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Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center

As the primary learning center on campus, the Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center supports students in their efforts toward academic success and educational independence by fostering a community of intellectually engaged, life-long learners.

MAX Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.

Click on the left-hand links or scroll down for more information about how to access our services.

SI Exam Review Session for CHEM 111
Econ 119 SI Session
Tutor Onboarding

The MAX Center consists of four units. These four units reflect recent changes to the department’s organizational structure. The NEW MAX Center continues to offer the same great services in the same location. For more details about the changes, visit MAX Center–About.

Writing Support

Writing Support in the MAX Center is coordinated by Jake Mohan (Writing Support Coordinator / Instructor) and Alyssa Lawrence (Writing and Academic Support Coordinator / Instructor). Jake and Alyssa report to Dr. Brigetta (Britt) Abel, Director of Writing. You’re welcome to reach out to any of them with questions about Writing Support.

Science and Quantitative Support

Science and Quantitative Support in the MAX Center is coordinated by Dave Ehren (Coordinator of Quantitative Support / Instructor in MSCS) and Stephanie Alden (Coordinator of the Supplemental Instruction [SI] Program and Science Support). Dave and Stephanie report to Ann Minnick, Director of Academic Programs and Advising. You’re welcome to reach out to any of them with questions about the support available in science and quantitative courses.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program

The SI Program is coordinated by Stephanie Alden. You’re welcome to reach out to her with questions about SI.

Study Skills Support

Alyssa Lawrence and Stephanie Alden each provide individual support for students seeking assistance with time management, reading, studying, and other skills needed for academic success across the disciplines.

Related Sites

Academic Programs



DeWitt Wallace Library

Lealtad-Suzuki Center

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching