Referrals for Assessments and Tutoring

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Hawaii Learning Resource provides referrals to trained professionals who use a strengths-based approach to assess and guide struggling students.  The assessment identifies student’s strengths and interests and specific breakdowns in learning.  A detailed report and demystification meeting provides students and their families with recommended strategies to strengthen the student’s strengths and reduce their learning challenges.

For more information, please call Hawaii Learning Resource at (808) 885-9318, or contact one of the professionals listed below.

Referral for Academic Student Assessments

Carol Nowak, Ph.D
(808) 247-0535 or
Dr. Carol Nowak is a licensed Psychologist with over 22 years of experience including a specialty in family counseling with a private practice on Oahu.  She is trained in All Kinds of Minds clinical assessments. Carol became interested in All Kinds of Minds after one of her sons showed learning difficulties that could not be easily explained through conventional testing.

Judy Stevenson, Learning Specialist
(808) 885-8744 or
Judy Stevenson has over 32 years of education experience with extensive training in All Kinds of Minds clinical assessments, Schools Attuned and teacher support.  She is passionately committed to honoring diverse learners and recognizing that all students have gifts.  Judy currently has her own business as an academic tutor in Waimea.

Referral for Developmental Assessments

Sylvia Ross, Ph.D
(808) 938-2260 or
Dr. Sylvia Ross is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Captain Cook.  She specializes in neuropsychological assessment and has extensive experience evaluating children and adults with developmental delays and intellectual disabilities, autism, learning difficulties, neurologic conditions, traumatic brain injury, behavioral problems, and severe mental illness.

Referrals for Tutoring

Hawaii Learning Resource does not endorse any particular tutor.  Please contact tutors directly with any questions.

Shelley Boswell, (808) 937-8531 or

Lori Kunihiro, (808) 935-8780 or (Hilo area only)

Elizabeth Oden, M.Ed., (808) 937-8672 or


Judy Stevenson, (808) 885-8744 or

Jeannie Teleia, MFT, CSAC, (808) 224-5008, or

Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (HIDA) – Private Tutor Listing