Tan How Meng

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Tan How Meng Overall rating: 1.8 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.

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Not recommended

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
Very busy hard to book lesson No patience in teaching Easily distracted

Always on his mobile

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
I only know him as Mr Tan before today, he was recommended by my sister in law to do refresher. Pretty expensive at $65/hr, his mobile is always ringing, super busy man. I used his car only once, second time to use my own car, then discontinued the teaching.

You won't regret it

★★★★★
5 5 1
I passed my TP with 12 lessons under Mr Tan. I am grateful for his patient guidance and useful advice! I tend to be quite careless at times, and his nagging is helpful in reminding me to stay safe on the road. He arranged regular lessons for me, allowing me to pass TP in just 2 months and 10 days. Don't heed the negative reviews on this page. Only losers book lessons under pussy instructors that are nice and sweet when they teach you. Find one that can get you that license in as few lessons as possible. Listen to me!

Willing to teach

★★★★★
5 5 1
I passed my test with 1st attempt under his coaching. He is willing to share, trying his best to teach. Definitely recommended.

Stay FAR away from this PDI

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Crazy man! Screams at students and sometimes fall asleep while I'm driving. Don't allow student to ask question. Don't reply to SMS. Insults student the morning revision just before TP test, which I failed. Whoever matched him to me I want a refund for this referral.

NO INTEGRITY

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
The worst PDI. So, I found this PDI through a website and the rates that they quoted me was $36/hr for non-peak and $38/hr for peak. The TP ranged from $250 - $350 depending on the type of car the instructor drove. The first few lessons was okay.. He is a little rude and don't bother asking question because he will scold. The only thing that I dislike was that I had to book 1 1/2 hours MINIMUM. So, 1 lesson cost $54 for a non-peak. After a few lessons, I realized he started charging me different rates. There was a time I took a non-peak period and he tried to charge me $38/hr. Thankfully I only had the exact amount($54). There was another time he charged me $40/hr for peak rate and I paid $60 on that because I didn't have the exact amount-__- I closed one eye about him charging me different price cause I thought like a few dollars shouldn't matter as long as I get my license. He also kept asking me to buy 15 CIRCUITS. 15 okay. He kept saying 'Zhen fu' which means government and insisted that they said the minimum number of circuits a student must take is 15. Everyone that I know has their license and only took 3-5 circuits. Like WTF. So I took like 10 lessons so far and he asked me to book my TP date. I did and stupidly didn't ask how much does TP cost. Until my most recent lesson, I asked him and he told me that TP cost $390. I was SOOOOO angry. He kept telling me its GOVERNMENT POLICY. LIKE WHAT GOVERNMENT POLICY CHARGE $390 WHEN OTHER CARS CHEAPER. Sorry, I'm still angry. I've decided to change instructor because THIS FELLA HAS NO BLOODY INTEGRITY AND IS JUST RIPPING MY SOUL AWAY. Ps, I asked the people who allocated me this cheat and they told he changed his rates to $38(non-peak) and $44(peak). TOTAL BS.

EXTREMELY irresponsible

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
EXTREMELY IRRESPONSIBLE PDI. He WASTED my time and money after 25 sessions. I discovered how much he ridiculously shortchanged my when I returned to SSDC and took school lessons from real competent instructors. Below are some points I seek TP to investigate, and please remind him this is NOT the WAY to treat any paying learners! If I can, I REALLY want a REFUND for all my TIME and MONEY I wasted on him. Please also investigate the referral agency (I searched on the internet in April 2017) who connected me to him as I understand only very recently that such referral agency is ILLEGAL! 1) He screamed at me at the top of his lungs for only asking a question! I onced asking if directional change could be done from another direction and he just screamed at me to "SHUT UP!!!" (in mandarin) and not ask this question, and just obey him. 2) He did NOT teach me about the ramp-pole test component in circuit UNTIL I asked about it. And he scolded me NOT to question him on what to teach and what he has yet to teach, insisting he know what he was doing. I trusted him and he still DIDN'T teach me about ramp-slope until ONLY 1 DAY before my TP test in 20th June 2017. I only tried the ramp TWICE before going to TP. Needless to say, I failed badly at that component during the test. 3) On the morning of my TP testing itself on 20th June 2017, he INSULTED ME AGAIN and AGAIN during my 'revision' lesson, reminding me how hopeless and useless I am, and how teaching me makes him "vomit blood". 4) On the morning of my TP testing itself on 20th June 2017, he told to hold on to my set of documents and showed me to the waiting room, and DID NOT tell me I need to pass a document to the TP. So I waited for over and hour until I am left ALONE in the waiting ROOM! and I and TOTALLY hungry and anxious and affected my performance. I only got to test when I felt something was amissed and approached the staff at SSDC. 5) Throughout my 25 session with him, he made on many occasions EXTREMELY racist comments against the Indian and Malay community. This made me very uncomfortable, even when I am not Indian and Malay. He used vulgarities on them often as well. Singapore is a multi-racial society, and all races should be respected. He should not be making these racist comments. 6) He instructed me to make clearly illegal U-turns during the course of my lessons with him, I hesitated but still did fearing scolding from him. 7) He slept when I was driving until I had to wake him up. 8) He switched on the radio so loudly during lesson, to a point that I cannot hear his instructions. When I tried to lower the volume of his radio, the scolded me not to do it. 9) He keep insulting my profession (almost every lesson), saying it makes me a lousy driver, which I think has totally nothing to do with my driving.

Not recommended

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Ask too many personal questions instead of giving pointers on driving. Can you imagine 1st time learner instead of focusing on the road I have to answer stupid questions. Totally not professional at all. Am still doubting his creditbilty of teaching. Good PDIs are hard to book. I was allocated by an agency to this pdi. One word to describe REGARD.

RUN. NOT RECOMMENDED

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
As mentioned by the others, not recommended. An agency recommended me to him and I totally regretted taking him as he barely teach and his rate is costlier as compared to school. Registration rate is $70, HOURLY rate $38 (non-peak) and $44 (peak). However, you can only book him 90 minutes MINIMUM. Hence, for 90 MINUTES rate $57 (non-peak) and $66 (peak). If you were to compare to school like SSDCL, their rate for TWO HOURS is $77.04 (non-peak) and $85.60 (peak). To be honest, there is not much difference with the price (if you do not count the circuits in) but there is a total significant difference with the way of teaching. As for the circuit rate, he asked to pay $528.40 - $529.50, JUST FOR THE CIRCUIT. I understand that if you are a student in a driving school, the circuit is free but, I know for a fact that for private students, it definitely will not cost me more than $500! He mentioned that there are minimum number of circuits lessons to go for and that we can pay him slowly but he will charge us interest unless we gave him the amount at one go. Also, despite paying for 90 minutes of his time, he will drop you off at least 15 minutes earlier than what you are paying. Not only that, he only asked personal questions instead of asking questions about the road or teaching you. He usually will switch on his radio loudly or even SLEEP while you are driving. Very inconsiderate and dangerous! The thing that I dislike most is that he apparently has a busy schedule and you can only contact him by calling him after 11 PM. If you were to contact him before 11 PM or were to text him, he will shout and nag at you. Oddly, when his friends called him while I was driving, he was able to pick up his call and put it on speaker, which is very distracting. Also, the condition of his car is quite bad and messy. It’s full of newspapers and snacks wraps. Very uncomfortable. After less than 4 lessons with him, he told me that he will book my TP the following month even though I have no knowledge about driving at all. I’ve changed instructor as I realised that I am being short-changed and decided to proceed to school instead as they are teaching me better, faster and cheaper as well. I have also received my license within 3 months, thanks to school. The only advice I can give to others about him is CHANGE INSTRUCTOR NOW BEFORE YOU REGRET as he will only suck your money dry and not teach you at all. If I could give him 0 stars, I would.

Impatient & Scammer

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I got referred to him via an online platform: (privatedrivinginstructors-com Would not recommend him at all because of the various reasons. 1. Impatient and rude. Doesn't teach properly till I ask him for clarification. Doesn't respect my timing that I requested for and keep forcing me to take sessions during my working hours which I told him multiple times that I am still on probation and unable to do so. Keeps scolding me further and cursing me that I will fail. In total took 20+ lessons and keep making me learn the things that I am already good at. Excuse? Wants me to perfect it further. Which is rubbish. Just trying to scam my money 2. Keep dozing off during lesson timing or talking on his hp instead of concentrating to teach. Even request me to drive him to the garage and pick up some spare parts, wasting my learning timing about 15mins mostly. 3. Ask me to pay him upfront $529.50 for circuit lessons which I only took 11? And 1 corcuit session is $30+. 4. Overcharge me for TP @ $443 and keep telling me the money that I pay him upfront is used up. And I failed my 1st TP cause I was sick and accidentally strike curb. 5. Charged me $380 for 2nd TP. Asked him for official receipt before I will pass him the remaining amount. He threw the $300 I gave him on my face and ask me to get out (which I did & told him I will report him to CASE. & Many more other reasons. i have voice recordings of him screaming at me when I requested for the receipt, Do not engage him. Hp number: ‭8508 1133‬ / ‭9852 3365‬

Run away

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
As mentioned above, he overcharge and his rental car is 300 plus. he is 60 per hour even for non peak period, i highly dont recommend him.His car is messy and dirty for every lesson. He asked me to pay lum sum about 500 just for circuit. i think going school is better.

100% DO NOT RECOMMEND

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Would give zero stars if I could but this guy is absolute trash. 1. I noticed he is constantly making phone calls, when the phone is on the lap and does not speak facing towards the phone. I always had difficulties understanding what he was trying to say. (Does not help that he cant even speak properly from the start). 2. Very hard to make appointment with him, will call you million of times just to cancel and calls at the weirdest timings 3. Extremely expensive - Charges $57 for 1.5 hours for non peak, made me pay upfront $200+ for 5 circuit lessons, stating 'new rule' (which is absolute bullshit) 4. DOES NOT ever teach you proper techniques in the circuit, just goes based on feelings especially for parallel parking 5. Dirty and disgusting car, made me feel so unwell after every lesson cause his car is literally filled with trash. 6. Very very old car - his car brake pads and accelerator are extremely not sensitive. Making it hard to drive off at traffic light and having to press super hard for the brake to make it come to a complete stop. 7. Constantly ask you to brake when you're barely near the 3rd arrow on the ground, keep asking to go straight (repeats 5-6 times every 30 sec) when you're obviously on a only going straight road 8. Always cut short lesson time by 10-15 mins and waste time during circuit when he collects the number as he will stop by and talk to his friends 9. Always ask alot of personal questions (where you stay, what your parents do, where you study/work etc) & think he knows everything (constantly trying to show off his certificates from Sydney when I mentioned I study in Australia - unable to focus on the road when he's shoving the certificate in front of you) "How come Uncle know, because Uncle stay there before" & has repeated "Australia food expensive still not? Sandwich $5-6?" EVERY FUCKING LESSON.

Greatest Mistake of My Life

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
I didn't come across this website before booking Mr Tan How Meng and I utterly totally with deep regret write that he not is a terrible instructor but a horrible human being. I am very surprised how he was even licensed to teach and continue teaching. I strongly suggest ti the one considering him, PLEASE DON'T BOOK HIM. YOU WILL REGRET. HE IS ABUSIVE, VULGAR AND WANT YOU TO FAIL.

EDwin pussy

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
LOL edwin fake post still dare to give 5 stars . must be instructor ownself give ownself rating

Suck

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
What a rubbish instructor. Stupid ass

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