Common Questions About Economics

  1. Is it necessary to have Economics tuition?

    While many parents in Singapore prioritize investing in tuition for their children as a means to ensure academic success, Dr. Anthony Fok holds a different perspective. He sees tuition not as a mandatory requirement but rather as a supplementary aspect of a student’s educational journey. Rather than viewing it as a necessity, Dr. Fok believes that tuition serves to complement a student’s existing learning framework by addressing any knowledge gaps that may exist. By adopting this perspective, Dr. Fok emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach to education, where tuition acts as a supportive tool in enhancing a student’s academic performance and understanding of complex subjects such as Economics.

  2. What differentiates H1 Economics from H2 Economics?

    Although H1 and H2 students may be in the same class, there is a distinction in the examination format. H1 students respond to two case study questions, while H2 students answer two case study questions and choose three out of six essay questions. Additionally, H2 students are expected to attend additional classes during specific months, which are not mandatory for H1 students.

  3. Are ten-year-series guides still beneficial for students?

    Ten-year-series guides (TYS) are annual publications that compile past exam questions from the past ten years. They have been used in schools for over 40 years due to their ability to reveal patterns in the types of questions asked over time. However, it is important for students not to rely solely on TYS for exam preparation. Dr. Anthony Fok has authored a series of Economics guidebooks that encompass evaluation points, diagrams, summary notes, and model essays, serving as valuable supplements to TYS.

  4. Why is Economics considered a challenging subject?

    Economics is widely regarded as a challenging subject due to the multifaceted demands it places on students. At the GCE ‘A’ level, Economics examinations prioritize higher-order thinking skills, including Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. Unlike other subjects that rely heavily on rote memorization, Economics requires students to demonstrate a deep understanding of economic principles and their real-world applications.

    One of the key challenges of Economics lies in its dynamic nature. Students are expected to explain current economic events using relevant economic theories and concepts, requiring them to stay abreast of global economic developments. Moreover, they must integrate various economic topics cohesively to construct well-argued responses, demonstrating their ability to synthesize complex information.

    Furthermore, the evaluation of economic policies adds another layer of complexity to the subject. Students are tasked with assessing the effectiveness and limitations of economic policies, considering factors such as economic theory, empirical evidence, and real-world implications. This necessitates critical thinking and the ability to analyze and evaluate multifaceted issues from different perspectives.

Questions about JCEconomics.com:

  1. What sets Dr. Anthony Fok apart from other tutors?

    Dr. Anthony Fok is a highly regarded Economics tutor in Singapore, recognized by The Sunday Times as one of the top tutors in 2008. His success extends beyond teaching Economics, as he inspires students to develop a genuine passion for the subject. Dr. Fok imparts values and life lessons while acting as a mentor and friend. He bridges the gap between the school curriculum and national exams, taking pride in helping students achieve their academic goals.

  2. How does Dr. Anthony Fok motivate his students?

    While most JC students seeking tuition are already self-motivated, Dr. Fok maintains regular communication with his students to provide personal support and encouragement, especially during exam periods. He actively listens to his students and offers guidance when needed.

  3. Does Dr. Anthony Fok teach H3/IB Economics?

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

  4. Does Dr. Anthony Fok offer one-on-one tuition, and is group tuition less effective?

    Dr. Fok’s group tuition classes at his branches in Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines are fully booked, so he does not offer one-on-one tuition. He believes that his well-prepared lesson plans and interactive group discussions allow students to achieve a deeper and better understanding of the subject. Unlike tutors without extensive teaching experience and structured materials, Dr. Fok has a proven track record of producing excellent results and receiving positive testimonials from former students.

  5. Does Dr. Anthony Fok teach at locations other than Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines?

    Dr. Fok dedicates his teaching exclusively to his branches located in Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines. With a focus on maintaining the highest standards of instruction and personalized attention, Dr. Fok ensures that students receive the full benefit of his expertise at these three locations. Whether you’re seeking comprehensive A-Level Economics tuition or specialized guidance in mastering specific concepts, Dr. Fok’s commitment to excellence remains unwavering across all branches. Join us at any of these locations and embark on a journey towards academic success under the guidance of Dr. Anthony Fok.

  6. What sets Dr. Anthony Fok apart as an Economics tutor?

    Dr. Anthony Fok is widely recognized as one of the top Economics tutors in Singapore. The Sunday Times named him as one of the five most sought-after tutors in the country in 2008. Parents highly value his ability to consistently produce outstanding results, often making significant efforts to enroll their children in his classes. Dr. Fok’s teaching philosophy goes beyond imparting Economics knowledge; he inspires students to develop a genuine love for the subject, instills valuable life lessons, and acts as a mentor. He is dedicated to achieving excellent results as long as students put in the effort.

  7. How does Dr. Anthony Fok maintain his students’ motivation?

    While most JC students are already self-motivated, driven by the desire to secure distinctions for top local and overseas universities, Dr. Fok maintains regular contact with his students. He communicates with them on a personal level, offering support and encouragement, especially during exam periods.


Payment and Registration Details

How can I enroll in the tuition classes?

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

Does the tuition center provide an assessment test for placement purposes?

No, the tuition center does not offer a placement diagnostic test. However, students are encouraged to bring their latest Economics examination papers to the center for personalized evaluation and feedback from Dr. Anthony Fok. By closely scrutinizing these papers, Dr. Fok will offer tailored recommendations to capitalize on students’ strengths and mitigate their weaknesses. To facilitate this process, it’s imperative to prepare photocopies of the examination papers for Dr. Fok’s thorough review and analysis. This personalized approach ensures that each student receives targeted guidance to optimize their learning experience and achieve their academic goals.

What fees need to be paid upon registration?

Upon registration, students are required to pay monthly fees and a one-time material fee of $120. The material fee is non-refundable if the student decides to withdraw from the class before the end of the year. In the case of five lessons in a month, the fees will be prorated accordingly.