AYE’s Story

Hi there!

 

My name is Jeffrey, founder of Ace Your Econs (AYE). If you’re reading this, I assume you need help to rebuild your confidence towards scoring an ‘A’ for your Econs exams. And I can promise you this: You won’t find an Econs coach who can better relate to your learning challenges anywhere else. Here’s why.

 

When I was schooling like you, I used to struggle with my Econs too. To illustrate how badly I’ve struggled, back in the old days, all major exam results used to be publicly displayed on the school notice board prior to giving each of us our student copy. The top students are ranked from the first board onwards while mine can only be found at the last notice board (this provides a good hint of my percentile too).😢

 

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No matter how much I’ve studied and practiced, I always found myself stuck in the lowest band. My confidence level dived to an all time low after my promos exam. I was holding onto 4 H2s back then and most of the other subject tutors deemed me as an underdog for Econs and advised me to drop this subject. I was frustrated and at wits end on what to do next.

 

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However, I was extremely fortunate to have a good Econs tutor who truly saw the potential in me and advised against this. Thanks to the endless consultation sessions with him and his unwavering support in my second year, my confidence level gradually recovered from the rock bottom. I was gradually doing better for my CSQs and Essays and towards my A-Levels, I was able fight against all odds to secure an ‘A’.  I was also able to further my passion and interest for Econs in university as a result.

 

Fast forward to present, before starting AYE, I was a seasoned commercial banker in two internationally-known banks. During my stints there, I worked closely with the MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) and many other reputable financial institutions and learned a lot about how policymakers apply economics policies in real life. 

 

In my spare time over a period of ten years, I put my real-world knowledge of economics to use by helping JC, Poly and University students with their Economics, not to mention I’ve also done extremely well for my Econs during my tertiary days too.

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Honestly, at that time, I was not that keen on being a tutor due to the stresses of my day job. I was only teaching to help some family friends and colleagues’ children out.

 

However, I began to slowly but surely fall in love with educating. Especially when I saw the difference I made to my students’ Econs results.

 

There is one specific student’s life I’ve transformed, which sticks to me till this very day:

Jiamin

 

Jia Min was a private candidate formerly from an IP school. In her 6 years IP programme, she confessed she played a lot and wasn’t very diligent in her studies after PSLE. Although her grades for the first 4 years were not fantastic, she still managed to scrape through every year. However, her luck seems to run out and she was struggling in year 5 and 6 when the A-level requirements were exceedingly tough and she did not manage to build a good foundation in her first 4 years. 

 

When she received her A-levels results of CCC/C, she was totally despaired and cried almost every night as she could not get into her desired course of NUS FASS. She had exhausted all her means to enter local university and her last straw occurred when she received an official rejection of her last direct admission application. Seeing her good friends from the same batch progressing into local university drove her even sadder. With a mediocre A-level result, she’s caught between the easy route of going into a private university or sticking to her dream of NUS FASS and redo as a private candidate.

 

When she first got in touch with me in July, although she was really determined to do well this time round, her foundation and confidence were rock bottom. This is especially so after 7 months of inactivity (from November till June). However, knowing that her heart and mind were in the right places this time, I still choose to enrol her into our programme, knowing that we’re probably the only learning centre to give this child a second chance she truly deserved. I was lucky and happy to place my faith with Jia Min as she never failed to complete any of our frequent timed practices and took initiative to schedule regular consultations with me.

 

Fast-forwarding to her second A-levels, she was significantly more prepared, purposeful and confident. She managed to secure an ‘A’  for Econs in her second attempt and went on to pursue her dream in NUS. Being a commercial banker paid extremely well, but it just did not give me the personal satisfaction of being a life-changing educator. So I took the unconventional route – I quit my high-paying job, took a huge pay cut and ventured into my passion by starting AYE to transform private candidates like Jia Min.

 

Fast forward today, my team and I were also fortunate enough to be featured in the media several times for campaigning to help private candidates and national servicemen to excel on their second try.

 

CyberPioneer March 2017:

Tutor with a heart

 

TODAY newspaper:
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Parent’s Guide Asia:

Parent Guide Asia Feature

 

Today, we’ve helped hundreds of students Ace their Econs:

 

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Being one of the hardest subjects in JC, my earlier struggles with the subject itself, accompanied with my decade-long of coaching experience as well as experience being a commercial banker allow me to simplify real-world economics concepts into easily applicable knowledge. Compared to many other traditional ways of “textbook teaching”, it’s definitely a much more effective way to learn and Ace Your Econs.

 

Now my team and I sincerely hope to pay it forward by helping to uncover each and every of your potential just like what my JC Econs tutor had did for me, knowing that not everyone is as fortunate like myself to have a tutor who also truly believed in you.

 

However given the limited bandwidth I have to coach A-level / JC1 students (given the sheer resources we provide to applicants who placed trust and faith into our programme), I am only keen to transform the lives of the first 100 students every year

 

So would you like to accept our invitation to rebuild your confidence towards an ‘A’ together? :)

 

Looking forward to Ace with You,
Mr Jeffrey Teo
Founder of AYE