We continue to provide services to our students in a Hybrid format,  you can connect with this in our MESA center or on an online platform.  MESA Staff is happy to assist you: via email, phone, and ConferZoom.  


Ventura College MESA Email: VCMESA@vcccd.edu

MESA Director's Email: amontes@vcccd.edu

Office Phone: 805.289.6337
Location: *Sciences and Mathematics Building (SCI-224)


8:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m

(*Friday schedule subject to change. Please check your student Canvas page for updates.)


HYBRID TUTORING: (until further notice)

The MESA Center has transitioned their tutoring to a Hybrid Tutoring. All MESA and ASEM students will be able to access the Canvas page. Tutoring will be in the following:

  • MATH V04, V05, V20, V21A, V21B, V22, V44
  • PHYS V01, V04, V05
  • CHEM V20, V01A, V01B

Please visit our MESA Canvas platform to see Tutoring Schedule :



Meagan Hill Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, & Math
Catalina Avarvarei Chemistry and Biology
Justin Olivares   Math (all levels)
John Vallada Math (all levels, except Stats) Elementary Chemistry (ZOOM Only)
Orlando Soriano

Physics & Math

  • Educational Planning: In addition to three resident VC Counselors in STEM, we are pleased to welcome to the MESA Family.
  • Student Professional Development: We hope to provide continued opportunities to attend upcoming conferences in a new virtual platform.  Pre-COVID-19, we attended conferences such as; 
    •  SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science)
    • SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) 
    • HENAAC (Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation)
    • Women in Engineering Conference
    • MESA Student Leadership
  • Professional Workshops: The MESA Program offers workshops for students to create their personal statements and resumes. 
  • Internship & Scholarship Opportunities: The MESA Program has many resources and the Student Services Assistant is constantly updating students about new opportunities. 
  • Academic Excellent Workshops: Group study sessions with other MESA students led by a facilitator, offered every semester, and curtailed to the needs of the student(s) participating.   
  • *Study Center: We offered a quiet center for students, and we have many STEM course textbooks to be used in the center. 
  • *Work Site Visits: MESA students are able to visit labs and work fields such as that of AGQ Labs and NAVAIR located close to Ventura College. (*Site visits are currently unavailable due to COVID-19) 
  • *MESA Banquet: An annual tradition held in the month of May, students and their families along with staff, faculty, and special guest speakers enjoy a dinner to celebrate & acknowledge the accomplishments and participation of MESA/ASEM students.    
  • Stay up to date with MESA events! VC MESA is on Instagram!  Give us a follow @venturacollegemesa .