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 two passionate individuals: Payton, a visionary software engineer, 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.

Meet the team

Payton Burdette

Payton Burdette is the Founder of EssayGrader and writes all the code behind the product. He has over 10+ years of coding experience and loves what he does. If there are any new features added or bugs fixed, he is the guy that's making those changes.

In his free time you can catch him playing video games, working out or spending time with his family. He also loves to go fishing and watch Clemson football games.

Ashley Burdette

Ashley Burdette is the Product Manager of EssayGrader. She helps Payton out by mapping a path forward for EssayGrader to make it a product loved by all teachers. Given her experience teaching for over 10+ years, she brings a lot to the table and knows what our users need to make their lives easier.

In her free time she loves watching TV, spending time with her family and going out with friends. She also loves vacations, especially going to the beach and hunting for shark teeth.