Workshops to provide skills for slaying the ‘math monster’

Hawaiʻi Community College
Thatcher J P Moats, (808) 934-2506
External Affairs/Rel Coord, External Affairs and Relations
Posted: Nov 22, 2016

Contact: Carrie Kuwada Phipps, or 808-969-8808

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui is hosting a free workshop designed to help anyone who has 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 be held from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Monday, Nov. 28; Wednesday, Nov. 30; Wednesday, Dec. 7; and Thursday, Dec. 15. The workshops will be held at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui Library Learning Center computer lab and are free and open to the public.

At the workshop, participants will learn valuable tips to overcome their negative math mindset; the new, condensed math pathways at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui that are now in place; and valuable resources to help them succeed in math (both in the compass/accuplacer placement testing and in math classes).

The workshop is hosted and led by University Center, West Hawai‘i Educational Specialist Carrie Kuwada Phipps, along with Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui Math Student Peer Tutor Brad Levandowski. For more information and to RSVP, contact Carrie Kuwada Phipps at or 808-969-8808.