Common Questions about Economics

In Singapore, parents often prioritize investing significantly in economics tuition for their children. This stems from a widespread belief that tuition is indispensable for attaining academic excellence. Nonetheless, Dr. Anthony Fok holds a distinct viewpoint, regarding economics tuition as an adjunct to a student’s educational journey rather than an obligatory component. He perceives tuition as instrumental in addressing any existing knowledge gaps, supplementing the learning process effectively.

Although H1 and H2 students will be in the same class, there is a difference in the examination format. H1 students are required to answer two case study questions, while H2 students must answer two case study questions and three out of six essay questions. H2 students must also attend extra classes during the June holidays, August, and September, which are not required for H1 students.

Ten-year-series guides (TYS) are annual publications that include all of the past ten years’ GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level exam questions. TYS has been used in schools for over 40 years, as it is believed to demonstrate patterns in the types of questions asked over the years. However, students should not rely solely on TYS for exam preparation. Dr Anthony Fok has written a series of Economics guide books that cover evaluation points, diagrams, summary notes, and model essays, which are useful supplements to TYS.

The GCE ‘A’ level Economics examination places a strong emphasis on cultivating higher-order cognitive abilities, including Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. Students are tasked with elucidating contemporary economic occurrences by employing pertinent economic principles, synthesizing diverse topics to construct cohesive arguments, and critically assessing the efficacy and constraints of economic policies. Success in Economics hinges on students’ ability to stay abreast of current events and adeptly apply economic concepts within the appropriate contextual framework.

Questions about JCEconomics.com

Dr Anthony Fok is a highly sought-after Economics tutor in Singapore, recognized by The Sunday Times as one of the top tutors in 2008. He has a proven track record of delivering excellent results, but he believes his success goes beyond imparting Economics knowledge. Dr Fok motivates his students to love the subject, teaches values and life lessons, and acts as a friend and mentor. He bridges the gap between what his students learn in school and what appears in the national exams, taking great satisfaction in helping his students achieve their academic goals.

To inspire and motivate JC students, Dr. Fok employs a multifaceted approach that goes beyond academic instruction. While recognizing that many JC students are inherently self-motivated, he actively engages with them on a personal level to foster a supportive learning environment. Dr. Fok frequently communicates with his students through messages, ensuring they feel connected and valued, especially during stressful examination periods. By lending a compassionate ear and offering guidance when needed, he instills confidence and reassurance, empowering students to overcome challenges and reach their full potential. Through this personalized approach, Dr. Fok not only cultivates academic success but also nurtures the holistic development and well-being of his students.

No, Dr Fok specializes in teaching A-level Economics for H1 and H2 students only.

Dr Fok’s schedule is fully booked for group tuition at his branches in Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines, so he does not offer one-on-one tuition. He believes that his detailed lesson plans and interactive group discussions allow students to gain a better and deeper understanding of the subject matter. Unlike other tutors who may lack teaching experience and structured lesson materials, Dr Fok has a proven track record of producing quality results and receiving positive testimonials from former students.

No, Dr Fok only teaches at his branches in Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines.

Dr. Anthony Fok is widely recognized as one of the top Economics tutors in Singapore. In 2008, The Sunday Times named him as one of the five most sought-after tutors in the country. Parents value his ability to produce excellent results, with many making great efforts to enroll their children in his classes. Dr Fok’s teaching philosophy goes beyond simply imparting Economics knowledge; he motivates his students to develop a love for the subject, instills values and life lessons that are valuable beyond graduation, and acts as a friend and mentor to his students. He is dedicated to producing excellent results as long as students work hard with him.Article Sponsored Find something for everyone in our collection of colourful, bright and stylish socks. Buy individually or in bundles to add color to your sock drawer!

Most JC students are already self-motivated, recognizing the high stakes and the need for extra effort to secure distinctions for top local and overseas universities. However, Dr Fok keeps in touch with his students regularly, messaging them on a personal level as a friend, and offering support and encouragement, particularly during exam periods.

No, Dr Fok specializes only in teaching A-level Economics for H1 and H2 students.

Is group tuition considered less effective? No, Dr Fok’s schedule is fully booked for group tuition at his three locations in Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines. He believes that interactive group discussions provide students with a better and deeper understanding of the subject content. Unlike home tutors who may lack relevant teaching experience and structured lesson materials, Dr Fok has detailed lesson plans in place to optimize lesson delivery.

Yes, Dr Anthony Fok is the sole teacher who conducts economics tuition lessons. He ensures that all lessons are delivered live and maintains a high standard of lesson delivery.

In the event that Dr Fok is unable to conduct lessons due to unexpected circumstances such as reservist or sickness, there will be no replacement teacher. The lesson will be cancelled, and a replacement class will be arranged.

Due to limited vacancies, JCEconomics.com is currently unable to offer a trial lesson. However, if students do not find the lessons beneficial, they are free to withdraw from the classes at the end of four lessons.

As popular time slots for JC2 Economics classes usually fill up quickly, interested students may be placed on a waiting list.

Yes, Dr Fok actively encourages students to ask questions during class and will arrange for ad-hoc consultations if required. He also provides his personal mobile number upon registration, so students can text him for help in economics even outside tuition hours.

Every year, JCEconomics.com lists the names of students who have achieved distinctions under Dr Fok’s guidance. He teaches a diverse range of students from different backgrounds, including those from non-branded schools, and is committed to helping them achieve academic excellence.

Yes, all the testimonials listed on the JCEconomics.com website are from Dr Fok’s former economics tuition students.

Dr Fok stresses the importance of comprehensive revision during his tuition classes and does not encourage students to rely solely on predicting exam questions. As an author of ten-year-series answers, he is knowledgeable about past examination questions and can advise students on the frequency of certain types of questions. Dr Fok also keeps up to date with the latest exam trends and updates his notes accordingly. However, he believes that there is no guarantee of what will appear on the exam and that students should not rely on predicting questions alone to achieve success.

Dr. Fok does not promise distinctions to his students. Instead, he firmly believes that academic achievements are the fruits of diligence and effective guidance. Dr. Fok underscores the significance of students’ dedication and collaboration in realizing their academic aspirations. By emphasizing the importance of hard work and fostering a supportive learning environment, Dr. Fok empowers students to take ownership of their education and actively participate in their academic journey. Through mutual effort and close collaboration, Dr. Fok and his students work together to pave the way for success.

Yes, Dr Fok offers personal marking services for any extra essays that students may wish to write. He provides written feedback to help students improve their work and develop the necessary skills for the A-level Economics exam.

No, the books offered are not duplicate copies of the notes provided during Dr. Fok’s tuition classes. Rather, they are meticulously crafted to target specific areas where students may need improvement, such as refining their ability to articulate evaluation points, creating effective diagrams, or excelling in essay and case study writing. Dr. Fok advocates for students to acquire these books as supplementary resources to enhance their learning experience and address any academic weaknesses they may encounter. While tuition classes primarily focus on the application of knowledge and honing examination skills, these books serve as valuable tools for targeted skill development and reinforcement.

Dr. Anthony Fok’s Economics books are a valuable resource for students preparing for the GCE ‘A’ level examination. These books offer comprehensive coverage of various topics and skills required for the exam, including diagram-drawing, evaluation points, essay and case study writing. These books are designed to cater to specific weaknesses or skill sets that students may need to improve on. By purchasing these books, students can enhance their learning and practice exam-style questions, thus preparing them better for the A-level Economics exam.

No, Dr Fok’s notes are not for sale. The delivery of his lessons is unique and effective, and students benefit from his teaching style and direct interaction with him to clarify their doubts or questions. By attending his tuition lessons, students can maximize their learning and improve their understanding of Economics concepts and exam techniques.

The value-added benefits of Dr. Anthony Fok’s tuition lessons can be seen through the testimonials of his former students. His teaching style goes beyond imparting knowledge of Economics to include values and life lessons, motivating students to love the subject, and acting as a mentor and friend. He emphasizes the importance of hard work and proper guidance, and his lessons are structured and interactive, providing students with a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Dr. Anthony Fok goes above and beyond to offer a range of value-added services to his students, ensuring their academic success and overall well-being. Beyond regular class hours, Dr. Fok extends his support by staying behind to clarify any doubts students may have, providing personalized guidance tailored to their learning needs. Moreover, students have the convenience of reaching out to Dr. Fok via text or WhatsApp after tuition hours, allowing for continued support and assistance whenever needed. Recognizing the importance of individualized attention, Dr. Fok also offers ad-hoc appointments for personal consultations, where students can delve deeper into specific topics or seek additional guidance on challenging concepts. Additionally, students have the option to request additional notes or revision packages, which include model essays and key concepts for comprehensive review and practice. Through these value-added services, Dr. Fok ensures that his students receive the utmost care and support on their academic journey, empowering them to excel in their economics studies with confidence.

For students who struggle with case studies or require more exposure to real-world context or examples, Dr. Anthony Fok has crafted special notes that provide evaluation and analysis points required for high marks. His notes also summarize the essential knowledge required to write well, including the Singapore context, developed countries such as the USA and Japan, and developing countries like Vietnam, Brazil, China, and India.

For students who enter with weaker foundations in JC1, Dr. Anthony Fok offers additional support by providing them with previous lesson materials to aid in catching up. Similarly, JC2 students who find themselves lacking in foundational knowledge may find it beneficial to attend JC1 classes to reinforce their understanding of fundamental topics. Furthermore, during the initial lesson, Dr. Anthony Fok takes a hands-on approach, personally guiding new students on effective study strategies specific to Economics, equipping them with the essential tools needed for success in the subject. This tailored approach ensures that all students, regardless of their starting point, are given the opportunity to thrive and excel under Dr. Fok’s expert guidance.

No, Dr Fok doesn’t provide crash courses for JC2 students. Instead, he conducts intensive revision programs in December to help JC1 students catch up on their foundational knowledge.

Yes, Dr Fok does offer additional classes during the June and December holidays. Interested students can refer to the “Intensive Revision Programme” and “Case Study Workshop” links on his website.

Yes, it is never too late to start attending Dr Fok’s lessons as long as the student is willing to put in the necessary effort. Some students have joined his classes just three months before the A-level exams and still achieved As in Economics. Testimonials from his former students support this claim.

With Dr. Fok’s proven track record of guiding students to achieve distinctions, it’s evident that quality supersedes quantity in the realm of economics tuition. Dr. Fok ensures comprehensive coverage of the syllabus, leveraging his effective teaching methodologies and targeted lesson plans. Through focused instruction and strategic content delivery, Dr. Fok maximizes every minute of class time to impart essential knowledge and hone critical skills. By prioritizing the quality of lessons over their duration, Dr. Fok’s students benefit from a rigorous and engaging learning experience that not only equips them with a thorough understanding of economics but also empowers them to excel in their examinations. With Dr. Fok’s guidance, students prove that success in economics tuition is not determined by the quantity of hours spent in class, but by the depth of learning and mastery achieved.

Dr Fok’s tuition students come from various colleges in Singapore, and he also teaches private candidates who will take the GCE ‘A’ level exam.

Yes, students who miss their scheduled lesson can attend makeup lessons within the same week by joining other classes. All classes are repeated from Friday to Sunday of the same week.

The actual class size may vary due to students attending makeup lessons. However, Dr Fok’s classes are generally large because he is a highly sought-after economics tutor who delivers quality lessons and engages his students effectively. The class size does not affect the quality of his teaching.

Common Questions about Economics

To register for Economics tuition classes, send a text message containing the student’s full name, school, and preferred timeslot to 8251 3684. Once the registration is successful, a confirmation message will be sent.

No, the tuition centre does not offer a placement diagnostic test. However, students can bring their latest Economics examination scripts to the centre for Dr. Anthony Fok to analyse and review. After analysing the scripts, he will suggest ways to improve the student’s strengths and weaknesses. It is important to photocopy the examination papers for Dr Fok to review.

Students are required to pay monthly fees and a one-time material fee of $120. The material fee is non-refundable if the student withdraws from the class before the year ends. If there are five lessons in a month, the fees will be pro-rated accordingly.