Advanced Placement Tutoring: Our AP tutors are former or current AP teachers with distinguished student pass rates.  Students who tutor for AP use one (or a combination) of our three customizable approaches.


Weekly:  Whether you’re navigating your first AP course, taking AP on FLVS, or you’re an AP pro who is seeking (another) 5 on an exam, weekly tutoring helps students master both the content and the skills required by AP courses.


Monthly:  Students who are doing well in their courses, but may not be getting everything they need to pass or excel on the exam, come once a month to refine their AP skill set.


Boot Camp Workshops:  When the AP exam is looming, students often want refreshers or fillers to ensure they are at the top of their game.  Our one-day workshops are designed for busy students who want to get “AP exam ready” under the tutelage of expert teachers who know the AP exam.


√ Study for AP Courses
Human Geography
World History
English Language and Composition


√ Enrichment: More than Passing a Test
AP tutoring is designed to ignite students’ interests, making learning relevant to their worlds.


√ The Basics
How to read a textbook
Taking Notes
Organizing and managing time
How to write AP essays


​√ Beyond the Basics
Our vastly experienced tutors not only fill in gaps but also help students build upon and expand skill sets learned in school.


Experienced tutors train students in actual testing conditions.

IB Extended Essay

Research and Study Skills

IB Extended Essay, High School – College Writing, Research and Study Skills

Developing research, writing, or study skills can be a challenging endeavor that frequently requires personalized attention.  Sometimes, learning how to manage one’s time by making a plan and executing it is the skill one needs to develop in order to thrive.  Sometimes, students are fantastic planners, but they lack knowledge of the steps they need to take in order to succeed in a rigorous course, or to write that IB Extended Essay! We are here to help in cases like these.  Academic success is more than memorizing.  To become educated, students must learn how to learn.  We help our students become critical thinkers, readers, writers, and researchers.  Working with us, students discover what is truly Worth Learning.

Academic Tutoring

Help is on the way: AP, IB, FLVS, Honors and Regular courses 

We know how difficult it can be to find a reliable teacher who combines extensive content knowledge with the practical talent required to teach any student.  Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students to success. As experienced and dedicated educators we can identify students’ problem areas and work with them in positive, constructive ways to achieve success.  We design lessons according to our students’ needs. Our combined expertise and passion for excellent teaching as well as meaningful learning set us apart as lead educators in our fields.

What is the extended essay

The extended essay is a required component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).

It is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.

What is the significance of the extended essay?

The extended essay provides:

  • practical preparation for undergraduate research
  • an opportunity for students to investigate a topic of special interest to them, which is also related to one of the student’s six DP subjects.

Through the research process for the extended essay, students develop skills in:

  • formulating an appropriate research question
  • engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
  • communicating ideas
  • developing an argument.

Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.

An extended essay can also be undertaken in world studies, where students carry out an in-depth interdisciplinary study of an issue of contemporary global significance, across two IB diploma disciplines.

How is study of the extended essay structured?

Students are supported throughout the process of researching and writing the extended essay, with advice and guidance from a supervisor who is usually a teacher at the school.

IB recommends that students follow the completion of the written essay with a short, concluding interview with their supervisor. This is known as viva voce.

An extended essay and interview can be a valuable stimulus for discussion in countries where interviews are required prior to acceptance for employment or for a place at university.

How is the extended essay assessed?

All extended essays are externally assessed by examiners appointed by the IB. They are marked on a scale from 0 to 36.

The score a student receives relates to a band. The bands are:

  • A – work of an excellent standard.
  • B – work of a good standard.
  • C –work of a satisfactory standard.
  • D – work of a mediocre standard.
  • E – work of an elementary standard.

Find out how points awarded for the extended essay contribute to a student’s overall diploma score.


Experienced tutors train students in actual testing conditions.


Benjamin Student

“ I am so thankful for your tutoring and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get SAT’s over with fast and get a good score the first time around.  Most kids aren’t “one and done”, but I was.  All the tips and strategies and mock tests really worked. ”


Dreyfoos Parent

“ Thank you so much for helping my son pass his APUSH class.    He had never passed a single test until he started tutoring; now he’s passing them all.  Hoping for a 4 on the actual test.  Thank you, Kathryn. ”


Oxbridge Student

“ Working with Carole has been the best decision of my college process.  As my parents brought home book after book of ACT AND SAT (yeah, both!) I was getting crazy worried and crazy stressed.  Then a friend of my dad’s told us about you and that changed everything for me.  Seriously I hope people read this and send their kids to you. ”


Jupiter HS Student

“After three months with you guys, I took my last ACT in February and blew it away.  Got a 33.  Decided not to try for a 34.  I’m done but I’ll miss all of you.  You are a fun bunch of tutors.”


Cardinal Newman Parent

“ My son got extended time for ACT and SAT thanks to Worth!  I hadn’t known that such an accommodation even existed let alone apply for it.  What a difference.  Reading score went up the most from 21 to 33 and that’s the honest truth.  Now I know why half of his school goes to you for tutoring.  Thank you so much.  ”