Yes you may be right lessons are a hour long. reversing I have done literally just in straight lines. she said by the end of August but she goes that impossible unless you have three lessons a week and that for me is to much pressure but she didnt make this clear before as before i.e last month she goes "You should be looking at doing your test at the END of August" ....
(Original post by Emma-Ashley)
Can I play devil's advocate for the moment?
You say you have had 12 lessons (although you don't specify how long the lessons are) and can do "turning right/left/reversing/rounabouts/junctions". To me this sounds just above averagel. It rather depends what you mean by reversing? I reckon there are about 10 subjects left to teach each of which can be accomplished in a lesson (probably). You then need to practice, practice, practice to get all your skills up to the level required. This will probably take another 6 to 8 lessons. This comes to potentially another 18 lessons which is about what your instructor is recommending.
So what she is saying MAY be accurate. However, you have clearly stated your goal and from what you have said she seems to doubt whether that is possible. Also, bear in mind that your understanding of August and hers may be different. She maybe thinking the 1st...you may be thinking the 31st! You need to consider very carefully what your aim is and the last date by which you can accomplish it. Then, based on her (possibly not unreasonable) estimate you should be able to work out whether it is achievable or not.
On the other hand, she may just be stringing you along -from this distance it's impossible to tell...
Does that help?
Oh well im going have a few more driving lessons with her and then when she goes on holiday im going to change.
Last edited by Hk :); 04-07-2012 at 17:16.
Oh thank you but I've gone with an AA instructor. I have called him personally and booked lessons and not done it through the AA company themselves themselves I know a few people who have had lessons with him and they recommended him I should hopefully find out for myself today
. I might just book my test now as the test dates available now are for like September 10th and I want to hopefully have passed about that time. and I'm not from around Norfolk area.
(Original post by HughKit)
Yeah, i'd recommend changing.
Also, look for private instructors (ones who have there own company in which they are the only teacher). This is because they can only survive if they get recommended and therefore tend to be better then those who work in red etc. (who tend to be people who just want a job)
Ask friends and even teachers!
I passed first time after 25 hours of lessons (he said I could book it a few lessons sooner if I wanted - so not a scammer at all!)
My sister had 2 before switching to mine (one from the AA and one from 17+) and failed once before. She said my one was by far the best! So look for independents!
Finally, get as much driving with rents as possible, and ask to do maneuvers and if (s)hes not forcing you into any. I was made to do a bay park in my first lesson!
And dont worry, if you do enough practice you'll breeze though your test, just be patient otherwise your impatience may make you an erratic driver.
Good luck (and i'll give you the name of my guy if you are in the norfolk area) !
Last edited by Hk :); 12-07-2012 at 14:22.