Frequently Asked Questions

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Placement Test

 

Q1: Do you provide a trial class?
A: No we don’t. However, the placement test prior to formal enrolment is a non-obligatory personalized session where you can get a full in-depth assessment of your own strength and weakness with Mr Teo and AYE’s enrolment team. Why pick a mass trial class when you can benefit from a personalized session? 😉


Q2: Will I be rejected immediately if I fail the placement test?

A: No you will not. There are several elements that we consider for the placement test and your current proficiency level is not a key priority.  However, we do place a very large emphasis on the character and learning attitude of the applicants as these are the key ingredients to succeed in A-levels/Promos. It doesn’t matter if you cannot achieve your desired grades at the moment but we are only interested to help students who are 100% committed to succeed in their A-levels / Promos.

Applicants who display a poor learning attitude or ‘forced’ by parents to attend the programme (not willing to attend in the first place) will be denied enrolment into our programme.

 

Q3: Why is a placement test necessary? 
A: In AYE, we understand that different students have different learning potentials and learning needs. As such, the placement test is conducted on a 1-to-1 basis to help diagnose each applicant’s strengths and weaknesses before tailoring a unique solution to help each of you. Applicants identified with a weaker foundation at the end of the placement test will receive additional support.

 

Q4: Is parent participation necessary in the placement test?
A: In full view of transparency, we highly recommend one of your parents to observe how the placement test is conducted and interact with Mr Teo and his team on a face to face basis.

 

Q5: Why is parent participation highly recommend?
A: There are a few reasons for parents involvement. Firstly, no amount of tuition will work without the insight and support of parents. Hence, this placement test session will also be used to find out more about the child’s character and learning attitude from the parents’ perspective. Secondly, parent consent is required to join the programme. If either party decides against the programme at the end of the placement test, enrolment will not take place. Lastly, this is an excellent opportunity for parents to interact with the main tutor and the enrolment team on a face to face basis and find out who is coaching you / your child.

 

Q6: Is the placement test free of charge?
A: Yes it is. We are committed to keep this FOC (U.P: $300) to all applicants who need our help. That being said, we will have to cease this as soon as our classes are filled. Thus please note that this session is on a first come first serve basis.

 

Q7: What topics do I need to revise for the placement test?
A: The placement test is supposed to test you fairly on your existing proficiency level and mirror an exam situation. Would you know the exact topics for your exams?

 

Q8: Must I attend this placement test? Can’t I just pay to join?
A: The placement test is necessary for us to assess your existing proficiency level and help you better. Enrolment is based on positive learning attitude displayed during the placement test.

 

Q9: I am a JC1 / Private Candidate with no prior experience in Econs. Can I still attend this placement test?
A: The focus of this placement test will be adjusted to widen your exposure in Econs questions instead of proficiency testing.

 

Q10: What do I need to bring along for the placement test?
A: Our enrolment team will inform you upon receiving your application form.

 

Normal JC Group programme:

 

Q1: How much is the programme fee?
A: Please refer here.

 

Q2: Can I catch up with the ongoing JC group programme?
A: Many parents and new students have this concern. Ace Your Econs is the only economics tuition provider that provides recorded lectures so that you can benefit from all the lessons you have missed earlier at your own pace and convenience at home, at no extra cost! 

 

Q3: How big is your group size?
A: To ensure quality learning, we impose a maximum intake of 12 students per class.

 

Q4: Can more friends join me in the group programme?
A: Of course! Group learning is the most efficient way to engage in Economics as it’ll encourage interaction and creative thinking. So feel free to ask your friends along!

 

Q5: I am a private candidate. Can I still join the existing JC classes?
A: Of course you can! 

 

Q6: Will there be homework assignments?
A: Yes we do. If you can’t take additional practices, please do not apply.

 

Q7: Are there presentations in the class?
A: No presentations are required on your side. However, we may ask questions in classes from time to time to test your proficiency level.

 

Q8: Do you group students by schools?
A: No we do not.

 

Q9: Will there be make-up classes if I miss class due to CCA / poor health?
A: If there is an alternative class within the same week, you may inform us prior to switching to the class. Alternatively, make-up lessons will be conducted during June & September holidays.

 

Accelerated Learning Programme (Holiday Programme during June & Sept):

 

Q1: How much is the programme fee?
A: Please refer here.

 

Q2: How is the Accelerated Learning Programme structured?
A: It is a 5 full day seminar styled programme (weekdays 9 – 6) and will be conducted on the third week of June holidays and September holidays.

 

Q3: Do I need to attend all 5 days?
A: With the exception of JC2 / Private Candidates H2 attendees, it is not necessary to attend all 5 days.

 

Q4: Who should attend this?
A: Candidates who do not have regular time for weekly classes and yet determined to excel in their promos / A-levels should. The intensive revision programme is also suitable for all levels – both JC2 and JC1, regardless of H1 or H2.

 

Q5: What happens if I have school activities/fall sick?
A: Feel free to attend the exact same makeup on the final round of Accelerated Learning Programme during September Holidays. 

 

Q6: What is the difference between this and the ongoing existing programmes?
A: The Accelerated Learning Programme is a one-week transformational programme which provides an exposure-based learning experience and aims to expose applicants to as many different question types to build their exam and content confidence level. It is suitable for students of all levels.

The normal programme is a weekly programme which provides regular content and practice-centric learning experience and aims to build the foundation for applicants and is more catered to students with a weaker foundation.

Both programmes are designed to be independent of one another. Candidates may opt to consume them separately or consume them together at a significant bundled discount.

 

Q7: How big is your group size?
A: The Accelerated Learning Programme will be run in a seminar style of no more than 40 students.

 

Q8: Can more friends join me?
A: Of course! Group learning is the most efficient way to engage in Economics as it’ll encourage interaction and creative thinking. So feel free to ask your friends along!

 

Q9: I am a private candidate. Can I still join the Accelerated Learning Programme?
A: Of course you can!

 

Q10: Will there be assignments tasked in the Accelerated Learning Programme?
A: Yes we do. If you can’t take additional practices, please do not apply.

 

Q11: Are there presentations in the Accelerated Learning Programme?
A: No presentations are required on your side. However, we may ask questions in classes from time to time to test your proficiency level.

 

Q12: Do you group students by schools?
A: No we do not.

 

Investment into AYE’s Normal JC Programme:

 

Q1: What happens beyond the first time payment? 
A: There will be a monthly collection of $480 (assuming 4 lessons in the calendar month) on the first week of every month.

 

Q2: What happens if I’ve decided to withdraw from the programme? 
A: A written request has to be submitted to us with one month’s notice period. In addition, course fees paid are not refundable nor transferable under any circumstances.