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Meet our Honolulu Tutoring Staff

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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.
  • Kehaunani Gunderson, Tutor

    Kehaunani Gunderson

    Tutor

    Kehau is a tutor at Sylvan Kahala.  She studied Human Biology at Stanford University.  She has a passion for adolescent development and health education and has been involved in non-profit organizational work focusing on health education.
  • Malie Hirao, Tutor

    Malie Hirao

    Tutor

    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.  
  • Caroline Nadalin, Tutor

    Caroline Nadalin

    Tutor

    Caroline is a tutor at Sylvan Kahala.  She has a BA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She teaches robotics, reading, Japanese and ESL for Sylvan. She's fluent in both Japanese and English. When she's not at sylvan she is taking care of animals or travelling.
  • Noenoe Barney-Campbell, Tutor

    Noenoe Barney-Campbell

    Tutor

    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.
  • Olivia Williams, Tutor

    Olivia Williams

    Tutor

    Olivia is a tutor at Sylvan Kahala.  She tutors students of all ages and levels in a variety of subjects.  Olivia is from the Caribbean Islands and loves traveling.  Outside of Sylvan, she likes to play a variety of musical instruments:  piano, percussion, guitar, ukulele, viola and cello.
  • Daniel Okubo, Tutor

    Daniel Okubo

    Tutor

    Daniel is a tutor at Sylvan Kahala.  Daniel teaches students of all ages and levels in a variety of subjects.  Daniel loves math and helping students develop a love for math.  Daniel went to the University of Hawaii at Manoa and HPU.
  • Takahiro Kosins, Tutor

    Takahiro Kosins

    Tutor

    Takahiro is a tutor at Sylvan Kahala. He is a Junior at Chaminade University majoring in Elementary Education. He's fluent in both Japanese and English. When he's not at sylvan, he plays collegiate soccer.
  • Brian Kim, Tutor

    Brian Kim

    Tutor

    Brian is a tutor at Sylvan Kahala and a Sophomore at University of Hawaii at Manoa. His major is Engineering and he specializes in teaching mathematics, SSAT prep, and homework support. When he's not at Sylvan, Brian likes to learn languages and go boating.
  • Sara Matsumura, Tutor

    Sara Matsumura

    Tutor

    Sara is a tutor at Sylvan Kahala. She is a Senior at University of Hawaii at Manoa studying English and Spanish. She teaches all subjects, but specializes in reading tutoring. When she's not at Sylvan, she enjoys going outdoors, visiting the humane society, and spending time with friends.  
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