Hoots Tutoring

Hoots is a non-profit, student-run tutoring platform designed with flexibility and simplicity in mind. Hoots was designed and implemented with the sole purpose of providing increased access to tutoring services for UVA students and strive to enable peer-to-peer connections.

This year, we are proud to bring you an improved user experience by partnering with Knack Technologies, including iPhone and Android apps, diverse pay options, and a simplified scheduling system. With Knack providing substantial backend support, Hoots vets tutors and serves as the knowledge base for the UVA community.

How It Works


Find your perfect tutor. Tutors are students that aced your exact class previously and are vetted by Hoots and Knack.


Select your tutor and use the Knack app to schedule a session (you will be prompted to download the Knack app).


Meet up and get the help you need. Use promo code Hoots to get $10 off your session.


Which classes do you cover?


We integrate directly with your school's course catalog, so tutors can sign up for any course. Currently Knack tutors cover over 2,200 unique courses! That number is always growing :)

How much is tutoring?


On average tutors charge $20/hr. Enter promo code ‘Hoots’ to get $10 off your first session

Who is Knack? Why do I need to download an app?


Knack is a mobile app that empowers students who’ve aced their classes to sign up and help their peers - Hoots has partnered with Knack to bring an improved user experience (mobile first) to students at UVA seeking tutors. Knack simply handles all the logistics: messaging, scheduling, billing, rating/reviewing.

I'm having an issue, who do I contact?


If you need help finding a tutor or have any questions about Hoots contact virginiahoots@gmail.com. If you are having problems with the website or apps contact support@joinknack.com.

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