How to Read a Graphic Novel or Comic Strip

    By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Hi everyone, my name is Jon, and I’m an English and History teacher here at The Edge. If you are taking IB English, you may have noticed that comic strips sometimes show up on our Paper 1 exams (e.g. […]

The Edge New IELTS Courses

The Edge 2017 New IELTS Courses We at The Edge are proud to announce the new launch of our IELTS courses. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is one of the most widely accepted standardized tests of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in universities. Our IELTS courses help our […]

The Edge Writing Open House

The Edge Writing Open House • February 11th  To kick off the year of Rooster, we will have The Edge Writing Open House for Grade 8 – 12 / Year 9-13 students on February 11, 2017 at our MK Center. Our Edge Writing courses have been tailored to prepare students for the academic demands of […]

Case Study: How does a college use standardized test data?

By Levi Busch (Test preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT) and English Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) If you’re a student in Hong Kong who’s entertained even the faintest desire to attend university in the US, then you’ve probably known for a long time that the SAT or the ACT would be in your future. Many of my […]

February 2017 Seminars at The Edge

AC Seminar: How to Improve Parent-Child Relationship and Manage Stress during the College Application Process The College Application process can be very stressful; it’s getting harder to go to top schools nowadays while also trying to meet parent’s expectations. Come to our seminar to know more about how to manage stress and keep a good parent-child […]

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 […]

January 2017 Seminar at The Edge

 AC Seminar: The Edge’s Insight to US University ED EA RD Admissions Trends Come to our AC seminar to learn about the latest ED/EA/RD Admissions Trends, changes we have observed over the past few years related to college admissions,  and what it means to be a “fit” candidate for universities. Date: Saturday, January 21st Time: 2:00pm Location: HKMA Causeway […]

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, […]