IB Math Visualized [Part 2]

By Christopher Yu (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In the previous blog, I showed you three examples of visualizing a mathematical formula or theorem that you will come across in the IBDP Mathematics HL/SL curriculums. In this blog, I would like to continue the discussion and show you how visual thinking can help […]

The Importance of Reading Around a Subject

    By Cara Forbes (English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Literature allows us to understand political changes, cultural movements and ideas that influenced particular cultures at a particular time. Reading around a subject provides us with a more enriched and deeper understanding of an author’s viewpoint. Context is imperative in determining […]

A link between Math and Life

    By Leo Lam (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Not many students would call Mathematics their favorite subject. After all, it encompasses various fields of studies, and students are exposed to a tremendous amount of knowledge in a restricted amount of time. So it does not surprise me when my […]

The US Constitution: Convention and Ratification

    By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center)          Some understand Constitutional Ratification (1787-89) to be a cohesive act of groupthink and patriotic team play: a founding father sports huddle in which all those wigged and powdered gentlemen joined together and in unison chanted, “U-S-A!  U-S-A!  1, 2, […]

Preparing for Mock Exams

    By Priya Acharya (Biology and Chemistry Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) Christmas holidays are on the horizon and the end of the year is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing……..mock exams are around the corner! Mocks are a great tool for getting you prepared for the real exams in summer, so even […]

The Edge’s 5 Holiday Test Prep Secrets (shhhhh!)

Read this article! Reading this article is the first step to knowing what steps you need to take before you can hunker down for some productive holiday studying. If you don’t read this article, you won’t know what those steps are and, therefore, will add nothing in the way of productivity to your holiday studying. […]

Understanding Logarithms

By Evan Ma (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The logarithmic function seems to confound many students studying the IB Math SL program. In order to understand it properly, let us define where , a strictly positive real number, is called the base and  is the power. For example, we all know the following by […]

Introduction to Free Fall

By Pratik Choudgury (ACT, IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) The topic of free fall is integral to all higher secondary physics curriculum. At the very least, the basic fundamentals associated with free fall are introduced to the students at junior higher secondary and more complicated scenarios involving free fall are usually […]

Understand the concepts in Math and Physics

By Alfred Tang (Math & Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) Math and physics have a reputation of being hard to understand.  Whenever I tell people that I am a physicist, their first response is always something like “physics is hard” or “I did not do well in physics”.  Similarly, the mere mention of […]

A Breakdown of the IELTS Exam

An overview of the IELTS In this article, we will give you a brief overview of one of the most well known English exams, the IELTS. Moreover, we will provide you with a breakdown of the test and its different sections. Finally, we will outline what services we as Hong Kong’s premier learning center can […]