The MAX Center has tutors and staff to help you in a variety of science classes. Click on the course links below to view tutor schedules.
You can contact Dave Ehren at [email protected], who can help you with these and other science classes.
Calendars do not show scheduled appointments, only tutors’ scheduled work hours.
- CHEM 111/112/115: General Chemistry I and II
- CHEM 211/212: Organic Chemistry I and II
- CHEM 222: Analytical Chemistry
- BIOL 170 Ecology and Environment
- BIOL 180 Biodiversity and Evolution
- BIOL 190 Genetics
- BIOL 200 Cell Biology
Contact Reports – Please fill one out after meeting a MAX Tutor
Remote STEM tutoring – only available during evening hours
Requests to schedule a STEM Zoom tutor appointment during our evening hours should be sent to: [email protected] . If there is a tutor available, the appointment coordinator will connect the client and tutor by email to set up their own Zoom meeting. Note that these Zoom meetings must occur during our evening hours, from 7-10 p.m.
Supplemental Instruction Schedule
Working as a Peer Science Tutor
Do you love science? Do you enjoy problem solving? Are you the go-to person when your friends need help with their assignments? If so, then you should consider applying to be a peer science tutor in the MAX Center. Peer tutors aren’t necessarily science majors, but they must have a passion for science that they can relay to the students they work with. We will teach you the skills that you need in order to work as a science tutor.
Science Tutor Job Description
Science tutors assist students enrolled in 100 and 200 level science courses. They participate in weekly science tutor meetings and complete the tutor training program. After completing 25 hours of tutoring, they earn College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification. Science tutors work with students one-to-one or in groups and engage in research and ongoing projects in the MAX Center and on campus. Science tutor candidates must have completed (respectively) 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.
- Writing and Research Resources from Professor Davis
- How to Read a Science Textbook
- Problem-Solving Tips for Math and Science
- The Olin-Rice Hub
Connects students interested in health, mathematics and the sciences with learning opportunities and resources that enable career exploration, research experiences, and networking during their time at Macalester.
How to study and write for biology, chemistry, physics and general science.
- Study Guides and Strategies
Includes strategies for writing lab reports and scientific papers and studying science textbooks