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 […]

Fun! Facts about Factorials!

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By Leo Lam (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math, Physics at The Edge Learning Center) Students often first encounter the idea of factorial when they learn about probability, particularly combinatorics. They often see it again in binomial expansion or binomial distribution. If they go into advanced calculus, they would see it popping up in Taylor series and Maclaurin […]

How to Tackle Creative Writing

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By Cara Forbes (English Language and Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” -Albus Dumbledore If you’re following the MYP/IGCSE program in Hong Kong, at some point you’ll have come across descriptive and narrative writing. Often, it seems that the English programs deal mainly […]

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 […]

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 […]

IB Power Courses

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The IB exam dates are nearly here! As a result, we at The Edge have decided to open a new set of IB Power courses for each subject to give you the last minute review you need to ace these exams! The Edge has the best teachers, the best resources, and most importantly, the best results when […]

Language as a Way of Knowing: Three Logic Puzzles

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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. It is a simplified version of what is […]

Effective Tutoring in Math and Physics

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By Alfred Tang (Math and Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) March 17, 2017 Sometimes a very successful student may come to a learning center to learn some fine points and to put finishing touches on their already polished academic knowledge. Most of the time, students come to a learning center to seek emergency […]