By Trevor Stewart
Jonas Langlois ’19 is an intelligent, ambitious student – he is double majoring in mechanical engineering and aerospace science and engineering – but he’s struggled with a few courses during his academic career. While enrolled in the Engineering 103 Fluid Mechanics course, Langlois was overwhelmed with the number of formulas he needed to memorize and was in danger of not passing the class. Then he discovered the Chevron Tutoring Center in Bainer Hall 2103.
“After going to the center and getting one-on-one help from one of my peers, I was able to do much better in class,” Langlois said. “It really got me back on track.”
The Chevron Tutoring Center launched in the 2016 winter quarter, by way of a generous donation from the Chevron Corporation. The center set out to offer in-house tutoring for courses with the intention of enhancing the learning experience for all students, both within the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department and beyond. The Chevron Tutoring Center partnered with the UC Davis Student Academic Success Center to hire and train a tutor for each individual course.