Meet Our Tutors

Meet Our Tutors

Fall 2022 Tutors

CHINESE

  • Angel (Biology in Health Science)
    你好!My name is Angel. This is my first year at HPU, and I am a junior. I am majoring in biology with a concentration in human and health sciences. I currently tutor Chinese, biology, chemistry, math, and statistics. I look forward to seeing you here at CAS!

FRENCH

  • shanna (MASCOM - Master in Communication)
    Bonjour! My name is Shanna, I'm from Paris, France and I'm studying my Master's degree in Strategic Communication here, at HPU. I have always been passionate about languages and had the chance to learn several at a young age. Today, I would love to pass on what I have learned and help you speak about Croissant and baguette, as cliche as it sounds, in near perfect French! We will talk a lot about everyday topics and you will learn more about French culture. Besides languages, I am also passionate about music, and basically everything this island has to offer!

HAWAIIAN

  • Nicole (Pre-Nursing)
    Aloha mai kākou! My name is Nicole and I have lived in Hawaiʻi all my life. Currently, I am a freshman here at HPU and I am a pre-nursing major. Some of my hobbies include going to the beach and film photography. E ola mau ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!

JAPANESE

  • honoka (Business Administration in Accounting)
    Hello! My name is Honoka and I am from Japan. This is my third year at HPU and I am majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. In my free time, I like relaxing on the beach and watching movies. I’m looking forward to working with you!

  • KAREN (Pre-Nursing)
    こんにちは (konnichiwa)! My name is Karen Shimizu, I’m currently a pre-nursing major with minoring in health education and promotion. I was born and raised in Japan and moved to Hawaii 2 years ago for studying at HPU. As I learned English as a second language at school, I know how hard it is to learn a whole new language, but we can work on together! I’m always here to help you. I’m looking forward to seeing you at CAS!

  • Rui (Nursing)
    Aloha! My name is Rui and I’m a senior at HPU, majoring in Nursing. I was born and raised in Kobe, Japan, moved to Hawaii 3 years ago. My favorite thing to do in my free time is to watch shows/movies, and I also like to go to the beach during sunset time just to relax. I’ll try my best to help you learn and improve your language skills. I’m looking forward to working with you!

SPANISH

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BUSINESS

  • HoNoka (Business Administration in Accounting) – ACCT, ECON, MATH
    Hello! My name is Honoka and I am from Japan. This is my third year at HPU and I am majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. In my free time, I like relaxing on the beach and watching movies. I’m looking forward to working with you!

  • Thy (Business Administration in Finance and Economics) – ECON, FIN, HTM, MKTG
    Hi everyone, my name is Thy Nguyen, I'm a transfer student from California. This is my second semester at HPU and I'm majoring in Business Administration concentrated in Finance and Economics , also minors in Hospitality Management. I would love hiking, cooking and enjoying at the beach when I have time. I know Finance is a very challenging class but we will make it together. I'm trying to gain more experiences as much as I can and I can share them with you all. Hope to see you soon.

NATURAL SCIENCE

  • Angel (Biology in Health Science) – BIOL, CHEM, MATH, STATS
    My name is Angel. This is my first year at HPU, and I am a junior. I am majoring in biology with a concentration in human and health sciences. I currently tutor Chinese, biology, chemistry, math, and statistics. I look forward to seeing you here at CAS!

  • Daniel (Secondary Education in Mathematics) – CSCI, MATH, STATS
    Hello! My name is Daniel and I am been a tutor with over seven years of professional experience outside of HPU. I am a senior majoring in Math Education. As an aspiring high school teacher, teaching is my passion. In my free time, I play casual video games online with my friends. It is my firm belief that knowing the practical application for mathematics is just as important as knowing the method so feel free to ask any questions about that as well. All questions are valid so don't be afraid to ask.

  • Devyn (Marine Biology) – BIOL, MATH
    "Hello, my name is Devyn. I am a marine biology major with a minor in music. I really enjoy learning about biology and find doing math problems relaxing. I sing with the HPU International Vocal Ensemble and I am a member of the Marine Science Scholars program! In my spare time I read and try new food places with my friends. I really hope I’ll be able to help you with a subject you’re struggling with and I am excited to solve problems together!

  • karen (pre-nursing) – BIOL, CHEM, STATS
    Hello! My name is Karen Shimizu, I’m currently a pre-nursing major with minoring in health education and promotion. I was born and raised in Japan and moved to Hawaii 2 years ago to study at HPU. I’m looking forward to seeing you at CAS!

  • TRUONG (Electrical Engineering) – CHEM, MATH, CSCI
    “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!”

NURSING

  • Janina (Nursing) 
    Hi everyone! I'm Janina, a Nursing tutor at CAS from O'ahu, Hawai'i. I am a senior nursing student aspiring to work in either Pediatrics or a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I am also currently a Certified Nursing Assistant, a member of the Executive Board for the Student Nurses Association, and a member of the HPU Orchestra! In my free time, I enjoy portrait photography, planning, and looking at cute study inspiration. Feel free to reach out for help with anything nursing-related, and I would be happy to assist to the best of my abilities. I am so excited to meet you all & happy studying!

WRITING MENTORS

  • 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!

  • gina (Criminal Justice)
    Yo yo! My name is Gina and I am a 3rd year Criminal Justice major with a Writing minor. I am originally from Seattle, so living here in this weather is amazing! In addition to working here at CAS, I also work in the Writing 1101 and 1201 labs with Dr. Gili. I am also the Vice Chairperson of HPU's Campus Activities Board. I love getting involved at HPU, and of course hitting the beach every once in a while. I hope to work with you and help improve your writing!

  • jasmine (Communication Studies)
    Hi fellow Shark, I'm Jasmine and I'm a senior from O'ahu, Hawaii. I'm majoring in Communication Studies and Practices with a focus on strategic communication. I've always liked to write about anything, whether it be on how my day went, how I'm feeling, or a topic that really fuels a passion inside of me. I can't promise you anything but I'll try to help you with your writing as much as I can!

  • 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! 

  • nyah (International Studies & TESOL)
    Hello! I am Nyah. I am originally from Iowa, and I am a junior at HPU studying International Studies and TESOL. I really enjoy writing and sometimes even write for fun! I enjoy sewing, going to the beach, and reading lots of books, also cats (because cats are cool). I look forward to working with you!

WRITING TUTORS

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