Faculty Resources

The Learning Assistance Center can play an active role in helping students meet their academic goals. Besides offering tutoring in a variety of subjects and study skills, we also conduct Supplemental Instruction study groups for traditionally challenging courses. SI leaders work with you to help students learn the course material by conducting a weekly SI sessions for interested students.

Consultations & Workshops:  

Don't want to cancel a class meeting because you'll be away at a professional conference, but still want your students to attend and learn something?

Upon request, we can conduct:

  • workshops in collaborative learning techniques for your staff, mentors, and student assistants
  • Successful College Student Workshops
  • LearnAbility session for students in your class to develop effective study strategies in relation to reading course materials, take notes for classes, prepare for exams, manage time and many other aspects of learning

LearnAbility Sessions

Are your students studying a lot and still not getting the grade they want? 

  • Earning the grade you want includes understanding how you learn, reading for comprehension and retention, taking functional lecture notes, using time effectively and taking tests well. Moreover, different courses require different strategies and skills. The more students understand about the courses they're taking and their requirements, the better equipped they are to succeed.
  • LearnAbility sessions are workshops designed to assist students with adjusting to the college academic environment. This environment often means studying with different approaches to fit a particular course. The more they understand which study strategies work best for them and is best suited for the course, the more likely they are to achieve at desired levels.
  • To schedule a LearnAbility session or for more information email us at learning@hawaii.edu.

Reading in College

Are your students reading and finding that they can't understand or remember the material? Students can learn to increase their understanding and retention of required reading in college.

Note-taking

Taking, or more accurately, making good notes is very useful in the learning process. Students can learn to take and make good notes that work for them!

Time Management

Are your students running out of time too often? They can learn to plan, organize, and use their time without bothersome procrastination!

Test-taking Strategies

Are your students taking tests hoping that luck will be on their side? They can learn to approach the test-taking situation with a confidence based on sufficient preparation and an understanding of the content that will facilitate critical thinking and support problem solving!

Present with Confidence

Are your students nervous about oral presentation? They can learn strategies that make presentations more effective, ranging from understanding their audience to speaking clearly!

Adjusting to Academia

Do your students wonder how to access the campus resources that are best suited for you? They can get information on knowing their advisor, emailing their professor, and seeking assistance from university services!

Goal Setting

Not sure what to do first? Make smart goals a part of your game plan!

Academic Coaching

coming soon!

Know someone who needs tutoring?

Know a student who is having difficulty learning the course material?

Got a student who may benefit from tutoring?

Encourage them to make an appointment with the Learning Assistance Center.

Email learning@hawaii.edu

Know someone who would be a good tutor?

We need help in finding students who earn a B or better in a course in order to maintain a pool of good tutors. We would appreciate your referring these students who might be interested in becoming a tutor to us.

Email learning@hawaii.edu with your recommendation.