Peer Advisers for Writing (PAWs)
Paul is a third-year student majoring in Digital Business and Innovation. He comes from the city by the sea Vladivostok, Russia. He came to PAW with a goal of helping as many students as he can with various academic papers and filling them with confidence for their future tasks. As he already has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, he is looking forward to sharing the experience of planning and writing various academic papers. He has a passion for analytics, that is why he loves to observe and give constructive feedback. When there is some free time, Paul loves to play and watch basketball, as well as listen to different music.
Dee is a third-year student in the International Relations program. She is Sri Lankan but was born and spent her childhood in Rome, Italy. Having joined PAW in the Fall of 2021, Dee expects to help her fellow students with any difficulties they may face in the process of writing, both within and without the Academic Literacy courses. She loves the earliest stages of writing, spending hours buried deep in random books and obscure websites in search of correlations and causations for her papers. In her spare time, Dee loves to doodle and learn new languages (with English, Sinhala, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese already under her belt).
Endreyah is a second-year student majoring in International Relations at TIU. She is from the United States and, as a military child, has lived in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan, which has helped her quickly adapt to her environment. Endreyah joined PAW in Spring of 2023 to help her peers improve their writing skills. Her favorite part of the writing process is the outline because a good outline makes it easier to accomplish academic writing. Outside of university, she likes to cook and bake.
Muhtashim is a third-year DBI student from Bangladesh who joined PAW in the spring of 2023. Prior to joining the PAW, Muhtashim was involved in developing language skills back in his hometown, during which he gained an interest in helping others with academic writing. His favourite part of writing is using the TEXAS format for the main paragraphs as it helps organise the ideas and supporting evidence in a structured manner. Muhtashim is determined to develop his programming skills, which also happens to be one of his favourite hobbies.
Meet the Coordinators
Monique was born and raised in the city that never sleeps: New York City. She began working as a Global Teaching Fellow (GTF) and PAW Coordinator at TIU in Spring 2019 and has taught several writing courses, including Academic Composition II and Analytical Reading and Thinking. Prior to TIU, she was a senior international student advisor, as well as a teaching assistant and community-based volunteer teacher. She has also taught English to language school students, city employees, and children. When she’s not at work, Monique enjoys writing short stories, watching cooking shows, and traveling.
Tracy grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. He has a degree in English/Writing from Missouri Western State University and studied abroad in France and at Oxford University in the UK as an undergraduate. He later completed his MA TESOL in the UK. Tracy worked in academic publishing for several years before beginning his teaching career in 2003. He has since taught in South Korea, the UK, Vietnam and Malaysia. He has visited Japan several times, but this is his first time living here. When Tracy isn’t teaching, he enjoys running, hiking and doing yoga. He loves being outside, whether it’s in nature or exploring a big city like Tokyo. He enjoys traveling, learning languages and finding great places to eat.