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How Long Can a Peer Tutoring Session be on Knack?
How Long Can a Peer Tutoring Session be on Knack?

Here's a quick overview on Knack’s maximum session length and the research that supports this.

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Written by Jacob Robinson
Updated over a week ago

What is the Maximum Session Length?

The maximum amount of time for a peer tutoring session on Knack is 1.5 hours.

Why an Hour and a Half?

For college or university students, the ideal length of a peer-to-peer tutoring session falls between 30 and 90 minutes. This range is supported by several factors:

  1. Attention Span and Learning Effectiveness: The ideal attention span for adults, including college students, is most effective within 30 to 45 minutes. Shorter tutoring sessions align with natural attention cycles, leading to more effective learning. Long sessions can lead to information overload, negatively impacting learning. Keeping sessions to a manageable length helps manage cognitive load.

  2. Frequency and Regularity of Learning Sessions: Engaging, interactive sessions are typically more manageable and effective when shorter. These sessions contribute significantly to the learning process through active participation and dialogue. Shorter, more frequent learning sessions allow for regular reinforcement of concepts. This approach is more effective for retention and understanding than longer, less frequent sessions.

  3. Flexibility and Convenience: Shorter tutoring sessions are more adaptable to the diverse schedules of college students, who often balance academics with other responsibilities.

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