Parent and Family Handbook

Academic Support Services

The Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center is staffed by three professional counselors and a cadre of student tutors who provide support to students at all levels of attainment in a broad range of academic skills. Programs are available to develop reading speed, reading accuracy, critical reading and thinking, vocabulary, writing and understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts. Students are especially encouraged to come for help in general learning skills, note taking strategies and time management. The MAX Center services are free of charge and located in Kagin Commons, first floor.

All faculty members have office hours on a weekly basis that allow students to meet one-on-one with his or her course faculty to discuss academic questions, topics, and concerns. Many faculty members offer additional study sessions and student tutors for their specific courses as well.