Leading schools has never been harder

Learning Recovery
You need to ramp up instructional time...
Teacher Capacity
...But your teachers are stretched thin...
Budgets
...And ESSER dollars are running out.
Enrollment & Attendance
The pandemic also reduced enrollment & attendance.

Equipping families to
deliver at-home
instruction is your best bet

Research

Research finds parental involvement is the biggest predictor of students’ academic success & attendance.

Time

Kids spend just 13% of waking hours in classrooms; districts must address the other 87% to move the needle.

Cost-effectiveness

Studies show parents are as effective as teachers in tutoring. Plus, they’re intrinsically motivated to support their kids’ learning.

Father helping daughter in her studies

Parents are your greatest - and most underutilized - instructional resource

Parents are your greatest - and most underutilized - instructional resource

Unlock 1000 hours of 1-on-1 instructional time for every classroom

79% of parents in our partner schools have used Paloma to successfully tutor their kids at home. Families have completed nearly two-thirds of all daily tutoring sessions.

Over the course of a school year, Paloma unlocks up to 1,000 extra hours of rigorous, one-on-one instruction for every classroom.

By the time students enter middle school, Paloma parents will have given their kids the equivalent of an entire extra year of school!

How Paloma Works

Paloma’s mobile web-app enables families to deliver short-burst tutoring in reading & math for 15 daily minutes.

Paloma texts families with a daily tutoring session personalized to their students’ learning needs & interests.

We enable parents to deliver instructions that is

Thurs
Fri
Mon
Tues
Wed

Mondays: Families get a short video breaking down their teacher-identified focus area into a bite-sized skill-of-the-week. Then, Paloma guides families through a tutoring session.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Parents get a learning activity that helps them deepen their child’s proficiency with the skill-of-the-week. Then, Paloma asks families what they want the next day’s content to be about: whatever captures their child's curiosity and joy!

Wednesdays & Fridays: Paloma uses human-in the-loop AI to generate decodable books and word problems aligned with students’ learning needs and personal interests. Kids quite literally become protagonists in their own stories and math problems.

Personalization powered by AI

Paloma uses AI to generate decodable books & word problems aligned with students’ learning needs and personal interests

James got a dog.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

The dog is called Max.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

Max is a tan dog.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

Max has a red box.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

Max can nab six toys.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

Max and James run a lot.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

Up to the sky they run.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

James and Max sit on top.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

James pats Max on his back.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

"Good dog, Max", says James.

Teacher-identified skill:
x /x/ y /y/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Dogs

This is Princess Danah.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

She sat on the top of the hill.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

Princess Danah sees a pink pig in a pen.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

She pets the pig.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

Princess Danah has a pink dress.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

Pig says, "I like your pink dress!"

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

Pink makes her feel pretty.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

She spins in her pink dress.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

She plays with the pig.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

The pig is her pal.

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

Goodnight Princess Danah, goodnight pig!

Teacher-identified skill:
p /p/ s /s/ letter sounds
Family-identified interest:
Princess

Meet Ezra, he loves cats.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Meet Chip, the black cat.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Chip can run and jump.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Ezra teaches Chip to fetch.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Fetch the ball, Chip!

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

At lunch, Chip sits with Ezra.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

They sit on a bench.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Ezra loves his cat so much.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Terrell and Chip chat at night.

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Goodnight Chip!

Teacher-identified skill:
/ch/ digraph
Family-identified interest:
I love cats

Kids are protagonists in their own decodable books & story problems!

“My daughter sees herself in the stories. She was so happy to read them! Paloma also broke down the strategies for me. I never knew about CVVC words, in all my days. It's amazing!”

Paloma Parent, NYC

Upskilling parents as at-home tutors is the most [cost] effective , scalable & culturally responsive way to accelerate learning

Upskilling parents as at-home tutors is the most [cost] effective , scalable & culturally responsive way to accelerate learning

Paloma saves teachers
~100 hours per year

Paloma eliminates inefficiencies in teachers’ existing efforts:

From

To

Conferences

Scheduling & rescheduling parent-teacher conferences is painful, and planning them is time-consuming.

Paloma schedules, plans, & facilitates best-you-ever-had conferences. Plan an effective conference in just 30 seconds!

Homework

Curating, monitoring & grading homework is an absolute time-suck.

Teachers can assign Paloma's Daily 15 as HW. No more preps wasted making & grading packets!

Tracking progress

Reading logs are a paperwork nightmare.

Paloma shares usage data & leaderboards with teachers, including actionable insights.

Paloma makes teaching less lonely & more sustainable

“Teaching feels like a team sport now. I run my leg of the race during the school day, then Paloma hands the instructional baton to families & they reliably run their leg of the race at home”

Paloma Teacher, NYC

Why districts love us

Ramp up instructional time

There just isn’t enough classroom time. We mobilize & upskill parents as at-home tutors. You can hire paid tutors instead, but that’s expensive, unscalable, & often ineffective.

Boost student attendance and enrollment

Studies show family engagement drives daily attendance. Engaged families are also enrolled families.

Differentiate learning resources

Paloma equips families with daily learning activities personalized to kids’ learning needs & interests. Parent-facing guidance is translated into their home language.

Save teachers time & make them happy

By streamlining parent-teacher conferences & homework, Paloma saves teachers ~25 hrs per marking period. Plus, we make teaching feel like a team sport.

Save money

With ESSER funding running out, districts need bang for buck. We offer the most affordable way to increase instructional time & accelerate student learning.

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Our team

Alejandro
Alejandro Gibes de Gac
CEO
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Shane
Shane Chin
Technology
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Chloe
Chloe Moryl
Product
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Leandro Butteri - Founding Designer
Leandro Butteri
Design
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FAQs

Would this really work for families in Title I districts?

Yes! Paloma only supports Title I districts. In our partner schools, 79% of all families have successfully completed a tutoring session with their child at home. Families have completed nearly two-thirds of all daily tutoring sessions in their entirety. Fun fact: Parents are tutoring their kids on Paloma more often than people typically check Instagram (43% vs. 29% daily active usage). That’s how motivated families are to help their kids succeed. You don't want to leave this on the table.

Won’t this feel like “one extra thing” to my teachers?

Paloma is designed to embed seamlessly into teachers’ existing workflow and help them do less, not more. There is so much time to be saved: scheduling parent-teacher conferences is often clunky; planning for conferences is time-consuming; creating, monitoring, & grading homework can be a major timesuck; reading logs can be a paperwork nightmare. The list goes on! By streamlining these activities, Paloma can save teachers ~25 hours per marking period without requiring anything extra. Teachers can instead spend this time focusing on curriculum, instruction, or even just recharging their batteries. It's precisely because teachers are maxed out that it's important for districts to "call in the reserves" and mobilize families to join the instructional effort at home.

How does Paloma fit into an MTSS framework?

Paloma is designed as a Tier 1 resource deployed district-wide in K-5. We aim to equip every elementary family in your district to accelerate student learning in reading and math by delivering rigorous, curriculum-aligned, and joyful instruction daily at home.

How does Paloma ensure accessibility for families?

All of our parent-facing content is translated into families’ home languages. We’ve also designed Paloma as a mobile web app: no download, no login, no password. Families receive their daily text message and click a link that immediately immerses them in their personalized tutoring session.

We already have tutoring covered. Plus we need to be mindful of cost.

Tutoring is highly effective, but it’s difficult and expensive to scale. Parents are the tutors hiding in plain sight. Studies show marginalized parents are just as effective as teachers in tutoring kids. Families are also intrinsically motivated—they're not asking to come on district payroll to support their children's learning. Traditional tutoring costs anywhere from $500-$1,000 per student, which makes sense for Tier 2 interventions but is cost-prohibitive at scale. Even robot tutors like Khanmigo cost $100/student. By mobilizing families to deliver daily short-burst tutoring at home, Paloma can bring the promise of high dosage tutoring to every child at 1/20th the cost of traditional models.

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