FAQ

Is Economics tuition a necessity?

Singapore has been dubbed the “Tuition Nation”. Even Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently commented that tuition has become a “minor national obsession”. Singaporean parents are certainly willing to splurge on tuition services for their children as they perceive tuition to be the key to academic success. In the last report on Singapore household expenditures in 2008 by the Department of Statistics, figures showed that Singapore households spent around $820 million on centre- and home-based private tuition, up from $470 million a decade earlier.

In today’s competitive society, many parents view tuition as a necessary means to scoring distinctions in examinations and getting ahead of the academic race. However, Mr Anthony Fok believes that tuition should be viewed as a supplement to a child’s education, and not an integral part of our education system or an obligatory pathway to success. The role of tuition should be to fill in the gaps of knowledge.

What is the difference between H1 Economics and H2 Economics?

All H1 and H2 students will be placed in the same class. This is because the topics are largely similar for both H1 and H2. The slight difference between H1 and H2 are topics such as Market Structure, Cross Elasticity of Demand, Income Elasticity of Demand, and International Trade.

The difference between H1 and H2 is largely the examination format. For H1, students need to do 2 case studies questions. For H2, students need to do 2 case studies and 3 out of 6 essay questions.

H2 students will need to attend additional payable classes in June holidays, August and September to cover the extra topics for the H2 syllabus. H1 students do not need to pay nor attend the additional classes.

What makes Mr Anthony Fok special?

Mr Anthony Fok was featured on The Sunday Times newspapers as “one of the five most sought-after tutors in Singapore” in the year 2008. Quoting from the Sunday Times newspaper article, “As he is well known for his ability to deliver results, parents try all means to put their child in his class”.

Mr Anthony Fok says, “I believe that my popularity as a top Economics tutor in Singapore comes from more than merely imparting Economics knowledge. I motivate the students to love the subject and to look beyond the academic grades. I teach values and life lessons that will be valuable to them even after graduation. I am more than a tutor to the students. I am a friend and a mentor.”

“I help to shorten the learning process and bridge the gap between what was taught in schools and what eventually appears in the national examinations. Students look for me because they want to achieve their ‘A’ grade and I am confident that I can deliver the results they want, as long as they work hard together with me.”

“I enjoy teaching and I am lucky to be able to find great satisfaction in my work.”

Is Mr Anthony Fok the only teacher?

Yes. All Economics tuition lessons are entirely taught by Mr Anthony Fok. This is to ensure top quality in lesson delivery. He is a ‘one-man-show” tutor. All lessons are delivered live.

What if Mr Anthony Fok is unable to make it for lessons (e.g. reservist or sick)?

There will be no relief teacher. The lesson will be cancelled and a replacement class will be arranged.

Does Mr Anthony Fok offer a trial class?

Due to the limited vacancies available, JCEconomics.com is unable to offer a trial lesson. However, in the unlikely event that you do not benefit from the lessons, you are free to withdraw from the classes at the end of 4 lessons.

How will the books written by Mr Anthony Fok help in my revision?

Mr Anthony Fok has written an entire series of Economics books catering to students sitting for the GCE ‘A’ level examination. The books cover specific skill sets that students might wish to improve on.

For example, there are different books on drawing diagrams, writing evaluation points, scoring for essays and case studies, etc.

Students are strongly encouraged to purchase the books to help them improve on their weakness.