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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 Mon 10-4, Tues 1-9, Wed 12-6, Thurs 9-4, Fri 8-5 All math, MESA
Paul Graham Wed 6-9 & Sat 11-7 All math, all physics
Tracy Miller Mon 12-6, Tues 12-3, Wed 8-1, Thurs 3-9 All math
Addican Hatch Mon 6-9, Wed 3-9, Fri 2-5 All chemistry
Rudy Puente Fri 9-1 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 Fall '15
Faculty Member Times Available Can Help With
Jeffrey Bergamini MW 8-11, Th 12-5:50 Computer Science
Josh Blaustein MW 10-11 Chemistry
Gerlinde Brady M 9-11:30 Computer Information Systems
Lucas Cantin W 9:30-11 Chemistry
Sara Decelle W 10:35-11:20 Mathematics
Mark DeSmet MW 10:40-11:30 Mathematics
Brendan Dilloughery TTh 5:45-6:45 Mathematics
Karl Ewald T 1-2 & 6-9; F 8-9 Engineering
Carlos Figueroa M 1-2:30, Th 1-3 Physics
Karen Groppi MW 11-12:30; F 5-7 Engineering
Steve Hodges

T 3-5; W 4:30-5:30; Th 1-5

Computer Science
Kelli Horner

TTh 8-9

Engineering
Zerubba Levi MW 11:15-12:15 ; TTh 10-11 Chemistry
Mike Matera M 10-12; F 2-6 Computer Information Systems
Michael McCarthy MW 3-4 Chemistry
Joe McCullough MW 11-12:15, M 2-3 Physics
Helene Payne T 11-11:50 Mathematics
Dave Reynolds TTh 10-11 Mathematics
Rich Simms M 11-1:30 Computer Information Systems
Stephanie Tran MW 8:45-9:30 pm Mathematics
Marcus Watson TTh 12:30-1:30; W 12:30-2 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, Bio 1A, 1B Environmental Chemistry
Robert Biagiotti Calculus, Math 6, Phys 4A, 4C, Cabrillo chemistry Chemical Engineering
Rachael Castro Chem 1A, 1B, Math 5A Neuroscience
Madison Cherpas Math 5A, Chem 1A, 1B Biochemistry
Ted Dersch Calculus, Phys 4A, 4C, Cabrillo computer science UCSC Computer Science major
Wesley Johanson Calculus, Chem 1A, 1B, Phys 4A Chemical Engineering
Mitasha Malhan Calculus Mechanical Engineering
Ramon Morales Cabrillo math UCSC Math major
Jose Olvera Cabrillo math, Phys 4A, 4C, Chem 1A Mechanical Engineering
Justin Peterson Math through 5B, Chem 1A, 1B Chemistry
Christopher Pope Cabrillo chemistry, CS 11, 19, 21, 23, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Cabrillo math

Computer Science at Cabrillo

has Chemical Engineering degree

Dave (Rock) Schoenrock Cabrillo math and physics, CS 11 & 12j UCSC Physics major
Amanda Shackelford Math through 5B, Chem 1A, 1B Chemistry
Steven Sobol Cabrillo chemistry, Phys 4A, 4B, 4C, Calculus, Biology Chemistry
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, 4C 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
8-8:30          

Chemistry


Physics


Programming

 

Biology

8:30-9          
9-9:30
         
9:30-10          
10-10:30
         
10:30-11          
11-11:30
          Chemistry
Physics
Programming
11:30-12           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
12-12:30
          Chemistry
Physics
Programming
12:30-1           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
1-1:30
          Chemistry
Physics
Programming
1:30-2           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
2-2:30
          Chemistry
Physics
Programming
2:30-3           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
3-3:30
          Chemistry
Physics
Programming
3:30-4           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
4-4:30
          Chemistry
Physics
Programming
4:30-5           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
5-5:30
          Chemistry
Physics
Programming
5:30-6           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
6-6:30           Chemistry
Physics
Programming
6:30-7
           
7-7:30            

7:30-8

 

           
8-8:30            
8:30-9:00            


 



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