Knack Notes Blog

Content written by the Knack team about peer tutoring in higher education.

Telling Your Tutoring Program’s Story Through Assessment: Part 1

Controlling the narrative of your tutoring program is important for a variety of reasons. Quite simply, you (and your team) are best positioned to tell your program’s story, share its successes, and identify areas for growth. To be able to articulate this narrative in a meaningful and compelling way, however, you need to infuse this story with evidence in the form of program data, which can only be discovered through assessment. Throughout this two-post series, we will discuss different approaches for tutoring program assessment, measures you can use to capture learning and success, and how you can incorporate this information into a report to your administration.

Why Letting Students Choose When They Meet for Tutoring Works

A timeless trait of college students that persists decade after decade is that they are not 9-5...

Planning Ahead: Hiring Tutors for the Next Academic Year

As the semester begins to wind down and summer approaches, budgets for the next academic year...

The Importance of Evaluating Tutors

In addition to training tutors and tracking their tutoring hours, it’s critical for their...

What You Should Know about CRLA Certification

In the world of learning assistance and academic support there are several professional...

Why Letting Students Choose Where They Get Tutored Works

In thinking about removing constraints in tutoring services, we would be remiss not to explore...

The Benefits of Requiring and Paying for Tutor Training

If you’re in charge of a collegiate tutoring program, you know how difficult it can be to plan...

Why Letting Students Request Help in Any Course Works

Removing constraints in the student/tutor experience is a failsafe way to expand the reach and...

Mid-Year Tutor Onboarding: Maintaining Quality

Each new year can bring new hiring needs for a collegiate tutoring program.

The Importance of Ease of Use

What is the favorite service you use? What about the easiest to use? Many people may think of...

Demand-Driven Support as an Alternative to Traditional Staffing Practices

Trying to prepare your tutoring or learning center for the upcoming academic year can feel a lot...

Marissa Bastian — Partner Success Specialist

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of meeting a lot of really talented people. With some,...