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 Palolo Elementary’s keiki are challenged by poverty, cultural and 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.
  • Palolo 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

Note: Please sign in with Mrs. Henrietta Clemons, regardless of which program you’re doing.

  • Early Morning Reading, Mentoring, Tutoring:
    Monday – Friday: 7:00-8:00am.
  • In-Class Guidance/Tutoring
    During school/formal instruction, provide coaching for students who need extra help. Placement is not guaranteed; your schedule must match with the teachers’ and kids’ needs.
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: anytime between 8:30am – 2:15pm,
    Wednesday: 8:30am – 1:30pm)
  • ELL (English Language Learners), Tutoring, Reading Club 
    After-school classroom-based skills-building for grades K-5. Literacy and math skills are primary foci.
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:15pm – 3:30pm
    Wednesday: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Kama’aina Kids
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 3:30 – 4:30 pm


Do you have a hobby or talent that you can share? (ie: Dance, Zumba, Soccer, Rugby, Softball, Art Projects) Palolo welcomes your leadership after school.  Generally, you’d be leading a group of kids in a weekly activity. Contact Chaminade’s S-L Office to talk about your idea.

Stock Market Game

Build relationships with kids through playing this game together. You’ll be teaching online research skills, ratios and fractions, and other numerical analyses. This is a special program with separate intake, training, and schedule. Learn more about the Stock Market Game.

Throughout the year.

Hours: Opportunities available Monday through Friday, during and after school (7:00 am – 4:30 pm) as arranged with supervisor.
Each program above operates during specific time frames.

Holidays and Schedule Changes:

  • Jan. 29 — No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Feb. 12 — No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Feb. 19 — President’s Day.  No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Mar. 19 to 23 — Spring Break. No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Mar. 26 — Prince Kuhio Day. No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Mar. 30 — Good Friday. No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • May 21 through fall — No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Sep.  — PD Day. No in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Oct.  — Fall Break- no in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Oct. to Nov. — Parent-Teacher Conferences – after-school times change; meet one hour earlier than usual, if possible (consult with Mrs. Clemons about your schedule)
  • Nov.  — Veterans’ Day – no in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Nov. — Thanksgiving – no in-school or after-school volunteers
  • Dec. to Jan. — Winter Break

Getting There

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 www.thebus.org or download the free app “DaBus” for estimated time arrival.

View training information and 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