If you are looking for driving lessons, it is really useful to plan in advance, to consider different driving instructors, explore your options and choose an instructor who really suits your needs. Ideally, it’s best to engage with and start building your relationship with your chosen driving instructor well before a start date (meeting before the first lesson, if possible, so that you can be sure that he/she is the right instructor for you and you can both start preparing for that first lesson). However, in my experience, people who want to start driving lessons often only contact a driving instructor in the week that they actually want to start their lessons. This means that people who want to start their lessons NOW often end up with a driving instructor who has availability NOW rather than their preferred instructor. In reality, most good driving instructors will have full diaries and availability only generally occurs when an existing learner passes their test. For example, my own diary for lessons at the weekend is currently completely full. A slot will only become available when one of those learners passes their test (and I already have two people on a waiting list for lessons at the weekend).
When choosing a driving instructor,you may have a range of requirements e.g. the type of car, the location of the driving instructor, the driving instructor’s familiarity with your area/experience of a particular test area, their pass rate as well as having availability when you are available for lessons (in addition to cost of lessons). Beyond all that, do consider that you could be spending up to 40-50 hours learning to drive in a car with someone you’ve probably never met, so it is really important that you feel comfortable with your chosen instructor and feel that you’ll get on. As a driving instructor, I like to explore your requirements in detail (such as understanding what stage of driving you are at (e.g. a complete beginner or someone who has already had some driving lessons), how you learn, how you react to situations out of your comfort zone, your motivations for learning to drive, all of which help me adapt my teaching style so that it is tailored to you as an individual. With this in mind, and because I always find it useful to meet and chat before a first lesson, I offer a Free Introductory Meeting.
If you would like to consider me as your driving instructor in Nottingham and feel that discussing your requirements in more detail would help, please complete the contact form or call me (or send me a text message) today on 0798 011 1234.
Congratulations Krupa on passing your test today at Colwick (proving that Friday 13th is not an unlucky day!). As you only had a few lessons with me before taking your test today and were already a super driver before I met you, I can take no credit for your success today but I have thoroughly enjoyed supporting you and gently fine tuning your driving skills, while getting to know you at the same time. Well done and now show everyone else what a great driver you are!
Dear Martin, thanks you for helping, tweaking and boosting my confidence whilst staying calm and encouraging whilst driving. You are a very good genuine instructor that has made me enjoy driving, thank you loads! Krupa x
Well done Sandy on passing your practical test today at Beeston Test Centre today. I’ve really enjoyed teaching you and supporting you from being a complete beginner a few months ago to passing your test today (at your first attempt) with only a few minor faults. I will miss my twice weekly lessons with you but you are now clearly ready to enjoy driving without me by your side and I hope you have lots of fun driving when you get a car.
Congratulations Geena on a well deserved pass today (at Beeston Test Centre). Passing at your first attempt with just one minor fault is a great achievement that not only demonstrates what a good driver you’ve become in a relatively short space of time but also shows how determined and focussed you were at making progress through your course of lessons. Well done Geena and I look forward to seeing you for a Pass Plus course.
I am so grateful for your time and will be in touch for Pass Plus! Thanks again. It’s been a pleasure learning with you