Evaluate your Singapore private driving instructor

I am a man with high standards and demand the same for the people around me. This includes my private driving instructors as well. I would be critical and take note of everything they taught in each lesson. I was constantly evaluating my private driving instructor – whether he is teaching me as fast as he can, or whether he just wants to drag the lessons so he can earn more money from me.

I think that most learner drivers in Singapore do not evaluate their Singapore private driving instructors. Most learner drivers are timid to question the private driving instructors. There is a common mindset that the teachers will always be right and the students cannot ask anything much. Otherwise, it will be seen as a rude gesture. This common mindset enables some of the private driving instructors to take advantage of the leaner drivers over time. As long as you feel that there is something weird going on about the instructor, you should consider changing your instructor.

It is easy to change your private driving instructors in Singapore. Simply find a private driving instructor agency and let them match you up with a private driving instructor. There are usually no service charges for their services. You can find one of them here – Sglearntodrive (https://plus.google.com/+Sglearntodriveofficial). Contact them via email or phone SMS, and they should get back to you within a day. Expect to be matched up with a new driving instructor within 3 days. However, during busy periods, this could take up to 1 to 2 weeks. One benefit of using these agencies is also because of the waiver of registration fees for subsequent driving instructors should you want to change instructor. If you approach the instructors yourself, you will be paying the registration fee each time you switch instructor.

Remember, do not short-change yourself. You deserve a good private driving instructor.

What To Note During Your Singapore Driving Lessons

My previous post talked about what to note during your driving test. Here are things you should note during your driving lessons – yes there are things to note during your normal private driving lessons in Singapore as well. Some things are specific to private driving instructors, while others are specific to Singapore.

  • Always make sure that your instructor is specific in instructions. Although most seasoned and experienced drivers do not take much mental effort to drive, it’s very difficult for a beginner driver to judge when first driving on the roads. It’s difficult to ‘estimate’. Hence, it’s important to find a private driving instructor who gives specific instructions (e.g. turn three times on the steering wheel, and then back to the left once e.t.c. for parking) so that you can easily execute these driving maneuvers even if you’re nervous during your Singapore driving test.
  • Your private driving instructor will always start with a lesson outside of the circuit first. It directly opposite that of school learners and lessons where you start from within the circuit first. Do not worry about this, I have personally learnt from private driving instructors and started with outside road lessons, and I did just fine and passed on first try, thanks to my good Ubi private driving instructor from http://sglearntodrive.com.)
  • You will be using the exact same car for your driving test. This is a good point of learning private versus school driving for your test. This is because every car is slightly different. For manual test takers, it’s important that you get used to a particular car’s clutch system so that you will not cause the car to stall unnecessarily. This is easy when you use the same car for your driving test as you do during your private driving lessons. However, unfortunately, it’s not the case when you learn from the public school.