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Hey! I was wondering if anyone else found it hard to find the right driving instructor? I know I did. I'd love to hear your stories and experiences!
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Stay away from schools, go for indepedent instructors who build the business themselves, my first exeprience was with a school and it was a joke, I binned my instructor after 3 lessons.

Often independents are just miles better than schools where instructors drop in and out constantly and can't even get their own client base - no way of writing feedback about them directly either as they're behind the name of a school and the instructor isn't advertised.

My instructor was an ex-police response driver and he was absolutely insanely good at teaching me to drive and elevating you beyond just 'learner' and teaching you lots of advanced defensive driving knowledge. Forced me out of my comfort zone little by little as we went along, so he was very astute working with individuals too. You really want to seek out people with this sort of background.
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Stay away from schools, go for indepedent instructors who build the business themselves, my first exeprience was with a school and it was a joke, I binned my instructor after 3 lessons.

Often independents are just miles better than schools where instructors drop in and out constantly and can't even get their own client base - no way of writing feedback about them directly either as they're behind the name of a school and the instructor isn't advertised.

My instructor was an ex-police response driver and he was absolutely insanely good at teaching me to drive and elevating you beyond just 'learner' and teaching you lots of advanced defensive driving knowledge. Forced me out of my comfort zone little by little as we went along, so he was very astute working with individuals too. You really want to seek out people with this sort of background.
Okay! Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. Appreciated!
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Stay away from schools, go for indepedent instructors who build the business themselves, my first exeprience was with a school and it was a joke, I binned my instructor after 3 lessons.

Often independents are just miles better than schools where instructors drop in and out constantly and can't even get their own client base - no way of writing feedback about them directly either as they're behind the name of a school and the instructor isn't advertised.

My instructor was an ex-police response driver and he was absolutely insanely good at teaching me to drive and elevating you beyond just 'learner' and teaching you lots of advanced defensive driving knowledge. Forced me out of my comfort zone little by little as we went along, so he was very astute working with individuals too. You really want to seek out people with this sort of background.
I’d never go independent they are to much of a risk as they mainly rely on word of mouth in regards to promoting their services. If business is slow they will try to keep you for as long as possible. With proper schools its in the instructors best interest to get you in and out as they have targets to meet. I passed with a school personally, my sister went independent and was milked (nohomo).
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I’d never go independent they are to much of a risk as they mainly rely on word of mouth in regards to promoting their services. If business is slow they will try to keep you for as long as possible. With proper schools its in the instructors best interest to get you in and out as they have targets to meet. I passed with a school personally, my sister went independent and was milked (nohomo).
Many instructors jump from school to school because their pass rates are *******s and they just take easy money. Would much rather trust an independent any day of the week - word of mouth is more to rely on than taking those ****ty school package deals which look ideal but realistically your first hour is spent with some mug pointing at a picture of the clutch rather than letting you operate it.

I tried both, schools are full of chancers. However, I would recommend them if you are on a seriously tight budget as independent naturally cost more.
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