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LAC Staff

Director

Dr. Linda Sarbo

Linda.Sarbo@csulb.edu
(562) 985-8102

 

ESL/Language and Writing Tutoring

Elsa Nesbit

Assistant Coordinator of the ESL/Language & Writing Program

Elsa.Johnson@csulb.edu

(562) 985-7424

Having studied foreign languages and Linguistics at CSULB, I enjoy working here at the LAC as an ESL Coordinator because it gives me a chance to use my skills to help students achieve both their academic goals as well as their personal language goals.  As a former ESL Specialist tutor for the LAC,  I mostly enjoy working directly, one-on-one with international students. 

Learning Skill Specialists

Jennifer Luarca
Coordinator, Learning Skills
(562) 985-5350

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
Associate Coordinator, Learning Skills
Patrick.Mulleavy@csulb.edu
(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.

 

Tutoring

Jena Passaretti
Associate Coordinator, Tutorial Services

Jena.Passaretti@csulb.edu
(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.

Meg Enos

Administrative Assistant, Tutorial Services

Meg.Enos@csulb.edu

(562) 985-5256

 

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Christopher Glover
Interim Associate Director of Supplemental Instruction and Learning Skills
Christopher.Glover@csulb.edu
(562) 985-8635

 

Lyndsay Harrison
Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction

Lyndsay.Green@csulb.edu
(562) 985-7359

 

Sonia Muñoz-Duran
Associate Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction
Sonia.Munoz-Duran@csulb.edu
(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.

Dr. Timothy Caron
Faculty Director
Tim.Caron@csulb.edu

 

Reception & Information Services

 

Norma Maurstad
Coordinator, Reception and Information Services

Norma.Maurstad@csulb.edu
(562) 985-4192