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Lim W. (Raffles Institution)

Every story has a beginning, a conflict, and a resolution. My story began with taking up Economics as a subject; The conflict arose when as a JC1 student, I simply could not fathom the workings of Economics as a subject, culminating in a ‘U’ grade for Common Test. Fortunately, there was a resolution to the conflict – EconsLab.

EconsLab has really lived up to its name as ‘EconsLab’ and delivered on its promise of ‘Excelling Economics’. A laboratory is a place where one experiments, tumbles, questions, and most importantly – learn. With Ms Foo around, the Economics journey has certainly been a journey of learning. Every class provides a sharper and clearer picture of Economics and its concepts as Ms Foo exposes us to a broad spectrum of questions and detailed clear explanation of topics, which are complemented with her own personal notes.

Previously, I never understood how each discrete aspect of Economics worked or how they linked up to each other; However, after tuition, I have a big picture idea of how they are connected and how they can be applied in real life.

Within a short span of a few months, the conflicts of my story were resolved, jumping five grades to a C, with one of my essays scoring an A!

This certainly would not have been possible without Ms Foo and her fun, dynamic lessons which I always look forward to!

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Chen Qin Ting (Dunman High School)

I decided to attend Economics tuition last June to prepare for my Common Test as I did not understand some of the content taught in school. During lessons, Ms Foo always ensures that every single one of us fully comprehends what she has taught before moving on to teach new content. Though it can be exasperating to repeat something again and again, she never finds it so and gladly explains to us again if we did not grasp it the first time.

She also always brings in real world examples to complement the content that she is teaching, which can be used in essays and case studies as well. Even though she only has short intervals between lessons due to her packed class schedule, she is still willing to answer and clarify my doubts on the things she had just taught. Overall, her modus operandi in teaching creates a warm and light-hearted atmosphere that allows her lessons to be more engaging.

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Rachel Ong (Victoria Junior College)

When I first sought Ms Foo’s help, I was scoring Es consistently – I was insecure, jaded and held a firm dislike for the subject matter. Ms Foo distilled key principles and presented them as clear logical descriptions of human behaviour, and trained me to think fast and argue convincingly when dealing with Economics questions.

Ms Foo was spot-on in her understanding that doing well in the A’s is a combination of accuracy of instinct and clarity of expression. I am thankful for studying under Ms Foo and am grateful to her for helping me score an A for Economics!

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Sherlyn Seah (Temasek Junior College)

I have chosen Economics as my H1 contrasting subject. To begin with, since J1 till the day I joined Ms Foo’s tuition, my grades were either S or U. Frankly speaking, to me, Economics is a difficult subject to grasp.

I began to understand the subject better with Ms Foo’s guidance. Even though I always failed to attain even a D grade for my school’s Economics exams, Ms Foo’s encouragement and patience had brought me through the tough period. I got an E grade for prelims. Nevertheless, Ms Foo has never given up on me.

I am proud to say that I got B for Economics in the A Level Exam 2010! Though it may not seem wow to most, it was already a great achievement for me. I want to thank Ms Foo for all her hard work and strong belief in me that I can do it.

Thank you Ms Foo!

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Diane Ong (Anglo-Chinese Junior College)

Economics was an entirely new subject for me in JC and even though the concepts appeared easy to understand initially, my results for Economics never seemed to reflect likewise. My grades shifted between the E, S, U range with little improvement. Similarly, my interest in Economics also dwindled.

I joined EconsLab about 2 weeks before my JC1 Promotional Exam (2009) and despite the short period, my grade improved from the previous U to an E. Ms Foo’s tips and teaching also enlightened me to the links between the economics concepts, simultaneously seeing both the big and small pictures. Her teaching style also encouraged me to think and explain the answers on my own rather than being spoon-fed. This style of teaching is especially useful as it is similar to an exam setting where we would have to brainstorm and explain our points in a limited period of time. It also motivated me to revise more thoroughly and know my concepts sufficiently to enhance the fruitfulness of each lesson.

With the tuition at EconsLab, my detest for Economics was transformed to an interest. The numerous references made to current economic news during lessons allowed me to realise the importance of Economics and its applicability to life. As such, Ms Foo has not only imparted to me the necessary Economics knowledge but also, a more in-depth understanding of how the world’s economy functions.

With the availability of crash courses, comprehensive notes and Ms Foo’s detailed explanation, EconsLab certainly provides a very wholesome education in Economics. Through the span of the JC2 year, my Economics grade climbed from an E to a C, and eventually an A at the GCE A Levels! EconsLab has not only enabled me to excel in the subject but also developed in me, a strong interest in Economics. Lessons at EconsLab were always insightful and interactive which transformed this apparently “dry” subject to something fun-filled and interesting.

I have always enjoyed the tuition sessions at EconsLab with Ms Foo’s fun and interactive approach to teaching! I am certain that with her professionalism and versatility, Ms Foo would be able to continue to discover teaching styles that are appropriate and useful for all students!

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Cheo Jiaying (St. Andrew's Junior College)

I remember clearly that my grade for the first Economics test I had in school was a U; thereafter I hated this new subject in JC and had the impression that “I’m just not an Econs person”.

Sometime around September/October 2009, as my mother was worried for my final year promotional examination, she enrolled me in Ms Foo’s Econs tuition and told Ms Foo to help me attain at least a pass by the end of JC 1 – and I did.

I also remember clearly that I always looked forward to Ms Foo’s tuition, and this was something unusual for me as I always hated the ideal of having to attend extra lessons outside school. I believe it was because Ms Foo was (and still is) very cheerful and encouraging; she always told me to never give up on Econs, and I’ll definitely see an A for Econs on my result slip – true enough, she did not lie!

Her vast knowledge in Econs concepts and professional experience in her teaching methodology are undoubtable. It amazes me how she is able to readily explain so many of the confusing Econs concepts so clearly and make them more comprehensive for her students. Personally, I also admire her patience in teaching her students, especially me, since I used to ask her so many silly questions and made her repeat herself a thousand times!

Besides being a teacher, I somehow felt that Ms Foo was also a friend to me. I could tell her everything that happened in school on that day – complain to her about the teachers in school, I rant about how boring Biology lesson was and also my most common complaint-of-the-day: how tired I was! I appreciate how thoughtful Ms Foo was (and still is) as she always told her students to grab a drink from her mini-fridge to refresh themselves before her lesson. She also never fails to make her lessons interactive and interesting to engage her students despite herself being drained from endless back-to-back tuition classes (especially during the peak exam period).

Honestly, Ms Foo was (and still is) the best tuition teacher I’ve ever had! I believe many of her students will agree with me. Not only does she present herself as a professional, approachable and caring teacher, her constant reminders for students to “revise, revise and revise” as well as text messages to express her well wishes and pre-exam reminders really did show her determination and passion to help every student attain an A for Econs, even for other subjects as well.

I believe Ms Foo will continue to be a awesome teacher and friend to her current and future students, for she has successfully triggered my interest in Econs and led me to pursue an Econs-related course in the University.

All the best Ms Foo!

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Adelyn Lim Hui Shan (Anderson Junior College)

I entered EconsLab after doing badly in Economics for my Year 1 Promotional Exam. Before I was being taught by Ms Foo, I found Economics a very difficult subject to excel in, because one not only needs to be well versed with Economics theories, but it also requires a lot of critical thinking and good time management. It was upon desperation that I decided to seek help from Ms Foo.

Ms Foo has the necessary command over the subject matter she teaches. Ms Foo is equipped with answers of any possible questions that may crop up during lesson time. I can still remember vividly the times where I would pose endless questions during lessons, and being a good communicator, Ms Foo is very comfortable in explaining things and enjoys doing so. We were given a lot of choices in our assignment, lessons were very flexible and interactive as we were encouraged to respond and speak up in class.

Ms Foo trained us to be on-the-spot thinkers. Ms Foo even welcomed additional work like essays from her students, so that she could mark and give very helpful and constructive comments which also helped in improving my understanding of the subject.

With a cheerful, responsible and motivating tutor like Ms Foo, I overcame the fear of the subject and eventually achieved an A in ‘A’ Levels Exam 2010! I entered EconsLab utterly confused and came out enlightened.

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Lim Wei Cheng (Nanyang Junior College)

Since JC1, I have been constantly achieving either a ‘S’ or ‘U’ grade for Economics. Despite an ‘E’ during my promotional examination, I still felt discouraged whenever I studied Economics.

However, when I entered EconsLab to be taught by Ms Foo, I began to learn Economics concepts at a much more interesting and easier level. It is definitely unlike the boring lectures we had in school. Moreover, apart from all the theoretical knowledge which we could derive from the textbook or lecture notes, Ms Foo also provided us with articles and many other relevant notes to aid us in learning Economics in the real world.

Although Economics may seem to be a difficult subject for me, the constant encouragement from Ms Foo had undoubtedly driven me to continue studying hard for it. I am very sure that many of the students who learnt under Ms Foo benefited from her great pool of knowledge as well as application of Economics terms in examinations.

Thank you, Ms Foo, for all your guidance and patience!

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Shubaa (Anderson Junior College)

Ms Foo is truly an inspirational Economics tutor! She has the ability to make the concepts seem weightless. Usually, we get baffled by how the theories link or how we explain this in an essay. Attending Ms Foo’s tuition made these worries seem pointless.

Ms Foo explains Economics in a layman manner such that I, a clueless JC2 student with a U grade in July 2010, managed to clinch an A for my ‘A’ Levels! After attending the group tuition classes, I was desperate for 1-to-1 sessions but our time did not allow that. As such, I wrote essays when I could and sought Ms Foo’s assistance in marking. Despite her packed schedule, Ms Foo voluntarily took extra time and effort to mark my essays with full details.

Honestly, I wish I started attending Ms Foo’s tuition since JC1 as I would not have to struggle towards the end. Nevertheless, the final lap was made smoother with Ms Foo’s invaluable explanations, awesome notes and enthusiasm!

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Au Yeong Sok Mun (Pioneer Junior College)

a. Extremely interesting 

b. Not boring at all, unlike other tuition centres

I particularly enjoyed Ms Foo’s lessons as she made sure that all of us understood the Economic concepts well, and made us recall the concepts on the spot. There was also reinforced learning as you had to recall the points on the spot. In addition, her notes were short and concise, great for recaping and testing yourself.

Outside of lessons, she would also answer any questions that you have in regards to Economics concepts, so that you can be clear. During lessons, I liked that she was flexible and allowed us to challenge and pick different questions to practise. Thank you Ms Foo for helping me score an A grade for Economics! :)

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Adeline Andikko (Hwa Chong Institution)

Ms Foo is a dedicated and caring teacher. While marking the essays, Ms Foo often identifies our shortcomings and highlights them. Taking that into account, she reminds and teaches us how to prevent repeating the same mistakes. Her lessons are customized to meet the needs of various individuals and as such, her lessons are efficient.

In preparation for the A Levels exams, Ms Foo understood that time was pressed for us and sieved out case studies and questions that were relevant for the exams. Not only does this reduce the time needed to study Economics, it also ensured that we were able to answer similar questions during the exams. Lessons with Ms Foo are fruitful and engaging which scored me an A grade in the A Levels exam. Thank you!

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Jasmine Kuah (River Valley High School)

Having started my first lesson on 1 August 2015, I’ve only attended Ms Foo’s Economics lessons for a mere 3 months before having to take my A Levels exams. And yet, in those few months, under Ms Foo’s guidance and tips on how to tackle Economics essays and CSQs, my Economics grade went from a U to an A! Ms Foo reinforced and revised concepts that I’ve learnt in school and provided additional Economics knowledge which boosted the content of my essays and CSQ answers.

Ms Foo’s lessons are easy to follow and interactive – making sure that students understood everything that was taught and was able to apply it in their answers and under exam conditions. Ms Foo is also very patient in teaching us and gave me a lot of help when I needed it.

Thank you Ms Foo for everything that you’ve done for us, from the weekly discussions of essay questions and CSQs to the invaluable feedback that you’ve given me for my practice essays, your teachings and encouragements have helped me scored an A grade in a subject that I’ve been constantly failing. Thank you for restoring my confidence in a subject that I never thought I could ever pass! :)

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Ishmael Nassier Nicholas (Victoria Junior College)

Before I entered EconsLab, I was a struggling Economics student. It seemed like a very difficult subject for me, as I struggled with Economics concepts and essay writings. My search for an Economics tutor led me to Ms Foo, and I most definitely did not regret my decision to sign up for her classes. Ms Foo’s patience and dedication in her teaching and her vast knowledge of the subject helped me to improve in Economics and gave me greater confidence in my own abilities.

 

Ms. Foo’s lessons have also helped me develop as a person and spurred my interest in Economics greatly. Economics no longer seemed so draggy to me and I worked hard for my Prelims and A Levels. Ms Foo’s lessons were definitely the turning point in my Economics journey, and I am grateful for her guidance throughout which got me an A grade for Economics in the A Levels exam!

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Jesher Chua (Victoria Junior College)


I joined Ms Foo’s Economics tuition in August 2016 during my JC2 year. Since the start of JC, I barely passed all my Economics examinations, getting Ds and Es. With just a few months left to Prelims and A Levels, I turned to Ms Foo for help. With her patient guidance and charismatic teachings, I eventually got a C in Prelims and an A during the A Levels. Ms Foo’s classes are very interactive and she gives really insightful comments. Her explanations are also very clear. I never expect to get an A especially for Economics but I guess anything is possible with the right guidance. Thank you Ms Foo! :)

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Wong Wan Ting (Pioneer Junior College)

I joined Ms Foo;s H1 Economics tuition in August 2016 in JC2 after getting S for the mid-year examination. Although there wasn’t much time left till the A Levels, Ms Foo still tried her best to help us clear conceptual doubts by taking some time each lesson to clear our doubts.

At the time I joined, I had very weak exam skills and often unable to finish the paper on time. However, with Ms Foo’s training and awesome tips and tricks, I found myself spending less time reading the extracts and answering the questions more quickly and accurately!

Ms Foo’s explanations are always clear and easy to understand. She is also a patient and caring teacher who is dedicated in her teaching and hopes her student make the best out of her lessons. The notes that Ms Foo provides is also concise and makes it easy for quick recap before the exam.

I am really glad to join Ms Foo’s classes! I got an A grade for Economics! Thank you Ms Foo for your patience and guidance which made me enjoy going to your classes and to study Economics. Also, thank you for your encouragement which inspired me to work harder! Thank you for everything!

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David Lim Chee Chuan (Innova Junior College)

I remembered when I first started embarking on H2 Economics, I do not have any idea about the subject itself. During my mid-year examinations, I attained a U grade and decided to enrol myself in Economics tuition.

At the beginning, Ms Foo began to identify my mistakes through my exam scripts and gave me valuable feedback for areas of improvement. Subsequently, I began doing additional practices for CSQs and essays and Ms Foo always takes time and effort reviewing and giving quality feedbacks through her post-it notes.

Ms Foo’s lessons are always engaging as she would incorporate real-life events into her lessons that allows us to better relate to the subject. Before the start of every lesson, Ms Foo would help to clarify any concepts that we are unsure of before proceeding on. To boost the quality of our essays, Ms Foo provides us with Economics articles that are relevant and up-to-date. True enough, after attending Ms Foo’s lessons, my grades have slowly improved and eventually attained an A grade at my GCE A levels examination.

Thank you Ms Foo for always constantly encouraging me and taking time to review my essays to provide quality feedback. Thanks for also allowing me to better appreciate and being able to relate to this subject better.

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Susan Qin (Raffles Institution)

Before taking up tuition with Ms Foo, my Economics grade had always been alternating between ‘S’ and ‘E’ despite the fact that I felt I could understand the concepts taught in class. As the preliminary examination was approaching, I finally decided to seek help, which was when I found EconsLab.

Ms Foo was quick to identify the lapses in links in my way of answering questions and focused her effort on ensuring I could really grasp the application of the various concepts to all types of questions. Every lesson we would go through a different set of questions and brainstorm through all the possible points. The mode of discussion required me to be able to verbalise my thoughts quickly, which certainly helped to tackle the problem of thinking under time constraints that so often accompany Economics papers. Ms Foo would patiently guide me through the logical sequence form cause to effect that ensures arriving at a complete answer efficiently. From her lessons, I was able to adapt to the Economics way of thinking and approach Economics questions with confidence.

When I received my A Levels results, I was happily surprised with an A grade for Economics. Thank you Ms Foo for all your help and guidance, and for showing me that Economics can be a very enjoyable subject too!

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Amanda Lee (Anderson Junior College)

I first decided to join Ms Foo’s Economics tuition at the start of JC1 just to get myself more familiar with the new subject. From then on, I have gained so much more and I am glad that I have made the right decision.

Ms Foo has great knowledge and insight in the discipline of Economics which makes her very resourceful. She is a dedicated and caring teacher who believes in all her students. Her valuable guidance has helped develop my interest in Economics and cultivate deep critical thinking skills to push further.

Ms Foo’s self-crafted notes helped simplify difficult concepts and deepen our understanding as well as clear up any misconception or doubts that we might be facing in school. Also, Ms Foo goes the extra mile to teach us beyond the curriculum for us to see the bigger picture of things. She constantly prompted us to think further which enabled us to improve our evaluation skills and craft well-reasoned arguments from different perspectives. From then on, I found that my essays have greater scope and depth which brought them to a higher level and helped differentiate them from the rest.

I appreciate the sense of humor Ms Foo has to lighten the mood of the classes, making them interactive and engaging. She shows great passion in teaching and is very supportive.

Thank you Ms Foo for all your hard work and patience, during my course of learning so that I could do well in A Levels to clinch an A grade in Economics.

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Benjamin Michael Lim Wen Shih (Hwa Chong Institution)

Before beginning my tuition lessons with Ms Foo, my Economics grades were consistently rather poor. While I did enjoy the subject itself, I never really managed to get my head around all the essays we had to write, and how we were supposed to write them. Coupled with being a rather slow writer, this result in my Economics Block Tests, Mid-years, End of Year Exams you name it, all almost consistently around an E grade (i.e. about a D after some moderation). In my JC2 Block Test, I literally did not do one of my essays (almost) due to a lack of time, which resulted in me getting a U for my Econs grade for that test. It was about then when we started looking for an Economics tutor. My mother happened to know a colleague whose child was also attending Economics tuition, and it was in that way that I was referred to Ms Foo for tuition.

I began my lessons with Ms Foo when the June holidays started, about two weeks in or so as I was busy for the first two. I carried on with the tuition until about the week before the final Economics paper during my A Levels. When teaching, Ms Foo was always interesting and engaging, and would always ensure that her students had 100% understanding of what was taught, specially taking out time to help those who had not understood or acquired the necessary essay skills. If any of her students had forgotten certain concepts or facts, she would make sure to go through it with them, to ensure they remembered it.

During this period of time, I found myself learning and understanding how everything linked together, and also how the flow of an Economics essay should be like. Consequently, I saw a similar improvement in my grades, eventually getting a C for my Prelims results. With some more effort, and assistance from Ms Foo’s tuition lessons, I managed to get my A for the A Levels! All in all, Ms Foo is a competent and engaging teacher, with plenty of patience to spare for the weaker students. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for Economics tuition to her.

Thank you Ms Foo!

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Noreen Ng (Hwa Chong Institution)

It has always been a pleasure to be taught by Ms Foo because of her undying patience to impart her Economics knowledge to us. 

Her attentiveness towards us students especially in a small group setting makes us feel more comfortable to ask more intellectual (and sometimes lame) questions.

Thank you Ms Foo for your teaching and encouragement for the past two years! I got an A in the final exam! 

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