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.
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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.
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.