Meet Our Tutors

spring 2021 Tutors

CHINESE

  • XIANG (Nursing, Graduate)
    Hello, everyone! My name is Xiang, and I am a graduate nursing student at HPU. I come from China, and have been in the U.S. for 9 years. As an international student myself, I know the challenges of learning a new language. Hope I can help you in Chinese learning with my own experience. In my spare time, I love traveling, learning different cultures, and discovering local food. 

FRENCH

  • elliya (Criminal Justice)

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HAWAIIAN

  • ALYSSA (Business Administration)
    Aloha kākou, my name is Alyssa and I'm a business major with a concentration in global business management. I've been studying and speaking 'ōlelo Hawai'i since I was three years old. I also dance hula and tahitian for an ongoing 16 years now, I love being able to emerge myself in polynesian culture. When I'm not dancing you can find me free diving for shells on the west side. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge and helping all of you, a hui hou!

JAPANESE

  • hana (Psychology)
    Hi, everyone! My name is Hana and I am currently registered at the HPU as a Psychology major since 2018. Being an international student myself, I am very aware of the fact how hard and challenging it is to learn a new language. I hope I can help you out throughout the semester to improve on your Japanese skills efficiently. My hobbies are traveling, camping and exploring new places in general.

  • haruka (Hospitality and Tourism)
    Hi! I'm Haru and I'm originally from Japan, raised in New York. I love to go to the beach and discover the island on weekends. As a native Japanese speaker and one who's been through learning another language myself, I am very excited to share with you all my experience and help you throughout the semester. I am looking forward to working with you!

  • taylor (Psychology)
    Greetings! I’m Taylor and I’m from Hawai‘i, born and raised. I’m currently a junior at HPU, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Japanese! My hobbies include singing, reading, and horseback riding. I’ve been working as a writing and Japanese tutor for a year. I’m looking forward to working with you!

SPANISH

  • Danny (Marine Biology & Biomedical Engineering)
    Hello my name is Danny and I’m from Riverside California but have also lived in Mexico and have gone to school in both countries. Currently I’m a tutor for Spanish and STEM and a double major at HPU majoring in Marine Biology and Biomedical Engineering. I will be part of the first class to graduate form HPU with a degree in engineering. I’m first generation Mexican American and have seen the difficulties of learning a foreign language first hand, because of this I like to try my best to help students who want to learn about my language and culture so that they understand; this extends to my tutoring in math, engineering, and sciences, even though these courses are difficult that should never stop someone from trying you never know what you can discover.

  • Marjorie (Elementary Education)
    I am a Spanish tutor here at CAS. My major is Elementary Education because I like kids and I hope to be a teacher someday. I know the struggles and joy of learning a new language and I hope to help those who are learning my language. I was born in El Salvador and moved to LA at the age of 6. I’m glad that I ended up in Hawaii for college because it feels like a mix of El Salvador with the beautiful green scenery and LA with all the diversity.

  • Victor (Marine Biology)
    I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I'm majoring in Marine Biology with minors in Spanish and Multimedia. I am a native Spanish speaker, and I've always loved the language and my Mexican culture. I love being able to share my language and culture with others. In my free time I love photography, swimming, and hiking.

BUSINESS

  • ALYSSA (Business Administration)
    Aloha kākou, my name is Alyssa and I'm a business major with a concentration in global business management. I've been studying and speaking 'ōlelo Hawai'i since I was three years old. I also dance hula and tahitian for an ongoing 16 years now, I love being able to emerge myself in polynesian culture. When I'm not dancing you can find me free diving for shells on the west side. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge and helping all of you, a hui hou!

NATURAL SCIENCE

  • danny (Marine Biology and Biomedical Engineering) – BIOL, CHEM, ENGE, MATH, & PHYS 
    Hello my name is Danny and I’m from Riverside California but have also lived in Mexico and have gone to school in both countries. Currently I’m a tutor for Spanish and STEM and a double major at HPU majoring in Marine Biology and Biomedical Engineering. I will be part of the first class to graduate form HPU with a degree in engineering. I’m first generation Mexican American and have seen the difficulties of learning a foreign language first hand, because of this I like to try my best to help students who want to learn about my language and culture so that they understand; this extends to my tutoring in math, engineering, and sciences, even though these courses are difficult that should never stop someone from trying you never know what you can discover.

  • Kristen (Math Education) – CSCI, MATH
    Aloha! I'm Kristen and I am a math and computer science tutor. I have lived in Hawai'i all my life and grew up in Mililani. I enjoy reading mystery and true crime books, watching anime, and jogging with my dogs. I've always loved the process of learning and working through challenges, so please don't be afraid to ask for help. I look forward to meeting you!

  • MADISON (Electrical Engineering) – MATH
    Aloha kakou! I am Madison, and you can call me Madi if you would like. I am born and raised in the Puna district on the Big Island. I am an electrical engineering major focusing on sustainability and renewable energy. Some of my hobbies include volleyball, tennis, reading, and eating! I am so happy to be a tutor so I can be here to help you with anything you need. Looking forward t seeing you soon :)

  • sarah (Pre-Health & Biomedical Engineering) – BIOL, CHEM, ENGE, & MATH
    Hey! I'm Sarah and I'm a tutor at CAS for a few different STEM classes. If I'm not doing homework, I'm probably hanging out with my roommates, learning how to cook, or scrolling through instagram to find all the cute baby animal videos. As a chemistry and engineering major, I've probably had many of the same questions you're facing now. I love working as a tutor because I love talking through the problem conceptually until we figure out what isn't sitting right in the problem-solving thought process. We got this!

  • truong (Electrical Engineering) – MATH
    “Nice to meet you all! I’m Truong. I’m an international student coming from Vietnam. I’ve been in the US for 1.5 years. In my free time, I like cooking, hiking and hanging out with my friends. I know Math is a very challenging subject, but we will deal with it together. I’m willing to help you as best as I can. Hope to see you soon!”

  • vicky (Nursing, Graduate) – NUR
    My name is Vicky. I am from South Korea, and currently studying in the Master’s program at HPU, and have worked in various fields as an RN. I studied Statistics recently at HPU as well. I am loving to help and sharing my knowledge with HPU students. I know how hard you have to study nursing and stats. Just come and see me talk about what is your concern, then we can make it together. Plus, is there anybody interested in K-pop or K-drama? We can talk and translate that, too.

  • XIANG (Nursing, Graduate) – NUR
    Hello, everyone! My name is Xiang, and I am a graduate nursing student at HPU. I come from China, and have been in the U.S. for 9 years. As an international student myself, I know the challenges of learning a new language. Hope I can help you in Chinese learning with my own experience. In my spare time, I love traveling, learning different cultures, and discovering local food. 

WRITING MENTORS

  • Abigail (Environmental Science)
    I’m from Washington State and I am on the volleyball team at HPU. In my spare time I love hiking, being outside, and mountaineering (I have summited 4 mountains higher than 10,000 feet). Although I am an Environmental Science major, I am a writing mentor because I believe that writing is the most important skill in communication and effectively translating your thoughts. I want to help students develop confidence in their writing and to feel comfortable sharing it with others!

  • alexandria (Human Resource Management)
    Hello there! My name is Alexandria but you may call me Alexa. I am from Oahu but I often travel to many different places. A fun fact about me is that I'm an aspiring minimalist. I find pleasure in helping people, creating art, and spending time with my friends and family. I have a dog named Pogi and he is a chihuahua mixed terrier. I'm excited to be working with you!

  • athena (English, Arts and Markets)
    Aloha! I'm Athena and I was born and raised in Hawaii. I am a double major in English and Arts and Markets with a minor in writing. I enjoy reading and writing and spending time with my five cats, who all like to snuggle with me when it's time to get into a good book. I love helping people feel more confidant in their writing so that they can move forward through school with one less thing to worry about. I look forward to working with you!

  • candace (East-West Humanities)
    Hello! I wouldn't say I am from one original place; I have lived in Illinois, Georgia, Arizona, and now, Hawaii. I like to spend my free time in nature and with friends, making art, playing guitar, hiking, and practicing yoga. I have always enjoyed reading and writing from a young age, and I love to help others connect to their writing abilities. Overall, being a tutor at HPU has been an extremely rewarding experience, and I look forward to meeting you!

  • cassidy (Communication)
    Aloha All! I'm Cassidy Gilroy, a current junior at HPU. I'm a soprano in HPU's International Vocal Ensemble, which ultimately was the reason I chose to make the move from the mainland! I'm originally from northern New Jersey, about 45 minutes away from the Big Apple, so one of the other things that made me choose HPU was access to quality beaches. When I'm not doing school, singing, or tutoring, I like to creatively write, make art, read, do energy work, read tarot & oracle cards, hike, and go beach, of course! I look forward to sharing my intuition with you and collaborating with you on your writing endeavors.

  • Ciara (Elementary Education)
    Aloha! My name is Ciara Greene and I am from Honolulu. I am currently a junior at HPU and I am studying elementary education. During my free time, I like to sing, go to the beach, and go on hikes. I have always enjoyed writing since I was little, and I found that I really enjoyed tutoring in writing during my last semester when I worked as a tutor for the freshman writing labs. I am looking forward to working with you!

  • marina (Marine Biology)
    Hey! I am on HPU's cheerleading team and I am here to be YOUR cheerleader for writing :) Although I am a Marine Biology Major, I have a minor in English and writing has always been my passion. I am also a Peer Mentor and want to be here to help you any way you need! Hope to see you soon!

  • melanie (Marine Biology & Environmental Science)
    Hello! My name is Mel. I am originally from Indiana. I am a sophomore at HPU majoring in Marine Biology and Environmental Science. I have a passion for writing, and am minoring in it. I like to hike, dive, hang out with my dog Kaia, and go on adventures! I am excited to work with you! 

  • taylor (Psychology)
    Greetings! I’m Taylor and I’m from Hawai‘i, born and raised. I’m currently a junior at HPU, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Japanese! My hobbies include singing, reading, and horseback riding. I’ve been working as a writing and Japanese tutor for a year. I’m looking forward to working with you!

  • vanessa (Chemical Oceanography)
    Aloha! My name is Ness and I'm an international student here at HPU. Despite being a science major, I deeply enjoy writing and helping others to effectively communicate their thoughts. When I'm not studying or working at CAS, you can find me freediving, surfing, or diving into science fiction and fantasy books. I look forward to reading all your wonderful work!

WRITING TUTORS

  • dora