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 in scoring an ‘A’ for your Econs exams. And I can promise you this: You won’t find a better H1 / H2 economics tuition coach who can better push you anywhere else. Here’s why.
When I was schooling in NYJC, I used to struggle with my Econs too. To illustrate how badly I had 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 on the last notice board (this provides a good hint of my percentile too).
No matter how much I had studied, 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 as to what to do next.
However, I was extremely fortunate to meet a good Econs tutor myself who truly saw my potential and pushed me harder.
Thanks to his unwavering support & encouragement to submit more practices for him to mark in my second year, my confidence level recovered from 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.
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’ JC children out with my H2 economics tuition services.
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 students’ life.
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 excel on their second try in the A Levels as well as pushing for digitalisation:
Now its my turn to pay it forward.
Till date, we’ve helped hundreds of students Ace their Econs with both our H1 and H2 economics tuition programmes. While Econs may be one of the hardest subjects in JC, I’m very fortunate to have met an encouraging teacher during my schooling days who’ve helped to mark every single practices I’ve submit and lifted my confidence for Econs to score an A. And I would like to pay it forward just like what my teacher had did for me and help all my students to achieve the saying – “practice makes progress”.
It is through my very own personal life experience that progress can only be attained through practices and even though it is extremely demanding & punishing where I have to marked every single assignment and provide feedbacks. There were times my wife complained that I’ve prioritised my students & neglected my family. The reason I’m pursuing such a punishing journey of intensive practice and homework submission instead of massive lecture style tuition (with zero homework) is because I’m 100% vested in your success. Therefore I’m only keen to help driven and hardworking students who I can transform their confidence with more practices.
We have also moved partially online since 2020.
Although we still have physical presence at Kovan, the reason why we moved online is because we believe that your confidence can be rebuilt from the convenience and comfortability of your home and there is no longer a requirement to commute to a physical place to ‘learn’ anymore. The traditional brick & mortar tuition model of ‘once a week’ solution is effectively obsolete with this digital era. Moving online allows us to have greater flexibility by having multiple weekly touch points such as online homework and online lecture tests which cannot be done fulfilled in any other learning centres due to manpower and venue constraints. Learning should never be reverted back to ‘once a week’ kind of solution. We cannot rely on methods of the past to meet the needs of tomorrow.
However our programme is not for everyone. Given the demanding nature of our programme which requires student to submit written practices at least twice a week, my bandwidth is really limited and I also need to fulfil my family duties as a husband and father to my dog. Therefore I am only able to transform the confidence and grades of the first 48 students every year with both my H1 and H2 economics tuition programmes.
So would you like to rebuild your confidence towards an ‘A’ together with Singapore’s most practice centric econs learning centre? 🙂
Looking forward to Ace with You,
Mr Jeffrey Teo
Founder of Ace Your Econs