Common Questions About Economics
- Is it necessary to have Economics tuition? Many parents in Singapore invest heavily in tuition for their children, believing it to be crucial for academic success. However, Dr. Anthony Fok views tuition as a supplementary component of a student’s education rather than a necessity. Its purpose is to address any knowledge gaps that may exist.
- 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.
- 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.
- Why is Economics considered a challenging subject? The GCE ‘A’ level Economics exam places emphasis on higher-order thinking skills such as Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. Students are required to explain current economic events using relevant economic principles, integrate different topics to construct cohesive arguments, and assess the effectiveness and limitations of economic policies. To succeed in Economics, students must stay informed about current events and apply economic concepts in the appropriate context.
Questions about JCEconomics.com:
- 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.
- 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.
- Does Dr. Anthony Fok teach H3/IB Economics? No, Dr. Fok specializes in teaching A-level Economics for H1 and H2 students exclusively.
- 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.
- Does Dr. Anthony Fok teach at locations other than Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines? No, Dr. Fok exclusively teaches at his branches in Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines.
- 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.
- 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 can bring their most recent Economics examination papers to the center for Dr. Anthony Fok to evaluate and provide feedback. After analyzing the papers, he will suggest ways to enhance the student’s strengths and address their weaknesses. It is important to make photocopies of the examination papers for Dr. Fok’s review.
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.