As MESA/STEM students at AHC it is very important that your academics are top priority.
Transferring to university will be significantly easier if you earn the best grades
that you possibly can in your courses. The extra efforts you can make every week
to maximize your opportunities to earn high marks in your classes will pay off for
you in the end.
Poor grades result in loss of priority registration, scholarship, internship, and
access to class enrollment. We hope you do not put yourself in that position.
The MESA and STEM Centers are here to help! We provide STEM course tutoring every
week day throughout the day as well as Review Sessions and Organized Study Groups.
Studies show that students who regularly participate in these services do significantly
better academically than students who chose not to take part.
Review Sessions, Organized Study Groups, and tutoring schedules are posted in both
centers and on our website. Review sessions and organized study groups are offered
in conjunction with core STEM courses in math, computer science, biology, physics,
engineering and chemistry.
Sessions and study groups are weekly one to two hour cooperative learning sessions.
Designed to enhance student understanding, they feature peer-facilitated group work
on problems at or above the level of course instruction. Small-group activities are
directed by peer educators called facilitators. These sessions and study groups are
designed based on research showing that cooperative methods (as opposed to an individual,
competitive approach to learning) promote higher grades, greater persistence, deeper
comprehension, more enjoyment in learning, and more positive attitudes toward academic
You may review the schedule of session offerings as well as our tutor availability
Review Session and Organized Study Group Schedule PDF
Take good care of your academic health and remember:
Tutoring is a vitamin, not an aspirin. Engage in it on a regular basis to maintain
your academic health; not just when you are in academic pain.
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The first engineering class I took at Allan Hancock College was really challenging for me, but I thanked the counselor who showed me the way to the MESA program. There I was overwhelmed by all the resources offered and especially by all the students taking the same classes. Study groups with MESA students really made it easier for me to achieve. I am happy to say that I made it this far not only because of my determination to achieve a higher education, but also because of the wonderful people that I met at Hancock who encourage students to go the extra mile and accomplish their dreams.