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    Hello,

    Just wondering your opinion on my driving instructor.

    Had about 10-12 lessons and haven't done all that much! Just mirror, signal, manoeuvre. Driving on main roads. Drove in 1,2,3,4 gear. Done mini roundabouts, hills, clutch control, but that's about it.

    Two of my friends started with the same instructor at the same time and they've done loads more, including parallel parking, turning around corners etc.

    Every week they ask me what I've done and I always say nothing, which is starting to annoy me. I know I must be rubbish, but wondered if I should swap driving instructor because I don't learn properly with this guy or something?

    Oh and he's always late, to me and my friends. But later with me. Been on time once. Latest was 40 minutes late. (He's 20 minutes late now...)

    Sorry for repost, put in wrong thread before


    Opinions please?! Don't know what to do..

    Thanks!
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    Change your instructor, I did all that in two lessons. Or if you feel confident enough, push your instructor to do more.
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    (Original post by seventyfourable)
    Change your instructor, I did all that in two lessons. Or if you feel confident enough, push your instructor to do more.
    I did them all in the first two lessons, just haven't progressed much further since....
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    Change instructor. That simple. Fact is, not all instructors are good, it's just a case of trying different ones until you're happy - That is why some of them do taster lessons and packages.

    Excuses to get rid of the old one:
    Approach 1- Be honest "I don't feel I'm getting out of this as much as I would like to / I'm not progressing enough"
    Approach 2- Just get rid of him "I'm running low on cash so I have to postpone taking lessons indefinitely / I'd love to come on a lesson next week but the man in the tv told me to stay tuned etc"

    Choosing a new instructor - Go with a business, not a single instructor. The bigger the better because if you get one in a big business doing something wrong, you can always complain or ask for another one. Don't go too big though. I find best schools are the local collective ones with about 3 - 5 drivers working together sort of thing.
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    (Original post by tamimi)
    Change instructor. That simple.
    I feel a bit mean just dumping the other one though? :')
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    (Original post by tamimi)
    Choosing a new instructor - Go with a business, not a single instructor. The bigger the better because if you get one in a big business doing something wrong, you can always complain or ask for another one. Don't go too big though. I find best schools are the local collective ones with about 3 - 5 drivers working together sort of thing.
    This isn't always true. You can find great driving instructors who are going it alone, this might be because they feel they could make more money going it alone, or they didn't like working for the company. You just need to 'shop around' to find the best one.
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    (Original post by Jess9)
    I feel a bit mean just dumping the other one though? :')
    Okay. Keep washing your money down the drain. At least you'll be really good at indicating and checking your mirrors.
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    (Original post by Runninground)
    This isn't always true. You can find great driving instructors who are going it alone, this might be because they feel they could make more money going it alone, or they didn't like working for the company. You just need to 'shop around' to find the best one.
    Sure, I'm not saying all lone wolves are bad. I'm just saying it's less likely to have unresolvable issues rising with partnerships/businesses. Not everyone is binded by a moral code to deliver the best service.
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    I know where you're coming from! :/ I'm kind of in the same situation.. I'd change instructors tbh, You don't want to keep wasting your money only to be doing the same thing for a considerable amount of lessons!

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