Global Student Success and the International Tutoring Center are dedicated to providing international and non-native English speaking students, scholars, faculty, and staff with free, comprehensive English language and academic support. Sessions are offered in a one-on-one format in Boston or online. Group conversation tutorials are also available.

Tutoring sessions are student-centered, meaning students can specify the type of help they’re looking for when booking an appointment. They can then choose a professional tutor who specializes in their area of need.

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 planning, organization, grammar, and citations
    • Conversation, including pronunciation
    • Reading
    • Career preparation
    • TOEFL prep
    • Presentation skills

Tutoring Locations

  • 088 Snell Library Map (for all students)
  • 89 Broad Street Campus Map (for NU Global students only)
  • Tutoring is also available online for all students.

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-Bachelor Completion) 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.

Tutorials are student-centered so you’ll be expected to play an active role in the tutorial, either in person or with an active video camera and microphone for online sessions. 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.

Group Conversations Tutorials

GSS provides group conversation tutorials. These tutorials will provide you the opportunity to practice your conversation skills with a professional 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.