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

Spring 2014 Services

Travis MW 8:30am-11:30am
TRF 8:30am-3:00pm
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, 399V
ICS 11
Jiangli TR 8:30am-9:45am
W 11:30am-1:30am
F 8:30am-2:00pm
HIST 151, 152
MATH 9, 24, 25, 50, 53, 100, 103, 135, 140, 205
SP 151, 251
CHEM 161, 161L, 162
HWST 107
FSHN 185
ICS 100
Amber M 9:20am-1:50pm
W 9:20am-2:50pm
TR 1:00pm-4:30pm
ENG 18, 19, 22, 100
POLS 120
SOC 214
SP 151
SOSE 21, 51, 55, 91v, 270
KLS 195
PHIL 110
FAMR 100, 141, 296
Misty M 8:30am-11:30am
W 8:30am-11:30am; 2:30pm-4:30pm
TR 8:30am-10:00am; 1:00pm-4:30pm
F 8:30am-10:30am
ENG 18, 19, 22
MATH 9, 24
ANTH 200
ICS 100
AJ 138, 200, 221, 224
ZOOL 101
IS 103
JOUR 205
OCN 180
HIST 151
PHIL 110
Marvin MTWR
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
Suraj T 8:30am-10:00am; 2:30pm-4:30pm
W 1:00pm-4:30pm
R 8:30am-10:00am; 12:00pm-4:30pm
MATH 9, 24, 25, 100, 103, 135, 140, 205
ART 101
ENG 18, 19, 22, 100
HIST 151
HWST 107

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

Jiangli Guo

Hello! My name is Jiangli Guo. Three years ago I came to Hawaiʻi from China. Currently I am a Tutor/Mentor at TRIO-SSS and majoring in Liberal Arts at Honolulu CC. After graduating from Honolulu CC, my hope is to receive a Baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering at UH Mānoa. Besides school, I like to spend my free time with my family. I have a two year old son whom I cherish dearly. We enjoy hiking, playing basketball, visiting the Honolulu Zoo, going to the beach and spending quality time with his great-grandma. If you need help with your academics, please do not hesitate to ask for my help. I look forward to seeing you folks at the TRIO-SSS office!

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!


Kuhina Luis

Aloha, my name is Kuhina Luis and I am a student at Honolulu Community College majoring in liberal arts and minoring in Human Services. I plan to transfer to UH Mānoa to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work degree. My ultimate goal is to obtain a Master's degree in Social Work. My career goal is to work in the Medical Social Work field as a licensed social worker. In my free time I love going to the beach, doing community service and spending time with my family. I appreciate going to school and learning about different subjects in my career field. I am a happy, outgoing and helpful person. I enjoy working and assisting others in achieving their goals in life. I am excited about being a part of the Tutor/Mentor program at TRIO-SSS. I am here to help, so don't be afraid to ask any questions. I look forward to seeing and working with each of you. Mahalo!

Telbin Pskowski

Aloha! My name is Telbin Pskowski and I am a sophomore here at Honolulu Community College. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and hope to earn my Associates Degree at the end of 2012. I plan on transferring to UH West Oʻahu and work towards my Baccalaureate's Degree in Health Administration. While not in school, I care for my two daughters who are both in elementary school. On our days off, we enjoy BBQs at the beach, going out to the movies, ice skating, and visiting the Zoo, Aquarium, and Children's Discovery Center. Occasionally we'll take long drives around the island. I recently started working in the TRIO- Student Support Services office and I love it. Being a part of a team that helps others and its community is something that I admire and enjoy. I am passionate about helping others to pursue their goals and look forward to working alongside each and every one of you.


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 Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 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!

Amber Carlson

Hi, my name is Amber Carlson. I am a current student at Honolulu CC majoring in Human Services. I plan to complete the Human Services program and graduate with an Associate's degree. I want to then go on to pursue a master's degree in Social Work at UH Mānoa. I will also work towards becoming certified in substance abuse counseling. My overall goal is to become an Executive Director of a substance abuse treatment facility. On the way to achieving my goal, I want to work with troubled youth who are facing hardships such as incarceration, drug and alcohol dependency. I have two amazing children who are my pride and joy. I love to spend time with my family, camp, go to the beach, hike, read, listen to music, and fellowship with friends. I am a highly motivated individual who has a passion to help and encourage others to be all that they can! I look forward to working as a Peer Tutor/Mentor and being a part of the TRIO-SSS team!


Lusina Otineru

Aloha, my name is Lusina Otineru and I am currently a student at Honolulu CC majoring in Liberal Arts. After graduating from Honolulu CC I plan to transfer my credits to a four year college and switch my major to Physical Therapy. After getting my Baccalaureate degree I will be joining the military and become a Physical Therapist. During my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends, going to the beach, movies, eating out, and playing basketball. I am excited to be a part of the TRIO-SSS team. If you have any questions I am always available to help. Hope to see you all! Mahalo!

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!


Misty Chiechi

Hi Everyone! My name is Misty Chiechi. This is my second to the last semester here at Honolulu CC . I will be graduating in the Spring of 2014 with dual degrees of Administration of Justice and Liberal Arts. I want to move forward and work on obtaining my baccalaureate's degree (and hopefully, eventually obtain my Master's) in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice and eventually work within the Law Enforcement field with a focus towards terrorism. I am a single mother of two wonderful children who are the pride of my life. As a family we enjoy going to the Honolulu Zoo, swimming at the beach, long drives, and just generally enjoying life together. I am excited to join the TRIO-SSS team as a Peer Tutor/Mentor and look forward to helping my fellow students with their academics and assist them to succeed, as well as any other questions or concerns they may have. Stop by and say "Hi!" It will be great to see 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!