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Passed on 9th May, Adam Bennett from Great Barr

Passed on 9th May, Adam Bennett from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 19th February, Jake McMorrow from Great Barr

Passed 19th February, Jake McMorrow from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 15th February, Liam Emanuel from Great Barr

Passed 15th February, Liam Emanuel from Great Barr

"Well Done Liam"...


Passed 15th February, Tommy Smith from Great Barr

Passed 15th February, Tommy Smith from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 12th February, Chirag Parmar from Great Barr

Passed 12th February, Chirag Parmar from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 11th December, Mitchell Prothero from Great Barr

Passed 11th December, Mitchell Prothero from Great Barr

Passed First Time !!...


Passed 22nd November, Michael Donohoe of Great Barr

Passed 22nd November, Michael Donohoe of Great Barr

Passed First Time !!...


Passed 28th June, Luke Ridout is from West Bromwich

Passed 28th June, Luke Ridout is from West Bromwich

Passed First Time !...


Passed 11th June, Bradley Chapman from Boldmere

Passed 11th June, Bradley Chapman from Boldmere

Passed First Time !...


Passed on 16th April, Sam Nellist is from Great Barr

Passed on 16th April, Sam Nellist is from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 22nd March, Chenille Smith from Great Barr

Passed 22nd March, Chenille Smith from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 22nd March, Onyx Butler is from Great Barr

Passed 22nd March, Onyx Butler is from Great Barr

Well Done Only Two Faults !!...


Passed 5th February, Aaron Heys is from Great Barr

Passed 5th February, Aaron Heys is from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 2nd February, Charlie Hawkins from Great Barr

Passed 2nd February, Charlie Hawkins from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 20th December, Stacey Lane from Great Barr

Passed 20th December, Stacey Lane from Great Barr

First Time Pass !!...


Passed 18th December, Dan Lawrence from Great Barr

Passed 18th December, Dan Lawrence from Great Barr

Well Done Only Two Faults...


Private Practice

Parents or partners who can give help with private practice for someone learning to drive can be a massive help, to both us as instructors and for those learning to drive.
The closer you can support us with what we would do as professional instructors, the more likely your child or partner will be successful.


The First Things You to Need to Consider


Before going out with a learner driver you must make sure that you meet the minimum licence requirements. You must be over the age of 21 and have held a full driving licence (for the type of vehicle that you are using) for a minimum of three years.  You must also remember that you are a supervisor with a legal responsibility to your driver and other road users, you are not just a passenger !


Route Planning


It is VITAL in the early stages of learning that you choose routes appropriate to your learners ability, if these are poorly planned then it could lead to the learner making mistakes and becoming frustrated. This can often lead to arguments with the person you are teaching and possibly other drivers.
Inappropriate routes can often lead to lack of motivation and could cause learning to be slow



Take things One Step at a Time


If you find that your learner is stalling a lot when emerging from junctions or in traffic, the likely cause is insufficient practice in quieter areas where there is less pressure. Areas where there is busy traffic, such as school times and rush hour are best avoided until more confidence is gained. You may try to cover too much in the early stages thinking its good motivation, but this may lead to problems later in the training if your learner feels out of their depth. It's more important to Make sure the foundations of basic skills are in place, then success will follow. So Check with your driving instructor that your planned route will be suitable.


What you Say, & How you Say it


Your choice of words could have a big impact on the way your learner responds. So you should try to be precise with your instructions.  Instead of just saying "Slow Down" - Tell them how much to slow down and what speed you are looking for, 20mph for example. Instead of saying "Your to close to the car in front" - Tell them to keep 3 car lenghts back so they have something to measure.


You should bear in mind that actions that you take for granted, can be quite diffilcult for a learner to understand. If you become short tempered and snappy this will make them feel bad and de-motivated.  When a mistake is made, instead of telling them what they did wrong, tell them what they need to do next time to correct the mistake.


When success is achieved tell them how good they were, this will help motivation, build confidence and learn quicker.


Don't Let them be To Fast


When learning to drive pupils generally try to do everything to fast, this is not as in speeding. But they don't allow themselves enough time to do their procedures in good time and correctly. Such as Emerging at junctions are a good example, to begin with the approach speed has got to be no more than an old persons walking pace. It is much better to do it slow and succeed, than to rush and make mistakes. As their confidence and knowledge improves then a progression to a more suitable speed can be introduced
As a supervising driver you must be familiar with the basic Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre process including Position ,Speed, Gear, and Look
This process is fundamental to driving and if not followed could result in difficulties later on

As instructors we may need to spend more time sorting out what mum or dad have done, this can lead to extra time and money. (Hence the reason for this guide)

Finally, you have to accept that your learner May not respond as quickly as you might think to some situations you take for granted, and you will need an abundance of patience





"Dave's Teaching Methods were Excellent & Clearly Explained..."


"I didn't expect to be actually driving myself so quickly but with Dave's Help I was driving, turning corners, and changing gears on my very first driving lesson."

Ryan Owen

"Dave was So Patient, Understanding and Flexible..."


"I was a bit wary to begin with, as my old instructor was female. But as soon as I met Dave I knew we'd get on, he is "Fab", Really Patient, and has a great Sense of Humour, it wasn't like having driving lessons, it was like we were old friends having a chat and a laugh, I Really Enjoyed the Whole Experience."

Becki Hancock

"It's Great, Now I don't have to Rely on Other People..."


"Dave's Teaching Methods were Excellent, Everything seemed So Simple. I wasn't really looking forward to learning to drive because I get so nervous. Dave made my lessons fun and I enjoyed them so much, I couldn't wait for the next."

Rebecca Radford

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