Excel Knowledge Zone

The EXCEL Knowledge Zone at CCD helps all students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities. Work Smart, Not Hard!

Mission

To provide students with innovative learning experiences and resources that support the academic journey. This is accomplished through academic coaching, individual and group tutoring, technology tools and resources, workshops, and virtual events.

Student learning is supported via individual study spaces, collaboration spaces and tools, professional tutoring in a variety of subjects, study skills and strategies, computer-use zones and printing stations. A calendar of ‘Excel Extensions,’ which are mini sessions on math, calculator use, study skills, writing strategies are available now in the events calendar. Coming soon - virtual tutoring!

Refer a Peer Tutor

Peer tutors provide individual and group instruction in the EXCEL! Knowledge Zone. Tutors should be effective communicators. Apply here.

The Main Zone provides the following services:

  • Computer lab, quiet study spaces, collaboration space, virtual tutoring (coming soon)
  • Tutors for math, physics, writing & ESL

Confluence Building, 4th Floor

Hours
Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Math Zone

At the EXCEL Math Zone, we strive to help you succeed in all math courses. We provide multiple formats of support, from walk-in tutoring to 24/7 online tutoring to group study areas to targeted study sessions before the next big exam. In our walk-in zone, you’ll find friendly tutors to help with your questions during 15-20 minute sessions.

Clarify and comprehend concepts and processes for general math, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, physics, or MyMathLab. We have computers as well as large tables, which allow for group help and one-on-one support. Or you can choose to work independently, knowing that a tutor is just a raised-hand away if you get stuck. We also host topic-based mini-seminars throughout the semester, ranging from using your calculator to factoring to the unit circle. 

Whatever your math need, we hope to see you in the EXCEL Math Zone soon.

Writing Zone

At the Writing Zone, CCD students received help on all stages of writing assignments, scholarship essays, job application materials, and more. Students can come in for walk-in sessions of up to 30 minutes, twice a day on any assignment. From brainstorming to posting on D2L, we are here to support you!

ESL Zone

The ESL tutoring lab at CCD functions as a bridge between our many international students and the college itself. Tutors have been trained to work with ESL students specifically, and a majority of them have had classroom experience in teaching to this population’s needs.

During 30-minute sessions, you will generally find the tutors to be very helpful in encouraging and ultimately pushing you to the next level. The CCD tutors are experienced in working on basic grammar needs and pronunciation skills, developing advanced essays and doing research-based projects. We are open as a drop-in center that hosts 20-minute, one-on-one, sessions with anyone with an ESL background, even if they did not complete a single ESL class while attending CCD.

Besides tutoring, we also have computers available for you to work on, with or without the guidance of a tutor, a lending library where you can check out appropriately leveled books in English, and a space for you to come together to complete group work.

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone provides the following services:

  • Computer space
  • CTE tutors for accounting, economics, marketing, quickbooks, business

Cherry Creek Building, Rooms 205 & 210

Hours
Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Science Zone provides the following services:

  • Tutors for biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics 

Science Building, Room 1019

Hours                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Monday – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Wednesday – Thursday, 9:00 – 7:30 pm
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. -1:00 pm