Thoughts from Counselors


The British writer, Gilbert K. Chesterton, wrote, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Here at the TECHniques Center, we are thankful for so much:  our students, our tutors, our staff, the ability to work at such a great university, and the fact… Continue reading Thankful


Pearls of Wisdom: Encouraging Words from Tutors

As we head into finals, we asked our tutors to share their favorite study tips, inspirational quotes and motivating words with their students. We are excited to showcase their savvy insight and refreshing perspectives with you! “The value of a grade should never be determined by how high the number is, but rather by how… Continue reading Pearls of Wisdom: Encouraging Words from Tutors


I Think I’ll Go To Boston

Last week academic counselors Laura, Brandi, Carol, and Hannah had the opportunity to travel to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the 46th annual College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) conference. At it’s most basic, CRLA describes itself as “a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring… Continue reading I Think I’ll Go To Boston

Thoughts from Counselors

It Never Hurts to Ask: A List of Campus Resources

With the semester winding down and Thanksgiving and Winter Break around the corner, it is easy to get into the whirlwind of studying and forget about all the incredible resources available to Texas Tech University students! It never hurts to ask for help and it never hurts to take full advantage of the resources available.… Continue reading It Never Hurts to Ask: A List of Campus Resources

Tutor Spotlight

Tutor Spotlight: Rachel Traxler

My name is Rachel Traxler and I am in my first year of Grad School at Texas Tech studying Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies, and Deaf Education.  I received my bachelors in History and Anthropology with a minor in American Sign Language.  I will be graduating with a certificate to teach English in International Contexts.  I… Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Rachel Traxler


Where are they now? Tutor Alumni Spotlight: Carlos Gutierrez

I first remember getting an email in the Fall of 2007 stating that I was qualified to work at this amazing center on campus called the Techniques Center. I was really intrigued with what they had to offer and I remember doing extensive research on this organization. I was so eager to become part of… Continue reading Where are they now? Tutor Alumni Spotlight: Carlos Gutierrez

Thoughts from Counselors

No Tricks: October was a Treat

October was a sweet month filled with events, awards, celebrations and candy! Below is a quick glimpse into our October. We started the month off with the recognition of three outstanding superhero tutors! Mikhail Rybalko, Lindsey York and Mark Galvan were acknowledged for their contributions to the TECHniques Center.          In honor… Continue reading No Tricks: October was a Treat