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Maps, Directions & Parking
Find Your Way to Cañada College and Around Campus

Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes


Meet the BTO Peer Mentors and Staff (2015-2016)

Alex Meza

Name: Jesse Jimenez, BTO Peer Mentor
Major/Minor: Computer Science
Tutoring Subjects:  Math up to Calculus 1

"I you reach your goals."

Bio:  I have been at Cañada College for a few years studying Computer Science with a focus on C++.  I'm a strong tutor in mathematics and English. My favorite hobbies is getting tattoos and playing video games.


Name: Lourdes Perez, Peer Mentor and Sequoia H.S. SAFE Program Mentor
Major/Minor: Sociology
Tutoring Subjects: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Statistics

"I CAN...motivate and help you succeed.”

Bio: My name is Lourdes Perez. I am a first generation student athlete at Cañada College. I was a BTO mentee back in 2011 and I now have the privilege to serve as a BTO Peer Mentor for my second consecutive year. BTO has helped me stay involved in helping my community and has motivated me to pursue my career in Sociology. I plan to transfer to UC Davis or Sacramento State University in 2015.

Frederico Lopez-Casildo


Name: Alexis Madayag, BTO/A2B Peer Mentor, BTOC Historian
Major/Minor: Radio & TV, SFSU & Art Therapy/Clinical Counseling, NDNU & Adult Education Credential, UC Berkeley
Tutoring Subjects:  History, Political Science, Psychology, Human Services, Multimedia, English

"I CAN...teach you the skills, but you must make the effort."

Bio:  My name is Alexis Madayag and this is my 4th year as a peer mentor for BTO since the formation of the program in 2011.  Currently I'm studying Art Therapy/Clinical Counseling at NDNU and recently pursuing a credential in Adult Education from UC Berkeley Extension.  As a counseling major and digital media specialist, I have a passion for teaching digital literacy, bridging the digital divide amongst students and lifelong learners, and being an advocate for mental wellness and education equity.  A jack-of-all-trades, I am a photographer, mixed media artist, DJ, and educator. 

Alexis Madayag


Name: Taimoor Tariq, BTO Peer Mentor 
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
Tutoring Subjects:  

"I you succeed."

Bio: My name is Taimoor Tariq and I am grateful to be part of Beating the Odds Peer Mentorship Program.  I moved to the United States four years ago from Pakistan.  I became a member of the program in the fall of 2013 as a BTO student assistant and mentee.  I am pursuing a mechanical engineering degree and hoping to apply to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  I enjoy helping people so if you have any questions please feel free to ask me any questions. 

Jesus Baca


Name: Evelyn Valenzuela, BTO/A2B Peer Mentor and ASCC President
Major/Minor: Business Administration/Sociology
Tutoring Subjects:  Math 110-130

Bio: I am a first generation student, and this will be my third year sat Cañada College and I am actively involved on campus.  By being the Vice President of the Associated Students of Cañada College (ASCC), I am in charge of all the clubs on campus.  So...if you are interested in being a part of a club or want to start up a club, I would be more than happy to help!  I am bilingual and fluent in Spanish.  My passion/hobby is informing the community as a whole.  I am looking forward to working with the staff and mentees this academic year.

 BTO Staff


Trish Guevarra

Name: Patricia "Trish" Guevarra, Program Services Coordinator - BTO,VROC
Major/Minor: B.A. Social Sciences and a B.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice,
CSU San Marcos
Tutoring Subjects:  Empowering others to succeed



Name: James Macale, Counselor - BTO, A2B, TRIO SSS
Availability: Tuesdays 10:30 am - 7 pm, Thursdays 1 pm - 7 pm



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