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Tutoring

Panorama Campus

The Panorama Campus Tutoring Center is closed and will reopen for the summer semester on Monday, June 15th.

Overview

The BC Tutoring Center is certified by CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association). Knowledgeable and trained peer tutors offer FREE tutoring to all currently enrolled BC students in a wide range of classes.

Services

Peer tutors are available by appointment to assist you in most courses. It is the goal of the Bakersfield College Main Campus Tutoring Team to support each of our students to the very best of our ability. In order to continue to do this, we are now available to you online!

As always, we are here to help support you in your coursework including assistance with papers, review of concepts, and guidance using online technology. In this time of change and new experiences, please know that all the emotions you are experiencing, we too are experiencing. Let’s all be patient and kind to one another as we learn new technology to support our learning and tutoring online.

Making an Appointment:

Complete the form to request an appointment. You will be contacted when your appointment is made.

Tutoring Appointment Request

Your Appointment

Once you are added into the ACDV 280: Strategies for Student Success course, you will receive the Zoom meeting ID codes in Canvas. This Zoom meeting code is what you will need in order to attend your appointment. A few minutes before your scheduled appointment:

  • Go to zoom.us/join.
  • Copy and paste the Zoom meeting ID code from the email into Meeting ID field and click Join.
  • Follow the prompts and you will be in the meeting.
  • Tip:Attend your appointment in either a New Tab or New Window within your browser. You may want to navigate between multiple screens.

For instructions, training videos, etc. visit Bakersfield College's Instructional Resources.

Drop-In Services

In addition to making a one-on-one, weekly appointment, you may also utilize our Drop-In service for the subjects of English, Math, or Math 22. If you have not yet sought tutoring this semester but would only like to use our drop-in service, please fill out a Tutoring Appointment Request.

From there, please put in all of your information. When you get to the section of the form that asks "Do you have any questions?," write in that you are seeking drop-in help.

Meeting Expectations:

All meetings are conducted as though we are still in the Tutoring Center. Therefore, we are all to conduct ourselves in a professional manner. Please be mindful of speech, dress, and surroundings.

Appointments will work best with a laptop. However, if you are using a desktop computer (no camera) or calling in on a phone, we can work with that too.

While in the meeting:

If you have any difficulty with audio, “talk” to your tutor via Chat (located in the Zoom toolbar along the bottom). They may be able to help you.

You may use video if you would like, but you do not have to. Keep background distractions to a minimum and dress appropriately, please.

To keep noisy feedback down, if you have them, please use headphones/earbuds and mute yourself when you are not talking.

From time to time Bradley and/or a professor will enter your appointment. They are there to listen to how the session is going and to see if you need anything. They will not say anything unless you ask them a question. They are there because the Tutoring Center is also the ACDV B280 class (supervised tutoring class). Once you are done for the day, please click “Leave Meeting”.

If you accidentally leave the meeting, return to zoom.us/join, copy and paste the Zoom link into the Meeting ID field, click Join, follow the prompts, and return to the meeting.

Note: Please do not despair if the technology does not work for you the first time. Take a deep breath, count to 10, and e-mail Bradley.

If you need to cancel an appointment or need to talk about Zoom or tutoring logistics, please e-mail Bradley at bradley.cramer@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Hours

The Panorama Campus Tutooring Center is closed and will reopen for the summer semester on Monday, June 15th.

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

Courses with Available Tutors – Summer 2020

Below is the list of subjects we currently have tutors available for in the Tutoring Center for Summer 2020. Please note that this list is subject to change. Appointments are first-come, first-serve, so please make your appointment(s) soon!

Courses for tutoring - Summer 2020 to be announced!

Contact

Tutoring Center Staff
Name Position Email Phone Location
Bradley Cramer Tutoring Services Team Lead bradley.cramer@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4430
CSS 203
Faculty
Name Position Email Phone Location
Susan Pinza Professor, Education; Faculty Coordinator, Tutoring Center spinza@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4464
(661) 395-4749
CSS 123

Delano Campus

The Delano Campus Tutoring Center is closed. We will reopen, virtually, for Summer 2020 on June 15, 2020.

Overview

The BC Tutoring Centers are certified by CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association). We are a proven academic support program with knowledgeable, trained and certified peer tutors. FREE tutoring is offered to all currently enrolled BC students in a wide range of classes.

Services

Peer tutors are available by appointment to assist you in most courses. It is the goal of the Bakersfield College Delano Campus Tutoring Team to support each of our students to the very best of our ability. In order to continue to do this, we are now available to you online!

As always, we are here to help support you in your coursework including assistance with papers, review of concepts, and guidance using online technology. In this time of change and new experiences, please know that all the emotions you are experiencing, we too are experiencing. Let’s all be patient and kind to one another as we learn new technology to support our learning and tutoring online.

Making a Tutoring Appointment

This form is to request an online tutoring appointment through Zoom. Once this request is received, we will work diligently to set your appointment as quickly as possible. Our goal is to respond to appointment requests the same day we receive them, during our office hours.

Tutoring Appointment Request

Your Appointment

Your appointment will be made in Starfish, our electronic appointment keeping system, as we have always done. Starfish will send an appointment reminder to your Bakersfield College email address. Within the Starfish email confirmation, there will be a link to Zoom. This Zoom link is what you will need in order to attend your appointment. A few minutes before your scheduled appointment, copy and paste the Zoom link into the URL bar on your computer and hit the Enter key. Follow the prompts and you will be in the meeting. Tip: Attend your appointment in either a New Tab or New Window within your browser. You may want to navigate between multiple screens.

  • If you would like to schedule an appointment in order to “test” out the system, email us! We are more than happy to help you navigate the new virtual environment.
  • For instructions, training videos, etc. visit Bakersfield College's Instructional Resources.
While in the meeting

If you have any difficulty with audio, “talk” to your tutor via Chat (located in the Zoom toolbar along the bottom). They may be able to help you.

You may use video if you would like, but you do not have to. Keep background distractions to a minimum and dress appropriately, please.

To keep noisy feedback down, if you have them, please use headphones/earbuds and mute yourself when you are not talking.

From time to time Monica and/or a professor will enter your appointment. They are there to listen to how the session is going and to see if you need anything. They will not say anything unless you ask them a question. They are there because the Tutoring Center is also the ACDV B280 class (supervised tutoring class).

At the end of the session, if you would like to schedule another appointment, let the tutor know and they will leave and ask Monica or one of the Desk Helpers to join. Simply stay in the meeting until they return.

Once you are done for the day, please click “Leave Meeting”.

If you accidentally leave the meeting, return to Starfish, copy and paste the Zoom link into the URL and hit the Enter key, follow the prompts, and return to the meeting.

Note: Please do not despair if the technology does not work for you the first time. Take a deep breath, count to 10, and e-mail Monica.

If you need to cancel an appointment or need to talk about Zoom or tutoring logistics, please e-mail Monica at monica.huyck@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

Contact

Faculty
Name Position Email Phone Location
Mary Michelle Hart Professor, Education (Delano Campus) michelle.hart@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 720-2060
DST 1008
Tutoring Center Staff
Name Position Email Phone Location
Monica Huyck Tutoring Services Team Leader, Delano Campus Tutoring Services monica.huyck@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 720-2076
DST 1101

SouthWest Center

Overview

BC SouthWest has transitioned all tutoring sessions online through Zoom. Please email soavila@bakersfieldcollege.edu to schedule an appointment. Last day of tutoring for Spring 2020 is Thursday, May 14. We will reopen for Summer 2020 on Monday June 1st.

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday Closed

Contact

Tutoring Center Staff
Name Position Email Phone Location
Sonia Avila Tutorial Coordinator soavila@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4714
BCSW 14
Pamela Fox-Peterson BC SouthWest Faculty Supervisor; Adjunct Faculty, Education pamela.fox@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4009
BCSW 14, CSS 135

Online Tutoring

Access a tutor from anywhere!

New 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.

Tutor Training & Practicum

Become 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 about our tutor training program, please contact a member of the Panorama or Delano Campus Tutoring Center staff.

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