Common Questions About Economics
In Singapore, many parents invest significantly in tuition for their children, believing it to be crucial for academic success. However, Dr. Anthony Fok views tuition as a supplement to a student’s education rather than a necessity. The purpose of tuition is to address any knowledge gaps that may exist.
While H1 and H2 students may be in the same class, there is a distinction in the examination format. H1 students are required to respond to two case study questions, whereas H2 students must answer two case study questions and select three out of six essay questions. Additionally, H2 students are expected to attend additional classes during the June holidays, August, and September, which are not mandatory for H1 students.
Ten-year-series guides (TYS) are annual publications that compile past GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level exam questions from the past ten years. TYS has been utilized in schools for over 40 years due to its 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.
The GCE ‘A’ level Economics exam places emphasis on higher-order thinking skills such as Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. Students are tasked with explaining current economic events using relevant economic principles, integrating different topics to construct a cohesive argument, and assessing the effectiveness and limitations of economic policies. To succeed in Economics, students must stay abreast of current events and apply economic concepts in the appropriate context.
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Dr. Anthony Fok is a highly regarded Economics tutor in Singapore, acknowledged 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 love for the subject. Dr. Fok imparts values and life lessons while acting as a mentor and friend. He bridges the gap between school curriculum and national exams, taking pride in helping students achieve their academic goals.
While most JC students who seek 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.
No, Dr. Fok specializes in teaching A-level Economics for H1 and H2 students exclusively.
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.
No, Dr. Fok exclusively 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. 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.
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.
No, Dr. Fok specializes exclusively in teaching A-level Economics for H1 and H2 students.
Is group tuition considered less effective? No, Dr. Fok’s schedule for group tuition at his locations in Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines is fully booked. He believes that interactive group discussions offer students a deeper and better understanding of the subject matter. Unlike home tutors who may lack teaching experience and structured materials, Dr. Fok meticulously plans his lessons to optimize delivery.
Yes, Dr. Anthony Fok is the sole teacher who conducts economics tuition lessons. He ensures all lessons are delivered live and maintains a high standard of teaching.
If unforeseen circumstances such as reservist or illness prevent Dr. Fok from conducting lessons, there will be no replacement teacher. The lesson will be cancelled, and a replacement class will be arranged.
Due to limited vacancies, JCEconomics.com currently does not offer trial lessons. However, students are free to withdraw from the classes at the end of the first four lessons if they do not find them beneficial.
As popular time slots for JC2 Economics classes tend to 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 ad-hoc consultations if needed. He also provides his personal mobile number upon registration, so students can reach out to him for help with economics outside of tuition hours.
Every year, JCEconomics.com publicly acknowledges the names of students who have achieved distinctions under Dr. Fok’s guidance. He teaches a diverse range of students from different educational backgrounds, including those from non-branded schools, and is committed to helping them excel academically.
Yes, all the testimonials featured on the JCEconomics.com website are from Dr. Fok’s former economics tuition students.
Dr. Fok emphasizes the importance of comprehensive revision in his tuition classes and does not encourage students to solely rely 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 question types. Dr. Fok also stays updated with the latest exam trends and updates his notes accordingly. However, he believes there is no guarantee of what will appear on the exam, and students should not rely solely on predicting questions to achieve success.
Dr. Fok does not provide guarantees for distinctions. He believes that academic success is a result of hard work and proper guidance. Dr. Fok emphasizes the importance of students’ efforts and working closely with him to achieve their academic goals.
Yes, Dr. Fok provides personal essay marking services for any additional essays students wish to write. He offers written feedback to help students improve their work and develop the necessary skills for the A-level Economics exam.
No, the books are not duplicates of the notes provided in Dr. Fok’s tuition classes. Instead, they focus on specific skill sets that students may need to improve, such as writing evaluation points, drawing diagrams, or excelling in essays and case studies. Dr. Fok recommends students to purchase his books as supplements to their learning, addressing their weaknesses.
Dr. Anthony Fok’s Economics books are a valuable resource for students preparing for the GCE ‘A’ level examination. These books comprehensively cover various topics and skills required for the exam, including diagram drawing, evaluation points, and essay and case study writing. They target specific weaknesses or skill sets that students may need to improve. By purchasing these books, students can enhance their learning, practice exam-style questions, and better prepare for the A-level Economics exam.
No, Dr. Fok’s notes are not available for purchase. The unique and effective delivery of his lessons, along with his teaching style and direct interaction with students to clarify doubts or questions, contribute to their learning experience. Attending his tuition lessons allows students to maximize their learning and improve their understanding of Economics concepts and exam techniques.
The added value of Dr. Anthony Fok’s tuition lessons is evident through the testimonials of his former students. His teaching style extends beyond imparting Economics knowledge to include values and life lessons, fostering a love for the subject, and acting as a mentor and friend. He emphasizes the importance of hard work and proper guidance, while his structured and interactive lessons provide students with a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
Dr. Anthony Fok provides several additional services to his students, such as staying back after class to clarify doubts, being available for communication via texting or WhatsApp after tuition hours, arranging personal consultations upon request, and offering additional notes or revision packages that include model essays and key concepts for revision.
For students who struggle with case studies or require more exposure to real-world context and examples, Dr. Anthony Fok has developed special notes that provide evaluation and analysis points necessary for high marks. His notes also summarize essential knowledge required for effective writing, including the Singapore context, developed countries like the USA and Japan, and developing countries such as Vietnam, Brazil, China, and India.
For students with weak foundations in JC1, Dr. Anthony Fok provides new students with previous lesson materials to help them catch up. JC2 students with weaker foundations may also benefit from joining JC1 classes to cover foundational topics. Additionally, during the first lesson, Dr. Anthony Fok personally guides new students on how to study Economics, equipping them with the necessary tools for success.
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.
Yes, 1.5 hours of curriculum time per week is enough to cover the syllabus completely. Dr Fok’s students have achieved distinctions with this amount of time. The quality of the lessons is more important than the duration.
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.
Payment and Registration Details
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.