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Economics Tuition Bukit Timah – Exam Tips

Examination Perspectives for students (Economics tuition bukit timah programme) – International Economics Instead of asking students to weigh the benefits of trade against protectionism (which usually requires a discussion of the Theory of Comparative Advantage and other gains from trade against the justifiable and non-justifiable reasons for protectionism), some questions may require students to analyse whether […]

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Addnl Notes – Bukit Timah Economics Tuition

For students of Mr Koh’s Bukit Timah Economics Tuition Programme – as an Economics tutor, I emphasise the need for students to understand dynamic analysis in different economic concepts e.g. why CA changes, how different events affect firm profitability, or how market structures can change over time. Dynamic Comparative Advantage Aka Reasons for Changing CA […]

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Economics Tutor Mr Koh – Capturing Context in Questions

As an Economics tutor, while I would like to train students to be able to attempt all sorts of Economics questions, it is also important for students to pick the right questions in the examination. Specifically, they should select questions with a ‘rehearsed’ scope and avoid those where the answer needs to be developed spontaneously. […]

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H2 Economics tuition – Case Study Tips

Students in my H2 economics tuition session are encouraged not to overwrite to “gain assurance” for low-weightage questions and instead to pay more attention to the mark allocation. Often, students underperform in CSQs not due to the loss of 1 or 2 marks in the intermediate questions, but due to the lack of time to complete […]

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Economics Tuition Students – Chapter Preview

Consolidated below are excerpts of Economics tutor Mr Koh’s chapter-specific previews for Microeconomics. The main aim is to help Economics tuition students gain a better understanding of what each topic entails, and the key skills required of Economics students.   Demand and Supply   The essence of this topic can be summarised into two parts […]

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Economics Tutor Mr Koh’s reflections

I enjoy writing. What sets me apart from many writers is the fact that I am not a spontaneous writer. I do not conjure up writing pieces in my head and pen them down like most Economics writers do. This is the same reason why as an Economics tutor, I do not maintain an online […]

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Economics Tuition – A Risk Based Approach

The risk-based element means that resources are directed towards areas which carry the greatest weight in Economics tuition students’ ‘A’ Level examinations – hence the higher ‘risk’ associated with them.   As a result, Mr Koh’s Economics tuition classes have chosen to focus on the skills involved in writing economics essays, since the essay paper […]

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Economics Tuition Bukit Timah – Writing Good Topic Sentences

For students under Economics tuition Bukit Timah: Once you have developed your introduction for your Economics essay, the next step is to write your topic sentences. These are usually the first few sentences in a paragraph, and their purpose is to SUMMARISE the point being made in that specific paragraph.   The flow of your […]

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Bukit Timah Economics Tutor – Writing Styles

Apart from understanding the structure and the essential components of an essay, the writing style is important for A Level Economics essays as well. Bukit Timah Economics Tutor Mr Koh follows a PAF framework which stands for Precision, Accuracy and Focus. Precision – this means writing in short, simple sentences, i.e. make generous use of […]

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Summary of Essay Writing Skills for Economics tuition students

Many Economics tuition students face two common fears in essay-writing – running out of time or writing out of point. The application of Mr Koh’s essay writing framework should give Economics tuition students a good sense of how to deal with these problems.   To recap:   “Time is running out!”   –        Economics tuition […]

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A level Economics tutor – Demand and Supply

A level Economics tutor Mr Koh’s approach to revising Demand and Supply In revising the A Level Economics syllabus, it helps to go in to the examination hall with an expectation of what each topic and their examination questions entail. Contained within here are A Level Economics tutor Mr Koh’s summary of key themes in each […]

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Summarise the Economics Syllabus with Aplomb – Market Structures and Market Failure

Market Structures (Firms and How They Operate)   In his Economics tuition classes, Economics tutor Mr Koh has structured the above chapter through a features-behaviour-performance view that cuts across all market structures, instead of presenting a discrete summary of each structure.   This is because questions on this topic usually require students to make comparisons […]

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JC economics tuition – Macroeconomics

piece of key advice which Mr Koh dispenses to his JC Economics tuition students is to dedicate sufficient time to memory exercise to this topic. For example, students are expected to be thoroughly familiar with the multiplier process, as well as to be able to explain national income equilibrium using the AD/AS or circular flow […]

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H2 economics tutor – Summarise the Economics Syllabus (International Economics)

There are three main sections in this topic – (i) Exchange rates; (ii) Trade and Protectionism; and (iii) Globalisation. Some schools’ notes may also include BOP under this topic, although H2 Economics tutor Mr Koh’s Economics tuition classes have subsumed it under the earlier topic on Macroeconomic Aims and Issues for ease of presentation. With […]

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JC Economics tutor’s reflection – Is Public Lighting a Boon or Bane?

JC Economics tutor Mr Koh shares his views on a more unorthodox perspective of pollution in Singapore. This article was published in the Economics Society of Singapore annual publication. I brought my family on a vacation to the Australian state of Tasmania last November. Staying on a farm was a natural inclusion into our itinerary […]

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Maximising Your Potential for A Level Economics Essays

Economics tutors and teachers have been trying to help students adapt to Cambridge’ renewed focus on testing students on higher-order thinking skills and their ability to critically analyse complex issues. This has a very strong bearing on the way students prepare for Paper 2 in the A Levels. Mr Koh’s Parachute Concept Approach to Help You Score in A Level […]

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H2 Economics tuition – Score in Case Studies

Most H2 Economics tuition teachers and educators agree that Cambridge had in recent years altered its approach towards testing students on their critical thinking and higher-order analytical skills. This has important implications for the way students approach Paper 1. Maximising Your Potential For Economics Paper 1 – Mr Koh’s Economics Tuition Approach The GCE ‘A’ Level […]

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Economics tuition teacher: Market Failure and Government Intervention

Critically examine Singapore’s approach to tackling market failure arising from the existence of externalities. (25) This is a relatively standard question on the evaluation of government policies used to tackle externalities in Singapore. Since it is a 25m question, Economics tuition teacher Mr Koh would remind students to first explain how externalities result in market […]

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A Level Econs Model Essay: Macroeconomic Aims, Issues And Policies

Examine the impact of a weakening currency on a country’s economic performance. For greater relevance, the response to this answer considered recent economic conditions (i.e. from 2008-2012). We continue to discuss the case of a weakening exchange rate, although we argue towards the end of the essay that the Sing dollar had in fact been […]

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A Tried-and-tested Approach to Master A Level Econs

Remember Application, Not Pure Content A good driver understands when to apply the brakes or the accelerator when driving. However, the driver may not understand the nitty-gritty details on how long it takes for the car to accelerate from 0 to 100kmh-1 or how long the car takes to come to a complete stop. This […]

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