Avoiding Trap Answers in SAT Reading

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, SSAT, English Builder, ESOL, and Latin tutor at The Edge Learning Center) “I narrowed it down to A and C, but then I couldn’t decide between those two answers, so I just picked C.” My students say this sort of thing to me often when we’re correcting SAT Reading passages – they can […]

Approach to SAT Math

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, and GRE tutor at The Edge Learning Center) As someone who teaches test preparation at The Edge, I’ve seen students make many, many mistakes on the Math sections of the ACT and the SAT. I’ve become somewhat of a catalog for these errors, dangling the most memorable in front […]

Decomplexifying Complex Numbers

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By Leo Lam (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Disclaimer: before you read further, the word “decomplexifying” is not a real word. It just sounds better than “simplifying” when put in front of “complex numbers.” So please do not use this word in your English papers. One of the more advanced topics […]

November 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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College Admissions Seminar: Approach to Essays The College Application Essay is an opportunity to reveal your personality and tell the admission officers why you are a fit to the university, which can’t be seen from your grades and test scores. If you are struggling about how to begin writing your essay, come to our Approach […]

Last Minute Prep for your ACT/ SAT/ SAT Subject Tests!

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  The December ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Tests are very crucial, especially for high school seniors. Make good use of your semester break to do some last minute prep for your upcoming tests! The Edge is offering FLEXIBLE Test Preparation Power Courses to help you ace the tests! Our ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Power Courses include 1 Mock and 1 Review Session (2 hrs) with our […]

SAT Math Builder

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The Edge will run a new SAT Math Builder course starting this Fall to give our Grade 9/10 or Year 10/11 students a head start on their SAT Prep. Even students who earn top grades in their AP Calculus and IB Math HL courses often struggle to achieve top scores on SAT Math. This is […]

Math Effect: 6 Things You Should Know About the ACT, the SAT, Calculators, Math, and You

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  By Steve Leech (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) For many students, the mathematics sections of standardized tests are like a skinny guy at a sumo competition: no big deal and nothing to really worry about. As YouTube teaches us (watch here), though, you can’t trust a skinny sumo […]

Conquering Test Taking Anxiety

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  By Linda Suen (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT/IELTS/TOEFL), English, Business & Management tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In my last blog, I talked about the importance of practice. So you did everything you’re supposed to in preparation for your standardized test (SSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.) You took the Edge’s test preparation course, you’ve practiced a lot (you […]

Identifying and Correcting Run-On Sentences on the SAT/ACT

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  By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, SSAT, English Builder, ESOL, and Latin tutor at The Edge Learning Center) A persistent difficulty for students taking the SAT and ACT arises from the fact that these exams explicitly test fundamentals of English grammar, yet these concepts are rarely explicitly taught in high school English classes. Today we’ll look at […]

SAT Biology Subject Test Overview

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In my last blog, I introduced the fact that the College Board offers a range of SAT Subject Tests from English to Mathematics to Sciences with the aim of showcasing your strengths in a given subject. That time, I focused on […]