Common Questions About Economics

Is it necessary to have Economics tuition?

Singapore is a country where parents invest heavily in tuition for their children. Many believe that tuition is essential for achieving academic success. However, Dr Anthony Fok sees tuition as a complement to a student's education, rather than a necessity. The role of tuition is to fill in knowledge gaps that may exist.

What distinguishes H1 Economics from H2 Economics?

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.

Are ten-year-series guides still helpful for 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.

Why is Economics considered a difficult subject

The GCE 'A' level Economics exam emphasizes 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 create a coherent argument, and

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What sets Dr Anthony Fok apart from other tutors?

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.

How does Dr Anthony Fok motivate his students?

While most JC students who sign up for tuition are already self-motivated, Dr Fok regularly messages his students to stay in touch with them on a personal level and provide support and encouragement, particularly during examination periods. He 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 only.

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

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.

Does Dr. Anthony Fok offer classes at other locations besides Bishan, Bukit Timah, and Tampines?

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

What makes Dr. Anthony Fok stand out as an Economics tutor?

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.

Is Dr Fok the only teacher?

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.

What happens if Dr Fok is unable to conduct lessons (e.g., reservist or sick)?

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.

Does Dr Fok offer a trial class?

Due to limited vacancies, 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.

Does Dr Fok have a waiting list for students?

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

Can students ask questions in class?

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.

What is Dr Fok’s record of success?

Every year, 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.

Are all the testimonials on the website from Dr Fok's former students?

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

Can Dr Fok predict what questions will appear on this year's A-level Economics exam?

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.

Can Dr Fok guarantee students a distinction?

Dr Fok does not guarantee distinctions. He believes that academic success is a result of hard work and proper guidance. Dr Fok emphasizes the importance of students putting in effort and working closely with him to achieve their academic goals.

Does Dr Fok offer essay marking services?

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.

Are Dr Fok's books the same as the notes provided during his tuition classes?

No, the books are not a duplication of the notes provided during Dr Fok's tuition classes. Instead, they are designed to cater to specific skill sets that students may need to improve on, such as writing evaluation points, drawing diagrams, or scoring well on essays and case studies. Dr Fok encourages students to purchase his books to supplement their learning and address their weaknesses.

How can Dr. Anthony Fok's books aid in exam preparation?

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.

Is it possible to purchase Dr. Anthony Fok's Economics notes instead of attending tuition lessons?

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.

What distinguishes Dr. Anthony Fok's tuition lessons from others?

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.

How can Dr. Anthony Fok assist students who are struggling with Economics?

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.

How can Dr. Anthony Fok help students who have weak foundations in JC1?

For students who have 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 catch up on foundational topics. Additionally, during the first lesson, Dr. Anthony Fok will personally guide new students on how to study Economics, providing them with the necessary tools to succeed.

Does Dr Anthony Fok offer crash courses for JC2 students who need last-minute help?

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.

Does Dr Anthony Fok conduct extra classes during the June or December holidays?

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.

Is it possible to join Dr Anthony Fok's lessons at any point in time?

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.

Is 1.5 hours of curriculum time per week sufficient?

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.

Which schools do Dr Anthony Fok's students come from?

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.

If a student misses their scheduled lesson, can they attend a makeup lesson?

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.

What is the class size for Dr Anthony Fok's lessons?

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

How can I enrol in the tuition classes?

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.

Does the tuition centre provide a placement diagnostic test?

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.

What fees are due 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 withdraws from the class before the year ends. If there are five lessons in a month, the fees will be pro-rated accordingly.

We provide top-quality economics tuition with our comprehensive and proven methodology to help students achieve mastery in Economics.

Our principal tutor, Dr. Anthony Fok, is a highly experienced economics teacher with a passion for helping students succeed.

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