Tutoring Philosophy

The COE Tutoring Program offers a wide variety of tutoring services to meet the academic needs of the NU undergraduate students taking courses in the following departments: Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.  The COE Tutoring Program also offers free, drop-in tutoring available for first-year engineering students 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.

Current Students: Please see BlackBoard Undergrad Community Site for updated Tutoring Schedules and Tutor Profiles, as well as a list of additional tutoring services at the University.

The following are the types of tutoring services available in the COE.

  • Designated Tutoring
  • Drop-ins
  • Group Tutoring
  • In-Class Tutoring
  • One-on-one tutoring by appointment
  • Recitations
  • Referrals
  • Study Groups
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Workshops
  • Mathworks – COE students (grad and undergrad) 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.

Becoming an Upperclass Tutoring Fellow

Becoming a COE 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. Upperclass students (freshmen and transfers are encouraged to apply during their second semester at NU) may apply to become peer tutors by contacting Linda Ayrapetov, l.ayrapetov@northeastern.edu for further information.