Meet Our Tutors

summer 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

  • TBA

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

  • haruka (Hospitality and Tourism) ** Returning in Fall 2021
    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) ** Returning in Fall 2021
    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.

  • MADISON (Electrical Engineering) – MATH ** Returning in Fall 2021
    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 ** Returning in Fall 2021
    “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

  • alexandria (Human Resource Management) ** Returning in Fall 2021
    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!

  • 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) ** Returning in Fall 2021
    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

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