Morgan Chalfant spent her summer in her hometown, Longmeadow, MA, tutoring elementary, middle, and high school students in Math and English. Particularly, she helped an 8th grade math student tackle the final exam of her accelerated Algebra course and advance to Geometry. She also advised an upcoming high school senior about the process of developing and writing the college essay. When working with a few elementary students in both Math and English, Morgan helped the students practice complicated addition and subtraction while additionally providing them with topics about which to write weekly journal entries. As she is a double major in Mathematics and English at Boston College, Morgan put her skills to great use during the summer months and thoroughly enjoyed helping younger students to perfect their problem solving and writing abilities. Though she plans to stay in Boston next summer and take on an internship in journalism, Morgan will undoubtedly try to continue corresponding with the students that she tutored in order to provide them with additional help.
On the weekends, Morgan worked as a costumed character promoting used cars for a local dealership. She portrayed many types of animals including a shark, a donkey, and a zebra. The job wasn’t always glamorous, especially since it was hot in the suit during the summer, but Morgan thinks it prepared her well for the rigors of the working life.