Bramble Direct is an invite only program. To join the waiting list, email email@example.com.
What is Bramble Direct?
Bramble Direct makes it easy for tutors and parents to see the value and impact of tutoring whilst streamlining invoices and payments. It brings a number of benefits for you as a tutor:
- Demonstrate the value you're delivering through rich visual breakdowns of your tutoring.
- Create and send auto-populated invoices in a matter of minutes.
- Keep track of your tutoring and invoices from a single dashboard.
At the end of each month, you can use Bramble Direct to quickly create a breakdown and invoice based on the sessions you delivered for each of your students. Meanwhile, you can view all your historic data, breakdowns and invoices from a single page in your myBramble account.
This is an example of the breakdown you will generate for each student. It uses Bramble AI to automatically identify the key concepts you covered during your sessions, alongside the topics and subtopics. It also includes synopses of each session and data on engagement.
This is an example of the dashboard you will be able to access via myBramble to keep track of all the sessions you have invoiced for. You can easily filter by date range or student.
Getting set up with Bramble Direct
There are a few steps you (and your students) will need to complete in order to start using Bramble Direct for the first time. Once you're up and running, it is quick and easy to create breakdowns and invoices.
To help your student and their parent, guardian or bill payer get set up you can share this help article with them: https://help.bramble.io/hc/en-gb/articles/15559684722961
1) Activate Bramble Direct yourself
The first step is to activate Bramble Direct by heading to your myBramble Account area and following the instructions: https://my.bramble.io/account
2) Check your student has a myBramble account
In order to use Bramble Direct, you will need to check your student has registered their myBramble account. You can check this by going to your Students page: https://my.bramble.io/students
If your student isn't registered then you will see an unregistered tag next to them. You can use the reinvite button to send them an email inviting them to register their account. You might find it easiest to do this in your next session with them, so you can confirm they complete the registration there and then.
Note: registration emails come from firstname.lastname@example.org, if people aren't receiving these emails ask them to check their junk and promotions folders or to add email@example.com to their email contacts.
3) Linking the student and bill payer accounts
In most cases, the person paying for the tutoring won't be the student themselves (if it is, skip this section). That means the student and the bill payer, typically a parent or guardian, need to link their accounts – this starts with the student.
Firstly, the student needs to go to their myBramble Account page and click Linked Accounts. From here they can enter the email address of the bill payer and click add linked account. It is very important they enter the right email address, so we recommend the student and bill payer complete this step together.
Secondly, the bill payer will need to complete their account registration. After the student has added them as a linked account they will have been sent a registration email. They need to click the link in that email and enter some details to create their account.
Creating breakdowns and invoices
Now for the fun part! Once your student and their bill payer have their myBramble accounts set up you can create your first breakdown and invoice for them. To do this, head to your Invoice page and click create invoice: https://my.bramble.io/invoices
Choose the student you are creating the invoice for and everything else will be populated for you automatically, with all their sessions pulled through instantly. If you need to change the date range, session duration or even remove a session entirely then you can do so. You can also manually add any additional sessions to account for no shows or late cancellations.
Pay close attention to the send invoice to field. This is the person who will be paying the invoice so ensure you choose the right option from the list.
If this is the first invoice you've created for this student then you will need to enter the hourly rate that you are charging them for their tutoring.
After you click preview breakdown you will be able to review a draft breakdown of the sessions included in the invoice. Please check this draft to confirm everything is correct and that you are invoicing for the right amount. Once you click confirm and send the invoice will be sent and can't be changed.
What happens next?
After you click confirm and send, an email is sent to the bill payer you selected to let them know they have a new breakdown and invoice to view.
Clicking the link in that email will take them to their myBramble Invoice page. From here they can click view breakdown to see the rich visual breakdown of the tutoring sessions. Then they can click pay invoice to settle the invoice via Stripe.
Once the invoice is paid, they can download a receipt. A receipt will also be sent via email.