Driving Lessons – Choosing the Right Instructor

Selecting the most appropriate driving instructor is important and can sometimes be somewhat of your minefield.

Possible pupils must obviously ensure that they like the instructor and that the instructor has the right personal qualities for them – for example, anxious drivers are unlikely to do well with an impatient or terse trainer. learning to drive in Chesterfield

Beyond that, however, learners have to be aware of all the little – but important – factors that can make such a difference to how many driving lessons are required to pass a test and hence the whole cost of the driving lessons. A few points to check before booking driving a vehicle lessons are: 

1. What percentage of the lessons is spent being placed in a stationary car learning theory? If 20 minutes away of each hour is spent in stationary learning, then this obviously reduces the practical driving experience gained.

2. How long does each driving lessons last? Some instructors reduce lesson times to 60 minutes to increase their earning power – students should be aware of this practice when assessing the price tag on lessons between different driving schools. At the other extreme, learners should be wary of reserving a three hour lessons if they happen to be only able to concentrate effectively for 60-90 minutes each time – once concentration goes, the potential to learn decreases and the money is squandered. This last point is particularly necessary for those considering an intensive span of lessons (a semi-intensive course where pupils have daily or twice daily lessons often works better).

3. Where do driving lessons start and end? In the event the pupil lives in the country, a sizable portion of each lesson could be spent on quiet country roads rather than on mastering the skills needed to drive in a busy town or city centre.

4. Which kind of car does the driving trainer use? Is it hands-on or programmed and how easy can it be to manoeuvre? Light, sensitive cars can make manoeuvres easier and so reduce the range of driving lessons needed. Clearly, cars with dual-controls supply a necessary safety net when people begin learning.

5. Will the driving trainer follow the same ways each week or will they help keep thorough lesson plans for every single pupil so that they ensure that students have the possibility to follow different highways each week?

6. Will certainly the driving instructor have an intensive knowledge of the local test routes and do they incorporate these routes into each class?

7. Does the trainer incorporate all the types of driving (for example, town centre driving, country driving and dual-carriage-way driving) that the job interview will cover into each idea?

Tracey Satchell owns TLC Driving School covering Thetford and Bury St Edmunds. She is accredited by the DSA to offer both driving lessons and Pass Plus lessons.