Can I ask for discounts for skating (or cycling) lessons?
The prices are fixed and NOT negotiable. After comparing the rates, transportation cost, traveling times and convenience, if you still think someones are offering better deal, please go ahead and book their classes. Do not come to me with your own equations and request for discounts.
How can I trust you after I have made the full payment?
Frankly speaking, I have no idea how can I convince you. I can only say that I have been coaching since 2003 and have more than 1500 private skating and cycling students as on April 2018. All payments are collected up front or when we met for first lesson. You may want to pay by internet banking (PayNow, PayLah) or cheque (payable to AW SENG POH) so that the transaction is recorded in your bank account.
Do I need to make a deposit when I book your slots?
You don’t have to make any transactions prior to the class starts. You only pay when we meet up for class.
Can you come to my place to teach?
Basically, I can go anywhere in Singapore to teach as long I don’t have to use my passport. If students want to have lessons in Sentosa, the students will have to pay for my entrance and parking fees.
Will I be able to skate when I have completed the package?
I won’t be able to assure you will be able to skate independently after my lessons. Learning is mutual and it depends on many factors. If there is a skating coach / school can guarantee you will be able skate after their lessons. Go sign up with them. Make sure their honour their words and refund unconditionally if they fail.
Can I join your existing classes?
All my groups are private classes formed by each individual groups. No joining of existing classes are allowed. You have to start your own class.
Are skates and safety gears provided?
No. I don’t have an inventory of skates and safety gears for students. However, students can rent skates and safety gears at East Coast Park.
Can skating help me to loose weight?
By just doing sport, be it skating or running, alone will NOT help you to loose weight. You need to combine sport and planned diet to burn more carbo than consume.
Other skating schools’ lessons are 1.5hrs per session. Why is yours only 1hr?
I asked some of my students whether they preferred 1 or 1.5 hours. Nearly all replied that 1hr was just fine as my classes were small, and I always gave precise instructions and pin-point solutions. They would rather have quality than quantity sessions. My sessions are exhausting, like an hour of personal training. Some students actually called for stop before the full one hour.
I know your 1 session is 1hr. However can I request to do 2hr (2 lessons) per session?
If you think you are fit to sustain 2 consecutive hrs, or 2 lessons per session, we can do that.
Can you do classes in the morning or afternoon on weekdays?
I don’t coach on weekday morning and afternoon. I have a full time job. Coaching skating and cycling is my passion and I enjoy it. View my available slots for my availability.
Do I have to complete the program within a certain period?
No, you don’t have to. I do not set time frame and expiry dates for the program.
I had sent my booking form some days ago but there was no reply from you?
An auto generated acknowledgement email will be sent to you immediately after your submission. And within 2 days, I will personally reply to all booking and enquiry. If you have not received my replies, please check the spam folder.
Can I transfer the unfinished slots to someone?
Yes, I allow students to find replacements if they can’t continue deal to some unexpected reasons.
Where can I buy skates and safety gears?
I can send you a list of skate shops I know.
我可以尽我所能, 不过有一些技术术语将会用英语表达 .
I am a beginner and have never skated before. Shall I take 4 or 8 lessons?
It depends on what you want to achieve from my program. I have outlined each package’s curriculum. You can take a look. You can always start with 4 lessons. If you think you want to continue after 4 lessons, you can sign up another package.
I am afraid of falling. Do you have a method that I will not fall?
If I say I have a no-falling method, will you actually believe me? Instead, come to my class with safety gears and learn to fall safely.
I want to book 4 lessons but my working hour is erratic. Can I confirm the first lesson first and book the remaining slots later.
Yes, you can attend lesson first and book the remaining slots as we go on.
I have a group of 7 people want to learnt. But you only take maximum 6 students per group. It there a way to resolve?
I will advise you to break the group into 2. You can arrange the 2 groups to take lesson one after another. However, please note the rates is charged according to the class size.
Will there be any make up lesson if I can’t attend lesson deal to weather, work commitment or sick?
Yes, there will be. However you will need to to inform me at least 2 hours prior to the lesson. For group class, if one student can’t attend, I will recommend the whole class reschedule the affected slot. This is because if the lesson continues, there will be no make-up lesson for the absentee.
What do I need to prepare for the lessons?
Students will need to get their own rollerblades and safety gears. Bring along some drinking water.
My kid is 3 years old. Can he learn from you?
Personally, I don’t coach kids who are less than 4 years old. Reasons being they are too young to understand instructions and their legs’ muscles are still weak. Parents will also have hard time to find small skates and safety gears for them.
I am not sure whether my kid will continue the lessons, will there be any trials?
Student can sign up for the One Time Trial and pay the respective rate. If student decide to continue after the trial, student will just need to top up the balance. more details.
As kids grow fast, shall I get a bigger pair of blades?
Actually there are kid skates which are extendable.
Where are the locations you conduct your classes?
Students have the benefit to decide where they want to have the lessons. Classes can be conducted near to the students’ houses and offices. This will save the transportation costs and times of the students.
Do you have class schedule, and how can I book?
You can check my available slots. Submit the dates and times of your preferences. I will get back to you to confirm the class.
How many students do you need to start a class?
You can do a 1-to-1 class or gather a group of friends to start a class. However please note that different class size will have different per pax rates.
I am completely new to skating, how many lessons do I need in order to skate?
There is no definite answer. Some students pick up faster while some slower. It depends on many factors on the students. However, from personal observation of average students from my class, students are able to stride, glide, (A-frame) turn and (heel-brake) stop by lesson 4.
My friend and I are interested to learn skating but we stay in different areas. Where will you conduct the class?
We can have lessons at one of the students’ place or a third place where we all can compromise.
I want to sign up intermediate lessons but my friend want to sign up beginner level. Can you teach different levels in same class?
Yes, my lessons are very flexible. I can teach different skills in same class.
I want to sign up for the intermediate class but I already know some of the skills. Can I learn something else?
Yes, you can. However certain skills may require you to have good fundamental techniques. Thus requests will be treated case-by-case.
Will I able to do ice skating after I learn to rollerblade?
Sure you can. Rollerblading and ice skating use same methods to stride and glide.
Do you conduct classes for companies and schools?
No, I don’t conduct classes for companies and schools. I prefer small private classes which give me more freedom and no red-tapes.
Do you coach slides and slaloms?
I don’t coach slides and slalom. You can view “Levels & Skills” for what I coach.
Do you give certifications after the course?
No, I don’t hold such graduation ceremony.