We have a feature that allow you to propose a reservation time to your regular students. This article will explain the process of proposing a reservation for your regular students. If you want a refresher on how to add a student to your "My Regulars" list, you can find that here.
To start, within the Reservations tab along the left side of the page you will find a button that reads: "+ hold a spot for a regular."
Alternatively, from a regular student's profile page you can select "hold a spot."
Selecting either will cause a window to pop-up. Use the drop down menus at the top to select which regular student you are trying to create a reservation for (this will already be populated if done from the student profile page) and the length of time for the reservation. Then select the time you would like to propose on the calendar. Times/days that are unavailable to be booked either due to your or the student's schedule will be grey.
Once the proposed reservation is submitted, the student will then be sent an email to either confirm or deny the reservation. Feel free to message your student via chat to remind them to confirm or deny the reservation.
Until the reservation is confirmed it will appear with stripes going through it:
Once confirmed the reservation will be represented by a solid block and will appear the same as all other confirmed reservations. If you click on the reservation (confirmed or unconfirmed) in your calendar you can get some detailed information about the reservation and cancel it if you need to:
Special notes about tutor proposed reservations:
1) You can request the reservation to begin immediately. Since a lot of tutors and students communicate in chat and want a lesson on the fly, this is a great way to make a last minute reservation.
2) While you have a pending proposed reservation that time period will be marked as booked for other students viewing your schedule.
3) If you are not on a Priority Hour you will have the option to go "Visible Only to [student]" whether or not the reservation has been confirmed. Your account will be marked as "Busy in X Minutes" whether not the proposed reservation has been confirmed and whether or not you are on a Priority Hour.
4) You can propose multiple times on the same day for a single student, but they will only be able to confirm as much as their plan allows. If your student confirms a time and you have additional pending reservations that the student will not be able to attend, it is your responsibility to clear those from your schedule.