Morgan: Social Science, Statistics & English
After spending my early childhood in the Midwest, I grew up in Colorado, and completed the IB Diploma Programme in high school. I earned undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Arabic from the University of Oklahoma, where I was a National Merit Scholar and honors student, followed by an MA in International Studies from the University of Denver.
I’m currently a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, working on my Ph.D. dissertation in Sociology. I started working as a tutor when I was in high school and those early experiences helped inform my decision to become a professor.
When I have the chance, I enjoy playing music (I’ve studied guitar and voice), board games, dancing, and hiking or cycling near the lakes here in Minneapolis. I also enjoy traveling and teaching myself new languages.
The goal of my work as an instructor and a tutor is to help students recognize their strengths and gain confidence applying them to their school work. My favorite part of teaching is the “aha” moment, and the expression I see when a challenging topic starts to make sense. I’m driven to make those moments happen and enjoy finding creative solutions and new strategies to tackle students’ individual challenges.
I also enjoy helping students build good foundations for academic success, including organization, time management, and study skills.