The Native American Academic Student Success Center

The Native American Academic Student Success Center (NAASSC) is currently closed. The Nest staff and partners are available for virtual appointments. NAASSC Director, Michelle Villegas-Frazier can be reached via email at mavillegas@ucdavis.edu. 

Events and community check ins will be hosted virtually. Refer to social media for updates:

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Programs

Tutoring 

Beginning Monday, April 6, all tutors will be available via Zoom to assist UC Davis students. Please check the website to begin scheduling appointments.

If you need individual tutoring please contact Michelle Villegas-Frazier, for tutoring options.

Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers (AATC) provides academic support to students enrolled in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Writing Across the Disciplines.  Our professional instructional staff offer classes, workshops, and office hours, and individual writing appointments.  To support our services, 220 undergraduate tutors will provide individual tutoring sessions in over 40 math and science courses and 200 courses in writing across the disciplines.

  • Pre-Classes are available for students to prepare for calculus and physics courses.  Concurrent courses are also available to support students currently enrolled in math and physics courses.
  • Workshops are available in chemistrymath and physics.
  • Individual writing appointments are available for undergraduate students.
  • Aggie Gramma Guide is an online writing resource for everyone.
  • Individual tutoring appointments for students to ask questions and practice problems in
    • BIS 101-105
    • CHEM 2ABC, 8AB, 118ABC
    • ECON 1A, 1B, 101
    • ENG 102, 103, 105
    • EME 106
    • MATH 12, 16ABC, 17ABC, 21ABCD
    • PHY 7ABC, 9ABC
    •  STATS 13, 100
  • Online resources are available for students to watch videos, see practice problems, and course notes available through the specialist websites.

Writing Support Services

Writing support from the AATC will be completely online for Spring Quarter.  Writing Specialists and Tutors will hold 30 minute one-on-one appointments on Zoom that you can book between 3-72 hours in advance, Once you make your appointment, please check your email for further instructions and a Zoom meeting invite: https://tutoring.ucdavis.edu/writingBecause our Writing Studio and other drop-in locations will be closed, you can book an appointment for any type of writing (coursework, scholarship letters, personal statements, etc.)  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Ariel, the Writing Specialist who normally holds office hours in the Native Nest: afloring@ucdavis.edu

Virtual Advising Career Advising

The ICC is providing services in a virtual format and updating our content and resources to address the changing employment landscape.  You can still find a job, internship or career position! Check our website for regular updates.  Here are some quick links to our services.

  • Need a part-time or temporary job right now?  Check our “Quick hire” list.  These are local/regional opportunities in which hiring is taking place quickly to provide essential services (biotech, logistics, health care services, child care, etc.) during the national health crisis. We are updating as we hear of more opportunities.
  • Schedule phone and video advising appointments via Handshake! We are now offering late afternoon and evening appointments.
  • Interviewing can be stressful already – and now interviews are being conducted in an on-line format. Yikes!  Here’s a short video our team created this week to help you “Ace the On-line Interview!  You got this!
  • Spring quarter ICC Workshops will be delivered via Zoom.  Register for these events in Handshake to obtain the meeting number.  We are inviting employers to join and share their tips.  This is an additional way to connect with employers and continue to build your network!
  • Companies are still recruiting! Search jobs and internships via Handshake.
  • The Spring Internship and Career Fair has been cancelled in adherence with physical distancing mandates.  Stay tuned, we are working diligently to create a virtual career fair.   For now, we have left the list of companies registered for the Spring Fair live so you can see the firms interested in hiring Aggies.  Many of these firms are still hiring. 
  • Stay up-to-date by visiting our websiteWe are adding content and resources regularly to meet student’s needs. 

Reach out anytime to our ICC specialist Lynn Fowler at lmfowler@ucdavis.edu and she will set up a Zoom or Phone appointment. 

Student Success Strategies

Success Coaching and Learning Strategies in the Office of Educational Opportunities and Enrichment Services has gone virtual and has updated its materials to reflect the current educational context of remote learning to better support students.  Access to these services are available on the website: https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/services/scls/resources

Pre Graduate/Pre Law Advising

All our services are now available online or over the phone: https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/services/pregradlaw.  Students can make appointments on the Advising Appointment System or by calling (530) 752-4475. The schedule for our online workshops is here. 

CAN Counseling

Tracy Thomas, LMFT is available for virtual appointments.

Watch a video from Tracy here.

Email: tthomas@ucdavis.edu
Direct Phone: (530) 752-2673 (non-urgent)

Information for Admitted Students

If you missed our Native American Resource panel for Transfers students click here.

If you missed our Native American Student panel for Transfer students click here.

If you missed our Aggie Experience LIVE Native American Resource and Student panel for freshmen click here.

Spring Quarter Availablity and Appointments

Michelle Villegas-Frazier

Michelle Villegas-Frazier

  • Director | Pomo, Pinoleville
  • Strategic Native American Retention Initiatives/Student Affairs
Spring quarter availability and appointments: All meetings will be virtual. Please email to set up a virtual appointment.
Lynn, ICC advisor

Lynn Fowler

  • Senior Career Advisor
  • Internship and Career Center
Spring quarter availability and appointments: All meetings will be virtual. Please email to set up a virtual appointment.
Ariel, Writing Specialist

Ariel Loring

  • Writing Specialist
  • Writing Support Center in the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers (AATC)
Spring quarter availability and appointments: Writing support from the AATC will be completely online for Spring Quarter. Sign up for 30 minute one-on-one appointments on Zoom. You can book between 3-72 hours in advance: https://tutoring.ucdavis.edu/writing
Photo of CAN Counselor Tracy Thomas

Tracy Thomas, LMFT

  • Community Counselor
  • UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (position housed at NAASSC)
Spring quarter availability and appointments: All meetings will be virtual. Please email to set up a virtual appointment.