The Learning Assistance Center (LAC)


The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa actively partners with programs across campus to respond to the needs of the diverse student population. The LAC is committed to enhancing the quality of student services by providing a structured learning environment and professional development opportunities for both students and the student staff.

The LAC professionals, including the professionally trained student staff, address students’ needs and development in relation to achieving academic goals. Our holistic paradigm maintains sensitivity to individual student and faculty needs. We develop independent, effective learners in a collaborative learning environment.


As a result of utilizing LAC services, students will:

1. Use appropriate study skills to achieve academic goals.
2. Learn how to adjust learning approaches to fit their individual learning needs.
3. Learn how to study effectively with others.
4. Use effective learning practices.
5. Use self-reliant learning behaviors.
6. Have a functional understanding of course content.


By Appointment

1 on 1 tutoring that is made by appointment. Students are able to make either 30 min or 60 min length appointments with a tutor up to 2 weeks in advance.

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Walk-in Tutoring


Nightly walk-in tutoring services at the Housing Success Center. No appointment needed.

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Drop-in Tutoring

Join our LAC Discord Server. Drop-in and get connected with a tutor for online sessions.
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Supplemental Instruction

Weekly study group facilitated by a student leader  who attends the class sessions throughout the semester.

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Academic Coaching

A comprehensive service for individual students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills, such as time management and study skills.

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