Edwin Chan (Meridian Junior College)

Lessons were engaging and effective with very helpful notes and exercises provided to learn from. Flexible teaching methods accommodated for my needs, and allowed for me to get the clarification and practice for improvement that I needed. Overall, experience was pleasant and genuinely helped to boost my understanding of the subject, eventually pulling up my grades in school. Ms Foo is also a very thorough teacher capable of covering topics with the required depth and breadth, with a passion to push her students. I am thankful for what she has done for us.

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Clara Lim (Serangoon Junior College)

Hi Ms Foo, your lessons are actually very enjoyable and fun! The case studies you provided were really interesting and it actually helped me widen my knowledge too. I’m really glad to have attended your classes and they were really of help. I also liked that I could text you or just ask you any questions at the end of the lesson to clarify all my doubts because you are very approachable although I was shy at first. Your lessons and markings of my work really helped me to understand better how to write my answers in a more Economics way. Thank you for your help! :)

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Kimberly Ng (Temasek Junior College)

Ms Foo is a one-of-a-kind Economics tuition teacher. I am very glad to have Ms Foo as my Economics teacher since JC1 as she has not only taught me well by ensuring that I know my Economics facts well but also by exposing me to different types of questions that can be tested. She is also very encouraging and would never fail to extend help whenever my friends or I meet with a difficulty and will spend time explaining to us the concepts until we understood. Ms Foo has a unique teaching method and strategy; her method made it easier for me to comprehend and disect Economics questions so as to ensure that our answers meet the question requirements. All in all, Ms Foo is truly an awesome Economics teacher! :)

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Edwin Ng (Private Candidate)

Back in 2017, I joined EconsLab after reading an online advertisement of this tuition centre. Uncertain about my second attempt at GCE A Levels, I joined the class worried. Fortunately, my experience being tutored by Ms Foo proved to be very enriching. She understood my approach towards Economics. From there, she is able to provide clear explanations for all of the conceptual mistakes I have made. Her nurturing approach towards teaching has made learning Economics an enjoyable process. I would gladly recommend Ms Foo to any student who is struggling in Economics.

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Seet Xiu Li (Temasek Junior College)

I found Ms Foo’s Economics tuition when I saw testimonials from her website. Indeed, true to her testimonials, she is really a good teacher. Ms Foo is a very caring teacher and takes care of the welfare of her students. She has snacks and drinks for students to consume during classes. When Ms Foo is teaching, she uses real life examples to explain the theories. When I have questions, I can always feel free to ask her in class. She will explain more slowly and in detail till I understand. Her classes are always fun unlike the boring tuition class where only the teacher does the talking. I had a great time learning at EconsLab. :)

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Kok Jen Yee (Innova Junior College)

Thank you Ms Foo for teaching me Economics. After attending your lessons, I understood Economics a lot better. Your lessons are very interesting and you are always so eager to impart the knowledge to us. You can generate alot of ideas for each question. I really enjoyed your lessons and thank you for helping me to improve my Economics grade!

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Gabriel Tan Jie Liang (Temasek Junior College)

I remember joining class only in my second year. Truthfully, I felt I was struggling to escape the chasm of misunderstandings for Economics. Not blaming my JC tutor to be not helpful, but rather, I felt I needed a tutor who was straightforward yet knowledgeable to know when to take useful shortcuts.

Ms Foo’s teaching undoubtedly exceeded my expectations. Personally, I had high expectations since JC1 to do well, partly because it was something I want to pursue in future. Her teaching underscores effective learning. Through key phrases, ‘linking up the dots’ and encouraging me to hold an open view when learning Economics, understanding and applying concepts became a smoother process in school (especially with my teacher who greatly focuses on real-world example learning which are often riddles with complex theories).

Ms Foo also emphasised the importance of cogent and technical writing while avoiding the ‘GP style’ altogether. In brushing up my GP simultaneously, I was conflicted as to what was considered cogent/concise in Economics. But with her patience and helpful nagging and ever willingness to mark extra essays amidst her concomitant studies, she had successfully instilled in me cogent writing in the Economics way so as to bring out the key points fast, completely and orderly.

Nonetheless, her relentless drive to review weaker topics, sometimes on a one-to-one basis on SMS, and unfailing encouragement had indeed made me appreciate and study Economics more effectively and enthusiastically to secure an A at the A Levels examination!

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Ng Wen Xin (Hwa Chong Institution)

I had always been a ‘straight U’ student for Economics in my Year 1 in JC. I started tuition with Ms Foo in the beginning of Year 2 and that was when I developed a brand new perspective of the subject.

Ms Foo was really patient in clarifying my doubts and enquiries with Economics, often giving us helpful tips in answering the different types of questions posed to us. Even though I was reluctant to open up during lessons, her passion and enthusiasm in teaching Economics gave me the confidence to raise my opinions during lesson time, and made me realise that my contribution to the class can help me internalise my concepts better. Her explanations are also very clear, and she would incorporate real life examples in her teaching and link them to the concepts in the syllabus to help us understand better.

Despite busy teaching other students, Ms Foo is always dedicated in ensuring that her students know where their mistakes lies. It is routine for us to submit our school examination scripts to her so that she could scrutinize them and advise us on areas of improvement on answering the question by penning down her thoughts on post-it notes and attaching them to our scripts. She welcomes additional practice exercises from her students and is very efficient in vetting through the dozens of scripts being submitted to her. A dedicated tutor, Ms Foo offers a 24-hour Whatsapp service where students can pose questions to her over instant messaging to clarify her students’ doubts.

Nearing the A Levels period, Ms Foo also took time off her busy schedule to write personalized cards for each of her student to give them a last boost of morale and confidence before they face their papers. Though it may seem like a small gesture, but I am sure that it touched the hearts of every single one of her students and gave them the encouragement to do their best for Economics.

Thank you Ms Foo! I wouldn’t have achieved an ‘A’ for Economics for my A Levels without you! I owe my success to you and I’m really glad I didn’t disappoint you after all! :)

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Jade Tan (Raffles Institution)

Thank you Ms Foo for your patient guidance! I got an A for Economics!

Before attending Ms Foo’s lessons, I was clueless as to how to properly approach economics essay questions. It was through her lessons that I learnt to apply basic concepts to real life economics, and found that economics questions much less intimidating! Ms Foo is a very patient and optimistic person, and her lessons never fail to inspire me to want to study harder for economics. I have learnt from her not just to expect more from myself but also to never stop learning.

Thank you for the times you showed concern for me, and for always encouraging me even though I took a while to get better at Economics! All the best in all your endeavours, and hope to meet again soon.

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Sandra Tan (Raffles Institution)

I started attending Ms Foo’s classes before even starting JC1 as my friend was looking for a buddy to start a group tuition class. Back then, I wasn’t sure of attending tuition and felt that it was a waste of time. However, Ms Foo’s clear explanations of every idea in the topics really grounded my concepts in Economics. When Economics lectures in school first started, most of my friends were lost as the lecturer sped through the topics within the short one-hour slot, whereas I could grasp all the concepts taught. I began to appreciate Ms Foo’s slower-paced classes, with the flexibility of allowing us to clarify our doubts by asking questions which she would patiently answer. It was through these classes that I built a strong conceptual foundation in Economics that most of my peers lacked.

Moreover, Ms Foo would always provide us with ample opportunities for practice, printing many questions for us to try and forcing us to come up with points within a few minutes. It was through these practices that I learnt to think on the spot and craft my essay structure quickly. By going through the essay or case study immediately, Ms Foo would fine-tune our points and hence develop our answering techniques. Such exam skills would not have been taught in a school tutorial setting.

Finally, Ms Foo would constantly encourage us during lessons. She would push us to aim higher and kept telling us she believed we could do it. While most of my peers were feeling frustrated and worried over Economics, I felt more confident with Ms Foo’s encouragement, together with the concepts and skills built. Eventually, I managed to score an ‘A’ for A Levels exam.

Thank you, Ms Foo!

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Jessica Teck (Private Candidate, 2013)

I was from Hwa Chong Institution but I wasn’t from the Arts stream, I was doing Science. I decided to take up H2 Economics to see what major I would like in university.

I had my Hwa Chung mates’ notes but literally zero experience in Economics. I don’t know what lectures were like and I didn’t attend any Economics-related things in Hwa Chong.

I started studying Economics under Ms Foo in August 2013 for about twelve or so lessons and in three months, I went from nothing to an ‘A’ grade for H2 Economics in the A Levels exam.

The first lesson I was sitting like a stunned duck because honestly I only started mugging after August, and reading the notes is not the same as applying Ms Foo’s analytical mind to questions and using Economic theory (not General Paper structure) to the question. She was the one who taught me how to structure my essays and not ‘jump the gun’ and through her I learnt not just to evaluate scenarios well, I also learnt how to use the most concise phrases for an ‘A’. She will also tell you what you need to do in graphs etc.

She is also really caring (thank you for saving the ice tea for me multiple times haha) and a very genuine person.

Good luck and all the best for Ms Foo!

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Wu Di Yuan (Nanyang Junior College)

Ms Foo has helped me to build up my Economics knowledge from scratch. I didn’t have strong language ability nor do I study very hard every single day to catch up on my content knowledge. I merely go to tuition once a week on a Sunday morning and read through the Economics notes on the same Sunday afternoon. And, reflect on the mistakes Ms Foo had pinpointed out in class.

I started tuition in JC2 (I didn’t know anything about Economics at that point of time) and marched all the way to A Levels in November! Sacrificed a Sunday morning and afternoon with some consistency, an ‘A’ grade is guaranteed!

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Quek Yan Ching (Nanyang Junior College)

Hi Ms Foo!

How have you been? Time really flies; it has been 5 months after A Levels. I really enjoy all the lessons with you and of course with my fellow tuition mates too. Lessons were always interesting and you never fail to entertain us with anecdotes.

You’re always so patient with us. You teach at a comfortable pace and make sure that we know our concepts well before moving on to the next chapter. (Schools usually “chiong” through the syllabus oh man what’s new). Whenever we have doubts, you address them immediately so that we won’t be confused.

Countless times when I had panic attacks before my Economics exam, you were there to encourage and motivate. You gave me the confidence booster before every major exams and I will never forget the valuable tips that you have given regarding writing of essays and being exam-smart. 

Thank you for everything you have done. It was a pleasure to be your student and I appreciate everything that you have done for us (short messages to motivate us before the exam and preparing many case studies, essays and newspaper articles to familiarise us with the different styles of questioning). I’ll visit whenever I can!

Love you Ms Foo! “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher (Ms Foo) inspires.”

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Shermain Chin (River Valley High School)

Ms Foo has been a fantastic Economics tutor. She possesses various qualities of an excellent teacher, such as her patience, understanding, encouraging nature and bubbly personality, making it easy to talk to her. Ms Foo is clear in her explanations, and she readily breaks down and explains Economics concepts clearly and concisely.

Ms Foo takes the extra effort to understand my strengths and weaknesses, tapping upon this knowledge to address my difficulties encountered, while aligning the lessons according to my needs. For example, being weaker in Micro Economics, Ms Foo places greater focus on it, ensuring that I do attempt Micro Economics essay questions rather than simply tackling Macro Economics (I eventually attempted the Micro essay in the A Levels exam!)

I have gained much from Ms Foo’s lessons. Ms Foo’s dedication to teach and help me improve is evident, from her teaching on its own, and reflected in the significant improvement of my Economics grades. From my constant struggle with Economics – scoring straight ‘U’s and not understanding it while also detesting this subject, I became an ‘A’ student the first term Ms Foo started teaching me. I have since understood many concepts I found foreign, scoring an ‘A’ for my Economics A Levels, and Economics eventually becoming my favourite subject in school.

Under Ms Foo’s unwavering guidance and support, I have improved leaps and bounds in Economics and have come to appreciate Economics and its relevance in the real world.

I am thankful for having met Ms Foo who is such a motivating and nurturing teacher. Thank you, Ms Foo! Thank you for all your help, effort and time! :)

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