Our goal as Learning Resource faculty members is to help you become more confident, self-directed, and informed learners so that you can achieve greater academic and professional success. 

Learning Resource Chair (IDS)


Contact Information

Christopher Adams
  • email: cadams@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: Writing Boot Camp (Developing a Worthy Thesis Statement; Outlining & Developing Your Argument; Self-editing Strategies; Quoting the "Experts”); Purposeful Annotation for Deeper Reading; How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay; Adapting Your Perfect Organization System.
Sheila Bernard
Sheila Bernard
  • email: sbernard@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: Math, English, “hard” science, and social science.
Ray Hernandez

Ray Hernandez

  • email: RHernandez@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: Critical thinking and writing; General study skills: notetaking, text reading, and examination strategies; Preparation and delivery of presentations.
Eric Martinsen
Eric Martinsen
Claudia McGarry

Claudia McGarry

  • email:  claudia_mcgarry1@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: Fiction reading with attention to details, non-fiction reading with attention to bias and details, conversational ESL, creative writing of varying kinds, and film critique writing.

christine oneill

Christine O'Neill

  • Adjunct Professor of English
  • email: coneill@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: 
Sharon Oxford

Sharon Oxford

  • Instructional Technologist/ Designer
  • email: soxford@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: College Life, Study Skills, Writing - Critical Thinking, Finding and Citing Sources - ( MLA/ APA), Technology -  Portal / Canvas/ Word/ Excel/ Library Databases etc., Tutoring - Communication Skills
James Vega

James Vega

  • email: JamesVega@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: *Bilingual/Spanish *Success Coach *Study Skills/increase GPA *Test-Taking Strategies *Time Management *Academic Goal Setting *Organizational Skills *Critical Reading/SQ3R *Critical Thinking *Effective Note-Taking *Develop Outlines/Inspiration Tool     *Understanding  Assignments/Prompts *Microsoft Word/Short Cuts *Power Point Presentations *Resume *Writing a Financial Aid Appeal *Formulating a Thesis  *In Text Citations  *Writing Tips *University Essays  * Writing for Scholarship Awards