BC’s Mathematics Bridge Academy aims to help improve skills

BC’s Mathematics Bridge Academy aims to help improve skills

Sat Jun 6, 2015

For some, mathematics skills come naturally. For others, however, math courses, such as algebra, can be among the biggest challenges upon entering college.

It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, Brazosport College is helping students get a head start toward understanding and mastering these skills.

With Brazosport College’s summer Mathematics Bridge Academy, junior high and high school students can boost their study skills while learning about the college-going culture.

The Math Bridge Academy is not only perfect for students who already have good math skills but are looking to step up to the next level, but also for those who are struggling with math. It’s also helpful for students looking for future career options.

“We use individualized study plans to target each student’s math needs and to help develop study and career skills in a college atmosphere,” said mathematics instructor and Math Bridge Academy Faculty Coordinator Nicole Tunmire. “Participants also meet local professionals and learn about career opportunities. It’s a great opportunity for kids of all levels to improve their math skills.”

Registration for the Math Bridge Academy is ongoing and summer sessions are open to any student with algebra needs. Each Academy session is a three-week program, with classes from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

Three sessions are available to choose from, with the first Academy running June 6 to June 23. Other Academy sessions are scheduled from June 27 to July 14 and July 18 to August 4. The cost to attend one of the sessions is $30.

Students can enroll by visiting www.brazosport.edu/mathbridge and registering through Brazosport College Community Education. For more information, call (979) 230-3130 or e-mail mathbridge@brazosport.edu.