Thoughts from Counselors · Thoughts from Tutors

An Attitude of Gratitude

I am thankful for the opportunity to work at the Techniques Center.  Each time I have visited, I have been welcomed by such warm and friendly faces that I know this is a good place with good people. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday! – Jennifer Maldonado, Tutor I am thankful for my family and friends.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude

Conferences · Thoughts from Counselors

International Dyslexia Association

This past week, I had the honor of attending the 65th Annual International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Conference in San Diego, California. It was an honor to learn from leaders, researchers and practitioners in the field of learning disabilities. With four full days of sessions and explorative learning, I have returned back to the TECHniques Center with… Continue reading International Dyslexia Association

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Don’t Give Up Now — You’re Almost Done

JJ Taylor Master Tutor As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to remember that there are only three days of class left once the break ends. With that in mind, it is easy to go get overwhelmed with the thought of finals being just a short time away. As you wrap up your semester, keep the… Continue reading Don’t Give Up Now — You’re Almost Done


College Reading and Learning Association Conference 2014 Recap

This past week, Carol Scott and I (Hannah Bergren), flew to St. Paul, Minnesota to attend the 2014 College Reading and Learning Association’s annual conference. The CRLA group is the program through which we choose to earn our tutor training certification. The TECHniques Center is currently a certified level 3 tutoring center, which means our… Continue reading College Reading and Learning Association Conference 2014 Recap

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The Last Push: Staying on Top of Your Game for Thanksgiving Break!

Ivette Noriega Master Tutor Thanksgiving is around the corner and while many students and tutors are excited to have a break, it is important to keep the ball rolling during those few days out of school. Here are a useful tips to prepare for finals during the break:   Write a to-do list of all… Continue reading The Last Push: Staying on Top of Your Game for Thanksgiving Break!

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Life in Lubbock

Julie Szamatulski Master Tutor One thing that I constantly heard many years ago when I started telling everyone that I would be attending Texas Tech was, “Oh… you know there’s nothing to do in Lubbock right?” Wrong. While Lubbock does have all of the options that a bigger city such as Dallas has, Lubbock still… Continue reading Life in Lubbock

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Buiding Resiliency

By Michael Abbott Building Resilience Are you feeling like things are getting tough? Are you feeling like the day to day events are wearing you down? Do you find it hard to bounce back from negative experiences? Building resiliency for the difficult times (and good times) is a skill set that can be developed and… Continue reading Buiding Resiliency