OWL tutors are UW Colleges students who have received an "A" in English 102, have been recommended by their instructors, and have undergone extensive tutor training.
The OWL tutors are happy to share their insight into writing with you and will try to formulate a thorough and useful response to your draft. Please note, however, that they are not magicians, nor do they know absolutely everything about writing. The OWL can, perhaps, best be viewed as a way to get a very good peer response to your writing.
Major: Creative Writing
Favorite Book: The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Favorite Movie: October Sky
Favorite Band or Album: The Arcadian Wild
Hobbies: Writing, baking, exploring
Personal Statement: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss
Major: Human Resource Management
Favorite Book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Favorite Movie: Django Unchained
Favorite Band or Album: J Cole
Hobbies: Golf and running
Personal Statement: "Discipline is the key to life." -Seve Ballesteros
Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Favorite Movie: She's the Man
Pets: Fat cat named Taffy
Personal Statement: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." --Oscar Wilde
Personal Statement: "They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." -Tom Bodett "Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory." -Dr. Suess
Personal Statement: "To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." -Marilyn vos Savant
The OWL director maintains the website, publicizes the OWL, trains the writing tutors, responds to student papers and/or distributes papers to the tutors.
Major: BA in English and German, MA in modern English and American literature
Favorite Book: Anything by Jhumpa Lahiri
Favorite Movie: I'm hooked on so many BBC shows that it might be time for me to think about emigrating to the UK
Favorite Band or Album: Chvrches
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, swimming, traveling, watching movies, reading, and baking
Pets: Who has time for pets with an eight-year-old running around?
Most Embarrassing Moment: None that I'd like to report on a website.
Personal Statement: "Make visible what, without you, might have never been seen." -Robert Bresson