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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 both online and in-person to all currently enrolled Bakersfield College Students. Our one-on-one peer tutors, who are trained in a CRLA-certified course, 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 peer tutors, staff, and faculty look forward to meeting you and making your online or in-person 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 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Tutoring Center Staff
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Sonia Avila Tutorial Coordinator (661) 395-4714
Bradley Cramer Tutoring Services Team Leader (661) 395-4430
CSS 203
Monica Huyck Tutoring Services Team Leader (661) 720-2076
DST 1101
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Mary Michelle Hart Professor, Education; Tutor Trainer (661) 720-2060
DST 1101, DST 1008
Susan Pinza Professor, Education; Tutoring Center Faculty Coordinator; Tutor Trainer (661) 395-4464
(661) 395-4749
CSS 123, CSS 203
Adjunct Faculty
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Pamela Fox-Peterson Adjunct Faculty, Education; Tutor Trainer (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 EDUC B7A Tutor Training and Practicum Level 1 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!