Get to know the Noʻeau Center if you aren’t already acquainted with the center and its staff during an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 19 and 20, in B203. You’ll be able to meet the staff, enjoy light refreshments and hang out.
The open house will give students a glimpse of what makes the No’eau Center a valuable resource for UH West Oʻahu’s undergraduates. This two-day event is open to all of UH West Oʻahu to help them know about the center, its staff, and services as well as the history of the center. The center employs 19 student tutors and 7 staff, including Lokelani Kenolio, Director of Student Engagement; Kaiʻulani Akamine, Testing Services Coordinator; and Robyn Tasaka, Tutor Coordinator.
The center provides three main services:
- Tutoring: After starting with math and writing, the center opened up tutoring in all subjects in fall 2013, tutoring in all subjects offered. There is tutoring in all subjects, with both in-person and online tutoring options for our students.
- Testing: In terms of testing, No’eau Center administers the math placement test for incoming students and also proctors exams for all UH System students.
- Workshops: Our workshops can be offered in-house via request. Students can take a look at our workshop guide and request for one, but the Center mostly has workshops in-class at the request of professors, or students can access online workshops 24/7 on any device within the center.
Additionally, the Center typically schedules three main events each semester–Open House; West and Welaxation (a mid-semester event that helps students deal with the stresses of midterms); and Cram Jam (students receive extra support to study with extended tutoring hours, group study sessions, and faculty-led sessions).
The center has held open houses to introduce itself to students every semester since 2015, during which time it’s helped thousands of students. The center says it provides service to roughly half of the student body population each semester.
Open-house attendees will be able to take self-guided tours of center, and will be able to win some prizes for engaging with the staff. The event is sponsored by the Student Activity Fee Board.