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Why Paper ?

Nearly every option for academic support, especially high-dosage tutoring, runs up against the same limitations: equity, cost, and scale. Unless you have Paper.

Districts face many challenges to providing high-dosage tutoring 


Every learner needs extra help from time to time, and demands for tutoring are soaring across school communities. But staffing, scheduling, and other logistical hurdles stand in your way of sustaining tutoring programs that can serve every student—especially at the time, place, and volume needed.


Because it’s hard to predict demand, it’s also difficult to budget accurately. Overtime costs for on-staff educators quickly add up. And contracted tutoring services typically bill based on usage. The result is runaway costs and wasted expenses that are difficult to justify.

Shortage of
skill sets

Districts across the nation are already facing a teacher shortage. Finding, hiring, and retaining after-school educators skilled across a range of subjects—with the training to assist students with widely varying needs—is a daunting task for any administrator.

How does Paper stack up against typical academic support options?

Paper’s educational support system delivers high-dosage tutoring at scale

Unlike typical options, Paper isn’t constrained by unmanageable demand, the time of day, unpredictable costs, or the local availability of teachers, tutors, or parents. You can provide equitable high-dosage tutoring at scale—at a fixed cost.


Large team of tutors

Paper is staffed to support thousands of school districts across the country. That means a big surge in demand for extra help at your school is just a regular Tuesday for Paper—there’s always staff on tap to deliver 1:1 help every single time.


Highly qualified tutors

Because Paper offers permanent employment and professional enrichment opportunities, we are able to recruit and retain the best of the best: a team of highly qualified, mission-driven experts who are trained to weave foundational skills into subject-specific tutoring.


Smart matching

Based on a student’s question, grade level, and language preference, Paper instantly pairs students with the best tutor to meet their individual needs—so learners are always guided through their challenges by a subject matter expert.


Intelligent capacity planning

How can Paper offer on-demand, 24/7 tutoring while still being cost-effective for schools? Paper’s predictive analytics forecast usage, so there are always exactly the right amount of tutors online.

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Integration and easy access

Paper easily integrates with your existing tech infrastructure for single sign-on and student rostering. Access is easy and intuitive for students across multiple devices.

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Predictable fixed cost

Paper is licensed based on a fixed-per-student pricing. You can budget with 100% accuracy because costs stay the same no matter how much learners, teachers, and administrators use Paper to deliver the extra help students need and deserve.

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Onboarding and adoption support

Paper’s skilled onboarding team works with you to ensure successful adoption. From onboarding and professional development to student engagement, we’re with you every step of the way.

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Designed for educators, too

Paper’s ESS includes dashboards for administrators and teachers—giving you data-driven insights to monitor progress, make better strategic decisions, and do your job more effectively.

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