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Academic Excellence Workshops...are offered to accompany selected math, physics and engineering
courses each semester. They are strongly based on group interactions to build communication and community in the
context of the technical subject matter. The workshops each meet twice a week for two hours. They are not meant
to be drop-in sessions, although students whose schedules only allow them to attend one of the workshops will not be
turned away. Regular participation in these workshops have been shown to increase student performance a full grade
in the course.
SI Sessions...are offered through the ACCESS program to accompany selected biology and chemistry
courses each semester. These peer-led sessions help students develop critical problem-solving skills for chemistry
and biology. Many of them are held in the STEM Center.

Here is the schedule of workshops for the current semester, held in the MESA Study Center, Rm 834,
unless otherwise shown. Workshops will begin the second week of classes.

 

 

 


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MESA Academic Staff Description

Our academic staff consists of faculty, staff, student assistants, UCSC students and volunteers.
Some are available for drop-in tutoring and group tutoring, and others help lead our Academic Excellence Workshops. Their expertise is typically in mathematics, and perhaps one to two other fields. Consult the
lists below to see what their fields of expertise are, and when faculty are holding office hours in our Center.

MESA Staff
Name Times Available Can Help With
Elizabeth Flynn

Mon 12-5, Tues 8-2:30, Wed 12-5, Thurs 8-2:30, Fri 10-5 (Starting March 1)

 
Sue Tappero Mon 10-4, Tues 1-9, Wed 12-6, Thurs 9-4, Fri 8-5 (through Feb 29) All math, MESA
Paul Graham Sat 11-7 All math, all physics
Tracy Miller Tues 12-5, Wed 8-2, Thurs 12:30-9 All math
Addican Hatch Mon, Tues, Wed 5-9 All chemistry
Rudy Puente Fri 9-2 Academic counseling for MESA members, prospective MESA members and STEM majors
Davina Walker Mon, Tues 9-12 Academic counseling for MESA members, prospective MESA members and STEM majors
Faculty Holding Office Hours Spring '16
Faculty Member Times Available Can Help With
Jeffrey Bergamini MW 9:30-11, TTh 11:10-1:40 Computer Science
Josh Blaustein TTh 10-11 Chemistry
Gerlinde Brady MW 9-12:30, T 9-11:40 Computer Information Systems
Sara Decelle Th 1:45-2:20 Mathematics
Mark DeSmet MW 12:20-1:10, TTh 10:40-11:05 Mathematics
Karl Ewald T 12:30-2, W 5-5:45, Th 1-2 Engineering
Carlos Figueroa MW 11-12:30, TTh 1-2 Physics
Elizabeth Flynn MW 11-11:45 Chemistry
Karen Groppi MW 11-12:30; Th 11:30-1, F 5-7 Engineering
Matt Halter MW 12-12:50 Biology
Kelli Horner

MF 8-9

Engineering
Zerubba Levi MW 11:15-12:15 ; TTh 10-11 Chemistry
Mike Matera F 10-12:30 Computer Information Systems
Michael McCarthy MW 5-6 Chemistry
Robin McFarland F 2:15-3:15 Biology
Dave Reynolds M 1:40-2:45 Mathematics
Rich Simms M 10-12:30, Computer Information Systems
Marcus Watson M 12:30-2, TTh 12:30-1:30 Physics


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MESA Student Tutors

serve as drop-in tutors or as Workshop Facilitators. They have majors representative of those supported by the community college MESA program.

 

MESA Student Tutors & Volunteers
Name Can Help With Major at Cabrillo/UCSC
Vincent Alfonseca Calculus, Math 6, 7, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C Mechanical Engineering
Aubrey Alvarenga Math through 5B, Cabrillo chemistry, Phys 4A, 4B Chemistry
Declan Andres-Larsen Calculus, Math 6, 7, Phys 4A-D, Chem 1A, Bio 11A, 11B, CS 11, 19 Mathematics
Rachael Castro Chem 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, Math 5A Neuroscience
Madison Cherpas Math 5A, Chem 1A, 1B, 12A Biochemistry
Ted Dersch Calculus, Phys 4A, 4C, Cabrillo computer science UCSC Computer Science major
Ashlyn Downing Chem 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B Biochemistry
Alam Figueroa Math 5C, 6, CS 11, Phys 4A, 4B Electrical Engineering
Nicholas Greene Calculus, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Chem 1A, Engr 25, 10, 35, 45 Mechanical Engineering
Wesley Johanson Calculus, Chem 1A, 1B, 12A, Phys 4A Chemical Engineering
Mitasha Malhan Calculus, Chem 1A Mechanical Engineering
Derek Mather Math 5A, 5B, 5C, 6, 7, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C Mathematics and Physics
Alex McCoy Cabrillo biology UCSC Biology Major
Patrick Mojica Cabrillo Math, Phys 4B, 4C, Engr 5, 1A, 25 Engineering
Ramon Morales Cabrillo math UCSC Math major
Jose Olvera Cabrillo math, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Chem 1A, Engr 5, 10, 12, 25, 26, 35, 45 Mechanical Engineering
Matthew Ovenden Phys 4A, 4B, CS 11, 19, Math 5A, 5B Computer Science
Justin Peterson Math through 5B, Chem 1A, 1B, 12A Chemistry
Christopher Pope Cabrillo chemistry, CS 11, 19, 21, 23, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Cabrillo math

Computer Science at Cabrillo

has Chemical Engineering degree

Cesar Ramirez Cs 12, 20J, 23, 24, Math 5A, Phys 4A, 4C, 4D Astrophysics
Dave (Rock) Schoenrock Cabrillo math and physics, CS 11 & 12j UCSC Physics major
Amanda Shackelford Calculus, Chem 1A, 1B, 12A, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C Chemistry
Steven Sobol Cabrillo chemistry, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Calculus, Biology Chemistry
Christopher Spiers Calculus, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Chem 1A, 1B, Math 6, 7 Mechanical Engineering
Holly Stephens CS 11, 165, 19, 34, 21 Computer Science
Pablo Tejeda Chem 1A, 1B; Phys 4A; Math 5A, 5B, 5C; Eng 25; CS 11, 19 Engineering
Danny Yusem Math through 5B, Phys 11 Mechanical Engineering
Paula Zitnick Cabrillo computer science, Calculus, Phys 4A, 4B Computer Science

 

 


The schedule below reflects our best estimate of tutor and faculty schedules. Please bear in mind that in case of absences, or schedules needing updated might result in an occasional inaccuracy. The "chemistry" designator means that somebody qualified to help in at least Chem 1A is on duty.

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MESA Tutor Availability by Subject for Spring 16
Note: Help with transfer-level math is available during all our open hours.

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Key
8-8:30

Wesley

Cesar

Justin

Mitasha

Ashlyn

Jose

Justin

Mitasha

Mitasha  

Chemistry


Physics


Programming

 

Biology

8:30-9

Wesley

Cesar

Justin

Mitasha

Ashyln

Jose

Justin

Mitasha

Mitasha  
9-9:30

Wesley

Cesar

Justin

Mitasha

Ashlyn

Declan

Justin

Mitasha

Declan

Mitasha

Declan

 
9:30-10

Wesley

Cesar

Mitasha

Justin

Mitasha

Steven

Jose

Ashlyn

Declan

Mitasha

Justin

Declan

Steven

Jose

Mitasha

Declan

 
10-10:30

Wesley

Cesar

Mitasha

Justin

Mitasha

Steven

Jose

Ashlyn

Declan

Mitasha

Justin

Declan

Steven

Jose

Mitasha

Declan

 
10:30-11

Wesley

Cesar

Mitasha

Justin

Steven

Jose

Ashlyn

Declan

Mitasha

Justin

Declan

Steven

Jose

Mitasha

Declan

 
11-11:30

Aubrey

Wesley

Vincent

Steven

Nick

Declan

Aubrey

Vincent

Declan

Steven

Mitasha

Declan

Madison

Rock

(Derek)

(Pablo)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
11:30-12

Aubrey

Wesley

Vincent

Steven

Nick

Declan

Aubrey

Steven

Declan

Vincent

Mitasha

Declan

Madison

Rock

(Derek)

(Pablo)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
12-12:30

Aubrey

Ramon

Wesley

Steven

Vincent

Nick

Declan

Aubrey

Steven

Nick

Declan

 

Nick

Rachael

(Declan)

(Michael)

Madison

Rock

(Derek)

(Pablo)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
12:30-1

Aubrey

Ramon

Wesley

Steven

Vincent

Jose

Nick

Declan

Aubrey

Steven

Declan

Nick

Nick

Rachael

(Declan)

(Michael)

Madison

Rock

(Derek)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
1-1:30

Mitasha

Ramon

Wesley

Vincent

Rachael

Jose

(Steven)

Declan

Paula

Declan

Rachael

Vincent

(Steven)

Nick

Rachael

(Declan)

(Michael)

Madison

Rock

(Amanda)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
1:30-2

Mitasha

Ramon

Wesley

Vincent

Rachael

Jose

(Steven)

Declan

Paula

Declan

Rachael

Vincent

(Steven)

Declan

Rachael

(Michael)

Madison

Rock

(Amanda)

(Derek)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
2-2:30

Jose

Ramon

Mitasha

Patrick

Rachael

Vincent

Jose

(Pablo)

Declan

Paula

Declan

Rachael

Vincent

(Pablo)

Declan

Rachael

Madison

Rock

(Amanda)

(Derek)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
2:30-3

Mitasha

Ramon

Jose

(Michael)

Rachael

Vincent

(Pablo)

Declan

Paula

(Michael)

Declan

Rachael

Vincent

(Pablo)

Declan

Rachael

Madison

Rock

(Amanda)

(Derek)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
3-3:30

Ramon

Mitasha

Chris

(Michael)

Vincent

Rachael

Daniel

(Tracy)

Declan

Paula

Madison

(Alam)

(Michael)

Declan

Rachael

Vincent

(Tracy)

Declan

Rachael

Madison

Rock

(Derek)

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
3:30-4

Ramon

Mitasha

Chris

(Michael)

Vincent

Rachael

Danny

(Tracy)

Paula

Madison

(Alam)

(Michael)

Rachael

Vincent

(Tracy)

Rachael

Patrick

Madison

Rock

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
4-4:30

Mitasha

Chris

(Michael)

Justin

Daniel

(Tracy)

Chris

Madison

(Michael)

Vincent

(Tracy)

Patrick

Madison

Rock

 

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
4:30-5

Mitasha

Chris

Justin

Daniel

(Tracy)

Chris

Madison

Vincent

(Tracy)

Patrick

Madison

Rock

 

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
5-5:30

Chris

Matt

Patrick

Wesley

Justin

Daniel

Madison

Chris

(Chris S.)

Vincent Patrick

Madison

Rock

 

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
5:30-6

Chris

Matt

Patrick

(Derek)

(Wesley)

Justin

Daniel

Chris

(Derek)

(Chris S.)

(Wesley) Patrick

Rachael

Rock

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
6-6:30

Chris

Matt

Patrick

(Derek)

Nick

(Wesley)

Daniel

Chris

(Derek)

(Chris S.)

(Wesley) Patrick

Rachael

Rock

 

Chemistry
Physics
Programming
6:30-7

Chris

Matt

Patrick

(Derek)

Nick

(Wesley)

Daniel

Chris

(Derek)

(Chris S.)

(Wesley) Patrick

Rachael

Rock

 

 
7-7:30

Chris

Matt

(Derek)

Nick

(Wesley)

Daniel

Chris

(Derek)

 

(Wesley)      

7:30-8

 

Chris

Matt

Nick

Wesley

Daniel

Chris

Wesley      
8-8:30

Chris

Matt

Wesley

Daniel

Chris

Wesley      
8:30-9:00

Chris

Matt

Wesley

Daniel

Chris

Wesley      


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