2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Center for Academic Achievement

Doble Hall, Suite 220

617.349.8459  caa@lesley.edu

617.349.8324 Fax

Dr. Daniel Newman

Executive Director Academic Support Services

ADA/504 Coordinator for Students

Anhar Mulla

Associate Director of Tutoring Programs


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 strategies. The staff also includes over 40 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 reading and writing 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 and may be conducted via most online platforms. Students may also come in for “walk-in” meetings with tutors (based on availability).

Online tutoring and writing support is also available to students who may not be able to access on-campus tutoring by going to Brainfuse (www.brainfuse.com) for subject tutoring and writing, or by emailing onlinetutoring@lesley.edu to submit papers for review. Graduate students should note that they are seeking graduate level support when submitting a paper for review. Students can consult the submission guidelines on the Center’s web site.