Advice for learner drivers
How to choose the best driving instructor for you
This is my personal advice to pupils who are thinking of learning or are already learning with another instructor.
Ask your instructor for his grade. All instructors are tested every few years on their instructional technique and are graded accordingly from 1 (very poor) to 6 (very good).
If you want, ask to see proof.
I am a grade 6 driving instructor (only 7% of Instructors achieve this grade).
The cheapest instructors are not always the best and you could end up paying more for your lessons in the long run. A good instructor may get you through your driving test in fewer lessons than a poor or average one.
Do not pay for a block of 10 or 20 lessons up front until you have got to know your instructor and you feel comfortable with him or her. Some companies may entice you in with special offers that sound attractive, however you may struggle to get your money back if you are not happy with your instructor.
You should be learning and/or improving every lesson.
There should be no jockeying. This means that the instructor picks you up with the previous pupil in the car. This could mean that you drive the same pupil home, the same way, every lesson.
It's your money and your time.
2019 pass rate 83% compared to the local test centre pass rate of 54.1%
1.DSA approved grade 6 driving instructor (only 7% of Instructors achieve this grade). 2.Driving lessons in Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Southwick and Shoreham areas - I'll pick you up! 3.No time-wasting or car-jockeying (students collecting students). Learn/improve every lesson. 4.Better than average pass rate. 2019 pass rate 83% compared to the local test centre pass rate of 54.1% 5.£33 an hour or £320 for a pre-paid block of 10 hours.
Hove Driving School is right for you
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