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!

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!

Chloe C.

Chloe C.

Chloe is here to help you with Economics (130 &131) and any Chinese classes as well! She is a pre-business major now, but leaning toward switching to Economics. She loves to eat, sleep, and study! She is a sophomore/junior, and is involved in the French Club, and the National Organization for Women. She likes to watch the sun rise, and learn all different languages. She believes in teaching you to help yourself learn, and will ask you to explain what you already know to help you grab a hold of the concepts! (it really works!) She hopes to see you in Sinclair this semester! Don't forget to check out her SI session for ECON 131 on Mondays from 3-4 in Sinclair room 110! Bye, chao, au revoir, zaijian, adios, aloha!

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.

Kendrick

Kendrick
Hometown: Honolulu Major: Molecular Cell Biology Tutors: Chem 100, 131, 161, 162 Plays: League of Legends (Gold III) Kendrick is a senior and has been tutoring at the LAC since January 2013. He is currently a student intern at the John. A Burns School of Medicine to pursue an honors distniction through research and aspires to become a physician and practice in Hawaii. He is also a member of young leadership development and service oriented organizations which include the Asian American Junior Chamber of Commerce, Center For Tomorrow's Leaders, and is the Committee Chair for the Parks and Recreation Department of Neighborhood Board 18 (Aliamanu/Foster Village/Moanalua). Besides helping the community and personal academic and professional growth, he enjoys playing League of Legends and reading. Most recently, he is now a pescatarian.

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!

Kristy

Kristy

Major: Natural Resources & Environmental Management
Tutors: NREM 203
Hobbies: Soccer, Surfing, Gardening

Kristy aspires to be a natural resource conservationist after she graduates. She wants to preserve and protect Hawai’i’s remaining resources, as well as making it a more self-sustainable place to live. Although she tutors NREM 203, she can also help in other subjects such as chemistry and Japanese. Don’t hesitate to ask for help! :)

Makana A.

Makana A.
Aloha! My name is Makana Agcaoili. I am from Pahoa on the Big Island. Currently I am in my last year in the Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology undergraduate program. I love making tea, reading in cafes, and taking moonlit walks. Feel free to ask me for help!

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.

Marissa

Marissa
Marissa is a Dietetics major with a Communicology minor. She plans to become a registered dietitian after graduating and work as an outpatient counselor. She believes in the restorative power of food and that it has the ability to prevent many diseases. During her free time, she enjoys adventuring through life with her better half, playing capoeira, and spending time with her dogs. She tutors: FSHN 185 PHYL 141 & 142

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.

Robby

Robby

Major: Math

Tutors math, panther biology, exo-archeology

When not fighting crime and volunteering as as a foster puppy parent, he aspires to be the Comic Book Guy.

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.

Scott

Scott
Scott is majoring in Electrical Engineering and aspires to be an ophthalmologist. He tutors Chem 131 - 273 and Math 134 - 242. During his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing ping pong and tennis, and going to the movies.

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!

Teresa

Teresa

Teresa tutors Microeconomics and Chinese. She is majoring in Chinese and working towards a minor in Economics and a certificate in Travel Industry Management (TIM.) She's from American Samoa, although she's full Taiwanese. She loves art (drawing, painting, crafting, etc.), and listening to music. She also enjoys martial arts, and uses that as a stress reliever from time to time.

Thomas

Thomas

His name is Thomas, and video games are his passion. He plans to go into medical school after graduating and one day hopes to become a great physician. In order to achieve his goals, Thomas is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree of Science in Biology. He tutors...

BIOL 171, 172, 275
CHEM 272, 273
Japanese 101,102, 201,202, 301