Learning to drive is a daunting process for most; however this can be exacerbated if you do not have the right driving instructor at your side. Whilst you may think that any instructor will be as appropriate as the next, your likelihood of progress within your lessons, and therefore your road to eventual success in your test, depends greatly upon if your instructor is suitable for you.
Here are some tips to help you find the best driving instructor for you;
– At the end of each lesson, review the lesson yourself, and see if you feel you have made much progress today – if several lessons with one instructor pass without a noticeable improvement in your driving skill, this could well be due to the instructor’s lack of aptitude more than your own. Start considering if the instructor is right for you.
– Do you enjoy your lessons? Whilst the aim of driving lessons is to get you on the road, it can never hurt to enjoy yourself along the way. Research shows that students who enjoy learning have a much quicker learning time frame than those who have a negative view of their education. This can mean anything from having a laugh and joke with your instructor to simply considering them a good teacher – but enjoyment is vital.
– Don’t be afraid to shop around – Some students can spend up to £1000 or more on driving lessons- this is your money, and if you feel that you’re not getting your money’s worth, you are in no obligation whatsoever to stick with one instructor. Whilst it would be preferable to have the stability of one constant instructor, if you feel they are not right for you, then you are more than welcome to move on to another instructor.
Finding the right instructor is a vital part of learning to drive- make sure you choose carefully!