Advising & Tutoring



You are likely to find answers to many of your general questions on this website. Most undergraduate advising in Mathematics is handled by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Michael R. Stein, the Director of Calculus, and the Director of MENU, Professor Santiago Canez.

Permission numbers for math courses; forms for declaring math majors/minors; appointments with DUS Math office staff Lunt 201 M-F
8:30 am - 5 pm
(847) 491-3299
Calculus placement; advice on 100- and 200- level courses Director of Calculus Lunt 204 by appointment (847) 491-3299
MENU program Santiago Canez, Director of MENU Lunt B27 by appointment (847) 491-3299
Advising for math majors/minors; declaring a math major/minor; petitions to graduate; study abroad; taking math courses away from NU; math career and graduate school information

John M. Alongi, Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

Lunt 228 by appointment (847) 491-3299
Graduation petition forms for majors and minors Online forms from Registrar
Credit for college courses taken while in high school; academic advice unrelated to your major WCAS Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising (for non-WCAS students: the equivalent school office) 1902 Sheridan Road M-F
8:30 am - 5 pm
(847) 491-8916

Online information and forms about the Application to Graduate


Calculus, Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Tutoring Rooms

The room is open to all calculus, chemistry and physics students looking for a constructive and helpful environment in which to work on math, chem and physics problems. It is staffed by experienced undergraduate peer tutors for students needing help in the following courses:

Math 212, 213, 214, 220, 224, 230, 234, 240, 250, and 290

Chem 101, 102, 103, 171, and 172

Physics 130, and 135

Tutoring Schedule:

  • Tech HG04: All evenings Sunday through Wednesday 8-10pm for Chemistry, Math and Physics
  • Allison 1021: Sundays and Wednesdays 8-10pm for Chemistry, Math and Physics

PLUS (Peer-Led Undergraduate Study):

  • Shepard Engagement Center, Room B25: April 16th - June 4th meeting every Sunday from 3 pm-5pm. Snacks are always provided!

PLUS is a collaboration of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching and the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives, and offers drop-in group studying for calculus courses (along with several courses taught by other departments). For more information, click here.

Math Exam Review Study Tables:

Elder Dining Hall*

Spring 2017 Math Exam Review Tables are open to all students enrolled in Math courses 212, 213, 220, 224 ,230, 234, and 290-2

      • Sunday, April 23: 11:00am-1:00pm
      • Sunday, May 14: 11:00am-1:00pm
      • Tuesday, June 6: 11:00am-1:00pm

*enter via Colfax doors.  

Private (Paid) Tutors (click for list)

Searle Center: Undergraduate Academic Resource Portal

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