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Mr Koh places a heavy emphasis on the teaching of application skills. There are three parts to his lessons which can be understood through a CAM framework - (1) Content; (2) Application; and (3) Methodology. Important content parts are covered as he paces students through their school curriculum. These include distilling the content into sections which students need to be extremely familiar with for essay-writing and CSQ questions. This effectively helps students "cut through the content clutter" and develop a laser focus to revision. 

The second and most important part of his lessons is the teaching of application skills. Mr Koh reviews school and Cambridge examination questions to develop a set of parachute concepts for each chapter. These are concepts, which when opened up (like a parachute), cover a significant part of the syllabus. This also explains why they are favourites to appear in exam questions, since they assess a student's breadth and depth of knowledge. Along with this, he has a SCEED approach to help students score in case study questions, and a framework to guide essay writing to secure L3 marks. 

To augment the above, Mr Koh has developed specific methodologies in the form of essay structures (x9) and content frameworks (x8) to help students save time in planning work during exams. The three phases complement one another to deliver a powerful impact on a student's performance. However, even with the best form of education, diligence remains a great teacher. As such, Mr Koh ensures that there is never a dull day in his lessons in order to stimulate students' interest in the subject.

Mr Koh considers himself successful by achieving 80% A in most of his classes (2015 results = average of 80% A (97% A/B) for RI/HCI students and 79% A/B for other JCs). Mr Koh does not buy medals through paid media features but earns his battle scars. He prefers that discerning parents and students judge his credibility based on his (i) published works; (ii) achievements in Economics;  and (iii) his outstanding track record and collection of student testimonials. Students are always welcome to experience the difference with a trial class.

Fees are considered above-average rates, but so are our results. Students are incentivised to join earlier with lower rates. But the main draw is that you get to work through the Content, Application and Methodology phases with Mr Koh to maximise your ability to secure an A at the end of two years. Special crash courses are also conducted in June to help new students catch up on Mr Koh's parachute concepts. 

Each lesson lasts 2 hours. Mr Koh actively asks questions and elicit comments from students during his classes, and this is impossible to do within a shorter class duration. All lessons are conducted from Coronation Plaza, which is easily accessible by bus or train.

​Fee structure is as follows:

Level       Enrolment          Fees


​JC1          Jan-Aug             $340

JC1          Sep-Dec             $360

JC2          Jan-Apr              $380

JC2          May-Jun             $400  

JC2          Jul onwards       $480                   

Once registered, the fees will be locked in throughout the student's stint with us, i.e. the fees will remain the same from the point of registration until the A levels. Beginning 1 Jan 2017, a once-off registration fee of $50 is applicable for new students who sign up. This fee​ covers access to Mr Koh's Economics resources, including a FREE copy of his Economics guidebook, almost 400 online flashcards, and other lecture materials.

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On the revised syllabus for Economics (from 9732 to 9757): Many parents have sought my views on the revised syllabus. As author of the Economics TYS and the Economics Guidebook currently on sale in schools, I have dedicated a lot of time to researching the work done by various schools in aligning with the new syllabus. The main conclusion is that there is considerable variance across schools on how they approach the new syllabus. Some schools added copious amounts of notes on a new concept, while I've also seen examples of H3 questions added to school notes to give added exposure.

Amidst all this, it is important that students understand that most of the new syllabus represents a change in form, but not substance (specifically the part on decision-making). Where new concepts are involved, I have developed new frameworks to "cut through the clutter" for students. My new book to help students ease the transition to decision-making is also due to be rolled out. Parents and students interested to know more about the new syllabus can contact me for further discussions.

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Media Coverage - articles available upon request​

  • Channel NewsAsia - Jun 2007 - "NUS undergrad pips Wharton peer for top honours in MAS-ESS contest"

  • ​Straits Times - Mar 2010 - "Making the right moves"

  • ​Brightsparks Scholarship Magazine - 2011 - "Guardians of our economy"

  • NUS Newsletter - Apr 2009 - "Reflections by Mr Melvin Koh"
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About Mr Koh (certificates available below)

- Monetary Authority of Singapore Scholar

-  First Class Honours in Economics

-  Top in NUS Economics Honours Cohort

- Winner of 12 University Awards (Econs)

- Author of Economics Ten Year Series (Shinglee)

- Publications in Economics Journals/ESS Bulletin

- Author of Best-Selling Economics Guidebook -what you need to conquer the new syllabus!

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