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Conquer the ‘Math Monster’ this Summer at HCC

June 1, 2016, 10:36 AM HST
* Updated June 3, 2:35 PM
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Big Island Now stock photo. May 2016.

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Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui and the University Center, West Hawai‘i, are hosting free workshops on June 8 and 21 designed to help students or anyone having trouble conquering the “math monster.”

Many current or incoming students have a fear of math that prevents them from pursuing and attaining the degree or certificate they are seeking.

The workshop, titled “Slaying the Mental Math Monster for Good,” is designed to help them overcome their fears and frustrations and get on the path to success.

This workshop will also help incoming or returning students prepare for the Math Compass Testing as valuable resources will be shared.

The workshop will offer: “Valuable Tips to Overcome Your Negative Math Mindset;” the “New, Condensed Math Pathways” at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui that are beginning in fall 2016; “How to Create an Account and Use EdReady,” a free online math readiness tool that creates a personalized learning path for you; and “Valuable Resources to Help You Succeed in Math.”


Participants can choose to attend one of the following sessions located at the new Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in North Kona.


• Wednesday, June 8, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, June 21, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 or 6:30 p.m.

All workshops will be held in the Pālamanui Campus Library Computer Lab and are open to the public.


The workshop will be hosted and conducted by University Center Educational Specialist Carrie Kuwada Phipps and Student Peer Tutor Brad Levandowski.

University Center campus is located at 73-1025 Kaiminani Drive, Kailua-Kona.

RSVP by contacting Phipps at [email protected] or (808) 969-8808.

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