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

Summer 2022 Tutoring/Coaching Schedule

Staff Tutor/Coach

Tutor Availability Subject(s)
Jan Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jen Tuesday and Thursday
ANTH 200
ENGLISH Pre-College, 100, 209
FAMR 230
HLTH 123
HIST 151, 152
ICS 101
MATH 75X, 103, 115, 134, 161
MICR 130
MUSIC 107, 253
PSY 100
ZOOL 240, 241
Jolene Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SP 151

Peer Tutor/Coach

Tutor Availability Subject(s)

Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ANTH 151
CHEM 162
EE 160 (Intro to C coding)
ENGLISH 100, 257A
HIST 151
HWST 107
MATH 75x, 24, 25, 103, 241, 242, 243, 244
PHYS 170, 170L, 272, 272L
SOC 100
SP 251
MICR 130
Jing Monday & Wednesday
ESL 13, 14
Math 75x

Monday – Friday
12:30PM– 4:30PM

ART 101
FAMR 100, 133, 141, 296
HDFS 340, 341, 350
HSER 100, 245, 140, 248, 268, 270
HIST 151, 152
KLS 195
KRS 395
OCN 201
PHIL 111
SOC 100, 335
SP 151
SPED 304
SW 200

9:00AM – 2:00PM

ACC 202
ANTH 151, ANTH 152
BIOL 100
BUSA 120, 300, 320, 324
ECON 130, 131
ENGLISH 100, 200
HWST 107
ICS 101
MATH 75x, 24, 25, 103L, 1003M
MGT 301
SP 151

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday


Wednesday & Thursday
12:45PM – 4:30PM

12:30PM – 4:30PM

ACC 201
MATH 24/25
SP 151

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

Danthone Buyacao

Danthone Buyacao

Aloha, my name is Danthone (Dan-ten) Buyacao. I was born in the Philippines, but I grew up in Kalihi since I was eight years old. Although, I can still speak Ilocano and Tagalog fluently. I graduated from Farrington High school and am currently majoring in Civil Engineering in the UH system. I love the beach, long drives, video games, and spending time with my friends.

Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Aloha, everyone. My name is Karen Jones, and I am a Peer Tutor/Coach for the TRIO-SSS program. I am a nontraditional student and recently earned my Certificate of Completion in COSAC Substance Abuse Counseling and Certificate of Completion in Human Services. Currently, I am enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, working toward my bachelor's degree. The programs here at HCC are fantastic! I started using the services from the TRIO program as soon as I found out about it. I don't think I would have been able to make it to college without this program. I started here at TRIO-SSS as a student office assistant, then Peer Coach, and worked my way up to a Peer Tutor/Coach. I encourage you all to utilize the services TRIO has to offer. The staff of TRIO, along with myself, are here to help you with your educational journey. I look forward to meeting you all and will do my best to help you in your academic endeavors.

Davis Martin

Davis Martin

Aloha, my name is Davis. I'm a nontraditional student at Honolulu CC pursuing an associate degree in Liberal Arts. My long-term goal is to transfer to UH Manoa and achieve a BBA degree in Entrepreneurship and a BSW in Social Work. I am originally from the Big Island but became an Oʻahu resident in 2014. During free time, I enjoy hiking, swimming, and taking trips back home to visit family and friends. As a proud member of TRIO-SSS, I hope to provide academic support to fellow students through our program and make a positive impact here at HCC.

Akamu Campbell

Akamu Campbell

Aloha mai kākou, my name is Akamu Campbell, and I'm honored to represent the TRIO-SSS program as your Peer Coach. I'm a non-traditional student at Honolulu CC pursuing an associate degree in Fire and Emergency Response. My long-term goal is to transfer out to UH West to pursue a BBA degree in Public Administration once I've obtained my AA. I enjoy making connections with new faces and helping them along their path to success. My hobbies include hiking, bowling, fishing, and countless Kani ka pila! I hope to provide the support and reassurance you may need to get you far in life. "If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together." I look forward to assisting you all and moving forward in our journey. Mālama.

Kayla Tanaka

Kayla Tanaka

Aloha everyone, my name is Kayla Tanaka, and I am a Peer Coach/Tutor for the TRIO-SSS Program. I am currently attending UH West Oahu and pursuing my bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism. I previously worked at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and now work at the Bishop Museum. I love meeting new people and interacting with others. In my free time I like to go fishing, diving, and volunteer for boy scouts. I also love all things Disney! I'm very outgoing and friendly so don't be afraid to reach out. I look forward to meeting you all and helping you guys with your academic journey.

Jing Liu

Jing Liu

Ni Hao! My name is Jing Liu. I am from China, so I speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. I am so fortunate to be able to participate TRIO-SSS program. It had provided me tremendous help. It just like a bright light from the dark brighten up my path all the way. I am a student at Honolulu Community College (HonCC) and my major is Human service, I am motivated individual, I like share new things with others, yoga is my favorite sport, I have been doing yoga since 2012. I am so glad to join the TRIO-SSS family. Here, I believe I can thrive, and I can help more people like me to thrive. Hope to see all of you soon.