Services for Students

Faculty/Staff Tutoring

Need help with your classes? Free Tutoring by Faculty/Staff Now Available.

All students MUST contact the appropriate faculty/staff tutor to set up an appointment in advance.

If you have questions, please contact Lianne Nagano from the College Skills Center by phone at 845-9400 or e-mail at

Testing and Tutoring

The mission of Testing and Tutoring is to provide students with the academic support to become responsible and self-directed learners. Testing and Tutoringoffers an array of campus-wide academic support services to assist students with their coursework and related activities. Testing and Tutoring delivers testing services (UH Community College System placement testing, distance education testing, on-campus make-up testing, non-UH testing, etc.); offers non-credit courses in placement test preparation in various modes (in-person, computerized, and/or combination of in-person and online instruction); coordinates service learning activities; offers instruction in college study skills; and provides tutorial services.

Testing and Tutoring is located back in Building 7, Room 313.

Students must present valid picture identification to access services.

The Testing Center

  • The Testing Room schedule is for Distance Education and Make-Up exams only.
  • No exams will be given out in the last hour before closing.
  • Picture ID is required.
  • No weekend hours
  • Closed on all State, Federal, and school holidays.
  • Closed on January 20th, February 17th, March 26th, and April 18th

Contact Hanwell Kaakimaka or Varouny Sybounmy,, (808) 845-9130

Hours effective January 13, 2014 - May 16, 2014:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

During the Spring Break Recess (March 24, 2014 – March 28, 2014), operational hours will be:

  • Monday (3/24), Tuesday (3/25), & Thursday (3/27): 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday (3/26): Closed for Kuhio Day
  • Friday (3/28): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Honolulu Community College now offers services for proctoring tests/exams for institutions outside of the University of Hawaiʻi school system for a fee. Please contact Charles Miller (844-2396) or for further information. All test/exam requests for outside of the University of Hawaiʻi school system must be made 2 weeks or more prior to date of test/exam to be taken.


Brainfuse is a free online tutorial service for community college students. Students may also receive on-line tutoring in the subjects listed below:

  • Math
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Introductory Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • Spanish

Brainfuse Resources:

Compass Brush-Up

Brush-up courses are available in math and English for students who wish to retake the COMPASS Placement Test. These are non-credit courses designed to assist students in improving their math and English skills. Upon completion of 100% of the designated curriculum students are allowed to retake the COMPASS math or English test for free. Applications are available at the Testing and Tutoring’s location in Building 7, Room 313. The cost of each course is $40. For more information you may contact Charles Miller at or call 845-9130.

Drop-In Tutoring

Testing and Tutoring is offering drop-in tutoring for the following subjects: Automotive, Fire, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Philosophy, History, Hawaiian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Physics, Chemistry, ICS and other subjects. Tutoring is available in Building 7 Room 313 during the following times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fridays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Closed on all State, Federal, and school holidays.

Tutoring will be provided by Educational Specialists and qualified tutors. For inquiries on other areas of tutoring, please contact Charles Miller at or call 845-9130.

Service Learning

Contact: Lianne Nagano at 845-9400 or e-mail at

Health Office


Call 911 then 284-1270 (Security), for more details see below.
Follow this link for complete information on emergency care

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For minor injuries or illnesses that are not an emergency:

Financial Aid

Welcome to the Honolulu Community College Financial Aid Website! Take the time to browse the resources we have online for financial aid. The Financial Aid Staff is also here to help you through the financial aid application process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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