Napa Valley College Faculty & Staff

 Yolanda Woods: Math Instructor

(bilingual: Spanish)

Welcome to my webpage.  My job here at Napa Valley College is to teach mathematics and in so doing, to enable students to prepare themselves for exciting futures in STEM careers.   In case you are wondering what STEM is, it stands for:

S:Science
T:Technology
E: Engineering
M: Mathematics

These are areas where there is a shortage of qualified people and particularly a shortage of Latinos. To ensure that under-represented minorities have equal access to STEM majors and careers, the faculty and staff have worked hard to acquire a grant as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).   This grant has enabled us to purchase new computers in  the Math Success Center (MSC), the computer lab in room 834, the MESA Center, among other places.  These purchases serve all members of our college community.

Additionally full-time bilingual faculty have been put in place to aid those students and their parents for whom language may be a barrier to important information.  It pleases me to be a part of this effort.

What this means is that, in addition to my office hours, I will be available in the MSC for students.  Please note the  offfice hours in the column to the right.  This service is available to all members of our college community who need help in math.

I hope to get to know many of you as you take my math classes and perhaps explore your options in  well-paid and exciting STEM careers.

 

 

Contact Information:

Office: Bldg. 1000 Room 1031J

email: ywoods@napavalley.edu

phone: 256-7757

Office hours:
M-Th:10:45-12:00 
Math Success Center Hours:TBA

MyMathLab Student Technical Support: 800-677-6337