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STEM Student Success Center

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.

Spring 2019 Peer Tutoring Supported Courses:

  • BIOL 210, 211, 215
  • CHEM 150, 160, 201, 202
  • CS 111, 211, 231, 311
  • MATH 260, 270, 350, 374
  • PHYS 201, 202, 205, 206

Although we have tutors designated to support the above courses, we will do our best to help you in any STEM class.


Fall 2019 hires

The STEM Student Success Center is hiring Tutors & Student Assistants for the Fall 2019 semester!

Please visit our Join Our Team page for more information.


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

Pizza, Professors, & Possibilities Spring 2019 Networking Events

PP&P is back this Spring Semester with 3 networking events!

Join us for our Pizza, Professors, & Possibilities Networking Series, this April 2019 in the STEM SSC. The events are open to all students interested in pursuing a career in chemistry, biology, or computer science.


Contact for more information. 

biology stem ssc office hours

Biology Advising & Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 9-10 am
  • Wednesdays: 12 - 1 pm
  • Thursdays: 9-10 am

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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Physics Advising & Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3 -3:45 pm

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. 

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Chemistry Advising & Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • 4/16: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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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