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  • 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.


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.


We offer several tutoring based services and opportunities.

  • Tutoring By Appointment (TBA): 1 on 1 tutoring that is made by appointment. Students are able to make either 30 min or 60 min length appointments with their tutor up to 2 weeks in advance
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI): Weekly study group facilitated by a student leader. These are class specific and have a set tutor that attends the class sessions throughout the semester and facilitates an extra recitation like group once per week.
  • Housing Success Center (HSC): Nightly drop-in tutoring services, currently delivered remotely via Zoom. Click on the HSC tab under Tutoring to learn more and join the Zoom sessions!