Academic Center

About the Academic Center

The Academic Center, located on the first floor of the Science Building, SCI 103, is open to all ACU students and provides make up tests with the instructor’s permission.  It is the student’s responsibility to take tests during the Academic Center’s testing hours:

Academic Center

Testing Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 


All tutoring is provided free of charge to ACU students.  To register for a tutor, visit Brenda Spear, Director of Academic Services, on the first floor of the Science Building.


Academic Center Staff

Brenda Spear

Brenda Spear

Director of Academic Services

 [email protected] |  (602) 489-5300 x2005

As the Academic Director at ACU, I have the privilege of working with students, faculty and staff. I especially enjoy developing relationships with the students and walking them through the rigors of college academia. I love my job.  I love making something that students think is so hard and making it palatable.  I love running interference for kids.  I love watching their joy and giving them a high five when they get good grades. Seven years of experience running my own private tutoring business taught me some invaluable lessons that I bring to ACU’s Academic Center where students can receive counseling, tutoring, and testing.  Students with disabilities who have special educational needs are also coached there on how to get the most out of their college experience. My background as teacher serves me well in administering to their special needs. My job is very rewarding and satisfying.