Hello! My name is Peyton Morgan and I am from Minerva, Ohio. I am a second year student at the Ohio State University pursuing a degree in STEM Education with a specialization in Mathematics. I am passionate about helping others as much as I can, especially in the area of education.
I am a member of the STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars Program. I joined this program with the goal of learning about different STEM fields and how math is used in them. I hope learning this will allow me to better help my future students and answer the questions, “why am I learning this” and “how is this used in the real world”. During my freshman year, I joined the Leadership Council as the Mentor Group Activities Coordinator. My job is to make the program feel like a community and get students of all years working together! I am also a Teaching Assistant for the program and help in our seminar class. I love being able to interact with the first year students and help them get used to campus and college life!
I am currently a member of Kappa Phi Kappa, the professional education fraternity on campus. This organization has allowed me to meet other education majors, learn about and participate in community service, talk to HR directors, and participate in many other professional development events. I plan on running for a position in the fraternity for next year. I am also involved in CHAARG, a student organization that promotes fitness, specifically for females. I would like to become a Small Group Coordinator and have my own group of girls that I get to help create goals and teach workouts to next year! I am also a peer mentor this year in the College of Education and Human Ecology. I get to be in a classroom with freshman students and help them get used to being on campus.
I am currently a tutor at the Math and Stats Learning Center on campus and I tutor Calc 1. I enjoy this job and working with students in this class. I hope that this will help prepare me to be a teacher in the future. Also, I would like to apply to be a Teaching Assistant for a math class next year and thought that this job would help prepare me for that.
My long-term goal is to be a math teacher who can help my students excel not only in math, but in other areas of life as well. I believe that my combined experiences during my time at the Ohio State University will help prepare me to be the best that I can be. I hope to be a good leader who can help students prepare for life after high school.