There are three great reasons to choose private driving instructor over school driving instructor in Singapore.
1. Dedicated instructor and car
Private driving schools such as sglearntodrive.com offer dedicated instructors and cars to their private driving learners. Learning from the same instructor for all lessons allow the instructor to know each learners’strengths and weaknesses better. Moreover, learning in the same car will let the learner be more familiar and comfortable in handling the car, which can make a difference in the practical test. On the contrary, driving schools such as Ubi Comfortdelgo, Singapore Safety Driving School, and Bukit Batok Driving School offer their learners different instructors and cars for each lesson.
2. Lower Cost
If you pass all your theory tests and the traffic police practical test on your first tries, the cost will be significantly much lower if you engage a private driving instructor. The total cost of obtaining a driving license is estimated to be about $1,200 if you choose the private driving route. In comparison, the total cost can range between $2,000 to $2,500 if you choose a school driving instructor.
3. Faster process
Once again, assuming that if you pass all your theory tests and the traffic police practical test on your first tries, you can expect to get your driving license within 4 to 6 months if you choose the private driving route. On the other hand, it will take you 6 to 8 months to get that driving license if you choose to take the driving lessons in the driving schools. This is because the waiting time in between lessons is very long, sometimes leading to 2 weeks, in the driving schools. The root causes can be attributed to their low supply of driving instructors, and also to their minimum requirement of 20 lessons before learners can attempt the practical test. For private learners, there are no such requirements on the minimum lessons to take before practical test can be attempted.
These are the reasons why I chose to learn with private driving instructor. If you think that learning from driving schools are better instead, tell me why in the comments.