Math Learning Skills

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.

Entry Level Math (ELM) Test

This Sacramento 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 help preparing for the ELM exam, go to Exam Prep.

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


*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.

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


Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn.



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

Additional Information

Student Job Opportunity

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

Math Learning Skills
Phone: (916) 278-6725 | Office: Eureka Hall 216
Mail Address
College of Education, Math Learning Skills
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819-6079