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 — is 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

Summer Hours

  • Digital Storytelling Zone: Mondays - Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
  • ESL Zone: Mondays – Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Math Zone: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Writing Zone: Mondays – Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Math Zone

At the EXCEL Math Zone, CCD students receive support in all math courses through walk-in tutoring, 24/7 online tutoring, group study areas, computers, and study sessions before the next big exam. Or choose to work independently, knowing that a tutor is just a raised-hand away. Join in for topic-based mini-seminars throughout the semester, ranging from using your calculator to factoring to the unit circle.

Writing Zone

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 of up to 30 minutes, twice a day on an assignment. From brainstorming to posting on D2L, we are here to support you!

ESL Zone

The ESL Zone at CCD functions as a bridge between our many international students and the college itself. ESL tutors are experienced in working on basic grammar needs and pronunciation skills, developing advanced essays and doing research-based projects. We are a drop-in zone with 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. Computers are available, with or without the guidance of a tutor, a lending library where you can check out appropriately leveled books in English, and space for you to come together to complete group work.

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CTE Zone is located in Cherry Creek Building, room 205.

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

Summer Hours
Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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Sciene tutoring is available in Science Building, room 1019.

The Science Zone provides the following services:

  • Tutors for biology, chemistry, astronomy, and physics 

 

Science Building, Room 1019

Summer Hours
Tuesdays - Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.