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 […]

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 […]

Introduction to Reading Shakespeare

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 By Karin Chun Taite (English Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) “I have read three hours then: mine eyes are weak:  Fold down the leaf where I have left: to bed…” Cymbeline 2.2 If you’re on the IB track in Hong Kong, you’re almost certainly dealing with Shakespeare either as practice on the MYP/IGCSE curricula or for […]

Daily-life Question – Working Principle of Electrical Appliances

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 By Tim Mok (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Working principle of Filament Light and Energy Saving Bulb Working principle of Thermal Flask Working principle of Dehumidifier Working Principle of Hair Dryer Working principle of Smoke Detector Working principle of Steam Iron Working principle of Battery Power Electric Fan Tackling an exam question […]

How to Read a Graphic Novel or Comic Strip

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    By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Hi everyone, my name is Jon, and I’m an English and History teacher here at The Edge. If you are taking IB English, you may have noticed that comic strips sometimes show up on our Paper 1 exams (e.g. […]

IB Math Visualized [Part 2]

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By Christopher Yu (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In the previous blog, I showed you three examples of visualizing a mathematical formula or theorem that you will come across in the IBDP Mathematics HL/SL curriculums. In this blog, I would like to continue the discussion and show you how visual thinking can help […]

The Importance of Reading Around a Subject

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    By Cara Forbes (English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Literature allows us to understand political changes, cultural movements and ideas that influenced particular cultures at a particular time. Reading around a subject provides us with a more enriched and deeper understanding of an author’s viewpoint. Context is imperative in determining […]

A link between Math and Life

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    By Leo Lam (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Not many students would call Mathematics their favorite subject. After all, it encompasses various fields of studies, and students are exposed to a tremendous amount of knowledge in a restricted amount of time. So it does not surprise me when my […]

The US Constitution: Convention and Ratification

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    By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center)          Some understand Constitutional Ratification (1787-89) to be a cohesive act of groupthink and patriotic team play: a founding father sports huddle in which all those wigged and powdered gentlemen joined together and in unison chanted, “U-S-A!  U-S-A!  1, 2, […]