IB English Blog Language/Literature v. Literature


My name is Cara, and I’m an English Language and Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center. Choosing your IB subjects can be daunting, grueling, and stressful. Choosing which English route to take can be equally intimidating. i. So, what are the two courses? The IB programme offers either Language and Literature (Lang/Lit) or just […]

IB Physics Options


Hi! I am Saad. I am a Mathematical Physicist and a Mathematics and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I thoroughly enjoy researching and teaching Mathematics and Physics. Over the years, I have often seen pupils concerned about selecting the appropriate options for their IB exams since (for obvious reasons) they tend to have very […]

Increase Your College Acceptance Rate to 98%!

There’s no doubt about it: applying to college is stressful. In the States, over 2600 schools offer bachelor’s degree programs, a dizzying array of options to any prospective student. But if you take the time to compile an effective college list, one that suits your academic profile most, you can increase your odds of admission […]

Making Sense of Parabolas


Hi! I am Leo, Test Prep and Math tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I am here to simplify Parabolas and make them more understandable for you. Many of my students in the MYP Extended Mathematics stream struggle to make the leap from linear functions to quadratic functions: their first encounter with curve drawing. “Leo, […]

Edge Newsflash: Minor Change to the ACT Essay

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ACT Inc. has announced that it will change its essay grading scheme from a 1-36 scale back to a 1-12 scale starting this fall. The scoring change comes in response to the criticism ACT has received since the essay went through a major overhaul in September 2015 in which they changed the structure of the essay and adjusted the […]

Topics in US History: Political Parties

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Hi! This is Adam, AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language & History tutor at The Edge Learning Center. Below, I’ve written a brief history of political parties in the US. The development over time of political parties is one of the most complicated yet significant topics in United States History.  In his farewell address, George […]

New IB options for Biology and Chemistry


Hi! My name’s Priya, Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I’m here to give you a rundown of the new IB options for both subjects. I’m sure you’re all aware that the format changed slightly for 2016 and now both SL and HL students only need to pick ONE option out of […]

College Visits: What You Need To Know

     Campus visits are exciting, informative, and absolutely crucial in deciding which school is right for you. This article will explore the nuts-and-bolts of the college visit, pose some vital do’s and don’ts regarding expected behavior, and provide a laundry list of details students and families must observe during campus visits.  After reading, you will […]

Best Universities for Internships

According to U.S. News, at least 94% of graduates at each of these schools below had internships. Some universities in the states may only have limited internship opportunities provide to their students, while others have abundant resources with which they use to provide students with more work opportunities. If you are looking for better internship opportunities […]

SAT March 2016 Exposed

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The new SAT dropped in March 2016 in the USA and will arrive in the rest of the world in May and June.  We’re now going to analyze in depth the March 2016 SAT Exam and show you how The Edge’s Test Prep System guarantees the highest scores in the industry. The Reading Test begins […]