Global Student Success (GSS) supports the success of international and non-native English speaking students, faculty, and staff at Northeastern University.
The International Tutoring Center (ITC) is dedicated to providing current Northeastern University international students with free, comprehensive English language and academic support. The ITC includes English as a Second Language Tutoring (ESL), Language and Culture Workshops, and Reading Workshops. Click each service name below to learn more.
ELS Tutoring Locations
088 Snell Library Map (for all students)
89 Broad Street Campus Map (for NU Global students only)
NU Seattle Campus Map (Seattle students only)
ITC tutorials address areas like writing (getting started, organization, grammar, and citations); conversation; pronunciation; reading; TOEFL; and career preparation (interview skills and resumé writing).
Language & Culture Workshops
These workshops are for students looking to improve their reading, writing, and listening skills.
View previously recorded workshops.
These workshops offer practice and instruction for students to improve their critical reading skills for university-level success.
Frequently Asked Questions
Main Campus (Snell Library, Room 088) – These tutorials are available for all current students in Boston. Room 088 is in the basement of Snell Library. Once you pass through the main entrance with your husky card, take a right and head down the stairs.
Broad Street Campus (89 Broad Street, Room 202) – These tutorials are for NU Global students ONLY (Global Pathways, American Classroom, and Global Classroom – BS completion). NU Global students can make three appointments per week if the third is downtown, and they must email GSS (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make this appointment.
Seattle Campus (Cypress, 401 Terry Ave. N. Ste. 103.) – These tutorials are for Seattle students ONLY. You will need to sign-up for appointments online AT LEAST 3 hours in advance due to the time difference.
Online – These tutorials are available for all current students across campuses-Boston, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Charlotte.
ITC tutors are required to have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to English language instruction and experience working with international students. While all tutors can generally address any aspect of English language, each specializes in at least one skill area. Click on any unfilled (white) appointment on the online schedule to read a tutor’s biography. Use the "Limit To" feature at the top of the schedule to find tutors with expertise in the skill area you wish to address.
ITC services are available to current Northeastern University international students, scholars, faculty, and staff. Alumni cannot use ITC services as the services are intended to provide support to current members of the Northeastern community.
On the online calendar, click on the clock icon next to any date to be added to a waiting list. You will then receive an email notifying you if a student cancels and an appointment opens up. Don’t forget that you can also sign up for appointments up to two weeks in advance.
While we hope that instructors recommend our service, we discourage requiring it because appointments fill up quickly, and we cannot guarantee to accommodate all students. Since we also consider tutorials to be a private matter, we do not report student attendance to instructors.
ITC tutorials are instructional in nature, so we will not proofread or edit papers line by line. Instead, we will help you identify patterns of errors in your paper, review grammatical and mechanical conventions, and share editing strategies.
Sorry! ITC tutors who also teach at Northeastern University are not permitted to see current students for tutorials.