Misc Posts · Thoughts from Tutors

Reading and Empathy: How Stories Influence Us

By Elizabeth Hansen – Master Tutor “Fiction is not just a simulator of a social experience, it is a social experience.” -David Comer Kidd You’re an 11-year old boy, discovering for the first time he has magical powers. You’re an advantageous millionaire, pining over the one true love of your life by throwing lavish parties… Continue reading Reading and Empathy: How Stories Influence Us

Misc Posts · Stress · Thoughts from Counselors

Illuminating Mental Illness

By Christian Enevoldsen, Senior Academic Counselor “Every solution to every problem is simple. It’s the distance between the two where the mystery lies.” ― Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant In searching for a quote for this article, I was surprised at the lack of notable mentions concerning mental health. It seems that even in late 2016 that… Continue reading Illuminating Mental Illness

Thoughts from Tutors

Self Confidence: A Skill Worth Training

by Matt Trela — Master Tutor Dr. Ivan Joseph of Ryerson University gave a TED Talk over the “skill” of self-confidence and internal motivation. He defines self-confidence as: “The ability or the belief to believe in yourself to accomplish any task no matter the odds, difficulty, no matter the adversity.” I believe that as students… Continue reading Self Confidence: A Skill Worth Training

Thoughts from Tutors · Tutor Success Story

Tutor Success Story: Kristen Olson

“For me, working at the TECHniques Center helped me realize my passion for working with students! I remember thinking about becoming a teacher during my senior year at Tech, but wasn’t sure if it was the right career path for me. The joy that I felt working as a tutor and sharing my love for economics with students at the TECHniques Center helped me realize that I needed to be in the field of education.”

Campus Engagement · Guest Blogger · Misc Posts · Stress

The “Making Friends in College” Starter Pack

By Scott Blechman, Guest Blogger The new school year is here, and whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned college veteran, it means one thing in particular: a fresh start. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to try things with a new perspective. Not to mention, a new year means new classmates,… Continue reading The “Making Friends in College” Starter Pack

Misc Posts · Stress · Thoughts from Tutors

How Much Does a Cup Weigh?

By Alicia Rosas – Master Tutor College – heck, life – can be a whirlwind of an experience. Often after graduating high school, a young adult leaves their hometown, their friends, family, and familiar faces and places, to arrive at a foreign land to pursue their aspirations of higher education, a career, technical school, starting… Continue reading How Much Does a Cup Weigh?