Bakersfield College

Tutoring

Tutoring Centers are located at the Panorama, Delano, and BC Southwest Campuses, as well as online.

Panorama Campus

Come by today to make an appointment!

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.

Appointments can be made by coming into the Tutoring Center in CSS 203. Walk-in assistance is available for Math and English. Please contact (661) 395-4430 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Services

Peer Tutors are available by appointment to assist you in most courses. For more information, contact Sonia Avila or Bradley Cramer.

Location and Hours

The Tutoring Center is located in CSS 203 and is open Monday through Friday.

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

Contact

Tutoring Center Staff
Name Position Email Phone Location
Sonia Avila Tutorial Coordinator soavila@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4714
Southwest Campus 208
Bradley Cramer Tutoring Services Team Lead bradley.cramer@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4430
CSS 203
Faculty
Name Position Email Phone Location
Susan Pinza Professor, Academic Development; Faculty Coordinator, Tutoring Center spinza@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4464
(661) 395-4749
CSS 123

Delano Campus

Call (661) 720-2076 for tutoring at the Delano Campus.

Overview

The Tutoring Center is a proven student success service that provides FREE tutoring to all currently enrolled Bakersfield College Students. Our one-on-one peer tutors are trained and certified students who can assist you with many Bakersfield College courses. Assistance with course content, required papers (at any stage), and/or academic skills are available through drop-in and scheduled appointments for most BC courses.

Appointments can be made in person or by calling our office at (661) 720-2076. We look forward to seeing you!

Location and Hours

The Tutoring Center is located in the Learning Center, Room 1101, and is open Monday through Thursday.

Day Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday Closed

Contact

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

Southwest Campus

Come by the Southwest Campus today to make an appointment!

Overview

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

Appointments can be made by coming into the Tutoring Center, and walk-in assistance is available for Math and English. The center offers 50-minute tutoring sessions for appointments and 15-minute sessions for walk-ins.

Location and Hours

The Southwest Tutoring Center is located in Room 208 of the BC Southwest campus, and is open Monday through Thursday.

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

Contact

Tutoring Center Staff
Name Position Email Phone Location
Sonia Avila Tutorial Coordinator soavila@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4714
Southwest Campus 208
Laraine Rosema BC Southwest Faculty Supervisor laraine.rosema@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Southwest Campus 208

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.