Neo Eng SoonProfile and Reviews
2.8 out of 5 based on 1735 reviews.Overall rating:
Full of excuses. Not serious. Drags lessons.
“Pros: 1) Flexible timing, will tell you of next lesson the day before or few hours before 2) Able to commit weekday nights Cons: 1) Instructions not clear at all. Always mumbling and joking instead of teaching. Ask him about some traffic questions then will ask me back the question like "what do you think?" 2) Drags lesson: lesson 1 to 10 doing same thing throughout and dont allow to go into circuit nor book tp date 3) Doesnt meet to students needs: student wants to complete fast and start to learn circuit but keep saying circuit slots filled up always, unable to book etc excuses even though he himself admit outside road ok to him already. This happened 5 times before i switched to other instructors.”
“Here are some of the bad things: starts late and ends early. Takes toilet breaks. Talks on the phone. Pumps petrol during lessons. Buy groceries when paying for petrol. Drops me at a place inconvenient for me just so it is convenient for his next activity. Got me to drive around a HDB block for 15 mins so he can pass sth to his friend. Also tries to make me go for many lessons so he can earn more.”
“his car brakes are not sensitive and he lieks to drags lesson . Doing the same thing for almost 10 lessons”
“Friendly guy, is quite a nice instructor so far for 30 lessons even though i have not taken my TP. He points out mistakes and guides me well. will sometimes go toilet but i guess its kind of normal for a guy of his age? if you are not extremely picky i guess he is good enough. Seeing so many negative reviews about him just makes me want to write something to say how he really is, at least to me.”
“Mr Neo is goal-oriented of his students to pass. He is a patient instructor. He always makes sure that he teach the lessons well. He is very flexible and sometimes give discounts :). Very comfortable to work/ study with. I am very at ease. Great instructor!”
“Very unprofessional PDI,3 main reasons: 1) Totally no instructions, let you drive hands free, if you are fresh in driving, DON'T pick him. You will waste your own time and money; 2) Keep disturbing you while you driving, and unable to provide meaningful answer for most of your questions; 3) Bad memory, always forget what happened before, sometimes even forget your book time & date. For whom values your time and money, DO avoid him!!!”
Excellent for independent drivers
“Hello reader! Here's my review of Neo Eng Soon, and hopefully from this post, you can understand abit more about the negative comments from other reviewers. He gives a lot of freedom to his students to drive on their own, only stepping in if necessary. Rather than him structuring the lesson, you should tell him what you think requires more practice and he will observe and guide you on those portions. He also conducts several circuit-based training around the housing estate if he is unable to book a slot for his students in the BBDC circuit. If you are a fairly independent driver that picks things up quickly and are confident, you can quickly book your own TP and obtain your driver's license under him. (I spent slightly less than $1k in total from BTT -> TP) However, if you require close guidance and structured training, he will not be a suitable instructor for you. He also gives priority to students who are closing onto their driving test or require more guidance, so you may find that it difficult to get a regular slot with him if you do not belong to either category. I personally had 2-3 lessons every month, and only in the week leading up to the driving test on a Friday, I had the "priority queue" for lessons. Finally, just a heads-up: due to some health issues, he will usually have to use the washroom for a short while during the class, and he may also pause for a while to take his medication, some sweets and food.”
“Extremely hard to communicate with him and kinda no manner. Keep waiting for his reply and drag my time. No clear instruction given. Save your money and look for someone else”
“very flexible instructor, you have to structure your lesson plan yourself, telling him when u want to go circuit and when u want to take test. Its all up to yourself. Taking his lessons and TP Test is cheap as well. Lessons are $34 per hour and TP Test is $270”
“First lesson, if you had some knowledge on SG road, car or had bike license. As I had a bike license and was stright go out to the main road to drive. To build up confident. And see where my knowledge and skills to level is at. Mr.neo won't say much, as first lesson is mainly to familiarize. But if you have 0 knowledge or worries. I suggest let him know during your first lesson that you are not confident and wanted to drive in the carpark first. 2nd lesson onwards is driving on different Test road, testing of awareness, safety check and to build my confident level. After around 10 lesson, I then able to drive in circuit. Which base on Mr.neo. if you know how to drive on road, circuit is totally easy. Which after that I agreed. On TP date, my timing is at 1015hrs. And Mr.neo meet me at 0810hrs to let me practice and keep remind me what to take note till 0945hrs. It tiring. But during test my body work on it's own rather then my brain. As the warm up drive indeed effective. *Pro & Con* Pro - during lesson Mr.neo will remind you to check back, side mirror and blindsport. His teaching of this is (1.2.3) by pointing. - friendly chit chating with you. Make you feel relaxing. And sometime you find him funny of some topic. - Ask any type of question he will try his best to answer you. - available to teach from 6pm - 9pm(weekday) which enable me to book the lesson after my working hour. - Won't scold you, Mr.neo will guide you like a friend. - alot of tip he teached me, which make driving safe. and let me pass in 1 shot. - Can book practical Test any time if your driving skill is up to his standard, even just 1 lesson. - Mainly you will be driving on your own till something when wrong then he will correct you. I find it good as during TP the tester won't guide u as well. It's all on your own. Put it's simple is every lesson mr.neo is like the tester. *Con* - Don't understand text message, best is contact him. - Abit hard to understand what he talking as he somehow old and it's a challenge for me to understand what he trying to talk about during chit chatting. - At phone he not so good in communicating. But during driving he communicate well. - Will forget how many lesson you attended. Or how many circuit you attended. - Don't tell you what need to improve after every lesson, yourself need to know what when wrong. Or if you really asked him. - Won't let you know when to learn circuit till you keep asked for it. (Mostly the answer you get is circuit is fully booked) Overall rating 8/10 (2 point deduct due to) - Can't read text message & communication on phone not so well. - doesn't feedback on mistake and room to improve after every lesson. Lastly, Mr.neo is a highly recommended private driving instructor if you wanted to take test fast and if you are a fast learner.”
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