STEM-MESA Center

The services provided at the STEM-MESA Center are here to help you succeed at San Bernardino Valley College by providing FREE TUTORING, academic support, study space, access to technology, and academic excellence workshops in multiple subjects to a diverse group of learners. We take special care to empower students with learning strategies and skills needed to become independent learners on the path towards academic success!

 

STEM-MESA Tutoring 

Get help understanding your classes and completing your college coursework with the help of peer tutors. Our tutors are here to provide a supportive learning environment to any enrolled student seeking academic support. Regular tutoring sessions may help you better understand your courses and provide you with the skills and structure required to earn higher grades.

We offer in-person tutoring Monday-Saturday, no appointment necessary. Click the "Drop-In Schedule" below to see when we have tutors avaiable for your class. 

STEM-MESA Center Contact

Physical Sciences Room 121
Hours of Operation
Summer 2024: May 28th - August 1st
Monday:        11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday:       11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday:  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday:      11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2023-2024 School Year 

September 4th: Labor Day 
November 10th: Veterans Day 
November 23rd - 25th: Thanksgiving Break 
December 16th - January 15th: Winter Break
February 12th: Lincoln's Birthday 
February 19th: Washington's Birthday 
May 27th: Memorial Day 
June 19th: Juneteenth
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science 
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geography 
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Technology

Free resource rentals while in the STEM-MESA Center: 

  • iPADs
  • Laptops
  • Textbooks
  • Graphing & Scientific Calculators
  • Anatomy Models
  • Private Study Rooms 

Other Resources
  • School Supplies (i.e. whiteboards, color pencils, scissors, rulers, markers, etc.)
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Services 
  • Sign-in is required upon entry and sign-out is required upon leaving.
  • Only currently enrolled SBVC or CHC students may use the center.
  • A current student ID card is required for all resource rentals.
  • Tutors cannot help with quizzes/tests/exams.
  • No food or drink is permitted except for water in a closed container.
  • Children are not allowed in the center.

Student-Led Academic Excellence Workshops

(starting week of January 29, 2024)

Workshop Schedule Spring 2024

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Faculty Lead: Thomas Lechuga

Danielle Alamillo photo Biol 205 Workshop flyer w/Jaron

About Jaron: Hi my name is Jaron, I am in my final semester here at San Bernardino Valley College. I am pursuing a degree in biology in hopes of later pursue a career in being a Physician Assistant. Outside of school I enjoy traveling, baking, and every now and then painting. I’m looking forward to helping in any way I can in providing a better understand of biology.
Email: j.colunga1999@student.sbccd.edu

Day: Tuesdays/Thursdays (Biol 205)
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location: HLS 239/240

Day
Time
Workshop Location
Tuesdays/Thursdays


1:00-2:00 pm

HLS 239/240

Faculty Lead: Thomas Lechuga

Jessica Ysiano photo Biol 205 Workshop flyer

About Jessica:  Hello Everyone! My name is Jessica and I'm looking forward to being your Biology Facilitator this semester. I have a great passion for science, and I am currently pursuing a degree in Chemistry. My goal is to become a Clinical Scientist and contribute to laboratory testing in Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Hematology and Microbiology along with teaching and research. I know how difficult science can be and my goal is to provide guidance and simplification through those rigorous and challenging biology subjects.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” - Marie Curie
Email:   j.ysiano5130@student.sbccd.edu


Day:
Mondays/Wednesdays
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm
Location: HLS 239/240
Day
Time
Workshop Location
Mondays/Wednesdays
12:30-2:30 pm
HLS 239/240

Faculty Lead: Jessy Lemieux

Agustin Figueroa picture  Chem 101 Workshop flyer

About Agustin:

Hello, my name is Agustin Figueroa and I wanted to personally introduce myself as I will be a facilitator for Chemistry 101. I have pretty much taken all of the Chemistry classes offered at Valley College and without a doubt, I know the struggle that comes with chemistry. My job is to encourage and support you along your academic career as there will be many difficult challenges ahead. I will be holding in person workshops for chemistry topics ranging from day 1 to the final exam review. Below are my Workshops hours and I look forward to seeing you.
Email: afigueroa@valleycollege.edu 

Day: Wednesdays
Time:
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location:
PS-198

Day:
Thursdays
Time:
1:30-3:30 pm
Location:
PS-135



Day
Time
Workshop Location
Wednesdays

Thursdays
10:00 am-12:00 pm

1:30-3:30 pm
PS-198 (on annex side of PS Building)
PS-135 (inside STEM-MESA Center)

Faculty Lead: Jessy Lemieux

Matt Pautz photo  Chem 213 Workshop flyer

About Matthew:  Hi everyone, my name is Matthew Pautz, and I’m a student working on completing a degree in chemistry. We live in amazing times, sitting on the shoulders of countless generations who have worked to build our knowledge of the natural world. I really enjoyed learning organic chemistry, and I’m looking forward to helping others accomplish this challenging task.
Email: matthew.pautz@icloud.com


Day: Mondays
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: PS-198 (near Chem faculty offices)
Day
Time
Workshop Location
Mondays
2:00-4:00 pm
PS-198 (near Chem faculty offices)

Faculty Lead: Todd Heibel

Photo of Eva Santoyo   CS 110 & CS 265 Tutoring Flyer 

About Eva: Hello! My name is Eva Santoyo and I'm pursuing a bachelor’s in computer engineering. I am aware how difficult Calculus can be. However, I know with the correct guidance it can become easier. I hope to help anyone that needs assistance in Calculus! Email: e.santoyo9083@student.sbccd.edu.  

Day: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Time:
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Workshop Location:
To attend Zoom workshop, click here: CS 110 & CS 265 Tutoring
Day
Time
Workshop Location
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
10:00 am-1:00 pm

To attend Zoom workshop, click here: CS 110 & CS 265 Tutoring

Faculty Lead: Todd Heibel

Photo of Eva Santoyo   Math 151 Workshop flyer 

About Eva: Hello! My name is Eva Santoyo and I'm pursuing a bachelor’s in computer engineering. I am aware how difficult Calculus can be. However, I know with the correct guidance it can become easier. I hope to help anyone that needs assistance in Calculus! Email: e.santoyo9083@student.sbccd.edu.  

Day: Mondays
Time:
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Workshop Location:
To attend Zoom workshop, click here: Math 151 Workshop
Day
Time
Workshop Location
Mondays
10:00 am-1:00 pm
To attend Zoom workshop, click here: Math 151 Workshop

Faculty Lead: Todd Heibel

Garret Wulc photo Math 250 Workshop flyer  Math 251 Workshop flyer

About Garret: Greetings everyone I am super excited to introduce myself - My name is Garret Wulc. I am currently a mathematics major with a focus on education with hopes of achieving my BS and masters degrees. I look forward to the privilege of working with you and helping you succeed in your college careers. I will be here to assist with all of your calculus 1 and plane trigonometry questions as well as provide guidance in being successful throughout your course. 
Email: gwulc@valleycollege.edu


Day:
Mondays & Wednesdays (250)
Time:
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Workshop Location:
PS-132 (inside STEM-MESA Center)

Day: Mondays & Wednesdays (250)
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Workshop Locatioon: To attend Math 250 Zoom Workshop, click here: Math 250 Zoom Workshop

Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays (250)
Time:
5:00-7:00 pm
Workshop Location:
To attend Zoom Workshop, click here: Math 250 Zoom Workshop

Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays (251)
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Workshop Location: To attend Zoom Workshop, click here: Math 251 Zoom Workshop

Day: Fridays (251)
Time:
2:00-4:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm
Workshop Location:
To attend Zoom Workshop, click here: Math 251 Zoom Workshop
Day
Time
Workshop Location
Mondays & Wednesdays (250)

Tuesdays & Thursdays (250)



Tuesdays & Thursdays (251)

Fridays (251)
11:00 am-1:00 pm
6:00-7:00 pm (Zoom)

5:00-7:00 pm (Zoom)




7:00-8:00 pm (Zoom)


2:00-4:00 pm &
6:00-8:00 pm (Zoom)
PS-132 (inside STEM-MESA Center)

To attend Math 250 Zoom Workshop, click here: Math 250 Zoom Workshop

To attend Math 251 Zoom Workshop, click here: Math 251 Zoom Workshop

Faculty Lead: Ali Hassanzadah

Agustin Figueroa picture  Math 251  Workshop flyer

About Agustin:

Hello, my name is Agustin Figueroa and I wanted to personally introduce myself as I will be a facilitator for Chemistry 101. I have pretty much taken all of the Chemistry classes offered at Valley College and without a doubt, I know the struggle that comes with chemistry. My job is to encourage and support you along your academic career as there will be many difficult challenges ahead. I will be holding in person workshops for Calc II topics ranging from day 1 to the final exam review. Below are my Workshops hours and I look forward to seeing you.
Email: afigueroa@valleycollege.edu 

Day: Mondays
Time:
2:00-3:30 pm
Location:
PS-166



Day
Time
Workshop Location
Mondays
2:00-3:30 pm
PS-166 (near Math Dept faculty offices)
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