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 […]

Facebook Live: How To Handle University Admissions With The IB Exams Cancelled?

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The IB Organisation has just announced that the IB exams in May will be cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. In order to help our parents and students to alleviate any confusion they may have from this current situation, our Head of Academics and Test Preparation, Leo Lam, has provided some suggestions that can help prepare […]

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 […]

Facebook Live: Guide To A Successful IB Math & Physics Internal Assessment

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The IB Internal Assessments (IAs) comprise of 20% of the final grade. For students who are working on your IAs or wondering how challenge IAs can be, watch our Facebook live! Our IB expert, Mr Avi Banergee, has shared his strategies on how to succeed in your Math and Physics IAs and discussed the following. The advantages […]

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 […]

How (and Why) Should I Read Poetry?

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Poetic analysis is a good way to hone our reading and writing skills. We can share the poet’s emotional experience by identifying key aspects in the poem. About The Edge The Edge Learning Center is Hong Kong’s premier Test Preparation, Academic Tutoring, and Admissions Consulting services provider. Founded in 2008, The Edge has helped thousands of students […]

New IB Math Paper 3 – Math Investigation

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By Tracy Man (ACT, SAT, SSAT, Mathtutor at The Edge Learning Center) Source: math4teaching  Changes in IB Math As some of you may already be aware, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) Maths course has undergone some changes effective from the 2019-2020 academic year. The course will now be broken down into two routes: applied vs. pure (please […]

A guide to use online tools to perform mathematical modeling

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By Owen Cheong (Math, Physics, Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Many students choose to do mathematical modeling in their Math IA. In this article, I will talk about how to use Desmos to model a curve by running a regression. Desmos is a popular online graphing tool. You don’t need to install any applications […]

Designing Physics Experiments

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By Indrani Banerjee (ACT, SAT, SSAT, Math, Physics, English Builder, MAT, NSAA, PAT, TSA tutor at The Edge Learning Center) All physics students will have to design experiments at some point in our school lives. Some of us will have to complete in-depth studies, core practicals, or internal assessments that make up large chunks of our final grades, […]

4 Steps for Visual Literacy

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By Jaris Cole (English Literature, English Builder, ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL, TOK Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) It’s November and you know what that means: IB English Paper 1 is just around the corner. As you may already know, the IB English Paper 1 is an unseen commentary. The most daunting part about Paper 1 is not […]

How to Tackle the OPCVL Question for IB History

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By Jonathan Wilson (History, English Literature, English Language, TOEFL, IELTS, English Builder, ESOL at The Edge Learning Center) Hi everyone, this is Jon again, English and History tutor here at The Edge. It’s been a while since we last looked at History for the IB, so I wanted to look at the second question on the Paper […]

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