Thoughts from Tutors

Becoming A Master (Even When it Seems Hard)

Ivette Noriega Master Tutor Persistence. Determination. Discipline. These are words that have been drilled in our heads from a young age, but what do they really mean? And why are they so important? Actually, without any of those virtues the world would not function. For me, it took a while to actually understand what mastery… Continue reading Becoming A Master (Even When it Seems Hard)

Thoughts from Counselors

The Battle Against Boredom

by Brandi Willis Schreiber “Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change … the shriek of unused capacities.” – Saul Bellow In our offices and during tutoring, we often hear students say, “This class is boring” or “I am so bored with this material.”  Although saying that something is “boring” is common, boredom with academics… Continue reading The Battle Against Boredom

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Running Club

By Rachel Traxler Master Tutor The TECHniques Center is passionate about developing students and tutors holistically. This is done by encouraging excellence in academics, as well as in activities outside the classroom.  Jac and I founded the TC Running Club in the Fall of 2013.  Jac aside, none of us are marathon runners.  We simply… Continue reading Running Club

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Exams, Goal Setting, and the Semester so far!

By Michael Debnam Master Tutor Its mid-February, and by this point your first wave of exams are probably going on or starting soon. The first wave of exams is always tough as it is your first taste of how a professor asks questions. Yet it also provides an opportunity for insight into what information your… Continue reading Exams, Goal Setting, and the Semester so far!

Tutor Spotlight

Tutor Spotlight: Nick Robertson

Hi there! My name is Nick Robertson, and I am a master tutor at the Techniques center. I am an MBA student at the Rawls College of Business, and went to Texas Tech for my undergraduate degree in Creative Writing. This is my first semester as a Master Tutor, but I have been tutoring for… Continue reading Tutor Spotlight: Nick Robertson


Jazz Music, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the TECHniques Center

What do these three things have in common you ask?  Well not much, except for the fact that I was able to incorporate all three of them this past weekend.  I was able to attend the AHEAD annual management institute in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as enjoy some great jazz music along the way.… Continue reading Jazz Music, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the TECHniques Center