How to choose a
Choosing the right instructor
Choosing the right driving instructor can be difficult, however, it is something that should be taken into
account when choose a driving school. Your instructor should put you at your ease, be patient and be able to
clearly explain things.
Getting on well and having a good rapport with your instructor not only makes your lessons more enjoyable,
you will often progress more quickly too. This also saves you money! So the cheapest lessons may not always
offer the best value in the run.
Give the school a ring and speak to the instructor, with most schools, if you have a preference you will be able
to choose either a male or female instructor.
Most instructors will help to put you at your ease but if you are nervous about driving, then taking time to find
the right instructor is even more important. A good instructor will help to build your confidence and ability.
It’s important to check that the school can provide :-
ü lessons that are tailored to the way you learn
ü can you book lessons that fit in with your schedule
ü pick up and drop off from convenient locations
ü the instructor should be up to date on the latest test routes and do they incorporate these into lessons
ü lessons routes should vary to give you experience of different situations eg town centre driving, rural
routes, roundabouts etc
ü find out if the lessons will be shared
ü can you book longer lessons?
Manual or Automatic
Some students find learning to drive harder than others, if you are especially struggling with the gears or are
very nervous there is another option, an automatic car.
An automatic car allows you to learn to drive without the stress of gears, which makes for a much less stressful
experience. You don’t have to worry about stalling you can concentrate on driving. This often means that
students learning in automatic cars pass their tests quicker.
Passing your test in an automatic car means that you can only drive automatic cars, but there are now ma