To ensure you start off on the right foot, it's recommended that you complete training once you've completed your tutor profile (training may be a requirement at your college). During training, which should take about two hours to complete, you will learn the ins-and-outs of effective tutoring. Once you complete it and your completion is approved, you'll officially be a Knack Certified Tutor.
Please note that there is a 24 hour review period for completion of training.
You can find Tutor Training on the Progress Tab → Click on the Knack Certified Tutor Badge → View Course. We recommend completing training on a computer, though it is accessible through your phone. Training does not need to be completed in one sitting.
Topics covered in training include...
Role of the Tutor
- The Power of How
- Goals for the Student
- Respecting Individual Differences
Tutoring DOs & DON'Ts
- Characteristics of Good Tutoring
- Student Expectations
- Tutoring Best Practices
- Benefits of Peer Tutoring
- Getting The Most From Tutoring
The Tutoring Process
- The Entire Tutoring Process
- The Structure of an Individual Tutoring Session
- Types of Tutoring
- Telling vs. Teaching
- The "Tutor" Platform
- Emphasizing Integrity
- Connecting With Students
- Being Proactive