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STEM Success Center

Study Lab Rooms and Hours

The STEM Center is divided into four lab areas of study. You will find Foothill College instructors ready to help you understand the concepts you are studying. Be sure to strike up a conversation with your instructor! Many are here after full careers in industry, and have valuable experience to share.

STEM Center Main Lab Room 4213


2019/Winter Quarter OPEN & TUTOR Hours

The STEM Center Main Lab is OPEN, (with TUTORS available at all times), during the following hours:

Monday-Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sun: 12 noon - 5 p.m.  

The STEM Center is an inviting and comfortable place for students to  get help with astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, 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 quieter space?  We’ve got a place for that.  The whisper room and 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.


Need to reach us?  Call the STEM Center front desk at 650.949.7042 or email Eric Reed, STEM Center director, at

Foundations Lab Room 4201


2019/Winter Quarter OPEN & TUTOR  Hours

The STEM Center Foundations Lab is OPEN, (with TUTORS available at all times), during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED


The Foundations Lab provides help for students in the introductory Math and Chemistry courses, including Math 48ABC, MATH 180, MATH 105, MATH 10 and MATH 217, as well as Chem 30A, Chem 30B, and Chem 25.   (English Tutoring at the Foundations Lab is still to be determined). 

You’ll find computers and software in this lab, as well as dedicated Instructors who are patient and happy to help you.  If you are enrolled in one of these courses, you can even check out a calculator for the quarter - free of charge!

Accounting and Economics Lab Room 4203

2019/Winter Quarter TUTOR Hours

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Experienced instructors are available to help you with concepts in any of your accounting or economics courses.

Computer Lab Room 4204

2019/Winter Quarter TUTOR  Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m - 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Instructors are here to help you better understand general computer science concepts.

You can get help with programming and debugging, as well as support for your C++, Java and Python classes. Instructors will also help you find useful online resources.

Computer Science Online Tutoring

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NOTE: Online Tutoring available during holiday weekend: 

  • Online Tutoring available on 2019/Feb/17-18/Sun-Mon as scheduled
  • (STEM Center closed during the 4-day Presidents Holiday weekend 2019/Feb/15-16-17-18/Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon. Only CS Online Tutoring available). 
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2019/Winter Quarter TUTOR  Hours

Sunday: 12:00noon - 12:00midnight

Monday - Thursday: 8:00pm - 12:00midnight

Tutors can assist you when you encounter late-night or weekend obstacles with your computer science assignments. 

NOTE: We use Zoom for online collaboration. Access this service by visiting our Zoom classroom!

Biology Lab (Room 4206)

2019/Winter Quarter TUTOR Hours


Monday - Thursday: 12noon - 5pm

Friday:  10am - 1pm

Satrday:  10am - 1pm

Biology tutors are available to help you master content from your human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and other related biology courses.

This lab also features a human skeleton model, human muscle models, and a microscope to view various tissue slides.

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STEM Success Center


Building 4200, Room 4213