More than 100 Mississippi school districts are set to benefit from free online tutoring services.
The Mississippi Department of Education said it plans to use $10.7 million in federal emergency relief funds to purchase the services of Paper, a Santa-based on-demand educational support company. Monica, California. The funds will cover the costs of tutoring services until September 30, 2024.
Math and English tutoring services will be available for students in grades 3 through 12, WLBT-TV reported. Services will be live, online and available 24/7 with a live person, the department said.
Teachers and administrators will access real-time data through a data dashboard to assign activities, monitor student progress, and schedule individual or small group tutoring sessions during the school day. Parents can also schedule after-school and weekend tutoring services.
Tutoring services will also be available for English language learners and students with special needs.
“In addition to giving educators more tools to manage instruction and assess student needs and progress, these tutoring services allow parents and students to get help with homework from a tutor. at any time of the day,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education.
Online training and support sessions for teachers, administrators, parents and students in participating districts will begin in the coming weeks. All districts will begin receiving personalized training by the end of the month.