BC tutoring center offers its free help to students

Daniel Ojeda, Reporter

Most students are unaware of the benefits that are available to them at Bakersfield College Tutoring Center. The environment offered at the center is different from a classroom setting and also gives students the chance to work with a tutor, one-on-one.
Despite being a valuable resource, some students are still not fully aware of what the center has to offer.
The Tutoring Center offers trained and certified student tutors for a wide range of classes. Tutors at the center are students that have been recommended by their professors and can work well with others.
These tutors help guide students who are seeking help and also help improve their study skills. Tutoring is also beneficial to those students who might be shy about asking a question in class and prefer one-on-one help. The best part, tutoring is free for current-enrolled BC students.
The tutoring program is designed to assist students with their coursework throughout the semester, and is available for walk-ins or scheduled appointments.
For some subjects, like math and English, walk-in tutoring is also offered on a daily basis.
Peer tutoring is also available to assist students in most classes like: medical terminology, philosophy, health/nutrition, anthropology/sociology, biology/chemistry, child development, accounting, and anatomy.
Even some of the new student tutors weren’t fully aware of what the Tutoring Center offers and workers at the center still don’t know why students aren’t taking full advantage of benefits the center provides.
Most professors offer help by providing students with office hours where they can also provide one-on-one assistance. Some students might be taking advantage of this type of help rather than using the Tutoring Center. There are also some students who are aware of the Tutoring Center, but haven’t needed the help.
“I’ve been in the Tutoring Center and have used their computers, but I haven’t found that I necessarily needed tutoring for myself,” Elias Morales said, a student currently enrolled at BC. “I have friends that have used the Tutoring Center and it has helped them in their classes.”
The tutors and coordinators at the center are proud of their program and feel like they’ve made a difference. They remain committed in helping students succeed at BC.
The Tutoring Center is open on Mondays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. It is located in Student Services 203 in the Jerry Ludeke Learning Center.