. Select a subject and the levels you can teach it at, add another if necessary, and click submit when you are done.
If you can teach a skill but can’t find it on the list ask the company you are working with to add a custom subject.
This is the place to list all relevant qualifications, both academic and industry, that would make you suitable to work for the company.
To add a qualification, click on the plus symbol, enter the relevant information, and click Submit. If you require additional qualification levels not on the list, ask your company to create the required custom qualification levels.
Your attended Institutions
Institutions show where you received your qualifications. Other notable institutions you attended but didn't get qualifications from can also be included.
If there is an institution that you would like to add but is not in the list, you can add it by going to Add Institution, and clicking Add Custom Institution.
Setting your availability will ensure that only lessons within the set period of time can be scheduled for you.
Go to your Dashboard and click the 'Set Availability' button. Select the available start and end times, then click the dates on the calendar where applicable, and click 'Save'. Alternatively you can create availability for several dates at once by clicking the 'Mass Create' button and filling in the details.
How to apply for a job
To view a list of jobs available for application go to Available Jobs.
This page gives you an overview of all the jobs you can apply to. You can filter the jobs by degree of qualification and view more details by clicking on the job. Apply from either the ‘Available Jobs’ page or the job’s page itself. On the application form you will be asked to fill out a short description about why you are a good choice for this job.
Depending on the company you are working with, you will get an email telling you if your application has been accepted or rejected.
You can view your pending applications by going to the Current Applications page in the menu.
How to add a lesson as a tutor
You can add a lesson to a job that you are assigned to. This is how you log your hours/submit a timesheet.
Step by step process
- To add a lesson, first go to the job you want to add a lesson to.
- Click ‘Add New Lesson’
- Fill in the date and times of the lesson, as well as a short description.
- If you create the lesson in the past, upon submitting you will be asked to fill in a lesson report that will be sent to the client.
- The lesson is now created as completed.
- You can see a link back to the job here.
- If you create the lesson in the future, the lesson will be created as ‘Planned’.
- You can mark it complete at a later stage by clicking on it, and clicking 'Mark Complete'.
- To have a lesson repeat in the future go to a lesson and click on the button ‘Repeat’.
- Set further definitions for the lesson and click Save.
- The lesson status can be ‘Planned’, ‘Cancelled’, ‘Cancelled but chargeable’, or ‘Complete’.
Why can't I add/edit a lesson?
There are two possible reasons for this:
- The lesson is on a sent or paid invoice or payment order. The invoice or payment order has to be marked as void to edit these lessons.
- The job is marked as Finished. The job has to have any status other than Finished to edit lessons.
In both cases you will need to contact an administrator to resolve the problem.
How to add an expense
You can add an expense to a lesson or job; which are generally used to claim money for travel, books etc.
Step by step process
On either a job’s or a lesson’s page, click on the plus symbol next to ‘Expenses’. Alternatively, go to Menu > Expenses and click ‘Add Expense’.
Fill in the description, date and amount. Select the category that reflects the type of expense you are entering, and select the relevant client, job and lesson (if applicable).
Once you click submit, the client will be charged when they are next invoiced, and you will receive the funds after that, providing the company agrees with your claim.
If you want to enter a document to substantiate the claim, you can go to the job and upload a document.