Tan Lai Soon

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Tan Lai Soon Overall rating: ★★★☆☆ 2.8 based on 15 reviews
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He Made sure I pass my License.

★★★★☆
4 5 1
After the 3rd time I failed my TP, I was gonna give up. It wasnt the instructor. His teachings were totally fine. Its just that I suck so badly. Raymond didn’t give up on me cos he felt that I can pass. And I did the 4th time. So thank you old man.

Top Driver

★★★★★
5 5 1
Funny guy! Give you the tools to pass your test. I pass my test first time, Flawless experience. He did scold me for making so many mistake while learning but I listened, I learned and I passed. Cheaper and faster than learning through school too so I'm happy! Highly recommend!

Patient, Friendly

★★★★★
5 5 1
I didn't start off having good experiences with PDIs. In fact, Mr Raymond was my 4th instructor. No doubt, I might be slow in learning driving because to me, there seem to be alot of technicalities involved. By luck I got to know Mr Raymond through a friend of mine. I took some 5-6 lessons with him after failing TP for the 1st attempt under another horrible PDI. The period between my 2 TPs was only a short 3 weeks or so interval. Mr Raymond was quick to understand the urgency behind how soon I need to get my lessons started. I appreciated how he set aside time from his busy schedule and offered me every weekend he has up till the final TP date. During lessons, Mr Raymond was jovial, patient and friendly. Conversations with him was light hearted and he gave very practical tips which is useful not just to pass the test but also, in everyday driving. I passed at my second attempt (after going through just that 5-6 lessons with him). I didn't think i would have passed, if not for him pushing, encouraging and helping me to build my own confidence. For those who are worried of meeting a nasty, rude and impatient PDI (like I did for the previous 3), Raymond is the perfect PDI to go to. And Raymond, if you are reading this, thank you so much for helping me with driving, the tips and advices you have given. I hope to see you around!

Steer Clear

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
He isn't worth the money and effort learning with. Traumatising experience. He is extremely short-tempered; flares at the slightest mistake made. He is frequently late (10-15 min out of an hour) and ends the lesson early (10 min earlier). He also disappears in the midst of the lesson to satisfy his own needs (eat, brush his teeth, cut hair). Moreover, he is constantly on his phone in the car. Once, he left me in the car by myself while he had his lunch and went to get his teeth brushed after. He also screams and uses a conciliatory tone when speaking to me. He puts me down constantly ("All my students know how to do this, only you don't know!!!!" & "hello MISS!!! WAKE UPPPP!!!!!!!"). He doesn't stand for any questions asked. Hands-down the most horrible person I've ever encountered in my life.

1st lesson with raymond tan lai soon

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
had my first lesson with him few days back. 70 for enrollment 36 for 1hr offpeak.36 for deposit(will return back upon graduating) and 30 for mscp as he claim easier to learn and cannot go in circuit too much. total 172. but i didnt pay him the 30 i said if we were to go practise at mscp will use my own cashcard if needed. as im riding and i have a cashcard and i dont want him to con me.he mentioned he doesnt teach manual anymore so only auto now.after his introduction and all i only drive for 25 mins the first lesson. and i book my next lesson with him on the spot so easier for the both of us. take note he is my 4th PDI. and there are worse PDI then.yes true he will waste time by cleaning his car at the side of the road when we swap seats. but so far he is okay. will update what happen on my 2nd lesson with him.

never ever engage him

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Before engaging him, he promised to give me at least 2-3 lessons a week. But after paying the enrollment fee, he renege on his promise. Made me pay extra 30 dollar to simulate circuit practice at MSCP. He kept wasting lesson time by making me stop on the side of the road and go buy stuffs. He told me to just practice changing gear while i waited for him plus he off the A/C. Once, he made me stop at a petrol kiosk to top up petrol but he ended up chit chatting with the petrol kiosk attendant for about 10mins after topping up. once again, offing the a/c. His attitude towards me is very bad. Every time when i stalled his car, he chao gan me. not only that, when i didn't change the gear the way he taught me how(palming method) he will slap my elbow continuously. plus, he talk so soft when he was instructing me, like talking to his girlfriend like that. full of shit.

please stay away from this instructor

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
Booked my lesson with him after reading reviews from forums (didn't check if it was legitimate or not, my bad). He has many hidden cost, please do not let him bring you to MSCP as he will make you pay extra on top of your lessons. Does not stay in the car when he is teaching, instead he would take water to clean his car or go do grocery while he parks by the road for 15mins. He shouts & shows you face when engines dies. If the car is so precious, he shouldn't be a driving instructor in the first place. Engage at your own risk

not recommended

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Now he is changing to teach auto so he will sub his students to other instructor like mdm goh so when ask for refund he do not read the massage when he agree to do a refund despite the last seen.asking the students if they wants to change from manual to auto.

Lousy worst shitty instructor

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
My first Insteuctor and this is the worst human i have ever encounter. Before receiving my payment , he reply promptly and stated that I am able to book him every weekday daytime . After receiving my money, He turned into a fucking bitch. He stop replying me. Doesn't give me slot. When I question him regarding all the time he wasted to drive to the carpark to change our car as I was taking manual , he asked me to leave and change to school if I'm not comfortable . THIS IS WHAT U DO AFTER RECEIVINF MONEY? He don't even say hi nor bye. Don't even communicate. Speak so slow like a fucking faggot. Asked him for more slots, he replied " no" and that's all. I'm ready to lodge a complain on him if he is not refunding me my enrollment etc fees, we only had 3 lesson and I don't evev know what was I learning. He speak so soft and keep on talking nonsense ... Jesus Christ

Excellent instructor

★★★★★
5 5 1
He gives all lessons in person now. Very amiable teacher who cares a great deal for his students. He's willing to rearrange his schedule to ensure you get enough practice time before your test. Mr. Tan really knows his stuff and he'll teach you step-by-step however many times you need till you're perfect. He can be firm but he's patient and encouraging as well, and never unkind. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Very good PDI

★★★★★
5 5 1
I was actually very hesitant on engaging Mr Tan LS at first because he charged very high fees. $50 for registration and $26/hr for peak rate for manual car, when the market rate is $30 for reg and $24 for peak rate. The money is definitely well-spent. Mr Tan is very well-mannered, systematic and patient. I'm really very retarded when it comes to psychomotor coordination, but he has been very encouraging. I rammed two wheels of the car into and over kerbs but he didn't even scold me. Most importantly, he doesn't waste your 1.5hrs unlike those horror stories we've heard of about private instructors. Although he has many students, it is not difficult to arrange a slot with him since he has 2-4 students 'graduating' each week. Of course, you have to play your part and book in advance. 1 week before is generally sufficient. He also tries to plan your lessons such that you have adequate time to practise in the circuit and be familiarised with all the test routes before the test. I really admire him for the pride he takes in his work. Contrary to some instructors who try to make you take more lessons by teaching less each time or hope you don't pass on first attempt to squeeze more money out of you, Mr Tan feels extreme joy and satisfaction when his students pass on first attempt. He is always beaming like a proud father at the end of the week when he recounts the number of 'graduates' that week.

The best BBDC instructor for manual

★★★★★
5 5 1
He's probably the best BBDC instructor for manual . i have recommended him to my friends who failed and they passed. i passed under him as well.

Do not learn from him

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
This guy is also known as Raymond Tan, do not learn from him unless he willing to take you for all lessons. Cos he didn't for me, so he sub me to Mdm Goh, when she cannot, then she sub me to Mr Lai. I made booking thru Raymond, but 2 or 3 times when confirmed timing but the person he subbed to didn't get the arrangement. Make me waste my time go down and spoil my day. When TP coming, raymond will take over and coach you. Then you will kenna screw cos he will scold you for all sorts of things and ask you who teach one.

Good but scolds

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
He teach well, but very strict and will scold people. So if you can't take scoldings, don't learn from him.

Got pissed off

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Pissed me off. He sent me to other instructions when I just started. Will only teach when nearer TP test. Don't get misled by his high passing rate.

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