Andy has been a driving instructor since 2004. He now specialises in automatic tuition and is passionate about client-centred learning. If gears and clutch are not right for you, for whatever reason, and you’re looking for an instructor who is very understanding and patient, then you are in the right place.
Andy will listen to what you want to get out of your driving. He will then help you achieve your goals in the ways that work best for you. Andy believe that everyone learns in their own ways, rather than the same approach for all. Having an interest in Coaching and Client Centred Learning, he qualified with a BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Driver Coaching. This way of learning puts you at the centre of what and how you learn. It will make you a safer driver, more able to make your own decisions after your test.
Andy has also successfully completed the Mobility Course with QEF. This has given him an in depth knowledge of adaptations and techniques to be used to enable people with a variety of disabilities to be successful at driving.
Before becoming an instructor Andy worked in the IT industry. During this time he enjoyed meeting and communicating with people at all levels. His work included running training courses and helping people solve problems and this experience has helped him greatly with Driver Training. Andy looks forward to meeting each and every pupil.
Before moving to Dorset Susan lived and taught in South-West London. She now lives in Boscombe with her three children, her partner and a Dalmatian. Susan operates as a female automatic driving instructor. She covers the areas of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole – a wide area, because she can’t say “no”, when asked nicely.
Susan has also successfully completed the Mobility Course with QEF. This has given her an in depth knowledge of adaptations and techniques to be used to enable people with a variety of disabilities to be successful at driving.
Sues motoring career started when she marshalled at various motorbike events from club races to GPs. When occasionally asked if she’d ever get scared when teaching, Sue likes to reply that “nothing is as scary as a riderless motorbike hurtling towards you with only a straw bale (or another marshal) for protection!” In other words, Sue is still looking for the student who’d give her a challenge ;).
Apart from that, Sue loves teaching in Dorset as the roads are so varied compared to South London roads. Please ask for Sue if you want lessons that are fun and in a relaxed atmosphere.
YES! Driving School have 2 Instructors who specialise in Mobility lessons. They have successfully completed the Mobility Course with QEF. This course has given them an in-depth knowledge of vehicle adaptations and modifications available. Our Instructors have also learned techniques to enable people with a variety of disabilities to be successful at driving.
We have modified one of our automatic cars for to cater for various disabilities. The simple steering ball and lollipop can be used with either hand and, as you can see in the video, the left foot accelerator is an easy adaptation.
After talking with your instructor, it may be possible to take lessons in your own adapted car.
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Such an awesome instructor Alan. He made me feel I had the confidence to do what I needed to to pass my theory even through i didnt and then my...
Such an awesome instructor. Never late to any of the lessons and made them very enjoyable and fun. Great to drive with as he’s as good a laugh as an...
I passed my driving test today thanks to Donna!. She was extremely patient and understanding as I suffered really bad with nerves. She made learning to drive fun with her...
Alan is a brilliant driving instructor I passed my test today! He is very calm and patient, I really enjoyed learning to drive with him. Totally recommend 🙂
Al was very great instructor. Very friendly, calming. And after 4 lessons with him and his instructor I passed with 0 faults. Thank you Al
Good teacher easy to chat to help me through my theory overall really nice guy
Andy is an absolutely brilliant driving instructor. He’s patient and calm and has a great way of explaining things. He also has a fab sense of humour which eased my...
Jeff was a great instructor! Had a lot of patience with me and gave me a lot of confidence when driving, especially with my anxiety. We always had a good...
Great driving experience with great instructor.
Always on time for lessons , patient, calm very professional and friendly at the same time. Thanks Al for your great support and for...
I would like to start off by saying how grateful I am to my instrutor Donna. After many failed attempts with other instructors and driving schools, Donna made me feel...
I passed my test 2 days ago🙂
Thanks Andy for all your hard work!
Your teaching was excellent, I enjoyed every single lesson.
I would reccomend you to anybody who...
Nigel is a quality driving instructor. He has a calm temperament, making it easy for me to perform well when driving. I feel I have improved greatly since driving with...
Alan was a fantastic instructor who helped me reached the level of standard required for the test, making sure that I had the knowledge and experience to drive safely not...
Had first lesson today, and as a nervous person, I was made to feel at ease from the start. Very professional calm, helpful and good at his job. I would...
I started from the beginning and Mark was really patient with my driving and a really good instructor to talk to and learn from.
10 points from me to the...