College Prep Zone

IMPORTANT COLLEGE PREP ZONE INFORMATION:

Due to the ever-evolving coronavirus situation, The College Prep Zone will be temporarily closed until further notice. We will be providing updates on hours of operation and tutoring., as they occur.  Please check this webpage, as well as the Learning Commons and Tutoring webpages for the most up-to-date information.  

We will provide ongoing updates as campus operations determinations are made.  On-Campus tutoring will NOT be taking place, until further notice. Online tutoring is available for students through their D2L home page. To access online tutoring, please see the information below.

 

Online Tutoring Now Available Through TutorMe

RRCC offers 24/7 online tutoring, through TutorMe. Students can work with a live tutor and receive help with homework assignments and other coursework, in a variety of academic subjects. This service allows students to meet with a qualified tutor using audio/video conferencing, text chat, screen sharing, document upload, and a shared whiteboard space. Students can also review recordings of their sessions, afterwards, in order to assist with their learning process.

Directions to Access TutorMe from D2L

For visual instructions on how to access TutorMe services,  CLICK HERE or simply follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you are logged into D2L (students can ONLY access TutorMe directly from within their D2L Homepage).
  2. Click on the "Online Tutoring" Link in the D2L Navigation bar (this will open up a new window).
  1. On the TutorMe page, click the Connect with a Tutor button.
  1. Then type the subject that you need help with in the search bar.
  2. A window will pop up allowing you to describe your problem and to upload a file if needed. 
  3. Finally, submit your issue to be matched with a TutorMe tutor.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (303) 914-6705 or (303) 914-6704.  We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you, and we appreciate your patience.

 

Welcome to the College Prep Zone!

Red Rocks Community College has created a special place where students in College-Prep classes can get free tutoring for the following courses:

English:

  • CCR-092
  • CCR-094
  • Learning Collaborative

Math:

  • MAT-050
  • MAT-055
  • MAT-107
  • Learning Collaborative

Our Mission

Our mission in the College Prep Zone is to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment in which students can receive help with improving their basic math and English abilities. CPZ tutors help students to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in their college courses. We support students through a variety of services including tutoring, group study sessions, test preparation, study skills, and much more. At the CPZ, we believe that every student has the intelligence, ability, and desire to be successful. Accordingly, we strive to create a welcoming, respectful, and collaborative learning community, where all levels of learners can grow, succeed, and achieve their goals.

Location

The College Prep Zone is located in the Learning Commons, on the second floor, just across from the library.

Hours

The College Prep Zone is a walk-in tutoring center. No appointments are required & tutoring is FREE for RRCC students!

Math Tutoring:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED*

English/CCR Tutoring:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

*Additional tutoring services available:

  • Math 050/055 tutoring available in the Math Lab on Fridays and Saturdays.

Services (Tutoring, Test Preparation, and Study Skills)

 

Tutoring :

Tutors are always available in the CPZ to help students with assignments for their math & English courses, including but not limited to:

CCR-092

CCR-094

  • The Reading Process:
    • Pre-reading
    • Note-taking
    • Analysis
  • The Writing Process:
    • Pre-Writing
    • Drafting
    • Revision
    • Editing
  • The Reading Process
  • The Writing Process
  • Rhetorical Appeals (ethos, pathos, logos)
  • Summary/Response
  • Writing Concepts:
    • Audience
    • Purpose
    • Argumentation
    • Writing types

MAT-050 & MAT-107

MAT-055

  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
  • Ratios, Proportions, Percentages
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Solving Equations
  • Graphing & Linear Relationships
  • Exponents
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Integers (Positive & Negative Numbers)
  • Word Problems
  • Geometry
  • Basic Algebra
  • Basic Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode)
  • Radicals
  • Linear Systems
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Functions
  • Quadratics
  • Rational Equations and Expressions
  • Word Problems

Test Preparation:

Tutors can also help students to prepare for upcoming tests by providing information on:

  • Test Reviews--free, walk-in test reviews (with complimentary snacks!) are held throughout the semester for every major exam in Math 050 & 055. See the current test review schedule available in the CPZ.
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Test Anxiety
  • Group Study Sessions

Study Skills:

Tutors are also available to discuss effective study skills such as:

  • Productive Study Strategies
  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management
  • Note-taking
  • Effective Reading Strategies

Who Are the Tutors?

All of our CPZ tutors are trained professionals who are respectful, friendly, and very helpful. They are not only knowledgeable about math and English, but they are passionate about helping students to succeed in their academic coursework. Many of our tutors are current math and English instructors here at RRCC.

News & Events

  • Currently unavailable

Additional Resources

  • Computers are available in the College Prep Zone for general student use.
  • Accessibility Services provides students with assistance to students with diagnosed learning disabilities.
  • The Assessment Center provides information for students who are preparing to take the academic placement test.
  • Free tutoring is available for other college classes as well.
  • Handouts and other supplemental resources are available in the College Prep Zone:
    • Writing/reading handouts
    • Math handouts
    • Practice exercises
    • Note-taking tips
    • Study tips
    • Test-taking tips