Welcome to the MAX Center!

We offer support in math, science, writing, economics, and study skills.

You can meet with our tutors

All tutoring in 2021, will take place remotely through Mod 5.

  • Our writing tutors are available for scheduling and Zoom consultations through WC Online.
  • Zoom links (Gateway) for STEM and Econ tutors: may not be available fall semester as we move closer to in-person tutoring. Watch for updates.
  • Check the Science and Math pages to see when tutors are available for help with specific courses.

You can meet with our professional staff

You can also contact our professional counselors for assistance:

We can visit your class!

  • If you’re teaching a class, you can request a visit from MAX Center staff to inform your students about our resources. Request a visit using this Google form.

“The MAX Center!”

A promotional video by writing tutor Faith Isham ’23

Meet Dave Ehren, MAX Center Director

In this Admissions video for admitted students, Dave Ehren ’87 talks about resources the MAX Center can offer students.

The MAX Center: Where underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance, and advanced students excel.

The MAX Center assists students with:

  • the disciplines of Math, Science, Economics 119, and Writing
  • the skills required for good time-management and study habits
  • building a culturally diverse learning community
  • academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. We offer individual and group assistance at no charge in mathematics, biology, chemistry, writing, study skills, time management, and other areas.

Beyond classroom work, we provide assistance with:

  • capstone papers and honors projects
  • personal statements and applications for scholarships
  • study-abroad programs
  • graduate school and professional school
  • preparation for graduate school examinations

When is a tutor available?

The MAX Center Writing Tutor hours will begin May 18th, the first day of Mod 5 classes, as follows:

Sunday through Thursday 7:00 -10:00 p.m., and Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Please schedule a meeting with a writing tutor at the following link:

Note:  MAX STEM tutors will be unavailable Mod 5, but will be back for the fall semester.

Beginning Fall 2021:

Contact Reports MAX Center STEM clients and tutors can report an appointment here.

Tutor Resources (Accessible to MAX employees only)

The MAX Center Hall of Fame Celebrities

Do you know of someone in the MAX Center who has accomplished something recently or has been involved in something noteworthy? Contact Julie Lucking with the information or picture: lucking@macalester.edu