Our ultimate goal at The Reading Company (TRC) is to get your child into college. We want to form a relationship with our students that will last throughout their academic journeys. We will work together with students and parents from K-12 all the way through the college application process. We use programs developed by Dr. Kerwin and our Administrative Team that include personal tutoring and mentoring, speed reading, test preparation, and community participation to ensure that your child goes to a school that matches them.
Who is Dr. K?
Brad Kerwin, EdD, is an educator and consultant who has worked at Punahou School and over thirty other schools, colleges, and businesses in Hawaii over the past 38 years. After arriving here in the islands from UCLA in 1972, he began developing and directing educational programs starting in 1975, working in areas such as School Accreditation, Staff Development, Test Preparation, General Tutoring, Speed Reading, Parent Workshops, and more.An award winning student and instructor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an administrator and teacher at Punahou School for over twenty years, Dr. Kerwin and his staff bring their considerable talent and background to schools, institutions, families, and businesses as a teachers, tutors, program developers, and consultants.
Meet Our Staff
The Administrative Team
The Reading Company’s Administrative Team is comprised of members with various backgrounds in education. Collectively, they create individualized curriculum for each student at TRC. Whenever your child is working with a tutor in our classroom, one of these administrators is also present.
Adrian Kerwin is the President and Director of The Reading Company. He has over 12 years of experience working as a tutor, teacher, special education assistant, and educator. He has taught English as a second language in Japan, worked extensively in the Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program at Punahou School, and has a passion for helping children reach their potential.
Ryan Louie has been tutoring children for more than 8 years and is currently studying Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Outside of the students he works with in application preparation and study skills, he is the Head of Technology and Classroom Management for TRC.
Yuna Martin is the Head of Communications and is the Administrative Assistant at TRC. A graduate of the Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program at Punahou School, she has worked in the program as both a Office Assistant and Kumu since 2012. Currently a Psychology major at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Yuna hopes pursue higher education after her expected graduation in the spring of 2016.
Miyabi Hayashi holds a masters degree in both Public Health and in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She brings extensive experience in hands-on teaching from working as a teaching assistant and tutor throughout much of her academic career. Currently working as a teacher at Maunawili Elementary, Miya enjoys working with TRC’s elementary age children.