MEP provides academic advising and personal counseling to help students build familiarity with the university and campus resources, and to foster a broad range of learning outcomes and success among all students. MEP students receive one-on-one advisement by appointment and/or on a drop-in basis. You can seek assistance from one of our MEP Peer Mentors or schedule an appointment with the Director. For updating your MEP Report Card, please stop by the Peer Mentor's office hours.

Peer Mentors Spring 2017 Office Hours JBE 399A (MEP Study Center)

Navi Kaur T/Th 1:30-3:00pm

Alex Millan M/W 1:45-2:45pm

Matthew Shehan W 1-2pm/F 9-10am


Director, Lydia Zendejas - MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Tutorial Services

Are you feeling that your course progress is not as firmly under control as you thought it would be? If so, then perhaps you might want to take advantage of tutoring services that are available through MEP.  These FREE tutoring services, offered one-on-one and in small study groups, are separate from the BSoE departments' course tutor and reader positions. Students are first encouraged to take full advantage of the TA office hours and the course tutor (if there's one) and Learning Support Services prior to seeking MEP tutorial assistance.

Tutoring Assistance

MEP employs peer tutors who are able to assist students in certain courses. MEP members who seek assistance to help overcome difficulties with academic coursework will be required to agree to minimum expectations and provide a cash deposit. Be advised that MEP usually provides tutoring for SOE upper division major courses such as EE 101 and CMPE 100 and common lower division major courses like CMPE 12 and CMPS 12B. Should you need assistance in other courses we ask that you also look into ACE, Learning Support Services and Modified Supplemental Instruction (see below).

Starting Winter 2017 we have implemented a Drop-In tutoring model. Make sure to read the MEP Newsletter for updates on what courses we will provide tutoring support in. 

Deadline to request tutoring every quarter is the Add/Drop/Swap deadline. Steps to receive tutoring:

  1. Fill out the MEP Tutoring Request form;
  2. Turn in cash deposit to Peer Mentor;
  3. Peer Mentor will then email you and the tutor to commence tutoring;
  4. If you fulfilled the expectation, upon commencement of following quarter your deposit will be returned.

Work as a MEP Tutor

MEP seeks to employ qualified students who are interested in helping other students to learn. MEP members who are in good academic standing and who have earned a grade of B or better in specific courses, are encouraged to complete a BSoE Tutor Application form. Please email the MEP Peer Mentor


The UCSC MEP Facebook group is for members. It has been set up as a forum to update MEP members of program events, notifications and general information. Please use it to share info about your academic and professional organization experiences.

Lending Library

MEP is happy to provide a lending library service. Books are lent out by quarter and it is requested that you return them by the end of finals. Come by the Director's office to see which textbooks are available. If you email, be advised that it may take longer.

Study Center

The MEP Study Center (Baskin 399) is a focal point for MEP students. This facility is available 24-hours (with electronic ID card access) and provides a unique environment where students can either study quietly or in groups, as well as gather for informal meetings or to socialize and relax with other MEP students.

Use of these facilities requires approval and submission into the MESA Engineering Program. If you did not already agree to the online MEP Facilities Agreement for 2016-17, requests are no longer being accommodated.

To access the scanner and MEP computer, you need a SOE account. If there is a problem in the Study Center, please email the MEP Study Center Coordinator - Marcel Tress.

  • Quiet Study Room
  • Several Laptop ports
  • Laser printer
  • Fax machine
  • Five dry erase whiteboards
  • Campus phone
  • Sofas
  • Service Area (refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pots)
  • Reference Library
  • 30 MEP Lockers
  • Desks, tables and chairs
  • Office Supplies (tape, stapler, scissors, paper cutter and more)

Campus Advising and Tutoring Services

Baskin School of Engineering Undergraduate Advising

Location: Baskin 225
Phone: (831) 459-5840
Fax: (831) 459-5333


Reception Hours 9:00-11:30am (Peer Advisors available)

Drop-off or pick-up forms, get answers to brief and/or general questions, or sign up for same-day Express Advising afternoon appointment.

Express Advising 1:30-4:00pm (Peer and Staff Advisors available)

Drop-off or pick-up forms, get answers to specific curriculum questions, or staff signatures. Be advised that the MEP Director is on duty Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, so please sign up at the Advising Counter (Baskin 225) before going to her office.

ACE - Academic Excellence Program

ACE is an academic support program that is dedicated to increasing the diversity of UCSC students earning bachelors' degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. ACE is a community of scholars who strive for and commit to academic excellence.

Learning Support Services

Tutoring is available to all UCSC students through the Learning Support Services at the Academic Resources Center (ARCenter).   Students register for subject tutors in certain courses through an online tutor sign-up system.  To view a list of course subjects or to learn more about these services, visit the web site at

The Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI) program at the Academics Resources Center (ARCenter) gives students the opportunity to learn together in small groups led by advanced Student Learning Assistants.  To learn more about the program, visit the web site at