There are several resources available to students looking for academic support and assistance with finding jobs and co-op placements.
The purpose of the University PreHealth Advising Program is to provide resources and advising to members of the Northeastern community (students and alums) in all NU colleges and all NU fields of study regarding professional school expectations, preparation requirements, and application processes.
The Peer Tutoring Program (PTP) offers a wide range of FREE tutoring services to meet the academic needs of Northeastern’s undergraduate students in many of the introductory level courses, as well as some of the upper-level courses in the NU Core. The Peer Tutoring Program hires highly qualified undergraduate students who are recommended by faculty whose course(s) they tutor. In addition, all peer tutors are trained in accordance to College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) tutor certification guidelines.
Students can book one-on-one tutoring appointments in Biology, Chemistry, Linguistics, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology as well as a variety of other subjects via myNEU under TUTORING. For a complete list of subjects in which tutoring is offered, as well as both content specific and non-content specific tutoring resources, check the Peer Tutoring Program website.
Students are allowed to book two tutoring appointments per week per course. Peer tutoring appointments may last up to one hour. Peer Tutoring services are FREE and open to all Northeastern undergraduate students currently enrolled in course(s) in which peer tutoring is offered. One-on-one tutoring by appointment begins the second week of classes and ends the last day of classes.
Additional Free Tutoring Services
Tutoring is also offered in the following departments by graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs):
Biology: TAs’ office hours
Chemistry: TAs’ office hours in Chem Central located in 115 Hurtig Hall
Physics: TAs’ office hours in the Physics Workshop located in the 3rd Floor of Churchill Hall are posted here
We strongly encourage our undeclared students to take advantage of the peer support services to learn from those who have had first-hand experience. Many of the students in our peer programs are former undeclared students who have gone through the exploration process that our new undeclared students are just beginning. We have found that students learning from students is a powerful enhancement to the Program for Undeclared Students, both for the new undeclared freshmen as well as for the peer leaders themselves. There are several ways to become involved:
- Peer Advising Coaches (PACs): Students who work closely with the Persistence Specialist to help fellow students
- Peer Advising Liaisons (PALs): Students who assist students and advisors during peak advising times
- Peer Mentors: Students who mentor and assist incoming freshmen
- Peer Tutors: Students who tutor students in a wide range of courses offered by the College of Science
The Student Persistence and Retention Program
The Student Persistence and Retention Program assists students in the College of Science who are struggling academically and have been placed on academic probation. As a part of this program, regular meetings are scheduled with a Student Retention Specialist who assesses the student’s difficulty and creates an individualized plan to help guide them to academic success. Students in this program take advantage of comprehensive advising, tutoring, skill building, and self-reflection as means of returning to good academic standing. To contact the Student Retention Specialist, please call the College of Science Academic Advising Office at 617.373.4475, or make an appointment online through myNEU.
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