Economicstutor
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Economicstutor

Economicstutor.com.au has been created by Romeo Salla, an Australian economics educator and former federal treasury economist.  It offers support to students and teachers of economics, particularly those undertaking a secondary economics course in Australia.  

The website is primarily designed to provide students with a series of challenging activities/tests that will take the form of interactive multiple choice question sets of 10 (complete with explanations) and short answer questions requiring students to ‘fill the gaps’ to reveal model answers for a typical test/exam questions. Crosswords, video links and other interactive activities feature throughout the site and compact course notes are included to support texts and other teacher resources. In addition, the ‘Contemporary activities’ section of the site includes new and contemporary exercises and/or tasks that are designed to both challenge students and keep them ‘up to date’.  The completion of the exercises and activities contained will help to enhance student performance in assessment tasks and examinations.

All of the activities and core notes are categorised into each of the topic areas listed above (‘The complete toolkit for economicstutor’). Note that most areas of the site are password protected with the exception of ‘Introductory concepts’ and ‘Market mechanism’ Students and teachers are free to access the Course Notes and Test Yourself activities within the ‘Introductory concepts’ pages of the site. Access to other areas of the site requires a password (provided with the purchase of a membership).

Throughout the year, student tutorials and lecture programs will also be offered to students.  These programs will be advertised on this Home page of the site.

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School Membership

Annual school membership is $150 AUD per class. Upon payment of the joining fee, students will receive a password providing access to all restricted areas of the site. Membership will endure for the academic year.  Send an email to cpap@commpap.com if you would like to enrol via a school purchase order.

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Individual Membership

Individual membership is $44 AUD per student. Upon payment of the joining fee, the member will receive a password providing access to all restricted areas of the site. Membership will endure for the academic year.*

Romeo Salla completed Honours and Masters degrees in Commerce (Economics major) at the University of Melbourne before moving to Canberra to work as an Economist with the Commonwealth Department of Treasury. After a few years he was promoted within the federal bureaucracy to the position of Senior Economist with the Industry Commission (now Productivity Commission). Since 1996 he was employed as a Senior Teacher and Head of Faculty at large private schools in Melbourne for 18 years, most recently teaching VCE and IB Economics at Geelong Grammar School. He has held positions of responsibility with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), as a long standing examination assessor (since 1996), and was the long standing Economics editor on the VCTA website (ComNET). Mr Salla is also the creator of the popular smartphone app ‘economicstutor’, has contributed to various publications and regularly presents to economics teachers and students on behalf of both CPAP and the VCTA. Romeo is the author of the CPAP Study Guide to VCE Economics, co-author of Monumental Humanities 3 (Cambridge), and co-author of the VCE Economics texts ‘Economic Fundamentals in Australia’ and ‘Economics: from the ground up’. He is also the writer of CPAP Economics assessment tasks and the practice examinations.

Online Test

Students should complete the multiple choice and short answer questions relating to that part of the course being reviewed.