• Introductory Email to Families

    We are excited to announce that we have partnered with a service called Paper to provide unlimited access to trained tutors so every student in grades 3-12 can ask questions, work through problems, and grow their confidence—at no cost to families whenever they need academic help.

    Paper is an online, on-demand tutoring service that provides students with free unlimited, 24/7 academic support.  Paper provides….

    • 1:1 live-chat tutoring sessions with subject-matter experts in over 200 subjects and four different languages.

    • Expert review on any written work (essays, creative writing, poetry, lab reports, etc.).

    • Hundreds of resources and activities to help you best support your student(s) at home.

    • Interactive shows and activities to expand learning beyond the classroom.

    • And so much 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, anytime, across all subjects and in multiple languages. Students simply type in their question, 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 within their own Paper dashboards and participate in a variety of classes from astronomy to financial literacy. 

    Paper Missions: Students can become a math wiz with Paper Missions; a gamified, interactive experience that breaks down equations into core concepts.

    You can access Paper in several ways…

    • Go to https://paper.co/ - students will log in using their school email account information. 

    • You can download the Paper app (search Paper Education: K-12 Tutoring) to your mobile device. 

    • Paper is also available as an icon in the district app and through the district website under Quick Links.

    Students & teachers began using Paper within our classrooms in December.  They’ve submitted essays for review,  had students access live tutors for math problems, and encouraged students to access PAPER during independent work time. 

    The safety & wellbeing of our students is our top priority. Paper integrates with our existing security and privacy practices. Paper operates under strict adherence to federal and state-specific student data privacy laws. All tutor-student communication is chat-based to provide 100% visibility into all student activity to school administrators, teachers, and parents or guardians.

    For more information on Paper, check out these links -
    Paper Frequently Asked Questions - https://paper.co/faqs
    Paper Parents Guide - https://pages.paper.co/the-parent-guardian-guide-to-implementing-paper

    If you have additional questions, please contact me at kristi.meeks@harrisonvilleschools.org.