Examiner Recommended Instructor
I started off working at Halfords in sales and customer care; in essence listening to people and helping them make informed decisions.
I then moved into insurance helping people sort out motor insurance claims by claiming compensation for them. This job required technical knowledge of the law and so I studied and qualified to become a Lloyds broker. I was constantly guiding people through the law and holding their hands through the process to provide help and comfort when they needed it.
I got an opportunity to move into IT and became a programmer – I do love problem solving!
I now became an IT contractor and moved between companies. However, in all of those roles I ended up either being the customer or user liaison, trainer or team lead because of my people skills.
Why Choose Me
- Trustworthy & Reliable
- Fully Qualified
- I am fully Insured & Guaranteed
- Friendly & Helpful Service
- Professional Advice
- 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
Throughout my career I have tended to gravitate towards the training of people and as such have over 20 years experience of teaching technical subjects to non technical people and making it fun.
As far as driving is concerned; because of my love of all things motoring, I decided to take the Advanced Driving Test; which I passed first time. I did this for my own pleasure to see if I was a good driver and it highlighted how many bad habits I had picked up in the 16 years since I passed my driving test – a real eye opener!
Now that I was a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists I had access to various driving courses, one of which was at Goodwood and so I did a course on Skid Control. Whilst being taught the course, I was offered a job at Goodwood as an instructor! Blimey! Apparently I was a natural!
So I became a part time instructor at Goodwood whilst doing my day job of building databases for insurance companies and training people. After a while I thought that I would like to actually be proud of what I did as a job and so I trained as a Driving Instructor.
I trained with RED Driving school (I think 90% of instructors train with RED but don’t quote me on that!).
I passed all 4 exams first time (which puts me in the top 2% in the industry right there) and joined a driving school. After a year of seeing how badly they did things and seeing the quality of some of their instructors, I decided that I could train people a lot better using the skills I had previously used and decided to go independent – I’ve never looked back since!
I have two Ford Focus diesel cars (2.0-litre), one of which is manual and the other is automatic.
I have been helping new drivers pass their test all over the area surrounding Farnborough including Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Wokingham and Reading to name a few for a number of years now. Displaying both sensitivity and patience, I prepare the candidates for the theoretical and practical tests.
Driving is all about confidence so I build up their confidence in many different driving situations and pass on all the knowledge they’ll need for their future on the road.
* I am available for appointments every day of the week except Sundays and bank holidays
* I offer traditional driving instruction as well as intensive courses
* Experienced in teaching people with learning difficulties, I am patient, sensitive and always there to help and comfort