Subject Details



ALEC’s Economics Tutorial Programme for Years 11-13 challenges the students to expand their knowledge of economics and its various applications. Through the analysis of different economic issues, students are given completely new perspectives on the subject. They are also trained to evaluate and assess economic information and organize their thoughts and communicate them clearly and precisely. By examining how economic thought shapes individual as well as societal behaviour, students are more able to tackle the various complexities found when dealing with scarcity, resource allocation and how we satisfy our own wants and needs. Students are taught to approach economics scientifically. As a social science, economics comes with its own methods of research and study, and students are tasked with becoming adept at the quantitative and qualitative elements found therein. The study of economics in the micro as well as the macro scale are also further refined. The lessons they learn are then applied to real-world scenarios, thus giving the students the ability to view economics as relevant for their own day-to-day lives. And lastly, we emphasise that our use of economic theories in our communities come with a measure of responsibility. We explore the ethical dimensions that open up due to our management of resources and how we allocate them. Students are then able to form their own value judgments that they can take with them well after our tutorial sessions have finished. The Economics programme for Years 11-13 focuses on the following:

  • Scarcity and resource allocation
  • Satisfaction of wants/needs
  • Microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and theories
  • Application of economic thought to real-world situations
  • Ethics in economic decision-making

Teaching Methodology

Through open-ended discussions, case studies, and opportunities for reflection and debate, our tutors are able to motivate the students to dig deeper in their study of economics. Our students impress upon them the relevance of this subject area and show them how economic principles permeate even their own lives.



MBA Marketing and Sustainability (Business School Lausanne, Switzerland) B. Commerce Banking and Insurance (Jai Hind College, India) Mr. Rhuteyu has been teaching English, Economics and Business Studies at IGCSE and IB Level for over 2 years. Throughout this period, he has assisted over 50 students to outperform their own expectations and see considerable improvements in their attained grades at school. Furthermore, as a former student in the IB programme, he has a deep understanding of the challenges from a student’s perspective, as well as the adjustment and mental makeup that students require to perform exceptionally well at the Diploma level. Other areas of experience include helping students with the IELTS assessment, having himself scored 9/9 on most sections of the assessment.


MPhil International Economic Development (University of Oxford) BAAnthropology & Asian Studies (University of Illinois) Ms. Nurit as received extensive academic awards and scholarships. Editor-in-chief since 2017 of Oxford Document Distillery, an editing house with a sub-speciality in academic Current independent research with academic collaborators at University of São Paulo involves algorithmic bias in machine learning/AI, philosophy, and economics. Three years experience in undergraduate admissions at Wheaton College, MA and 10 years of experience tutoring from primary to graduate school. Ms. Nurit can also help with university admission applications and personal statements.


LLB Law (University of Hong Kong) Suhail graduated in 2013 with a perfect IB score of 45 and was Auntie Lavina's mathematics student. Suhail also took economics courses during his LLB studies at the University of Hong Kong, a degree which he attended on a full HKSAR Government Scholarship. He has won numerous scholarships and awards during his studies and also achieved the top mark in his International Economic Law course at the Melbourne Law School, an institution from which he graduated with a Master's degree in international law with First Class Honours.