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What’s Ka Piko?

Ka Piko Services provides FREE tutoring, testing, tech support services, and student success workshops for all WCC students. Our goal is to help you build the skills you need to be successful in college and beyond.

What tutoring services does Ka Piko offer?

Live (Drop-in) Math, Speech, and Writing Tutoring. Drop-in tutoring offers students the ability to work with tutors via Zoom or in-person anytime we offer “live hours” without an appointment and with very little (if any) wait-time. Students can drop-in during tutoring hours.

Appointment-based Math, Speech, and Writing Tutoring. Students can book tutoring appointments in advance to reserve a specific date and time with a tutor. Appointments can be made via provides all UH Community College students free online, on-demand, chat-based tutoring. Tutors are always available, even when your teacher isn’t. Students can also drop off an essay for review and feedback. Connect with via

When are tutors available?

Ka Piko Tutors are available Monday – Friday for various hours throughout the day. Some days we even have tutors available until 8pm! We are closed on most weekends and holidays. View our tutoring schedule to find out exactly when tutors are is available to students 24/7 via

How do I connect with a Ka Piko Tutor?

Connecting with a Ka Piko Tutor is easy and can be done two ways: (1) students can connect from their personal device (laptop/computer, tablet, smartphone); or (2) students can connect from one the Ka Piko Labs (Math Lab, Writing Lab) in the Library (Hale Laʻakea).

To connect from your personal device, follow these steps:

  1. View our tutoring schedules by visiting the Ka Piko Website at (bookmark us for easy access!) and by clicking the large orange “Ka Piko Tutoring Schedules” button.
  2. Connect with a tutor by clicking on the “Math Lab Tutor” or “Writing Lab Tutor” button when a tutor is on duty. You will be taken to a website called STAR Balance, where you’ll add yourself to our virtual waitlist (also called the “Express Kiosk”).
  3. Wait for an email/text with your tutorʻs Zoom link.
  4. Click the link to start your tutoring session.

To connect from Ka Piko Labs on campus, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Library (Hale Laʻakea). Inside, the Ka Piko Math (Room 220) and Writing (Room 222) labs are located to the left of the main entrance. If you get lost, please ask the circulation desk staff for directions.
  2. Enter the Ka Piko Math or Writing Lab and check in with the tutor on duty. Each lab is equipped with appropriate technology for tutoring (computers, whiteboards, virtual whiteboards, etc.). Covered drinks are allowed, but other food and drinks are not.
  3. Check out with the tutor on duty.

Who works for Ka Piko?

Ka Piko Services are primarily staffed by your WCC peers! This means that they are very often familiar with WCC courses, WCC instructors, and other WCC support services. The Ka Piko Team is excited to work with you!

Who can I contact if I have questions or need help?

Contact Scott Sutherland, Ka Piko Coordinator at You can also reach him by phone at 808-235-7467 (x467 from on campus).