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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
Sue Tappero M 8-4; T 2-9; W 8-1; Th 8-4; F 8-5 All math
Paul Graham Wed 3-9; Sat 11-7 All math, all physics
Tracy Miller M & Th 3-9 pm; W 10-3:30; F 10-12 All math
Davina Walker M 9 am-12 pm & T 9-12 Academic counseling for MESA members, prospective MESA members and STEM majors
Peggy Church F 10:30-5 Academic counseling for MESA members, prospective MESA members and STEM majors
Faculty Holding Office Hours Spring '15
Faculty Member Times Available Can Help With
Damien Adams   Mathematics
Sharron Barth   Biology
Jeff Bergamini   Computer Science
Josh Blaustein   Chemistry
Gerlinde Brady   Computer Information Systems
Megan Caspers   Mathematics
Nicole Crane   Biology
Kate Disney   Engineering, Computer Science
Sarah Decelle   Mathematics
Brendan Dilloughery   Mathematics
Karl Ewald

 

Materials Science, Engineering
Carlos Figueroa

 

Physics
Karen Groppi   Engineering
Kelli Horner   Engineering
Matt Halter   Biology
Zerubba Levi   Chemistry
Michael Matera   Computer Information Systems
Joe McCullough   Physics
Robin McFarland   Biology
Jo-Ann Panzardi   Engineering
Dave Reynolds   Mathematics
Marcus Watson   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
Alyx Marquez At Watsonville ILC with Math, Chem, Bio Biochemistry, Pre-med
Becky McKee All Cabrillo Math UCSC Math Major
Brian Matthews Physics Math, Chem UCSC Math and Physics Major
Bruno Hernandez
(back in summer!)
All Cabrillo math, Physics 4A, 4B, All Computer Science, Engr 15 (Circuits) SJSU Computer Science
Cesar Ramirez Math through 5C, 7; Physics 11 ,4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, CS 12j, 20j Physics / Engineering
Chris Spiers Math through 5C; Chem 1A; Physics 11, 4A Mechanical Engineering
Clair Scoby All Cabrillo Math; Physics 4A, 4B, 4C; Chem 1A, 2; Bio 1B, 1C Bioengineering
Dave Schoenrock Cabrillo math and physics, CS 11 & 12j UCSC Physics major
Declan Andres-Larsen All Cabrillo math and Physics 4A B.S. Mathematics
Evan Langer Substitute tutor for calculus, Linear Algebra, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Chem 1A Engineering
Gracie Harder All Cabrillo Math through calculus, 7; Chem 1A, 1B, O-Chem; Physics 11 Engineering
Isabel Corpus Math through 5B, Chem 1A, CS 11, Phys 4A Engineering
Jeffery Jefferson Math through 6, Physics 4A, 4B Math amd Physics
Joann Chac Biology; Math 5A, 5B, 5C, 6 UCSC Human Biology Major
Jon Gonzalez All Cabrillo Math UCSC Math Major
Jose Jimenez All Cabrillo Math; Physics 4A, 4B, 4C; Chem 1A, 1B Civil Engineering
Lucas Galleguillos Math through 5B, Chem 1A, Chem 1B; Engineering 25, 35 Engineering
Mitasha Malhan Calculus, Linear Algebra (6) Mechanical Engineering
Nadia Allaf Substitute tutor calculus, DEs, Bio 1A, and Chem 1A,1B, Phys 4A Mechatronics / Marine Biology
Nadia Trautwein All Computer Science; Math through 5C; Phys 4A, 4B Computer Science
Nathan Wahler Math 5A, 5B, 5C; Physics 11, 4A, 4B; Engineering 5 Mechanical Engineering
Pablo Tejeda Chem 1A, 1B; Phys 4A; Math 5A, 5B, 5C; Eng 25; CS 11, 19 Engineering
Parker Woodard Math 5A, 5B; Physica 4A; Chem 1A Electrical Engineering
Patrick Bailey Chem; Bio; Math through Calculus UCSC Chemistry major
Paul Sintetos All Cabrillo math; Physica 4A B.A., Mathematics
Paula Zitnick Computer Science; Math 5A, 5B; Physics 11, 4A Software Engineering
Ramon Morales All Cabrillo Math Mathematics
Sage Senneff Math, Chem, Physics, Bio

UCSC Computational Math

& MCD Biology

Saul Medrano Substitute tutor for Math through 5C, Phys 4A, 4B Mathematics
Steven Sobol Math through 5C, Phys 11, 4A, 4B; Chemistry (1A -12B), Biology Chemistry
Ted Dersch Computer Science; Math 5A, 5B; Physics 11, 4A Computer Science
Terra Villa-Gawboy Substitute tutor for Calculus, Linear Algebra, Chem 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, Biology 1A, 1B, 1C Biochemistry
Tom Bulgerin Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science & Math Volunteer with BA in Electrical Engineering, Cabrillo nursing degree
Wisdom Cole Chem; Math 5A, 5B, 5C, 6 UCSC Chemistry Major

 

 


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 Fall 2014
Note: Help with transfer-level math is available during all our open hours.

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

Physics, Programming

Chemistry Programming Programming Chemistry Programming Physics

Chemistry


Physics


Programming

 

Engineering

8:30-9 Physics Programming Chemistry Programming Programming Chemistry Programming Physics
9-9:30
Physics Programming Physics
Chemistry Programming
Programming Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry
9:30-10 Physics Programming Physics
Chemistry Programming
Physics Programming Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry
10-10:30
Physics Programming Physics
Chemistry Programming
Physics Chemistry Programming Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry
10:30-11 Physics Programming Physics
Chemistry
Programming
Physics Chemistry Programming Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry
11-11:30
Physics Programming Physics
Chemistry
Physics Chemistry Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry Physics
Chemistry
11:30-12 Physics Programming Physics
Chemistry
Physics Chemistry Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry Physics
Chemistry
12-12:30
Physics Programming Chemistry Physics Chemistry Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry Physics
Chemistry

Programming
12:30-1 Physics Programming Programming Physics Chemistry Programming Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry Programming Physics
Chemistry

Programming
1-1:30
Physics Programming Physics Programming Physics Chemistry Programming   Programming Physics
Chemistry

Programming
1:30-2 Physics Programming Physics Physics Chemistry Programming   Programming Physics
Chemistry

Programming
2-2:30
Physics Programming Physics Physics Chemistry Programming Physics Programming Physics
Chemistry

Programming
2:30-3 Physics Physics Physics Chemistry Programming Physics Chemistry Programming Physics
Chemistry

Programming
3-3:30
Physics Programming Physics Physics Chemistry Programming Chemistry Programming Programming Physics
Chemistry
3:30-4 Physics Programming Physics Physics Chemistry Programming Chemistry Programming Programming Physics
Chemistry
4-4:30
Physics Programming Physics Physics Chemistry Chemistry Programming Physics
Chemistry
4:30-5 Physics Programming Physics Physics Chemistry Chemistry Programming  
5-5:30
Physics Programming Physics Chemistry Physics Chemistry Programming  
5:30-6 Physics Programming Physics Chemistry Physics Chemistry Programming  
6-6:30 Physics Programming Physics   Physics Programming  
6:30-7
Chemistry Programming Physics   Physics Programming  
7-7:30 Chemistry Programming Physics Physics Physics    

7:30-8

 

Chemistry Programming Physics Physics Physics    
8-8:30   Physics   Physics    
8:30-9:00   Physics   Physics    


 



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