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MAX Center
Kagin Commons, First Floor
M-F. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
S-TH, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
651-696-6193 (Day & Evening)
651-696-6121 (Day)

Mission Statement

The Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center offers academic support in writing, math, science, and study skills for students in all aspects of their work. Our staff and peer tutors seek to empower students within a collaborative, non-evaluative learning environment. The MAX Center partners with students and faculty to promote anti-oppressive pedagogies and challenge western-centric practices and ideologies in academia, while also helping students navigate existing academic systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know?

  • In 2015-2016, the MAX Center received over 1700 visits.
  • MAX Center tutors are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). 
  • The MAX Center recently received Level II CRLA certification, and tutors are now eligible to earn individual Level II certification.
  • The MAX Center has partnered with multiple departments for Supplemental Instruction programming in Chemistry, Biology, Economics.
  • We work with alumni and community members.
  • The MAX Center has been a Green Star Certified office since June 2012.