When should you take the SAT/ACT?

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  By Levi Busch (Test Prep (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Many of the students who come to The Edge for assistance with the SAT or the ACT do not realize that one of the most important factors for success is an intelligent testing plan. Unless you are one of the small […]

IB English – A Brief Introduction to Postcolonial Theory

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By Steve Leech (Test Prep (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center)         In my experience, a major issue a lot of students have with literature is that they overthink it and get intimidated. To simplify, I often tell them to consider the idea of privilege: which people have social power, […]

The Edge’s Test Day Tips

As we all know, test day can be a strenuous time for any student. Test day anxiety can lead to poor results, which renders all that hard work you put into your preparation meaningless while also forcing you to run through the whole preparation cycle again. It should come as no surprise then that despite […]

Test Prep Strategies: Picking Numbers

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By James Rodkey (Test Prep (ACT/SAT/SSAT), ESOL, English Builder, Latin tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The current version of the SAT now has a greater focus on math – 800 of the total 1600 points compared to only 800 of 2400 previously – so scoring high on the math sections of the test is necessary […]

5 Survival skills for tackling Physics exams

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By Tim Mok (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center)  1. Memory and Learning  Students usually retain the large amount of content at the end of a lesson, as shown in Figure A. The amount of recall of the knowledge gradually reduces with time. This reduction is most likely due to the function of […]

The September 2016 ACT – Test Report

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We are pleased to report that the September administration of the ACT seems to have gone off without a hitch. No stories of widespread cheating or score-cancellation drama (at least, no high-profile stories) have emerged from the sea of students that sat for this weekend’s test. It seems, actually, that this Saturday’s ACT was both […]

IB Math Visualized

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By Christopher Yu (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Have you ever experienced difficulties in memorizing or understanding a mathematical formula or theorem? Was it because staring at it for no matter how long still gave you no clues and did not impress you? If so, how about trying to “decipher” them visually? Sounds […]

IB History – The New Paper 1 Prescribed Subjects

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Hi everyone, my name is Jon and I teach history, English language, and English literature at The Edge in Mong Kok.  As you may or may not know, the IB is changing their history curriculum next year and is planning on introducing new prescribed subjects for Paper 1 (Route 2).  I wanted to give you […]

The SSAT Narrative Essay

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By Rob Gilliver (English Literature, ESOL, and SSAT tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Many students who take the SSAT mistakenly believe that the essay is the least important section – that, because it is ungraded, the essay is somehow less significant than Verbal, Reading, or Quantitative Reasoning. While it may be true that the SSAT […]

Verdict: What we think about the New SAT

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Verdict’s Out! Now that the New SAT from June 4th, 2016 has been published, the team at The Edge has examined and studied it closely. Here’s what we think: The skills required to ace the test are nothing new to The Edge and our students, The Edge’s proprietary strategies and approaches are just as effective as […]