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 Spring 2019 office hours:

Mon/Wed 10:25-11:30a
Tue 11:00a-12:00p
Thu 1:45-2:15p (online for Math 120 students only)

Current Semester

Spring 2019

Days Status Subj # Course Units Time Term Textbook Location Class #
M
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3.00
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11599
W
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3.00
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12083
W
 Waitlist (0)
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12314
The above 8W2 class for MATH 131 is for students who successfully complete MATH 42 this semester by March 12, 2019 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the section above.
M
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12629
M
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 21117
M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12631
M
 Waitlist (0)
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 13400
The above 8W2 class for MATH 132 is for students who successfully complete MATH 131 this semester by March 12, 2019 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the section above.
M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 21134
M
 Waitlist (0)
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 13401
The above 8W2 class for MATH 133 is for students who successfully complete MATH 132 this semester by March 12, 2019 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the section above.
MW
 Closed
MATH373Trigonometry for Calculus
4.00
08:15A - 10:20A
FT
ARC - 102
 20226
TI-83 or -84 calculator required. Online homework using MyMathLab required.
W
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20854
W
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 21044
W
 Waitlist (0)
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W2
ARC - 604B
 12299
The above 8W2 class for MATH 42 is for students who successfully complete MATH 41 this semester by March 12, 2019 as part of an accelerated cohort. Students will need a permission number to enter the section above.
W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12585
W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 21064
T
 Closed
MATH120Intermediate Algebra
5.00
12:00P - 02:20P
FT
ARC - 104
 20794
The above class meets both in the classroom and online. TI-83 or -84 calculator required. Online homework using MyMathLab required.
M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11637
W
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12088
M
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3.00
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11648
W
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3.00
04:30P - 05:50P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12097
M
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 12633

Past Semesters

Fall 2018

Days Status Subj # Course Units Time Term Textbook Location Class #
Hybrid - Th
 Closed
MATH120Intermediate Algebra
5.00
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
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3.00
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
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13284
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH131Combined Algebra - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 20997
Hybrid - Th
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11804
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
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
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13285
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH132Combined Algebra - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 21015
Hybrid - Th
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11816
Hybrid - M
 Closed
MATH133Combined Algebra - Part III
3.00
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
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 13286
MW
 Closed
MATH372College Algebra for Calculus
4.00
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
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20532
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20533
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH41Algebra Readiness - Part I
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 20914
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3.00
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 - W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
8W1
ARC - 604B
 20981
Hybrid - T
 Closed
MATH120Intermediate Algebra
5.00
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
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 11793
Hybrid - T
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20552
Hybrid - W
 Closed
MATH42Algebra Readiness - Part II
3.00
03:00P - 04:20P
FT
ARC - 604B
 20554