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Ka Piko at Windward Community College is committed to student success by providing testing, tutoring, and success workshops to help students build a foundation for independent lifelong learning and self-efficacy.

Ka Piko services are FREE for all WCC students!

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Tutoring Options

Ka Piko Tutoring Instructions (Dropping in & Booking appointments)

Option #1: Drop-In Tutoring

Students can drop-in in person or virtually anytime during drop-in (live) hours (while tutors are working).

In-Person: During drop-in hours, visit the Math Lab at Hale La‘akea 220 or the Writing Lab at Hale La‘akea 222.

Virtual: Once logged in and on the waitlist, a unique Zoom room will be generated and sent to you via email/text. Simply click on the link to get your tutoring session started.

Connect with a tutor by following these steps:

  1. View the tutoring schedules
  1. Connect with a Ka Piko tutor
  1. Wait for an email/text with your tutor’s Zoom link
  2. Click the link to start your tutoring session

Option #2: Appointment-Based Tutoring

Students can book an appointment with our services for a future tutoring session. Once you’ve booked an appointment, you will receive an email with the session’s Zoom link. Appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Read our other online tutoring policies.

Book an appointment by following these steps:

  1. Login to STAR Balance via
  2. Select “Tutoring, Tech & Learning Centers” from the left navigation pane
  3. Select “WCC Math Lab” or “WCC Writing Lab”
  4. View the available time slots and select the time you would like to make an appointment.
  1. Complete the pop-up form with information about your tutoring appointment.
  2. An email confirmation of the appointment will be sent to your email account. That email contains the Zoom link for your future tutoring appointment.

Learn more about Ka Piko Services

Ka Piko Tutoring:

The Math Lab provides assistance for all math courses offered at WCC, helping to improve students’ understanding of important concepts and problem solving processes.

The Speech Lab offers support for enhancing communication skills, including verbal and nonverbal delivery, research, APA citations, organization and outlining, thesis development, anxiety reduction, and the effective use of visual aids.

The Writing Lab provides assistance with any and all aspects of the writing process, including: brainstorming, research, MLA formatting and citations, drafting, and revising.

CRLA (International Tutor Training Program Certification)

Ka Piko Embedded Tutoring:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that targets historically difficult courses. An SI Leader attends their assigned course each time it meets and hosts SI Sessions, which are regularly-scheduled, out-of-class review sessions in which students work collaboratively to understand course content and prepare for examinations. WCC has the only accredited SI program in the State of Hawai‘i by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction.

The International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Accredited Program

Ka Piko Testing

The Testing Center provides the following test proctoring services:

  • Placement tests
  • Distance Education online and written tests
  • Make-up tests and retests for campus courses

These services are free to all UH System students, and for a fee, to non-UH System students and private organizations.

Ka Piko Student Tech Support

Ka Piko Student Tech Support can help students with Google@UH, Laulima, MyUH, UH accounts, and can provide best-effort support for problems or questions with personal computers and other smart devices.

Attend a Success Connection Workshop

Join us for Success Connection Workshops to learn more about how to be a successful student! Workshops are FREE and open to all students attending a UH Community College. RSVP to the events below.

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Ka Piko Tutoring Services

Scott Sutherland
Ka Piko Coordinator

Ka Piko Testing

Jesse Soileau
Testing Center Manager

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