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    You should really find a new instructor. If possible talk to her about this. If she refuses to understand, talk to your family and change your instructor.
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    Get a new one! You shouldn't have to deal with that since you're paying. If you're in the Manchester area I can recommend an instructor if not good luck on finding a good instructor + good luck for your test!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yeah that's what I was thinking she said at the end of the lesson though to limit how much I practiced with parents because they're not always aware of every technical thing that needs to be done on the road and that examiners are aware of but surely it's better than practicing with her
    Shall I leave a scathing review on her page on yell.com and on her website?
    The thing about parents not being aware of everything needed for the test is often true, however it wouldn't be for long and it may help your confidence better than potentially having another bad driving instructor experience.

    Whether you leave a review or not is up to you. I probably would, but I wouldn't make it a 'scathing' one, just one to warn other prospective learners about her style of teaching, and that it may not suit everyone
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    (Original post by SayoniRoy)
    You should really find a new instructor. If possible talk to her about this. If she refuses to understand, talk to your family and change your instructor.
    I just feel so silly when I started crying in her lesson, even when she tried to make me feel better and became a bit nicer it didn't help cos the damage had been done. I think it was because I kept comparing her to my old instructor who was an absolute gem, which made it even worse
    I wish I didn't cry so easily
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    (Original post by longsightdon)
    Get a new one! You shouldn't have to deal with that since you're paying. If you're in the Manchester area I can recommend an instructor if not good luck on finding a good instructor + good luck for your test!
    Ah I wish I lived there, defo do need food recommendations, I only have 2 weeks left till my test and doing this lesson with her made me feel like I was back in my 2nd lesson again because she made me feel so bad about my driving that I was second guessing everything I did
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I just feel so silly when I started crying in her lesson, even when she tried to make me feel better and became a bit nicer it didn't help cos the damage had been done. I think it was because I kept comparing her to my old instructor who was an absolute gem, which made it even worse
    I wish I didn't cry so easily
    Please be strong. Things get better.
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    Oh my goodness she sounds EXACTLY like my old driving instructor. I know this may come across as a huge generalisation but I've always found women driving instructors tend to be a lot more nit picky than men. All the male instructors I've had were nothing but lovely and patient.*

    Definitely change, you'll have no confidence in your abilities if you carry on with her. I stupidly kept mine as I was too ashamed to cancel and scared of offending her (wtf) and failed my first 4 tests - it took me several years and a lot more lessons to ever get my confidence back after that. I remember on my first lesson with the man I had after her I spent ages warning him how terrible I was (as she used to openly tell me) and after I drove he was just like "there's nothing wrong with your driving you did really well" and I think I probably cried because it was so nice to hear!*
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    (Original post by LavenderBlueSky88)
    Oh my goodness she sounds EXACTLY like my old driving instructor. I know this may come across as a huge generalisation but I've always found women driving instructors tend to be a lot more nit picky than men. All the male instructors I've had were nothing but lovely and patient.*

    Definitely change, you'll have no confidence in your abilities if you carry on with her. I stupidly kept mine as I was too ashamed to cancel and scared of offending her (wtf) and failed my first 4 tests - it took me several years and a lot more lessons to ever get my confidence back after that. I remember on my first lesson with the man I had after her I spent ages warning him how terrible I was (as she used to openly tell me) and after I drove he was just like "there's nothing wrong with your driving you did really well" and I think I probably cried because it was so nice to hear!*
    Omg yes yes yes about the woman driving instructor thing. My old instructor was a guy and he'd just get on with things and make things simple so that everything made sense. Whereas she was just nitpicky, telling me what I was doing wrong in the maneuver a rather than constructively tel me how to improve. Will practice with my mum till I have my test in 2 weeks time as I really just need to practice my driving and use the tips I learnt from my old instructor in a calm and nice atmosphere. Then if I fail that I'll just book lessons with my old instructor when he has spaces available. Definitely not going back to her if she's the last instructor left on earth
 
 
 
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