Tutor FAQs
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Written by Jacob Robinson
Updated over a week ago

Am I eligible to tutor?

Are you a current student (or recent graduate) at a Knack Partner College? If so, you may be eligible to tutor on Knack. Multiple factors are considered for allowing tutors on the platform, such as being enrolled in specific courses, being part of specific populations, or attending certain campuses. Ultimately, eligibility is up to your school, and the best way to know if you are eligible is to sign up!

Can international students tutor?

Tutoring as a non-U.S. citizen is possible on Knack by following a few steps. Learn more here.

What courses can I tutor?

As a tutor on Knack, you're able to help students in designated courses in which you meet the minimum grade requirements for (typically B+ or better)*.

*Please Note: Grade requirements are set by each institution

Can I tutor online?

Yes! As of right now, the majority of sessions on Knack are online.

How long can tutoring sessions last?

Each individual tutoring session has a maximum duration of 1.5 hours. There is also a limit of one, 1.5 hour session between a Tutor/Student combination in one day. Studies have shown that shorter, repeated sessions prove vastly more efficient than tutoring for more than 1.5 hours.

If you foresee a session lasting longer than 1.5 hours, you will need to work with your tutee to ensure your session is focused and productive. To learn more about Knack's reasoning, see here.

How do I start a session?

A session is started by clicking or tapping into the session details and joining the classroom at the scheduled time.

How do I end a session?

Once tutoring has finished, and the student has left the classroom, end the session by clicking or tapping the red hang up button in the top left. From there, we recommend using the "Leave Call & Log Time" button. You will then log the time spent in session, fill out the session recap, and complete the session. You should record the time as starting from when both parties joined the online classroom to when tutoring stopped.

What if my student doesn't show up to the session?

If a student doesn't show up, you'll need to cancel the session. Multiple cancellations by students may result in their loss of privileges of using Knack. So, if you feel necessary, please report the user to Knack.


How much do I get paid?

That depends on any Programs available to you or students at your school. Students within a Program receive free tutoring and, for those sessions, you'll receive a fixed rate that is determined by the Program.

How do I go about filing taxes?

When filing taxes, you will have to claim the earnings you made as a tutor. If you make over $600 from tutoring on Knack, we will collect tax information from you in order to send you your 1099 form. To learn more about tutoring as a 1099 independent contractor, click here.

I'm having trouble verifying my phone number

There are a couple of reasons this may occur. Firstly, please confirm you are using a U.S. based phone number. Phone numbers from other countries most likely will not receive the message. Additionally, this may be because you have your phone number verified on another account. If you aren't sure whether or not you have another account, or if you don't think these may be your issue, please reach out to Support!

For more information and support, check out our help center or chat with us by clicking the bubble in the bottom right corner of any page.

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