Understanding Logarithms

By Evan Ma (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The logarithmic function seems to confound many students studying the IB Math SL program. In order to understand it properly, let us define where , a strictly positive real number, is called the base and  is the power. For example, we all know the following by […]

Introduction to Free Fall

By Pratik Choudgury (ACT, IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) The topic of free fall is integral to all higher secondary physics curriculum. At the very least, the basic fundamentals associated with free fall are introduced to the students at junior higher secondary and more complicated scenarios involving free fall are usually […]

Understand the concepts in Math and Physics

By Alfred Tang (Math & Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) Math and physics have a reputation of being hard to understand.  Whenever I tell people that I am a physicist, their first response is always something like “physics is hard” or “I did not do well in physics”.  Similarly, the mere mention of […]

A Breakdown of the IELTS Exam

An overview of the IELTS In this article, we will give you a brief overview of one of the most well known English exams, the IELTS. Moreover, we will provide you with a breakdown of the test and its different sections. Finally, we will outline what services we as Hong Kong’s premier learning center can […]

Five Elements of a Top-Scoring ACT Essay

By Louis Cheng (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT) and Economics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The ACT essay is the last (optional) section in the ACT exam. It consists of a short prompt that talks about a modern issue and offers three perspectives on the issue. The student’s task is to compose an essay which develops her […]

SAT Chemistry Subject Test Overview

By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The College Board offers a range of SAT Subject Tests from English to Mathematics and Sciences, the aim of these tests being to showcase your strengths in a given subject, as many colleges use the results in admissions, and a good […]

When should you take the SAT/ACT?

  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

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

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 […]