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.
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.
Malgorzata (Margaret) originally comes from Poland. In 2004 she came with her friend to Bournemouth for a short holiday. She fell in love with Dorset and decided to stay for little longer. 15 years later she’s still here and after 2 years of working as a female driving instructor in Bournemouth with a different company, she found the way to join the YES! Driving School family. After meeting with Ruedi and Pete, she believes that YES! Driving School is professional and very friendly.
Margaret qualified as a driving instructor in 2017. After working for many years in hotel industry where she was leading people at work and dealing with lots of issues, Margaret built a great understanding of how different and unique individuals are.
Becoming a female driving instructor in Bournemouth and helping people achieving goals has quickly become a passion for Margaret. She believes that by working together as a team with her pupils, they can build confidence, rationalise fears, and create an understanding of road safety. Margaret enjoys teaching life skills and making the lessons as much enjoyable as possible.
Margaret believes that patience is the key. Pupils need to manage their expectations and not put too much pressure on themselves. She achieves this by putting a sprinkling of fun into every lesson.
Teaching has become Margaret’s new passion in life and the only reason stopping her spending 7 days a week on the road is her two beautiful children. She loves to spend time playing with them, cycling, swimming and exploring new places. However, as a good mother she also makes sure that homework is done before the fun time.
This pleasure of teaching, like nothing before, brings joy and satisfaction to Margaret’s life; she doesn’t think that she will ever get bored. She has developed a hunger to get some more experience in different areas of driving.
Margaret loves to drive around looking for new challenges on the road so will always find you some new driving routes appropriate to you level of experience and ability.
Margaret is a professional, compassionate and diligent individual, so if you are looking for a hard working, funny and efficient instructor ask for Margaret.
Jeff has been an ADI since 2009. He started out part-time until he realised that he had a real flair for instruction. Jeff then left his job in insurance and became a full-time, professional and patient instructor in Bournemouth. He decided to join YES! Driving School because of the good reputation the company has and the high expectations they require from their instructors.
Jeff always enjoys driving and the challenges it can bring, which is why he enjoys sharing his skills. He understands the worries and concerns of some new drivers. He empathises with a pupil who has anxieties and low confidence for example. Jeff likes to make lessons fun and relaxed to build confidence with his pupils. If a pupil has a particular learning style or requirement, Jeff is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that these are met. Jeff comes across as a patient and professional personality who also loves to laugh. His main aim is to produce safe drivers who are prepared for life on the road.
During his free time he likes spending time walking his NINE dogs, relaxing with a film, and the occasional meal out with his wife.
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.
Rob began his driving instruction career in 2009 and established himself as an excellent manual instructor. In 2011 he decided to turn his hand as an Automatic Instructor in Bournemouth and he has continued his success with YES! Driving School.
In his previous careers Rob spent 10 years working as a stonemason restoring and conserving historic buildings around the UK. Attention to detail was an integral part of his work. This is a skill that he has continued to develop with pupils. He worked his way up the career ladder to become a site manager within the same field where he stayed for a further 4 years. Beyond this Rob worked in IT for 5 years as a systems analyst, monitoring worldwide computer systems for a large bank where once again attention to detail and fault analysis were key skills.
With an excellent pass rate you can be sure of first class training to a very high standard, coupled with the ability to put even the most nervous people at ease. “I tailor my lessons to suit each individual pupil and their specific needs. They could be a complete novice or a qualified driver looking for a refresher course. Or a newly qualified driver wanting to take some motorway training, I’m happy to help!”
Based in Throop, Rob is a fantastic automatic instructor in Bournemouth and all surrounding areas. He recently cruised through his Standards Check with a superb Grade ‘A’.
Rob has a passion for all things relating to cars and motoring. He may be what you would call a true petrolhead, and is always keen to help people become confident and most importantly safe drivers.
In his free time Rob enjoys a bit of DIY, playing guitar. He also enjoys walks with Jeff the Boxer dog, and growing and eating super hot chilli peppers. He is happy to share if that is to your taste. 🙂
You can learn to drive in Christchurch with YES! Driving School! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Christchurch. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Christchurch with peace of mind knowing you are with a fully qualified, DVSA approved & DIA registered driving instructor. We welcome anxious and nervous pupils and our experienced instructors will transform you overtime into a safe and confident driver!
Book your lessons any time, 7days / week – you won’t be disappointed!
To book your driving course, please contact us by using the contact form to email us. Alternatively give us a call to talk to one of our friendly Christchurch Driving Instructors on 0330 330 7717 or send us a text: 078 6225 9400.
Your YES! Driving School standard rate lessons start from as little as £28/hour! You can visit the Prices page to get more information on pricing, depending on the type of driving lesson you require. Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from home, school, work or any other place convenient for you.
Christchurch is a borough and town in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England. The town adjoins Bournemouth in the west and the New Forest lies to the east. Historically in Hampshire, it joined Dorset with the reorganisation of local government in 1974 and is the most easterly borough in the county. It covers an area of 19.5 square miles (51 km2), with a population of approximately 45,000. This makes it the fourth most populous town in the county.
The town’s harbour, beaches, nature reserves and historically important buildings have made Christchurch a popular tourist destination attracting some 1.5 million visitors a year.
I adored learning with Jeff and I genuinely miss having his witty chat in the passenger seat now that I’m on the road alone. Thanks to Jeff’s calm but firm...
I highly recommend Pete he has really helped me grow in confidence on the road and I have really enjoyed learning to drive with him. Couldn’t have asked for a...
Freedom and I recommend yes and Mark 💯 to anyone good training throughout thank you !!!!
10/10 instructor. Helped me pass 1st time while building up my confidence and giving helpful pointers on where to improve as i learnt. couldn’t have asked for a better instructor...
Jeff couldn’t of been a better instructor for me personally he made driving simple and fun and also helped me to pass! Without him honestly it wouldn’t have been possible...
Pete has been an amazing help to me. He has made lessons fun. Also he has helped build my confidence on the road as well as gain a comfortable style...
Brilliant instructor. 10/10 would recommend. Very calm and understanding talks you through any mistakes you make. Affordable and helped me pass first time!
Passed first time with Nigel in an automatic! He is a really patient and reliable instructor who made me feel comfortable and safe throughout the driving process. He helped me...
I cannot recommend Michelle enough! I started driving lessons again this year after giving up a few years ago with a previous instructor and was really anxious about driving. Michelle...
I learnt to drive with Michelle, Michelle was amazing and made driving lessons great as I felt at ease with her..very good driving instructor and highly recommend her to anyone...
Amazingly patient and very kind instructor got me through my driving test first time. Couldn’t thank you enough for you patience and time. ❤️
I just want to say a big thank you to Sue. I was very anxious about driving and she put me at Ease right from the start. I thought driving...
highly recomend pete. Pete was great and very helpfull. Enjoyed the time in the car and made learing to drive easy. thanks very much, Orson.
I started Learning with Mark as a key worker during Lockdown, Mark came out of his area to Blandford daily to give me lesson, he is great. I...
I would highly recommend taking lessons with Donna. She constantly pushed me to be the best driver I could and I passed first time. As quite a shy person, Donna...