Writing Studio

Meet Our Office

Our experienced team of professional tutors is here to assist students with a wide variety of writing projects—at any stage of the writing process. We also support our English Language Learners in facets related to written and conversational English. Our tutorials last 50 minutes and start at the top of the hour.

Writing Studio Staff:


Michele Glenn holds an MS degree in Professional Writing, an MA in Communication Theory, a BA in Art History, and a CTEFL (Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Her MS capstone was entitled “Creating a Model EFL Writing Center for EFL Students in Thailand.” She has taught the English Language Arts and Art History at the college-level, both abroad and in the United States, since 1997. She specializes in all of the ELL domains and elocution as well as art history.

Professional Tutors:

Ashley Guchhait is an alumnus of MICA where she obtained her BFA in Interactive Arts with a concentration in Game Arts and Humanistic Studies, while focusing on Creative Writing and Art History. Ashley also holds an ESL Tutor Certificate. As a senior at MICA, she launched her own business, Boba Studios, a Baltimore-based, women-owned video game studio. She has a love of professional development she fostered while working in MICA’s Center for Career Development as a student and an alumnus. She is experienced in working with ELL students to prepare them for their college experience as a part of MICA’s International Student Cultural Orientation Program (ISCOP) program. Ashley is excited to work with students in writing of all forms⁠—both creative and academic, as papers, and as artwork, including interactive mediums.


Casey Bieda has an MA In English Literature, with a specialization in Medieval & Early Modern Literature, Adaptation, Race & Illustration. She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees: a BA in English Literature, with an emphasis in Medieval & Early Modern Literature, and a BA in History, with a specialization in Medieval & Early Modern European History. Her BA minor is in Classical History, with a focus on Ancient Roman History & Latin. Casey also has an ESL Tutor Certificate. She presently teaches writing at three universities in Washington, DC: Georgetown, American, and Catholic. Additionally, she has several years of writing-center tutoring experience. 


Elizabeth Leik has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, an MS in Education, and an ESL Tutor Certificate. She has taught freshman composition and research writing as well as ESL writing skills to college students in class and online. She presently teaches a graduate-level writing course at MICA; further, she is experienced with Chicago, MLA, and APA formats. She also works with students on resumes, personal statements, and critical analyses.


Emily Hewlings holds a BA degree in English with a concentration in Writing and a minor in Psychology; further, she has an ESL Tutor Certificate. Emily has over eight years of tutoring experience in the writing realm, including professional, academic and creative writing. She is eager to work on any assignment, but is well versed in critical inquiry, formal analyses, and senior thesis projects. Emily has also worked extensively with students with documented disabilities and provides one-on-one instruction in organizational techniques and study skills in academic writing. 


Kyrstin Cooksey is a recent alumnus of MICA (2018), where she attained her BFA in Animation with a concentration in Game Arts. Kyrstin also has an ESL Tutor Certificate. As a student, she engaged through co-running a student organization and working in the Decker Library, where she developed research skills. During her time at MICA, Kyrstin launched her business, Boba Studios, a women-owned and -run game developer studio based in Baltimore. Additionally, she has experience working with ELL students to help adjust to their experience at MICA as a part of the International Student Cultural Orientation Program (ISCOP). In the Writing Studio, Kyrstin specializes in writing for art mediums like animation, games, and comics.


Linda Lyon has a Post-Bacc degree in Interactive Design as well as a BA in Anthropology; she also has studied Wildlife Biology. She is a substitute art teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools and Baltimore Lab School. Linda is a practicing artist, who works in fiber arts, graphic design, and animation. She has experience in both science writing and creative writing. 


Ralph Hubbell tutors in the Writing Studio and teaches Academic Writing Workshop, Graduate Writing Workshop and Frameworks at MICA. He has a BA in English and an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Hunter College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University. A fiction writer and life-long learner, he enjoys working with both native- and non-native English-speaking students in their efforts to craft thought-provoking and evocatively worded writing.


Richard Estanich has a double major in Philosophy and Political Science as well as a CTEFL (Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language). He has logged over twenty years as an ELL instructor to adults and children, both in the United States and abroad. Richard especially enjoys helping students with their Humanistic Studies and Art History essays. 


Shane Moritz holds an MA and an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) as well as an ESL Tutor Certificate. He currently teaches English Composition at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and creative writing through the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University. His writing has been recognized by the American Academy of Poets. He is an American-Australian.


Susan Badder has an AB in Art History and an MAS in Management. Her extensive museum/gallery experience includes serving as Senior Curator at the Corcoran Gallery of Art; Associate Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Director of Education, and Project Director of Traveling Exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her teaching experience encompasses 13 years as an adjunct professor of Art History at MICA, and as a lecturer for the OSHER program at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she continues to serve as Tour Manager/Study Leader for the Academic Travel Abroad program, located in Washington, DC.

Susannah Mohan has a BA in Writing & Religion, with a minor in Literature, and a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). She taught Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India, for seven years and served as Communications Director for the Norbulingka Institute-Dharamsala. She presently teaches ELL sections of Academic Writing Workshop at MICA and ELL skills to immigrants in Baltimore City.


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Writing Studio 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave. Gateway, Room 140 Baltimore, MD 21217