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STEM Student Success Center


Mission Statement

Our mission? To increase student academic success in challenging courses in a collaborative and active peer learning environment.

The STEM Student Success Center is a component of the Centers for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS) under the Office for Undergraduate Studies. We strive to increase the number of students receiving degrees in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

The center supports all students by providing an open and welcoming environment with resources such as study space, peer edcuators, networking, and professional development workshops. Our goal is to guide students in developing the skillset and self-confidence needed to succeed in the STEM disciplines through the implementation of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) model and peer led tutoring in our 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)


*Please note our Special Fall 2018 Finals Week Tutoring Hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday (12/10 to 12/12) - 9 AM-2PM
  • Thursday (12/13) - 9AM-12PM


*We are closed weekends, holidays, winter and summer breaks. 
Additional Questions? Please contact our front desk at (760) 750-4738.

Upcoming Event Spotlight

Surveys for Sweets - Event Spotlight

Craving something sweet? Come to the STEM SSC Group Study Area and take our survey this finals week from 1-3 PM! 🍰🍦🍡🍨

Either take the survey using one of our devices, OR use the QR code on this poster and take a screenshot of your completed survey, and show proof of completion to our STEM VISTA, Francine!

Take a break from studying, and help the STEM SSC in the process!



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?

  • Reference a list of SI Supported courses here.


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