Lockport City School District's Partnership with Paper 24/7 Online Tutoring

  • Lockport City School District has partnered with Paper to provide unlimited access to trained tutors so every student can ask questions, work through problems, and grow their confidence—at no cost to families.

    Beginning the 2022-2023 school year, students in the Lockport City School District grades 7th - 12th will have access to free tutoring, any time of the day or night! The district has partnered with Paper, an online tutoring company that offers students high-dosage tutoring (HDT). The term is new in name but old in theory. HDT is a practice used to help recover learning gaps.

    According to McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, students across the globe testing in 2021 were about ten points behind in math and nine points behind in reading, compared with matched students in previous years. This leaves students, on average, five months behind in math and four months behind in reading by the end of the school year. Through LCSD's partnership with Paper, we have the opportunity to help students recover from these learning gaps. A student in 7-12 grades within the district can sign on to the free portal any day of the week at any time of the day to ask for help. 

    Tutors are available to assist students with any subject through a secure, chat-based platform. Tutors help students work through problems, give feedback on an essay, or simply provide support while studying for a test. Trained tutors never giveaway an answer. Instead they lead students towards the answer. The service also delivers multilingual tutors.

    Paper not only benefits the students in the district. Teachers gain access to insights that can help tackle individual learning gaps. They can monitor their students' use of Paper and learn what students are struggling with. Paper also prioritizes independent work during classroom time where students can reach out to tutors when they hit a roadblock. 

    Paper offers an array of videos for students, parents, teachers and administrators to help use their product. To learn more about what Paper has to offer, view instructional videos, and access the tool please visit www.lockportschools.net/paper.

    Paper is an online, on-demand tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their writing, there will always be experts available online to assist students one-on-one in all subject areas and in more than 4 languages. See Paper FAQs to learn more.

    Paper tutors have been specially trained to conduct expert, academic support in a secure, chat-based platform. With a commitment to helping students learn, they’ll never give students answers, but rather facilitate deeper learning by asking guiding questions and providing timely encouragement.

    Live chat: Students have 24/7 unlimited access to high-quality individualized tutoring via chat. When students hit a stumbling block on an assignment, they can connect with a tutor in under a minute and ask any academic question, any time across all subjects and in multiple languages. Students simply type in their questions, upload a file or draw out the problem on the whiteboard. 

    Writing feedback: Students can receive feedback on their writing assignments to strengthen their writing skills. They can upload any type of written work to receive revisions from tutors within 24 hours. During the revision process, tutors highlight areas the student can improve and explain why, focusing on writing elements such as content, organization, citations, and grammar. 

    PaperLive: PaperLive offers entertaining and educational live video content for students after school to help them build learning momentum outside of the classroom. Students can access this resource for free on their own Paper dashboards and participate in a variety of classes from astronomy to financial literacy.