University of Hawaii at Manoa

What is OLA?

The University of Hawaii's Online Learning Academy (OLA) provides FREE, one-on-one math and science tutoring, by highly-qualified college tutors, for all Hawaii Department of Education students and University of Hawaii System students. We offer tutoring in the following subjects - algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. In the 2011-2012 school year, we helped over 1000 students.
This video explains what OLA does:

How can OLA Help You?


Students can use OLA for math and science help in any of the following ways:

  • one-on-one tutoring
  • pre-college mentorship
  • vocabulary building
  • reading comprehension
  • content reinforcement
  • review for quizzes or tests
  • assessment corrections
  • completing lab reports
  • homework help
  • practice problems
  • science fair - steps of the scientific method


Teachers can utilize OLA as a support for their students in any of the following ways:

  • content review
  • one-on-one support
  • differentiated instruction
  • independent practice
  • advisory activity
  • assessment prep
  • assessment corrections
  • homework problems
  • AP course review and test prep