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Math Performance Success counselors offer comprehensive academic counseling services to support students enrolled in the MPS program. 

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Our counselors can assist you with

  • Choosing classes to reach your academic goal, such as earning a degree or certificate or transferring to a university
  • Creating an educational plan 
  • Finding resources on campus, such as tutoring or other academic assistance
  • Exploring career options
  • And more!

MPS counselors can also answer questions about the MPS program and MPS course registration – and they can help with your math anxiety! Scroll down or click on a counselor's name to learn more about them – and how to reach them.

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Now you can make an appointment to meet with an MPS counselor by using our online scheduling system. It's easy!

Alma Garcia

Alma Garcia, MPS Counselor

Office hours by appointment

I am a first-generation college student and a former community college student, with a master's degree in Social Work and a master's in Counseling Education from San José State University. My educational journey was a transformative experience for my family and me. 

I have been a counselor at several community colleges. Outside of academia, I have worked as a social worker for the state of California, San Mateo County and the Kaiser health system.

I am passionate about assisting all students, particularly underrepresented students, in meeting their educational goals. If I can do it, so can you!

Stevie Jones

Stevie Jones, MPS Counselor

Office hours by appointment


I have been with De Anza since winter 2015, starting as a division administrative assistant with the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (PSME) Division.

Since then, I have worn a few different hats: I was a part-time counselor with the Office of Outreach and the EOPS program, as well as with the HSI-STEM Program at Mission College, before I returned to the PSME Division as an MPS Counselor.

I received my associate degree in Human Development Studies at Ohlone College in 2011, a bachelor's in Buisness Administration at CSU East Bay in 2013 and a master's in Education (Counseling and Student Personnel) from San José State University in 2016.

I absolutely love it here at De Anza. The students, faculty, and staff are amazing here and I love being a part of this community. 

Melissa Maturino

Melissa Maturino, MPS Counselor 

Office hours: 

    • Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    • Or by appointment

I was an MPS student at De Anza College, where I earned an associate degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Science in 2009.

I transferred to Santa Clara University and received my bachelor's in Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Studies in 2011, and then earned a master's degree in Counselor Education from San José State University in fall 2013.

I’ve also had the opportunity to work in the EOPS office at De Anza as a part-time counselor, and as a manager for a college access program, called Destination College Advising Corps, through UC Berkeley.

Khoa Nguyen

Khoa Nguyen,
MPS Counselor/Coordinator

Drop-in hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-Noon


I have been at De Anza since 2017, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with the diverse student population here.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013, a master’s in Counseling from Santa Clara University in 2016, and a master's in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Walden University in 2018. Prior to working at De Anza, I served as an academic adviser and program coordinator for the Associate's to Bachelor’s Program and the University Center at Cañada College.

I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in exploring, planning, and achieving your academic and professional goals.

Students who aren't in the MPS program can visit the general Counseling and Advising Center or a counselor within their division or program.

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