Laura Morgan (McCrum) is a fourth year studying Humanities, with minors in English and Spanish, as well as a concentration in Business Administration. In the Spring, she will attend the LLC in Ottawa where she will receive a certificate in Applied Public Affairs. Laura is originally from the Oregon Coast but is currently living in Langley with her husband Micah. Some of her goals include working in Education Administration, leadership, and HR consulting. In her spare time she enjoys playing the mandolin, board games, soccer, painting, and hiking. Laura began tutoring when she was in middle school and has continued working with students ever since. Her passion for philosophy has grown throughout her time in the Humanities program. She hopes to help students succeed and develop their abilities and understanding in valuable topics.
Miriam is a graduate student in the Philosophy stream of the MAIH program at Trinity Western. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and has an academic interest in social philosophy and theories of discourse. In her free time, Miriam enjoys hanging out with her dog, reading fiction, seeing live music, and exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Miriam has experience with one-on-one tutoring and loves helping students reach that “aha!” moment of clarity in their studies. She approaches peer tutoring with the goal of making course material accessible and relevant to students, and to help foster new skills that students can use throughout their university careers.
Jessica is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities at TWU, specializing in philosophy and sociology. She graduated from TWU with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2017. After taking some much needed time away from academia, Jessica is back pursuing her studies, exploring the impacts of gentrification on marginalized populations in Vancouver. As part of her work with students, Jessica uses a strengths-based approach to learning, encouraging students to find strategies that work best for their unique learning styles. Her favourite part of learning is asking good questions and engaging in detailed conversations with students.
Marcus Wang is a TWU alumni with a B.A. in philosophy, and he is currently pursuing his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities (Philosophy Specialization) at Trinity Western University. Marcus comes from Beijing, China and his research focus is Chinese and Thomistic philosophy, centering on the topic of pursuing wisdom (哲): knowledge of the highest divine cause (道), as a way of life springing forth from both classical Chinese and Western philosophical traditions, whilst engaging with the contemporary epistemological and technological contexts. He also enjoys working with and encouraging students in their life journeys through teaching philosophy as an academic peer tutor, focusing on achieving a clear understanding of the course material in ways befitting to the unique learning styles of each student.
Kirat is an undergraduate Philosophy student at Trinity Western University, with a particular interest in existential thought. She considers it an honour to be able to assist students in their philosophical pursuits and cherishes the opportunity to learn from them.
Maddie is a fourth year business student with a marketing specialization. She enjoys flying through the air as a pole vaulter on the Spartan Track and Field team. Aside from being active, you’ll often find Maddie drawing or designing as she is passionate about fashion, illustration and just about anything involving creativity. She loves learning new and easier ways of doing things and sharing her knowledge with others. In her third year as a peer tutor at TWU, she enjoys meeting new people and providing helpful tips and various methods to understand difficult concepts.
Jenisa Los is a fourth year political science and business student from Abbotsford, BC but is currently living in Ottawa, Ontario for the fall semester. When she isn't studying or working to pay off her student loans, Jenisa enjoys hiking, graphic design, and reading. She is passionate about sustainability and transparency within the global supply chain, and investing in her community through conscious living. Jenisa enjoys working alongside fellow students to help simplify problems in an understandable way. Her favourite Excel formula is the IF function and she loves to chat with students about the relevance of Excel (and BUSI 176) to their everyday lives.
Jouen is a 4th year Human Kinetics student specializing in Kinesiology at TWU. As a Spartan athlete on the Track and Field/XC team at TWU, she loves to run, train and hang out with her teammates. In her free time, she loves to go hiking, hang out with friends, and cook. She sees peer tutoring as an opportunity to help people achieve their fullest academic potential and is passionate about working with students to explore their interests.
Muxi is a student of the TWU BA leadership program in spring 2020. She has studied procedural law back in university and She has worked as a human resources field with two fortune 500 companies, especially specializes in data analysis and handling lawsuits of labor arbitration cases. She likes to read history books and visit historical places of interest to understand the wisdom of the ancients. Also, Muxi is a big fan of swimming. As Peer Tutoring, she believes that it is significant to guide and inspire people's interest in the course and generate their own opinions. Let people enjoy the learning process, and she is also good at systematizing knowledge by establishing a knowledge frame and summarizing.
Thidarat Phoosit is a third year Sociology and Human Service student with a minor in International Development. Her heart is always seeking to help others, and she hopes to pursue a career path as a Child and Family Social Worker upon graduation. Aside from academia, Thidarat is an avid foodie, bubble tea, and K-drama fan! She also loves to paint and go on spontaneous, scenic trips with friends. As helping others has always been a long passion of hers, her goal as a Philosophy peer tutor is to walk alongside every student towards their ideal of success. She aspires to help students think outside of the box and enjoy what they are learning, as she is confident that everyone, no matter who they are, has the ability to thrive.
Wei-Hua (Jason) Huang is a third year student majoring in psychology and human services certificate. Jason enjoys cooking and watching cooking videos. He also loves reading and listening to podcasts about psychology. As an international student, he understands the academic struggles that new students might encounter. He hopes to become a peer tutor who is able to truly understand what peers need in the session, and help them enjoy the excitement of learning philosophy!
Kathy hails from Guangzhou, China, and is currently a fourth-year international student majoring in Leadership at TWU. She has worked with Canada Asia Pacific Business Association as a Production Executive, specializing in event planning, team and volunteer recruitment, and operations management. Outside of her professional life, Kathy is a coffeeholic who is fond of making specialty coffee and often participates in the coffee-making industry. She also likes playing musical instruments such as piano, ukulele, and jazz drums. Kathy considers peer tutoring as an excellent opportunity to help the students work toward self-responsibility and self-direction. As the one who had gone through the struggles, Kathy understands the frustrations that students may be feeling and perceives potential roadblocks to success. She would love to provide social support as well as academic support with great energy and enthusiasm to the tutees.
Mia grew up in California and decided to move up to Langley, BC to study Elementary Education and play on the women’s soccer team at Trinity. She is a second year and loves res life and playing cards and spikeball with her teammates. She is pursuing an Education degree to become a speech pathologist, but enjoys exploring and applying herself to a variety of subjects. Mia has always enjoyed teaching and tutoring, and is passionate about connecting with her peers through thoughtful discussion. Her goal is for students to feel supported in their courses with organized and accessible help.
Roisin Castellon is a fourth year student studying in the Secondary Education Stream, with minors in Special Education and English. She has had the opportunity to get teaching experience in a variety of schools around the lower mainland and is excited to meet students and help make challenging concepts more manageable. In her free-time she enjoys being outside and hiking as well as travelling, painting, singing and pursuing efforts in social justice initiatives.