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“When I first started JC Economics tuition with Mr Hong, I was failing in school. However, after his patient guidance and useful materials, my grades improved tremendously, eventually obtaining an A for the A Level economics examination.”
Zanna (Google Reviews)
– Raffles Institution JC
Zanna (Google Reviews)
– Raffles Institution JC
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With over 24 years of economics tuition experience in Singapore, I’ve taught thousands of JC A Level & IB Economics students including through my economics publications sold worldwide.
“Why do I choose to be an economics tutor?”, you may wonder. After all, I have owned many successful businesses, including training institutes, service retail chain stores, leading more than 300 workers.
Why not? As an ex-government scholar in the Administrative Service, I believe in giving back by investing my time. Every student should have the opportunity to learn economics very well and in the process develop critical thinking skills as well as entrepreneurial and investment acumen for their careers and life. I have continued to offer FREE and Subsidised tuition for those who truly cannot afford.
In the recent A-level examinations, Mr Hong even accurately predicted the case study questions! I now have an A for Economics...He turned my worst subject into my best subject!"
The pace is fast but I never had to worry about falling behind because Mr Hong always makes sure we get it before moving on with his “on the spot questions/quizzes”.
He also teaches a variety of exam skills & writing techniques that aren’t usually taught in school, to write our essays in the most concise & accurate way possible in the given time. From U to A!"
Lessons were very interactive...very helpful along with the homework given!!! It's easier through the tips given to answering csq & essays, which helped me to get an A in the A levels."
He always delivered with sharp wit & humour, effective techniques for memorising complex concepts, frameworks & included insightful personal experiences and knowledge.
Achieving a 7 for Economics was beyond what I thought myself capable, and would not have been possible without the guidance & constant practice I received through these lessons."
Mr Hong is able to explain concepts in a way that makes it much simpler to understand and remember. He is also able to pick out the important questions to focus on and drill us with the skills essential in tackling those questions.
Mr Hong’s notes have assisted me greatly during my revision for examinations as they are very concise, yet comprises of all the key concepts and details to remember. Furthermore, Mr Hong’s enthusiasm and passion for the subject and teaching always inspires me to work hard and develop a genuine love for the subject. From being a subject i dreaded studying, to one that constantly fascinates me. I am more than grateful to Mr Hong for helping me to discover my love for economics and for achieving an A for my A-levels."
Here's Some Of My Prominent
Achievements & Accolades In Economics
1st Class Honours In Economics (NUS) & Dean’s List Every Academic Year
(Valedictory Speaker at Convocation)
Paul Sherwood Memorial Book Prize
(Top in Economics for 2nd year)
University Of Singapore Economics Society Book Prize
(Top in economics for the entire undergraduate examinations)
Singapore Government PSC Scholarship Awards
(Humanities & Merit Awards)
Merit Book Prize
(Top student in ‘O’ levels)
4 Years Singapore Government Administrative Service
(With Economics Policymaking Experiences)
Received Offers from Both NUS & NTU
(To Join Their Economics Faculty)
Former Chairman & Judge (National Economics Quiz & International Youth Financial Analysis Competition)
Author Of JC, IB & A Level Economics Study Guides & Model Essay
“His (Mr Hong’s) academic prowess earned the respect of both his peers and his teachers.”
– Renowned A Level Economics Tutor From RIJC
& Former Director Of Humanities Programme In RI/RIJC
Renowned A Level Economics Tutor From Raffles Junior College
Former Director Of Humanities Programme In RI/RJC
Seriously, It's A No Brainer !
Our Unique Econs Pedagogy Is Designed
To Help You Achieve Your Desired Grades
Important Skills We Teach
Resources We Provide
“I Didn’t Understand Economics In Any Of My Tutorials Or Lectures…Your Examples Are One Of A Kind! I Look Forward To Every One Of Your Lessons. A For Econs!”
Jermaine Tay (Google Reviews)
Jermaine Tay (Google Reviews)
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Besides Guiding You To Achieve Your Desired Grades, We Also Provide Tips &
Secrets On How Econs Can Be Effectively Applied In Personal Life, Career & Future Investments.
With The Economics Tutor, SCORING will be MADE TONNES EASIER.
We pay close attention to our students’ progress & provide personalized advice & guidance.
PROVEN 10/10 FRAMEWORK Which Goes Beyond Grades
Our Unique 10-Step Framework To EXCELLENCE
|What You Do||What We Do||Our 10/10 Steps to Excellence|
|Talk to us! Show to us!||We Identify!||We perform a Needs Analysis based on your test scripts.|
|Read! Watch! Note! Follow!||We Simplify!||Our resources complement your school lectures to help you learn the Economics theories in an easily & effectively.|
|Ask-cuse me ?||We Clarify!||You ask us & We ask you. Only then you will truly understand the theories.|
|Enjoy the ride!||We Inspire!||We help you connect, make sense, understand why you are learning & what you are learning.|
|Answer leh!||We Grill!||We don’t feed you answers (only sometimes). We test your answers.|
|Left! Right! Sharper! Faster! Again! Think! Read it again!||We Coach!||From question analysis to application, answering techniques & time management, we coach you all the way.|
|Practise!!!||We Perspire!||By marking regular assignments detailedly & remaining contactable for all students 24/7.|
|Press on!||We Motivate!||The journey can be tough, improvements may take time but we will cheer you on all the way!|
|Prepare!||We Spot-on!||Through our spookily accurate spotted practice exam questions, students gain an advantage! This has been true for both IB and A Level exams.|
|Charge Ahead!||We go beyond Grades||Our lessons build up deep & critical thinking skills, learning techniques, diligence & determination, confidence, and the application of economics for successful future careers, entrepreneurship, investments and life decision. Our alumni often seek Mr Hong’s advice on university applications, interviews and investments.|
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Our highly-interactive classes (see student reviews of our online economics tuition) allow our students to BE ENGAGED & to EASILY learn anytime & anywhere. Also, through our real-time online whiteboard, students get to do “hands-on” work & receive feedback instantly. This approach provides students with a more EFFECTIVE learning experience, allows them to CONVENIENTLY enjoy & revise the lessons.
Unlike other tuition centres, we mostly conduct Mini Group (4-6pax) classes as we believe that this will better enrich each student’s learning. We want to see and hear from every student, every class. Chief Tutor Mr Kelvin Hong knows each student personally and closely keeps track of their progress and interacts with them regularly. Besides our Mini and Small groups (8-12pax), private economics tuition is also available including with our team of Senior Economics Tutors.
In short, we do not mass produce. Every student is a VIP in our class.
As a result, we have produced top-in-cohort students from EJC, TJC, RIJC, JPJC, Hwa Chong, ACS Indep,
ACS International and Tanglin Trust School.
There are likely more as these are only based on what we have been informed!
What’s more, group class students get 2.5-3 hours worth of lessons every week! At least 2 hours Live + More through Video lessons and Online Explanations that will be given to our students to stay on top of the subject every week. We operate a cutting-edge approach of a Special Hybrid + Blended Learning formula that has worked so well for our students even through the Covid pandemic years.
Check out more on Fees, Group Size and Schedule.
Every year, most of our students come from Anglo Chinese JC, Hwa Chong JC, National JC, Raffles Institution JC, Yishun Innova JC, Victoria JC, Temasek JC, Dunman High School, Jurong Pioneer JC, Anderson Serangoon JC, Tampines Meridian JC, River Valley High, Nanyang JC, ACS Independent, SJI Independent, SJI International and Hwa Chong International. Occasionally, we receive students from Singapore Sports School, ACS International, School Of The Arts and others. Every year, we also have private candidates in our classes.
We do our best to operate 6 different clusters of tuition groups according to different syllabi and schools:
Cluster A (ACJC, SAJC, ASRJC, YIJC, JPJC, HCI, TMJC, EJC, RVHS, TJC & CJC) Cluster B (RIJC, NJC, DHS)
Cluster C (NYJC & VJC) Cluster D (H1) Cluster E (IB-HL) Cluster F (IB-SL )
No other tuition centre caters to that many clusters to provide the ideal, most optimal arrangement for students. For example, many do not offer Pure H1 A Level Economics classes. They tend to mix both A Level H2 and H1 students together but this can be harmful to the students as the topics and exam formats are now very different. (H2 Economics Syllabus , H1 Economics Syllabus). Some also mix NYJC and VJC students with RIJC and TJC students. That would be a massive mess as NYJC and VJC students do not learn “Theory of Firm and Market Structure” topic in J1 unlike for RIJC and TJC students.
At The Economics Tutor (TET), we design both class size and grouping to be most optimal for our students. We have even given our students an option of a special Hybrid of Live Online+Physical+Blended Learning to maximise learning, convenience and fun!
CLASS SCHEDULES – Please NOTE :
1. All J2 H2 Econs Classes are Full since Mar 2023
2. Only vacancy still available for J2 H1 Econs – Sun 730pm
3. Only vacancy available for Yr6 IB – Sat 9am
4. Only vacancy left for J1 Cluster B Sun 1245pm & Wed 5pm
5.Only vacancy left for J1 Cluster C – Tues 6pm
6. No vacancy left for Cluster A. New group can be considered Sat 245pm
7. Only vacancy left for IB – Thurs 730pm
All the above schedules and vacancies may be subject to changes so it is best to enquire.
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Frequently Asked Questions When It Comes To Economics Tuition In Singapore
What is A Level Economics like? Is studying Econs at JC tough? How different is IB Economics?
Very good questions. Economics is quite a challenging subject. I liken it to a combination of GP+Math+Science. It is also very useful knowledge. To understand more about studying Economics in JC, read our Ultimate Guide to JC A Level Economics in Singapore.
IB and A Level Economics cover very similar topics – roughly 80% overlapping. The biggest difference lies in the examination formats and the requirement of Internal Assessment Commentaries as part of the IB coursework which will count towards the final IB result, whereas for the A Levels, it is entirely based on the A Level exams. Click on to learn more about IB Economics.
In addition, A-Level Economics is more focused on traditional economic theory, while the IB syllabus is more broad-based and interdisciplinary. IB Economics includes some aspects from other disciplines such as psychology and sociology, which are not covered in the A-Level syllabus.
A Level students taking H2 economics sit for 2 papers, while IB students taking HL economics sit for 3 papers, including a “Math paper”, which A Level students do not. A Level H1 economics students sit for 1 paper while IB SL students sit for 2. So do IB students have to do more? Not really. For example, IB students only need to do 1 essay in the exams but A Level students have to do 3!
There is stronger requirement for real-world examples to be weaved into IB economics essays than for A Levels. However, the A Levels require a lot of knowledge and examples about Singapore. IB on the other hand, has a more international focus and has Development Economics as a key topic, which is not in the A Levels.
Having said all these, Singapore A Level Economics examinations tend to be much tougher and require students to produce a lot more rigorous analysis and higher order thinking. IB papers tend to be more straightforward.
Whichever you may be taking, economics is still economics at the end of the day and the basic theories, understanding and analyses are the same. Most importantly, it will be a very lucrative learning journey for your future!
Do you lecture on the concepts like in school?
Oh come on, many students tell me they love my lessons and that the lessons are totally different from what they experienced in school…
I don’t lecture… that’s not my style. If you read many of my students’ testimonials, you will learn that lessons are highly interactive and engaging, entertaining at times etc…not lecture style! 🙂
I also do not cover content like in school. As mentioned under my Methodology, my lessons are not meant to replace school, but to supplement and build a better and deeper understanding. I also focus on training application skills and bridging the gap between theory and application. This is the higher-value added stuff that I provide.
Students must still see it as their responsibility to learn the basics from school. After all, why attend school? If I were to spend the time, just running through definitions and theoretical facts…there won’t be enough time to cover the more difficult, higher value added stuff.
Having said that, there will of course be coverage of content – to deepen understanding rather than stating basic facts. Economics Concept Videos such as those posted on the website as well as our IB & A Level Economics Study Guides & Model Essays will also enable students to efficiently revise basic facts and build understanding.
Are you the best economics tutor in Singapore?
Over the years, I have had students from the UK and other parts of the world. Orders for my economics books flow in from Europe, China and elsewhere. So please do not limit me to Singapore!
I don’t really know if I am the best, I also don’t really know if there is such a thing as the best, but one thing I know is that many students say I have been their best. You can read up their testimonials to have a better idea. Every year, a handful come to me after being with another economics tutor. So I continue to focus on being their best and most importantly, getting even better! I make sure I improve on what I do every year!
Click on for a humorous and more detailed sharing of Principal Tutor Kelvin Hong.
For a complete 10 mark essay answer to your question, please read: Best Economics Tuition or Tutor in Singapore?
Do you teach other subjects? GP?
Years ago, after requests by some parents, Mr Kelvin Hong started GP tuition. Lo and behold, student went from U to As! Today, we run 1 and only 1 GP class weekly. Our GP Tuition Programme is unlike others. It is specially tailored for economics students and each class only runs fortnightly. We provide an effective and efficient pathway to Ace both GP and Economics. 🙂
Is your pace and sequence of teaching the same as in school?
Most schools move much faster than I do. I intentionally move at a slower pace. Some parents and students may not appreciate this, because that means we may not have finished covering a topic that students may be tested on in their mid-year exams. Fortunately, many students appreciate my pace because they know they are finally understanding stuff! Slow and steady, win the race! My pace is closer to RI’s, which is actually slower paced than most schools! We wonder why!
If child has to miss a lesson, is make-up possible?
Yes, the student will be given a make-up credit and should arrange for the make-ups in coordination with Admin. We do not encourage frequent make-ups as that tends to disrupt the student’s learning. Every student will be given 3 Free Make-Up arrangements per quarter. Exceeding that, an admin fee of $30 applies.
Can you guarantee an A?
I can!!! But I cannot guarantee that my guarantee will be guaranteed. 🙂
How to guarantee la…If I do, I will be creating a moral hazard problem (part of the A Level H2 Economics Syllabus)! Students will now study less! It’s is not going to work. Technology has not advanced so rapidly that I can successfully disguise myself and be in many schools at the same time, taking the examinations while my students are in my classroom waiting anxiously.
However, if the student does everything I tell him/her to do, I can almost guarantee it!
My friend said you can accurately predict exam questions. Can I purchase that?
Uhm…who is your friend? Is he/she an economics tutor?
In some years, I am shockingly accurate and…in some years, not so. Mr Hong’s end of year Practice Exams are exclusively for my own students ie those who have slogged with me over the months and years.
If you are relying on this to score…don’t! Work harder! There is no short-cut to success! In one of the years, what I predicted for the Case study was stunningly identical to the actual exams. But there was a question that was slightly different…and the slight difference mattered a lot. Imagine if you merely rote learned the answers…A student just told me that she was not going to revise anything else except take my Practice Exams. I told her not to sign up.
Mr Hong, you are not cheap. Can lower fees?
Of course, I am not cheap! I am also straight and married.
Well, you can look for other tutors charging lower fees…but will that cost you or your child more in the end?
For those in genuine need of financial assistance, please let us know how we could help. We have assisted several students over the years. Please make sure it’s a genuine need. Naturally, we will need some details to be furnished.
By the way, though not cheap, our group tuition fees are also not the most expensive! Check out our post for more information on tuition fees in Singapore.
How do I register?
Please register here.
So many of your students score A, I suppose it is because your students are mainly from RI and HCI?
No! I do attract quite a fair bit of RI and HCI students, but my student pool is actually highly diversified. Read our students’ testimonials. There are also those from TPJC, SRJC, YJC, JJC, MI and others. They have done very well, even better than some RI and HCI students. I will not take all the credit. They have put in tremendous work to achieve those results.
Should I Study Economics?
There are many benefits to learning economics. Learning economics allows one to pick up critical thinking and evaluation skills, which will be useful in analysing examination questions from various perspectives.
Learning economics in Singapore also enables one to make better decisions in terms of opportunity cost and marginal analysis. Learning economics is key to becoming a successful entrepreneur, manager or business consultant. Read more about the benefits of learning economics here.
How To Choose The Right Economics Tutor In Singapore?
Choosing the right economics tutor is important as it is a costly investment for yourself or your children. Careful research on the tutor’s academic background, relevant experiences and the level of quality the tutor deliver for the economics tuition is crucial. Read the blog post for more insights a and a step by step guide!
Should I Attend Economics Tuition?
You might be wondering, is economics tuition really necessary? Economics is a very new subject and most students undertaking it, has to understand the concepts of it within 2 years.
Economics is important to understand real-world concepts however due to the nature of the subject it is harder for students to relate to as there are not in the working force yet. Hence, attending economics tuition is key to understanding the concepts of economics within the time limit imposed in school.
What are the books authored by Kelvin Hong and where can I buy them?
- Ace Your Microeconomics
- Ace Your Macroeconomics
- Model Essays on the Singapore Economy
- Model Essays for IB Economics: Microeconomics Vol 1 & 2
- Model Essays for IB Economics: Macroeconomics Vol 1 & 2
- Model Essays for IB Economics: Global Economy Vol 1
- IB Economics Paper 3 Workbook
- IB Development Economics Study Guide
- IB Economics Digital Pack
If you are in Singapore, purchase them from us directly at Economics Publications. Those who are based elsewhere, purchase them here or from Amazon. Students of our economics programme will automatically receive the publications.
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