Math Center Philosophy and Practice


  • All successful math skill comes from a good foundation of the basics.
  • We are not going to do your work for you, but we can help you work through areas of difficulty with mathematic principles.
  • You do not have to have to be “bad at math” in order to visit the Math Center. Our tutors are skilled at communicating and can help you see your problem areas in a new way.
  • We are not a substitute for attending classes. It is difficult to help a student who has not been to the lecture.
  • During your session, you can expect that your tutor will ask you questions regarding what you learned in class, bring your notes and any handouts the instructor may have provided you.
  • You can also expect that the tutor will direct you in how to approach a problem and you will be required to provide responses, guiding you through working the problem.
  • Educational research shows that learners can only absorb two-to-three concepts in one sitting. For this reason, your tutor may suggest you take a break and return to the Math Center after you have had a brain rest.
  • The Math Center can help you with most mathematical tasks. We often have on staff tutors for chemistry and physics and can help with most math problems from other courses including Pharmacy Tech and Pipefitting.
  • Computers and graphing calculators are available to be used while in the Math Center.
  • The BC Math Center is here to support and encourage you in all of your mathematical endeavors.

Math Center

Main Bldg, E.201/203



Rebecca Goins

Tutor Coordinator

Main Bldg, E.204