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) 

Global Student Success Contact Information 

Phone: 617.373.2455

Email: Globalss@northeastern.edu

Office: Global Student Success
101 Belvidere Street
Boston, MA 02115

Office Map

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST 

ESL Tutoring

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.

Recorded Workshops

View previously recorded workshops.

Reading Workshops

These workshops offer practice and instruction for students to improve their critical reading skills for university-level success.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the ITC?

We are located in the basement of Snell Library in Room 088. Once you pass through the main entrance, take a right and head down the stairs. Click here for a map. We also offer a limited number of tutorials for current students in NU Global Programs (Global Pathways, American Classroom, and Global Classroom) at our Downtown Campus. This is located on the second floor of the Hilton Hotel at 89 Broad Street.

Who are the tutors?

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.

Who can use the ITC?

ITC services are available to current Northeastern University international students. If you are a Northeastern faculty or staff member and need tutoring, please contact globalss@northeastern.edu. We are happy to provide further assistance. Alumni cannot use ITC services as the services are intended to provide support to current members of the Northeastern community.

The ITC is always full. Is there a waiting list?

Yes! 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.

Can I require my students to visit the ITC?

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.

Will you edit my paper for me?

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.

My teacher is an ITC tutor. Can I make an appointment with him or her?

Sorry! ITC tutors who also teach at Northeastern University are not permitted to see current students for tutorials.

Why is my WC online account blocked?

If your account is blocked, this means you have accumulated three no-shows across all GSS services. Please email globalss@northeastern.edu.