Frequently Asked Questions

Are all the economics tuition classes at Economics Cafe taught by Mr. Edmund Quek?

Yes. Mr. Edmund Quek, who is the Principal Economics Tutor at Economics Cafe, teaches all the economics tuition classes. This is to ensure that students receive top quality education in economics. Mr. Edmund Quek holds a Master’s Degree in Economics (MSSc) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has also obtained a distinction in Macroeconomics (EC6102) and Microeconomics (EC6101) at the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) level. These academic achievements make him the most highly qualified economics tutor in Singapore.

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Note: When you are looking for an economics tutor, it is important to ensure that the tutor has a good degree in economics from a recognised university. Although many economics tutors in Singapore do possess a good degree in economics from a recognised university, there are some who do not. Therefore, parents and students who are looking for an economics tutor should conduct a vigorous background check on the credentials of the tutor.

 

What is the economics tuition fee?

The economics tuition fee is $320 for 4 lessons payable on the first lesson of every month. For new students, the economics tuition fee will be pro-rated. For example, if a student joins a class in the middle of the month with 2 lessons to the end of the month, the economics tuition fee for the month will be $160. Fee payment can be made in cash or by cheque payable to “Edmund Quek”. The economics tuition fee is kept low to enable students from less well-off families to also benefit from the economics tuition. Lessons which are not attended will not be charged if the student is able to produce a medical certificate.

 

Are there any other charges in addition to the economics tuition fee?

No. Apart from the economics tuition fee, we do not impose other charges. In other words, we do not collect registration fee, administration fee, material fee and goods and services tax. All materials are provided free of charge as we do not think it is right to collect material fee from students. Furthermore, we do not collect deposit which means that students who have improved substantially with us and wish to terminate tuition in order to focus on other subjects are not required to give prior notice. Please note that students who face financial difficulty need not terminate tuition with us as we do provide financial assistance to students in financial need. NO ONE will be asked to leave our centre due to financial difficulty.

 

What is the maximum class size?

The maximum number of students in each class is capped at 21. This is to ensure that students receive the best attention from Mr. Edmund Quek at all times. Due to popular demand, the classes at Economics Cafe fill up fast. Therefore, students who wish to enrol with us are advised to do so early. Mr. Edmund Quek currently has over 250 students under his tutelage which is one of the highest numbers for economics tuition under any single economics tutor in Singapore.

 

What is the duration of each lesson?

The duration of each lesson is two hours. All the economics tuition centres in Singapore conduct lessons with a duration of 2 hours which is not only appropriate but necessary due to the nature of the subject. There is, however, one economics tuition centre which conducts lessons with a duration of one and a half hours which, in our view, is sub-optimal for the students.

 

Can a student request for a trial lesson?

Yes. A student can request for a trial lesson subject to availability. We will not charge for the trial lesson if the student decides to discontinue tuition after the lesson. In the event that the student wishes to continue tuition, which is almost always the case, the trial lesson will be considered their first lesson and therefore will be charged accordingly. Most students, however, opt to have two paid trial lessons at the cost of $160 to have a better assessment of the economics tuition class.

Note: The trial lesson for 2017 is no longer available with effect from 1 April as most of the classes are full due to the high demand.

 

What will happen if a student is unable to attend lesson in a particular week?

If a student is unable to attend lesson in a particular week, they are allowed to come for a make-up lesson on another day in the same week, subject to availability. In the event that the student is unable to come for a make-up lesson, the fee will be refunded. We do not charge students for lessons that they do not attend, subject to certain conditions.

 

Are there lessons on public holidays?

Yes. Lessons on public holidays are conducted as usual. This is to ensure that the time interval between lessons is not too long so that students will have a sense of  continuity. This is particularly true in view of the fact that economic concepts are interlinked.

 

Are the students at Economics Cafe split into different classes according to their schools?

No. Students at Economics Cafe are not split into different classes according to their schools. It is good for students from different schools to learn economics together as this will allow them to exchange ideas which will benefit them greatly. This is particularly true given that different schools adopt somewhat different teaching methodologies for economics.

 

If a student is unable to afford the economics tuition fee, can they still join the class?

Yes. A student who is unable to afford the economics tuition fee is still able to join the class. We provide free economics tuition to students whose parents are under the Public Assistance Scheme and subsidised economics tuition to students who are under the Financial Assistance Scheme. There will be no registration fee and all materials will be provided free of charge. Our mission is to provide top quality economics tuition with our top quality economics tutor to students, cultivate their interest and help them achieve excellence in the subject, regardless of their financial status. NO ONE will be denied access to education in economics at Economics Cafe due to financial difficulty.

 

In addition to economics tuition, does Economics Cafe provide tuition in other subjects?

No. Economics Cafe does not offer tuition in other subjects. Economics Cafe is a leading and premier economics tuition centre in Singapore that specialises in Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics tuition.

 

Other Questions

If you have questions other than those which have been answered above, you can contact us by phone, email or message. We will respond to you on the same day.

 

 

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Principal Economics Tutor: Mr. Edmund Quek