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Meet our Honolulu Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in Kahala - Honolulu consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Honolulu know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores. We selectively choose tutors who know local curriculum and can link Sylvan lessons to what’s being taught in school. Get to know our tutors and staff in Kahala - Honolulu!

  • Pamela Lee, Owner & Director of Education

    Pamela Lee

    Owner & Director of Education

    Pamela Lee is the owner of the Sylvan center in Kahala and oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors.  A former teacher, Pamela brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Kahala.  She graduated from Northridge University in Education.  When Pamela isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her paddle boarding or exercising in zumba, yoga or aerobics.
  • Sam Kim, Owner & President

    Sam Kim

    Owner & President

    As President, Sam manages and operates the business at the Sylvan center in Kahala.  Besides Sylvan, Sam works for Houghton Street Partners, a private equity firm, where he is Head Partner in the Korea office.  Sam studied at Harvard Business School, MIT and at USC.  When Sam isn't at Sylvan, you'll find Sam traveling throughout Asia and on the golf courses around Hawaii.
  • Chelsea Miller, Center Director

    Chelsea Miller

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Chelsea leads as office administrator for Sylvan of Kahala.  She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in materials science & engineering and a minor in math.  She has a passion for teaching and wants to be a leader in STEM education.  When Chelsea isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her hiking and taking pictures of wildlife.  
  • Alex Teece, Center Director

    Alex Teece

    Center Director

    Alex began teaching in Ewa Beach in 2008 while he was full-time graduate student at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa's College and a Teach For America corps member. He has experience in education, finance, non-profit, development, and a passion to serve children as they have helped him find his way in the world of education. He recently completed the School Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently adjunct faculty at UH Manoa, a Campbell Complex substitute teacher, proposed founding school director of DreamHouse Ewa Beach, and weekend Center Director at Sylvan Learning Center.
  • Malie Hirao, Tutor

    Malie Hirao


    Malie is a tutor in Honolulu, HI with a gift for working with kids. While Malie has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching writing and beginning reading.  She earned her BA in English Literature from UH West Oahu and her MPA in Public Administration from UH Manoa.  When Malie isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her grandsons, watching Korean dramas, or tutoring at Malama Honua Public Charter School.  
  • Darin Poei, Tutor

    Darin Poei


    Darin is a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center in Kahala. After graduating from Iolani School, he went on to receive a B.S. in Human Biology from the University of Southern California. Although Darin has many tutoring talents, he enjoys teaching math, science, robotics, and SAT prep. When he isn’t tutoring at Sylvan, you can find him playing tennis, golfing, or hiking around the island.
  • Noenoe Barney-Campbell, Tutor

    Noenoe Barney-Campbell


    Noenoe is a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center in Kahala and has been working at Sylvan for over 15 years. Noenoe has a gift for working with kids and enjoys tutoring all subjects. She enjoys finding different ways to make learning fun. Noenoe has masters degree in teaching and Pacific Island Studies and has studied Hawaiian History and Hawaiian Language. When she is not at Sylvan, she enjoys writing and spending time with her grandsons.
  • Joshua Whiteley, Tutor

    Joshua Whiteley


    Josh is a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center in Kahala. He is a graduate of Iolani School and recently graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in History. In addition to history, Josh also has experience in the engineering field. While he has many tutoring talents, Josh finds the greatest joy in tutoring SAT prep, writing, reading, and robotics. When Josh isn't tutoring at Sylvan, you can find him hiking and playing trading card games.
  • Dylan Moniz, Teaching Assistant

    Dylan Moniz

    Teaching Assistant

    Dylan works as a teaching assistant at the Sylvan Learning Center in Kahala. He is a rising senior at the Kamehameha School-Kapalama Campus. When Dylan graduates high school, he plans to attend University of Hawaii at Manoa and major in resource management. When Dylan is not helping out at Sylvan, you can find him playing sports and spending time with his family.
  • Laura Shigeta, Teaching Assistant

    Laura Shigeta

    Teaching Assistant

    Laura is a teaching assistant at the Sylvan Learning Center in Kahala. She graduated from Kalani High School and will be attending Seattle Pacific University in the Fall 2016. When she is not working at Sylvan, Laura is practicing percussion in the band room. 
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