Tom Holdsworth

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About Tom

Tom enjoys the wide variety of different people he meets as a driving instructor in Christchurch and working with them to find the very best way for them to learn. He naturally puts his pupils at ease and he knows that learning works best when the pupil is happy and interested. For this reason, Tom encourages pupils to put the right mix of skills and topics into a lesson to keep it interesting throughout. Tom takes pride in adapting his lessons to the performance of the pupil on the day. He understands that pupils will learn some skills faster than others and continuously adjusts the pace of the lesson to suit them.  He specially enjoys the point at the end of a lesson when a student can look back and see the improvements they have made.

Transferring knowledge and skill

Tom moved to the area from the Lake District more than 20 years ago, from a beautiful (but rainy) part of the country to another beautiful part of the country where it rains much less. He has spent much of that time working in large corporations which had strong focus on developing people skills. He often led training sessions both for groups and individuals.  Tom is now experienced at using as many techniques as possible to transfer knowledge and skills. Combine that with his long held interest in motoring (but don’t expect him to be excited by anything made after 1980) and becoming a driving instructor in Christchurch was an obvious career choice.

His two kids have reached the age when they are still at home but never around, and are really looking forwards to free driving lessons!  In his free time Tom really enjoys coaching the juniors at a local kayak club and exploring this lovely part of the country.  He enjoys paddling his sea kayak along the Jurassic coast or peddling his bike around the new forest. He enjoys playing Bridge too.

Tom has recently completed his Instructional training with our Director of Training and successfully completed the final qualifying exam.

Areas Covered

  • Ashley Heath/St Leonards
  • Bearwood
  • Boscombe
  • Bournemouth
  • Branksome
  • Branksome Park
  • Charminster
  • Christchurch
  • East Howe
  • Ensbury Park
  • Highcliffe
  • Hurn
  • Iford
  • Kinson
  • Littledown
  • Moordown
  • New Milton
  • Northbourne
  • Parley
  • Pokesdown
  • Poole
  • Ringwood
  • Southbourne
  • Westbourne

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Tom's most recent testimonials - Leave a review!

I worked with Tom to pass my test after not having a lesson for many years. In my first session Tom explained what I could expect from him and what he expects from me. We then analysed my driving ability. at the end of the first session we looked at timeframes and agreed a realistic target date to pass.

Over the few months I was with Tom he taught me a lot about driving in order to pass the test and more importantly driving safely in the real world. Tom is friendly and fun to be around. Tom allowed me the freedom to make my own mistakes (when safe to do so!) and use them to discuss and learn from. I’m happy to say I passed first time, well before my target pass date, and thanks to Toms teaching methods I’ve driven safely and confidently for the past few months.

Many thanks Tom!

Gary from Bournemouth , 13th April 2020

Instructor: Tom Holdsworth

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Lessons have been suspended until Thursday 3rd December.

The Govt and DVSA have once again suspended all lessons and tests due to the national lockdown in England.

As December 3rd approaches, assuming that no further restrictions are imposed, our instructors will contact all current pupils to confirm lesson times and date.

New pupils should hit the BOOK NOW button and one of the team will contact you.

Mouth coverings may be worn with agreement between instructor and learner. Your instructor will provide a hand sanitiser and you are encouraged to keep your window open or keep air circulation high.

The car will be sanitised before and after each lesson.

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