Math & Science Tutoring

Limited Summer Hours

        
           Monday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
            Tuesday: 3:00pm-6:00pm
      Wednesday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
         Thursday: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Enter Tutoring Room

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Step 1

Entering the Tutoring Room:

The button “Enter Tutoring Room” seen above will direct you to a Virtual “Main Room” where tutors and students alike meet up via the Zoom browser. Before entering the room, it will prompt you to input your name. Feel free to use only your first name!

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Step 1*

Using A Mobile Device?

Zoom also supports the use of mobile devices (phones and tablets) if you do not currently have access to a PC or Mac. Yes, you can also draw in your mobile devices! Below are links to the IOS and Android Apps for Zoom.

App For IOS
App For Android

The link above will still prompt you to a browser-enabled meeting, so pardon the inconvenience when joining the main room first.

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Step 2

Getting help from a tutor:

A tutor will greet you shortly after joining the meeting and will ask you what subject you need help with. Let them know using the chat feature. The tutor will then direct you to a “Private Tutoring Room” Zoom meeting where you will be tutored.

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Step 3

Joining a “Private Tutoring Room”:

The tutor will provide you a separate Zoom link that will use the Zoom app. If you have not downloaded Zoom before, a first-time download will be prompted before joining the meeting. Input the same name from the Zoom browser if it prompts you to do so. To communicate with the tutor, utilize the chat function on the bottom of the meeting page.

You may also use the voice function by accepting “Join Audio”. Ensure that your microphone and speakers are working by clicking on “Test speaker and microphone”. 

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Joining Via Mobile Device:

Using the mobile device, you will copy the link provided by the tutor. Long press the link to prompt the copy feature. Open up the Zoom app and tap “Join a Meeting”.

From there, you may paste the link at the “Meeting ID” at the top. To enable pasting, long press on “Meeting ID” to prompt the paste feature.

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Step 4

Student Information Required:

Tutors will ask you for student information prior to being tutored. This is specifically for the purposes of gathering data for information of who we tutor and for numerical data; all personal info gathered is always kept private and anonymous! All tutors will always ask for:

  • Student Name
  • Grade Level
  • Teacher of Subject
  • School currently attending

Note: If you are a first-time user, tutors will link you to a one-time survey to fill out prior to tutoring. You may also fill the survey out in advance here.

Tutors may also prompt you with a end-of-session survey to fill out if it is their first time tutoring you. Fill out the survey they linked (also shown here) to let them know how they are doing. If you have any more questions regarding Math and Science tutoring, refer to our FAQ.

How we support students

Drop-in 1-on-1 peer tutoring

Most OLA tutors were born and raised in Hawaiʻi and attended local public schools, so they have a connection to students coming in for tutoring

Homework help

Tutors can help with a wide variety of homework types (e.g., practice problems, project reports, brainstorming project ideas, etc.)

Reading Comprehension

Students can get assistance in understanding word problems and homework or project instructions

Vocabulary Building

Tutors can help students define vocabulary words that are important to understanding math and science content

Test and Quiz Review

Tutors can help prepare students for upcoming tests and quizzes

Pre-college mentorship

OLA tutors are University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate and graduate students – they can talk to students about the college application process, what college is like, and how students can prepare for college

Content Reinforcement

Students can review with tutors major ideas and standards

Assessment Corrections

Students can get tutoring help to review missed problems and correct assessments

Tutoring Hours

Closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and all State Holidays and during University of Hawaii breaks

How we support teachers

  • Differentiated instruction: tutors can work with a student or group of students on certain skills or topics
  • Content review: students can ask for assistance with class information they don’t understand or for which they need clarification
  • Independent practice: tutors can go over classwork or unfinished classwork with students
  • Advisory activity: students can log in during advisory time to complete homework or unfinished classwork
  • Assessment prep: tutors can prepare for upcoming quizzes and tests
  • Assessment corrections: students can review with tutors missed problems and correct their assessments with the right answers
  • Homework problems: tutors can help with a wide variety of homework types (e.g., practice problems, projects, brainstorming project ideas, etc.)
Thank you again for providing such an important service. IT REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! - Parent of OLA Student

Thank you for supporting our learners here at the High Schools and at UH!

- Teacher of OLA Student

I know for a fact that if it weren’t for these amazing tutors coming to help me understand certain math problems and formulas, I would be getting very poor grades right now. Thank you all so much!
Emmanuella Marcil, 9th Grade • Kaua’i High School

Each tutor that I’ve worked with has helped me a lot with my math. It’s been awesome!
– Janique Marcil, 7th Grade • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

The University of Hawaii at Manoa OLA has completely changed the way my daughters look at math. They’re now proud of the grades they get and look forward to their tests. I cannot say how grateful I am for this amazing online resource.
Serge Marcil, Emmanuella and Janique’s dad

Math & Science Tutoring Sessions from 2007-2017

Hawai'i DOE K-12

UH Community Colleges

UH Mānoa, West O'ahu, & Hilo

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