Serving the Big Island of Hawaii

We at Star Tutoring LLC are a one-on-one in person tutoring company. We use the internet for website information and tutoring session transactions. We are not an online tutoring company. This means your child or teen receives learning strategies from a single tutor for in-home convenience. We also cater to small group sessions, sibling-pairs, test preparation, and home school curricula to accommodate busy families.

Teacher – Owner: Jeff Moomaugh is currently licensed to teach in Hawaii public schools and has taught in private, public, and foreign schools for several years. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BS in Geology and Science Education. His teaching experience covers every grade in primary and secondary school, as well as junior college level geology classes. Demographics of students range from English language learners, special education learners, to advanced placement recipients. He has lived abroad on 3 occasions and finds international travel the best ways to bridge cultural differences. His last sojourn took him to Japan for 3 years where he taught both English and Physics to English Language Learners.

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Teacher – Partner: Diane Lesemann is a veteran teacher of 21 years working with after school and summer school programs as the program coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Education. Her experience with special needs or at risk youth is exemplary. In addition, she has taught primary school academics with an emphasis on nutrition and physical fitness. She too has worked with a wide spectrum of youth and has international teaching experiences in Korea and Japan for a total of 4 years.

Tutor Qualifications: Each tutor will have a minimum of 3 years of university academics or greater, and have a GPA of 3.4 or higher. All tutors who work with minors will be background checked before tutoring any child. They will be fully qualified to teach child and adult educational topics.

Our Approach: Star tutors will provide that extra push. The outcome requires tutors to teach in a holistic manner. This means to quickly access student academic weaknesses, behavioral issues, and motivation; then communicate, and coordinate achievable goals with parents and student. This also means being a role model as a lifelong learner and world citizen. Our tutors are able to teach multiple subjects to your child or teen per session at no extra charge.

We look forward to hearing from you at Star Tutoring. Mahalo