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 […]

3 Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

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By Hieu Van Do  (English Literature, English Language, TOEFL, SSAT, English Builder Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) It seems that a lack of vocabulary is one of the main obstacles that many people face as they shift their focus to test prep. After all, an extensive vocabulary is essential for improving scores on those tricky university […]

Focus on Your Goal as a Way of Success

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By Alfred Tang (Math, Physics, and Computer Science Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) Everybody knows that Michael Jordan was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. His signature move was his slam dunks that made him look as if he could float in air. But not everybody knows that he failed to make the […]

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, […]

IB Math Common Core (SL & HL)

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As the new IB Math curriculum has been launched in Sept 2019 for the IB Class of 2021, The Edge now runs a new IB Math Common Core course to help students who are going to the first year of IB get prepared for the upcoming syllabus changes as well as stay ahead of their […]

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 […]

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