If you are good in English, Accounting should be easy for you. Why?
Many are surprised as they imagine accounting to be a mathematical subject. Of course, it helps if you are good with numbers. But essentially, accounting expresses business concepts from words into numbers presented in tables. As proof, accounting standards are full of jargon instead of formulas.
Most students struggle with Accounting because they are not clear about the concepts. To be fair, some terms like Impairment Loss on Trade Receivables are not easy to digest for beginners.
In my first few lessons, my students go through a rigorous process of getting the fundamentals right. And once they can grasp the concepts, the recording and analysis of events become a walk in the park.
I notice that those with strong language ability normally do better as they are able to internalise the concepts and apply it using logical reasoning. The logic is simple. Once you know what it is, you will know what to do.
You just need the right training to do well in accounting.
Mr Chong is a not MOE teacher. And why that may be best thing for you?
Accounting is a subject that requires constant communication between the teacher and the student to ensure that concepts are clearly understood and applied appropriately. However, in a classroom setting with more than 20 students, it is difficult to achieve this.
Often, a teacher has to slow down for the weakest student before the group can move forward. It is inevitable that the learning process will take longer. If a tutor adopts this style of teaching, it may not be appropriate for one who is sitting for exams soon.
Teaching a subject in a group is different from coaching individuals to ace their exams. You need a coach who can give you individual attention, diagnose your problems and customise training to meet your shortfalls.
Mr Chong conducts accounting crash courses for secondary, tertiary and university students throughout the year. He is not just a teacher but a coach for academic success.