On Not Being A Torturer of Poems: 4 Tips for Engaging with Poetry

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By Janka Steenkamp (English Literature, Edge Writing, Public Speaking, Drama (IB) tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In literature, as in life, first impressions can be deceiving: just as that cute puppy in the window can potentially bite your finger off, that poem that you think is about an onion is about a long-term relationship. This is […]

September 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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IGCSE Overview Seminar If you or your children are planning to take IGCSE exam with an interest in science, then this seminar is for you. Our Head of Math and Sciences, Luke Palmer, will be giving a lecture on the basics of the IGCSE as well as the specifics as related to the sciences covered by the […]

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Stay Ahead of IB English

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By Karin Chun Taite (Head of Academics and English Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The 2017 academic year is right around the corner, and it’s best to start off on the right foot. Stay on target by avoiding the following common mistakes that IB English students often fall into: 1. PREPARATION FAIL It’s all too […]

IB/AP/IGCSE Free Trial Lesson

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Are you ready for the new school year? Getting help early for the upcoming school year can be the difference between average grades and stellar grades. Whether you need a general subject review or want to learn a few subject-specific strategies for your exams, we are here to help! Currently, we are offering a FREE […]

August 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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TOEFL vs IELTS Seminar The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are the two most widely accepted standardized tests of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in universities. When it comes to “TOEFL” or “IELTS”, which exam should you take? Come to this seminar to […]

The Arts as an Area of Knowledge: Interrogating Lunch atop a Skyscraper

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By Louis Cheng (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/IELTS/TOEFL) , IB ToK (Theory of Knowledge), Economics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Every IB student needs to take Theory of Knowledge, a course that aims to provoke critical examination into the ways through which we know what we claim to know. The arts, in particular, are designated as one of the “Areas […]

Summer English & Math Free Trial Lessons

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Summer is here! Thinking of getting a head start on your IGCSE/IB/AP English and Math courses? The Edge is offering English and Math 1 on 1 Free Trial Lessons ($800+ an hour value) with some of our experienced tutors this summer to help you discover how your English and Math results can be improved. Whether you need a general subject review or […]

How to Read a Graphic Novel or Comic Strip: Part 2 (Shots and Angles)

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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, and I teach English and History here at The Edge. In my last blog, I broke down some of the structural elements of a graphic novel so that we had the vocabulary to talk about […]