The EssayJack Origin Story

Our co-founders, Dr. Lindy Ledohowski & Dr. Rueban Balasubramaniam, have long believed that mastery over language is a profound equaliser. When Lindy was teaching Advanced Placement English as a high school teacher she placed a homemade sign above her door that read:   “Analyse the world around you and be empowered.”   This philosophy is a core principle underpinning…

From High School to University – Part 1: Just Showing Up

“I need a make-up exam.” He said it to me casually, as though he were asking me for the attendance sheet or a copy of assignment instructions. “Excuse me?” I said. “I wasn’t at the midterm, so I need a make-up exam,” replied this first-year student in my history class, again with the implication that this was…

From High School to University – Part 2: So You Got Your First C

B- This was not what I’d expected. It was my first essay in my first year of university. I was a music student at the time and had enrolled in the course, “U.S. History 1945-68,” out of a passion for history and interest in the time period. I’d entertained fantasies of the professor reading my essay and…

Silver Stevie Award Winner – For Women in Business

On Friday, November 18th, 2016 our CEO and co-founder, Dr. Lindy Ledohowski, headed to New York, NY for the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s…

Teaching and Learning English

There are over 1.5b people learning English in the world. Let’s put that number into perspective: that’s roughly 20% of the world’s population learning English. Right now. That’s a really big number. I mean, China, the most populous country in the world, has around 1.3b people, and India, the close second in terms of population, has about…

Beyond Proficiency: Success as an ELL Student

“The language of the university is English.” These words were spoken by a senior professor in my department. I had just begun my MA and was at an orientation for teaching assistants. The graduate student leading the session had described the university’s multicultural, international community. He encouraged us to take international students’ difficulties with English…