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Personal Statement

James Owk is a proud graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor's Liberal Arts and concentration in World History. He has been working in various educational capacities in Philadelphia for over 14 years. As a first generation non-traditional student at the collegiate level, James uses his experiences to connect with students in writing spaces challenged with navigating the processes and presented when entering higher education. James's philosophy is centered in cultivating strengths of young people academically while embracing their weaknesses as avenues to take ownership of in order to prosper. James is an avid fan of panda bears, worldly cuisines, and creative entrepreneurship.


    • B.A. Temple University Liberal Arts


  • ACT English
  • ISEE Reading and Writing
  • SAT Writing and Language
  • SSAT Reading and Writing
  • Study Skills
  • Elementary
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • English
  • Awards and Recognitions

    • Billy Penn Community Leaders Temple University-2017

    • Compass Magazine Spring Alumni Feature-2015

    • Billy Penn Community Leaders Temple University-2017

    • Compass Magazine Spring Alumni Feature-2015

    • Compass Magazine Spring Alumni Feature-2015


    • "I highly recommend Mr. James as an SAT tutor. Currently, I am enrolled in his Honors English course. Throughout this course, I have been introduced to exciting and thought provoking material, that encourages critical thinking and in-depth analysis. He is extremely engaging and easily connects with his students. Throughout the college application process, James has supported and aided me. With his help, I have been accepted into plenty of colleges, such as Temple University, UMaine, Immaculata University, and University of Pittsburgh." - Proud Student

    • "James is a mentor who helped me apply to colleges as well as graduate high school top of my class. He went above and beyond caring for my education. He even drove my mom and I to my school's mandatory orientation weekend. He has always been more than mentor guiding me through my passion and goals." - Raven-DaJon Coleman, Susquehanna University, Senior 2020

    • "James is very committed to youth in terms of their education, job opportunities and collegiate careers. For the last eight years I've worked alongside James to ensure my daughter Raven has the best college experience. He has worked in the capacity of an academic advisor which was very reassuring as a parent because it's helpful when you can have someone who is willing to consistently give updates and be transparent with you. He goes above and beyond." - Proud Parent

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