Happy International Tutor Week!

Happy International Tutor Week!

We have amazing tutors in the Student Disability Services (SDS) office and we’re very grateful to have them help our students! They are eager to support students with disabilities every week and in recognizing these great tutors we asked them to share a little about themselves.

Olivia

Olivia

What are you studying at Texas Tech?

Mathematics with a minor in Spanish

Why do you enjoy tutoring?

I enjoy tutoring because I plan to teach in the future and it helps me learn how to teach a variety of students and what methods I can incorporate into how I teach.

What has been your most rewarding experience tutoring here in SDS?

I love tutoring SDS students because I end up gaining some wonderful friends when students become regulars and I get to know them well.


Tyler

Tyler

What are you studying at Texas Tech?

Petroleum Engineering

Why do you enjoy tutoring?

In short, I like being able to help people. I know what my students are going through and have been through a lot of the same struggles myself…I want to do whatever I can to help make their road at least a little bit easier.

What has been your most rewarding experience tutoring here in SDS?

I love being able to walk into work every day happy to be there. I enjoy being able to interact with all my students and coworkers who are some of the kindest people I have ever met. The most rewarding feeling for me is being able to get to know my students and build relationships with them, learning more about who they are as a person. So that when they succeed, it makes their victories all the more enjoyable.  Being a tutor is one of the best jobs I have ever had the privilege to hold.


Ally

Ally

What are you studying at Texas Tech?

English with a minor in Secondary Education

Why do you enjoy tutoring?

I enjoy tutoring because I have a true passion for education and I think being able to be a part of someone’s journey here at Texas Tech University, is such a rewarding experience. My heart goes out to those who need a little extra help and being a part of Student Disability Services has been such an amazing opportunity for not only my students, but for me as well. Being a tutor gives me the chance to get to know some amazing students and when the lightbulb finally goes off during a session, it’s the best feeling ever.

What has been your most rewarding experience tutoring here in SDS?

The most rewarding part of being a Student Disability Services tutor has been the relationships that I have been able to build with my students and getting to know some of my peers that I wouldn’t have ever gotten the opportunity to know without this program. The students that I have the privilege of working with face challenges that you and I could never imagine and their valiance is truly inspiring. This is more than a part-time tutoring job to me, it is a chance to make a difference and touch a multitude of student’s lives, even if it is simply helping them pass the dreaded English 1301. From editing a five page paper to giving someone a hug when they’re having a bad day, I have made honest relationships with my students that have in turn become my friends, and that’s more than I could ever ask for in any job.


Sandra

Sandra

What are you studying at Texas Tech?

Marketing, with a concentration in Sports

Why do you enjoy tutoring?

I love tutoring because there is something so satisfying about helping someone realize their true potential. My favorite part of tutoring English and Writing is helping reveal a creative side of my students that they didn’t realize existed before.

What has been your most rewarding experience tutoring here in SDS?

Texas Tech SDS is an incredibly rewarding place to work. Honestly, I love building these strong tutoring relationships and really getting to know what happens during the week with my students. They are so smart and so incredibly unique and I feel like I learn as much from them as they do for me. Also my coworkers here are all super amazing!

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