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Driving schools in West Dulwich offer different driving packages to students. Considering how important learning to drive is, you want to make sure that you get the best education while at it. Fortunately, with so many driving schools now available, it should be easier for you to choose a school that has potential in creating a good driver out of you. Always choose the best driving school who offer a pass promise

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West Dulwich Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor

Many people think that choosing a driving instructor is easy but making the right choice when deciding on an instructor is one of the most important stages of learning to drive. There are a lot of things you have to think about when choosing the right instructor and hopefully this article will point you in the right direction. Here are our top tips to picking the correct driving instructor:

1. Ensure your driving instructor is fully qualified.

Before you start your first driving lesson with your instructor make sure that they are a fully approved driving instructor, also known as an ADI. To check that your instructor is fully qualified, have a quick look in the front windscreen of their car, if there's a green badge then they are fully qualified. If there isn't a green badge in the windscreen just simply ask them to show it to you. If when you look in the instructor's windscreen there is a pink badge this means that the instructor is only a trainee.

2. Ensure your driving instructor has a good pass rate.

Before learning to drive, ask your instructor what his/her pass rate is. This will give you indications of how successful past students have been with this driving instructor. The current national average for students successfully passing their driving test is 42%, so ensure your driving instructors pass rate reflects this.

3. Use personal recommendations.

Most people have positive experiences when learning to drive if they have been recommended a driving instructor by a friend or family member. When thinking about commencing your driving lessons ask your close friends and family members if they know of an instructor they would recommend.

4. Ask your driving instructor what grade they are.

When a driving instructor becomes qualified they must pass three-part examination to qualify, they have to reach and maintain high standards set by the Driving Standards Agency. Once they qualify they are given a grade based on their driving examination, if they have been given a grade 4 this means they are operating at a competent level. A grade 5 indicates that they are of a good standard and a grade 6 which is held by less than 10% of the country indicates that they are of a very high standard.

5. Make sure you shop around.

When you are looking to start your driving lessons, don't just choose the first instructor you set your eyes on. Make sure you shop around and have a good look at other instructors and schools in your area to make sure you make the right choice. Remember that you only plan to learn to drive once.

6. Make sure you have thought about any special preferences.

If you have any special preferences with regards to your driving lessons ensure you have thought about them before commencing lessons with an instructor or driving school, for example some females wish to have female only instructors.

7. Read Reviews.

Most people are unaware that you can read reviews on specific driving instructors or driving schools online. Do a quick Google search for your possible instructor or school and see what appears, some websites such as Google maps for example do offer the chance for students to write reviews on their instructors. Once you have passed your test ensure that you leave your instructor or driving school a review to ensure the next student has a good understanding of the instructor and what they are like.

8. Don't forget your theory test.

People often forget about the theory test before commencing their practical driving lessons, the fact of the matter is that if you learn your theory while learning to drive it makes it that much easier. So if you have not yet passed your theory test and intend to do so while conducting your practical driving lessons ask your driving instructor or driving school if they offer assistance.

9. Remember you are paying for a service.

If for whatever reason you have started driving lessons with an instructor then decide you wish to change instructor, it is in your rights to be able to do so.

10. Ask important questions.

Finally before your driving lessons commence even if you believe you have found your ideal instructor ask important questions, to ensure you know the ins and outs such as:

-How much notice do I need to give before cancelling a lesson? -What make/model of car do you use on your lessons? -Do you work weekends? -Can I picked up and dropped off in different locations? -Which test centre do you use? -How much do you charge?

By asking these questions you can put your mind at ease and enjoy your driving lessons.

Choosing your driving school or instructor is a tough decision and you shouldn't take it lightly, but hopefully these ten tips will set you on the right path to learning to drive! http://www.drivingschool-croydon.co.uk

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How Driving Lessons Can save you Money

Before going on your first driving lesson you need a number of things to start. These things are essential and without them you won't be successful in starting your driving tuition.

First your provisional driving licence. No qualified instructor should take a pupil on their first lesson until they see a provisional licence, as it is an essential document you need to be road legal. It is very easy to apply for your provisional but it can take up to two weeks to arrive so make sure you send it off well in advance to starting. You will also need it for your driving theory test, and the practical test so it is an essential document to have when learning how to drive. Being prepared and knowing you need a provisional before you book your driving lessons is important and without this knowledge you will be held back from continuing.

This may be stating the obvious but you need money to start your driving lessons. If you are paying as you go for your lessons then each one you go on you must take the money for that lesson. Some companies do offer block bookings, in which case you will pay for a block of lessons in advance, which may suit some better if you don't always have the cash with you.

You don't need to get your own insurance or pay for fuel as this is included in the lesson price. On your driving tuition you are covered under your instructor's insurance, therefore there is no need for you to get your own.

As well as the right physical objects you need to start your lessons, you also need certain mental attributes, such as the intention to continue. If you have no intention to continue to take driving lessons it's a waste of your time and money starting. Pupils start with good intentions but if they are not 100% committed it is a waste of their time and money even starting.

You also need the time to be taking driving lessons. If you have a busy schedule and don't have much spare time then it is probably better you not starting, as you will start cancelling your lessons, and again, wasting your money!

Pick a time in your life when you have at least a couple of hours a week spare guaranteed, and start then.

This is all you need to start your driving lessons! It is a very simple process to start, you just need the right information. Direct Drive are helping pupils pass their test on a daily basis. Taking driving lessons with Direct Drive will make sure that you pass your driving test and become a safe driver in Croydon

Not only do they offer outstanding tuition but they also give information on driving lessons Leeds by writing articles to inform all their learner drivers on things to do, hints and tips both before and after passing their driving test.

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West Dulwich Local Driving Schools

Driving schools in West Dulwich offer different driving packages to students. Considering how important learning to drive is, you want to make sure that you get the best education while at it. Fortunately, with so many driving schools now available, it should be easier for you to choose a school that has potential in creating a good driver out of you. Always choose the best driving school who offer a pass promise

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West Dulwich Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor

Recently I've been seeing more and more new driving schools appear in my area advertising cheap driving lessons with a variety of special deals. Offers such as '10 lessons for £99', '5 hours for £55' and '4 hours for £44' are appearing with increasing regularity. But is the customer really getting value for money? Personally I know that I could never operate my business offering such deals - it would barely cover my overheads - and I wouldn't want my business associated with anything 'cheap' anyway - so how are other driving schools achieving it?

Are you getting value for money?

Now I obviously can't speak about every driving school out there offering these deals but from the many stories I've heard the general answer is NO for a variety of reasons:

Sitting on the side of the road for most of the lesson. I often hear tales from pupils who have come to me from other driving schools that they would spend most of their lessons parked up in the car going over theory rather than getting in valuable practical work. This is a way that driving schools can cut costs - less fuel used and less wear and tear on their car. I once heard a story that a driving school in the area carried out a 2 hour highway code lesson with their pupils!

Tying on from the first point, less practical work on lessons is going to result in a decreased progress in the pupils driving skills. If you're sitting about for half of every lesson not actually driving then it's going to take you twice as long to get to test standard. So that '10 lessons for £99' deal looks good on the surface, but if it's going to take you double the lessons it would at a established and reputable driving school is it really a decent saving?

The initial offer will only be a one off and can include some terms and conditions. Once you've had your deal, the lesson price will go back to the driving school's standard prices. The terms and conditions on a '10 hours for £99' for example can typically be something like 3 hours to be held back for test day lesson. That would tie you to the driving school - you get your first 7 hours and then MUST stay with the driving school until your test to get the other 3 hours - something you might not want to do if you're not happy with the instruction being given to you.

So let's do a case study. John decides he wants some good quality driving lessons with a company that have good customer testimonials and some great recommendations. They charge £210 for 10 hours with the first hour free so the pupil can meet the instructor before making any further commitments. Typically this driving school will have a pupil ready for test at around 30 hours - therefore John will spend a total of £630 to pass his test.

James decides he wants to go for cheap driving lessons. He finds a random company online doing a '10 hours for £99' deal. However, due to the driving schools ways of cutting costs it takes James 50 hours to pass. The final 40 hours were also at the standard price of £200 for 10 hours. Also James wasn't particularly happy with his instructor but 3 hours was reserved for his test day so he didn't want to lose that. In total James had to pay £899 compared to John who paid £630. Also John managed it in around 4 months compared to James who took 7 months due to the extra lessons.

These cheap deals can look too good to be true and often are so beware. I think it's much better to choose a school on reputation, testimonials and recommendations rather than price - there's probably a good reason why one school can charge a lot more than another - you generally get what you pay for in this life!!

Jody Thomas, a Grade 6 DSA approved driving instructor and fleet trainer, runs the Jody Direct Drive in Croydon which offers top quality driving lessons to people of all ages and specializes in nervous pupils. For more information click Croydon Driving Instructor

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Some Advice when searching for your Driving Instructor - Please remember that often paying less you will get less

I have detailed here what I feel are the top ten qualities your Driving Instructor should demonstrate so as to ensure that your Driving Lessons are a success.

1. Patience: - I think that it is imperative that your instructor is patient with you, you will need somebody that can put up with the mistakes that you will inevitably make whilst learning to drive.

2. Reliability: - Please note that your Instructor is not your friend. You should expect your instructor to arrive on time, in a suitable vehicle and in a reasonable frame of mind for your lesson.

3. Punctuality: - is a very important quality for your instructor to have, of course you want a full Driving Lesson. It is very frustrating if your instructor constantly arrives late for your lessons. (I experienced this first hand many years ago)

4. Honesty: - Naturally you will want to save some money so you will in some cases pay for lessons in advance. You must be able to trust your instructor to deliver those lessons once you have paid for them.

5. Opinionated: - Dictionary definition is being, 'obstinate, fixed in your opinions'. This is clearly a positive type of character for an approved Driving Instructor. There is no value to having an instructor who changes their mind all the time and at the end of each lesson when you are being given the low-down on your mistakes in that lesson by your instructor, you need to have open and honest feedback as to what your stronger areas skills are and where you make your worst errors. These lessons are not a democracy. You are here to learn to drive.

6. Diplomacy: - It is important that your Instructor offers you a good balance during your lessons; if they continually upset you during the course of your tuition you will feel unhappy and frustrated. You should have positive reinforcement and encouragement throughout you course of your lessons with them.

7. Studiousness: - A good teacher is always on the lookout for ways to improve their own performance. Including; better or just different ways to explain things to you by way of totally new approaches to age old problems. This is an evolving subject area where you and your Driving Instructor will learn some things together.

8. Restraint: - Your Driving Instructor has to demonstrate this. You are young and clever and your Driving Instructor knows nothing, you know more than he or she. Your Driving Instructors opinions on things other than your Driving Lessons and you learning to Drive, do not matter

9. Self control: - Your instructor has dual controls, they should not keep their feet twitching above them all the time as this will unsettle you and make you feel that you are having wasted Driving Lesson. Caution is good but they should not overdo it.

10. Discipline: - Your Driving Instructor should demonstrate a level of personal discipline in making certain that they and the car are always ready for your Driving Lessons. They should show professional discipline by making sure that they always give you the best quality Driving Instruction they can give you even when they don't feel like it no matter how good the reason. You have after all paid a lot of money for these lessons.

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