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Pālolo Elementary School

In-class & After-school Programs


  • These programs are designed to provide students with the extra help they need to succeed in school. Participating students are in kindergarten through grade 5 and have either solicited extra help on their own, or have been asked by the faculty to attend.
  • Many of Pālolo El's keiki are challenged by poverty, cultural & linguistic differences, and a lack of preparation for learning in the state educational system.
  • The school's kids have excelled at the national Stock Market Game, as well state chess and speech competitions!
  • They hope to incorporate more dance and musical instruments into after-school offerings.
  • Pālolo El strives to keep meeting the state’s standards in math & reading.

Location: 2106 10th Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816. Check in at the Main Office for all activities.

General Duties: Tutoring in various academic subjects and reading, help with homework. Volunteers may also choose to develop or help run special programs and events.

Tutoring and Instructional Support: ELL/Tutoring/Reading Club, 21st Century Enrichment, In-Class Guidance/Tutoring, Stock Market Game , Added option for students in Math 107
Note: Please sign in with Mrs. Henrietta Clemons, regardless of which program you're doing.

ELL (English Language Learners), Tutoring, Reading Club
Classroom-based skills-building for grades K-5. Literacy and math skills are primary foci.

  • After-school help is needed:
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 2:15 pm-3:30 pm
    • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30

21st Century Enrichment
Do you have a hobby or talent that you can share? (ie: Dance, Zumba, Soccer, Rugby, Softball, Art Projects) The school welcomes your leadership during the time frame below. Generally, you'd be leading a group of kids in a weekly activity. Contact Chaminade's S-L Office to talk about your idea.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

In-Class Guidance/Tutoring
During school/formal instruction, provide coaching for students who need extra help

    • Daily: anytime between 8:30 - 2:15 (Wednesdays 'til 1:30)

Stock Market Game
Build relationship with the kids by teaching online research skills, ratios and fractions, and other numerical analyses.

  • Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30pm (Palolo El.)
  • Fridays: 4:30-5:30pm (Jarrett Middle)

Click here to get started with the Stock Market Game

For Chaminade students enrolled in MATH 107

You may sign up for any of the options described above (during and after school), as long as you are helping the keiki with math. An additional option is for you to engage the students in fun math activities after school (2:10pm - 3:15pm).

You can develop games and use materials to teach math in a FUN way, such as "Fun with Fractions," or "Multiplication Challenge Day."

To fulfill your service-learning hours, you must plan and execute 3 sessions during the semester. 
Write up your idea and your proposed dates, and submit the proposal to Principal Reid Kuba at

If you have never done service-learning at Palolo Elementary, you will first need to attend one of the pre-scheduled training sessions.


Availability– Throughout  the year.

  • HOURS: Opportunities available Monday through Friday, during and after school (7:30 am-4:30 pm) as arranged with supervisor.
    After-school tutoring/Reading program is M, Tu, Tr, F 2:15-3:30, and W 1:30-2:30 (Each program above operates during specific time frames.)
  • Check calendar for holidays and other scheduling info.
  • HOLIDAYS and Schedule Changes:
    • September 1 - Labor Day - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • September 15 - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • October 6-10 - Fall Break - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • October 22 - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • October 20 through 31 Parent-Teacher Conferences. Stock Market IS still in session as usual. After-school volunteers are needed 1:30-5:00. NO in-school classroom volunteers, check with Mrs. Clemons for scheduling during this time.
    • November 4 - Election Day - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • November 11 Veterans Day - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • November 27-28 Thanksgiving Day and Holiday - no in-school or after-school volunteers

Getting There-- TheBus

  • Catch the 9S (Stop ID #3057) in front of McDonald's (mauka side of Waialae Ave.). The bus will take you directly to Palolo El.
  • Visit or download the free app "DaBus" for estimated time arrival.

Training/Contact: Click to view pre-scheduled trainings . Training is MANDATORY for new tutors. Returning students, please contact Mrs. Henrietta Clemons as soon as possible--you may start tutoring without attending training. (Call Palolo Elementary's Office and ask for Mrs. Henrietta Clemons. 733-4700)

If you apply to tutor at Palolo Elementary, a background check may be administered by the school.

Faculty note: Special projects could include planning/executing workshops /educational fairs & projects, helping with outreach to parents, assessment projects