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Bakersfield College

Female student tutoring another female student


Welcome to the Tutoring Center!

We are a proven student success service that provides FREE tutoring online to all currently enrolled Bakersfield College Students. Our one-on-one Peer Tutors, who are trained and CRLA certified, can assist you with many Bakersfield College courses. Assistance with course content, assignments, required papers (at any stage of the writing process), and/or academic skills are available through drop-in and scheduled appointments for most BC courses.

The Tutoring Center tutors, staff, and faculty look forward to meeting you and making your online appointment(s) an easy and rewarding experience.

Tutoring Center Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday Closed


Tutoring Center Staff
Name Position Email Phone Location
Sonia Avila Tutorial Coordinator soavila@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4714
Bradley Cramer Tutoring Services Team Leader bradley.cramer@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4430
CSS 203
Monica Huyck Tutoring Services Team Leader monica.huyck@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 720-2076
DST 1101
Adjunct Faculty
Name Position Email Phone Location
Pamela Fox-Peterson Adjunct Faculty, Education; Tutor Trainer pamela.fox@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4009
BCSW 14, CSS 135
Name Position Email Phone Location
Mary Michelle Hart Professor, Education; Tutor Trainer michelle.hart@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 720-2060
DST 1101, DST 1008
Susan Pinza Professor, Education; Tutoring Center Faculty Coordinator; Tutor Trainer spinza@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4464
(661) 395-4749
CSS 123, CSS 203

Become a Tutor!

Certified Training for Peer Tutors

All Peer Tutors complete a semester long certified tutor training course. The ACDV B5 Tutor Training and Practicum course has been recognized with an International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). Interested in becoming a tutor? If you are a current BC student, you may be eligible to tutor if you have earned at least a "B" in a specific course and have been recommended by a professor. For more information, contact Tutoring Center staff.

Benefits of becoming a Peer Tutor

Working as a Peer Tutor provides personal and academic growth, school involvement, exposure to a professional work environment, an opportunity to make new friends, and learning the ins and outs of tutoring as a job. Most importantly, Peer Tutors support BC students in achieving academic success!

Request a Tutoring Appointment

Drop-in Tutoring - Math and English

Need a quick question answered?

Tutors in both math and English are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for 15-minute time slots!

  1. Register for the tutoring course, ACDV B81NC
  2. Access ACDV B81NC in Canvas*

* Note: It can take one hour or more for the ACDV B81NC course to appear in Canvas.

As you enter the online Zoom Tutoring Center, let the staff know you would like to see a Drop-In Tutor.


Online Tutoring Service: NetTutor

Bakersfield College offers every student the opportunity to work with a tutor at no cost to become more successful in their courses. Some of the benefits of NetTutor include:

  • Live One-on-One Tutoring
  • 24/7 Help Available in Many Subject Areas

What is NetTutor?

NetTutor is a comprehensive online tutoring service for all levels of college courses. All of the tutors are highly-trained experts in the course you are taking. NetTutor allows you to meet with a tutor from anywhere—you just need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet access. Tutors are ready to assist you!

How do I access NetTutor?

If you are taking a course using Canvas, visit the NetTutor link in the course navigation menu.

Screenshot of NetTutor link in Canvas

How do I get started using NetTutor?

  • After following the NetTutor link, select the subject for which you wish to receive tutoring. The dashboard for that subject will open.
  • To connect with a tutor, visit Ask NetTutor - Live 1-to-1 Help.
  • You will be directed to a page where you can see your position in the queue and view a video with instructions for asking questions in NetTutor.

For scheduling information, visit NetTutor's live tutoring schedule.

Course Information

Availability for courses is as follows:

  • Online math tutoring is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
  • Writing assignments can be submitted 24 hours a day, every day of the week and all writing submissions to NetTutor will maintain a 48-hour turnaround time.
  • All other subjects will follow the NetTutor subject hours for the semester.
Subjects covered include:
  • Accounting
  • Administration of Justice
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communications & Speech
  • Computer Science & IT
  • Economics
  • English & Literature
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geology
  • Health & Nutrition
  • History
  • Logic
  • Math (Algebra, Basic Math, and Pre-Calculus)
  • Math (Calculus and Above)
  • Math (in Spanish)
  • Math (Statistics)
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

What happens in a tutoring session?

When a tutor is available, you will automatically be brought into a tutorial room. Then, a cowbell will ring—this lets you know the session has begun. Your tutor will help you work the problem out and give you hints if you get stuck. Please come prepared to learn!

For more information, watch NetTutor tutorials on YouTube.

What if I don't have time to chat with an online tutor?

The Q&A Center allows you to ask a question offline, which a tutor will usually answer within 24 hours. When an answer has been prepared, you will receive an email notifying you that your question is ready. After you review the answer, you can ask a follow-up question.

Will it work on my computer?

NetTutor works with Windows and Macintosh, and in almost any browser. After you log-in, a browser test will confirm that your computer is compatible with NetTutor. If anything is missing, the test will tell you where to find it.

What if I need technical help?

If you have any questions or technical difficulties, visit the Customer Service Request link within NetTutor and fill out the form. You may also call the NetTutor Customer Support Team at (813) 674-0660 x204, or email them directly at support@link-systems.com.

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