GDI – Driving Lessons Options & Courses
I have received and continue to receive, all the finest driving instructor training to ensure the highest standards of driving lessons in Guildford tuition is passed on to you the student. I receive regular updates on all driving instructor teaching techniques along with driving lesson planning. I am always kept up to date on all aspects of driver training which I find invaluable when teaching all my students driving lessons in Guildford.
I have been (CRB) Criminal Records Bureau checked and I have passed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. To make sure that I am in accordance with the (DVSA) Driving Vehicle Standards Agency They search my details against criminal records and other sources, including the Police National Computer. I undergo regular assessments to enforce my promise to you that I am providing a service that is second to none. I have also under gone a mandatory DVSA Check test.
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All training and every single driving lessons with me is on a 1 to 1 basic I have NO car sharing at any time!
GDI – Manual Driving Lessons
I only offer manual driving lessons as well as a variety of different options for beginner drivers like weekly lessons to intensive driving courses. I also cater for those that need a simple refresher and motorway course, through to overseas drivers looking to drive in the UK once their international license has expired. I am a skilled and fully qualified driving instructor and I will cover all requirements. BUT It’s also important to remember that with a manual licence you’ll be able to drive both manual and auto cars once you’ve passed your driving test. So personally that’s why I teach in a manual car.
That means that choosing to learn to drive a manual will give you more options when buying or renting a vehicle. Another benefit to getting your manual licence is that manual cars tend to be cheaper than the auto version of the same make, and, as the mechanism is less complicated, they can often be more reliable. Lastly, if you’re planning to do a lot of driving in icy or snowy conditions, then a manual can offer greater control and so perform better when roads are slippery.
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GDI – Learning To Drive Feeling Nervous or Anxious
Many people who learn to drive have a combination of nerves and excitement. Even if someone says they have no nerves and are perfectly confident when it comes to driving, the first time you get behind the wheel and move the vehicle you are bound to feel nervous, and possibly as mentioned some excitement. Sometimes people tell themselves that they are nervous and expect to be nervous, and this gets the better of them. The main cause of nerves is not feeling in control, or worrying about your own ability. So it is essential to remember that no-one is able to drive safely from day one that’s the point of lessons, gradually getting better as you build up experience at driving on the roads, getting used to the car, the controls, the space around the car, road conditions, reacting to other drivers, learning to control the vehicle.
Many nervous drivers also have the character trait of over-analysing how they are doing, and what they are doing. Being aware of your own performance is of course a good thing, but do not analyse to the detriment of yourself by making yourself super nervous. I am a experienced driving instructor and my car has dual controls too, so try to put your trust in me. I will give you honest feedback on your performance and all our driving instructors are experienced at working with nervous and anxious drivers because the fact is many people learning to drive ARE nervous and anxious.
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GDI – Learning To Drive With Learning Difficulties
If you suffer with any learning difficulties Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or ADHD and want to learn to drive then don’t worry. Then I can offer you driving lessons to suit you and your individual needs. Throughout your individual ‘journey’ in learning to drive, aspects of dyslexia, Dyspraxia or ADHD should be positively looked for in order to provide the required support. Many adults do not know they are dyslexic or have any learning difficulties as it was not identified when they were at school.
Comments made by Rod Nicholson were interpreted as he suggested that dyslexics were bad drivers. This is not correct yes it takes some dyslexics pupil longer to develop automaticity in driving. You may have to concentrate harder? You may not be able to talk with a passenger at the same time? He also said it would take the Dyslexic or Dyspraxia pupil longer to learn to drive, and they may need more than one attempt to pass the practical test? it is NOT always the case with me
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GDI – Intensive Driving Courses Guildford
Anybody who would feel more comfortable with a intensive driving course or intensive driving lessons has access to that option with me in Guildford. I will ensure that you are put at ease immediately by offering a safe and comfortable environment within which you’re intensive driving course is done. An intensive driving course or fast pass crash course in driving is ideal for those who wish to focus more intensely in a shorter period of time in order to take the practical test quicker. Intensive driving courses are becoming more and more popular with a learner driver wanting to pass faster.
Recent government studies have concluded that such intensive driving courses are the most efficient, convenient and cost effective method of learning to drive is intensive driving lessons. The main advantage of using our structured intensive driving courses is that you are condensing many months of conventional weekly driving lessons into a small period of time, usually within a matter of one or two days. Because you are out on the road all day, you spend much less time ‘picking up from where you left off’, and more time concentrating on your driving with a intensive driving course.
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GDI – Motorway Driving Lessons Guildford
Motorway driving is not part of the driving test and cannot be covered during pre-test driving lessons as learner drivers are not permitted to drive on motorways. Driving on this type of road is very different to driving on “ordinary” roads and taking professional tuition to ensure you know how to drive safely and considerately on motorways could quite literally save your life! Whether you have recently passed your driving test, have not driven for some time or are just plain nervous, taking some motorway training can be very beneficial. I can help you remember there are numerous main differences between motorways and main roads so we can help you understand how to drive safely on them.
During motorway driving lessons you will gain knowledge and experience of the different rules, regulations and signage that applies only to the motorways. You will cover planning your journey on the motorway, how to join and leave safely and how to maintain a safe speed in all circumstances. Also covered is taking effective observation, overtaking and lane discipline along with understanding the unique signs, signals and road markings you will find on the motorway. You’ll be taught the correct procedure in the event of your car breaking down, how to handle crosswinds and debris on the carriageway as well as the correct use of lights, dealing with fatigue and remaining courteous whilst driving.
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GDI - Refresher Driving Lessons Guildford
Refresher driving lessons are ideal for people who want to improve their driving skills to drive safely and with confidence. Refresher lessons are available to all age groups. If you passed your driving test many years ago and would like guidance on specific driving skills like parking in busy car parks or reverse parking on the side of the road (parallel parking) then I can tailor the refresher lessons to suit your individual needs whether it is one refresher driving lesson or a complete course?
If you were involved in an accident either as a driver or a passenger and are now frightened to get back behind the wheel then taking those first steps back to being mobile can be made easier with me a experienced driving instructor beside you for reassurance. Refresher driving lessons are also great for people who will be supervising their son or daughter whilst they’re learning to drive with an driving instructor and want to update their own knowledge.
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GDI - The Pass Plus Course Guildford
Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers and was designed by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience. Pass Plus is not a driving test but a 6 hour course that will build on your current skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, and help you become a more confident driver. The Pass Plus course is made up of 6 modules. All of the modules must be successfully completed to the required standard. Once successfully completing your training you’ll be sent your Pass Plus certificate. Then you can claim your up to 25% discount on you car insurance policy. Pass Plus course can be taken at any time, but it’s ideally taken in the first year after passing your test.
You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will continually be assessed. At the start of your course I will give you a copy of the Pass Plus pupils guide. Then it will take at least 6 hours, though it can take longer if we think it’s necessary. Pass Plus is a practical course & all modules should be practical sessions. However, local conditions & time of year may mean that some modules need to be given as a theory session. A theory session could be given if there is no motorway nearby. I will complete a training report form. To pass the Pass Plus course you’ll need to reach a satisfactory standard in all 6 modules. Once passed all 6 modules your Pass Plus certificate will be sent to you.
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GDI - Under Age Driving Lessons Guildford
If you are aged 14 to 17 and can’t wait to learn to drive, or if you would like to build your confidence before taking to the roads, then I have the solution for you. I can provide legal, young driver training for under 17’s.
Under age driving lessons experience will be fun and exciting for any under 17 year old. There is not the pressure and hassles of being on the road NO other distractions and the I will give them all the physical skills to drive. Under age driving lessons are for pupils from the age of 14, 15, 16, years old or over 17 driving lessons up to 60 years old. All pupils have to able to read a number plate with or without glasses at a distance of 20.5m.
European Road Safety research has found that it is not the age that is important for young driver road safety but the number of hours that young drivers have over an extended period of time before sitting their driving test. We believe that the younger a person starts to drive and when the driving is spread gradually over a few years the young driver becomes more confident in the control of the car and is more aware of not only their but also the cars limitations.
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