In this section I wish to discuss a few points that may seem to be blindingly obvious but which I feel are worth mentioning.
Continuing Professional Development
A commitment to Continuing Professional Development shows that your ADI is keeping up with the latest changes to the driving test and the teaching techniques that will get you there.
I am perfectly happy to teach anyone that wishes to book lessons as long as the pick up and drop off points are within the areas covered and agreed in advance.
I am a native English speaker and have not picked up enough of any other language to even consider being able to conduct a driving lesson. I may refuse further lessons on the grounds that we do not have enough of a common language to effectively continue. This is a subjective decision and only twice since I began instructing have I needed to make this decision.
I never have and never will select pupils upon perceived ability.
Physical disabilities requiring vehicle adaptations
I do not have any assistive adaptations available for physical disabilities. Due to the high cost of these adaptations there are driving instructors who specialise in this area.
The next pupil who tells me that they were statemented as having special education needs at school will not be anywhere near the first. This does not necessarily mean that they will need any more lessons than anyone else because the mix of common sense applied practical training and theoretical work is completely different to your experience in the mainstream educational environment. Also you are being taught in a one to one situation.
Conditions which may affect learning:
During my time as a driving instructor around the Nuneaton area I have taught pupils who had the following: Dislexia, Dispraxia, Autism, Depression, Bipolar disorder. I cannot say that this is a complete list but it gives you some idea. I am quite happy to work with pupils who have issues which may affect their driving lessons. All I ask is please discuss this with me on the first lesson if you feel comfortable to do so, otherwise we will simply continue in the normal manner.
I live and work in the real world. There is a myriad of events, all of which are beyond my control, which can happen and frequently do. I am frequently delayed by circumstance from arriving on time to driving lessons. Though I do my best. If I am going to be more than a few minutes late I will text you to make you aware. In any circumstance you will receive the full time that you are paying for.
Free driving lesson:
There is a free driving lesson available to existing pupils only, under the following circumstances:
When a new pupil on their first driving lesson confirms that they started taking driving lessons with me because of a referral from an existing pupil (I always ask because I have been offering this for years) then after the new pupil has completed their third driving lesson the existing pupil benefits from a free driving lesson as a professional thank you from me.