Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
Learning Assistance Center
Print this pageAdd this page to your favoritesSelect a font sizeSelect a small fontSelect a medium fontSelect a large font

LAC Staff



Dr. Linda Sarbo
(562) 985-8634 or 985-8102





Learning Skill Specialists


Jennifer Luarca
Coordinator, Learning Skills
(562) 985-1873

I am the Associate Coordinator of the Learning Skills program and have been a part of the LAC since the fall of 2003, working in the ESL, Tutorial, and Learning Skills programs. I have my B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Spanish and my M.A. in Linguistics: Language and Culture, both from CSULB. I love my job and really enjoy having the opportunity to meet students and help them succeed in achieving their academic and personal goals.

Patrick Mulleavy

Patrick Mulleavy
Associate Coordinator, Learning Skills
(562) 985-5323

I received my B.A. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences from CSULB. The aspect of my job that I enjoy most is working with students one on one in the following Learning Skills areas: Time management and reading strategies for retention; study methods for all types of courses, especially for the Physical and Biological Sciences; Assessment of students’ learning styles (visual, auditory, or kinesthetic) to assist them in more effective study strategies for their exams.


Language and Writing Tutoring



Dr. Rebekha Abbuhl

Interim Faculty Coordinator of the ESL/Language & Writing Program

(562) 985-1618



Joann Bae

Joann Bae
Coordinator, Tutorial Services
(562) 985-5627

Joann has worked in the Learning Assistance Center since 2006. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from CSULB. She started in the LAC as part of the Supplemental Instruction Program and now coordinates Tutorial Services.

Jena Passaretti

Jena Passaretti
Associate Coordinator, Tutorial Services
(562) 985-2251

Jena comes to the LAC from the public education field. She has previously worked as an intervention teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District. She received her B.A. in Communications in 2007 and her Masters of Education, and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential in 2008 from UC San Diego.  Jena has a passion for helping students of all levels and disciplines reach their academic and personal goals. She is thrilled to be a part of the LAC team and assist in the coordinating of a thriving tutorial services program.



Supplemental Instruction (SI)


Dr. Timothy Caron
Director of Supplemental Instruction
(562) 985-8635







Lyndsay Green
Associate Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction
(562) 985-7359


Sonia Munoz-Duran

Sonia Muñoz-Duran
Associate Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction
(562) 985-5686

Sonia has worked in the Learning Assistance Center since 2003. She received both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice from CSULB.




Andrew Redmayne
LAC Operations Coordinator
(562) 985-1654



Norma Maurstad
LAC Reception and Information Services Coordinator
(562) 985-4192