STEM Success Center
STEM Center Etiquette
Course success is primarily your responsibly, but STEM Center faculty, staff and tutors are here to help you. Please be polite to them.
Violations of Use
It is a violation of the Foothill College academic honesty policy to ask STEM Center tutors/faculty to do your homework for you or check all your homework problems. Tutors and faculty who work in the STEM Center will report such violations to your instructor.
It is a violation of the Foothill College academic honesty policy to request a STEM Center staff member help you with projects and other special problems for which your instructor has specifically directed you to work alone or with classmates. Tutors and faculty who work in the PSME Center will report such violations to your instructor.
Planning Your Time with Tutors
- Generally, tutors may spend about 10 minutes with each student. If you feel you need more help than this time limit permits, you may sign up again.
- Tutors will help you get started on a problem. You are then responsible for making a genuine effort to progress through the problem before requesting help again.
- Be certain that you have made a genuine attempt to solve the problem before you request additional help. This attempt ensures that the tutor will have an idea of how best to assist you in solving the problem.
- You are responsible for planning and providing adequate time to receive tutoring from STEM Center staff. Schedule your time in the STEM Center well in advance of your assignment's deadline.
NOTE: Not all STEM Center faculty and staff are able to assist you with all levels of PSME courses taught at Foothill College. Help in areas such as multivariable calculus, linear algebra or differential equations may be available on a limited basis.