Academic Catalog


Pass the Torch

Pass the Torch is a free tutoring program with a dynamic, collaborative, and successful study team format, supporting students in the following subjects: English, English for Second-Language Learners (ESLL), composition, literature and mathematics. The one-on-one study teams are paired by their mutual availability and meet for two hours each week. For more information, call 650.949.7687, email Pass the Torch or visit

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Success Center

The Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Success Center offers free support and tutoring in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, astronomy, networking technologies, biology, accounting and economics. Foothill’s faculty staff the center, and one-to-one tutoring is offered in a supportive and stress-free environment.

The center is comprised of several labs with specific focuses based on discipline, knowledge level and learning style. Each lab has a different schedule to best serve the various student populations. At the end of each quarter, the Main Lab remains open seven days with extended hours. The center also has computers with the latest software used in STEM classes. For additional information, including a list of all the labs, their specific focus and hours, and online tutoring, visit, email, or call 650.949.7042.

Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), located in Building 3600, offers free reading, writing and grammar tutoring for students in any discipline. Tutoring is available for individual students and small groups on a drop-in basis, and appointments can be scheduled in advance. Workshops are also offered on a variety of topics and can be customized to students’ needs. The Media Lab within the TLC contains more than 60 computers for students to use, and there are four group study rooms that are bookable through the website. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 650.949.7444 or visit