Morgan Stewart, Founder

Morgan Stewart received her B.A. from Yale University in 2002 and her M.A. in Adolescent Psychology from American University in 2007. Morgan has thoroughly enjoyed educating students since her ninth grade year, when she was selected by her Math teacher to tutor a group of struggling peers. While at Yale, Morgan continued to tutor inner city students in New Haven, Connecticut, as the coordinator of an educational program benefitting students with limited literacy. After college, Morgan moved to Washington, DC, and built a large clientele of students who needed subject tutoring, standardized test prep, and independent college advising. She established Within Reach Educational Consultants in Washington, DC, in 2007, expanded to Denver, Colorado, in 2008, and then to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012. Morgan is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She sincerely enjoys working one-on-one with each of her students and believes in empowering them to define and reach their academic and life goals through directed support and organization. In addition to serving as the Founder of Within Reach Educational Consultants, Morgan is a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Odyssey Atlanta, and the Yale Club of Georgia. She is also the mother of two children and serves as an active volunteer at their school.


Carolyn Daniels, Tutor

Carolyn Daniels graduated from Northeastern University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. While at Northeastern, Carolyn worked as a tutor for NUCALC, Northeastern University’s calculus outreach program for Boston high school students; the program and its professors had a profound effect on her math confidence and her desire to teach others. After graduation, Carolyn worked as a Project Coordinator for Long Bay Builders Inc. Upon her return to Atlanta in 2004, Carolyn began providing project management and education consulting services to clients throughout the metro Atlanta area. Her educational foundation and professional experience has afforded her a well-rounded skill set, including patience, excellent communication, and problem solving. An Academic and Standardized Test Prep Tutor, Carolyn brings over 20 years of experience to the Within Reach team, and she is passionate about helping students overcome the obstacles that impede their progress. She loves reading math books and developing lesson plans (seriously), spending time with her family, basketball, and softball – and she is a very proud, passionate member of the Patriot Nation!


Michael Giardino, Tutor

Michael Giardino graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2011 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. After a lifetime in New Orleans, he moved to Atlanta to attend graduate school at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He obtained his M.S. in 2013 and is currently working to complete his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. At Georgia Tech, Michael has worked in the Undergraduate Communications Center, helping ECE students with their technical writing skills. He currently mentors a team of Opportunity Research Scholars working with autonomous robots. When he is not working, Michael is either baking or traveling.


Alex Hirsch, Tutor

Alex Hirsch, a native of the Big Apple, is a student at Emory University. Passionate about current events and American politics, Alex is majoring in Political Science and writes for the Emory Political Review. He also is a member of Emory’s Chess and Quiz Bowl Teams and enjoys exploring Southern culture by way of Atlanta. Upon graduation from high school, Alex counseled rising high school seniors on their college applications and essays, and he brings to Within Reach a diverse tutoring background as well. Alex joined the Within Reach team in 2016 and has been a valuable asset ever since!


Helen Clark, Tutor

Helen is from coastal Georgia and graduated from Camden County High School. She played varsity women’s rugby at Harvard College and earned an A.B. in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Social Anthropology in 2015. She served as a biology contract service tutor at CCHS before beginning graduate school at Emory University in 2016. She is currently preparing to be a Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Helen loves going to concerts in Atlanta, biking on the Beltline, and singing Beyoncé at karaoke night. She continues to play rugby at Emory and with the Atlanta Harlequins. Helen’s positive energy is infectious, and she truly knows how to make learning fun!


Raghavendra Pingali, Tutor

Raghav, an Atlanta native, is a pre-health student at Emory University pursuing a double major in biology and psychology. He began working as a private tutor as a sophomore in high school after being told by a teacher that he had a knack for communicating. At Emory, Raghav is a member of the club tennis team and MindBubble, an organization that offers free tutoring to struggling elementary school students. Raghav also volunteers weekly in the Emory Clinic’s Emergency Department. An aspiring medical doctor, he is excited to work in a profession that allows him to educate others, as he is passionate about teaching! In his free time, Raghav enjoys playing the guitar and extreme sports. 

 


Jessica Haley, Tutor

Jessica Haley is originally from Wisconsin, where she gained an appreciation for humility, hard work, and the beauty of the outdoors. After spending a gap year in Ghana, Jessica earned her degree in Anthropology with minors in Global Health and African Studies from Princeton University. She then devoted two years to working at a homeless shelter for young people and mastering the New York City subway system. Currently, Jessica studies nursing at Emory University and volunteers at a free clinic, where she meets resilient people every day. Among her favorite things to do are cook, workout, rest, and sing. Jessica brings five years of tutoring experience to Within Reach, and she does not expect to ever grow tired of seeing students get excited about learning new things.

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Chrystal Golden, Administrative Assistant 

Chrystal Golden graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Education. Her educational experiences led her to apply and be accepted into Teach for America as a 2014 Houston Corps member. She happily served the Houston region as an English teacher, Grade Level Chair, Student Government Association Co-Advisor, and Yearbook Advisor at YES Prep Public Schools. After three years of being an educator, Chrystal decided to leave her classroom behind to become a student again. She is currently studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, pursuing a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Religious Education. She is excited to be a member of the Within Reach Education team and loves being able to interact with students while also using her organizational skills to create effective systems. She is also a photographer and specializes in senior, family, and portrait photography.