Online Tutoring

Students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree completion programs, off-campus cohorts, low-residency, or online degree-granting programs through Lesley University may submit drafts of papers assigned in their courses for online tutoring. Trained peer tutors review your drafts to provide advice and guidance on how to improve your writing.

How to Submit a Paper

Draft papers should be sent as Word document file attachments (filename.doc or filename.docx) to our Online Tutoring Manager at onlinetutoring@lesley.edu.

In your email message, give us the following information:

  • Your name
  • Degree program
  • Course for which the paper is being written
  • Location of your class or cohort
  • Name of the instructor to whom the paper is to be submitted
  • Brief details about the requirements of the assignment, including which formatting rules you are required to follow, if any

If you do not receive an automatic email confirmation, please call or email our office.  

Turnaround Time

Your paper will be returned to you with comments and suggestions within two business days after we receive it (as long as the draft is received by 5 PM EST by the online tutoring manager).

Papers that exceed 10 pages of text (based on text being double-spaced, 12-point font size, 1-inch page margins) will take longer. The deadline for the return of assignments that exceed 10 pages of text will be determined by the online tutoring manager.

You may submit as many assignments as you wish while you are enrolled as a student. If you have made substantial revisions to your paper and would like us to review it again, follow the same submission process as you did with the original draft.

Re-submissions of assignments must be sent to the online tutoring manager first. Every effort will be made to have the same tutor review the re-submitted paper for the sake of continuity and consistency.

Maximize Your Online Tutoring Experience

We’ll work with you to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your paper. The online writing support is not intended to correct or edit your paper, but to support your development as a writer. We can help you identify problems with:

  • Focus
  • Organization
  • Development
  • Academic style
  • Word choice
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Tutors will provide feedback on general principles of writing and make suggestions on grammar and style. However, the final structure and content of the paper is your responsibility.

Please allow yourself enough time to make final revisions to the paper before the submission deadline given by your professor.

For questions regarding citations, consult the APA style guide on the Sherrill Library page.

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