About us

Welcome to EssayGrader – where innovation meets education! 📚

In the realm of education, where the demands on teachers seem endless, EssayGrader emerged as a beacon of relief, born from a singular vision: lightening the grading burden for teachers. Picture this: educators faced with a daunting 200-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio for a single writing assignment. It's a challenge we understand all too well. With the power of artificial intelligence at our fingertips, we crafted a solution that not only eases this load but transforms the entire grading experience.

At the heart of our journey are 4 passionate individuals: Payton and Suraj, visionary software engineers, Chan, a world class product marketer, and Ashley, a dedicated English teacher. Together, they embarked on the mission to revolutionize how teachers approach grading. The result? EssayGrader, a groundbreaking product meticulously designed to save time and energy. It's astonishing: what used to take an average of 10 minutes per essay can now be expertly handled in just 30 seconds, marking a phenomenal 95% reduction in grading time.

EssayGrader is more than just a tool; it's a testament to our unwavering commitment to educators. We've witnessed the exhaustion that plagues classrooms, and we set out to create something impactful. Through relentless dedication and numerous iterations, we've developed a product that resonates deeply with teachers – a tool they love and trust.

But our journey doesn't end here. EssayGrader is a dynamic creation in constant evolution. We are not merely satisfied; we are driven to refine, improve, and adapt. How? By engaging with our users, the lifeblood of our community. Your insights fuel our innovation. We are steadfast in our promise to listen, learn, and implement changes that empower both educators and students. Together, we're not just envisioning the future of education; we're shaping it.

Join us on this transformative expedition. Be a part of the EssayGrader family, where every click signifies progress, every grade transforms a student's journey, and every educator finds the support they deserve. Together, let's redefine education. Together, let's make a difference.

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Meet the team


Chan is responsible for the day-to-day operations at EssayGrader. He comes from a family of teachers. After completing his Comp Sci degree in the US, Chan founded a school for underprivileged children in India serving 700+ students. He loved teaching Math and Physics for high schoolers during this time. He then relocated to Canada, subsequently held positions in Product Management/Marketing and Sales Engineering at some of the world's largest software companies.

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Suraj is responsible for the technology behind EssayGrader. He has over 15 years of software development experience working with enterprise companies and tech startups. Suraj deeply cares about the people that work for EssayGrader and works hard to bring out the best in them. In his spare time, you can find Suraj spending time with his family and playing video games.

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After noticing his wife Ashley's unreasonably heavy grading load, Payton came up with the idea to start EssayGrader. With over 10 years of software development experience, he was the original architect of the platform and now advises the software development team on continuous product improvements. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, working out, and spending time with his family.

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Ashley is an amazing English teacher with over 10 years of experience. She regularly advises the EssayGrader team, drawing on her daily struggles as a teacher to help build a product loved by all teachers. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV, spending time with her family, and going out with friends.