2016-2017 Student Handbook

Center for Academic Achievement

Doble Hall, Suite 220

617.349.8459  caa@lesley.edu

617.349.8324 Fax

Daniel Newman

Executive Director Academic Support Services (ADA/504 Coordinator)


The Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) encourages students to become independent, successful, and confident learners.  The CAA promotes a collaborative learning environment in which students work as partners with tutors to gain a deeper educational experience at Lesley.  Central to the CAA’s mission is the belief that students have diverse ways of learning related to their cognitive, experiential, and cultural differences.  

The Center’s professional staff specialize in writing, reading, research methods, and various learning styles.  The staff also includes 30-35 trained and supervised peer tutors from graduate and undergraduate programs. The Center provides assistance with writing, reading, math, library research, study skills, organizational skills, and content across many fields. Students work on specific course requirements such as papers, projects, presentations, and exam preparation. Additionally, students work with tutors and professional staff as they exchange ideas, make use of feedback, and develop new skills. Selected tutors work with students to prepare for the Communications and Literacy subtests of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL).   

On-campus tutoring is available to all students currently enrolled in classes in Lesley’s degree-granting programs. Tutorials are offered on a by-appointment basis during daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

All students enrolled in off-campus, low residency, LCAL, and on-line degree granting programs may access online tutoring services by emailing onlinetutoring@lesley.edu. Students can consult the submission guidelines on the Center’s web site.