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Need Extra Help With Your Classes?

Get free assistance with your courses from friendly professional and peer tutors on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses. Most tutoring is available on a walk-in basis.

Tutoring Update

The Tutoring Center will not be offering face to face appointments until further notice. We will only be offering remote services as follows:

Writing/Reading/ESL Tutoring

Students who wish to contact a writing, reading or ESL tutor should email Jennifer Levesque at with their name, ID number and the class they need help with. Someone will contact them within 24 hours during the tutoring hours of Monday through Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm and Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Math/Science/Computer Science Tutoring

Students who wish to reach a math, science or computer science tutor should email the tutoring center at with their name, ID number and the class they need help with. Someone will contact them within 24 hours during the tutoring hours of Monday through Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm and  Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Please note that all student e-mails will be directed to Jennifer Levesque or Ingrid Polanco who have a list of tutors, their schedules, subject areas of expertise and contact information. Jennifer and Ingrid will connect the students to the appropriate tutor. We have developed a tracking system to ensure the tutor will follows up with the student. Tutors will be maintaining their normal schedules but ONLINE.


ThinkingStorm is an academic support program that gives all NECC students 24/7 online tutoring in a variety of subjects.

To access ThinkingStorm go to your Blackboard page. There will be a link to ThinkingStorm in the lower left corner. Click on login to ThinkingStorm and you will see the tutoring options.

How to Use ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring
How to Use ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring

ThinkingStorm is an academic support program that gives students online access to live, one-to-one assistance from trained and qualified tutors. ThinkingStorm is offered to NECC students at no additional cost.

Logging in to ThinkingStorm
Logging in to ThinkingStorm
  1. Log into MyNECC Portal and sign into your NECC Blackboard account.
  2. In the top right corner of your Blackboard account, select the tab for “Student Resources.”
  3. Click on the link for ThinkingStorm and you will automatically be logged into your account.
Online Tutoring Categories
Online Tutoring Categories

There is a variety of subjects available for students to access for online tutoring support, including math, statistics, writing, science, health sciences, business, and specialty topics (computer applications, computer programming, and software).

Please note: Online writing support occurs asynchronously by uploading assignment drafts and receiving feedback through email. Online tutoring support for health science, business and other specialty topics are available in the system by appointment only.


Students are limited to 5 hours of free online tutoring per semester. Please use your time wisely. If you have exceeded the maximum, you will receive a message to contact the Tutoring Center.

Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting
Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting
  • For technical assistance with ThinkingStorm, please contact the Customer Support Team at or 1-877-889-5996.
  • Browser Requirements: Firefox 12 or higher, Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher, or Google Chrome 20.0 or higher
  • Cookies/Javascript should be enabled
  • Please disable all popup blockers for
  • Make sure you have Java installed. If you need to install Java, go to the Java Website and follow the instructions for the free download


Tutoring Available by Subject

View all NECC tutoring schedules, locations and hours.

Take Advantage of Online Tutoring

Can’t make it to the tutoring center but still need help? As an NECC student, you also have access to ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring.

Accommodations and Access Requests

Individuals who have access requests (including food related allergies), please contact Learning Accommodations at 978-556-3654. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact our office via the relay service by dialing 7-1-1 (TTY) or through Video Relay Service (VRS) of their choice. Individuals requesting sign language interpreting, please contact Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at

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