Tutor Spotlight

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Things Done

By Samantha Ward Master Tutor As we are halfway through the semester, and finals are just around the corner, it seems that to do lists are piling higher and higher. I have always been a person that loves a to- do list, and I have always liked helping my students make to-do lists. However, after… Continue reading How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Things Done


Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Although we make great strides to academic success for our students each day, one of the issues that we come across most often at the TECHniques Center is the “fixed mindset.” Too often, individuals believe that their mental capacity is fixed, that they will not be able to improve in an area that has been… Continue reading Fixed vs. Growth Mindset


The Art of Listening

by Brandi Willis Schreiber “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”  –Karl A. Menniger When was the last time that you really listened to what was being… Continue reading The Art of Listening

Thoughts from Tutors

Midterm Madness Survival Guide

By Rachel Onishi Master Tutor Go to your professor’s office hours. Professors usually want to know you and they want to see you succeed in their class. Go shopping, or call mom and dad, and create a study survival kit. Ideas for items to include: favorite snacks/candy, energy drink/coffee, new pens or pencils (pick fun… Continue reading Midterm Madness Survival Guide

Thoughts from Tutors

How to Ace Your Online Course

By Cara Bailey Master Tutor Online courses are great because they’re convenient, flexible, and usually have fewer students than the typical on-campus lecture. However, they require students to take a different approach to their education. Online courses are not for everyone. They require a large amount of organization and self-motivation. If you have those qualities… Continue reading How to Ace Your Online Course

Thoughts from Counselors

Eat That Frog!!

If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning.  And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first. Mark Twain   Mid-semester means mid-terms, midnight studying, and mid-afternoon energy slumps. Sadly, there’s no trick to getting out of… Continue reading Eat That Frog!!

Thoughts from Tutors

Battling Procrastination

By Nick Robertson Master Tutor   Hey everyone, as a Master Tutor and a student, I see procrastination in all its forms. We’re barreling through the second half of the semester and due dates and projects are piling up. So much stress is caused by impending due dates. You can save yourself a lot of… Continue reading Battling Procrastination