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Comparing Singapore private driving lessons and school driving lessons

Comparing Singapore private driving lessons and school driving lessons

Would you choose to take driving lessons from a private driving instructor or from driving centers’ driving instructors?

There are 3 main differences you ought to know between the 2 choices. Hence, make sure you know all the differences so that you will be able to make an informed decision.

Number one. Private driving instructors are freelance driving instructors while driving instructors from driving centers are employed by the driving centers for a fixed salary. Considering this, private driving instructors have higher motivation to teach learner drivers well as their performance affects their reputation. Their reputation will in turn affect their referrals. Ultimately, their income level will be hit. On the other hand, the driving instructors employed by the driving centers will be paid the same salary regardless of their performance. Hence, they will have less incentive to teach well. I am not saying that all driving centers’ instructors will teach badly. It is just that they will have less incentive to do so.

Number two. Private driving lessons are cheaper than school driving lessons. On average, you can expect private driving lessons to be 20% to 30% cheaper than school driving lessons. If you take 20 lessons, you can save up between $400 to $600 in total.

Number three. If you choose to have private driving lessons, you will be taught by a single private driving instructor for all lessons. On the other hand, driving centers will assign different driving instructors to you for your lessons. You may not get the same driving instructor for your lessons every time. Hence, if you take up driving centers’ driving lessons, your progress will not be tracked as well as learning from a dedicated private driving instructor. This will result in more repeated and redundant lessons and time spent on practicing driving techniques you already mastered as the instructors are not convinced of your skills.

If you wish to sign up for lessons with a private driving instructor, head over to www.sglearntodrive.com and submit a request form. Otherwise, if you wish to sign up for lessons with driving instructors at driving centers, head over to their websites or their physical counters.