Paterson Public Schools Launches Round-the-Clock Online Tutoring for High School Students

District Partners With Tutor.com to Provide 24/7 Student Academic Support

NEW YORK and PATERSON, October 12, 2021 /— District officials announced a new online tutoring service that is now available to Paterson’s nearly 6,000 public high school students round-the-clock at no cost to them. This academic support has been made available through a district partnership with Tutor.com, an affiliate of The Princeton Review®. Through the partnership, expert tutors are available 24/7, and 1-to-1 tutoring for each student is unlimited.

“We have noted on many occasions that one of the district’s greatest silver linings has been the closing of the digital divide – providing every student with internet access and a device. With the digital divide closed, we are now able to provide our high school students with round-the-clock online tutoring,” said Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer. “This is something that would not have been possible two years ago. Our expectation is that, with this academic support available to our students, we will see a greater degree of academic success among our high school students.”

“We are proud and honored to partner with the district of Paterson to promote equity and opportunity for their high school students,” said Sandi White, SVP, Institutional, Tutor.com. “In collaborating with district leaders to customize this program, we have admired—and share—their commitment to ensuring that all students have unrestricted access to individualized support so they can achieve their academic goals.”

The features of Tutor.com include:

  • 24/7 online, on-demand access to expert tutors, 361 days of the year
  • Expert tutors available in 200 subjects, including English Language Arts, algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, world languages, computer science, and more
  • Tutors also available for Advanced Placement® and International Baccalaureate courses as well as PSAT®, SAT®, and ACT® prep
  • Drop-off review of students’ writing assignments
  • Spanish-speaking tutors for math, science, writing, social studies, and study skills subjects
  • Individualized help available to reinforce student success study and life skills such as time management, stress management, and notetaking
  • Self-study practice quizzes and video lessons

Students can access Tutor.com through their accounts on Clever, an educational platform that provides single sign-on access to a wide range of resources. More information about Tutor.com’s services is available at the district’s website.

About Paterson Public Schools

Paterson Public Schools serves more than 22,000 students pre-K to 12th grade in New Jersey’s third-largest city. While the Paterson community may be classified as low-income, many of its students are high-achieving. More elementary school students are reading at or above grade level, more high school students are earning college credits through Advanced Placement exams and taking college-level courses before graduation. Paterson Public Schools stands out as one of only 17 districts in New Jersey to offer the competitive International Baccalaureate program, and one of only four districts with a P-TECH high school, a program that, in collaboration with IBM and Passaic County Community College, graduates students with an associate degree in applied science and practical tech sector experience.

About Tutor.com

Since its incorporation in 2000, Tutor.com has delivered more than 21 million one-to-one online tutoring and homework help sessions to students. The company’s more than 3,500 vetted and qualified tutors provide learning assistance that is available 24/7 in a wide array of subjects. The company's mission is to instill hope, advance equity, and catalyze achievement in schools and communities. Tutor.com powers tutoring and homework help programs for the U.S. Department of Defense, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program, colleges and universities, K–12 school districts, state and local libraries, and companies offering employee benefit programs. Headquartered in New York City, Tutor.com is an affiliate of The Princeton Review, an education services company not affiliated with Princeton University. Follow Tutor.com on Twitter @tutordotcom, Facebook @TutorDotCom, and LinkedIn @Tutor.com.

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CONTACTS:

Paterson Public Schools: Paul Brubaker, Public Information Officer, Paterson Public Schools, 973-518-2298, pbrubaker@paterson.k12.nj.us

Tutor.com: Jeanne Krier, Publicist for The Princeton Review and Tutor.com, 212-539-1350 or PressOffice@review.com; or Suzanne Podhurst, PhD, VP, Institutional Marketing and Corporate Communications, The Princeton Review and Tutor.com, suzanne.podhurst@tutor.com