How to Argue: An Introduction to the “Toulmin Method”

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 By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Hi everyone. This is Jon again here at The Edge. When I sat down to write my latest blog, I asked myself: “What would be the one topic I could write about that would benefit the most number of students?” It […]

IGCSE Curriculum and Exam Changes

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By Karin Chun Taite (Head of Academics and English Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Goodbye A*s? If anyone is confused about the recent changes to the IGCSE (International GCSE) curricula and grading systems, this exam wiki is a useful website for seeing collected information about the changes across all the main IGCSE exam boards. As […]

IB Biology and IB Chemistry Options

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and ESS tutor at The Edge Learning Center) IB Biology With the start of summer, many students are preparing to study their science option topic. For IB Biology there are four choices, (A) Neurobiology and Behaviour, (B) Biotechnology and Informatics, (C) Ecology and Conservation, and […]

Learning the Difference Between WHO and WHOM

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature at The Edge Learning Center) 1) Technical breakdown of the difference between who and whom Subjects vs. objects 2) Not enough? Trick #1: Him/Her Substitution 3) Still not enough? “Whom” can never perform verbs At the risk of coming across as profoundly out of touch, I must admit that I […]

Implementing Strategy as an Education Company – Innovation Enterprise

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The Edge’s Founder and CEO, Duc Luu, also the Chief Strategy Officer at RISE Education, has recently shared his insights on implementing a successful strategy as an Education Company in the Asia-Pacific region in Innovation Enterprise, the business media company. Read on to hear Duc sharing on the uniqueness about RISE Education’s strategy, the different approaches and challenges of […]

Study Together: Less Stress and More Fun

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Want to maximize your study efficiency? Bring your friend and study together with us. Make the revision less stress and more fun! Group Study discount: Group Study Courses apply to: Test Preparations (ACT/SAT/SSAT/TOEFL/IELTS) IB/AP/IGCSE/MYP available subjects: English, Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History Call us at 2972 2555 (Causeway Bay) / 2783 7100 (Mong Kok) […]

Discussion on IB Psychology Command Terms

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By Sonali Khemka (English Literature, English Language, LNAT tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Your success in the IB Psychology examinations will depend mostly on your ability to recognize and fulfill the requirements of the question’s command terms. Some command terms deserve more attention and practice than others, especially those for the Extended Response Questions (ERQs.) Today, we […]

Exploring Math and Physics Internal Assessment Topics

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What is the Internal Assessment (IA)? It is an assessment completed in the school and submitted to IB for moderations. The work is usually about 20% of the Final IB grade. Internally assessed course elements include: Oral work in languages: FOA, IOC Fieldwork in geography Laboratory work in the sciences Investigations in mathematics Artistic Performances […]

Ye Old Timey English: The Stumbling Block for AP and SAT II English

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By Janka Steenkamp (English Literature, Edge Writing, Public Speaking, Drama (IB) tutor at The Edge Learning Center) By now, most of you will have encountered a text that’s got a very lovely old school stamp on it, that makes you wonder how on earth people communicated back then, and why on earth you have to trudge through […]

A Scientific Approach to AP Comparative Government and Politics

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By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center) I am NOT a scientist. But, of the all subjects and curriculums I tutor in, AP Comparative Government and Politics is the one that warrants the most scientific approach—that is, the process of “doing” the course calls for a scientific method of […]

IB Biology Overview

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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 the start of the new year, many students are taking IB mock tests in preparation for their IB diploma exams this May. A student must take six different subjects across a range of disciplines, the group four topics […]

Counting Principles, Combinations and Permutations

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By Indrani Banerjee (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT) tutor at The Edge Learning Center) What are ‘counting principles’? The fundamentals of counting principles appear in some form or another in the IB, AP and A-Levels maths curricula, and are common topics tested in the maths section of the ACT and SAT, so make sure you are prepared to deal with them! Counting Principles Think about a time when […]

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