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How We Are Giving Back This Semester: Coin Wars, Bingo and Food with Friends

Jordan George Master Tutor As September comes to an end and routine starts to take its toll on many Texas Tech students, the TECHniques Center is looking to shake things up a bit. That is why posters reading “Hot Dogs for Hawks” will soon be hung throughout the halls. Yes, you read that right. Let… Continue reading How We Are Giving Back This Semester: Coin Wars, Bingo and Food with Friends

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Staff Spotlight Series: Rachel Traxler, Academic Counselor

My name is Rachel Traxler and I am an Academic Counselor at the TECHniques Center.  I have lived and learned in Lubbock over the last 6 years, with 3 of those years spent with the TC. I have worked as a tutor and master tutor, and was privileged to join the Counselor Team last February.… Continue reading Staff Spotlight Series: Rachel Traxler, Academic Counselor

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Extroverts or Introverts: Can You Actually Tell?

Chaise Jung Master Tutor Social interactions are a vital necessity when it comes to work, school, and general life circumstances. Although some may be more comfortable at home alone, eventually we all have to venture out into the social sphere. Does that mean that introverts are at a disadvantage in such a social expectant culture?… Continue reading Extroverts or Introverts: Can You Actually Tell?

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Staff Spotlight Series: Michael Abbott, Academic Counselor

Snapshot of Michael Abbott I started at the TECHniques Center as an Academic Counselor in the summer of 2014.  I graduated from The Ohio State University with his B.A. in Sociology. I also graduated from Texas Tech with an M.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Personal Financial Planning. I studied abroad in Dresden, Germany… Continue reading Staff Spotlight Series: Michael Abbott, Academic Counselor

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Staff Spotlight Series: Laura Casanova, Academic Counselor

I am honored to have been a part of the TECHniques Center for the past two years. I joined the team in July of 2013 after completing my Masters of Education in Special Education with a focus in learning disabilities and behavior disorders from the University of Texas. Prior to attending UT, I went to the… Continue reading Staff Spotlight Series: Laura Casanova, Academic Counselor

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Don’t just be there, BE THERE!

Taylor Fortney Master Tutor So you made it to every class. You were in your seat, but you were really there just to grab your attendance points. And now you find yourself struggling to do assignments or understanding what’s going on when exam time comes. Maybe, just maybe, it isn’t the professor or the review’s… Continue reading Don’t just be there, BE THERE!

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Staff Spotlight Series: Hannah Bergren, Academic Counselor

Did you graduate from Tech? I did! Twice now. My first degree is in Retail Management-Corporate track. I wanted to be a buyer for a big department store or a chain of cool boutiques. I still love clothes/fashion, but I’m grateful that I crossed path’s with the TECHniques Center. I just finished my Interdisciplinary Studies… Continue reading Staff Spotlight Series: Hannah Bergren, Academic Counselor