Tan Kim SeongProfile and Reviews
★★★★★ based on 14 reviewsOverall rating:
“Very glad I found Mr Tan. As most people have said, he is very patient and will not waste your time during lessons. No lengthy phone calls or running errands (like I've heard some other instructors do), just full on 1h 30mins of driving along testing routes. He will expedite your learning process if he feels you are ready. After about only 4-5 lessons, he already told me to book my test dates. I only took 9 lessons in total (including 3 circuits) and I passed the first time with only 4 points. He may be a little expensive as compared to others, but if you learn fast and he feels you're ready, you may actually be saving some money and quite a bit of time. (I spent only slightly less then 1000 for all lessons and test included) Highly highly recommend, just know he is very busy, so you may have to call him a few times before you may get the first slot (but after you manage to book you're first slot, booking slots every week is quite easy, he just doesn't want to overbook himself with new students)”
Passed my TP in first try
“Awesome instructor! Mazda 2 car. Only Took 10 lesson all together and got my license! Book early as his quite busy with his schedule!”
Definitely pick him!!!
“Passed on first try within about 15 lessons! He is very clear and precise with his instructions on every manoeuvre and very patient. Usually gives a set of instructions that is very simple to follow and easy to achieve for every part of driving. Will always remind you if you make a mistake but always does it in a constructive way instead of simply scolding. Actually enjoyed my lessons haha. Not easy to find a PDI who is serious about what he is doing and who goes through every procedure properly, very fortunate to have come across him (:”
Excellent and fully recommended
“Take ard 10lesson and pass with 1 try . Very patient to point out those mistake I made . Giving him 5 star .”
Relaxed and easy
“I respond really well to constructive feed-back and a person that doesn't raises his voice. Mr Tan has never raised his voice at me, even the slightest. This is definitely based opiniated, but I'm a pretty sensitive person, so you can take my word for his niceness. He provides good feedback and teaches things clearly. He doesn't scold when you ask questions, and responds to me respectfully (subjective too, but like I said, I'm pretty sensitive). It is always a comfortable and relaxing time driving. Passed on my first test. He has a waiting list, and the wait is long, but it is definitely worth it. I waited 4 months, and it was totally worth it. Better a good instructor than to spend that hour of your time feeling torturous.”
Excellent Instructor just choose him
“-Patient -Knowledgeable -Punctual -Guides you on all the checks that most private instructors neglect to -Very kind, overslept for one lesson and he only made me pay for the circuit not the lesson fee”
Punctual but rather high rates
“Took 2 times to pass the TP. Pros: Rather punctual, sometimes would start early if you arrived early.During times when he's late, probably due to his lessons he will make it up for you. Passing rate for his students are little less than 50%, but one of the highest mong other PDI (be mentally prepared if you cant pass the first time) Cons: Didn't emphasis strongly enough on the crucial points to take note during TP (he may just mentioned once or twice and you may overlooked) Does not do any mock trial for your TP Insist on teaching his way (example. throwing 4 points away for steering while vehicle stationery as he scared yoi might hit curb) Rates are quite high as compared to other PDI Circuit timings he provided are mainly late at night (8-10pm)”
Patient and good
“He would always try to reject calls politely by telling the other party hes on the road. He is ALWAYS punctual. He uses step by step detailed ways to teach you parking.Passed on my first try too! 🙂 Highly recommended!!”
WORTH THE WAIT!!!!
“Mr Tan is a very busy man but he's definitely worth the wait. He's a very down-to-earth, attentive, punctual and patient man. Very fluent in english and always emphasis on safety as his top priority. Passed on my first try! Thank you Mr Tan!!”
Patient and doesn't scold
“Found Mr Tan via this website and took around 10 lessons under him before I cleared. (Had prior driving experience in UBI). Great instructor, patient and doesn't scold compared to my previous one. Note: when you try to sign up for private candidate at bbdc, they will try to convince you to join school. They will even tell you your circuit lessons are restricted to 2 max for private candidates. Complet BS. I went for 3 and could have went for more.”
If you are unsure, Choose him!
“Punctual and ethical. He is very detail oriented, which is essential for someone new. He takes note of the slightest detail like when to start turning when exiting parking lot, parking correction, etc. He rarely goes on long conversations on his phone while teaching, and will kindly tell the caller that he is on the road. He will teach you how to read and react to traffic conditions, the sequence of mirrors to check and blind spot so you understand how a car coming from behind appears in which mirrors first, then disappears into blind spot. Something that other instructors probably not take note as they forgot how it was like for a newbie. If you are also meticulous, he will be a good fit for you. Good luck!”
Passed my tp
“He is very focused in teaching with no radio disruption during lesson. Very patient and wont anyhow scold. He will point out mistakes and explain very carefully. i have tried 2 other instructors peter and mr teo before. i had very bad experience with them and failed twice. he is located at bukit batok, teaching auto driving.”
Glad to have found him
“His pick-up/drop off point is at bukit gombak MRT station Deposit is $50 Lesson is $48/lesson and per lesson is 1.5hours i passed on my FIRST try! Had about 18 lessons inclusive of 3 circuit lessons Total cost of getting my class 3A license is about $1200-1300 inclusive of test fees (theory + practical), circuit cost and car rental. The total cost could have been cheaper but i took more lessons and an extra circuit cus i was kiasu. Good things about him: 1) Doesnt eat into your time. Even if he goes to toilet, he only goes before class and he will make up the time for you. 2) Good tempered. Even when i mount curb he only nags and never once scolded me. 3) Step-by-step teaching. Very standardised teaching which i felt was good. (he will record down your progress and even have a book you help you visualise how to do parking and stuff) 4) Doesnt eat, sleep nor chat on phone during lesson. if ppl call him, he will tell them to call back ltr at night. 5) VERY experienced. he will stop me right before i hit the curb in circuit, open the door and show me how near i am to the curb. After which he would teach me how to correct the position of the car. Bad things about him: 1) ONLY sticks the teaching on test routes which may get boring during lessons 2) Abit naggy (but better than being fierce)”
pretty punctual and ethical and patient but naggy
“he don't usually book lotsa circuit practices for his students (as we practise in a 'fake circuit'). he says 5 is the max. o.o i made him book 3 before my tp. the 'fake circuit' was wrapped up cuz the land got sold off. so now his students learn parking on a makeshift open area place. i guess to learn S-course, narrow course & directional change, you gotta book actual bbdc circuit. :C anyway, he has a pretty high passing rate if you'd check out the statistics. i passed first time (and thereby helped raise his passing rate too lol). he speaks both english & mandarin fluently. he prefers you to call him for lessons and everything. doesnt usually reply to your texts anw. he does take toilet breaks but very rare. he's pretty punctual and ethical and patient etc. he nags a lot, which i think is pretty good cuz you'd be told where you go wrong and hopefully remember and not repeat your mistakes. (well in my case, i kinda grew dependent on his instructions X: but he'd gradually reduced his instructions to the point you're on your own a couple of lessons before tp. yup, that's good practice imo. all i needed were 20 lessons with him (exclusive of the warmup before tp). i'm quite a slow learner and slow reaction to road conditions etc, so you might expect fewer lessons.”
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