There are more reasons to engage private driving instructors in Singapore now. For a long time, private driving instructors have several competitive advantages over the school driving instructors. For instance, the cost of engaging Singapore private driving instructors is cheaper than the cost of engaging Singapore school driving instructors, on a per hour and total cost basis. Moreover, the private driving instructors will stick to the learner drivers for all the lessons. On the other hand, the driving instructors from school always rotate for each learner drivers’ lessons. This makes monitoring of the learner drivers’ progress more difficult. In addition, there are no minimum number of lessons that learner drivers must take under private driving instructors before they are allowed to go for the practical test. The driving centers place a minimum number of 20 lessons for learner drivers before they are allowed to go for the practical tests.
These have been the common reasons why some learner drivers chose to learn from private driving instructors instead of school driving instructors.
However, as mentioned at the start of this article, there are more reasons to engage private driving instructors in Singapore now.
The three driving centers in Singapore cannot cope with the demand for their driving coaching services. Some learner drivers feedback that they have to wait one to two months before their next lessons. If they log into the online portal requesting to book their next driving lessons, the next date is probably one to two months later. Hence, some learner drivers have switched from learning under the driving centers to learning under private driving instructors. Private driving instructors can allow each learner driver to take at least two to three lessons weekly. Usually, private driving instructors will place a cap on the amount of learner drivers they will take in. This ensures that each learner driver is able to take sufficient number of lessons each week.
If you wish to engage private driving instructors in Singapore, please contact Sglearntodrive – http://sglearntodrive.com/. They are a reputable match up agency in Singapore.
Giving feedback to the match up agencies benefit both the match up agencies and the learner drivers. There are various platforms that learner drivers can use to give feedback to the match up agencies. One type of such platforms that many youngsters are familiar with is social media. Accessing the social media is easy and convenient. Anyone can do it anywhere at their convenience. Commonly used social media platforms to provide feedback to these match up agencies are Facebook and Google Plus. For example, check out Sglearntodrive’s Google Plus account – https://plus.google.com/+Sglearntodriveofficial/. Another platform would be the phone lines. Every match up agencies have their business numbers which learner drivers can easily contact to provide feedback. Emails are also favored by some of the learner drivers to provide feedback to the match up agencies.
However, feedback is only useful if the receiver values it and take appropriate follow up actions. Responsible and smart businesses value their customers’ feedback. This is because feedback provide businesses the opportunity to improve their product offerings for the customers. This will in turn increase market share and customer retention rate. Ultimately, this will translate into more business and profits for the smart businesses in the long run.
Of course, there are positive and negative feedback. When match up agencies receive positive feedback from the learner drivers, such as positive appraisal for the instructors, they would prioritize the instructor and give more learner drivers to them. On the other hand, if the match up agencies receive negative feedback from the learner drivers about a particulate instructor, they could penalize the instructor by allocating less learner drivers to him. Hence, when a learner driver give feedback, it will definitely benefit the future learner drivers. Sometimes, the learner driver who gave feedback can benefit as well. The match up agencies may offer some form of compensation to the learner driver if the feedback is negative.
All in all, it is always good to give feedback. It will not only help others to improve, but you can benefit yourself or other people who will be in the same situation as you.
If you do not wish to retake the Singapore Traffic Police driving test again, you should be adequately prepared for it. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. You must be trained to the level where you are absolutely confident of passing the driving test before you go and take the driving test.
How to go about preparing for the Singapore Traffic Police driving test?
There are a few factors to get it right.
Firstly, you should aim to get the best Singapore driving lessons from the best private driving instructors. Skilled mentors produce skilled students. If you learn from the best, you will absorb many valuable skills and knowledge and be the best too. For your convenience, you can simply approach the match up agencies to allocate you a private driving instructor. You can rotate around the instructors till you are absolutely confident that the instructor is the right one for you.
Secondly, apart from relying on the driving instructors, you should read up on driving knowledge yourself. Recap on those driving knowledge that you have learned in your Basic Theory Test and Final Theory Test. There are also online materials on driving techniques which you can refer to. These online materials are not only in the form of words. They are in video formats too. It will be much easier to follow these online videos than reading about the techniques.
Thirdly, you should go for adequate lessons to practice your driving techniques. If you are taking the best driving lessons in Singapore from the best private driving instructors, it is not enough. You will need the numbers of lessons too. Get both quality and quantity. Train till the point where the driving instructor cannot spot any more mistakes or flaws from you. This will be the time you are ready for the driving test.
There are quite a few review websites that contain reviews for Singapore private driving instructors. I find these reviews helpful to a small extent. The main underlying reason why I feel so is because the account creation process is not tightly controlled.
Anyone could create accounts at the review websites with simple information such as name and password. Advanced personal information such as NRIC is not required for the account creation. This allows people to create multiple fake accounts to post fake reviews. A solution will need to be implemented to prevent this issue from happening. Until that happens, I will find the reviews on the websites biased and manipulated by people. A driving instructor may be creating multiple accounts to rate himself highly on the review websites just to enhance his reputation on the websites. On the other hand, he could be playing down the other instructors to gain an advantage over them.
I will trust match up agencies more. Match up agencies like Sglearntodrive (You can visit its link here – http://sglearntodrive.com) provide reliable and quality private driving instructors to learner drivers. They have a quality assurance that if the learner drivers find the private driving instructors unsuitable for them, they could request for a change of instructors. The match up agencies will then provide another private driving instructor to the learner driver, and waive off the registration fee for the subsequent driving instructors. It would essentially be a free, no-cost change of private driving instructor for the private learner drivers.
Hence, I will recommend people to seek out match up agencies instead of relying on review websites. Sometimes, these review websites may not be as helpful as one may think they are. Think through and analyze the situations before one makes any decisions. This is a helpful tip that can apply to other areas of your life other than for seeking out reliable private driving instructors in Singapore.
There are not enough local driving instructors to coach learner drivers in Singapore.
I first noticed this issue when I was a learner driver myself ten years ago. Back then, I took driving lessons from two private driving instructors precisely because one driving instructor will not be able to provide me the number and frequency of driving lessons that I want. Every private driving instructor was only able to give each learner two to three lessons a week. I took four to five lessons a week as I wanted to speed up the process to getting my driving license.
In current times, a learner driver would be lucky if he is able to get two to three driving lessons a week. Most of the private driving instructors can only afford to give each learner driver one to two driving lessons a week. Moreover, the learner drivers will have to book the driving lessons at least three days in advance else they may not be able to get the driving lesson they want. This clearly shows that the trend of the shortage of supply of private driving instructors has continued from the past till date. In fact, the situation has worsened.
This applies to the driving centers as well. The driving centers also do not have enough driving instructors to provide adequate lessons with the school learner drivers. Recently, I heard that school learner drivers have to wait about one to two months before their next driving lesson at the driving centers. This is getting out of hand. If students have to wait one to two months for a driving lesson, they can only complete their curriculum in one to two years.
The shortage of the private driving instructors can be resolved if the Singapore Traffic Police start to issue private driving instructor licenses again. This will result in new blood joining the industry. As for the driving centers, even though they are allowed to train more driving instructors, there are not enough driving instructors joining them. This could be due to the low pay that is attached to the job. The driving centers can simply solve the issue by increasing the pay for the school driving instructors.
Getting a private driving instructor to teach you is another hurdle. Even though people knows that the quality of Singapore private driving lessons is good, some will end up not learning from the private driving instructors simply because they could not find the driving instructors. This will be such a waste to not make their desire a reality.
Hence, I will be sharing with you the ways to find private driving instructors so that you will be able to take driving lessons from them.
The first and easiest method will be to find match up agencies. I am not referring to those dating match up agencies. Instead, I am referring to those match up agencies that specialize to match up learner drivers to private driving instructors. An example of these match up agencies will be sglearntodrive. These match up agencies have the contacts of the private driving instructors with them. Learner drivers can simply contact these match up agencies and the agencies will be able to provide suitable and available private driving instructors to the learner drivers, according to the learner drivers’ selection criteria. For instance, some learner drivers may only be available to take up driving lessons in the evenings. The match up agencies will then proceed to only introduce the private driving instructors who are available to teach on evenings to the learner drivers. Apart from sglearntodrive, one can easily perform a search on the search engines to find the other match up agencies.
Alternatively, if you have the stamina, you can head down to the common places where the private driving instructors normally linger around. You can find out these places in Singapore car forums. These places are usually also the common pick up points where the private driving instructors will pick up the learner drivers for their driving lessons. For example, the coffeeshop just behind the Ubi CDC is a common pick up point for private learner drivers to meet their private driving instructors in the east of Singapore.
I am confident that with these two methods, one will definitely be able to find suitable private driving instructors to provide you with driving lessons.
I got my Singapore driving license 10 years ago.
When I was a learner driver, I took driving lessons from two Ubi private driving instructors – Mr Tan and Mr Teo. As there was a huge demand for private driving instructors in Singapore, one instructor will not be able to provide me with the number of lessons I needed within a short time. Hence, I took lessons with two driving instructors. I can see the strong demand for private driving instructors persisted till today.
The demand for private driving instructors will not be so great if the quality of their private driving lessons is low. People chooses to learn from private driving instructors because they know they can get good quality driving lessons at a fraction of the costs that the driving centers charge. First-time passing rates of private learners have been ranging between a decent 40% to 50%.
How can we measure the quality of the private driving lessons?
First, the credibility of the driving instructor plays a big part. Today, every private driving instructor should have at least 20 years of driving coaching experience under their belt. The Singapore Traffic Police ceased the issuance of the private driving instructor license decades ago. With no new blood joining the private driving industry, it is safe to conclude the previous claim of the private driving instructors having at least 20 years of coaching experience. If they do not have it, chances are that they are fakes.
Second, the driving lessons must be systematic and structured. The private learner should feel that he is progressing with every new lesson. The level of difficulty of the driving lessons should increase gradually with each passing lesson. The private driving lessons should start with the basics and end at the most difficult maneuver. Typically, the first lesson will teach basics such as acceleration and brakes while the last lesson will be focused on the parallel parking.
Third, communication between the instructor and the learner driver should be smooth so that the learner driver will be able to understand what the driving instructor is trying to teach him.