Lesley offers peer tutoring to students through the Center for Academic Achievement. We support all students enrolled in degree granting programs, including students with learning differences and students whose first language is other than English. We also provide online tutoring services to students enrolled in Lesley off-campus, online, and low residency degree-granting programs.
Our tutors can work with you one-on-one as we exchange ideas and feedback, explore your learning style, and help you develop new skills. You can focus on projects involving writing, reading comprehension, research, brainstorming, or time management.
Central to our mission is the belief that students have diverse ways of learning related to their cognitive, experiential, and cultural differences.
We provide support to students in their academic requirements and assist them in becoming more independent and successful learners, equipped with knowledge of their abilities so as to gain a deeper educational experience.
Our peer tutoring is collaborative. Peer tutors will help you with brainstorming, exploring a topic, organizing papers or projects, strengthening your writing, research, test preparation, time management, and course content and concepts. They can guide you through editing your work.
While nearly everyone can benefit from tutorials, you might be particularly interested if you are:
- Submitting passing work, but not meeting your full potential
- High-achieving, but interested in personalized feedback
- Taking too much time to complete work
- Eager to improve your writing
- Frustrated with reading material
- Facing an academic challenge
- Have a documented learning difference
- Appointments are 50-minutes long, with a maximum of 2 appointments per week
- Cancellations need at least 24-hour notice
- Plan ahead! Use your syllabi to determine when you may need assistance, and book your appointments early
- Papers must be downloaded through email, not brought in on USB drives
- Know what you can cover in one session
- Bring your assignments, books, and notes with you
- You may need several sessions with a tutor for each assignment
All students enrolled in a degree completion program through the Center for the Adult Learner, off-campus cohorts, low-residency programs, or online degree granting programs may take advantage of our online tutoring service. Read More
Disability Support Services
The Center also includes the LD/ADD Academic Support Program and Disability and Access Services. Read More
The use of the Center for Academic Achievement is confidential, unless you have given permission to share information.
Services for faculty and staff
To best assist student success, we also offer services and information to faculty and staff in degree-granting programs. Some resources available are on the following topics:
- Multilingual students, English Language Learners
- Testing accommodations, alternative testing
- Designing and responding to student assignments
Center for Academic Achievement staff
- Daniel Newman, Executive Director, Academic Support Services (ADA/504 Coordinator)
- Anhar A. Mulla Associate Director, and Online Tutoring Manager
- Kaitlyn Scrivano, Office Manager
- Kimberly Johnson, Director, LD/ADD Academic Support Program
- G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, Director of Access Services for Students with Disabilities
- Jerimiah Bergstrom, Learning Disability Specialist
- Holly Aldrich, Disability Access Specialist
We welcome questions, and invite suggestions as we continue to develop these services.