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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
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.

  • Fridays: 3:15-4:30pm

Click here to get started with the Stock Market Game

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:
    • January 19 - Martin Luther King Day- no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • February 16 - President's Day - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • March 16-20 - Spring Break- no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • March 26 - Prince Kuhio Day - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • April 3 - Good Friday - no in-school or after-school volunteers
    • May 25 - Memorial Day - 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