The ETG Programme
Designed for exam success
Each lesson is carefully designed to fit within a Master plan & even the timing, when to conduct which lesson has been strategised to provide you with the necessary skills & knowledge for your examinations.
write high-scoring essays & evaluation
We impart skills relating to essay-writing by breaking them down into digestible parts. First, identify & understand question requirements. Second, understand what goes into a good introduction. Third, writing strong body paragraphs that are concise but yet substantiated with a clear structure and focus in mind. Lastly, writing an evaluative conclusion that aims to value-add on points already made in the essay.
We guide students how to write their own L3 evaluations instead of getting them to 'memorise' ones that don't necessarily apply to the context of the question.
the ‘date’ framework for case study questions
Mr Toh's approach towards helping students score for Case Studies revolves around a simple framework he has devised - DATA, APPLICATION, THEORY, EVALUATION - the DATE framework. This begins with getting the student to ask - What THEORY is the question testing me on? After an explanation of theoretical concept, follw on to source for DATA from the case. Use the data found and apply using concepts learnt. Finally, evaluate.
application of concepts to singapore & the real world
Mr Toh is an Economics graduate from both NUS & SMU having done many modules relating to the Singapore context and has also over his life acculumuated a strong competency & understanding of both Microeconomic & Macroeconomic issues & policies in Singapore. Issues & policies will be discussed in class like Moral hazard & adverse selection in healthcare insurance (Medishield Life & mandatory co-payments for riders), land transport issues (VQS & ERP)to price stability (the modest & gradual appreciation of the Singapore dollar via the 'BBC' framework & macroprudential policies aka cooling measures)
top notes. top resources.
You can trust that we develop sufficiently good resources. Be rest assured you are getting the very best, relevant, concise notes & materials you can get! By this we mean, notes, powerpoint slides, bite-sized videos, cheatsheets, answers to essays & case studies & readings. Don't study more than you need to, don't take more time you should take to understand an otherwise simple concept.
help on demand. anywhere. anytime.
Mr Toh believes that if you have a burning question in your head, you should be able to address them as and when you need to. It is frustrating when you are in the mood to learn, you have the thirst to improve but you can't get the help you need, right away.
We have a wide range of channels available for you to seek help as and when required. 'Instant' help comes in the form of 24/7 to Mr Toh's WhatsApp, Video-conferencing with Mr Toh, online collaborative channels with classmates. If you prefer the old-school one-to-one consultations with Mr Toh, you can book a consult. Such consults typically take one to two weeks advance booking but there are no extra charges for consulting Mr Toh in any form!
booster programmes for weaker students.
Many students have little problem understanding content but are unable to secure a good score at the exams. This means that they are lacking in the essential skills required to score! Essay-writing cannot be learnt over a short period of time, you cannot simply cram days before an exam and expect to be able to do well for the exams. In addition to regular tuition classes, students can attend weekly booster classes to hone skills in essay-writing & case study application.
consultations for h3 students
A reasonably good number of our JC1 students eventually do well enough at their promotional examinations to be offered the chance to do Economics at the H3 level.
Mr Toh is happy to assist such students through consultations when they have any doubts.