Comma Rules on the SAT and ACT: What to Do with Names

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, ESOL, Latin, BMAT, GRE, TSA tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Commas are the most frequently appearing punctuation mark on the SAT and ACT, so knowing the rules for their usage is necessary for a good SAT Writing and Language or ACT English score. A frequent point of confusion around comma usage […]

時或分都不緊要-by Karen Lee (Chinese Version Only)

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  有人問我,皮膚的黃金保濕時間是3秒鐘嗎?這個所謂的「黃金保濕時間」,是指洗臉過後要在3秒鐘內進行保濕,否則皮膚的水分會急速蒸發,並容易誘發其他問題,令膚質變差。   我的第一反應是:3秒鐘?連保濕產品的瓶蓋也來不及打開吧?   平心而論,洗臉後的確應該做足保濕程序,為皮膚適當地補充水分和油分,但只要按正常速度便可,實在不用太講究所謂的黃金幾秒鐘。更何況,護膚本應是一個 pamper 自己的機會,讓你在每一天的開始前和完結後好好靜下來,為自己和皮膚打打氣,何必為這些不必要的規條操心呢?

10 Questions about Character for Seniors Applying to the US

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) For Seniors A student’s final year of high school is significant. No one should relax. For students around the world, senior year will influence the next decade of their lives. The right degree from a great college will offer business opportunities, love, travel, and much more. Applying […]

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 […]

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