Literature Made Simple: A Lexical Approach to Long Sentences


My name is Jasper, an English Language and Literature instructor at The Edge Learning Center. I receive quite a few emails from students, particularly those who have recently started doing literature courses, asking if I could explain the meaning of some ridiculously long sentence in literature. I was once also a literature student and, yes, […]

How To Read a Play: A Quick Peek at Blocking


By Karin Chun Taite (English Literature at The Edge Learning Center) Dramatic texts (plays) appear frequently on Hong Kong schools’ IB curricula, most commonly on Paper 2 lists and as IOC texts, so it’s a good idea to get a handle on how to talk about their dramatic conventions. It is the eternal complaint of […]

IB English Blog Language/Literature v. Literature


(Published on 27 July 2016) My name is Cara, and I’m an English Language and Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center. Choosing your IB subjects can be daunting, grueling, and stressful. Choosing which English route to take can be equally intimidating. i. So, what are the two courses? The IB programme offers either Language […]

IB Physics Options


Hi! I am Saad. I am a Mathematical Physicist and a Mathematics and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I thoroughly enjoy researching and teaching Mathematics and Physics. Over the years, I have often seen pupils concerned about selecting the appropriate options for their IB exams since (for obvious reasons) they tend to have very […]

Increase Your College Acceptance Rate to 98%!

There’s no doubt about it: applying to college is stressful. In the States, over 2600 schools offer bachelor’s degree programs, a dizzying array of options to any prospective student. But if you take the time to compile an effective college list, one that suits your academic profile most, you can increase your odds of admission […]

Making Sense of Parabolas


Hi! I am Leo, Test Prep and Math tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I am here to simplify Parabolas and make them more understandable for you. Many of my students in the MYP Extended Mathematics stream struggle to make the leap from linear functions to quadratic functions: their first encounter with curve drawing. “Leo, […]

Topics in US History: Political Parties

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Hi! This is Adam, AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language & History tutor at The Edge Learning Center. Below, I’ve written a brief history of political parties in the US. The development over time of political parties is one of the most complicated yet significant topics in United States History.  In his farewell address, George […]

New IB options for Biology and Chemistry


Hi! My name’s Priya, Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I’m here to give you a rundown of the new IB options for both subjects. I’m sure you’re all aware that the format changed slightly for 2016 and now both SL and HL students only need to pick ONE option out of […]

College Visits: What You Need To Know

     Campus visits are exciting, informative, and absolutely crucial in deciding which school is right for you. This article will explore the nuts-and-bolts of the college visit, pose some vital do’s and don’ts regarding expected behavior, and provide a laundry list of details students and families must observe during campus visits.  After reading, you will […]

Best Universities for Internships

According to U.S. News, at least 94% of graduates at each of these schools below had internships. Some universities in the states may only have limited internship opportunities provide to their students, while others have abundant resources with which they use to provide students with more work opportunities. If you are looking for better internship opportunities […]

10 Things to Understand for the SSAT (for Admissions)

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While we believe there are many more than just 10 important points about the SSAT, these are what, the SSATB (the Secondary School Admission Test Board or the folks who administer the SSAT) believe Admissions Officers need to know about the exam for US Boarding Schools (and many other independent schools).  We’ll share the first […]

US vs UK Colleges – Where should I send my children?

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Being the Top SAT and ACT Test Preparation Center in Hong Kong, it would seem very obvious that we promote American based colleges. However, our support for the two most prominent exams in the world helping secure college admissions doesn’t simply come from our expertise.  It was a strategic decision many years ago when we acknowledged that […]

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