Seminar: Path to IB Success – English & Math

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A new school year is around the corner! For the upcoming IB students who have concerns and uncertainty on the IB English and Math curriculum changes in September, join our seminar to learn about the recent IB changes and tips to prepare for the exams. A 20-min demo lesson of each subject is given to let […]

5 Questions to Improve English Analysis Essays

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Many students struggle to write analysis papers in English, especially under timed conditions, such as on the AP and IB exams. Even students who have strong analytical skills on a feature-by-feature basis encounter difficulties arranging those individual ideas into a larger paper, and the highest grades often demand students present a well-organized and unified set […]

IB Math: AA or AI?

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By Indrani Banerjee (Test Preparation, Math, and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The maths courses for the IB diploma are changing. Whether or not this news brings fear, anxiety or happiness, we still have to make a choice between these two courses to take in the diploma years. Yes, there is information out there about what […]

Bridging the IB learning gap with The Edge

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Our IB tutor, Indrani Banerjee, talks about the recent IB Math changes and how to best prepare for the exams. If you can’t view the above image, please click here: The Standard – Bridging the IB learning gap with The Edge About The Edge The Edge Learning Center is Hong Kong’s premier Test Preparation, Academic Tutoring, […]

2019 IB Math Common Core (SL & HL)

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As the new IB Math curriculum will be launched this Sept 2019 for the IB Class of 2021, The Edge will run a new IB Math Common Core course this summer to help students who are going to the first year of IB get prepared for the upcoming syllabus changes as well as stay ahead […]

Textual Healing

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By Jaris Cole (English Literature, English Builder, ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL, TOK Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Generally, writing can be a difficult process especially when you thoroughly dislike it. What’s more, writing is something you need to be able to adequately do as you pursue higher education. Unfortunately, the writing process is one that can be […]

5 common mistakes made by IGCSE Math students

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By Owen Cheong (Math, Physics, Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) IGCSE Math examination is coming soon! I guess many candidates are planning to do lots of past papers before the exam. However, it is also very important for you to avoid careless mistakes when doing papers. Here are the 5 common mistakes made by students […]

Women vs STEM

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By Tracy Man (ACT, SAT, SSAT, and Math Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In this modern age, there are several well-known figures in this field who have made vast contributions to STEM. For example, the late Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds known, and Elon Musk is currently one of the most renowned names […]

7 Command Terms used in IB Biology and Chemistry

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and ESS tutor at The Edge Learning Center) With this years IB exams coming up soon in May, students are busy taking mocks and doing practice questions. From experience over the years students are not always doing as well as they can on these tests. […]

7 Things to Know About the New IB English Curricula

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By Steve Leech (Test Prep (ACT/SAT/SSAT), and English Literature Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) When students return to school this autumn, those starting into the IB Diploma Program are going to be entering a brave new world. The IB curriculum has been restructured starting in the 2019 school year because it’s good to keep up with […]

Absolute Monarchs for the AP European History exam: Russia

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By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Hi everyone! In my last blog, I spoke a bit about AP European History and how it’s challenging to study and remember all of the content from our textbooks. As a tutor of History (and Literature, too) here at The Edge, […]

Using a normal calculator to do Algebraic Expansion

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By Owen Cheong (Math, Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) When you are asked to expand an expression like (3z+5)(2z+7), we usually apply the FOIL method: (Source) Now, I would like to introduce another way to expand brackets, all you need is a normal calculator. To expand the algebraic expression, we just need to substitute x […]

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