English as a second language (ESL) tutoring

The International Tutoring Center (ITC) is dedicated to providing international students with free, comprehensive English language and academic support. 

How it works 

  • To sign-up for an appointment and view specific times and availability, click here.
  • Meet one-on-one with a tutor for 50 minute appointments. 
  • Tutors can help you with: 
    • Writing, including getting started, organization, grammar, and citations
    • Conversation, including pronunciation
    • Reading
    • Career preparation
    • TOEFL prep

Locations: 

  • Snell Library, Room 088
  • Broad Street Campus 
  • Seattle Campus
  • Online

 

Hours:

The Center is open seven days per week.


Policies

You can make two appointments per week up to two weeks in advance. Each appointment is 50 minutes. Current students from NU Global programs (Global Pathways, American Classroom, NU Immerse, and Global Classroom) can make one additional appointment per week at our downtown campus at 89 Broad Street.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please cancel it no later than four hours in advance. If you do not cancel your appointment or arrive more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, you will be considered a “no-show.” Users who accrue more than three no-shows may be denied access to the Center.

You will be expected to play an active role in the tutorial, so you cannot email assignments to the tutor in advance.

 

How to Prepare

Arrive to a tutorial with a clear goal in mind. Ask yourself, what do I want to ask the tutor? What aspect of my English do I hope to improve? If you are working on an assignment, bring all related materials, including assignment guidelines, readings, and instructor feedback. Please print out all papers in advance and edit documents before your session; tutors will provide general comments.

If you are seeking conversational practice, consider topics you’d like to discuss. Finally, make sure to arrive on time and remember your Husky ID card and a pen or pencil to take notes.

 

Watch a video to learn how to register and make an appointment: 

Group Conversations Tutorials

We are now providing group conversation tutorials. These tutorials will allow you to practice your conversation skills with an ITC tutor and three other students while speaking about higher-level topics in English. These tutorials last for 50 minutes.

How to Make the Most of Group Tutorials

These tutorials help students improve their proficiency in discussing topics, such as current events, the global economy, and American culture. These skills will allow students to improve their spoken English proficiency, as well as discussion skills for inside the classroom.

In order to make the most of your tutorial, please bring materials or topics to discuss.

Online ESL Tutoring

How it works

  • To sign-up for an appointment and view specific times and availability, visit http://neu.mywconline.net     
  • If you’re new to the website, click “First visit? Click here to register” to get an account
  • Once you have an account, login with your username and password
  • You will see a landing page with the ESL tutoring schedule
  • You will see tutors who can either meet face-to-face or online. Choose a tutor who can meet online
  • You’ll see colored boxes: white = available appointment, blue = reserved appointment
  • Click on a white box and an appointment reservation form will appear. For the question “Meet Online?”, select “Yes – Meet Online”
  • Click on "Save Appointment"
  • You will receive an email confirmation for the appointment

Policies

  • Each appointment is 50 minutes
  • You can sign-up for a maximum of 2 appointments per week
  • You can sign-up for appointments 2 weeks in advance
  • You must show a valid Northeastern ID before your session
  • To cancel your appointment, please do so online at least 4 hours in advance
  • If you don’t cancel your appointment, you will be considered a “no-show”
  • If you accumulate three “no shows”, you may be denied services

How to Prepare

  • Arrive with clear goals in mind
  • Documents should be edited before your session; tutors will provide general comments
  • Prepare a pen or pencil to take notes
Seattle campus in-person ESL tutoring

These tutorials are available for international students who are studying at the Seattle Campus.

How it works

  • To sign-up for an appointment and view specific times and availability, visit http://neu.mywconline.net/
  • Meet one-on-one with a tutor for 50 minute appointments.
  • Tutors can help you with:
    • Writing, including planning, grammar, and citations
    • Conversation
    • Career Preparation
    • TOEFL prep

Location: Northeastern Seattle Campus (401 Terry Ave, Suite 100)

Policies

  • Each appointment is 50 minutes
  • You can sign-up for one in-person appointment per week
  • You can sign-up for appointments 2 weeks in advance
  • You can sign up for a maximum of 2 additional online appointments per week
  • You must show a valid Northeastern ID before your session
  • To cancel your appointment, please do so online at least 4 hours in advance
  • If you don’t cancel your appointment, you will be considered a “no-show”
  • If you accumulate three “no shows”, you may be denied service

 

How to Prepare

• Arrive with clear goals in mind

• Students should bring their assignment sheet, readings, and other materials used to write papers

• Documents should be edited before your session; tutors will provide general comments

• Bring a pen or pencil to take notes