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Are you struggling with your course assignments? We are here to assist! We have tutoring resources that can help you with writing skills, studying and exam preparation, and more.

Our Learning Resource Center and Writing Center employ current and former University of Hawai‘i students as tutors who know – the struggle is real! Learn more about our tutoring resources.

Tutoring for Spring 2024 will begin on January 16.

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a welcoming place where you can develop confidence in your own abilities, and strengthen your learning skills through free support for various Leeward CC courses. Our content tutors, fellow students, provide assistance in understanding course concepts, offer guidance on problem-solving and study strategies, and aid in exam preparation.

Writing center tutor and student working together with laptops

Make an Appointment (Spring 2024)

  • In-person (walk-in or appointments) or online accepted.
  • Available Monday-Friday
  • Learning Commons (LC bldg.), Second Floor (view map)
  • View subject-specific tutor schedules.

Contact Us

Tasha Williams Moses
Tutoring Services Coordinator
Phone: (808) 455-0409
Email: lrctutor@hawaii.edu

Student Tutors

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Success Connection Workshops

Join our free online Success Connection Workshops, open to all UH system students, faculty, and staff! Each semester, we offer a wide variety of workshops covering various disciplines and success skills. Our workshops are presented by UH faculty and staff systemwide.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please RSVP.

You may receive extra-credit points from participating teachers.
If you have missed any workshops or wish to review an older workshop, please view our playlist of recordings on our YouTube Channel!

Writing Center

The Writing Center (WC) offers free support for writing-related course assignments, scholarships, and resumes. The WC believes all writers can benefit from having an interested and supportive audience for their ideas, drafts, questions, and plans. Writing Consultants collaborate with students to enhance their writing, reading, and college success skills, guiding them to discover and utilize their strengths.

Make an Appointment (Spring 2024)

  • In-person, online and by phone.
  • Available Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
    Appointments: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Walk-in: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Learning Commons (LC bldg.), Second Floor (view map)

Contact Us

Phone: (808) 455-0409
Email: writers@hawaii.edu

Follow us on Instagram (@wcleeward) and YouTube (@writingcenteratleewardcc6769)

Writing center tutor in online session with student on laptop

Writing Consultants

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Focused Workshops

Attend ​free 50-minute ​workshops focused on writing and success skills. Email Tasha Williams or the Writing Center to sign up for an online Focused Workshop​.

Writing Skills Workshops

  • Sentence Variety 101
    Identifying parts of speech and basic structure of a sentence.
  • Sentence Variety 102
    Developing sentence variety.
  • Sentence Errors and Punctuation
    Identifying and correcting fragments, run-on and fused sentences, and pronoun reference and pronoun agreement errors; using commas, semicolons, colons, apostrophes, and dashes.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
    Identifying the subject and verb, determining if the subject is singular or plural, and determining if the verb agrees with the subject.
  • The Writing Process
    Identifying the writing process, practicing and learning about the different steps.
  • General Essay Format
    Identifying general components that are in most essays.
  • MLA Format
    Identifying MLA formatting, practicing and learning about MLA citations.

Success Skills Workshops

  • Building Your Vocabulary
    Tips and strategies to learn new words and build vocabulary.
  • Cultivating a Positive Mindset
    Strategies for developing healthy and helpful habits for a positive mindset.
  • Developing College Reading Skills
    Strategies to develop active reading and critical thinking skills.
  • Scholarship Search
    Tips to get you started on scholarship searches.
  • Using Time to Reach Your Goals
    Time management strategies, including identification of different types of goals, how to set goals, and how to reach them.
  • Dissecting Rubrics
    Tips on key information to look for when you have a rubric.
  • Preventing Plagiarism
    Tips on how to identify plagiarism and how to properly cite to avoid it.

FAQs

Keep your Student record updated

Meet with my academic advisor

  • Make sure you’re going to meet all of your degree requirements.

Keep your student record updated.

How do I make an appointment?
  • Step 1: Set up your Penji account online or through the mobile app, using your school email (@hawaii.edu)
  • Step 2: Choose a community
    Join the Writing Center community for writing help or the Learning Resource Center community for content help.
  • Step 3: Connect with Our Services
    Find your courses and click on them. Then select the time that works for your schedule. You will receive an email from Penji with the session information when the appointment is scheduled.
How often can I meet with a writing consultant?

Students can meet with a writing consultant in individual sessions for each of their Leeward CC classes as follows:

  • up to two hours per week;
  • up to one hour per day (scheduling more than one hour on the same day may be permissible if space is available and a minimum of three hours between sessions is scheduled to allow for independent work).
How can I cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel your appointment, you can do so yourself online via Penji up to twenty-four (24) hours prior to your appointment time.

If needed, you can email us to cancel or reschedule. Please provide at least four (4) hours advance notice if you need to cancel.

If you miss your appointment or cancel it without at least four (4) hours advance notice, your absence will be noted as a “missed” appointment. Students with three “missed” appointments will need to email the Writing Center for help in making future appointments.

How can I get tutoring for a course that may not be provided by LRC/WC tutoring?

If Leeward tutoring is not available for your course, you may receive free tutoring via tutor.com, which is available 24/7 (even weekends). Access tutor.com via the MyUH portal’s search bar, create an account, and connect with a subject-specific tutor. Each student has up to 600 free minutes per semester.

Online Student Resources

Writing Skills

Keep your Student record updated

Meet with my academic advisor

  • Make sure you’re going to meet all of your degree requirements.

Keep your student record updated.

Developing and Organizing Ideas
Keep your Student record updated

Meet with my academic advisor

  • Make sure you’re going to meet all of your degree requirements.

Keep your student record updated.

Looking at Grammar

Adverbs and Adjectives

Articles

Conjunctions

Nouns

Prepositional Phrases

Pronouns

Verbs

Clauses

Types of Sentence 

Sentence Errors

Dangling Modifiers

Fragments

Parallelism

Subject-Verb Agreement

Apostrophes

Colons

Commas

Dashes and Hyphens

End Punctuation

Quotation Marks

Semicolons