December 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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Talking about the IB IOC Seminar Are you or your children either currently studying or planning to study in the IB curriculum? Come to our seminar to learn about IB’s English Individual Oral Commentary (IOC), which is internally assessed for 15% of the final grade. In this seminar, we will cover: • What is IOC in […]

Avoiding Trap Answers in SAT Reading

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, SSAT, English Builder, ESOL, and Latin tutor at The Edge Learning Center) “I narrowed it down to A and C, but then I couldn’t decide between those two answers, so I just picked C.” My students say this sort of thing to me often when we’re correcting SAT Reading passages – they can […]

Approach to SAT Math

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, and GRE tutor at The Edge Learning Center) As someone who teaches test preparation at The Edge, I’ve seen students make many, many mistakes on the Math sections of the ACT and the SAT. I’ve become somewhat of a catalog for these errors, dangling the most memorable in front […]

4 Tips to Help You Prepare for the IELTS and the TOEFL Exams

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By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) With the influx of IELTS and TOEFL students joining us here at The Edge, I thought it appropriate to address some preparation strategies for these two exams. Taking a course with us will be a big help in getting your ready for these tough tests, but […]

Decomplexifying Complex Numbers

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By Leo Lam (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Disclaimer: before you read further, the word “decomplexifying” is not a real word. It just sounds better than “simplifying” when put in front of “complex numbers.” So please do not use this word in your English papers. One of the more advanced topics […]

November 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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College Admissions Seminar: Approach to Essays The College Application Essay is an opportunity to reveal your personality and tell the admission officers why you are a fit to the university, which can’t be seen from your grades and test scores. If you are struggling about how to begin writing your essay, come to our Approach […]

Last Minute Prep for your ACT/ SAT/ SAT Subject Tests!

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  The December ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Tests are very crucial, especially for high school seniors. Make good use of your semester break to do some last minute prep for your upcoming tests! The Edge is offering FLEXIBLE Test Preparation Power Courses to help you ace the tests! Our ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Power Courses include 1 Mock and 1 Review Session (2 hrs) with our […]

SCIENCE and the ACT

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By Pratik Choudhury (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics, IB Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The purpose of this blog is to help you understand the importance of academic content knowledge and reasoning skills required to tackle questions associated with ACT Science passages. The content tested includes biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences (geology, astronomy, and […]

Ingredients of the Ideal Body Paragraph of a History Essay

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By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In no academic subject do students tend to mystify the processes of argumentative composition than History. Many of my students tell me that they like learning and thinking and talking about continuity and change over time, but they HATE writing about it. The […]

Upcoming Seminars at The Edge

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The Edge will be providing a great opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the complicated educational landscape. We have many exciting seminars on various topics from our full range of services: Admissions Consulting, Test Preparation and Academic Tutoring. Admissions Consulting Seminars – provide The Edge’s insights, information, and tips about planning to apply […]