If you are looking to pass your practical driving exam in Singapore, you will probably need to pass your BTT and FTT first. Although you could technically apply for a valid provisional driving license after passing your basic theory driving test and start taking driving lessons, take note that your PDL will only last for 6 months and because waiting for the practical Singapore traffic police driving test takes about 1 to 2 months from booking, This means that you definitely need to pass your final theory test and practical driving test in Singapore on your very first attempt for both or you would need to renew your PDL. Of course, it is also highly likely you can achieve that if you study and memorize the details for the final theory test and take driving lessons from a good private driving instructor Singapore.
After that you need to get your PDL and then look for a qualified driving instructor. But how should you decide on one and should you get a school one or a private one?
First of all, private driving instructor Singapore are definitely much more experienced than the instructors at schools because they have hands-on experience for mostly more than 20 to 30 years. They thus have lots of experience and their own teaching style for driving as well.
Secondly, private driving teachers usually are less structured (generally speaking) and may or may not have a structured curriculum and some of them go with sheer experience. If you prefer a structured manner, then schools would be the better choice for you.
Prices are definitely much cheaper for private. Even the most expensive private tutors are way cheaper than a regular school tutor.
Priority and speed in booking for the exam is given to school students, other students might have to usually wait longer for their exam slot to take place.