With midterms just around the corner, UNC and N.C. State students have a new, Uber-style option for tutoring help.
Knack, an app that facilitates peer-to-peer tutoring, was launched in January of 2016 — and in the last semester, has spread beyond the University of Florida to the Triangle area. The app, started by Samyr Qureshi and his collaborators, allows students to find peers who have taken and done well in particular courses.
Will Kelly, a student at N.C. State University and Director of Campus Operations for Knack Technologies, Inc., was one of the first to hear about the program at his school. He praised Knack’s convenience and accessibility for college students.
“It bridges the gap between traditional tutoring and what college students actually need and what actually works with their schedule,” Kelly said.
To find a tutor, a Knack user can browse through a list of individuals specializing in varying courses. Once they've chosen a tutor, users can chat and schedule a time and place to meet.