Tutors work towards helping students become independent learners according to the following guidelines: Students should arrive at Excel Zones prepared with all necessary books and materials. This means having attended class, taken notes, attempted homework, and reading assignments. Tutors are subject matter experts who have been successful students and/instructors. Though tutors are a good resource, they will not do students' work and are not responsible for final course grades. For course-specific questions, students should consult their instructors. Instructors and staff who would like to request space or services can send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Excels' days of operation follow CCD's academic calendar. Check Excels' website for alternative hours during holidays and academic breaks.
Excel Zone's mission is to cultivate self-reliant learners through individual/group tutoring, academic coaching, and access to technology tools, online resources, study and collaboration spaces.
ESL ZoneSpring Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Confluence Building, Room 414
The ESL Zone supports international students through tutor assistance with grammar, pronunciation, essay development, listening and speaking fluency, and reading comprehension. We serve all CCD English-language learners whether they have taken ESL courses at CCD or not.
Math ZoneSpring Hours: Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in Confluence Building, Rooms 408 & 410
The Math Zone provides unlimited drop-in tutoring services for all CCD math and physics courses. Our open study space includes computers, calculators, and dry-erase boards for independent work or study groups.
Writing ZoneSpring Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Confluence Building, Room 409
At the Writing Zone, CCD students receive help on all stages of writing assignments, scholarship essays, job application materials, and more. Students can come in for walk-in sessions. From brainstorming to posting on D2L, we are here to support you!
Academic CoachingSpring Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Boulder Creek Building, Room 104
Academic Coaching provides one-on-one coaching.
Email Erin.Christon@ccd.edu to schedule an appointment today!
CTE ZoneSpring Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Boulder Creek Building, Room 104
The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone provides the following services: CTE tutors for accounting, economics, marketing, QuickBooks, business.
Digital ZoneSpring Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m in Boulder Creek Building, Room 104
The Digital Zone supports CCD students in Digital Storytelling and navigating D2L, CCDConnect, Microsoft Suite, and the many applications available for creating digital content.
Science ZoneSpring Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday noon - 4:00 p.m.; Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 in Boulder Creek Building, Room 104
The Science Zone provides the following services: Tutors for biology, chemistry, and astronomy.
The Excel! Zone provides robust learning resources that support students’ academic success, learning development, and engagement to enhance personal and professional growth.