Course Introduction

think STEP ensures that middle school students are ready to get top grades in AP and IB exams by the time they reach high school.

Critical thinking and communication skills take years to develop and are extremely difficult to catch up on if one starts too late.

Key Features

  • Customized curriculum based upon your school’s homework
  • Referral-only groups with 3-6 classmates
  • 1-on-1 tutoring combined with interactive group lessons
  • Development of foundational skills for high school’s AP and IB courses


Inspired by Harvard’s writing courses, Study STEPs integrates small, intimate group learning with 1-on-1 lessons, which combine to strengthen each student’s academic and communication skills.

With 3 to 6 students per class, interactive group learning teaches how to debate and exchange ideas about course readings; weekly 1-on-1 lessons focus on strengthening student writing.

To be the best, we must learn from the best. Study STEPs is inspired by Harvard’s Essay Writing Course and emulates Harvard’s classroom learning experience.

Our RAC Paradigm

Master all three language and critical thinking skills in our discussion-based program.

think STEP’s Read, Analyze, Communicate teaching paradigm requires students to discuss important topics, develop their own opinion, and express that opinion to others. Learning these critical thinking skills in a group setting helps students become more persuasive essay writers during each student’s weekly 1-on-1 lesson.


Step One: Read

  • Understand a text’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve Notetaking Skills
  • Be Capable of Critical Reading


Step Two: Analyze

  • Compare and contrast multiple texts
  • Create evidence-based thesis
  • Be Capable of Persuasive Writing


Step Three: Communicate

  • Communicate professionally
  • Lead others in discussions
  • Be Capable of Confident Self-Expression

An International Curriculum

Study STEPs combines MYP, KS3, and Common Core teaching standards to ensure superior academic development and personal growth for our students.

think STEP has expertise in teaching the three most common curricula structures for international education. Regardless of which school you attend, think STEP can customize your Study STEPs experience.

Subjects Offered

Study STEPs focuses on writing-intensive subjects and can design a customized class for the following subjects from MYP, KS3, and Common Core schools:


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1700 - 1830 1-on-1 1-on-1 1-on-1 1-on-1 1-on-1
1830 - 2130 1-on-1 OFF AP English Lit IB History Y1 AP Macro
1700 - 1830 1830 - 2130
Mon 1-on-1 1-on-1
Tue 1-on-1 OFF
Wed 1-on-1 AP English Lit
Thu 1-on-1 IB History Y1
Fri 1-on-1 AP Macro
Sat Sun
0800 - 0930 1-on-1 1-on-1
0930 - 1230 AP World Hist. AP US History
1330 - 1630 Domin. Hist. 8 AP English Lit
1630 - 1930 KC Eng. 10 Fuxing Eng. 9
2000 - 2130 1-on-1 1-on-1
No Class Makeup Date