All EXCEL professional tutoring is free to current CCD students and occurs remotely via our self-service appointment scheduling system Accudemia. EXCEL’s professional tutors are trained to fully utilize WebEx with students for tutoring sessions. To get started, watch this short How-to Video to set up an Accudemia account and learn how to schedule appointments with a professional tutor in Math, Writing, Digital Support, or Academic Study Skills. To set up an account select the “New Users Click Here” button and follow the prompts. Students who already have an account can go to the “Returning Users Click Here” button and schedule an appointment(s).
EXCEL’s days of operation follow CCD’s academic calendar and any weather or Auraria campus-related closures. This semester the EXCEL Zone is open through December 4, 2020.
Closed as of November 20, 2020 until further notice.
Note: EXCEL Zone is closed on March 21-27 and May 7
*The last appointment begins 30 minutes before Academic Coaching closes.
Academic Coaching supports CCD students in study skill development for all CCD courses.
*The last appointment begins 30 minutes before the Digital Zone closes.
The Digital Zone supports CCD students in gaining an understanding of basic technology use such as D2L, CCDConnect, Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), WebEx, and Wevideo for course assignments as well as general CCD video-based scholarships. Come here to learn how to work effectively with technology or earn your free Digital Storytelling Certificates in Basic and Advanced Digital Storytelling.
*The last appointment begins 30 minutes before the Math Zone closes.
The Math Zone provides tutoring services for all CCD math and physics courses.
*The last appointment begins 30 minutes before the Writing Zone closes.
At the Writing Zone, CCD students - including ESL students - receive help on all stages of writing assignments, scholarship essays, job application materials. From brainstorming to posting on D2L, we are here to support you!
The EXCEL Zone is CCD’s primary tutoring and academic support service. As a supplement to EXCEL, Brainfuse online tutoring is available through a link in D2L. CCD purchases a package of minutes and offers a limited amount of free online tutoring minutes through Brainfuse. Once the minutes are depleted students can elect to purchase a package directly from the Brainfuse website or request a list of private tutors from EXCEL.
EXCEL Zone provides robust learning resources that support students’ academic success, learning development, and engagement to enhance personal and professional growth.
EXCEL Zone's commitment is to cultivate self-reliant learners through individual/group tutoring, academic coaching, and access to technology tools, online resources, study, and collaboration spaces.
Tutors work towards helping students become independent learners according to the following guidelines: Students should arrive at EXCEL Zones and Webex meetings 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 services can send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.