In-Person Tutoring

The tutors are friendly, resourceful, and patient. They are students selected for their proficiency in writing, math, accounting, computer science, economics, finance, management, the sciences, and other subjects.

Moreover, students who are native speakers of Spanish, French, Japanese, and Mandarin offer language tutoring. Many tutors specialize in English essays and research papers, grammar, communication skills, reading, and literature.

In addition, since English writing skills are crucial to success in all majors, the Writing tutors maintain a review service for student compositions written for courses other than English.

The combined tutorial talents at the Tutoring Services meet the needs of several hundred Hawai‘i Pacific students who come in each week for individualized attention. By reinforcing classroom instruction, the tutors make learning easier.

PREPARING TO VISIT THE TUTORING SERVICES

  1. Consult the tutoring schedules for the courses being tutored because schedules may change from time to time.
  2. Come prepared. Work the assignment on your own before seeing a tutor. 
  3. Bring a hard copy when you want a tutor to review your paperwork. Also, you must bring all your earlier drafts.
  4. For a longer paper, bring it to the tutor in parts. The tutors will generally look at only three pages per session.


BEFORE THE SESSION

  1. Check in at the front desk. Bring your valid HPU Picture ID.
  2. Remain near the front desk service area and wait for your name to be called.


DURING THE SESSION

  1. A tutoring session may be limited to 30 minutes in order to give all students an equal opportunity for tutoring.
  2. To maximize your time with the tutor, bring in any necessary materials and clarify what you need help with.
  3. Take initiative during the session by asking questions and taking notes.


YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT LONGER IF...

  1. You request to work with a particular tutor.
  2. You want to sign up for a second session.
  3. You come during the mid-terms and finals.

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