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Math Lab Mission

The mission of the Spalding University Math Lab is to:
·        Promote mathematical learning.
·        Build student confidence in mathematical abilities.
·        Reduce math anxiety and stress levels relating to mathematics.
·        Equip students with the proper skills and understanding to succeed in mathematics.
·        Increase homework grades, test scores, and overall math grades.

“I have hated math primarily my whole schooling career but when I got to college my feelings didn’t really change. I even feared math more until I went to the math lab and met Jessica Mulder. She is such a kind and uplifting person that made me feel comfortable and even helped me comprehend math in many different ways. She didn’t look at me or treat me different because I have dyslexia and dyscalculia but she encouraged me and showed me different ways to learn without me getting overwhelmed. I think the math lab is the best, having help with math is so nice to have, even if you’re an adult. The math lab and Jessica helped me not fear math but they made me grow to like it. The math lab is a place I will always highly recommend. It’s totally worth it to contact the math lab and Jessica for any math related problems you may come across.” ~Studio Art Major

"If you’re a skilled mathematician or even someone who struggles with math and needs tutoring or simply just a second help, I recommend Jessica who is in Math Lab 202 in the library. Speaking from experience, I am in no need of help with math but I went to Jessica for help when I needed something explained differently or even just a refresher. She was a tremendous help when I needed it most. You simply show up or make an appointment with her. It’s that simple and in the end you’ll achieve better scores on tests and quizzes and your knowledge excels." ~Criminal Justice Major

"Thank you, Jessica for all your assistance and support. I could not have passed this class without you, you are a life saver literally. I thought that I was going to have to drop my statistic course and take it another time which would have meant pushing my graduation date back. You assisted me through this course in effective time and gave me my hope back. I am forever grateful to you for this." ~Psychology Major

"The Math Lab is a critical resource on campus. Jessica makes sure to find time to assist anyone. I received a lot of one-on-one assistance with my math assignments. The Math Lab breaks problems down in a way that everyone can understand. It is a valuable resource that helped me a ton." ~Creative Writing Major

"Before I was referred to Jessica Mulder in the Spalding University Math Lab (by my academic advisor) I had been approximately 20 credits short of graduating for over 6 years. I knew that at least 4 of those classes involved math (Math 104, Math 113 (Algebra), Econ 281 Microeconomics, and Math 231 Statistical Techniques). For all those years, I languished in my teaching career with JCPS. I was unable to do anything but take long-term substitute teaching positions because I didn't have my Bachelors Degree. I longed to finish my Bachelors, and enter the Alternate Certification teaching program at Spalding to obtain my MAT in Learning Behaviors and Disabilities. However, I was intimidated and discouraged by all the math required to graduate. Well, last spring I decided to try ONE LAST TIME to get my degree. When I re-applied to Spalding, and re-enrolled in my classes, my advisor told me, "it will be challenging, but you CAN do it, please contact Jessica Mulder in the Math Lab and work with her, she will tutor you." Well thank God I did, because I am finally graduating next month!! It feels so good to be able to make that statement, and I wouldn't be able to say that if Jessica hadn't been willing to tutor me 3-5 days a week. She has worked tirelessly with me over the past year to improve my math skills. Jessica is intelligent, humble, kind, and possibly the most patient human I have ever met. My math skills are better than they were when I was in high school (over 20 years ago) because she was willing to tutor me. Throughout this process I became discouraged many times, but each time Jessica lifted me up with the words, "no, you're not giving up, you've GOT THIS". She helped me to help myself, and I now feel empowered and well prepared to tackle graduate school in the fall. I can guarantee you that I would not be graduating in June without her help. THANK YOU Spalding Math Lab, I am eternally grateful!"~Psychology Major

"I remember calling Jessica with so much stress and worry in my voice. I didn’t know anything about her. All I knew was that she was the (Math Lady). I called her that day because I was so scared of the unknown. When it came to anything math related, my whole being would automatically become crippled. The fear of not being smart enough to finish any math courses had taken a hold on me and the way I valued myself. I called Jessica that day and poured out my fears relating to math all upon her shoulders. I said to her, “ I do not and I cannot fail this class, but I simply cannot do math. At that moment my emotions were gushing out at her. She noticed the overwhelming fear in my voice. With that she said, "I know you can do this. I will be with you and we are going to get through this together." With a slight pause she continued, "you will not fail this class, I promise.” The journey wasn’t easy. I say this with the most genuine part of my heart, Jessica has changed my life. Never have I had an instructor who had enveloped me in so much encouragement to succeed. Never have I had an instructor who wanted to understand my learning patterns. Going to the math lab has not only helped me gain my confidence, but it has given me a friend; and a friendship that truly will last forever. Jessica, I cannot thank you enough. There are no words comprehensible for how much gratitude I have for you. PS., with her help, I finished all my math class and was at the top of my class!" ~Social Work Major

Math Lab Hours


Please schedule an appointment via your Navigate account!


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Math Lab Tutoring Schedule (Virtual/In-Person)









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Break Week



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Need Math Support? 





Best Approach to Success

Log in. Log in and out of the Math Lab for each visit.

Eliminate distractions. Place your cell phone on silent or vibrate. If you must take a call, please step outside the Lab.

Be prepared. Attend classes, take good notes, and complete or attempt homework assignments.

Don’t wait until the last minute before a test to get help. The Math Lab is open 5 days a week. By appointment.

Bring important materials. Textbooks, class notes, syllabus.

Work out problems before asking for help. If the tutor can see your work, they will be better able to help you find mistakes.

Utilize your resources. The Math Lab offers access to computers, calculators, and resource materials in addition to free tutoring.

Be considerate. Please be polite and respectful of those around you. This is a safe space for everyone.


The ACCUPLACER Exam tests your knowledge in mathematics and is taken by students to determine which math class is the best fit for their skill level. Students may take the ACCUPLACER exam up to two times with at least one month between​ testing. By taking the ACCUPLACER, you could save TIME and MONEY because you could potentially test out of both USM-090 (University Studies Math) and MATH-104 (Intermediate Algebra). The table below indicates what score is needed to be placed in each course.  




Score < 239

USM-090 University Studies Math 

Score > 238

MATH-106 Quantitative Reasoning

*Only Certain Majors Take This Course*

239 ≤ Score ≤ 254

MATH-104 Intermediate Algebra

Score > 254

MATH-113 College Algebra


Which ACCUPLACER Exam do I need to take?
The Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics test assesses a range of topics including computing with rational numbers, applying ratios and proportional reasoning, creating linear expressions and equations, graphing and applying linear equations, understanding probability and sets, and interpreting graphical displays.

The ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics placement test has 20-multiple choice questions. While you do not need a calculator to solve these problems, an onscreen calculator is available for some questions. If a question allows for the use of a calculator, an icon will appear for you to select the type of calculator you want to use. Not all questions will have this option.

Accuplacer Study Resources:

1. Practice with the free study app. Click Here to access the study app. Click on the "Get the Study App" icon on the right of the page, create an account, and start practicing!

  • The free ACCUPLACER study app features official practice tests in each subject that you can take on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The format is just like the real ACCUPLACER test, and you'll get immediate feedback with answer explanations for both correct and incorrect answers. 

2. Take the 20-multiple choice practice exam created by College Board. Click Here to access the pdf. 

3. Visit Learning Express Library and search for "ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics."

  • The two practice tests are designed to familiarize you with the content, format, and timing of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER® Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) Placement test. The practice includes complete answer explanations and instant scoring. To gain access, you will need to register or sign-in if you already have an account created.

4. Need additional help? Schedule an appointment with me via your Navigate account!

Verify Computer Requirements to Take the Exam Virtually: 

College Board Examity will administer your ACCUPLACER test using their remote proctoring service. However, you must meet the computer requirements to take the exam virtually.



About the TEAS exam:

The TEAS exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is part of the criteria used to determine admittance into the nursing program here at Spalding University. This is a computerized test. The math portion of the TEAS exam has 34 questions that covers material related to numbers, algebra, measurement, and data. A basic calculator will be provided. This portion of the exam is 54 minutes. You may retake the exam once if not successful. Prior review of material is strongly suggested. 

TEAS Stud​​y Resources:

1. Visit the Math Lab on the 2rd floor of the Library building, room 202. 
2. TEAS Study Manuals are available through the Spalding Library. These manuals can be checked out for 4 hours at a time in the Library. See the attendant at the Library Help Desk on the main floor of the Library building and ask to check out one of the TEAS Study Manuals on reserve. 
3. Utilize this free online practice test: ​TEAS Practice Test​
4.​ Follow the link below to access a free study app with nearly 2,000 practice questions. 
5. Printable practice exam is also available: TEAS Math Practice Exam.pdf

Any questions about the TEAS exam should be directed to Peyton Colyer, Retention Specialist/Academic Advisor for all levels of Nursing students.


The Praxis® tests help Kentucky educators demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of Kentucky's licensure and certification process and include: 

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) — comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.  The tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics deemed by teacher educators to be essential for all candidates preparing to be teachers, no matter what content area or grade-level they aspire to teach.  
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge that you need for beginning teaching 

If you have questions related to the test, email Dr. Barbara Foster, [email protected]

REGISTER/ACCESS the Praxis I or Praxis II CANVAS Course/s:

Visit the ETS website for more detailed information: