Useful Formulae for SAT Subject Test: Math Level II

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By Leo Lam  (ACT, SAT, SSAT, Math, Physics, MAT, STEP, TSA, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In my last blog, I provided a few tips on how to tackle the SAT Math Level II subject test. For those of you who are preparing for the test (the next one will be in August), I […]

10 Questions about Character for Juniors Applying to the US

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) For Juniors Remember: education is a private endeavor. Young scholars must design flexible academic plans that reflect their interests. Top colleges and universities are looking for students who are passionate about learning. Please answer the following questions to prepare for the college admissions process: 1) […]

The Beauty of Integration

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By Avi Banerjee (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, History Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) My old maths teacher from school had introduced me to integration by showing the beauty of mathematics. Integration, she informed me, is an art, requiring creativity and ingenuity. Unlike differentiation, where there are pre-set rules be it the product rule or chain rule, integration […]

College Rankings: What Do I Need to Know?

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By Emilio Giuliani (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) When rankings are mentioned in the context of college admissions, there are some frequent themes that jump to mind. Labels like elite, prestigious, and exclusive, alongside schools like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge. College rankings, at their essence, are a summary judgement of institutions that […]

6 Questions Students Ask About the Individual Oral Assessment (IOA)

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By Robyn Goyette (English Literature, English Language Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Students taking IBDP Language A: have their first assessment coming up, the Individual Oral (IO). For the majority of students, mock exams are held at the end of the first school year, around April and May, and the exam itself held at the beginning […]

AP Chemistry: The Photoelectric Effect – by Daniel

By Daniel Tritton (Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Boost your AP Chemistry bit by bit! The Photoelectric Effect For AP Chemistry, we should be familiar with the photoelectric effect – when electromagnetic energy is used to “knock-out” an electron(s) from a metal (see Figure 1 below). When photons (packets of energy) hit a given […]

10 Questions about Character for Sophomores Applying to the US

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) For Sophomores Successful college prep starts with introspection. A young student must ask themself questions to form a deeper understanding of their reality and influences. Once a student records an answer to a self-reflective question, they embark on a long, winding road named Character. Remember: […]

Do British universities neglect extracurriculars?

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By Karen Lee (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) Let’s be clear. When it comes to university admissions in the UK, achievement in extracurriculars would never compensate for low academic ability. But if you are considering ditching all your after-school activities, think again. It is true that UK universities are not particularly keen to […]

Quarantine Reading for the SAT

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By Kevin Kwok (ACT, SAT, TOEFL, ESL Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Of all the sections in the SAT, students find the Reading section to not only be the hardest section, but also the section that is hardest to make progress on. This is because unlike the Math or Writing sections, memorizing formulas or […]

Using a normal calculator to do Algebraic Expansion (Part 2)

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By Owen Cheong  (Math, Physics, Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In one of my previous articles, I talked about how to use a scientific calculator to perform algebraic manipulation. Please check it here before reading this article. In part 2, I am going to show you how to apply this method in the SAT and ACT […]

Chemistry Lifehacks By Daniel

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Chemistry is a big part of our everyday life! Want to know why? Our chemistry tutor, Daniel, is here to share some chemistry lifehacks with you!   What are some common uses of chlorine? Chlorine (Cl) is a group 7 element and part of the family of “halogens”, which are the most reactive non-metal elements […]

5 Key Changes for US Admissions in 2021 with COVID-19

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By Emilio Giuliani (Admissions Consultant of The Edge Learning Center) Beyond finding hand sanitizer more frequently in Admission Offices, the global COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting repercussions on how American AdComms handle the admissions process and applicant materials looking forward. While students for the Fall 2020 undergraduate intake are handling canceled exams and extracurriculars, it is […]

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