What services does OWLS offer?
OWLS provides students with the opportunity to meet with trained tutors to discuss individual concerns, whether in math, writing, science, business, languages, or many other disciplines.
OWLS serves Loyola students and faculty in several ways:
- Free online tutoring with one of your peers
- Access to computers and printers (when the SSC is open)
- Full-class tutoring services
- Workshops in writing, grammar, documentation, and research
- Opportunities for student internships
- Faculty "idea-exchanges"
Always have as much information and material as possible. For assistance with papers, have your assignment sheet from your professor and any graded or ungraded work. If you have a graded draft, its always best to try revising your paper before you bring it in to a tutor (but be sure to bring both your graded paper and your revision). If you are still in the brainstorming process, bring your assignment and a willingness to get some of your ideas down on paper. If you need help with other subjects like accounting or chemistry, bring your textbook, class notes, and any other materials that you think your tutor might need to assist you in answering your questions.
You should still schedule an appointment with us. Often quick questions can lead to other questions, and we want you to get the most out of your time with us.
Currently, all tutoring is online. We will let you know when we are back in the OWLS' nest, located in the Pan-American Student Success Center, second floor, Monroe Library.
OWLS tutors are available daily to assist you with writing assignments. OWLS Tutors also provide tutoring aimed at helping you recognize personal strengths and weaknesses in your writing so that you can begin to spot errors and correct them. Tutors are trained to help with:
- clarity of writing
- thesis statements
- sentence structure
- formatting and citation
- online research
OWLS Tutors are undergraduates trained to assist others. Tutors are selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated ability. Each tutor has participated in a training program focusing on their specific discipline.
One misconception about tutoring is that it's for students who are struggling academically; however, the truth is that all learners, no matter how advanced, benefit from another perspective. Two heads are better than one, as they say. Good writers discuss their work and ask others for feedback. Strong students know that the more they engage in the material, the stronger they become. Remember that you're always in the process of growing and learning, and we’re here to assist you.