Ingredients of the Ideal Body Paragraph of a History Essay

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By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In no academic subject do students tend to mystify the processes of argumentative composition than History. Many of my students tell me that they like learning and thinking and talking about continuity and change over time, but they HATE writing about it. The […]

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 […]

September 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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IGCSE Overview Seminar If you or your children are planning to take IGCSE exam with an interest in science, then this seminar is for you. Our Head of Math and Sciences, Luke Palmer, will be giving a lecture on the basics of the IGCSE as well as the specifics as related to the sciences covered by the […]

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 […]

August 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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TOEFL vs IELTS Seminar The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are the two most widely accepted standardized tests of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in universities. When it comes to “TOEFL” or “IELTS”, which exam should you take? Come to this seminar to […]

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 […]