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The Learning Center

The Learning Center (TLC) is committed to providing students with a variety of support services which contribute to academic success and learning. Peer tutoring services provide a supportive and encouraging learning environment where students learn effective study skill techniques, become active participants in their learning process, and develop a positive approach toward learning which will facilitate achievement of their academic goals.

TLC Appointment Request

Or Call: (808) 934-2530

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TLC Labs and Hours

The Learning Center at Hawai'i Community College provides students with tutorial assistance; one-on-one, group, and online assistance; study skills support; computer spaces; and computer lab and Internet access. Academic support services are provided to help students become successful, independent learners and reach their educational goals.

Tutoring and academic support services are free and available to all Hawai'i CC students. Tutoring is available for Writing and Math (and other subject areas based on tutors' proficiency).

Peer tutors can assist students in the following areas:

  • Reviewing assignments
  • Brainstorming ideas or topics
  • Developing a thesis
  • Organizing ideas
  • Incorporating sources correctly
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of paragraphs
  • Understanding concepts
  • Practicing problems
  • Developing strategies for breaking down projects into manageable and achievable tasks
  • Study skill development
  • Increasing awareness of procrastination and identifying ways to get back on track
  • Assisting with exam preparation and test-taking strategies

Need access to a computer or the internet?

TLC is open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm (closed on holidays)
Virtual tutoring is offered Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm (excluding holidays; hours may vary depending on tutor availability).

Visit the virtual Front Desk to speak to staff member, schedule an appointment, and connect to a tutor:

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm (closed on holidays)

Zoom URL: join the meeting

Zoom Meeting ID: 973 5786 5855

Passcode: tutor

If online learning leaves you confused or procrastinating if you are having difficulty with organization, find navigating Laulima confusing, or are not sure if you are heading in the right direction, tutors and mentors are available to assist you in managing priorities, moving around on-line resources more confidently and working to define your goals.

Equipment Loan

Hawaii CC has a limited number of laptop computers available to students on an as required/available basis. These computers can be used on and off campus, for educational purposes and to support Distance Education needs. Students can complete the Distance Education Student Laptop Loan Request Form to request a laptop for check-out (pick up) at The Learning Center (TLC), during operating hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance. TLC is located on the UH Hilo Campus, Building 334 LRC 115.

Scientific Calculators:
A limited number of scientific calculators are available to students enrolled in Hawaii CC Math courses. Students unable to purchase a scientific calculator can complete the Calculator Loan Request Form to request a calculator for check-out at The Learning Center (TLC), during operating hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What do we believe in?


Our vision at the Learning Center is to encourage and support student success through our 5 core values:

  1. Promote independent learning and critical thinking
  2. Respect diversity
  3. Honor confidentiality
  4. Demonstrate patience and compassion
  5. Provide a supportive learning environment

How are we supporting students?

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring

We make sure our tutors meet certain criteria to provide you with the best tutoring experience possible. We offer free peer-tutoring for several disciplines including: math, academic writing, English language arts, and science. Walk-ins are welcome or you can make an appointment.

Peer Coaching

Peer Coaching

Our tutors are Hawaiʻi Community College and University of Hawaiʻi students—just like you. Chances are, they’ve been through the same things you’re going through, so they can offer valuable advice from experience.

Supplemental Learning

Supplemental Learning

There’s always room for improvement. That’s why we offer workshops throughout the year for supplemental learning. So whether you are preparing for the Accuplacer test or wanting to review content after a hiatus, consider attending our workshops.

Space to Work

Space to Work

Sometimes, we just need some space to work. With access to computers, large meeting spaces with whiteboards, and a library of textbooks, you can get your work done—or relax in our student lounge for when you need that break.

Who are our tutors?

Our tutors are students—just like you.
We're here to help you succeed and reach your academic goals.

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UH Mānoa Online Learning Academy

UH Mānoa Online Learning Academy

The University of Hawaiʻi’s Online Learning Academy (OLA) provides free, one-on-one English, math, and science peer-tutoring for all Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE) and University of Hawaiʻi System students statewide.

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EdReady is a free online self-paced learning platform for students preparing to take college placement tests or for students preparing for college courses. EdReady scores can also be used for placement into English and Math classes.

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Need to find the Learning Center?

We are located on the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo campus, building 334, with an external entrance facing Edith Kanakaʻole Hall (building 333).
Campus Map also available [PDF]

Need to contact us?

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am–4:00pm

You can call us at (808) 934–2530 during office hours (except holidays) or you can click on the button to the right to fill out the email form. Our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

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