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


Explore tutors that aced your exact class and have been vetted by Knack.


Select your tutor and use the Knack app to schedule a session.


Meet up with your tutor on campus and get the help you need.


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. Knack handles all the logistics: messaging, scheduling, billing, rating/reviewing.

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 :)

I'm having an issue. Who do I contact?


If you need help finding a tutor or have any questions, please contact support@joinknack.com.

Have a Knack for a class?

Become a tutor and start earning by teaching familiar material to other students just like you.