This Extended Essay Guide was written by Ruth West.
Ruth has been involved with the Extended Essay (EE) for 14 years as a supervisor to over 100 successful EE candidates and as an EE coordinator. Ruth has taught across multiple programmes and countries, including United Kingdom, Canada, India and Australia, and has been working in online education as well as in face-to-face schools for the last 10 years.
In addition to her role as a teacher and EE coordinator Ruth has also been an IB Diploma Programme coordinator, deputy principal, IB and A-Level examiner. She has won educational awards including twice winning a regional Educator of the Year award, a national award for Excellence in Teaching of Financial Literacy and a regional Excellence in Educational Leadership award.