On Not Being A Torturer of Poems: 4 Tips for Engaging with Poetry

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By Janka Steenkamp (English Literature, Edge Writing, Public Speaking, Drama (IB) tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In literature, as in life, first impressions can be deceiving: just as that cute puppy in the window can potentially bite your finger off, that poem that you think is about an onion is about a long-term relationship. This is […]

How to Teach Math to those who cannot do Math

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By Alfred Tang (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) At The Edge, we teach students of all different levels. We have primary school kids all the way up to college students. Some of them are straight-A students. The majority of the rest are getting acceptable grades in school before they come to us. Then […]

Discussing the use of IB Chemistry Data booklet

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and ESS tutor at The Edge Learning Center) When studying IB Chemistry, there is a range of topic areas and concepts that need depth of data and information that is impossible to commit to memory. To this end IB Chemistry provides a handy resource in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Edge English Essentials

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The Edge English Essentials are a series of English language courses for students who want to excel whether in the classroom, at work, or even in tests.

Edge Writing

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The Edge's Writing Courses have been tailored to prepare students for the academic demands of international exams such as the iGCSE, MYP, IB, and A-Level.