Aloha! I’m Casey, but my close friends and family call me Hoku. So feel free to call me by any name you feel like because we are all family here at Mu‘o A‘e. I have been working at the Kaiao Student Success Center since its establishment in 2011. I have been attending UHMC since I graduated from Kamehameha Schools Maui in 2010. I just graduated with my AA in Liberal Arts in Fall of 2012. After this summer I am planning on transferring to UH Mānoa in Fall of 2013. I am planning to pursue a degree in the Communications program, specifically the Media track. I enjoy working with cameras, whether they are motion picture cameras or still photography cameras. I also enjoy multiple forms of entertainment. I listen to all forms of music, see all kinds of movies, read lots of books, enjoy theater, and watch A LOT of TV. I also enjoy dancing. I have been involved with Konomi Dance Works, a Maui based hip-hop dance group, for a little over a year. We perform around the island at different events, and we even had the opportunity to perform on O‘ahu.
I worked as a peer tutor for majority of my time at Kaiao and later decided to become a peer mentor as well. As a tutor, not only do I assist students having issues in their general education courses, I also offer my insight into the artistic aspect of academics. I have taken many artistic classes, ranging from computer graphics and design to playwriting and acting. So if you need some creative assistance, just ask. I believe that my position as a peer tutor helps with my position as a peer mentor. I get to know my students on two different levels and that can provide valuable insight into their academics.
If there is one thing that I have learned as a student and now as a peer tutor/peer mentor it’s that you should never be afraid to ask questions. Your instructors, the college faculty, and everyone here at Mu‘o genuinely want you to succeed in your goals and dreams, so take advantage of the advice and resources that are available to you. On the other hand, although we are here to assist in your success in school, you alone have to take responsibility for your actions and do everything in your power to make sure YOU succeed.
I can tutor:
English, 15, 19, 22, 100, 102
Art 101, 221
History 151, 152