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STEM Student Success Center


Location & Hours

Academic Hall (ACD) 

Rooms 202 and 204

  • Mon (9 AM-5 PM)
  • Tues (9 AM-5 PM)
  • Wed (9 AM-5 PM)
  • Thurs (9 AM-5 PM)
  • Friday (9 AM-2 PM)
*We are closed weekends, holidays, winter and summer breaks. 
Additional Questions? Please contact our front desk at (760) 750-4738.


We will be hosting Open Office Hour/Advising Sessions in the STEM SSC Group Study Area! Reference our new google events calendar for a list of professors and specific dates and times. 

Special Guests:

  • Dr. Elinne Becket
  • Dr. John Eme
  • Professor Kathleen Scott
  • Dr. Jose Mendoza
  • Dr. Jacqueline Trischman

STEM SSC Staff 2019


Mission Statement

A subset of the Centers for Learning and Academic Success Services at California State University San Marcos, the STEM Student Success Center (STEM SSC) is dedicated to promoting student engagement and attainment of their educational and career goals. We foster an active and friendly learning environment by harnessing the power of peer-to-peer collaboration, academic assistance, and resources to strengthen student understanding of course concepts and to build their academic capacity.

The STEM SSC continuously seeks and adopts practices to promote a purposefully diverse and student-centered community. We create opportunities for STEM students to build confidence, develop transferable thinking and skillsets within STEM, other disciplines, and the real world. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Drop-in Tutoring

  1. What classes do you currently offer peer tutoring for?


Supplemental Instruction (SI)

   2. What is Supplemental Instruction?

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model developed by Dr. Deanna Martin at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) in 1973 that uses peer-assisted study sessions to improve student retention and success within targeted historically difficult courses.

3. Which classes offer supplemental instruction sessions?

Event Spotlight

biology stem ssc office hours

We're kicking off the Spring 2019 semester with some Open Biology Advising & Office Hours!

Dr. Elinne Becket and Dr. John Eme of the CSUSM Department of Biology will be in the STEM SSC to answer your first-month-of-school questions. We hope to see you there!

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Looking for advice on how to succeed in Physics this semester?

Professor Kathleen Scott of the CSUSM Department of Physics will be joining us in the STEM SSC for her weekly office hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays. 

stem ssc csusm physics office hours

Chemistry classes getting you down?

Dr. Jose Mendoza is back this Spring 2019 for open Chemistry and Biochemistry Office Hours. In addition, we are happy to welcome Dr. Jacqueline Trischman in the STEM SSC Group Study Area.


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