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Farah Gayahan – MT Spotlight

Hello, everyone! My name is Farah Gayahan, and I am the Master Tutor for Team Orange! This is my third semester working at the TECHniques Center, and I absolutely love my job. I am a person of many passions and before I discovered the TECHniques Center, my main passion was to work in the medical… Continue reading Farah Gayahan – MT Spotlight

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Micah Smith – MT Spotlight

Hi! My name is Micah Smith, and I am the Master Tutor for Team Gray for Spring of 2019! I have been fortunate to be at the TECHniques Center for three semesters as a tutor and now as an MT.  I am a senior Media Strategies major and the first person in my family to… Continue reading Micah Smith – MT Spotlight

Strategies · Thoughts from Counselors

Using Technology to Streamline Work Productivity and Time Management

By Taylor Fortney, Administrator/Academic Counselor This time of year, it seems like everything is heating up, except the weather! The first round of midterms is upon us, presentations must be given, and papers must be written. With this increase in work, it can be hard to keep all the due dates straight and stay organized,… Continue reading Using Technology to Streamline Work Productivity and Time Management

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5 Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills

By Sydney Brammer, Master Tutor Team Purple Almost invariably, one of the first questions one asks when they meet a college student is, “What are you majoring in?” When that question is posed to me, I answer, “Communication Studies.” Then, the next question is typically, “What does that include? Is that like journalism or something?”… Continue reading 5 Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills

Strategies · Thoughts from Tutors

Confidence vs Cockiness

By Renee Molloy, Master Tutor Team Pink Confidence. There are a lot of positive and negative definitions for this word, both connotative and denotative. But what do you think of when you hear confidence? Does a specific person come to mind? Or does it maybe leave a sour taste in your mouth? If you have… Continue reading Confidence vs Cockiness

Guest Blogger · Tutor Success Story

You Are Not Alone: Experiences from Those Who Have Gone Before

By Victor and Michele Moore, former tutors at the TECHniques Center Recently, my wife, Michele Moore, and I were invited to the second day of training for the TECHniques Center as the keynote speakers. This came as a bit of a shock because we thought of ourselves as part of the TECHniques Center family but… Continue reading You Are Not Alone: Experiences from Those Who Have Gone Before

Staff Spotlight · Texas Tech · Thoughts from Counselors

Staff Spotlight – Tim Ebbecke

My name is Tim Ebbecke, and I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. I left New York for college and went to The University of Mount Olive in North Carolina where I received my B.S. in Psychology (2013) and another B.S. In Criminal Justice (2013) while competing as a Division I athlete.… Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Tim Ebbecke