• 2021 Summer US/IB/UK/Junior Academy Seminars

    In this seminar series, our specialists will help you better understand the challenges that students will face in their upcoming academic year and how they can prepared for it.

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  • 2021 IB Information Session & UK/US University Application Seminars

    4 Mar (Thu) 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm UK University Application Seminar 5 Mar (Fri) 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm US College Application Seminar 6 Mar (Sat) 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm IB Information Session Fee: FREE Venue: 7/F, Lee Garden Five, 18 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay Medium: English

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  • The Marshmallow Test and Delayed Gratification: Secret to Success?

    Can a simple test given to a four-year- old predict education, career, and life outcomes? Short answer: Likely not. Long answer? With correlation, there is more than meets the eye.

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  • What Makes a GOOD College Essay

    In one of our previous articles we discussed four common mistakes that you should avoid when putting together your college application essay. So, to make things fair, this time around we have decided to take on a more positive angle and share with all of you four key tips for crafting the best possible essay, one that can truly set you apart from the competition.

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  • What Makes a BAD College Essay

    There is little doubt that the college essay represents one of the most crucial steps of the entire college application process in the United States. Given the holistic approach to university admissions that remains so prevalent all across the country, the quality (or lack thereof) of your essay has the potential to play a decisive role in the outcome of your college application. This is why we believe it is important that you are fully aware of some of the most common mistakes that students make on their application essays and that you avoid making the same mistakes at all costs.

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  • Soft Skills and How to Acquire Them

    In one of our earlier articles we discussed the importance of complimenting your IB studies with the development of new skills, more specifically soft skills. As a reminder, these constitute any skill or quality that one would more traditionally define as a personality trait or habit. In other words, these aren’t skills that can be acquired in a classroom setting, hence their name. Two common examples of soft skills that people often like to highlight on their resumes (and university applications) are interpersonal skills and communication skills.

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  • The Benefits of a Boarding School Education

    Packing up and leaving the nest at an early age is hardly an easy thing to do, especially when the destination lies thousands of miles away from home. The fear we all feel when confronted with the possibility of spending long periods of time without seeing those closest to us is natural and not easy to manage, at least not at the start. Also, tackling the challenges of daily life without the sense of security that one’s home provides can be very intimidating, often becoming a deterrent to those who would otherwise be thrilled at the prospect of exploring new places and building new relationships.

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  • What Does Your Final IB Score Mean for Your Career?

    With 29 schools now offering the IB diploma program in Hong Kong, it is safe to say that an ample number of local students view the IB program as their best shot at a successful academic career. Having attained a global reputation, the program continues to grow, offering students the freedom to explore their academic strengths in exchange for their commitment to take on one of the most challenging diplomas available to high schoolers today.

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  • Resuming face-to-face lessons from 16 September

    We are resuming face-to-face lessons from 16 September for Private lessons (1-to-1), Private group lessons (1-to-2), School-based courses and Regular courses.

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  • Get Others Involved In Your Applications

    This Year’s Applications Season Don’t Forget to Get Others Involved Whether it be to beat “the competition” or to save yourself the embarrassment of having other people read your writings, you may find it tempting to keep your university applications to yourself. You may even be like some of the students I’ve worked with, whose hope was to handle the entire application process on their own and then announce that they got into one of the best universities in the world. Needless to say, this is merely a figment of the imagination.

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  • 2021 New IB Math syllabus – What you need to know

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  • EC Blog #8: School Rankings: Do They Matter?

    No matter where you go, one is often judged by the prestige of the university that they went to. Teenagers these days feel a lot of pressure to get into the highest ranking schools they possibly can, which causes a lot of stress, unhappiness and tension. This begs a certain question: How are college rankings determined, and are they actually important when you consider which school to go to?

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  • NTK Fun Fact - What’s in your cup of coffee? (English Version Only)

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  • Demystifying the Oxbridge Interview

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