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Want to Encourage Student Success? Offer Options They Can Access Anywhere, Anytime

Eighty-five percent of Americans own smartphones; and according to the Pew Research Center, at least 96% of traditional-aged college students have smartphones. While many of us may lament the overuse of these relatively new technological devices, the fact remains that college student reliance on smartphones has risen dramatically over the past decade and does not appear to be losing its appeal. 

How Peer Tutoring Promotes Students’ Sense of Belonging

Student participation in peer tutoring programs results in marked academic gains, but it’s often...

From Pilot to Large-Scale: How the University of New Hampshire Scaled Peer Support for 430+ Unique Courses

As evidenced by their undergraduate research, civic engagement, and work study programs, the...

How Hampton University Increased Tutoring Engagement by 50%

In the fall of 2021, Hampton University (HU) sought to centralize their traditional tutoring...

New Recurring Sessions Feature Supports Relationship-Based Tutoring

Relationship-based tutoring, consistent healthy habit formation, and tutor/tutee accountability...

Cultivating Community on Campus in the Wake of COVID-19

We ask today’s students to be resilient, to overcome gaping challenges, and to respect the...

Knack Tutor Story: Alejandro Pereira

Tutors are the lifeblood of the Knack platform. They always have been. 

From 2D to 3D: How Knack’s First In-Person All Hands Came to Be

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From College to Career: How Peer Tutoring Prepares Students for a Skill-Based Workplace

There’s nothing “soft” about soft skills – there never has been. 

Meet the Knack Pack: Partner Spotlights

The past twelve months at Knack have arguably been the best in its history. We’ve experienced ...

3 Reasons Why Demand-Driven Peer Tutoring Programs are the Key to Educational Equity

Equity and equality are two words that are often used interchangeably, but when it comes to...

Knack by the Numbers: Peer Tutoring in the COVID Era

If there's been one thing we've all learned since the start of COVID-19, it's to expect the...