Tay Tiang Chong

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Tay Tiang Chong Overall rating: ★★☆☆☆ 1.6 based on 13 reviews
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WARNING TO POTENTIAL NEW DRIVERS

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
If I am able to give him 0 stars, i would!! Please NEVER engage his service AT ALL! Firstly, he is a scheming old man who preys on 18 years old by cheating their money. He charges extra $18 for every parking lesson. And since I know I'm going to be charged $18 for doing parking this lesson, I asked him if we could just focus on parking for the entire lesson since I am already paying $18. But to my surprise, he actually rejected my idea and insisted that every lesson we have to learn BOTH parking and driving!Just so he can earn extra $18 every lesson!!!! Secondly, he charges $350 for the rental of his car! What i heard from other instructors is that an average of $200 - $250 is usually charged instead. Thirdly, he always goes on coffee breaks and lunch breaks DURING the lesson. I can be parked by the side of the road for a good 15mins, just sitting there by myself. He lies that he is going to a bathroom, but actually i spotted him drinking coffee in a coffeeshop! When i confronted him, he said that it is just one time! But you cannot be going to the bathroom EVERY lesson. Fourthly, he is always on the phone! Instead of concentrating on my driving and on the road, since I am not even a licensed driver, he will be distracted on the phone. I kindly reminded him that he needs to pay attention as it is both his safety and mine on the line. But he just ignored me and continued using his phone. Next, I sometimes catch him falling asleep during the drive on the main road. I have to literally call him and wake him out! He always gives the excuse that: "uncle is old already, going to retire soon". If you're old and tired, then do not even be giving lessons!!!!! At the end of the day, I ended up switching instructors!!! And the best part is that within the first few lessons with my new instructor, I've learned SO MUCH MORE new things that I did not learn within the 8 lessons that I took with MR TAY TIANG CHONG!!!! After reading the reviews on this site, i finally understands why!!! He withholds information from his students, just so they would not pass their driving test!! Imagine, everytime a student of his takes the test, he will charge them $550 altogether! And if the student fails, he will charge them another $550!!! That is a lot of money!!! Imagine, just by the extra $18 that he charges, and if he has 5 students everyday for a month, he would have earned an extra $2700 just be CHEATING PEOPLE!!!!

Beware DAVID TAY TIANG CHONG

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Here is my attempt to give an unbiased review about my former driving instructor. Personally, i wouldnt recomend him as there are many better more professional instructors out there. Here is why Pros: David Tay teaches in a very detailed step by step manner. Although alot is based on certain markers rather than concepts Lessons start on time Cons: Overall, David Tay is a dishonest machiavelian person. 1)As mentioned by many reviews here, David Tay charges extra for parking lessons. YOU WILL NOT GET BACK YOUR DEPOSIT AFTER YOU PASS YOUR TP. He will say that he has put in so much effort to teach you and he deserves to keep the money 2)There was once i overheard him talking to other driving instructors about how they can hold back knowledge from their students so that they could take more lessons 3)He will often take very long breaks. There was once that he told me he had to use the toilet. When i opened the car door to stretch my back, i saw him eating po piah and drinkig coffee at the coffee shop. (Wah lau. at least tactical abit la!!) David Tay also listens to the car camera recording after every days work. If he finds out you have been bad mouthing him when he is not around. He will passive agressively hold back information from you To summarise, avoid learning from him at all costs. There are many better PDI out there. I have no axe to grind with him, but i just wanted to warn other people about him. Just check the reviews below me if you are not convinced Cheers! Chris

Scammed

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
David charge you extra $100 after u passed your TP. bring you the same road for lesson.charged $54 for parking lesson.enrolment $80 and deposit $54 will never get back. Circuit one hour $80.

DAVID TAY TIANG CHONG IS A REAL SCAMMER

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
David Tay WILL NOT GUIDE on TP, he only guide you how to get the car moving, and don't even bother to teach you any techniques or minimum quirememt to pass your TP for example he dont emphasize on safety checks as he will just keep quiet. He will be busy eating, texting, making phone callswhich means that 1/3 of your time would be wasted. Please listen to your karaoke music when you are alone and not TEACHING!!! I pay for my fees not for you to sing bit to guide!!!

SCAMMED BY DAVID TAY TOO

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
i am also another victim of this instructor...he blatantly lied saying that it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO GET PRACTICE IN BBDC circuits..so i only practised once before my exam and another time right before my exam date... and like every other poor student who got scammed, he was always taking breaks, arriving late... and teaches you real basic stuff..and the skills that are to be tested only taught right before the exam!! i was silly enough to take 3 exams and failed all 3 under him - he called to ask me if i was willing to take the 4th time..WHAT A SCAM!!

Scammer alert!

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
David Tay, Toyota Vios Silver SKS 7766Y. Charges $350 for rental of car for exams. Says at first that you can get a refund if you cancel your lesson at least 2 days in advance, but subsequently, changes to say you can only cancel lessons once. At the first lesson, asks you to pay a deposit of $54 in case you cancel lessons. Promises that he will return your money. That is a LIE. Almost couln't get my money back until I decided to bring the case to the police.

Good instructor

★★★★☆
4 5 1
He is very patient and gives a lot of tips.

Patient driving instructor

★★★★★
5 5 1
Mr David was a very patient driving instructor, will write notes about driving for me and explains the steps carefully. Friendly and professional also his parking methods are very useful. Do consider learning from him. He always reminds students for their classes and never once cancelled my class.

Waste money

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Like all ppl said .... Pay extra fucking $18 for a public car park !!! All my friends doesn't need to pay for that ... Eating and toilet wise .. Yeap ! Bingo .. Please share this around .

Terrible instructor

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
Agreed with everything others said about him. He charges a lot more than other instructors, makes you pay extra $18 for lessons with parking involved, goes for breaks every lesson without fail. Rather than take his breaks between his students, he takes them during lessons so that he can take more students per day. Its really quite preposterous. He will go toilet, buy food etc. during lessons. Once he asked me to stop him during a lesson to buy a pencil, and when I said 'can't you buy after class?', he gave a black face and felt offended that I assumed he was trying to skive. Oh yes, and he teaches you basic things over and over again while leaving out important stuff. e.g. he taught me parallel parking a day before the test. When I spoke to another driving instructor about his charges, word got around and he refused to pick up my calls and texts. In conclusion, he's really quite an ass.

DAVID TAY TIANG CHONG

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
Lousy driving instructor. Took me on straight wide roads with no cars for a total of 20 lessons, during which he dozes off most of the lessons. Spends most of the other time boasting of how good he is, and practicing his karaoke singing skills. He is better at cheating your money than teaching your how to drive.

PLEASE DON'T LEARN FROM THIS DAVID TAY

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
HE NOT ONLY DIDN'T TEACH ME NOTHING BUT DRIVING AROUND ON MAIN ROADS, NO CIRCUIT, ATTEMPT U-TURN TWICE, 3 POINT TURN TWICE, AND ONLY ONE CIRCUIT LESSON BEFORE YOUR TP TEST. DURING LESSON, HE WILL BE ON THE PHONE, LISTENING TO HIS KARAOKE, AND I JUST FAILED TODAY NOT BECAUSE I COULDNT PARK OR DRIVE, BUT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T TEACH ME THE BASIC THINGS LIKE CHECKING BLIND SPOT WHEN MAKING LEFT OR RIGHT TURNS OR EVEN BRAKING. HE CHARGES THE SAME EVEN WHEN YOU ARE LATE AND ENDS ON TIME. BUT HE GOES FOR 20 MIN TOILET BREAK. THIS BREAK WILL INCLUDE RINSING HIS MOUTH, EATING HIS FOOD OUTSIDE HIS CAR, AND TONGUE CLEANING. NOT ONCE. NOT TWICE. BUT EVERY SINGLE LESSON. HE WILL TAKE A 10 - 20 MINUTE TOILET BREAK. OF COURSE HE DIDNT PRO RATE MY FEES TO 40MIN. WHAT A DOG. ALTOGETHER, HE CHARGE $54 FOR ONLY ONE HOUR AND MADE ME DRIVE-ONLY FOR 29 LESSONS. OF WHICH, HE DIDN'T EVEN TAKE ME TO THE CIRCUIT. OR LEARN THINGS LIKE U-TURN OR 3 POINT TURNS. I CHECKED WITH OTHERS, PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS NOT ONLY CHARGE MUCH LESS FOR 1.5 HOURS, BUT THEY TAKE ONLY 10 LESSONS BEFORE THEIR PRACTICAL TEST. AND THE CHERRY TO TOP IT ALL OFF IS THAT HIS PASSING RATE IS ONLY 21% WHICH I NEVER QUESTIONED UNTIL TODAY.

Beware

★☆☆☆☆
1 5 1
charge so much.. Student learn so little.. Sleep in the car, talking on the phone non stop. Go for toilet breaks each lesson.. Take student time to buy food.. Prolong lesson so he can earn more $$$ from students. He late for lessons he never pay back.. We late we never ask him to extend.. Guys beware of this David Tay Tiang Chong. Toyota vios. Its for your own good.

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