Slam-Dunk Your Way to an A!
Benefits of Tutorials at Econs.Coach
Author & Coach
Highly rated Instructor with 30 years of teaching experience; top Economics student in NUS who won the 1976 Toh Chin Chye Prize (top student in entire university), graduating with First Class Honours; MBA with Honours from University of Chicago (top graduate school in Econs) and Chartered Financial Analyst.
If you want to learn basketball, you would go to a coach like Michael Jordan. If you want to learn economics, you would want a coach like me...I am one of a handful of experts to write economics books for Singapore's JC students.
Huge Learning Resource
Huge learning resources to help you develop your own content and exam technique. There will be more real world knowledge in your hands than most lecture notes from school or guide books. My books and notes are original, based on 40 years of working in the global and Singapore financial sectors, and they connect theory with practice. Exactly what your exams require of you!
At Econs.Coach, we pay attention to how well you write English, because this is an important skill for A level, including in both Econs and GP, as well as throughout university and in your future career. I am a trained journalist, and have been a professional editor. Think of Econs.Coach as a concurrent course in GP (for free).
My basic objective of coaching is to focus on the exam result and get you an A. My tutorials/e-Books supplement school lessons to provide the proper understanding of events in Singapore and the world to help you develop the analytical approach required in your exam.
Future Career Counselling
You will be mentored in how economics can lead to real world employment opportunities during the time you spend at Econs.Coach – I will also be a career counsellor when I get to know your background and abilities. I can guide you on the path to a future job market through a strong grounding in economics. Bring your parents to have a chat with me.
University Admissions Planning
Find out what university courses to take, and which university might be best for you. I also teach at post-graduate levels, so I know. Know beforehand if you will enjoy the course, what you are going to study and on successful completion at graduation, what employers think of your tertiary learning and qualification. The first step is to link your A level econs to that plan.
Experience real-world economics...
Econs.Coach provides insights on how A level economics can be learned without pain. Economics, if learned by rote, is difficult because theoretical economics looks different from anything a JC student has done in the 9 years before. The theories don’t look like math and science; and the diagrams illustrating these all look the same. How does one learn all that and do well in the exam?
The answer is to relate A level economics to the real world. If you keep reading textbooks, you will not find it relevant to everyday life. Textbooks written in other countries don’t relate to Singapore’s economy. They are distant, almost irrelevant. If it is not real, does not feel or read real, you cannot, in your turn, write well.
If you face this problem, you won’t be motivated to get good grades.
Econs.Coach provides the JC student with local real-world knowledge. That’s the way it should be. Economics can become close to you in the world you live in. It deals with things happening around you. You just have to learn how to interpret them with the theory you have learned. Be involved. Become part of the story. And be amazed when you are immersed in the real world of current affairs and economic events. At Econs.Coach, you will be transported to a world with eye-opening vistas of practical economics…
REAL WORLD ECONOMICS
FACTS TO GUIDE YOU TO AN 'A'
Why learn Economics?
Students at A level learning Econs for the first time are often bewildered. Why am I learning all this? Is it all just theory without practical value? How will it help me get into the university courses of my choice? How would that then lead me to a fruitful and interesting career? These are all relevant questions for you, the JC student. It is not too early to ask those questions. Because if you don’t see the relevance of what you are learning now, you cannot be motivated. No motivation, no A’s. And a little lost when you try to get into university and then a career. So it is better to be clear now, before all those big decisions come up. It’s time to know and chart the path ahead. It’s that simple.
What I Did
When I took my Economics A levels, I was also lost for all of JC1 and half of JC2. Nothing seemed relevant to real life experiences… However, just three months before the A levels, I pulled up my socks and taught myself everything covered in the syllabus. Scored A. I went on to study Economics in the U, then MBA and CFA (all economics-related). And then, I spent 40 fruitful years in finance. I was motivated. You too need to be…