Avoiding Trap Answers in SAT Reading

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, SSAT, English Builder, ESOL, and Latin tutor at The Edge Learning Center) “I narrowed it down to A and C, but then I couldn’t decide between those two answers, so I just picked C.” My students say this sort of thing to me often when we’re correcting SAT Reading passages – they can […]

Approach to SAT Math

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, and GRE tutor at The Edge Learning Center) As someone who teaches test preparation at The Edge, I’ve seen students make many, many mistakes on the Math sections of the ACT and the SAT. I’ve become somewhat of a catalog for these errors, dangling the most memorable in front […]

4 Tips to Help You Prepare for the IELTS and the TOEFL Exams

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By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) With the influx of IELTS and TOEFL students joining us here at The Edge, I thought it appropriate to address some preparation strategies for these two exams. Taking a course with us will be a big help in getting your ready for these tough tests, but […]

Decomplexifying Complex Numbers

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By Leo Lam (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Disclaimer: before you read further, the word “decomplexifying” is not a real word. It just sounds better than “simplifying” when put in front of “complex numbers.” So please do not use this word in your English papers. One of the more advanced topics […]

Last Minute Prep for your ACT/ SAT/ SAT Subject Tests!

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  The December ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Tests are very crucial, especially for high school seniors. Make good use of your semester break to do some last minute prep for your upcoming tests! The Edge is offering FLEXIBLE Test Preparation Power Courses to help you ace the tests! Our ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Power Courses include 1 Mock and 1 Review Session (2 hrs) with our […]

SCIENCE and the ACT

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By Pratik Choudhury (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics, IB Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The purpose of this blog is to help you understand the importance of academic content knowledge and reasoning skills required to tackle questions associated with ACT Science passages. The content tested includes biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences (geology, astronomy, and […]

Upcoming Seminars at The Edge

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The Edge will be providing a great opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the complicated educational landscape. We have many exciting seminars on various topics from our full range of services: Admissions Consulting, Test Preparation and Academic Tutoring. Admissions Consulting Seminars – provide The Edge’s insights, information, and tips about planning to apply […]

We’re OPEN Sundays

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Good news for all parents and students! Since we see the demand of families requesting to attend our Test Preparation and Academic Tutoring class on Sundays, we’ve decided to open our doors between 10am – 2pm for both Causeway Bay and Mong Kok Center from today. If you want to spend few hours on Sunday studying […]

SAT Math Builder

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The Edge will run a new SAT Math Builder course starting this Fall to give our Grade 9/10 or Year 10/11 students a head start on their SAT Prep. Even students who earn top grades in their AP Calculus and IB Math HL courses often struggle to achieve top scores on SAT Math. This is […]

Math Effect: 6 Things You Should Know About the ACT, the SAT, Calculators, Math, and You

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  By Steve Leech (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) For many students, the mathematics sections of standardized tests are like a skinny guy at a sumo competition: no big deal and nothing to really worry about. As YouTube teaches us (watch here), though, you can’t trust a skinny sumo […]