Meet the LAC Team

Rosemarie

Rosemarie

Rosie is the Director of the LAC. Her 40+ years at UHM includes taking a full-time position at the counseling center right after graduating with a bachelors in secondary education, earning a masters degree in counseling, becoming tenured faculty, earning a doctorate in educational psychology, working in testing, counseling, outreach, career placement, and finally learning assistance. She loves helping students achieve their academic goals with foci on finding the right career, developing effective learning strategies, and sustaining motivation. She finds service the focal point of her career. Besides serving students and faculty, she actively participates in faculty governance, holds leadership positions in national professional organizations and maintains a healing practice.

When she finds time to relax and have fun, she likes to practice calligraphy, sing (with others), dance, read a good book, play with poetry, go bowling, play a fun game of volleyball or softball, and watch football, movies or selected Korean drama.

Adam

Adam

Adam is the Program Coordinator of the LAC. He earned his B.S. in English and M.A. in Second Language Studies. Helping people learn is his passion. He thrives on assisting people in achieving their academic goals, enhancing their writing skills and acclimating to academia. His academic interests include socio-cultural learning, writing instruction, and program evaluation and assessment.

Outside the LAC, he enjoys nature through biking and hiking. He travels more miles on his bike and on the hiking trails than in his car. He relaxes with dining on flavorful foods and trying to duplicate them in his kitchen. He rarely follows a recipe, so every meal he cooks is an experiment. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Taste life!

Leslee

Leslee

Leslee is the Program Assistant of the LAC. Leslee Matthews is an advocate for social change and justice by connecting the community with resources and resources with the community. She is a proponent for empowerment through education, knowledge and service. As a life-long learner, she is passionate about further developing her leadership, interpersonal, critical thinking, and professional skills to enhance her life and the lives of others. Leslee earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor's In Criminal Justice from Texas Woman's University. She is currently a First Year law student at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’I at Manoa. She is very happy to have returned to Hawai’i, the state where she grew up. It gives her great joy to serve alongside the people of Hawai’i and advocate for the underserved. She hopes that each individual is able to move vigorously forward in the direction of their dreams and goals. Her life motto is a phase that she has coined “Believe In Yourself, You Goals Can Be Met!”

Free time? What's that? When she finds free time, she loves to swim, travel and spend time with family and friends. She enjoys trivia and exploring new places. She loves to volunteer and serve the community.

Cole

Cole
Cole is a FSHN-Sport and sports wellness major and is on the premedical route. She is also the captain of the sailing team at UH and is constantly on the water. She aspires to one day be a Osteopathic Doctor that works in wilderness emergency medicine and travels the world on a boat or in a helicopter. She aspires to skydive and is learning how to kite board when she isn't studying or sailing!

Daryl

Daryl

Tutoring: Math 100-242, Physics 151/170
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies: Guitar, Videogames, Cooking/Baking, Hiking

Daryl moved to New York City immediately after graduating from Leilehua High School in 2007. After five years however, his love of science drove him back home to study engineering. He values genuine curiosity and enjoys motivating others to join in his appreciation of the universe.

Julie

Julie
Aloha! My name is Julie. I’m a Finance major, a SI leader, and a tutor. If you are struggle with Accounting, Economics, or Chinese, I can help you out. I will try my best to help you understand complex concepts and make them easy for you. I enjoyed exploring food places to eat, hiking, watching Chinese dramas, and going to the beach. If you think you are struggling in your classes, don’t wait! Come for help! Don’t be afraid to get help when you needed because I was once a tutee too! I tutored… ACC 201, CHN 101 & 102, CHN 201 & 202, ECON 130 & 131

Katelyn

Katelyn
Major: BS Biology Tutors: CHEM 161, Math 134, Math 140 Katelyn is from Hilo, Hawaii. She enjoys dancing and music. She wants to become a geriatrician in the future (Elderly Doctor). She is always willing to help anyone who needs it!

Katie

Katie
Major: BS Biochemistry Tutors: CHEM 161, 162 Katie aims to pursue a career in pharmacy, although the bigger dream is cancer research. She enjoys music and drawing in her free time (and admiring her collection of Hello Kitties). Friendly and approachable, she is excited to help anyone with questions.

Koko

Koko
Major: Finance and Japanese Hometown: Bellevue, WA Tutoring: ACC 201 Koko is a junior currently studying Finance and Japanese. She enjoys any outdoor activity, working out, cooking, and binge-watching tv series. Although she is tutoring for Accounting 201, she is always willing to help anyone struggling with Japanese!

Makana S.

Makana S.
Makana is a physics major who comes from the Makaha side of the island. He participates in research in both physics and math at Manoa. He enjoys paddling, going to the beach, hiking, and other outdoor activities. But he finds great pleasure in helping kids understand the complex material behind physics, math, and chemistry. He loves to joke around and usually finds a way to integrate humor into his methods. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you see him around campus. He tutors Physics 151-274, Math 134-253, Chem 161-162, and NREM 203.

Michael

Michael
Subjects: MATH 134-242, CHEM 161 Major: Biological Engineering (BS) Interests: Music, Acting, Weight-lifting, Reading, Video Games; just about anything. Fun fact: Michael was born in Honolulu, raised in Ewa Beach, and has never left the state of Hawaii. Michael is fun loving guy determined to help you succeed. Although he officially only tutors math and chemistry, he is more than willing to help students in BIOL 171, PHYS 170, or just about anything STEM-related.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is majoring in Economics and Business. She tutors for Econ 130, Econ 131, Acc 201, Acc 202, Jpn 101, and Jpn 102. Sarah is also a member of the UH band, and enjoys playing the flute in her free time.

Shania

Shania
Major: Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree Tutors: Physiology 141, 142 Hobbies: Anything outside! Running, swimming, surfing, hiking, or napping under a tree :) Shania is a sophomore here at UHM and is from Anahola, Kauai. She aspires to be an ER nurse as well as a travel nurse who reports to natural disaster victims across the world. You can find Shania in Lokelani Residence hall as an RA or out in the line up surfing!