Our professional writing specialists provide consistent, sustained assistance to writers at every stage of the writing process. In addition, we furnish a safe space for writers to ask questions, brainstorm ideas, interpret assignments, and write/revise documents.
Andrea is the Director of WSIP. She has extensive experience as a teacher, tutor, editor, and writing consultant and has worked in WSIP for over 10 years. Andrea coordinates special projects for WSIP, including the Graduate Writing Institute, Young Writers Institute, and People of Color Writing Groups. Andrea received her PhD in Mexican American Studies. She is an adjunct professor in the UA Mexican American Studies Department, as well as a published researcher, essayist, and poet.
After 25 years of working for her family-owned construction business, Tammy decided to try something new. She started at WSIP in 2013 and is passionate about the program. Tammy says, "I enjoy working with students from all over the world and feel especially gratified when they walk out with smiles on their faces. I am really enjoying my job here."
Jen Glass teaches workshops and tutors both undergraduate and graduate students at WSIP. In addition, she works as a Library Program Instructor at the Pima County Public Library, where she helps young learners improve their academic skills. Jen holds a master’s degree in linguistics with a concentration in sociolinguistics and a bachelor’s degree in German studies. She has extensive background in pedagogy, rhetoric, literary analysis, foreign languages, and teaching English as a Second Language. Her more than 20 years of experience as an educator include teaching at the European Union, UA's Center for English as a Second Language, and University High School. Jen loves working with students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to help them become more skilled and confident writers.
Karen Barto teaches workshops, tutors, and facilitates writing groups at WSIP. Karen holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona, with a major in linguistic analysis and a minor in psycholinguistics. An avid language learner, Karen began teaching French as part of her first M.A. in French and Francophone literatures, and later moved on to teaching English applied linguistics, English as a Second Language, and teacher training. In addition to teaching both graduate and undergraduate level writing courses, she has tutored in the Graduate Writing Institute at WSIP. Karen also designs and develops curriculum, including a course on graduate-level writing for international students and a teacher training program in English Medium Instruction, and is co-author of a leading textbook on second language acquisition. In the past, Karen has conducted psycholinguistic and linguistic research in syntax and phonetics. Her current research interests include second language acquisition, English Medium Instruction teacher training, and second language writing.
Nadia Moraglio holds an MA in ESL from the University of Arizona (UA) and has over 20 years of experience in language teaching. At WSIP, Nadia tutors, teaches workshops, and facilitates writing groups. Nadia also teaches and develops online ESL and writing courses at Pima Community College. In addition, she delivers grammar and pronunciation courses for Spanish speakers at UNAM university. In the past, Nadia taught ESL, teacher training (TEFL), and Italian at the UA as well as EFL in Shantou University, China. She regularly engages in classroom-based research and enjoys sharing that with the teaching community. Her main interests are assessment, feedback, and online teaching. Nadia loves working with students from all backgrounds and learning about their academic interests.