Michael Valdez

Name: Michael Valdez Me-ATL
Title: Mathematics Faculty, Department Co-Chair, & MESA Director
School/Location: Alameda
Phone: TBA
E-mail: mvaldez@peralta.edu
Office: L 230


Welcome to my web page! For more information on a class or to access class documents please click on the “My Courses” link to the left. For those who are already enrolled and have already registered via MyMathLab, MyStatLab, or WebAssign, please log-in to gain access to the course textbook & complete online homework & quizzes.

Why choose a career in STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math)?

MESA Program Information (MESA Webpage TBD)

What is MESA?

MESA is a program and community that provides support services to underrepresented first generation college students with a financial hardship prepare to transfer to a 4-year institution into fields such as Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, PreMed, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Pharmacy, and Physics. We are currently the ONLY Peralta College offering this program.

Please submit any applications to the inbox outside my office or via email.

Fall 2015 Office Hours

MW 1:45  – 2:45 pm in L 230

Th 12:30 – 2:30 pm at 860 Atlantic, Room 125

Fall 2015 Courses

Math 203 (Hybrid) – Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisite: Math 201
Sections 43891, 5 units
Sa 10:00 am – 1:15 pm, C 211
& Online (TBA)
Short Term: 8/29/15 – 10/17/15

Math 13 (Hybrid) – Introduction to Statistics
Prerequisite: Math 203 or 211D
Sections 40925, 4 units
Sa 10:00 am – 1:15 pm, C 211
& Online (TBA)
Short Term: 10/24/15 – 12/5/15

Math 3C – Calculus III
Prerequisite: Math 3B
Sections 41308, 5 units
MW 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm, C 211

About Me

Southern California transplant now residing in the City of San Francisco.  I graduated from USF(CA) with a BS in Mathematics and minor in Physics, then went onto pursue a MS in Applied Mathmatics from UCI. I started my carreer in the community college system working as an Adjunct Instructor at CoA & LMC in addition to working as Math Lab Coordinator at LMC. I currently work teaching full-time at CoA wearing both the hats of Department Co-Chair and MESA Coordinator.

As a first generation (former) college student, I understand the many struggles students of different backgrounds face. As an educator, my goal is to help you gain the tools necessary for you to be successful in your current and future coursework. I firmly believe that organization, time & effort, utilization of campus resources, study groups, and office hours are key components to your success at the college.