Undergraduate Studies: Math Learning Skills

Program Overview

Math Learning Skills Program offers math remedial courses, workshops, Early Start Program-Math (ESPM) thru CCE, Summer Bridge thru EOP, and individual assistance to students at all university levels. Program areas include mathematics and special services for students with learning disabilities. In addition, internship (MSLK 195A) and Special Problem (MLSK 199) courses are offered for students who want to tutor at the college level.

Courses numbered Math Learning Skills (MLSK) 1 through 49 are pre-college level courses. These courses carry workload credit and may be counted only toward establishing full-time enrollment status. Pre-college level course units are not applicable to the bachelor's degree.

Courses Offered

The Math Learning Skills course catalog is currently being updated. Check back soon.

Entry Level Math (ELM) Test

This Sac State website provides information about the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. Math Success has free ELM practice problems, an on-line ELM tutorial and, for a fee, live on-line math tutoring. For helping in preparing for the ELM exam, go to the website and click on Exam Prep.

Sac State Mathematics Advising

Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Equivalency Course Sequence For Students Who Are Not Exempt From The ELM Requirement

If you do not have credit for GE Math and are not exempt from the Entry Level Math (ELM) test, you must take the ELM for mathematics course placement. (Exemption equals a score of 550 on SAT or 23 on ACT.) If you place into a preparatory class (pre GE Area B4), you must enroll in the course in your first semester at Sac State and complete the preparatory course sequence within one year.

ELM Score Units Course(s)

50 or above


GE Area B4


3 each

STAT 96A and STAT 96B




34 or below

4 each


ELM < 50

2 each

MLSK 8A, 8B, and 8C (Individualized/small group for SSWD students only)

*Everybody must take a GE Area B4 after passing the Preparatory Class or ELM Test. (Math 1 or other math course - refer to catalog*)

Planning to take a GE Area B4 math course other than Math 1 - Courses in this category are MATH 17, 24, 26A, 26B, 29, 30, 31, 35, STAT 1, and 50. Successful completion of a Diagnostic Exam is a prerequisite for these GE math courses. Contact the Math Department for GE math information, (916) 278-6534.

Notes: You may elect to retake the ELM Test and are not required to retake the ELM Test after completion of the course sequence.

Student Jobs

The Math Learning Skills hires students as an Instructional Student Assistant (ISA) to tutor in-class and/or in the Math Learning Skills Tutoring Lab. If you are interested, you are encouraged to apply. View the Employment Page.


Name Title Office Contact
Ravin Pan Math-Coordinator/Assistant Professor Eureka Hall 216C panr@csus.edu
(916) 278-3776
Sarah E. Ives Assistant Professor Eureka Hall 218 sarah.ives@csus.edu
(916) 278-3552
Ka Va Associate Professor Eureka Hall 218 vak@csus.edu
(916) 278-4637
Pamela Fredenburg Lecturer Eureka Hall 328A pfredenburg@csus.edu
(916) 278-5275
Margaret Anne Katz Lecturer Eureka Hall 328 katz1786@csus.edu
(916) 278-6829
Knarik Manukyan Lecturer Eureka Hall 328 km369@csus.edu
(916) 278-7055
Leslie McCurry Lecturer Eureka Hall 323 mccurryl@csus.edu
(916) 278-5277
Gegham Melkonyan Lecturer Eureka Hall 328 sac52761@csus.edu
(916) 278-7055
Rosalie M. Screechfield Lecturer Lassen Hall 2200N msrose@csus.edu
(916) 278-5273
Sedah Tath Lecturer Eureka Hall 328A stath@csus.edu
(916) 278-4187

More Information

Math Learning Skills

Phone: (916) 278-6725 | Office: Eureka Hall 216

Mailing Address
College of Education | Undergraduate Studies: Math Learning Skills
Sacramento State | 6000 J Street | Sacramento, California 95819-6079