Welcome to the MSTRC

We offer peer tutoring and workshops to help you succeed in your math, science and engineering courses. Scroll down to learn more about our programs and services.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Alan Turing Fifty Pound Note with Binary Code and LGBTQ+ Ribbon

Alan Turing (1912–1954)

Alan Turing's story might be the best known in the history of LGBT scientists, and the saddest. Even if you don't know his story, you know his work — you're using it right now. Alan Turing is the namesake behind the Turing machine, which is the basis for all computers. He was also responsible for breaking the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, a feat highlighted in the 2014 film The Imitation Game. While the societies of some of the other scientists on this list may have accepted their unorthodox lifestyles, or at least looked the other way, homosexuality was a crime in mid-century England. Despite this, Turing was open with his friends at King's College in Cambridge and pursued relationships with men beyond that circle of safety. He was arrested for "indecency" in 1952, pled guilty, and was punished via hormone injections that left him impotent. Two years later, he's believed to have killed himself by eating a cyanide-laced apple. It wasn't until 2013 that the British government granted a posthumous pardon to this computing pioneer and war hero.


Services Update

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2021 summer session, the Student Success Center is offering peer tutoring and workshops via Zoom and other online tools.

Join Us Online!


We've made it even easier to access our peer tutoring services and workshops on Zoom. Just click the yellow button to "Join Tutoring or Workshops" – there's no need to register in advance. Follow the prompts on your screen to sign in and select from a list of available services.

JOIN Tutoring or Workshops

Summer Quarter Hours! 7/1-8/5

  • Mon-Thu      9am-5pm
  • Fri-Sun       CLOSED

Our Programs and Services

Tutoring Subjects

  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Engineering

Services Offered

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Become a Tutor!

You can improve your own skills in communication and your favorite academic subjects by helping other students learn. We provide training – and it's fun! 


Questions? Contact Us!

Helen Nguyen, Instructional Support Technician
408.864.8980, nguyenhelen@deanza.edu

Derek Mitchler, Instructional Support Technician

Alejandra Rueda, Instructional Support Technician
408.864.5310, ruedaguerreroalejandra@deanza.edu

Melissa Aguilar, Student Success Center Co-Director
408.864.5422, aguilarmelissa@deanza.edu

Diana Alves de Lima, Student Success Center Co-Director
408.864.8485, alvesdelimadiana@deanza.edu

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