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 four 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. Virtual Zoom tutoring with an RRCC tutor on Fridays.
      • By appointment only
      • Limited appointments on Fridays only
      • Appointments may be scheduled using the Navigate student portal (see instructions below)
    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!


Virtual Appointment Tutoring (Fridays only)

Appointment-based tutoring with RRCC tutors will be offered on a very limited basis, during the Fall semester. Appointments can be made through the Navigate student portal:

To make a Navigate appointment:

  1. Login to The Rock (link is external)(link is external) student portal.
  2. Select the “Navigate” icon under “Student Tools”
  3. Select “Appointments” in the left-hand column
  4. Click on “Schedule an Appointment”
  5. Select “Tutoring” in the "Department" drop-down list
  6. Select the "Subject" that you are seeking tutoring assistance for in the "Service" drop-down list
  7. Select an "Appointment day and time" in the "Pick a Date" drop-down list
  8. Students will receive an appointment confirmation as well as a day-of reminder email containing the link to their virtual session.

*If you need to cancel your tutoring appointment for any reason, please do so, in advance, using the Navigate student portal through which you originally scheduled your session. Students with repeated “no-shows” and who fail to provide advance cancellation notice may lose access to virtual tutoring services. If you have any questions, please contact us at (303) 914-6705 or (303) 914-6704 and we will be in touch within 24 hours. 

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).
  3. On the TutorMe page, click the Connect with a Tutor button.
  4. Then type the subject that you need help with in the search bar.
  5. A window will pop up allowing you to describe your problem and to upload a file if needed. 
  6. Finally, submit your issue to be matched with a TutorMe tutor.


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-0250
  • 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: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Virtual Tutoring by Navigate appointment (see "Virtual Appointment Tutoring" above)
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

English/CCR Tutoring:

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


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

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.

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