Tutoring Services

Marshall University has proudly partnered with Knack – the fastest growing peer learning platform for college students – focused on helping students like you succeed in the classroom and beyond!  Knack’s platform allows undergraduate students in need of tutoring services to book sessions with verified Marshall peer tutors who have previously aced the exact courses in which they are offering assistance.  Through the partnership, we are also providing high-achieving students the opportunity to become verified Marshall Peer Tutors with Knack.





To request a tutor, undergraduate students can visit marshall.joinknack.com and sign in with your Marshall student account login.




We are recruiting best-fit students to sign up and list themselves as peer tutors on Knack.  If you are interested in being a peer tutor for Marshall, you’ll need to have received a grade of B or better in the select courses. Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply to be tutors.  Go to marshall.joinknack.com where you can create a verified tutoring profile, get paid to complete tutor training, and begin helping other students.

Students applying to be a tutor with Knack will need to submit a transcript.  Students may obtain an unofficial transcript at Marshall BRITE Student.  You will need to login with your Marshall username and password.

Tutoring Tips

The following tips will help you prepare for a tutoring session:

  • Make sure you’ve made an attempt to complete your work or solve the problem yourself. The tutor’s job is to prepare you to do your work independently, not to do your work for you.
  • Have all applicable class materials available for your session (textbooks, notes, handouts, calculators, syllabus, assignments, etc.)
  • Come to your tutoring session prepared to work on something specific.  Be sure to thoroughly read your assignment before your tutoring session.
  • Turn off your cell phone before your tutoring session begins.
  • Plan ahead—the tutor will be able to assist you more appropriately if you do not wait until the day of or day before the test or deadline.
  • Be active during your tutoring sessions. Don’t be shy; tutors are here to assist you.
  • Be as specific as possible about the content areas you do not understand.
  • Be patient.  Tutors are available to help you, but they may not always have all the answers.  It could take time to help you find the answer.
  • Be courteous to your tutor.

Other On-Campus Tutoring Resources

Our partnership with Knack College Tutoring provides centralized tutoring for a undergraduate students; however, students can also seek tutoring assistance in the following areas.

Writing Center

Math Tutoring Lab

College of Education and Professional Development Praxis Tutoring

Individual academic departments often provide specific tutoring for their courses when qualified tutors are available.  For additional information and tutor availability, you can contact these departments directly.  Contact information is provided at the linked site.

Department of Biology

Department of Chemistry

Department of Physics

Presentation Center

ACC 215 and MGT 218

The Buck Harless Student Athlete Program provides tutoring for our students participating in our NCAA athletic teams.

Students with documented learning disabilities can seek accommodations by applying for services through our Office of Disability Services. 

Paid tutoring is available for students who participate in the Higher Education for Learning Problems (H.E.L.P.) Program and The College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Tutoring Services, Communications Building, Room 211

304-696-6622 or tutoring@marshall.edu

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5:00pm

Tutoring through Knack Available at Other Hours