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What is the Notes/Feedback section used for at the end of a lesson?

What is the “Notes” Function?

The notes function in BookNook is an optional input at the end of each session, allowing tutors to leave insightful comments about the tutoring session. This feature provides BookNook with additional valuable information about a student’s lesson-specific learning progress. While tutors can refer to their own previous notes, they are also utilized by BookNook’s customer service team to offer additional insights to schools regarding student progress with BookNook.

When tutors complete a lesson they will have the opportunity to add information in the note area for each student.  If you are unable to complete the lesson we ask that you do not advance the slides to add notes, as they should only be added once a lesson is completed.

Tutors are able to see notes in their Teaching Platform under the sessions tab for lessons that have been completed. You are not able to add or edit notes once the class is over.


How Should Notes Be Used?

We encourage tutors to leverage the notes function to provide deeper insights into a student's learning progress. This may include:

  • Highlighting significant growth in specific areas since the previous session.
  • Identifying challenging learning areas for a student.
  • Noting a student's enjoyment of certain activities or excellence in various areas.
  • Any other information that is lesson or literacy-specific.

What Notes Are NOT:

It's important to note that any comments left in the notes section are not visible to other tutors, including future substitute tutors. These notes are utilized by BookNook’s customer service team to offer additional insights to schools regarding student progress with BookNook.

Additionally, the notes must not be used as a substitute for submitting a support ticket, and they are not accessed by the support team. 

Therefore, please refrain from using the notes function for:

  • Technical issues (submit a ticket instead).
  • Attendance issues (submit a ticket instead).
  • Serious student behavior/academic concerns (submit a ticket instead).

Important Note:

While your comments in the notes section will not prompt a direct response from the BookNook team, they play a crucial role in informing our understanding of student progress over time. We appreciate your commitment to using this optional tool when relevant to contribute to the overall success of our tutoring sessions.

Thank you for your dedication to student success!