Lim Soon Sim

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Lim Soon Sim Overall rating: ★★★☆☆ 3 based on 9 reviews
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Unrealistic

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Expected me to adapt to the circuit straightaway although it's my first time... Ridiculous!

Molested and harrassed

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Not sure if I can give 0 stars but I would if I could. I had to stop my lessons with him after 8 lessons (although I prepaid a few more). Granted, I don't have complaints about his teaching probably because he is my first PDI, but he usually ends classes in 45 mins instead of his advertised 1h. BUT, he is a pervert and that's reason enough not to consider him ever as a PDI.

Shady

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
Do keep track of how much u paid and when u paid for each lesson! This guy may sometimes smoke u if u not careful. Other than that he's still a decent instructor

Mr Lim

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
Gave him a 2* cos he is pretty obnoxious- Spitting through the car window, coughing with his mouth open, having talon-like fingernails... And he insists on payment in advance Still he does give useful test hints.

Why I had to look for another instructor

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Decided to go private due to the much lower costs but under Mr Lim's tutelage I managed to fail twice and am now going with another instructor. I saw the same reviews you guys did before deciding to call him but notice that they are dated 2015. Mr Lim or Peter Lim as he advertises himself shortens lessons to 45 minutes instead of the 1 hour slots he allocates. Without fail, he would be talking on the phone or just silently watching as I drive, rarely giving pointers as to what would be vital to passing the test. Choosing to focus on driving techniques is great but given that both times I failed were due to technicalities, you should know that driving skills alone aren't sufficient. The first time round I got penalised 20 odd points in the circuit mainly due to failure to check behind for pedestrians while parking. The first thing Mr Lim asked me that morning was, "Did you bring the tip." Yes by tip I mean AngBao/Red Packet which he has talked about as many times as he cautioned me on safety pointers if not more. During the circuit warm up he was more or less satisfied or so I think because he was quiet. Second time round the first thing he asked before the warm up was, you guessed it, the angbao. The warm up went on relatively well and I felt really confident. In the end, I was perfect through the circuit and got penalised to failure on the road. Just the changing of lane technique cost me 16 points, the same technique which I was never criticised for throughout the many lessons I had taken. All in all, if you're unable to find a private instructor able to take you at the timings you require and wish to just push through, consider Mr Lim who guarantees a (very outdated) 50 something percent pass rate. If you have enough money to blow on private lessons with Mr Lim just go to school for lessons at least you would almost certainly make it by the 2nd try.

No regrets under his teaching

★★★★★
5 5 1
Heard of stories of some PDIs wasting time by refueling during lessons/adding unnecessary lessons/postponing test dates.. Very lucky to have gotten Mr Lim to teach class 3A (BBDC) and managed to pass within 2 months. He has high passing rate AND good personality. He will suit your pace and requests [e.g. more circuit sessions] and is serious in working towards your goal (but pace also depends on the number of students he has-he's quite popular!). He may nag a lot but never loses his temper and is very patient. He has good approach in teaching tips and tricks well and as long as you put in effort to review steps before and after lesson, you can achieve. Also will book circuit, test date etc admin tasks for you so that you just concentrate on driving. In summary a professional, recommended driving instructor. Tips: book in advance if possible, don't be too sensitive about his nagging, talk and joke with him because he's friendly. Note: some people complain of PDIs taking toilet breaks but please be reasonable as they are human too. again quality of each lesson is more important than quantity i.e. amount of time. Disclaimer: Just a personal recommendation based on own experience, do find a PDI to suit YOUR own needs!

Good Bukit Batok instructor

★★★★★
5 5 1
Lim Soon Sim is a very patient and nice instructor. He will explain and teach you nicely without shouting or nagging. I would recommend him after being taught by him!

Friendly and patient

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Lim is very patient, even though I made a lot of small mistakes, he don't ever scold but he'll correct you with his grandpa tone.

Good teacher but need to book early

★★★★★
5 5 1
Pros - Good teaching, patient and responsible Cons - Training session has to book at least 1.5 weeks in advance

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