In the page, I want to share with you a comment from Brina from Melaka.
She wrote a comment on my blog back in 10th March 2016.
She is a new driving student and seems to have some challenges with her current driving instructor in Melaka.
Learning from an impatient driving instructor
Hi, Mr. Yap. Greetings from Malacca.
Thank you for being a dedicated teacher in the driving field.
If only you were my driving instructor, how nice would that be!
Unfortunately, I am not that satisfied with my driving instructor.
Please allow me to vent my frustrations a bit.
I started KPP02 yesterday.
My driving instructor asked me to complete 5 1/2 hours of lesson in one day.
Actually, it was definitely lesser than that. I feel cheated.
Worse still, he did not teach me properly and expected me to know how to drive, even though that was my first time driving.
For example, I did not know that to stop completely, I have to free my gear and pull my handbrake first before releasing my brake.
He seemed frustrated when I did it wrong.
He didn’t explain many things in the first place but expected me to know.
To make it worse, he compared me to other students practising in the same circuit and said that they learned faster than me.
This only contributed to more mental and emotional distress.
Actually, if he is willing to explain to me, I am very eager to learn.
What do you think, Mr. Yap, is it me who is stupid, or he should be more responsible in his teaching?
I really don’t like to talk bad about other people but it seems to me that all he wants is to earn money.
Therefore, I am comtemplating to change my driving instructor.
Is it too late to do so now?
I want to learn KPP03 from another driving instructor.
I think I have to take extra classes for KPP02 too.
I haven’t paid my current instructor for KPP03.
So far, I have only paid to him the fees for KPP01 and KPP02.
If the instructor is from another institute, would I have to pay additional fees?
What if the instructor is from the same institute?
Is there anything that I have to take note of when changing instructor?
If I watch YouTube videos and read driving articles on the Internet, do you think it will help me at least a bit?
On another note, now that S-course and Z-course are added to KPP02, do you have any plans to update your e-book?
Thank you for taking the time to read my comment.
I would really appreciate it if you can reply me. It will mean a lot to me.
My response to Brina
Brina, what you’ve faced is not new.
In fact, it is normal and usual that learners are never satisfied with instructors who teach them.
After all, the prophet is never acceptable in his own country, so the saying goes.
I agree, some of the comments uttered by your instructor were uncalled for, but for sake of you and your instructor’s sake, try to be more understanding.
Remember, changing instructor or for the matter institutes, will incur lots of inconveniences and not to mention additional cost.
I know because I have been in this field for more than 50 years.