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Reading Success Center Sina Fifita

Part-Time Coordinator

Caroline Sina Fifita
cfifita@elcamino.edu
310-660-3593 ext. 6729

Caroline Sina Fifita is an El Camino College alumna who transferred and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside. As a South Bay native, she has served the Pacific Islander community surrounding El Camino College through community-based organizations. At El Camino College, she assisted in coordinating the Asian American and Pacific Islander Equity Initiative, Pacific Islander student events and Pacific Islander faculty and staff trainings, which were hosted on the El Camino College campus. Moreover, she continues to serve as a resource for students who may have trouble navigating the college system and aims to meet students’ needs in whatever capacity she serves in.

Education
B.A. in Political Science - Law and Society, UC Riverside

Hobbies and Interests
Volleyball, traveling, arts & crafts, and Tongan tau'olunga (dancing)

Favorite Book

  

Robin Arehart

Tutor/Adjunct Professor English Instructor

Robin Arehart
rarehart@elcamino.edu

Education
B.A., English and Psychology, Swarthmore College; M.A.T., English and Education, Brown University

Hobbies and Interests
Girl Scout troop leader, beach walker (with my dog), and writer of poetry, personal essays and young adult fiction

Favorite Book
Speak

  

Karen Lugo

Tutor/Adjunct Professor English Instructor

Karen V. Lugo
klugo@elcamino.edu
310-660-3593 ext. 4418

Education
A.A. of Music, El Camino College; B.A. of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.A. of Music Education, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.A. of English: Teaching English as a Second Language

Hobbies and Interests
Classical pianist, singer, choral member, choral director, theater director, Realtor, English professor. I love my family, and my favorite thing in the world is to spend time with them. I love the beach, vacations, long drives, the mountains, and all the beautiful things in life.

Favorite Book
What Dreams May Come & The Clan of the Cave Bear series, the Harry Potter series (I know--crazy, huh?), the Divergent series, The Number One Ladies' Detective Agency series.

 

Sumino Otsuji

Tutor/Adjunct Professor English Instructor

Sumino Otsuji
sotsuji@elcamino.edu
310-660-3593 ext. x4549

Education
B.A. in Liberal Studies, M.A. in English, EdD in Education emphasis on Reading and Literacy

Hobbies and Interests
Reading, cooking, watching sports, playing Puzzles and Dragons, and travelingFavorite Book: Anne of Green Gables

Favorite Book

 

Beth Ceja

Tutor

Beth Ceja
beceja@elcamino.edu

Education
B.A. in English Language and Linguistics, CSU Dominguez Hills

Hobbies and Interests
Reading, watching movies, and collecting Disney pins

Favorite book
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

 

Guadalupe Contreras

Tutor

Guadalupe Contreras

Education
A.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences, El Camino College

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies mostly include being outdoors. I love going on hikes, doing photography, biking, sightseeing, and traveling. Aside from this, I really enjoy spending time with my parents and boyfriend.

Favorite Book
My favorite books would have to be Tuesdays with Morrie and The Alchemist.

 

Caitlin Yamamoto

Tutor

Caitlin Waters

Major
English, emphasis Comparative Literature

Hobbies and Interests
Reading, creative writing, spending time with my cats

Favorite Book
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami and Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

 

Tutor

Bessy Rodriguez
 Ali Haidar