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Staff Spotlight – Elizabeth Hansen

Hello, everyone! My name is Elizabeth Hansen, and I am so excited to write this spotlight as an Academic Counselor at the TECHniques Center! I first started working at the TECHniques Center in Fall 2015 as a tutor, and it’s been a whirlwind of a journey ever since. I was a tutor for two semesters,… Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Elizabeth Hansen

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Contributing Art for Disability Awareness Week: An Experience

Each year, Texas Tech Student Disability Services hosts Disability Awareness Week, where the department puts on a number of events that increase awareness, spread knowledge, and engage the community about all kinds of disabilities. The week builds up to the final event of First Friday Art Trail, where students with disabilities are given the opportunity… Continue reading Contributing Art for Disability Awareness Week: An Experience

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An Open Letter to the TECHniques Center

By Rachel Onishi, Academic Counselor Hi! My name is Rachel Onishi. I spent 2013- 2015 as a TECHniques Center tutor and 2015-2018 as an Academic Counselor. This is a letter I wrote in honor of the past 5 incredible years I have had the privilege of being a part of this beautiful program. Thank you… Continue reading An Open Letter to the TECHniques Center

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5 Ways I’ve Used Pinterest as a Student

By Kathryn McCauley – TECHniques Center Tutor I am a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict. It didn’t take long after first downloading the app for it to become my favorite social media platform. If I’m getting my haircut, I go to Pinterest. If I want to cook a nice dinner, you bet I look at Pinterest before… Continue reading 5 Ways I’ve Used Pinterest as a Student

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Why YOU Should Apply to be a Master Tutor

By Elizabeth Hansen, Team Yellow Master Tutor Having been a Master Tutor (MT) for the past four semesters, I’ve learned a few things about what the position requires. If you’ve ever considered applying to be a Master Tutor, but you’re unsure of what the position demands and holds for you, then this is the blog… Continue reading Why YOU Should Apply to be a Master Tutor

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Misconceptions about College

By J.C. – TECHniques Center Student As a student with a disability there are a lot of anxieties about college, such as “will I be alone?” and my fear of writing. Not to mention adjusting to being truly independent for the first time! I remember years ago they said, “college is nothing like high school.” You are independent,… Continue reading Misconceptions about College

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your College Experience

By Nikki Lastoczy, Team Red Master Tutor They say college is the best four years of your life, but what they fail to mention is how you blink and it’s over. It is so easy to fly through this chapter of your life without even thinking about taking in the moment and making the most… Continue reading 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your College Experience