Your response rate is solely a measure of how quickly you respond to the first messages from potential new students. It’s recalculated on an hourly basis, and takes 60 days of data into account. While this information is not displayed publicly, it does impact your ranking in Wyzant search results.
Many students are counting on finding help fast, so it’s important to reply as soon as you’re able (Pro Tip: downloading our free app makes this easier). If you’re unavailable, or unable to take on new students, traveling, or just have a change in your schedule, it’s to your advantage to switch your availability on your Dashboard, or temporarily hide your account. You can switch back to an active status at any time.