College Prep Zone



Due to the ever-evolving coronavirus situation, The Learning Commons will be providing updates on hours of operation and tutoring.  Please check this webpage, as well as the Learning Commons and Tutoring link in the left pane.  

We have already noted our change in hours for the Week of March 16th and for Spring Break on our Learning Commons Hours link in the left pane.  We will update them as campus operations determinations are made.  On-Campus tutoring will NOT be taking place until further notice.  We will post an update on a possible on-line tutoring option once available.

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:


  • CCR-092
  • CCR-094
  • Learning Collaborative


  • 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.


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


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:



  • 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


  • 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