Tuesday & Wednesday
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Bright House Network – Channel 15
Charter Cable – Channel 46 and 19
Media Com – Channel
Sorensen VRS: 661-369-8958

Got a Math Question?
Call 636-4357 or
toll-free 866-636-6284!
Tutors are available every show day from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Major support for “Do the Math” has been provided by:
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Occidental of Elk Hills
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
and Bakersfield City School District

Additional support provided by:
The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
Chevron of San Luis Obispo
Junior League of Bakersfield
Golden Empire McDonald’s, Owners and Operators
California Living Museum (CALM)
Kern High School District
Rosedale Union School District
Hitachi Solutions
Sorenson Communications
Maya Cinemas Bakersfield 16
Johnny Rockets at the Marketplace
The Kern County Fair
The Bakersfield Blaze
and the Bakersfield Condors.

Broadcast and Telephone Math Tutoring for Grades 4-12


Watch Do The Math every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 - 5 p.m.

Do The Math provides students 4th - 12th grade with assistance on homework and standards based math instruction every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. on Bright House Networks Channel 15, Charter Cable Channels 49 and 19 and Media Com Channel 3.

But the action and benefits for students who need help with their math homework starts well before that. Students desiring a little extra help with their math homework can have problems solved over the phone by calling certificated math teachers on the Do the Math help lines, (661) 636-4357 and toll free (866) 636-6284, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Some of these callers will have their math problems worked live on TV between 4 and 5 p.m. For deaf and hard of hearing assistance: Sorensen VRS 661-369-8958. Email your questions to

Why does it work," said KETN Coordinator John Lenko who has been directing the show since it first went on the air. "Because the tutors seem like friends. They stay with the student for however long it takes to solve the problem. They make sure they have the building blocks to figure out the problem and will take them back to basics if that is needed. They are the caller’s personal tutor, one-on-one until the problem is solved. And there is the entertainment factor. The students like going on live. TV is fun."

There is more than one avenue open for solving problems. Students can watch the show on cable, live on the internet or they can also review archives of past programs.

Do the Math originates from the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, where it was developed. All instruction and tutoring adheres to California Department of Education curriculum standards. The program also includes fun features and contests. Returning is Michael Cushine, a real honest-to-goodness math instructor, who for the past five years has hosted the show. His daytime job is that of Gifted and Talented Education teacher with Stockdale Elementary School in Bakersfield. He draws on his years as a former radio personality, using his professional voice, sense of humor, timing and broadcasting savvy to keep the show entertaining and on pace.


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