Marist Academic Center

Marist Academic Center

The Marist Academic Center (MAC), located on the third floor of the Wooldridge Center, is a space dedicated to providing academic resources for all students at Marist. The MAC features a classroom, and two small group study rooms as well as comfortable individual study carrels and a small soft-seating study area. Staffed by learning specialists and content-area teachers, the MAC provides a space for students to drop in throughout the day or after school to work or get assistance when they need a helping hand. The resources provided in the MAC help students develop strong study skills, allowing them to be efficient, successful learners.

The Marist Academic Center can assist students in the following areas:
  • study skills and strategies
  • organization
  • note-taking
  • time management
  • math and writing
Periodically each term, the MAC will offer workshops to provide students with additional assistance and ideas in areas such as organization, note-taking, and exam preparation.

List of 4 items.

  • Marist Academic Center Statement of Services

    Please view the MAC Statement of Services.
  • Academic Center Hours

    Students may drop in or make appointments at any of the times listed below.

    Periods 1-7
    (Monday – Friday)
    (Monday – Thursday)
    After School
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    (Monday – Thursday)
    Upper-Level Math
    Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Lower-Level Math
    Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can come to the Marist Academic Center (MAC)? 
    The Marist Academic Center is open to all Marist students. Any student who would like assistance in time management, organization, test-taking, or study skills is welcome. The space is also open to students seeking a group study room or a quiet place to study.

    May students drop in or do they have to make an appointment?
    Students may drop in to the Marist Academic Center at any time during the day or during after-school hours. If students have a specific concern or would like to see a certain teacher, they may make an appointment to ensure availability.

    When can students visit the Marist Academic Center? 
    Students are welcome to visit the MAC at any time during the school day or during after-school hours. Students should come to the MAC when they have free time in their schedules. Students should not miss any academic classes when they visit the MAC.

    Can the Marist Academic Center help with executive functioning skills? 
    The Learning Specialists who staff the MAC are well-versed in helping students develop executive function skills. At the MAC, students can expect to learn strategies that will help them with time management, note-taking, organization, and test-taking skills.

    Does the Marist Academic Center provide tutoring? 
    The MAC does not provide individual tutoring for content. We can work with your child's academic counselor to provide contact information for outside tutoring if that is a service you wish to provide for your child outside of the school day.

    Does the Marist Academic Center have remedial services for re-teaching of material? 
    The MAC provides strategy development for learning and studying to help students hone their skills to become more successful in each of their classes. The MAC is not designed or staffed to provide remedial instruction to students who are struggling with content-specific information. We are happy to provide tutoring information if you should need more intensive support for your child.

    Can students meet with outside tutors at the Marist Academic Center? 
    We ask that students schedule tutoring sessions at a location outside of the MAC. The MAC is meant to serve a large number of students; as such, we need to keep the MAC spaces open to as many students as possible.
  • Courses

    Strategies and Skills for Success 1 (SK141: Grades 7-9)
    This one-term course is offered to students who would like to improve their organizational skills and study habits. Material covered in the course includes desk and work organization, study habits, homework responsibility, reading skills, long-range assignment planning, how to take various forms of tests, how to know your best learning style and many other areas of concern to the learner. This course is a pass/fail course in the curriculum and is not used to compute the Marist GPA.

    Strategies and Skills for Success 2 (SK241: Grades 8-12)
    This course is a directed study hall.

Learning Specialists

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Seraydarian

    Ms. Elizabeth Seraydarian 

    Director, Marist Academic Center
  • Photo of Libby Ayoob

    Ms. Libby Ayoob 

    Associate Director, Marist Academic Center

Book Resources

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
CHADD Information and Resource Guide to ADHD by CHADD
CHADD Educator’s Manual on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) by CHADD
ADHD: Achieving Success in School and in Life by Barbara Guyer
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell Barkley

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers