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Kilohana: The Math Center

Coordinator's Welcome


Welcome to Kilohana: The Math Center. Free walk-in consultation is available for a range of 100-200 Math courses including Calculus I and II. We are committed to helping you gain the skills and confidence needed to become successful and independent learners.The Center is located in College Hall (CH) room 5. Please note: Beginning at 4:00 p. m. the Math peer staff move to the Kilohana Writing Center on the first floor of the Mookini Library.

Math peer staff are qualified students majoring or minoring in Mathematics (or another natural science) who have demonstrated a keen interest in math and a desire to share what they have learned with others. Our staff are proficient in a wide range of math topics including College Algebra, pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Some are able to tutor math from other natural science courses or other upper-division math courses as well.

The staff work to help students reduce their level of "math anxiety" and create an atmosphere which encourages students to discuss homework and other math concepts so student visitors can eventually become confident and independent learners.

Mahalo and we hope to see you soon!

Lindsay Heller

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Kilohana Math Center Schedule

The regular tutoring schedule begins the second week of the semester and ends on the last day of instruction. Peer staff are available on an abbreviated basis during final exam week to allow our student staff time to prepare and study for their own final exams.

View the Math Tutoring Schedule for the Semester

Tips for a Successful Math Conference

  1. Come Early!  If it seems like your professor is speaking another language, or your homework goes from challenging to incomprehensible, do not wait until the day before the exam!  Come to the Math Center and let one of the trained staff help you get back on track. 
  2. Make Sure Your Foundation is Solid.  Most math courses build new skills and knowledge on previously learned concepts.  If you struggled in an earlier course, you might lack confidence as you begin the next course.  Before that happens, let one of the math staff help you strengthen your mastery of the foundation concepts you will need to excel in your current (or next) class.
  3. Make Math A Habit.  Spending a little time every day on your math is a better way to learn than trying to cram a day or two before a big exam.  The Math Center is your space!  Make it a habit to drop in and do your homework there.  That way, if you have any questions, someone trained to help you learn the material is there for you.
  4. Be Prepared for Your Session.  The Math Center staff will respond to all requests for assistance, but they can get busy. The best way to make use of your time and the staff's time is to have a specific question so you get the help you need and then work on your own to make sure you understand the concept.