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Learning Assistance Center
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LAC Staff


Dr. Linda Sarbo
(562) 985-8102

Associate Directors

Christopher Glover
Associate Director of Supplemental Instruction and Learning Skills
(562) 985-8635

Ankur Kumar

Associate Director of Tutoring and ESL Programs

(562) 985-1618

ESL/Language and Writing Tutoring

Elsa Nesbit

Assistant Coordinator of the ESL/Language & Writing Program

(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
(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.



Holly Hare

Interim Coordinator, Tutorial Services


Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Lyndsay Harrison
Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction
(562) 985-7359

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.

Dr. Timothy Caron
Faculty Director


Reception & Information Services

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