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STEM Success Center

STEM Center Online Tutoring Service


About the STEM Center

If you need help with science, technology, engineering, math, accounting, or economics, the stem center has knowledgeable tutors who can assist you.  All services in the STEM Center are free. 

Tutoring Moves to Virtual Format


For the Spring 2020 quarter, all tutoring services will be offered online. This includes Pass the Torch tutoring, STEM center tutoring, and Teaching & Learning Center tutoring.


For steps to meet with a tutor, see our TUTORING WEBSITE.

For STEM Center subject-specific hours, see:  

STEM Center Faculty Tutor Schedule For Students

Calculators for the Spring 2020

Go to:


Calculator Returns

To return calculators you borrowed from the  Library, go to:

Scroll down to the "returning books and calculators" section

Zoom Tutoring Regular Schedule 

Go to Study Labs and Hours to see the STEM Center Schedule

  • Mon-Thu: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed
  • NOTE: CS Online Support has hours outside of the above schedule. See the CS Lab Online hours.



 When we reopen:

An Inviting and Comfortable Place

The STEM Center Main Lab is an inviting and comfortable place for students to  get help with anthropology, astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology.

  • Want to grab lunch while you work?  We’ve got a microwave, and you are welcome to eat while you work with our instructors.
  • Need a quiet space?  We’ve got a place for that.  The Quiet  room, where no conversations or tutoring are permitted, to accommodate students that need a quiet area to study.
  • Need a private study space?  Our small study rooms allow for quiet conversation without distraction.
  • Need some help with a vexing problem?  Our instructors are scheduled throughout the day to help you one-on-one, and we can also schedule time to help your study group on a weekly basis.

Study Lab Areas and Hours

  • The STEM Center is divided into areas of study.
  • See our lab descriptions for full details.



Using the STEM Center Foundations Lab

Please follow the following steps when visiting the STEM Center Foundations Lab (Room 4201). 

  1. Log In When You Arrive.
  2. Simply raise your hand to request help.
  3. Remember to LOG OUT when you leave.

Using the STEM Center Main Lab

Please follow the following steps when visiting the STEM Center Main Lab (Room 4213).

    1. Log in and out by typing your Campus-wide ID (CWID) number on the terminals at the main entrance near the student worker’s desk. If you don’t have a PSME (Physical Sciences, Math, Engineering) major, please sign in on the clipboard on the main desk.
    2. Click on Study/Tutoring. 
    3. Please remember to LOG OUT when you leave.
    1. To get help with astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and biology, request a tutoring session.
      1. Go to the Tutor Request terminal 
      2. Type in your CWID (Student ID)
      3. Enter your field of study
      4. Return to your seat and wait for the next available staff member to call your name and assist you.
  3. IMPORTANT NOTE: Tutoring in the Foundations Lab and Computer Science Lab is by drop-in session.

Use of Equipment and Supplies

Scratch Paper

 There is scratch paper on each table.  Please recycle all used scratch paper, and put them in the boxes by the front door.


Students can use the center's computers to solve problems in their homework assignments.  The computers are loaded with Excel, Minitab, Word, Mathematica, Graphical Analysis, Self-Paced Math Tutorial, and Geometer's Sketchpad software applications and various other software. 


Speak to the STEM Center Room 4213 Front Desk on how to get your userID and password to log in and print (for free)  from a STEM Center computer in Rooms 4213 and 4215. When you sign in and sign out (both are required), you will be allocated 5 free pages per day, accumulative up to 20 pages.


Students can copy 5 pages per day at the cost of 10 cents each page. 

Need to reach us?  Call the STEM Center front desk at 650.949.7042 or email

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STEM Success Center


Building 4200, Room 4213

Spring 2020 Lab Hours

April 13-June 26

See lab locations and hours

STEM Center Study Rooms

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