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.
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.
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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Susan was very supportive and kept me calm throughout each lesson. Very helpful. Would recommend to anyone who learning to drive. Thank you Susan
Jeff is a really great instructor and taught me everything I needed to be able to pass my test first time. He’s very friendly and helpful in lessons which had...
My second attempt at learning to drive. This time in an Automatic car 🚗 tutored by the ever patient & charming Andy whose dry ( & slightly sarcastic )! sense...
Nigel is a very good instructor, he is very calm and fair. He reassures you when you’re doing something right and quickly notices when you’re ready to move on.
Sue is an excellent instructor. She was calm, patient and supportive. She made me fell relaxed and comfortable. I passed my test with 3 minor....
I was recommended Alan from my partner, as she had him and felt he was/is very patient and understanding for new drivers. Alan has brought my confidence right back...
Very good instructor and makes you feel relaxed when learning which is very important. I had no driving lessons before and passed with 20 hours of driving. Would highly recommend!...
I really enjoyed my time learning to drive, Pete in an amazing instructor and a lovely person. Would 100% recommend to anyone.
Jeff is such a great driving instructor, he makes every lesson super fun and makes you feel comfortable within your driving. He’s super easy to get along with and I...
Thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Andy. Always made me feel very relaxed. Great sense of humour which is really good if you’re feeling nervous. So happy I have...
I have been driving with AL for around 7 months. He has helped me get very confident in driving and put up with the many mistakes I made. I would...
Nigel is an incredible instructor. Calm, patient and can personalise his teaching approach as he gets to know you better. Nigel worked around my busy work schedule and really understood...
Niger is a great instructor he is very calm always makes you feel good about your progress. Would recommend him to everyone wanting to learn to drive
Nigel is a brilliant instructor. He will always try to find ways to teach in a manner that will suit each person. It was a pleasure to have an instructor...
Rob Edwards AMAZING the BEST instructor .i very slow at learning but he’s very helpful, explain things very good for what I don’t understand he will make sure I understand...