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 […]

How To Handle College Admissions During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Duc Luu (Founder and Admissions Consultant of The Edge Learning Center) Given the current worldwide lockdown, I’ve been asked about what steps I think need to be taken to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on the college admissions process. Let me give you a checklist and themes to consider: GPA Some high schools are moving to pass/fail […]

SAT Reading: US Founding Documents

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, ESOL, Latin, BMAT, GRE, TSA tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The SAT Reading section contains 5 passages: 1 narrative fiction passage, 1 social science passage, 2 physical science passages, and 1 history passage. The history passage can be the most challenging passage on the Reading Test for many (if not most) […]

Reading the Question(s) in IB Chemistry

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By Daniel Tritton (Biology, Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) All too often I encounter students with innate ability in Chemistry making unnecessary mistakes and losing easy marks in their mock exams for IB Chemistry. Apart from having the knowledge and necessary problem solving skills, students should be adept at READING the question in the […]

5 Tips on Tackling the 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) Many universities require students to submit two or three SAT Subject Test scores in addition to their ACT/SAT scores. Those students who plan to study STEM in the future will often choose to take the Math Level II […]

5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever

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By Jaris Cole (English Literature, English Builder, ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL, TOK tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has forced many of us to stay home all day. Staying home has its advantages and disadvantages. One disadvantage is how too much time indoors could lead to cabin fever, which is a […]

Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis

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By Avi Banerjee (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center ) As I was teaching SAT Physics, I was reminded of the progress the science has made in the last hundred years. Take the year 1905, Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis. Over the course of a single calendar year Einstein published four ground breaking papers that […]

Make Vocabulary Personal

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By Hieu Van Do (English Literature, English Language, TOEFL, SSAT, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The Verbal Section of the SSAT is arguably the most difficult section on the SSAT. Not only do you need to identify 30 synonyms, but you also need to form relationships between a pair of words in 30 analogies. […]

Should I Take the SAT Essay?

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By Kevin Kwok (ACT, SAT, TOEFL, ESL tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Something our consultants and instructors often get asked about is whether a student should take the Essay portion of the SAT Reasoning Test. This is unsurprising given the scant amount of advice that College Board, the administrator of the SAT, offers in this […]

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