As the school year starts up in full swing, I'm posting a reminder of the FREE math, science and writing tutors available to public school students.  For math and science, tutors are available live, at the time of contact.  Through the miracles of modern technology, students and tutors can collaborate and communicate via Internet through a number of effective means, including a virtual chalkboard and audio and visual connections.

The Online Learning Academy offers free online math and science tutoring for all Hawaiʻi Department of Education (K-12), community college and UH Mānoa students state-wide. Tutors are available to help with classwork or homework during our hours of operation, Monday to Friday, 1pm to 10pm and Sunday, 5pm to 10pm.

For writing services, students should access the home page on UH's Online Learning Academy (OLA) and make an appointment.  Hours for writing services are Monday through Saturday, 8am through 10pm.

One of my children uses the math tutoring service and really likes it.  His comments have been all positive, but perhaps most importantly, he feels that he learns something and that the tutors guide him to the answer rather than give it to him.

As a parent or educator, it's a relief to know that these services are available.  To access services, go to the University of Hawaii's Online Learning Academy at: