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Tutoring

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

Mathworks

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 MathWorksHelp@neu.edu. Please see MATLAB office hours for more information.

Contact Linda Ayrapetov, l.ayrapetov@northeastern.edu 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:

College of Arts, Media and Design

College of Science

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

The Peer Tutoring Program strives to meet the academic needs of the NU undergraduate students by providing FREE peer tutoring services in many of the introductory level courses including NU Path. Our goal is to create synergy among students, faculty, and tutors where the student’s personal and academic growth and development is a priority.

 

BESS Tutoring Program (bess@neu.edu)
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 a 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, presidenthkn@gmail.com)
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.

Global Student Mentor Program
The mission of the Office of Global Services’ Global Student Mentor Program is to support incoming international students as they transition to college life at Northeastern and to the culture of the United States, to foster engagement with the Northeastern community, and to improve resource utilization.

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.

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.

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, l.ayrapetov@northeastern.edu for further information.