College Prep Zone

College Prep Zone Tutoring

The College Prep Zone will be open for both in-person and virtual tutoring services, during the upcoming semester. We remain committed to providing high-quality academic support to students and instructors throughout the semester. The safety of our students and employees remains as our highest priority. Accordingly, please review the following information regarding the College Prep Zone and the available tutoring services for the semester:

Tutoring services will be available in two formats:

    1. In-person walk-in tutoring with an RRCC tutor (Lakewood campus only).
      • Students can drop in and meet with a tutor at any time during normal hours of operation (listed below)
      • The College Prep Zone is located in the Learning Commons, just across from the Library
    2. Zoom math tutoring by appointment with CPZ tutor (Click Here to access those directions)
    3. Online, 24/7, through TutorMe (Click Here to access those directions)

In-Person Walk-in Tutoring

Students can visit the College Prep Zone at any time during normal hours of operation (listed below) to meet with an RRCC tutor--no appointment necessary!

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:


  • ENG-0092
  • ENG-0094
  • The Learning Collaborative


  • MAT-0240
  • MAT-0250
  • MAT-0260
  • MAT-0300
  • MAT-1140
  • The 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.


Math Tutoring 


  • Monday thru Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • Monday thru Thursday:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

English Tutoring:

  • Monday/Wednesday:
    • TBD
  • Tuesday/Thursday:
    • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The College Prep Zone is CLOSED on Saturdays and Sundays.

Services (Tutoring, Test Preparation, and Study Skills)

The College Prep Zone tutoring is FREE for RRCC students! 

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-0250 & MAT-1140


  • 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

MAT-0240 & MAT-1140


  • Sets and Set Properties
  • Logic and Truth Tables
  • Basic Financial Math
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Linear Equations
  • Exponent Rules
  • Counting Rules
  • Histograms and Box Plots
  • Measures of Center
  • Measures of Variation
  • Sampling & Study Design
  • Histograms & Box Plots
  • Measures of Center
  • Measures of Variation
  • Basic Probability Rules
  • Categorical Variables
  • Quantitative Variables
  • Scatter Plots
  • Regression Lines & Equations
  • Skewness & Normality
  • Excel Basics

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 0250 & 0300. 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 either current or former math and English instructors, here at RRCC.

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