Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (formerly known as Learning Services) offers free services to Northland students including tutoring and disability services.


The Academic Success Center believes that every student can be a successful learner. The Center provides a learning environment that respects the rights of all students and offers equal opportunities to achieve academic success through staff and peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, and study skills development. It also ensures that students with psychological, physical and/or learning disabilities are provided equal access to the programs, services, and activities at Northland. The Center strives to provide confidential services while assisting students in developing lifelong learning strategies and self-advocacy skills.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring services are available to all current Northland students free of charge. The Academic Success Center serves as a resource for students who want to improve their academic performance. Instructional services are provided to students who may potentially have, or are currently having, academic problems due to learning or physical disabilities, lack of academic preparation or other factors which may affect student progress.

These services are available from specially trained staff in areas of study skills, writing, communication, math as well as some content areas. Individual tutoring is also available to students who need help with content areas within their program from student tutors.

Tutor Schedules

East Grand Forks
Thief River Falls

Subjects: Math, Algebra, Nursing Math, Chemistry, Navigating D2L
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communications Skills, Basic Computer Skills, Anatomy and Physiology, Résumés, Cover Letters, Navigating D2L, Study Skills (test preparation, text book reading, note taking, time management)

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Disability Services

Northland Community and Technical College shall provide access to programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with known disabilities as required by law. An individual requesting an accommodation must have supporting documentation of eligibility for the accommodation.

Services may include:

  • Scanning Textbooks
  • Assistive Technology
  • Extending Time for Testing
  • Reading Tests
  • Providing Note Takers
  • Modifying the Environment

For more information, please contact Ellen Brehmer (EGF campus) or Heather Meng (TRF campus).

Assistive Technology

Northland provides some assistive technology for students in the Academic Success Centers on both campuses, including screen magnifiers, mouse scanners, and recording pens.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Services

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is located on each campus. They will assess your basic English language skills to determine college readiness. Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation at Northland. ABE has an office on each Northland campus location.

Tools & Resources

Test Taking & Studying
Writing Tutor Resources
Math Tutor Resources

Contact Academic Success Center

East Grand Forks Campus

    Ellen Brehmer
  • Ellen Brehmer
  • Learning Services Coordinator
  • East Grand Forks - Office #580D
  • (218) 793-2382

Thief River Falls Campus

    Heather Meng
  • Heather Meng
  • Director of Academic Success Center, Diversity Officer
  • Thief River Falls - Office #205
  • (218) 683-8560

Office Hours

East Grand Forks Campus

Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Thief River Falls Campus

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5pm