Priya Thomas

Priya Thomas helps campuses enrich peer learning experiences and improve student outcomes as a Campus Success Lead for Knack. She has 15 years of experience in higher education and student affairs, including work with wellness, mental health, student leadership and involvement, and fraternity and sorority life. She enjoys discovering local restaurants, travel, and learning new things.

Peer Tutoring Talent Pipelines: The Future of College Recruiting

Go to College → Earn a Degree → Get a Job. Is that how the system still works? 

Signs You Should Become a Tutor

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a peer tutor? If you’ve never given it much thought...

College Friendships & Academic Success

We all know that social relationships are important in life. They can impact our overall success,...

How Super Mario Can Help You Boost Your GPA

Can Super Mario help you get better grades? Yes, according to Mark Rober, YouTube star and former...

Lies About Learning

“If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule: never lie to yourself.” —  Paulo Coelho

Why Peer Learning is Essential to a Modern College Curriculum

College curriculum is not the same as it was 10 years ago, or even five years ago. Isn’t that how...

Preparation: The “Why” Behind Education

In 2009, Simon Sinek ushered in a new wave of thought. He asked us to start with why.

The Curse of Knowledge

“Lectures starting in a place that is logical to the teacher, but not at all to the students.”

Leveraging Peer Coaching to Support Students’ Mental Health

While the types of peer programs on campuses vary, they all have one thing in common: whether it’s...

Powering Peer Support Services with Technology

Most college campuses have at least one peer-led support program. In fact, there are often several...

Three Myths About Tutors That Are Just Plain Wrong

Tutors might be a bit of an enigma on our college campuses, but they don’t need to be. Strikingly...

What the Sharing Economy Means for Higher Ed

Structures of peer learning and support are not only a growing trend on college campuses, they are...