ContactMAX (Macalester Academic Excellence) Center
Kagin Commons, First Floor 651-696-6121
In addition to professional academic support staff, the MAX Center includes dozens of talented students who work in peer tutor and office assistant positions.
Peer writing tutors work with students throughout the writing process for any class assignment. They participate in an education program, which includes weekly meetings. Writing tutors work with students one-to-one or in groups and engage in research and ongoing projects in the MAX Center and on campus. Writing tutor candidates must have completed the First-Year course and two writing-intensive (WA, WP, or WC) courses. They must have excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to work well with individuals and groups.
Science and Quantitative (SciQ) Tutors
Peer science and quantitative (SciQ) tutors assist students enrolled in 100- and 200-level math and science courses. They participate in twice-monthly tutor meetings and complete the tutor training program. SciQ tutors work with students one-to-one or in groups and engage in research and ongoing projects in the MAX Center and on campus. SciQ tutor candidates must have completed (respectively) MATH 137 or CHEM 111/112 (or CHEM115) and have earned a grade of B or better. They have excellent communication skills, a thorough knowledge of their subject area, and the ability to work well with individuals and groups.
Appointment Coordinators are students who sit at the Point Desk, greet visitors to the MAX Center, help complete administrative tasks, and provide excellent customer service.