Universal Conversion Table for the TOEFL® iBT, PBT, & CBT Test Scores

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Here’s a handy chart for comparing the scores for the various English Language exams you may have to take. It’s possible to use this as a baseline for where you may be should you have taken one of the exams already and are in need of a different type, whether it be for college entrance, […]

How to use Social Media effectively in College Admissions?

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By Gary Keung (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) In or out? The increasing importance admissions placed to your Social Media accounts and how to use it to YOUR advantage. As the college admissions results are being released in batches at this time of the year, many students may happily share their excitement on being […]

IB Exam Tips

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CALM DOWN! Exam season is once again upon us, so let’s remind ourselves of some exam preparation best practices to help with the stress of the season. 1. Understand the objectives of your exams: clarify exactly what topics are covered. 2. Familiarize yourself with exam weightings. Knowing the attention and value given to each topic […]

The Edge’s 2016-2017 Admissions Results

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The Edge’s Admissions Consulting team has a long history of success. This success has continued through the 2016-2017 admissions year as well. Congratulations to all of our students admitted to their dream schools this year! Click here to check out The Edge’s 2016-2017 Admissions Results in pdf format. US National University US Regional University / […]

SAT Biology Subject Test Overview

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In my last blog, I introduced the fact that the College Board offers a range of SAT Subject Tests from English to Mathematics to Sciences with the aim of showcasing your strengths in a given subject. That time, I focused on […]

Language as a Way of Knowing: Three Logic Puzzles

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By Louis Cheng (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/IELTS/TOEFL) , IB ToK (Theory of Knowledge), Economics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Every IB student needs to take Theory of Knowledge, a course that aims to provoke critical examination into the ways through which we know what we claim to know. It is a simplified version of what is […]

Effective Tutoring in Math and Physics

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By Alfred Tang (Math and Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) March 17, 2017 Sometimes a very successful student may come to a learning center to learn some fine points and to put finishing touches on their already polished academic knowledge. Most of the time, students come to a learning center to seek emergency […]

Reading Dead? Redemption!

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 By Steve Leech (Test Prep (ACT/SAT/SSAT), and English Literature Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) It is a truth universally acknowledged that a student wishing to perform well on a standardized test must contend with a reading section. This can be a problem for many students because reading sections are generally resistant to short-term improvements; while […]

Introduction to Reading Shakespeare

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 By Karin Chun Taite (English Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) “I have read three hours then: mine eyes are weak:  Fold down the leaf where I have left: to bed…” Cymbeline 2.2 If you’re on the IB track in Hong Kong, you’re almost certainly dealing with Shakespeare either as practice on the MYP/IGCSE curricula or for […]

Daily-life Question – Working Principle of Electrical Appliances

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 By Tim Mok (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Working principle of Filament Light and Energy Saving Bulb Working principle of Thermal Flask Working principle of Dehumidifier Working Principle of Hair Dryer Working principle of Smoke Detector Working principle of Steam Iron Working principle of Battery Power Electric Fan Tackling an exam question […]