C.R. Messer

Meet Your Professor:

I've always loved math! I definitely had a leg up since my mother was a math teacher -- math was always my favorite subject in school. But I really got jazzed about math during my senior year of high school when one of the local community college teachers came and taught us calculus -- definitely the best math teacher I've ever had! I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in math from UCLA and then spent a couple of years taking math education courses at UC Berkeley.

While at UCLA I had the opportunity to work as both a tutor and a teaching assistant. I really enjoyed helping students understand math and this led me to pursue a career in teaching. I taught my first full class while I was a graduate student at UCLA in 1993 and I have taught continuously ever since, including teaching full time at ARC since 2001. I continue to enjoy the teaching-learning process and love to find new ways of helping students to learn and be successful -- and hopefully enjoy math a bit more along the way.

On a personal note, I am blessed with a wonderful wife and four great daughters. Since 2016 I've also enjoyed being a grandfather (best thing ever!!)

I'm located on campus in Howard Hall 108. My office phone is 484-8091. Here are my Fall 2018 office hours:

Mon/Wed 12:00-12:35p
Tue/Thu 10:30a-11:30a
Fri 9:30-10:00a (online for Math 120 students only)

Current Semester

Fall 2018

Days Status Subj # Course Units Time Term Textbook Location Class #
Hybrid - Th
 Closed
MATH120Intermediate Algebra
5
08:00A - 10:20A
FT
ARC - 104
 19483
The above class meets both in the classroom and online. TI-83 or 84 calculator required. Online homework using MyMathLab required.
Hybrid - W
 Waitlist (0)
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12892
The above 8W2 class for MATH 131 is for students who successfully complete MATH 42 this semester by October 16, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13284
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 20997
Hybrid - Th
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11804
Hybrid - M
 Waitlist (0)
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12905
The above 8W2 class for MATH 132 is for students who successfully complete MATH 131 this semester by October 16, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13285
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 21015
Hybrid - Th
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11816
Hybrid - M
 Waitlist (0)
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12919
The above 8W2 class for MATH 133 is for students who successfully complete MATH 132 this semester by October 16, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13286
MW
 Closed
MATH372College Algebra for Calculus
4
12:45P - 02:50P
FT
ARC - 390
 19171
TI-83 or 84 calculator required. Online homework using MyMathLab required.
Hybrid - T
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20532
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20533
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 20914
Hybrid - W
 Waitlist (0)
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12879
The above 8W2 class for MATH 42 is for students who successfully complete MATH 41 this semester by October 16, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - T
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20552
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 20981
Hybrid - T
 Closed
MATH120Intermediate Algebra
5
08:00A - 10:20A
FT
ARC - 104
 11523
The above class meets both in the classroom and online. TI-83 or 84 calculator required. Online homework using MyMathLab required.
Hybrid - Th
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11793
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20554

Past Semesters

Spring 2018

Days Status Subj # Course Units Time Term Textbook Location Class #
Hybrid - T
 Closed
MATH120Intermediate Algebra
5
01:30P - 03:50P
FT
ARC - 125
 19565
The above class meets both in the classroom and online. TI 83 or -84 calculator required. Online homework using MyMathLab required.
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
10:30A - 11:50A
FT
ARC - 604B
 11805
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12069
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12362
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3
10:30A - 11:50A
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12617
All 8W2 classes for MATH 131 are for students who successfully complete MATH 42 this semester by March 6, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
10:30A - 11:50A
FT
ARC - 604B
 11851
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11856
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12074
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3
10:30A - 11:50A
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12630
All 8W2 classes for MATH 132 are for students who successfully complete MATH 131 this semester by March 6, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11858
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3
10:30A - 11:50A
FT
ARC - 604B
 11862
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12077
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3
10:30A - 11:50A
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12643
All 8W2 classes for MATH 133 are for students who successfully complete MATH 132 this semester by March 6, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3
10:30A - 11:50A
FT
ARC - 604B
 11904
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11906
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13017
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
10:30A - 11:50A
FT
ARC - 604B
 11915
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
10:30A - 11:50A
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12603
All 8W2 classes for MATH 42 are for students who successfully complete MATH 41 this semester by March 6, 2018 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the sections above.
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13019
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12950