The Cold War Was Hot When It Was Young

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By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History at The Edge Learning Center) If you’re an IB History student studying the “Cold War: Superpower tensions and rivalries” for a World History Paper 2 topic, you’ll need to know a lot about the geopolitical awkwardness of superpowers that green-lit arms races, shape-shifted culture, catalyzed countless proxy conflicts, […]

Projectile Motion

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By Pratik Choudhury (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics, IB Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Any object projected at an angle is said to be a projectile and the motion it undertakes is known as projectile motion, which is two-dimensional. Our study of the motion of a free-falling object through general observation – […]

Calculator Etiquette and Other Tips

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By Evan Ma (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Yes, this is the season of examinations. For those who are writing IB Mathematics Paper 2 (HL and SL) and Math Studies SL, where calculators are allowed and indispensable to getting the correct answers, knowing how to use your graphical display calculator(s) (GDC) is […]

May 2017 Seminars at The Edge

AC Seminar: Beyond Academics – Positioning yourself for US Schools Come to our Beyond Academics Seminar to learn from our group of professional consultants on the challenges students will face outside of just having good grades in applying to the U.S. universities. In addition to covering the common application system and university essays, our Admissions Consulting team will […]

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 […]

April 2017 Seminars at The Edge

Admissions Consulting Seminar: Path to U.S. Admissions The Edge’s expert Admissions Consultant, Gary Keung, will be on hand to explain the ins and outs of entering a U.S. University. He will go over complicated subjects such as admissions timelines, admissions scorecards, extracurricular activity selection, and more! Date: Saturday, April 29 Time: 2:00pm Location: Mong Kok Center (2/F, Kelly Commercial […]

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 […]