Home >  Stories >  Faculty Index >  Bethany Watson

Faculty Story

Bethany Watson
Professor / Mathematics

"I love when the students who thought they weren't good at math get A's on the exams. I love sharing their joy."

Bethany Watson

How do you help students with their math phobia?

I advise students to rework the homework problems until they feel comfortable. Only when they don't need to look up anything when working problems are they ready for the test. If they are frequently getting wrong answers, asking their friends, or using the solutions manual, they are not ready yet and should continue to study. Most textbooks have reviews at the end of the chapters, and I highly recommend working problems from these as well. Also, asking friends and/or the teacher helps lots!!!

What advice would you give to a new college student?

Do your homework!!! Go to office hours as needed.

What's the favorite part of your job?

Getting to know the students, joke with them, and talk about the important things.

What was your proudest moment working with students?

I love when the students who thought they weren't good at math get A's on the exams. I love sharing their joy.

Bethany Watson has her B.A.and M.A. from CSU, Sacramento.

Bethany Watson
If you have javascript disabled, click here to view the content

  • Register Now for Fall

    Register Now for Fall

    Open registration is underway. Fall semester starts week of Aug. 22.
    morenews
  • Looking for open classes?

    Looking for open classes?

    Fall classes are available! Semester starts Aug. 22. Click on the photo for info.
    morenews
  • Casting Call

    Casting Call

    Photo Shoots at Folsom Lake College this Summer!
    morenews
  • Classified of the Year

    Classified of the Year

    FLC's Rochelle Franco given statewide honor by Board of Governors
    morenews
  • Looking for open classes?

    Looking for open classes?

    Summer classes are available! Session starts June 8. Click on the photo for info.
    morenews
  • Community Observatory Invites You

    Community Observatory Invites You

    See the stars at the Community Observatory behind the El Dorado Center!
    morenews
If you have javascript disabled, click here to view the content