MESA at College of San Mateo - Overview
Spring 2021 Tips
Prepare for success!
Presidents Day Weekend
February 12-15, 2021
Spring Recess
March 28 - April 3, 2021
Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
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Contact Us

Science Building 36
Rooms 110 & 110A (ISC)

Olivia Viveros
Project Director
(650) 574-6601

Anna Camacho
Program Services Coordinator
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Monday  8:15 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Hiring student assistants for MESA now!
Email Olivia Viveros at for more information.

STEM@CSM Tutoring Has Gone Virtual!

While campus is closed, you can still get live, online help from our regular MRC and ISC tutors through Zoom: 

Note: Virtual tutoring is closed during Spring Break. Zoom sessions will resume on Monday, April 6th at 8am. 

Click on the MRC or ISC schedule below:

And join a live “Zoom meeting” with a tutor who is currently scheduled.
*Note that all tutoring sessions are recorded.*

Additional Online Tutor Availability Through NetTutor

Students can access online tutoring services from NetTutor through their Canvas course shells or the LCTR 698 course shell. If you need access to the LCTR 698 Canvas shell you can email your name and G# with the request to ADD LCTR 698 (CRN 43805) directly to

The hours that the online tutors are available varies by subject so be sure to check back often. 

There are some helpful videos to watch regarding how to interact with the tutors online using the worldwidewhiteboard interface.

  • NetTutor Modes: Details the different ways to receive tutoring including Ask a NetTutor, Q&A Center and the Paper Center.
  • NetTutor Tools: Details how to use the many tools in NetTutor including the Math specific tools. 


Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) serves underrepresented, economically and educationally disadvantaged or first-generation students. MESA is changing the face of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by creating and developing a new generation of STEM leaders. Our programs fuel diversity by propelling historically underrepresented groups toward STEM degrees and professional careers.


  • Increase number of  underrepresented, economically and educationally disadvantaged or first-generation students who pursue degrees in STEM fields, and who successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities.


  • Counseling and transfer services
  • Space for MESA Center in the Integrated Science Center (ISC)
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • Internships and scholarships
  • MESA-related student services

Student Support Services

  • Math & Science Jams
    One-week intensives the week prior to the start of each semester to sharpen student skills in math.
  • Math Resource Center (MRC)
    Any student taking a math class is welcome at the MRC. Assistance in all levels of math is available from trained student tutors as well as faculty and an instructional aide who manages the MRC. 
  • Learning Center
    Tutoring by appointment or drop-in counseling is available at the Learning Center. In addition, there are rooms for group study. The Mathematics and Science Division provides additional funding for math and science tutors at the Learning Center after the MRC is closed. 
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
    Provided for basic skills, math courses, and introductory chemistry. Study groups for SI are coordinated for the faculty for specific courses. 
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
    Offered during the fall and spring semesters in calculus, engineering, physics, and introductory chemistry.