northeastern university seal


The College of Engineering Tutoring Program offers a wide variety of tutoring services to meet the academic needs of Northeastern undergraduate students taking courses in the following departments: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.

Tutoring for first year engineering students is located in 153 SN. Free drop-in tutoring is available in Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, and General Engineering courses.

Before requesting tutoring support, students should always seek the assistance of their faculty by contacting them by phone, email, or by going to their office hours. To find out the office hours of an instructor, students should refer to the course syllabus, visit the department’s website or office, or contact the instructor of the course via e-mail.

College of Engineering Tutoring Services

  • Designated Tutoring
  • Drop-ins
  • Group Tutoring
  • In-Class Tutoring
  • One-on-one tutoring by appointment
  • Recitations
  • Referrals
  • Study Groups
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Workshops


Engineering students (graduate and undergraduate) have unique access to a tutor dedicated specifically to MATLAB and Simulink products.  For general or public MATLAB & Simulink questions, please visit the Blackboard MATLAB Site. For specific or private MATLAB & Simulink questions, please send an e-mail message to Please see MATLAB office hours for more information.

Contact Linda Ayrapetov, for further information.


Additional tutoring services provided by the various colleges and programs at the University. Some are open to all undergraduate students and some are limited to specific majors.

By College:

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

College of Arts, Media and Design

College of Science

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Specialized Tutoring Programs:The MyNEU Academic Guide provides Northeastern University students, faculty and advisors resources to help undergraduates make the most of their academic experiences. This central online source links students to a broad range of academic services including advising, tutoring, support centers, and enhancement opportunities, such as Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research opportunities.

African-American Institute
Students who experience challenges in a specific subject area can take advantage of free tutoring services at the Institute. From the second week of classes until final exams, graduate students and faculty provide assistance in numerous subjects, including Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Economics, History, Math, and Physics

BESS Tutoring Program (
Study Sessions are a weekly opportunity for members of BESS to get together with their peers to study and work on homework assignments in a conducive, stress-free environment. BESS currently the ability to provide tutoring for entry-level engineering courses, but aims to expand its resources to provide advanced tutoring in all engineering disciplines.

Biology (412 Mugar, x2263)
Free peer tutoring services are available at the Biology Peer Tutoring Center. One on one tutoring appointments are available upon request. Please inquire at the Tutoring Center.

Chemistry (115 Hurtig, x4498)
CHEM CENTRAL is staffed by graduate students and faculty for around 30-40 hours/week. In addition, one-on-one peer tutoring appointments on selective courses are available upon request.

Chi Epsilon
Chi Epsilon offers tutoring for select courses by individual appointment, check their website for available courses.

Connections Physics Reviews (CPR)
Physics 1 on Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:30in 020 Stetson East

Disability Resource Center
The Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) is a comprehensive tutorial program for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. Content for tutorials is drawn directly from the student’s course work. Skills addressed may include time management, organization, reading comprehension, expository writing, research and study skills, and self-advocacy.

Earth Sciences
Check website for listing of tutors and available subject matter.

English Language Center
Northeastern University offers English as a second language (ESL) and academic preparation programs for international students who intend to apply to an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a U.S.-based University.

Eta Kappa Nu (413 Dana, x5707,
Eta Kappa Nu, the National Electrical Engineering Honor Society provides FREE tutoring to all electrical engineering students. A schedule is posted outside the office door in Dana . Prof. David Brady is the faculty advisor.

International Peer Mentors
The Peer Mentoring for International Students service (PMIS) goals are to integrate incoming international students into the larger NU community, provide a rewarding learning (academic and social) experience by actively engaging students, cultivate school spirit, increase community building among international learners, and increase academic achievement among international learners.

Mathematics (540B Nightingale, x2438)
Math tutoring on an individual basis is provided in algebra, precalculus, or calculus. Students can sign up in 540B Nightingale Hall for a half-hour or hour long appointment, with the tutor of their choice and for a time that fits their schedule. This is a free service for Northeastern students.

Peer Tutoring Program (101 Lake Hall, x8931)
The Peer Tutoring Program offers a wide range of tutoring services to meet the academic needs of the undergraduate students in many of the introductory level courses, as well as some of the upper-level courses in the NU Core. They offer tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Journalism, Mathematics, and Physics.

We have a drop-in Physics Workshop staffed by graduate students as part of their teaching assignment located in the Introductory Physics Labs in the 3rd floor Churchill. In addition, one-on-one peer tutoring appointments on selective courses are available upon request.

Student Athlete Support Services
Tutoring is provided free of charge to all varsity student-athletes regardless of scholarship status. Athletes who request a tutor are provided with tutor contact information and it is their responsibility to make arrangements for the tutorial sessions.

Women in Engineering
The Women in Engineering program connects students with mentors, tutors, career advice, financial aid, and other women in engineering – all the resources that promote success in engineering.

The Writing Center (412 Holmes, x4549)
The Northeastern University Writing Center will offer assistance to any Northeastern University student who is currently writing a paper for any class (not just English courses!). Please call X3086 or stop by the Writing Center to make an appointment to review your paper. Students should bring a rough draft of the paper to your appointment.

Becoming an Upperclass Tutoring Fellow

Becoming a College of Engineering tutor is a great on-campus part-time employment opportunity that offers many rewards.

  • It is a powerful community-building experience.
  • It allows for flex time; tutors set their own work schedule.
  • It is a wonderful experience to have on your resume.

Upper-class students (freshmen and transfers are encouraged to apply during their second semester at Northeastern) may apply to become peer tutors by contacting Linda Ayrapetov, for further information.