MESA at College of San Mateo - Overview


Contact Us

Science Building 36
Rooms 110 & 110A (ISC)

Olivia Viveros
Project Director
(650) 574-6601

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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
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Email Olivia Viveros at for more information.

Virtual STEM@CSM Tutoring

Get live, online help from our regular Math Resource Center and Integrated Science Center tutors through Zoom: 
View the MRC and ISC schedules below and join a live Zoom meeting with a scheduled tutor:

NOTE: If you are not currently registered in the CSM STEM Tutoring Spring 2021 Canvas Shell, and you would like to access MRC or ISC drop-in online tutoring, please fill out this form. 

*Note that all tutoring sessions are recorded.

 If you have any questions about STEM tutoring services please email us at



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.