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Native Hawaiian Student Services offers tutoring in Hawaiian language.

Our Hawaiian language tutors, provide free tutoring services for any undergraduate or graduate student at UH Mānoa.

If you have an assignment you would like help on, or specific questions you would like to know more about, it makes it easier for our tutors to pinpoint areas you can work on.

Please be mindful that our tutors are here to assist you, but cannot complete assignments for you.

If you are currently enrolled in an ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi class, you can make an appointment to receive free tutoring by following the Tutor Appointment Calendar link. Due to coronavirus all appointments are 30 minutes and take place on zoom with tutor Mālamalono Hokama-Paris. 

Other Tutoring Resources


  1. Purdue Owl
    Purdue Owl is a very useful, easy-to-understand resource for many aspects of the writing process. This website includes citation guides for APA format, MLA format, and more, as well as quick guides and tips on writing resumes and cover letters. Purdue Owl also includes a variety of writing exercises, such as grammar and paraphrasing exercises.

    • Citation guides (MLA format, APA format, etc.)
    • Quick guides for resumes, cover letters, and more
    • Variety of writing exercises
  2. UH Manoa Library (e.g. Voyager, JSTOR, etc.)
    UH Mānoa’s library website links to many resources. Not only can you find out about library hours and access your student account, but you can also browse for books and media within the entire University of Hawaiʻi system. You may also find access to JSTOR for searching scholarly articles, or LILO, a useful tool if you’re writing a research paper.

    • Voyager – search for books and media within UH library system
    • JSTOR – resource for scholarly articles
  3. Dictionary & Thesaurus and are easy websites to remember. Use an online dictionary while annotating a book or article, or utilize the thesaurus if you’re having trouble writing or find yourself becoming repetitive. These websites are easy to use and will come in handy often.

    • Use dictionary as you annotate readings for unknown words
    • Use thesaurus to help with writing, especially when writing becomes repetitive


  1. Wolfram Alpha
    An “answer engine” that can give you a wide range of information, like what the graph of a function looks like, the integral of a complicated function or even the solution of a differential equation. Unlike Google, if you give Wolfram Alpha a query, it tells you everything you need to know right away without having to hunt through links. Check out the examples and see what it can do for you.
  2. Khan Academy
    If you’ve ever been confused in class (who hasn’t?), check out the videos at Khan Academy. Not only are the explanations clear and examples carefully worked out, you can watch them over and over again until you understand the concepts.
  3. TotallyStressedOut
    No, it’s not a math website, but just as valuable if you find it difficult to keep your cool during tests. I would also recommend this video.
  4. For more resources, check out my full list

 ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

  1. Nā Puke ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi: The Hawaiian Dictionaries
    A convenient way to look up Hawaiian words, wherever you may be. It’s a good place to start your search when you’re trying to find the meaning of a word; however, there are many (usually more obscure) words and phrases contained within the dictionary that are not on the wehewehe database. If you find yourself in need of the physical dictionary, e.g., when the word you are searching for turns up no results on wehewehe, feel free to visit our space and use one of our dictionaries.
  2. Hoʻolaupaʻi: Hawaiian Nūpepa Collection
    If you ever have to write a research paper in Hawaiian, is always a good place to start looking for info! The database contains thousands of scans of Hawaiian newspapers dating back over 150 years, as well as retyped versions of articles for greater ease of use. You can search for articles by keyword, newspaper, and publication date. However, be aware that articles that have yet to be retyped will not show up in keyword searches.
  3. Ulukau: The Hawaiian Electronic Library
    Contained within Ulukau is a range of Hawaiian books, from beginning to reference levels. Much like Nupepa, the resource books are available in both scans of the original pages and in a retyped format. If you’re in need of such titles as Ke Aupuni Mōʻī, or Buke Mele Lāhui, you can find them on Ulukau.
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