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CASE STUDY

A city unites to provide 24/7 personalized academic support for students

“I’ve seen what kids are getting help with. It’s highly personalized. It’s pretty amazing.”

— Dr. Ryan Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Paramount Unified School District

Providing extra help exactly where, when and how students need it

On-demand, 1:1 academic support lightens the load on teachers and families, benefitting the whole community.

The dilemma

Students needed personalized extra help during early mornings, evenings and weekends—in English and Spanish—but staffing appropriate teachers during those times was difficult. And when Covid came, the challenges of providing academic support were magnified 20x.


The solution

The City of Paramount saw academic support as a way to uplift the whole community, so they partnered with the district to provide every student with Paper’s 24/7, 1:1 homework help, writing feedback and study support across 200 subject areas.


The takeaway

The impact across the community was immediate. Students took advantage of thousands of hours of additional support at all hours of the day and night, setting them up for gains in writing, math and other subject areas. Teachers’ workload was lightened and parents’ stress reduced.


About the student population

Paramount USD serves a diverse community of 54,000 residents in Paramount, CA.

  Enrollment English Learners Socioeconomically
disadvantaged

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14,000

K-12 students

25.8%
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94.7%

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