Hours & Services

All Merced College facilities are closed until further notice. Student services are available remotely.

Amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, SSTC will not be providing any face-to-face tutoring, effective March 18th, 2020. All tutoring services have moved fully online. To meet with an MC Tutor via Zoom, complete this form or call 209-384-6329

The Student Success Office oversees academic support services including the Student Success & Tutorial Center, Study Central, and the Embedded Tutor Program. The ultimate goal of the Student Success Program is to connect students with the academic support services and resources needed to achieve their educational goals. If you have any questions, contact the Director of Student Success, Tomasia Drummond at (209) 384-6318 or tomasia.drummond@mccd.edu.

Tutorial CenterStudent Success & Tutorial Center (SSTC)
Merced Campus, SSTC Building, Room 1
(209) 384-6329
The Student Success & Tutorial Center provides tutoring at no cost to students who are currently enrolled in the course for which the student is seeking tutoring. The SSTC provides individual and group tutoring in most subjects and is always staffed with professional faculty and highly-trained peer tutors. Tutors are students who have been recommended by their instructors and have completed a tutor training course.   Students receive assistance to enroll in the non-credit EDU-112A course.

Math LabMath Faculty Assistance
Merced Campus, SSTC Building, Room 1
(209) 384-6329

The Student Sucess & Tutorial Center (SSTC) is always staffed with math faculty to assist students with math skills acquisition. The Center provides faculty support and computer tutorials for all math students. Math instructors assist students individually with questions for all levels of math. Graphing calculators are available for use in the Center only. Students who enroll in a math course are automatically enrolled in the non-credit EDU-112A course. There are no fees for this course and attendance is optional.

Study CentralStudy Central
Merced Campus, Student Union Building, Room 140
(209) 384-6177
Study Central is a place where students can receive assistance from highly trained peer guides, and faculty who specialize in a variety of academic fields. It provides a comfortable environment for students to study or work on homework, individually or in small groups. Study Central is equipped with computers and Internet access for research and class-related assignments. In addition, Study Central offers free, drop-in academic workshops that cover a variety of topics supporting student success.

Supplemental InstructionEmbedded Tutor Program
Merced Campus, SSTC Building, Room 1
(209) 384-6318

The Embedded Tutoring program focuses on using peer tutors to collaborate with faculty and students inside and outside the classroom. They provide more individualized attention and assistance during class activities and help facilitate tutoring sessions outside the classroom. 

 Student Success LogoStudent Success Workshops
Merced Campus, Study Central, Student Union Building, Room #140
(209) 384-6177
All Student Success Workshops are free and students are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis. Come join us! Our workshops will be presented online via Zoom.  

Award-Winning Program

Chancellor's Student Success AwardWinner of the 2014 Chancellor's Student Success Award

Merced College's Study Central was one of three California community college programs recognized in 2014 by the Chancellor's Office for demonstrating a commitment and significant progress toward Achieving Student Equity and Success for all students.


2011-2012 President's Gold and BlueWinner of the 2011-2012 President's Blue & Gold Award

The Student Success Program received the 2011-2012 President’s Blue & Gold Award for outstanding contributions to Merced College.