Resources for Faculty

The Learning Assistance Center can play an active role in helping students meet their academic goals. Beisdes 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.


Consultation with Faculty: Schedule a time for your class

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 visit your class to provide tailored workshops on developing effective study strategies in relation to reading their course materials, taking notes for your class, preparing for your exams, managing their time and many other aspects of learning.

Email learning@hawaii.edu.


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.


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 you understand about the courses you’re taking and their requirements, the better equipped you 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 you understand which study strategies work best for you and is best suited for the course, the more likely you are to achieve at desired levels.
  • To schedule a LearnAbility session for your class 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? They can learn to increase their understanding and retention of required reading in college.

Why Take Notes?

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

Using Time Effectively

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

Meeting the Test Taking Challenge

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 them? They can get information on knowing their advisor, emailing their professor, and seeking assistance from university services.

Plagiarism and Academic Authorship

Are your students unsure of what should and shouldn’t be cited in papers? Their concerns can be clarified about academic authorship and intellectual property.