ABOUT First-Year Study Centre (FYSC)

To provide better learning support and experience to the Year 1 students, the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) established the First-Year Study Centre in Academic Year 2016/17 to provide tutoring services for selected first-year foundation modules (e.g. English, Chinese, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, etc.).  

A 2-hour tutoring session conducted by senior year student for each selected module will be held weekly. The tutoring sessions are open to all students in the modules and are attended on a voluntary basis, free of charge.  All sessions are face-to-face, in help desk format.

Offering Modules (Semester 2, 2016-17)

First-Year/Foundation Modules offer in the Semester 2 of Academic Year 2016/17

AMS1303 Probability and Statistics

Tutor: Miss Stephanie Chan (DSBI, Year 3)

This module provides students with the basic probability and statistical knowledge and skills needed to analyse and interpret data for practical applications. Topics are selected including descriptive statistics, probability theory and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Applications to real-life problems are provided.


BUS1002/MGT1002    Principles of Management

Tutor: Miss Coco Wong (BBA, Year 2)

This module aims at providing students with a fundamental understanding of different management principles and functions, equip them for more advanced studies in other business-related disciplines or modules, and enable them to develop basic strategies and tactics to accomplish organisational goals. Through the use of pedagogic activities involving self-awareness, brain-storming, role-playing, case study and the like, students are able to give a critical appraisal of real life situations dealing with organising, staffing, and motivating others.


ECO1001 Business Economics 1

Tutor: Mr Lee Chan Ming (BBA, Year 2)

This module serves to help students to develop an appropriate way of thinking about economics and to develop knowledge about how the economy and the market work. Students will be exposed to various theories and principles with a variety of examples. The module will also provide an opportunity for students to apply various economic tools to current economic issues.


ECO1002 - Business Economics 2

Tutor: Mr Alvin Ng (BBA, Year 2)

This module serves to help students to understand the economic issues that confront them in today’s world. Among the issues to be explored are: widening income gaps, the productivity growth slowdown, restraining inflation, watching for the next recession, the effect and consequences of government’s budgeting and economic policies. These issues are studied, using the core principles within economic models. 

Service Period, Hours and Location

Service Period and Hours

The Centre serves every semester 1 and 2 (excluding summer term) from the first day of class to the end of examination period.  It opens every Monday to Friday, and closes on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Please click here for the timetable of tutoring service for May 2017.


Room A309 on the 3/F of S.H. Ho Academic Building (Block A)

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