New IB Math SL Course

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We have refined our IB Math (Standard Level) course for a better approach to help students apply the knowledge they learn in school to the IB exams, a gap many students struggle with. Our updated IB Math course was created to best prepare students to earn as many marks as possible on the externally assessed […]

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Stay Ahead of IB English

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By Karin Chun Taite (Head of Academics and English Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The 2017 academic year is right around the corner, and it’s best to start off on the right foot. Stay on target by avoiding the following common mistakes that IB English students often fall into: 1. PREPARATION FAIL It’s all too […]

IB/AP/IGCSE Free Trial Lesson

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Are you ready for the new school year? Getting help early for the upcoming school year can be the difference between average grades and stellar grades. Whether you need a general subject review or want to learn a few subject-specific strategies for your exams, we are here to help! Currently, we are offering a FREE […]

The Arts as an Area of Knowledge: Interrogating Lunch atop a Skyscraper

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By Louis Cheng (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/IELTS/TOEFL) , IB ToK (Theory of Knowledge), Economics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Every IB student needs to take Theory of Knowledge, a course that aims to provoke critical examination into the ways through which we know what we claim to know. The arts, in particular, are designated as one of the “Areas […]

Math Effect: 6 Things You Should Know About the ACT, the SAT, Calculators, Math, and You

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  By Steve Leech (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) For many students, the mathematics sections of standardized tests are like a skinny guy at a sumo competition: no big deal and nothing to really worry about. As YouTube teaches us (watch here), though, you can’t trust a skinny sumo […]

2017 US University Rankings

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Have questions about College Admissions Process or want to know how we coach our students? Sign up for a FREE 30-minute Consultation with one of our counselors now! Sign up HERE! Please call us for more details: 2972 2555 (Causeway Bay) / 2783 7100 (Mong Kok) About The Edge The Edge Learning Center is Hong Kong’s premier Test Preparation, Academic […]

Conquering Test Taking Anxiety

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  By Linda Suen (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT/IELTS/TOEFL), English, Business & Management tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In my last blog, I talked about the importance of practice. So you did everything you’re supposed to in preparation for your standardized test (SSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.) You took the Edge’s test preparation course, you’ve practiced a lot (you […]

Identifying and Correcting Run-On Sentences on the SAT/ACT

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  By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, SSAT, English Builder, ESOL, and Latin tutor at The Edge Learning Center) A persistent difficulty for students taking the SAT and ACT arises from the fact that these exams explicitly test fundamentals of English grammar, yet these concepts are rarely explicitly taught in high school English classes. Today we’ll look at […]

Summer English & Math Free Trial Lessons

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Summer is here! Thinking of getting a head start on your IGCSE/IB/AP English and Math courses? The Edge is offering English and Math 1 on 1 Free Trial Lessons ($800+ an hour value) with some of our experienced tutors this summer to help you discover how your English and Math results can be improved. Whether you need a general subject review or […]

How to Read a Graphic Novel or Comic Strip: Part 2 (Shots and Angles)

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 By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Hi everyone, this is Jon, and I teach English and History here at The Edge. In my last blog, I broke down some of the structural elements of a graphic novel so that we had the vocabulary to talk about […]