Tutoring & Academic Support

SSSP Tutoring SSSP participants can take advantage our tutoring. SSSP tutors are highly regarded for their ability and knowledge in their subject areas. Our tutors have been recommended by their instructors and are very good at keeping students on track, especially when students feel stuck or overwhelmed by a subject or assignment. Their assistance has proven to make a difference for students. SSSP participants can schedule appointments by contacting the SSSP staff.

SSSP Tutoring Schedule

Tutoring is not available during final exams week, Winter & Spring Breaks and Summer.

All of the subjects listed are covered by tutors during all of their scheduled shifts.

Tutor Subjects Days Times Location
Gusmery Psychology Mondays 9am - 12pm E-221
Business Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm E-221
Marketing Wednesdays 9am - 12pm E-221
Writing Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm E-221
Fridays 9am - 12pm E-221
Marisa Biology Psychology Mondays 12:00-2:30pm E-218
Sociology Nursing Wednesdays 12:00-2:30pm E-218
Writing English
Nina Biology Psychology Mondays 2-4pm E-221
Writing Chemistry Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm E-221
Math Fridays 2-4pm E-221
Ashley Psychology Tuesdays 12-4pm E-218
Writing Wednesdays 12-3pm E-218
Writing Fridays 12-3pm E-218
Carson Math Tuesdays 11:30-1:30pm E-219
Marine Science Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm E-219
Writing Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm E-219
Mary Biology Tuesdays 8-9am E-221
Chemistry Tuesdays 11:15am-12:30pm E-221
Math Thursdays 8-9am E-221
Thursdays 11am-12:30pm E-221
Lexi Accounting Finance Mondays 12:00-2:30pm E-221
Marketing Writing Wednesdays 12:00-2:30pm E-221
Business Economics
Nai'a Art Geography Tuesdays 11:00am-1:30pm E-221
Political Science Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm E-221
Thursdays 11:00am-2:30pm E-221
Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm E-221

If SSSP's tutoring schedule and subjects do not fit your needs check Kilohana for Course Specific Tutoring (UH Hilo's Academic Success Center located in the lower level of the library and coordinates tutoring at various locations on campus).

Study Guides and Strategies Web Site

Need some studying and test- taking hints? For effective and practical tips on a wide range of topics from Managing Time, Taking Notes in Lectures, Memorizing, Active Listening, Taking notes from a Text Book, Organizing for test taking, Emergency Test Preparation, Writing Basics, to Math Tests and More... visit this excellent Study Guides and Strategies website.

Family at SSSP Orientation
Family at SSSP Orientation

APA / MLA Writing Formats

Writing a research paper or an essay for class? Different areas of study use different formats; always ask your professors/instructors what format to use for your assignment. For common writing style tips and answers to specific questions view these resource links:

Who Is My Advisor? How do I contact a faculty?

Students can find out who their assigned faculty advisor is by logging into MyUH Services.
To contact faculty, use the UH Hilo Phone Directory.

Other Learning Resources On Campus

Kilohana Academic Success Center

Kilohana has course-specific tutoring available: Looking for help and support in historically challenging classes (those “killer” classes that many students find especially challenging) OR gateway courses (those that are essential for certain majors)? Visit their website for tutoring subjects & hours.

The Math Center - Tutoring

The Math Center is in CH-5 and offers free, walk-in tutoring for all math courses (as well as tutoring math concepts in other courses) and features several computers with MathCad, Minitab and Pearson’s MyMathLab. Math tutors are UH Hilo students selected for their excellence in math and trained to facilitate mastery of math concepts and skills. Call 932-7531 for info.

The Math tutors are qualified students majoring in Mathematics or one of the other natural sciences who have demonstrated a keen interest in math and more importantly a desire to share what they have learned with others. Our tutors are proficient in a wide range of math topics from Math 100, College Algebra, pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics; some are able to tutor math from other natural science courses or upper division math courses as well.

At the Math Center we maintain a professional yet casual atmosphere - aimed at lowering "math anxiety" and providing an excellent place to meet with fellow students to discuss homework.

Find out about the Math Placement Exam.

The Learning Center (TLC)

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. TLC provides numerous services to UH Hilo, HAWCC and ESL students that include free tutoring, make-up testing, computer access and classroom support. Visit The Learning Center.

The Science Center - Tutoring

The Science Center is in the Science & Tech Building - Room 117 and offers free, walk-in tutoring for lower division (100- and 200-level) biology, chemistry, marine science, and physics courses. There are eight computers available for students to work on their course-related programs with tutors. Science tutors are UH Hilo students selected for their excellence in science and trained to facilitate mastery of science concepts and skills. Call 932-7184 for info.

UCB 101 Open Student Computer Lab

Need access to a computer and printer? Visit the computer lab in the University Classroom Building 101. Hours are posted on the door.

UH Hilo Writing Center

Free writing assignment help provided by student tutors. The Writing Center is once again located in Kilohana - the lower level of the library . Visit the Writing Center's Website for tutoring hours and more information.

Online Writing Resources

There are other excellent online writing resources with guides on starting a writing assignment through the final editing. These resources also have other resourceful links including ESL, Grammar and Mechanics.