Through faculty and staff referrals, each of our tutors/mentors have been interviewed and selected by the TRIO-SSS professional staff. In addition, they have been trained and have been found competent to provide effective assistance to our program participants.

The Tutoring/Mentoring Program has been designed to, guide and assist students with a particular subject or field of study, provide on going support, advice and encouragement, and share experiences that will assist students in their overall development. This service represents an important form of instruction that impacts students who are not only struggling with the academic and personal demands of college but to also encourage students to maintain, and stay on top of the demands to ensure good academic standings.

Furthermore, one of our greatest goals is to help students become independent learners. Our Peer Tutors are, not an information or answer dispenser. Students need to understand and be reminded that they are responsible for their own learning. It is the student’s responsibility to attend classes regularly, do the assigned work, projects, and readings.

These services are available during the Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions during TRIO-SSS normal working hours:

Monday through Friday (8:30 AM - 4:30PM)
Except for Weekends, Institutional Holidays, and Winter Break

Fall 2014 Services


M 9:00am-12:00pm
W 9:00am-2:00pm
TRF 9:00am-1:00pm

MATH 9, 24, 25, 50, 53, 100, 135, 103, 140, 205, 206
CENT 110, 130, 131, 140, 228, 231, 240, 270, 280, 285, 293V, 310, 315, 399V, 410
ICS 111
PUBA 302, 341
SSCI 301
BUS 341

MW 3:30pm-4:30pm
TR 11:30am-2:00pm
F 8:30am-2:00pm

MATH 9, 24, 25, 100, 103
ENG 18, 19, 22, 100
GEOG 101
SOC 231
SP 151
HWST 107
ICS 100
PSY 100
REL 151


ENG 18, 19, 22, 100
MATH 9, 24, 25, 50, 53, 100, 103
ICS 100
CENT 110, 130, 131, 140, 280
HIST 151
FAMR 100
JPN 101, 102
PHYS 105


MATH 9, 24, 25, 100, 103, 135, 140, 205
ART 101
ENG 18, 19, 22, 100
HIST 151
HWST 107

M 8:30am-10:00am; 11:30am-4:30pm
W 11:30am-4:30pm
TR 8:30am-11:00am; 1:00pm-2:45pm

ENG 18, 19, 22, 100
AJ 101, 103, 138, 200, 221, 235, 283
ICS 100
ART 101
ASTR 110
SP 181

Where: TRIO-SSS Room: Building 3 (Located between the Essentials Curriculum Complex & Autobody)

Availability: Schedules vary for each tutor, please stop by the TRIO-SSS office to view tutoring schedules and/or make an appointment.

If there is a particular subject that you need tutoring in that we currently do not offer, you can fill out a tutor request form, and we will do our best to provide you with a tutor who specializes in your particular subject.

Learning Style Inventory

This online guide is designed to help you become a more successful student. It includes a Learning Style Survey that will help you identify your learning style. It also includes learning strategies that will help you study in a productive manner, one that matches your unique learning style.

Meet our Peer Tutoring & Mentoring Staff

Travis Nakaji

Hi everyone, I'm Travis Nakaji. Currently I'm in my 4th semester here at Honolulu CC and majoring in CENT. After graduating from Honolulu CC, I plan to get a BAS at UH West Oʻahu and hopefully get a job in the government doing network / network security. I am really excited to be a part of TRIO-SSS and help anyone that needs assistance in math. I really enjoy math and computer repair so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask for my help! See you all around on campus!

Darrel Agno.

Hi, my name is Darrel Agno. I am a student at Honolulu Community College, currently majoring in Administration of Justice. After acquiring my associate degree, I plan to transfer to the University of Hawaii at Manoa to obtain a baccalaureate degree in Administration of Justice. Upon the completion of my baccalaureate degree, my career plan is to become a police officer. Besides school, I enjoy and practice martial arts. I have been doing karate for many years and recently just received my black belt. On my free time I like to hang out with family and friends, going to the beach, hiking, shopping, going to the movies and eating at different establishments. I also enjoy listening to music, cooking, taking pictures, and watching television. I am thrilled to be a part of TRIO-SSS and can't wait to see everyone at the office!


Dayna Buck

Aloha everyone! My name is Dayna Buck. I am currently in my second semester at Honolulu Community College, majoring in Administration of Justice. My plan is to graduate from Honolulu CC and transfer to UH WEST OAHU for my baccalaureate degree and pursue a career in law enforcement. I am a single parent of 3 and am the first in my family to go to college. In my free time I enjoy surfing with my youngest daughter and doing community service based activities. I also enjoy music, movies and trying new foods. I am excited to be a part of TRIO-SSS and look forward to meeting you!

Marvin Buenafe

Hello everyone! My name is Marvin Buenafe. I am currently in my 4th semester here at Honolulu CC and majoring in CENT. I'm planning to transfer to California State University after getting my Associates Degree. I enjoy solving basic and complex math problems and I love computers. I am also very interested in different cultures and languages, and I'm currently taking Japanese classes so that I will be versed in the Japanese language. I'm happy to be part of TRIO-SSS and looking forward to working with everyone!


Suraj Mehta

Aloha friends! My name is Suraj Mehta. I moved to Hawai'i from Chicago a year ago. I am currently in my second semester at HCC. I am planning to get a Liberal Arts degree from HCC and transfer to UH Manoa and major in Biological Engineering. After receiving my degree, I plan to attend the University of Hawai'i Medical School at Manoa from which I will pursue a Medical Doctor degree. My career goals are to become a Doctor of Medicine and open a clinic to treat people of their illnesses so they can start enjoying their lives. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, snorkeling, swimming, going to the beach, hiking, biking, and pretty much anything that involves exploring the beauty of the island. I also enjoy watching Hindi movies and science documentaries. I am proud to be a part of the TRIO-SSS team and I plan to get to know everyone and have a good time!

Jose McDermott

HAFA ADAI! My name is Jose McDermott. I was born and raised in Guam. I recently moved to Oahu in January 2013. I enjoy taking part in outdoor activities such as body-boarding and looking at different types of plants. I am currently a student at HCC and majoring in Computing Electronics Networking and Technology (CENT). I find that I am attracted to this field because we use so much technology nowadays and technology is responsible for so many changes in our lives. After achieving my AS degree in CENT, I plan on transferring to UH West Oahu and major in the Information Security Assurance Program. If all goes well with my schooling, I look forward to being a successful Systems Administrator.


Philippe Thomas S. Rigor

Hello, I'm Philippe Thomas S. Rigor, 22 years old, a Filipino, and have been living here in Hawaii since December 11, 2010. I am a current student at HCC majoring in Computing Electronics Networking Technology (CENT). I'm hoping to graduate in the Spring of 2015 with my Associate's Degree in CENT. I am planning to transfer at UH West Oahu where I plan to pursue and finish my Bachelor's Degree. After I finish school, I want to become a Computer Support Specialist or Computer Technician. I love playing sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, and Badminton, going outdoors, going to museums and historical landmarks, and playing video games. I have an interest to create my own business of a coffee shop and a library inside the store.