Hello World

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new StudyMode blog. In the coming months, we’ll be sharing more about our company culture, team and new products and features that you’re sure to love.

StudyMode has been in the business of helping students for over 14 years, and we’re excited to continue developing the tools you need to succeed at all levels of education. We are proud to serve millions of students from all around the world, and would love to hear from you about how we can improve our products and services.

One of the main motivations of the blog is to share more about the people behind the sites. At the end of the day, we’re just a group of people who are excited about leveraging technology to help students with their assignments.

We recently ran a poll in the office to get some insight on everyone’s college experience:

  • Almost all of us have read Romeo & Juliet in high school, a testament to the lasting influence of Shakespeare’s writing.
  • Our most interesting classes included Japanese Film Studies, Medical Anthropology, Marketing to the Pacific Rim, and Anthropology of South American Indians.
  • Our team’s least favorite classes were math related, including Calculus, Statistics, Accounting and Trigonometry

We also asked everyone to share their most memorable classroom experiences, and here are some of the highlights.

“Since I wasn’t a great student, I always did extra credit projects to make up for my bad grades. I helped my statistics professor modernize his website and implement some statistics calculations for his students. Not long after, he told me how he’d been ripped off by a Nigerian scam artist and asked if he could borrow $500. Mind you, this professor had a PhD from Stanford. Anyway, I loaned him the $500 and six months later he said he couldn’t pay it back. Fortunately, I talked to him and within a month or two he was able to pay it back.” – Blaine, CEO

“My 6th grade math teacher literally had a dress with crashing helicopters as the pattern. She scared the daylights out of me and I have hated math ever since!” Danica, PR

“In French class in high school, we wrote out all the answers to a vocab quiz on the board and disguised it as SOS and Tic-Tac-Toe. The teacher didn’t even notice that all the answers were on the board and we were able to erase all the answers before she noticed. We only did it once though.” – Betina, Product

“For my Psychology final, I once read 500 pages in 1 night and aced the class.” – Steve, Accounting

“I filled out a scholarship for China that required an essay. Right before turning it in, I realized the scholarship was for Japan. I opened the essay and did a quick find+replace and swapped “China” for “Japan.” I submitted the essay, got the scholarship, and spent the summer in Japan.” – Richard, Front End

“Joined the UCLA Sailing Crew and flipped my sailboat the very first time I captained lol.” – Sue Ann, Customer Support

That’s it for now, but tune in next time for more!

Phi Vo | General Manager

Phi is a native “Angelino”, graduating from UCLA with a degree in English, which he speaks fluently most of the time. He has a knack for predicting who will die next on Game of Thrones when he’s not watching mixed martial arts or honing his fashion photography skills. As man of fierce devotion, Phi is currently focusing all of his energy toward helping students succeed using StudyMode’s tools and technology.

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