Our approach to test preparation is founded on the belief that both the traditionally Western approach to education – one that emphasizes organic learning as well as active and cooperative interaction between teacher and student – and the traditionally Eastern method – one that focuses on systematic repetition and memorization – have merit.
Combining the two allows students to reap the benefits of both approaches and enables them to achieve the high scores necessary for entrance into the world’s top universities.
The Edge’s proven Test Preparation approach divides all the standardized tests that we work on into three areas:
Core concepts that students must know in order to succeed on the given test – for examples, the Pythagorean Theorem in Math, or Subject-Verb Agreement in English Grammar
Since test makers largely assess the same competencies year in and year out, standardized tests use similarly structured questions again and again to evaluate students’ proficiency in these areas. Learning the areas. Learning to identify and respond to these repetitive structures with set strategies can boost students’ performance on even more difficult questions.
Proven tools and method to deal with different types of questions. By learning to deploy both micro- and macro-strategies, students can avoid the common pitfalls of wrong answer choices, get the opportunity to answer even the most challenging questions, and improve the efficiency with which they progress through.
Tailor-made teaching materials
“Our team of full-time content developers works around the clock analyzing past papers to determine new trends and question types, which then are used to inform existing strategies. This ensures that our material is always up-to-date and optimized for our students.”
In addition to having scored at least the 90th percentile on their standardized exams, all members of our test prep team go through a rigorous 40-hour training program followed by months of shadowing that ensures an excellent and consistent quality of instruction and a solid understanding of how to teach The Edge’s test preparation methodology.
MBA, University of Chicago
BA, Yale University
Chris will put your studies in a real-world context for a practical, hands-on approach to test preparation, language acquisition, or Economics tuition.
Cool and compassionate with a sense of humor, Elton will help minimize anxiety and get students prepared to learn.
Who can break all SAT vocabulary down to the Greek, Latin or Germanic origins? James can.
Leo's teaching style is both thorough and systematic. He wants his students to leave having not just memorized equations or steps, but also having understood the mechanics involved.
With his wealth of experience at The Edge and his creatively catered teaching methods, Levi can help students reach their potential.
Nick is a calm and collected teacher who aims to engage students by being entertaining, energizing, enthusiastic, and expressive.
Steve is our high-powered Renaissance Man. His wide range of expertise and hands-on approach make his classroom both exciting and immediately invaluable.
Courses & Privates
We provide regular courses & privates for SAT, ACT, SSAT, and TOEFL/IELTS. Take a closer look at the courses you are interested in, and choose the right one for you!
The Edge's comprehensive ACT courses are based on proven strategies developed over years of teaching by some of the best in the industry. These include our foundation course, ACT Essentials, our Power course, ACT Power Series, and our latest real mock drilling course, ACT Drilling.
The Edge's SAT courses include our #1 foundations course, SAT Essentials, and the latest addition for those students needing more last minute prep, SAT Power Series.
The Edge's SSAT courses include the robust SSAT Boot Camp, the core SSAT Essentials, and the English focused SSAT English Builder Course. Click for more details!
The Edge's TOEFL courses were created with the idea of practice makes perfect in mind. These robust courses cover all you need know to ace the TOEFL.
The Edge's IELTS courses were built on the back of our proven Test Prep strategies but with the idea that mastering the course fundamentals of the language are essential to doing well. This in conjunction with our world class teachers has led to a best in class IELTS program.