I was a private learner driver and took up private driving lessons with a Singapore private driving instructor. I was lucky to be able to find a good private driving instructor through a Singapore private driving instructor match up agency. Hence, I passed my practical test on my first try. The quality of the driving instructor really matters a lot. There is a saying the goes, “if the mentor is good, the disciple will be good too.”
However, I have read a lot of horror stories on the internet written by learner drivers. They described their experiences of engaging mediocre instructors. While so much have been said and discussed about the qualities of bad driving instructors, I would like to point out the traits of good private driving instructors in Singapore.
1. Polite and friendly
The character of the person matters a lot. From their character and the way they treat you, you will have a sense of whether the private driving instructor genuinely cares for you. If he does, he will teach you driving techniques properly.
Of course, in order for the private driving instructors in Singapore to be of value, they must know their stuffs – driving knowledge and skills. A good way to see if the private driving instructor knows his stuffs is to observe his responses when you ask him driving-related questions. He should be able to respond to your questions fast, assertively, and in much detail.
If the private driving instructors spot any of your mistakes, he will make it a point to rectify them. He feels responsible to train his students well. If the students learn slow, he will make them repeat the driving techniques till they get it right. He will make sure the students know how to drive a car properly in all types of situations.
There is a common question learner drivers ask the private driving instructors: whether they are able to pick them up at any location the learner drivers desire. In the past, the private driving instructors provided this service. It had delighted a lot of learner drivers. However, due to a variety of reasons, the private driving instructors are not offering this value-added service anymore.
Most, if not all of them, standardizes the pick up location. For private learner drivers taking practical tests at Ubi ComfortDelgro Driving Center, the common pick up points are either Eunos Mrt or at the coffeeshop beside Ubi ComfortDelgro Driving Center. For private learner drivers taking practical tests at Singapore Safety Driving Center, the common pick up point is at the bus stop opposite Admiralty MRT Station. For private learner drivers taking practical tests at Bukit Batok Driving Center, the common pick up point is at the carpark behind the Bukit Gombak MRT Station.
The reasons why the private driving instructors are not offering the flexible pick up services are:
1. Standardization of the pick up point will enable the private driving instructors to teach more learner drivers. As private driving instructors pick up and drop off learner drivers at the same location, traveling time from different pick up points are eliminated. Hence, the driving instructors are able to schedule back to back lessons for the learner drivers. The learner drivers will be required to travel to the specified pick up point. In the way, the traveling need has been passed from the private driving instructors to the learner drivers.
2. There may be long unnecessary traveling time spent to get to training routes from the pick up points specified by the learner drivers.
3. Elimination of traveling time between different pick up points will directly translate into higher productivity and money earned for the driving instructors.
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