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Bakersfield College

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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 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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
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
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

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.