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 is currently a trainee driving instructor who has completed all necessary training. He is now gaining experience ready for the final qualifying exam. With this in mind, many of his lessons are monitored for training purposes by our Director of Training, Pete Wilkinson
Ruedi is the founder of YES! Driving School. Originally from Austria, he permanently moved to the UK in 2002. He now resides and provides a quality service as a driving instructor in Wimborne, Dorset.
Ruedi is a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) approved Grade A Driving Instructor and registered with the Driving Instructors Association (DIA). He is also a qualified Edexcel Lvl3 Assessor as well as holding a Fleet Training Qualification and NVQ 3 in Driving Instruction.
During his service with the Austrian Army and further work with the UN Military Police in Cyprus and the Middle East, Ruedi has acquired a range of skills and vehicle licences for Motorbike, Car, Articulated Truck & Trailer and Coach, both, with manual and automatic transmissions.
Ruedi loves working with people and passing on his knowledge. He also has experience in teaching windsurfing & dinghy sailing.
Being a patient and thorough tutor, he is happy to repeat his instructions until the manoeuvres are made to perfection. He puts his pupils at ease which is what makes his lessons enjoyable. Ruedi recommends the number of lessons one needs to pass the test and drive safely for life. He has been a driving instructor in Wimborne and the surrounding area for some time now. Ruedi has a comprehensive knowledge of the area and an in-depth knowledge of driving test routes around Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester. Most of Ruedi’s pupils have passed their tests at the first or second attempt.
After supporting his two teenage children to learn to drive, Tony realised that he had a real passion for driving instruction and equipping people with the skills required for a lifetime of safe driving. Tony decided to power down the office computer and pursue a new career in providing driving lessons in Wimborne and the surrounding area, including providing driving lessons in Fordingbridge.
Tony believes that every pupil is an individual and he prides himself on his personalised approach to teaching and learning. He will listen to what you want to gain out of your driving lessons and will work at a pace that you are comfortable with, explaining all instructions with great clarity.
Tony has a particularly calm, patient and understanding nature. Whilst delivering high quality driving lessons in Wimborne, he enjoys supporting his pupils to succeed with the skills required to become a competent and thoughtful driver. Most importantly, Tony has a great sense of humour and likes his lessons to be enjoyable as well as progressive. A happy learner will improve much quicker.
In his spare time, Tony is a lifetime supporter of AFC Bournemouth football club and he enjoys spending time with his wife and grown up children. He enjoys walking his dog and visiting places of interest.
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.
You can learn to drive in Ringwood with YES! Driving School! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Ringwood. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Ringwood 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 Ringwood 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.
Ringwood is a historic market town in Hampshire, England, west of the New Forest and north of Bournemouth. The town features a weekly market in the traditional market place. A cattle market ran in the Furlong until 1989, which is now home to a Waitrose supermarket, coffee shops and fashion outlets.
Ringwood was noted as the second most expensive market town in England in July 2008. The average property prices of over £380,000.
The swimming pool, sports hall and exterior scenes of the BBC television comedy series The Brittas Empire were filmed at Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre, at the time known as Ringwood Recreation Centre.
Ringwood is the home of the Ringwood Brewery, which produces a variety of cask ales and runs five pubs in the local area, such as the Inn on the Furlong in Ringwood. Ringwood brewery also produces a variety of wines. It was recently taken over by Marston’s Brewery, who plan to keep the brewery and all its brands.
Ringwood, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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