Mathematics can be a challenging subject for many students. Bakersfield College provides many resources to help students through these courses. The following are available to students depending on their need.
The Tutoring Center offers one-on-one peer tutoring in math. BC students may have one free 50-minute session per week. Make an appointment at the Tutoring Center, CSS 203. Walk-in assistance for math is also available. See the Tutoring Center for more information.
Group tutoring sessions lead by peer tutors and overseen by faculty are available for specific subjects, such as math. SI offers sessions for ACDV B72 Basic Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra, Math B60 Beginning Algebra, Math B65 Intermediate Algebra for Statistics, Math B70 Intermediate Algebra, Math B1A Precalculus I, and Math B1B Precalculus II. Find out more about SI and available sessions.
Peer tutors are available in CSS133 for students enrolled in ACDV B72 Basic Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
The SS Lab, in CSS 140, offers a 0.5-unit Math Skills Course, ACDV B201C. This is a supervised open entry/open exit course with self-paced computer lab activities that help individuals improve basic math skills.
Located in MS 113, the Math Hub offers tutoring from full-time degreed math tutors. They are available to help with math courses from Pre-Algebra through Calculus and Statistics and Probability.
The Bakersfield College Math Hub is dedicated to student success. We help students develop proficiency in core mathematical concepts to build their foundation of understanding and gain confidence in their work. We create a positive learning space for students to explore questions and sharpen their critical thinking skills while encouraging independent thinking. We are committed to serving students with enthusiasm, professionalism and respect by providing the expertise needed to facilitate progress on their academic pathways.
Need help in your online math class? Half-hour online tutoring with a professional math tutor from the Math Hub is available. Request an appointment with one of BC’s math consultants.
Students currently enrolled in MATH B60 or MATH B65 have an open space in MS 113 to receive additional help, staffed by a professional math consultant, SI leader and peer tutor.
Alana Austin is from Niles, a small town located in Northeast Ohio. She received her baccalaureate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Sciences from Kent State University in 2012. She relocated to Bakersfield in 2016 to accept the full-time math tutor position here at BC.
Christopher Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Bakersfield, as well as a dual Associate of Arts in Mathematics and Business Administration from BC. His advice to students looking to succeed in math is to not take shortcuts. "Being good at math is not a question of talent, but of persistence. If you take shortcuts in math, the only person you are cheating is yourself."