Tutoring/Coaching

Through faculty and staff referrals, each of our Peer tutors/coaches have been interviewed and selected by the TRIO-SSS professional staff. In addition, they have been trained and have been found competent to provide effective assistance to our program participants.

The Tutoring/Coaching Program has been designed to, guide and assist students with a particular subject or field of study, provide on going support, advice and encouragement, and share experiences that will assist students in their overall development. This service represents an important form of instruction that impacts students who are not only struggling with the academic and personal demands of college but to also encourage students to maintain, and stay on top of the demands to ensure good academic standings.

Furthermore, one of our greatest goals is to help students become independent learners. Our Peer Tutors are, not an information or answer dispenser. Students need to understand and be reminded that they are responsible for their own learning. It is the student's responsibility to attend classes regularly, do the assigned work, projects, and readings.

These services are available during the Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions during TRIO-SSS normal working hours:

Monday through Friday (8:00 AM - 4:30PM)
Except for Weekends, Institutional Holidays, and Winter Break

Spring 2019 Tutoring/Coaching Schedule

Tutor Availability Subject(s)
Charles

Monday

11:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday

1:00pm-3:00pm

BLPR 22

ENGLISH 100

FAMR 100

MATH 50, 150

WELD 21, 22, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62,64,68,70,72,74,76,78
Joseph

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

10:00am-11:00am & 1:00pm-4:30pm

AJ 101,138,150, 208,200,221,224,230,235,210

ENGLISH 100

ICS 100

KLS 195

MATH 75X, 103,131,175

SOC 100

SP 151
Jo Ann

Tuesday

9:00am-3:30pm

Thursday

9:00am-4:30pm

ASAN 100

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SAN 242

BIOL 101

ENGLISH 100

HWST 107

HWST 270

PHIL 110

POLS 110

REL 150

SP 151

SW 200

WS 151

SW 402, 440, 491
Kelsey

Tuesday & Thursday

8:00am-2:00pm

ART 101

AMST 318

ASTR 110

BIOL 100

COM 201

ENGLISH 100, 257C

ES 360

FAMR 133, 296

IS103

JPN 101

MATH 106

MUS 106

PHIL 100,110

REL 150

SOC 100, 231, 300, 335, 341, 362

ZOO 101
Makanani

Thursday

12:00pm-3:30pm

AJ 101

ART 101

ENGLISH 100

HAW 101

HIST 151

MATH 75X, 103, 135

MUS 106

POLS 130

PHIL 100

PSY 100, 240, 212, 230, 325

WS 151
Winnie

Wednesday

8:00am- 11:30am

ART 101

ECED 105, 110, 115, 131, 140, 151, 170, 191, 245, 263, 264, 296C, 296P, 320,340

GG103,101L

KOR 101

ENGLISH 100, 210

ESL 23, 24

HIST 151,152

HWST 107

MATH 75X, 103

SOC 100

SP 151
Presley Monday & Wednesday
8:00am-9:45am
11:30am-3:15pm
ALL COACHING SKILLS

Availability: Schedules vary for each tutor, please stop by the TRIO-SSS office to view tutoring schedules and/or make an appointment.

If there is a particular subject that you need tutoring in that we currently do not offer, you can fill out a tutor request form, and we will do our best to provide you with a tutor who specializes in your particular subject.

Coaching Services

All peer tutor/coach & coaches will be able to assist you with the following:

  • Peer Coaching/Mentoring
  • Connect You To Campus Resources
  • Registering for Classes
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Computer Resources
    (including password retrieval, organizing email, general tech help, online forms and forms)
  • Utilization of MyUH Services, STAR, Laulima
  • Study Skills
  • Note Taking & Organization
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • FAFSA Guidance
  • Goal Setting

Learning Style Inventory

This online guide is designed to help you become a more successful student. It includes a Learning Style Survey that will help you identify your learning style. It also includes learning strategies that will help you study in a productive manner, one that matches your unique learning style.

Meet our Peer Tutoring and Peer Coaching Staff

Kelsey David

Kelsey David

Hiya! My name is Kelsey David, and I'm currently finishing up my Associates' Degree here at HCC. I'm stoked to say that come Spring 2018, I'll be transferring to UH Manoa, where I will be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Aside from going to school, I also very much enjoy painting, running around with my dog, and spending time with my family. But ultimately, I'm happiest when I know I'm doing anything and everything I can to better myself as a person. Which goes to say that as a part of the TRIO-SSS team, I'm more than ecstatic to offer you as much guidance as I can. I know how important it is to be in an academic environment that also supports moral courage, so if you're ever in need of any assistance, you are more than welcome to come by and say hello.

Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Aloha everyone, my name is Karen Jones and I am a student office assistant here at the TRIO-SSS program. After many years off raising my family, I returned to school as a nontraditional student to pursue an associate's degree in Liberal Arts and I am also working towards attaining my certification to be a substance abuse counselor through the CSAC program. I am a proud member the TRIO-SSS program, TRIO-SSS has been a big part of my success here at HCC, and I am excited to be working with all of you.

 
Tahlia Kishimoto

Tahlia Kishimoto

Aloha, my name is Tahlia Kishimoto and I am a TRIO Student Office Assistant. This is currently my third year attending Honolulu Community College and majoring in Liberal Arts. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son and family. I enjoy meeting new people and look forward to support your academic journey!

Chris Lualemaga

Chris Lualemaga

Talofa Lava everyone, my name is Chris Taagamanu Lualemaga. I am TRIO's student office assistant. I am currently in my second semester back from a long summer break and working towards attaining my Associate's degree in Liberal Arts. Upon graduating from HCC, I plan on transferring to UH Mānoa where I intend on earning a Bachelor of Science degree, with goals of one day attending the John A. Burn School of Medicine. I am a happy husband and a proud father to my little girl by, Ayva. Some of my hobbies include going to the beach with friends and families, playing basketball, baking and watching NFL games. I'm very excited to meet you all. The TRIO program is a great place to meet and make new friends that will help you on your academic journey and look forward to seeing you in TRIO.

 
Joseph Pelesasa

Joseph Pelesasa

Hey. My name is Joseph Pelesasa but you can call me Joe. I am a Peer Tutor/Coach for the TRIO-SSS program. I am currently pursuing an Associate's degree in Administrative Justice here at Honolulu Community College with plans on earning my bachelor's and advanced degrees in Criminal Justice. I am and outgoing, friendly and funny person. I like to joke around with everyone so that the mood in the room is not awkward. If you need assistance in your studies, or just want to hang out and talk story you can find me in the TRIO office. I encourage each and every one of you to utilize the TRIO program as they have supported my academic and career journey. So come on down and allow us to help you. I look forward to meeting you!

Makanani Pili

Makanani Pili

Aloha all! My name is Makanani Pili and I am a Peer Tutor/Coach at the TRIO-SSS center. I'm 22 years old and born and raised in Kalihi. I have earned my Associate's degree Liberal Arts from HCC and I'm currently working on my B.A. in Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I like the outdoors-- hiking, beach, parks; I enjoy art-- painting, drawing, bullet journaling; and I absolutely love animals of all kind. Helping people is important to me, so please feel free to stop by TRIO-SSS whenever I'm around if you need something. I look forward to supporting you through your academic journey and meeting your goals. Happy Trails!♥

 
Presley Penaroza

Presley Penaroza

Hello, my name is Presley Penaroza, and I am a Peer Coach for the TRIO-SSS program. I am currently pursuing my associate's degree in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technology (RAC) here at Honolulu Community College. I am very friendly and enjoy helping students in any way that I can. Therefore, if you need any support, or just need someone to talk to, feel free to come in and see me. I am a pretty laid back individual, and in my spare time enjoy playing video games, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family. I look forward to meeting you all. 

Charles Santiago

Charles Santiago

Hello, my name is Charles Santiago, and I am a Peer Coach for the TRIO-SSS program. I am currently a student at Honolulu Community College, and pursuing my associates' degree in welding technology. I am very friendly and I enjoy helping students any way that I can. Therefore, if you need any support, don't hesitate to come and see me. If you just want someone to talk to that's cool too. I like to live an active life style, and my hobbies include fishing, dirt bike riding, and exercising. I look forward to meeting all of you.

 
Soane Tuihalafatai

Soane Tuihalafatai

Mālō e lelei everybody my name is Soane Tuihalafatai. I am on the Student Office Assistant’s for the TRIO-SSS Program and I am currently working on getting my Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to helping you in the TRIO-SSS Program.

Jo Ann Tuifanu

Jo Ann Tuifanu

Aloha. My name is Jo Ann Tuifanu. I am a Liberal Arts graduate of Honolulu Community College. Currently, at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa working towards my Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work. After graduation, I plan to continue on to acquire my Masters in the Social Work program. I enjoy participating on malama ʻaina events, learning about my culture, and meeting new people. I've been part of the TRIO-SSS program since the beginning of my college journey. This program has helped and continues to offer unconditional support so that I can attain my overall academic goals. I know how important it is to stay connected. So please come on in and learn how TRIO-SSS can support your academic endeavors. See you soon!

 
Yingyin Yang

Winnie Yang

Aloha, everyone. My name is Winnie. I am a Peer Tutor/Coach for the TRIO program. I completed my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education at Honolulu Community College. Currently, I am beginning my Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in Early Childhood Education at the University of Hawaiʻi -West Oʻahu. I have been part of the TRIO program for years, and it assists me a lot in my academic journey so that I could continue my education goals. If you need any assistance, please feel free to stop by our office, and we will be happy to support you. I am looking forward to seeing you in TRIO.