Ng Chin Lye

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Ng Chin Lye Overall rating: ★★★☆☆ 2.7 based on 50 reviews
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High passing rate but busy schedule

★★★★★
5 5 1
Overall, my experience with him was great, i managed to pass on my first attempt. His techniques are definitely one of the best, he knows how the tests work inside out, he will explain everything clearly and even tell you what to lookout for during the test, the biggest issue was probably that he is very busy and it might be hard to book his lessons, but if u are willing to take his lessons, there is a high possibility that you will pass first time, as he has a constant passing rate of over 60-80%, and that is very high. Summary: If you have the time and he has slots for you, book him.

this is a sign not to take him

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Trust me, don't take him. even after 2 years since my bad experience with him, I still remember how horrible each lessons were and how he likes to blame you for everything but himself. he is the typical old man who thinks he knows best and you know shit... so the way he treats you will be shit. He shouted fuck off at me when i made a mistake. how can a 60yo man say fuck off to a girl????

Driving made better through structure..

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng has been a good instructor that teaches his steering techniques very well. Trust me when I say many other PDIs do not even teach this and let you figure out your own. This is why he might be seem nagging at times but its not with bad intentions; come on we are adults, we learn from mistakes and master the ability. His circuit knowledge is comprehensive.. knowing all those subject test areas that your TP test would usually pick on 90% of the time. Dont trust the hate reviews.. go sign up yourself. You will succeed being teachable and a little more flexible with time!

Messed up teacher

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
This PDI is just an overall messed up person that should have his PDI license removed. Horrible. He is not even qualified to be a teacher. A teacher should be someone whom is encouraging and patient. Yet, he is nothing like that. I would suggest for all that have had a bad experience with this PDI to report to the authority.

Good instructor

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Accurate and detailed techniques, teaches every single detail slowly and explained clearly

Do not be fooled

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
He has an extremely high passing rate and because of this, he has a lot of students. All I can say is please don't be fooled. The high passing rate you see is because he won't let you take take the driving lesson until he thinks you a chance of passing. What that means is that he will make you to go for many lessons. Sounds like he's a nice guy? That's what he wants you to think and will tell you often. Truth is that that's how he earns his money, because don't forget that each lesson costs money, and its not cheap. Also thanks to the many students he has, forget about having more than 1 lesson a week. I was planning to get my license in my short holiday, but because I keep having only one lesson a week, as well as him insisting i take more lessons, it was 8 months before I went for the test. I had to juggle driving and schooling, not to mention had to book timings on the peak hours which is even more expensive. Not only that, I have no choice in choosing my time slots. He will tell me one or two slots in a week that he is free, and if I cannot make it for both, he will put me into the week after, again wasting my time. People who need flexible timing really shouldn't choose him. All that would be bearable if he's a nice guy who teaches well right? But no, he's a tyrant and an extremely petty person, one who holds grudges for the most minor of things and will purposely make your life difficult. The type of people who believes that since he is teaching you, he can do whatever he wants to you. Seems to forget that we are paying customers.. I truly think he is overrated and do take note, you will be signing up for a world of pain and inconvenience under him.

personal experience

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
He does his own sketches and gives you lots of instructions and methods to follow to make sure you pass all the circuit routes smoothly. he writes everything down on a book so that he knows what you're poor at. he's not that patient and soft, but whatever he says really drills you until you'll never forget. buck up and be strong if you're getting him as your instructor

Don't pick him

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I can't even believe how impatient he is. Totally not suited to be a teacher. Choose him and he will literally treat you as his personally punching bag to yell and scold at when he feels like it. Extreme high ego and suspicious nature,will not tolerate any form complains from you. The best part is that most of the 'complains' are him over thinking what you said. Even if you were not talking about him, he assumes you are starts scolding. Not possible to stay quiet either because he will get angry and say you are ignoring him. I have nvr had such a stressful driving experience. Totally regret choosing him.

Do not engage him

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
He is extremely impatient especially when it comes to the last few lessons in the circuit. It's almost like he turned into a devil. Do not be deceived and engage him at your own risk!!

Horrendous Experience

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
All I can say is that don't ever use this PDI. Don't even try him.

Be warned

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
On the day of my test, I was extremely nervous and made mistakes I normally wouldn't make. Instead of giving encouragement he told me I had bad luck that day and is mostly likely going to fail. I did pass in the end, but my mood was so bad I still wonder how I did it. I don't credit my pass to him, I credit it to a very nice and patient driving tester I was fortunate enough to get that day. I totally regretted choosing him as my PDI. New-comers be warned, the reviews below are all true. All (lateness, impatience, busy schedule, scolding, boastful) have been experienced by all his students, I'm sure. Do not choose him.

Passed at first attempt

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng is a very dedicated teacher who gives plenty of tips in his lessons. He may be a little naggy at times but those are pointers for you to improve your driving. He has well structured lessons and sure pass techniques for his students. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!

behaves like a king, two faced

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Scolds for a very long time for minor mistakes, wasting more time of the lesson(he insist you listen and not drive while he's at it). Sometimes I think he does it on purpose to eat up time. Once he was at our meeting place, but was talking on the phone. He saw me but ignored me, so I started revising my driving notes. He came to me 15min late and said he didnt want to bother me cos he saw me reading. wheres the logic in that?! he always twists any situation to go his way, then try to sound as though he's doing you a favor by doing so...extremely sly and only pretends to be nice. Do not be fooled

NOT Recommended

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Do not learn from him, he has NO EMPATHY towards slow learner. Easily angry.

Inattentive and busy

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Always busy calling up his students to fix appointments while you are driving. The result? You dont know where to drive to because he doesnt give the directions (ignores you if you ask), and if you take a wrong turn he pins the blame completely on you. Also tends to be impatient and scolds if his words arent followed immediately, which is not easy as he throws many instructions out at once. Be prepared for many last minute changes to your lessons as he freely changes your appointment for his other students. Also occasionally cuts your 1 and a half hr to just an hr claiming you dont need so long, when I clearly heard him slotting another appointment for someone else in. Extremely defensive, any complaining and he will 'suan' you the whole lesson and pick on your mistakes

Learn from him at your own risk

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Took slightly more than 10 lessons from him, and I have to say that it was a very stressful experience. Incredibly naggy, and highly impatient. First few lessons were okay, and he gave me time to learn. But every time I made a small mistake (did not turn the way he always wants me to, or changing lanes a little more recklessly than he would like) he'll complain on and on about it and how I did not practice at home the hand placement and movement or whatnot. He is also EXTREMELY RIGID. I'm not even kidding. He has only ONE style, and you have to follow it or risk an intense ear-fucking session. He wants you to follow everything he says, and when you don't, scolds you for not listening to his "many years of experience" and how he hates it when his students "think that they know more than him" by ignoring him. He doesn't care if nerves got the better of you. When you ask questions, he just flippantly replies you. Frequently checks toto numbers too, rather than pay attention to the road. At the start he wasn't that impatient or bad-mannered, but it got worse and worse towards the end. I don't know what happened, but when he told me that if I cannot follow his style and want to find someone else, I left immediately. Good riddance, I'll say. I will only recommend him to people who have a rod stuck up their ass.

Bullshit Teacher

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Very bad teaching and manners. Won't even want to comment much about him because it's so bad till the extent that I am speechless. Try him at your own risk. Good luck.

Abit naggy but overall good

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Can sometimes be a bit naggy when it comes to turning methods and stuff and initially I found it hard to memorise everything and would occasionally screw up and get scolded by him. But as time goes by and you get used to it the methods become more familiar to you and during the test it became second nature to me, even though I was still quite scared on the day itself. However, his schedule is usually very packed, so be warned!

Pass on first attempt.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng is not for everyone. He has his own theory lessons where he will sketch out turns on paper, things to watch for and I even have a video of him teaching me how to hold and turn the steering wheel. I watch the video, practice the hand movements and go through all the theory papers before all my driving lessons. It might seem silly to 'mug' for driving but honestly, it is like any other skills, you need to get used to the basic movement first. If you take the effort to practice at home and clarify any doubts with Mr Ng at the start of each lesson, it will be a happy partnership. If not...well be prepared for a mouthful.

Highly NOT recommended

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Having read the comments below, I have to say most of the bad reviews are very true. The ones I'm referring to are: 1) cheats you of 10-15min of your lesson time. I've nvr had a lesson where I didn't start late and end early. He will insist you don't call him and wait for him at the coffee shop, where he will find you (10min after lesson start). when I called him on time the first few lessons, he later spent 10min in the car complaining that I'm money minded. Maybe I AM money minded but that's a lesson I paid for, I don't think there's anything wrong with expecting what I'm due. Not to mention his lessons aren't cheap. He will then insist it's perfectly normal to be late because in driving schools ppl have to wait 10min for their turn to drive out of the school. There's a reason why I chose private driving and not a school..if I had known he'd behave like that I would choose a school. This also brings me to the next point. 2) He will nvr apologise for anything, even when it was his fault. Instead he throws all the blame on you and make it out to be your fault. I was driving along and when we reached a junction I asked which direction to turn, he ignored me, too focused on writing something in his book( which btw, he does very often). After asking and getting ignored again I just went straight. When he looked up he suddenly shouted 错了错了 and started ranting about how I nvr listen to him and that's why I was going to fail. When I tried to explain he cut me off and yelled at me until I gave up and just 'um'ed to everything he says to shut him up. This was just one of many incidents. 3) you can nvr book your own timings, he gives you slots without even asking if you are free and expects you to show up. If u really cannot make it he simply cancels your lesson without giving you another one in the same wk, so you have to wait 2 wks before your next lesson. He is really not suited for ppl with inflexible timings. I wanted to complete driving before school starts, but because I can only take 1 lesson per wk, progress is super slow and I had to cut into my schooling term. This caused me a huge amt of stress trying to juggle both. 4)very arrogant. I've lost count of the number of times he told me he's 'no.1 in ubi'. He spends about a third of each lesson praising himself. And when he talks to you, he expects a reply. There were many times I was trying to focus on the road and could not thanks to his talking. Luckily after a few sessions I perfected the art of ignoring what he says and going 'hmm' or 'yalor' at appropriate times. 5) his attitude is very demoralizing. Every little mistake you make will warrant a shouting/nagging session. It really makes you afraid to drive. For me I had problems with changing lanes. He says thing like 'even like that you have problem you should go reconsider driving'. I don't think I'm a bad driver but because of one mistake (not a major mistake I might add) my confidence was gone. And so my conclusion is: if you cannot take what I said above, find another instructor. I cannot stress how impt it is to find a driver who matches your personality. The only praise I have for him is that once you get the hang of his driving style, your driving will be quite stable. But if you don't, switch instructors because he will not allow any style but his own.

Sure-pass method

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Mr Ng's high passing rates prove his abilities as a driving instructor. It is true that he is naggy and results-oriented, and takes great pride in his unique teaching methods. For those who are good with memorizing, his teaching methods are perfect. They are sure-pass techniques that he has imparted to all his students. However, do note that his schedule is often packed so it would be better if your own schedule is flexible. With many years experience, you can trust that Mr Ng makes appropriate estimates of how many lessons and how many circuit sessions you will need before taking the Practical Test.

Do not recommend

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Bad attitude and arrogant maybe due to the fact that he has a high passing rate in Ubi. He is quite harsh with his words and impatient towards slow learners, I understand that passing rate is important but an instructor's attitude is equally as important as well. So learn from him at your own risk.

Do Not Recommend

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
He is not suitable to be a driving instructor. No patient.

Lousy Teaching

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
He really has no sympathy towards his student. He is NOT dedicated at all. Thought that we are experience driver?? If we are expert, we will not spend money on him. It's not free OK.

Worst teacher ever

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
dont ever recommend this person to anyone for learning on how to drive. he is very rude, arrogant and not understanding towards first-time learner. i paid to learn and not to be insulted his harsh words. plus, make me fail my test and i have to refind another teacher to learn again. waste of my money.

Accurate Theory is Key!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng is very meticulous in his theory. Especially with regards to steering of the wheel at significant points on the road and in circuit. For those that want a guaranteed pass on your first try, I highly recommend him as you just simply have to follow his instructions and remember his advice and you're on your way to passing! His passion for his students is amazing. He will definitely go the extra mile to make sure his students pass!

Epitome of a failed instructor

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Hi everybody, I was a student of this PDI. It was a poor decision to have chosen him as my PDI. He is impatient, rigid and eats up your learning time during lessons. If I could give a rating of less than 1, I would. Having experience in driving, he is a good driver but very much a poor teacher. Have you ever had one of those teachers that made you wonder how did they qualify to become teachers ? He is the perfect fit for that In summary, do not choose him as your instructor. You will most likely regret that decision.

Dedicated instructor

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng is a very dedicated instructor. Under his guidance, I managed to pass on my first attempt. On my very first circuit lesson he came to class even though he was very ill. I learnt that he was hospitalised later that day but still came for my class despite being very unwell as he did not want me to miss my circuit lesson. That's how dedicated he is. Mr Ng does require you to memorise a lot of his techniques but this will help you in your tests. For example he will make you memorise all the harder turns in the circuit. Thanks to his guide, I did not mess up when asked to take all these hard turns under exam conditions. I would recommend Mr Ng for his dedication and fool proof techniques to help you pass your test.

Highly not recommended. 0.1 star

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Just want to share my humble opinion with fellow learners who are considering him. First of all, the simplest expectations t. hat you wishes to have from a PDI are not met. Lessons end earlier than the scheduled time, over and over again. Running errands during lessons is also not unheard of. All of these eat up into YOUR learning time. As a result, it will result in a loss of both your money and time. Secondly, his rigid and overly disciplined style of teaching may not.be suitable for all. Being a student of his equates to being a robot in driving. You have to follow his driving style, driving posture and hand positioning exactly to the tee. If not, an earful is coming your way. He is impatient and quick to scold. Having say all that, he scolds because you had made a mistake. However, where else do you make mistakes beside during the learning process ? Students are bound to make mistakes. For a learner who is first starting out, it may highly demoralising or motivating to be scolded by him. So it was a regretful decision choosing him as my PDI. Thirdly, I like to address on the reasons to why he is one of the better ranked PDI. To be frank, certain students may benefit more from him and his teaching style. Those who are willing to be scolded and given a nagging session each time may certainly absorb more. The others who may prefer a patient and accommodating PDI, simply benefit less. After all, you're looking for someone who teaches driving, not a disciplinary teacher. Lastly, there will be no choosing of lesson timings as they are all decided by him. You may expect changes to your scheduled lesson timing beforehand. At max, a lesson per week will be given. Ending off, I hope my humble opinion comes to your benefit in selecting a PDI.

Passed on First Attempt!

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Mr Ng is a dedicated driving instructor who is keen to impart his skills and knowledge to his students. However, he is indeed naggy and blabbers a lot while student is driving, making it difficult to concentrate and absorb what he's saying at the same time. Even though he may be harsh with his words, the techniques taught to his students are really good and helpful! So if you don't mind his inflexibility and rigid mindset on how you should drive, I recommend him for his good techniques and skills imparted. Also, for people keen on getting their driving license ASAP, it will be quite difficult as Mr Ng has many students and is tight on schedule. I got my driver's license on my first attempt and after about 5 months of driving lessons with him (usually 1-2 lessons per week). I would say that the past 5 months of learning driving from him had me mentally and emotionally drained, but hey, if you take his demoralising words with a pinch of salt, you'll be fine.

Abusive in words

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I'll state the good points first, and if you do read to the bottom, it'll be the bad points of him. Just to be fair to those who thinks he is good, and also to help those who might not be tolerant of his style. He has an EXTREMELY fixed way of where you position your hands on the wheel, and how you MUST TURN. This is probably good with people who can react quickly to instructions when on the road, and also people who are super good with instructions. (Personally, this means your estimation on the road is forbidden. I felt like the only roads I dare to drive on is Ubi, and only those lanes he specify to turn from are the ones I know how to turn. If you ask me to turn from other lanes, I would completely flop). But to be fair, there are some lanes that you need to turn from for your life to be easier. Also, he expects you to memorize every single thing, at every particular bend; you need to know what technique he wants. In the circuit, there are even more things to memorize, every bend, and every section. He will tell you how testers like to ask you to turn your car here and there. So on top of memorizing the circuit roads, you must memorize these "sabo" routes in 1 circuit lesson. If you are good at memorizing roads, and memorizing nitty gritty details, then he is the person for you. He has high pass rates because he makes student memorize a whole lot of things. Another good thing about him is that he records down your mistakes (For his own reference, not yours) and he records down the test roads you drive each lesson. He also records the things you practiced in the circuit (The circuit has like number indications). TBH, i think his teaching styles are suitable for some types of learner. But i suggest you read more before you decide if you are THE TYPE for him. Learning from him at the start was driving on the road. He was generally ok. With occasionally ass attitude and words, but in general, he was never overly scary or rude... until 3 weeks before i took my test, until the first time I went into the circuit routes. He turned crazy to me Here are the bad points, which I will first tackle his teaching styles 1. Mentioned above, he leaves no room for you to "estimate" and also no rooms for mistakes. He will scream his head off at you if you make a mistake. (Usually 3 weeks before your test) Before your test date is booked, he's generally a naggy tolerable uncle. 2. He teaches you a shit load of stuff (you’ll be thinking how much things can he possibly teach you to memorize right) THERE IS A LOT. When I started experiencing problems with him, my friends who drive says they have NEVER memorized anything other than how to park. However, he expects you to memorize it all within one circuit lesson. He booked 10 slots for me. I was supposed to memorize parking into great detail. He has Plan A, which fail, use Plan B or Plan C. Each plan consist of >7 steps. Also, his markers on the circuit are bloody confusing, impossible to memorize in 1 lesson. I manged to memorize by the 8th lesson. The funny thing is, when you’re driving and he’s telling you things, he doesn’t give you time to memorize them. Imagine not being familiar with how the circuit works. . I barely understood some of his rushed through instructions. Having to manage the car while listening to him shout at you, and concurrently memorizing the shouts of instruction is too much for me. 3. He’s never on time, and he ends early. On average, per lesson, he cheats 10-15 minutes of 90 minutes. Some days when he’s out to annoy you, he will make you drive to pump petrol for his car. He claims some tester does that to you sometimes. Also, he likes to meet people nearby to run his errands, and he will make you drive to wherever he wants you to drive. These things are actually ok with me. He hits your hand (lightly but shockingly) when you do things to “spoil” his car. I’ve never felt super annoyed by these things. Just stating facts. 4. When he’s teaching you, and you make a mistake, he will magnify it by intentionally jamming the brake on his side to scare you (esp when he doesn’t like you much). Sometimes he will grab your steering wheel and swerve it so that the car shakes drastically. Also, done to scare you. 5. He doesn’t let you plan your time. He plans the lessons for you. From here on, this is just my personal experience. Maybe he hates my face or something. But I’ve always been known to be bubbly and cheerful by teachers/friends. Personal attacks. Word for word, he said these things to me “Did someone in your family die? Did your parents quarrel? Did you quarrel with your bf? YOU TELL ME RIGHT NOW. THERE MUST BE SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART. (你心里一定有东西)That is why you cannot drive properly.” I replied nothing and laughed. He said “CONFIRM GOT SOMETHING YOU TELL ME NOW” so I said “actually I’m super stress about driving” and he says “ITS BECAUSE YOU ARE REBELLIOUS that’s why you are so bad (很烂)” Once in the circuit, my hands on the wheel were not positioned correctly. He screamed and said “YOU STUPID. Since I cannot call you stupid. Don’t say I scold you. Why not you call yourself stupid? 笨!” He scolds in Chinese, it sounds harsher. Everytime he scolds me, I’ve always smiled. Because I remember before I started going in, he told me “You must be ready to be scolded when you do wrong. If you show a sulky face I will have no mood to teach you” But even as I smile, he always scolds me, “Teaching you is tough. Everytime I talk to you, you show no reaction反应.” Once I made a perfect uturn and he said, “This is a perfect uturn” I nod my head. And he stared at me, then say “See, no reaction” Another time, he told me “My student passed yesterday lei” Then I said “Wah, congrats” and he repeated how his student passed again. Then I replied “Good”. He stared at me saying, “Teaching you is not fun. I tell you pass why no reaction” I asked him “What do you mean” and he says, “YOU SHOULD ASK ME WHAT ARE HER MISTAKES. WHY YOU DON’T ASK?” So I asked, and he said “I’m NOT GOING TO TELL YOU ANYMORE” WTF. I’ve always come 5 mins earlier before lesson time because I was taught since young to never let a car wait for you. He claims I value time and money too much. I don’t value the knowledge that he has. He calls himself shifu. The master. So to appease him, I purposely come late. But when I come late, and I make a mistake during lesson time, he will say “You rushing to come right. That’s why you have no heart to drive”. Once I listened mp3 while waiting for him, and he said “You cant drive properly cause you were just sitting there listening to mp3, not thinking of how to drive” Sometimes he accuses you of not eating breakfast. Basically he was feeling self conscious about the fact that he always cheats 15 mins of my time, so he tries to cover up by blaming what I value more. Even though I have never once complained. Once he told me if you want to find boyfriend go learn from school. Then he says other instructors are not as good as him. He ask me “would you rather receive an old tattered angpow with 2000$ or a pretty angpow but inside 20$. I am the old tattered angpow because I have 30+years of experience. I am the master. You don’t look down on me just because I only take until olevels. You think you uni student big deal is it? If people want to learn from me, they must kneel down and call me shifu.“ -.- He also told me, “If you fail, you want to learn from me, you must beg me then I will teach you again. If you pass, I am your shifu” He read out a text to show off, that his student messaged to thank him for her pass. -.- Once toto was opening while I was driving, and he said “Come, lets see if you are a suay or lucky person.” Turns out he didn’t win. He said: “Wah, you have no luck. You are so suay” He also accuse me “Why you never intro friends to me? Since you cannot intro friend you say you don’t have friend, they why not you fail a few times let me earn the money then I will feel happier teaching you. Or you go write a good review online about me” He talks as if I don’t pay for his service. His favorite words to me are, shifu, master, coCK up, fail, rebellious. The DAY BEFORE my test, I anticipated a red light at a junction so I stopped when it was green. He slammed the dashboard, and shouted into my ears (my ear drums rang) “FUCK OFF!!! IF YOU ARE MY DAUGHTER I WILL SAY FUCK OFF. REALLY I WILL SAY THAT TO HER. YOU ARE REALLY LOUSY SO FUCK OFF” Granted, it was my mistake. I shouldn’t try to be too smart about traffic lights. But how can a 60 yo man say these things to me. On the day of my exam, he took my money and say “Wah I see money I think it’s has resolved my grievance to teach a student like you.” During warm up rounds, I think he felt scared for scolding me F the day before. So he said, “I tell you, you don’t ask your parents to talk to me. I never ever talk to parents one. Unless you think I cheat your money then you call your father over. I don’t talk to student’s parents” Honestly, I don’t think I’m a bad driver, or a slow/ bad learner.Even if I am, no teacher should teach the way he did. Also, I have never once threw my temper at him nor rebel. Every mistake I made was with a genuine heart to drive well, and to learn fast. . I was never rude to him; I always gave a slight smile, or a poker face. I was afraid and terrified of him. Driving was dreadful for those 3 weeks. I wanted to scold him after I failed my test but I decided not to. He probably feels inferior resulting in all these abusiveness. His wife died early and he has a domineering gf who speaks English, earn more money than him, and steps all over his pride. Anyway I took the test a second time passing under another instructor, Mr Goh 96867576 with demerit points 10.

Packed scheduled

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Mr Ng has too many students. It is really hard to get a slot sometimes. If you are looking to learn twice a week, it's not possible. Do not cancel on him or he would charge you the fees for that lesson. Do prepared to be nagged by him when you make mistakes. He had a structured lesson and teaches you right ways to steer. He is extremely familiar with all the test routes and the possible mistakes.

Highly Recommended

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng is a really dedicated instructor who is serious about his teaching - come on, how many instructors out there actually go the extra mile by drawing out a mini theory lesson before you start on the actual driving just so you can understand better. He even gives you a copy of a map of the circuit, which I believe was drawn by him, before you enter the circuit for your reference. I totally second everything the previous reviewer mentioned; for me, I took about 23-24 lessons from him in total and managed to pass at first attempt with 6 demerit points. Because I was really bad in the circuit, I remember that as the dates drew closer to my test, I was constantly scolded for making stupid/careless mistakes or forgetting the stuff he taught me many times before. But I felt that it really helped to drill everything into my head just so I don't repeat those mistakes during my TP. He also constantly reminds you how some testers tend to "sabo" you by making you do difficult turns in the circuit and he will teach you how to overcome them. I definitely did not regret engaging him as my instructor (I took a few lessons from another PDI before switching to Mr Ng). And, like the previous reviewer mentioned, Mr Ng will not cheat your money. It's because some students back out last minute after Mr Ng has already booked the circuit time slots, which isn't fair to him, that's why he will now collect the payment for circuit rental before he books the circuit for you. But rest assured, he will not cheat your money. If you like a structured lesson package, go for Mr Ng. He will really try his best to make you pass your TP on first attempt.

One Time Pass!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hey all, just want to introduce my PDI, Mr Ng Chin Lye. He teaches at Ubi CDC Class 3A. No pick-ups, you have to go there and meet him. He has teaching experience of more than 36 years and has a complete set of teaching methods to pass it on. It's super useful for both road and circuit for beginners. It will really help you to pass your TP easy like 1 2 3! The way he taught me was really keen to teach me every step and every small error that can occur in the circuit or road. Those areas where students normally get errors he will also highlight to me. Under his guidance I passed my TP on first attempt after 20 lessons in total on 29 Dec 15. Just give you a breakdown on what are taught in his classes. First is to teach you left turn right turn, the methods to control the steering wheel. Next he'll teach you the roads that you will need to know during your TP. Then he'll teach you how to do parking and finally circuit. Personally I felt I did not need as much as 20 lessons in total before taking TP test. But it was his recommendation to all his students, you can discuss with him if you want to take less. But if you fail, your problem ah. OH, and he wants to keep his passing rate high. So rest assured he will want you to pass. The last time I saw his passing rate was about 68%, top 2nd of the whole Singapore PDI list. 1st is from BBDC, the reason probably because Ubi road has plenty more cars than Bukit Batok. So in this 20 lessons I made lots of mistakes which I am glad I did, I learnt a lot from him. Constantly I was aiming to do a no-mistake for a lesson. But I keep making new mistakes, which you think about it if you don't make the mistakes during practical lessons, you might do it during your TP test and bring the chance of failing your TP higher. During my practical lessons, I've seen plenty of cars taking the TP test doing obvious mistakes, which Mr.Ng of course pointed out and asked me to observe carefully. I know what you're thinking, my friends told me they took about 4-6 circuit lessons before taking TP. I thought the same too until I took my TP test. It was a breeeeeeeeze for me really. My tester was really fierce towards me. He wanted everything fast and sped up, for the first time he said overtake the car in the circuit, I didn't hear clearly so I asked him what did he say again. His reply was like "Overtake lah, dunno how overtake ah? How to drive road like that?". So I did everything in a single attempt and quick. I received 12 demerits for changing lane abruptly x 2 and never check blind spot x 1. The changing of lanes, the road was wide and empty, not sure why he deducted though. I turned my head to check blind spot and all. I found I did my TP test almost perfect, but I guess he just had to deduct some marks. So I'm saying, the more lessons you take, the easier the TP test will be. Mr.Ng won't cheat your money. His daughters are already working and taking their Masters, so this is like his day past time. During your lessons, for all your major mistakes, he will record it down so the next time you go for lesson, he'll take note. Before your TP, he will also tell you what are your mistakes that you might make during your TP. Overall, he does a complete package for you to pass your TP test. I'm not paid to promote him or anything, just a student that promised to write him a good review cause he really taught me a lot. If you want to book him, be prepared to wait till Feb onwards cause he's fully booked. He might turn some students away to other of his friends, but if you're lucky then he might take you in. He speaks mostly chinese but english a bit a bit also can. :s13: There is one time registration I think its increased to $60 already. His rates for weekdays 1.5hrs is $48, 1hr is $34. Weekends and public holidays is $51. If you're interested, give him a call to double confirm his rates again at 96828502. If you want to quote me, say I'm the guy who took his Thai candy cause I was coughing badly on TP test day itself 😀 Good luck all!

Do not recommend

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
He teaches quite well, but he is super naggy and scolds alot. He spends a lot of time saying that he is ranking 2nd at ubi school, and if you are not good, he will tell you not to pull his standard down. I don't think he is really keen on teaching, he just wants to keep his standard up. But what pissed me the most is that he suddenly told me to internet transfer the next driving lesson fees to him ( before the lesson itself), he said that some students stood him up, that's why he wants students to pay him beforehand. I dont think it is right, so I will not continue lessons with him.

Do not recommend

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
He teaches quite well, but he is super naggy and scolds alot. He spends a lot of time saying that he is ranking 2nd at ubi school, and if you are not good, he will tell you not to pull his standard down. I don't think he is really keen on teaching, he just wants to keep his standard up. But what pissed me the most is that he suddenly told me to internet transfer the next driving lesson fees to him ( before the lesson itself), he said that some students stood him up, that's why he wants students to pay him beforehand. I dont think it is right, so I will not continue lessons with him.

Dedicated Instructor!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Very dedicated instructor who makes sure that all techniques on driving is grasp correctly. Managed to pass on my first try with only 4 demerit points! Mr Ng gives his best every single lesson, and knowing that test date was around the corner, I've had at least 5 lessons a week the last 3 weeks! He doesn't cut around the corners when teaching, and makes passing the test his first priority!

No

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Cuts short on timing, very packed schedule so it's hard to book a slot with him. Often goes overseas so you'll miss weeks. He will scold and nag at you for the slightest mistake and he will go on and on, "wrong alrdy la don't waste money go back, no use liao" etc. which is very discouraging for a learner. If i could give a rating lower than one star, I would.

Highly recommended

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng is a dedicated and well-trained instructor. He has more than 30years of experience and his techniques are tested and proven. I was skeptical at first but after passing on the first attempt and learning from him, I can definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn auto.

Very busy and scolds for too long

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Hard to book for more than 1 lesson in a week with him. Sometimes only 1 lesson in 2 weeks. Not recommended for people who find it hard to learn driving or need more consistent lessons and practice.I would only recommend him if you think you are talented in driving. He will scold/nag at you for a long time for each mistake. Was quite annoying and difficult to focus on the road and techniques with his lengthy nagging that sometimes get a bit personal. Make sure you are able to handle criticism well before engaging him for lessons. Gets pissed off easily if you call him when hes busy and will get offensive about it.

has high standards

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I agree with all the reviews here, both good and bad. Was of student of his and passed on the first try. He IS naggy but he is dedicated no doubt. Although sometimes he may be harsh with his words, he only just wants his student to pass.

Worst Instructor Ever

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Told him not to call me at midnight, he got angry. Every lesson keep scolding me for no reasons. Not interested to teach anymore.

Recommended

★★★★★
5 5 1
Good and experienced Teaches well. He is also responsible and professional, but he can be rather naggy.

Competent instructor

★★★★★
5 5 1
Techniques he teach are very useful. If you do something wrong he will be an earful.

Recommend

★★★★★
5 5 1
Professional and dedicated

Good experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
Pros: Has taught for more than 34 years. Very systematic teaching skills and effective techniques. Extremely patient. Humorous and will chit chat with you like a friend. Does not fall asleep. Cons: Naggy (But I will count it as a PRO as well because he drills the points into you)

Good and passionate

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr Ng is clear on his instructions, draws out scenarios to explain what to do during those situations and he really has a good attitude in wanting to teach what he knows. I can see and feel that he is using his heart to teach and is proud of himself as a PDI. (:

Learn at your own risk

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Touches your thigh when asking you to slow down or speed up. When i ask him not to do that, he say he teaching for more than 30 years and do not question his way of teaching. Learn at your own risk ladies.

Too naggy

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
PROS 1. He claims that you "BAO HUI" 2. Follow strictly his method of turning/holding steering wheel. CONS 1. NAGGY....

Recommend

★★★★★
5 5 1
For those small in size, can consider him (cos auto). Managed to pass first time under him, same for my friend.

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