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 Jerry Pike

Jerry Pike
Director

Learning Support Services
Cartwright Learning Resources Center
CLRC, Rm. 123
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2673
E-mail: pike@sbcc.edu


Jerry Pike, Director of Learning Support Services has been teaching college English since 1977. He began his teaching career at CSU, Chico, where he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees, and at Butte College, where he earned an A.A. degree. In 1984 he began work on a Ph.D. in American Literature at UC Davis. In 1988-89 he went to Germany on a Fulbright grant, where he taught literature and composition for Johannes Gutenberg Universitat. After completing his doctoral studies at UC Davis in 1990, he came to Santa Barbara City College in the fall of 1991, where he worked in the English department, teaching literature and all levels of composition, serving as the Director of Composition during the 1994-95 school year.

Though still a member of the English department, he has been working full-time as the Director of Learning Support Services since the fall of 1995. In this capacity he is responsible for research and development of all activities within the Learning Resource Center and for assisting faculty in the application of technology to teaching, as well as the incorporation of learning skills into the curriculum.

 

 barb freeman

Barb Freeman
Supervisor

Cartwright Learning Resources Center
CLRC, Rm. 109
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2666
E-mail: freeman@sbcc.edu

Barb Freeman, Supervisor, Learning Resources Center, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Psychology from UCSB and subsequently completed additional coursework to learn more about Finance and Accounting. She earned her certification as a CPA through her work at a Big Four accounting firm, and then served clients as a consultant on special projects until she was hired by Gap Inc. to work as an Analyst.  The company’s commitment to serve the community allowed her to volunteer with local schools in the Bay Area and encouraged her to return to UCLA for her Master’s in Education.  She then taught at urban schools throughout South Los Angeles, where she attained National Board Certification and became involved in projects that encouraged hands-on learning to engage students.

After teaching for several years in LAUSD, Barb joined the UCLA Lab School as a Demonstration Teacher, where she collaborated with colleagues to create innovative learning experiences in elementary education.  She also participated in research projects, presented to local teachers, and taught undergraduates about strategies for introducing scientific concepts across the curriculum.  When Barb relocated back to Santa Barbara, she joined SBCC as a Writing Tutor and discovered the extensive range of services available to assist students.  As the CLRC Supervisor, she coordinates activities designed to promote student success.

 

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Violet Casillas
Office Assistant

Cartwright Learning Resources Center
CLRC
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2670
E-mail: vncasillas@sbcc.edu

Violet Casillas, Office Assistant earned her B.A. in Journalism and Marketing at San Diego State University and the University of Autonoma Madrid. While in college, she was part of an organization that fostered higher education for underrepresented high school students. This is where her interest in the field of education began. As an Office Assistant, Violet focuses on serving the SBCC student body at the Front Counter.

 

michelle detorie  

Michelle Detorie
Lab Teaching Assistant

Writing Center
Cartwright Learning Resources Center
CLRC, Rm. 122
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2671
E-mail: MMDetorie@sbcc.edu


Michelle Detorie, LRC Writing Center LTA, received her B.A. in English from Loyola University in Maryland in 1997. She has been involved in college-level education since 1998, when she began her graduate studies in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. After completing her M.A., she taught creative writing and composition courses at Johns Hopkins, Loyola University in Maryland, and the Community College of Baltimore County. In 2001 she relocated to central Texas to pursue her M.F.A. in poetry at Texas State University, where she held the Rose Fellowship. From 2004 to 2006, Michelle was the Writer-in-Residence at the Katherine Anne Porter House and Literary Center, a national literary landmark, in Kyle, Texas, and in 2007, Michelle won a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, thus allowing her to pursue her creative and scholarly projects with great focus. During this period she relocated to California and launched the online poetry journal WOMB and the chapbook micro-press Hex Presse. In 2007, Michelle began tutoring at the SBCC Writing Center, and she has also taught courses for the SBCC English Department. In addition to her work with college students, she has taught middle and high school students, most notably at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and the Katherine Anne Porter Young Writers Program. Her love for teaching writing is informed by her own practice as a writer, and she continues to write and publish regularly. In 2010 she won a direct-to-artist grant from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for the public-art project The Poetry Booth.

As Writing Center LTA, Michelle coordinates the activities of the Writing Center, overseeing tutor training and facilitating outreach to the campus community about the services available to students through the Writing Center. She also offers Writing Skills workshops throughout the semester; a schedule of those workshops is on the Writing Center website. Michelle can be found in her office - LRC122 - or tutoring in the Writing Center 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday.

 

 

Jason Levy
Tutorial Center Coordiinator

Writing Center
Cartwright Learning Resources Center
CLRC, Rm. 122
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2667
E-mail: jalevy@sbcc.edu


Jason Levy, Tutorial Center Coordinator, Jason Levy graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Sports Management. He continued his education and completed a Masters in Educational Leadership and Organization from UC Santa Barbara. Jason believes in the value of education and previously held the position of Director of Academics and Internal Affairs working with the UC Santa Barbara Men’s Basketball Team. While in the athletic coaching profession, he learned from great coaches leadership skills, discipline and techniques for empowering individuals to reach their highest potential. His passion is helping students reach the academic goals they set for themselves. In his current role, he works closely with the other members of the LRC staff as well as several departments across the college to organize and coordinate the operations, activities, programs and services of the Tutorial Center. 

 

 

 Julio Martinez

Julio Martinez
Media Technician
Cartwright Learning Resources Center

CLRC, Rm. 115
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2669
E-mail: JMartinez16@sbcc.edu


 

Regina Reese

Regina Reese
Lab Teaching Assistant

Computer Lab
Cartwright Learning Resources Center
CLRC, Rm. 114

Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2658
E-mail: rareese@sbcc.edu


Regina Reese, LRC Computer Support LTA

Regina Reese graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She later graduated with a Master of Arts degree in photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Regina has always had a love of technology and computers since they are both rooted in her artistic practice. Regina draws on her background in fine arts and media studies to support her role in helping students understand and gain the necessary technical skills to effectively support their own learning and digital literacy.


As a Laboratory Teaching Assistant in the LRC computer commons lab and CAI classrooms, Regina coordinates computer tutoring support for students. She trains, supports, and leads a team of dedicated computer tutors who provide computer tutoring and technical support to students using LRC computers. She provides as needed and one to one tutoring to students in their use of computers and supports faculty in their use of CAI Classrooms. She also participates in outreach efforts to educate the campus about LRC computer resources by presenting CAI orientations and by creating informative promotional materials. Regina enjoys cultivating a friendly learning centered environment that supports students and tutors in their on-going pursuit of mastering the ever changing landscape of technology and computers.



 

Therese Schweidler
Lab Teaching Assistant

Computer Lab
Cartwright Learning Resources Center

CLRC, Rm. 114
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2658
E-mail: schweidl@sbcc.edu


Therese Schweidler, LRC Computer Support LTA received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from U.C. Davis. She worked in research laboratories in Immunology and Chemistry for several years, but after working with students with diverse learning needs in special education, she discovered a passion for education and learning. She worked in k-12 special education for 5 years before coming to work in the the CLRC Computer Lab in 2005. Therese’s other passions are media arts and technology. The Learning Resources Center has been a great place to realize her interests in technology as well as education. As a Lab Teaching Assistant in the computer lab, she enjoys her work with students, instructors, and other staff members in a place dedicated to learning and student growth.


 Beth Taylor Scott

Beth Taylor-Schott
Lab Teaching Assistant

Writing Center
Cartwright Learning Resources Center
CLRC, Rm. 122
Phone: 965-0581 ext. 2671
E-mail:EATaylorScho@sbcc.edu


Beth Taylor-Schott, Writing Center LTA Assistant earned her B.A. at Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota.  She received her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of California at Berkeley in 2000, having written a dissertation on Rembrandt's nudes after living in Amsterdam for three years. She has taught Writing and Art History at UC Berkeley, USC and UCSB. She wrote for the Santa Barbara Independent for several years, served as a Poet in Residence with the Santa Barbara Poets in the schools, and offered classes in Non-Fiction Writing through Santa Barbara's Adult Education program. As a Writing Center LTA, Beth helps coordinate things in the Writing Center. She sometimes tutors or works at the desk, but mostly she trains tutors, supports their work, offers Writing Skills Workshops for students, and provides outreach to the campus about the services available in the Writing Center. Beth can be found in the Writing Center or her office, LRC 122, Monday through Thursday from noon to 8:30 and Fridays 8:00-4:30.

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