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Tips to Stay Motivated during the Mid-Semester Lull

By Landon Breeding – Master Tutor Team Purple The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the motivation to go study is getting smaller. Welcome to the mid-semester lull! The mid-semester lull is familiar to all college students; where summer break seems like a distant memory and Christmas break feels like a… Continue reading Tips to Stay Motivated during the Mid-Semester Lull

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How my Major has Impacted Tutoring

By Tristan Kisor – Master Tutor Team Pink Majoring in anything, whether it is engineering or social work, doesn’t just come with a piece of paper at graduation letting everyone know “you did it!” It comes with an experience beyond simply taking classes and being responsible. It essentially changes who we are and develops our… Continue reading How my Major has Impacted Tutoring

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Knowledge is Power: Learning About Memory to Study Efficiently

By Elizabeth Hansen – Master Tutor Team Orange Most everyone will agree that a multiple choice exam is simpler than short answer or fill in the blank. However, many people couldn’t explain why this is a common consensus amongst students of all different classifications and fields of study. At the TECHniques Center, we have a… Continue reading Knowledge is Power: Learning About Memory to Study Efficiently

Career Development · Student Success · Thoughts from Tutors

4 Tips to Help You Nail the Interview

By Landon Breeding – Master Tutor Team Purple Summer may have just ended, but it is already time to start thinking about next summer. That’s right… it’s interview season! Thousands of students this semester will head out in their best attire in hopes of landing a great summer job, internship, or full-time position. From my… Continue reading 4 Tips to Help You Nail the Interview

Career Development · Student Success · Texas Tech · Thoughts from Tutors

A Technological Society: Utilizing Media for Academics and Self-Improvement

by Elizabeth Hansen – Master Tutor of Team Orange With a wealth of information available at our fingertips, it’s easy to be bogged down into an endless cycle of refreshing social media apps or going deeper and deeper into random Wikipedia pages. While these can be an enjoyable way of passing the time, it is… Continue reading A Technological Society: Utilizing Media for Academics and Self-Improvement

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The Economics of Studying

By Garrett Wire – TECHniques Center Tutor Ah, Economics. The ‘dismal science.’ And if economics wasn’t dull enough, why would anyone want to read about the economics of studying?! In this post I hope to show that by looking at our study habits through an economic lens we might be better able to evaluate ourselves… Continue reading The Economics of Studying

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Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

By Matt Trela, Master Tutor When I reapplied to be a Master Tutor for my second semester, a question on the application read: “What advice would you give to a new Master Tutor?”. After giving it some thought, I answered that any prospective MT would need to buckle up, enjoy the ride, and be prepared… Continue reading Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone