Academic Center

At the Academic Center, students have free access to tutoring, computers, and other learning resources. All tutors are recent college graduates or currently enrolled at the University of California, Davis.
We welcome students to take advantage of this service whenever possible and come in for help. We hope to see you soon!

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tutor Schedule: click here
Mayra Meza
 530-757-5400 ext. 283

Meet the Tutors

Major: Political Science, and Spanish
Advice I have for high school students: Enjoy yourself! Life changes a lot after you graduate, so enjoy your friends, classes, and extracurriculars while you can. Obviously make sure to prioritize school, but also prioritize your mental health.  

Major: Biological Science, and Japanese
Advice I have for high school students: Ask for help when you have a question or if you are confused. Use resources to help you outside of class, such as Khan Academy, Quizlet, and Desmos to study.

Major: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Minor: Public Health
Advice I have for high school students: I know high school can be a stressful time, but I really encourage you to savor the moment you have because it doesn't last forever! Be part of that musical, join that club, go for that position! These are all integral learning experiences that will shape who you are. Study hard, but don't be afraid to have fun! I usually like studying at least a week in advance before exams and having a planner to break down my studying into chunks makes it less stressful and prevents me from cramming the night before. If you see me around campus, feel free to say hi!

Major: Design
Minor: Cinema and Digital Media
Advice I have for high school students: School isn’t everything. Whether you’re an overachiever like me or a person who doesn’t care at all about school, there are always going to be other options or opportunities. There is more to life than your careers. I wish someone told me this beforehand. I would’ve maybe slowed down, reassessed and put myself first before my studies. Stay safe out there, take care of your physical and mental health.

Major: International Relations
Minor: History
Advice I have for high school students: Be perseverant. There will be many challenges ahead.

Major: Clinical Nutrition
Minor: Professional Writing
Advice I have for high school students: Whatever high school you come from, big or small, it doesn’t matter because in the end it’s so insignificant. Let go of any problems you may have with someone, avoid HS drama, and be kind. You won’t see more than half of these people ever again. College is a different world, filled with tons of diversity! Your high school problems won’t seem so big there because you’ll be too distracted by new and endless opportunities. 

Major: Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior (NPB)
Advice I have for high school students: In the beginning of every week, write out all the assignments and exams you have coming up, and break up each task so you work on it bit by bit every day. This method will help prevent procrastination and will keep you on top of your work! Feel free to reach out to me if you need any help organizing your schedule! :)

Major: Human Development
Advice I have for high school students: Get involved in a lot of activities and branch out. Connections are important!


Chemical Engineering
Advice I have for high school students: Have fun, be yourself, and take advantage of every opportunity.

Major: Sociology and Psychology
Minor: Human Rights and Public Health
Advice I have for high school students: Seek out resources and ask questions. Those who want it will go looking in places others shy away from and that's where you'll be able to find numerous opportunities and resources that will aid you in whatever journey you decide to take on. Another piece of advice I have is to always have a smile and make new friends, your network could be your net worth one day!

Major: Chicanx Studies
Minor: Human Development
Advice I have for high school students: Do not be afraid to seek help and ask questions. Schools should be working for your needs, not the other way around. Therefore, I recommend that you advocate for your education by using the resources available to you.

Major: History, with emphasis on Latin America
Minor: Dance and Latin American/Hemispheric studies
Advice I have for high school students: Take it easy, you still have your whole life ahead of you! Prioritize yourself and your rest.

Applied Chemistry, and Forensics

Major: English
Minor: Education
Advice I have for high school students: Take advantage of the resources available to you at school, whether it be focused on well-being or academic needs; these are here to assist you and can be a great help! Also, don’t feel like you must rush through high school, you’re only there once, so try to make the best of it!

Major: Biology

Major: Psychology
Advice I have for high school students: Step out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during class. Make friends that support you and take the time to form study groups with your classmates. It makes your school experience less lonely and fun.

Major: English
Minor: Education
Advice I have for high school students: I would recommend keeping a to-do list for assignments, especially if you have readings assigned because those are easy to forget about. A special tip for reading: if you are reading a novel, you can skim and look for a big event in the plot that is happening, so you know a little bit about what is going on in the story without having to read everything; if you are reading an article or academic journal, read the first sentence of each paragraph.

Major: Nutrition, and Spanish Literature
Advice I have for high school students: Explore your interests and participate in different extracurricular activities that you are passionate about. By engaging yourself you will gain insights about yourself, and it will help you discover what you truly enjoy and can guide you to what you would like to pursue in the future! Challenge yourself and know that knowledge is not fixed if you work hard and dedicate your time to anything you do you will succeed!