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.

Tutor 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

Knack Tutoring

  • The "Tutor" Platform
  • Emphasizing Integrity
  • Connecting With Students
  • Being Proactive

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