I qualified as a driving instructor in 2006 when I decided to turn my love of driving into a career. I am an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) giving driving lessons in Macclesfield and surrounding areas.
I worked for a period of time with a local driving school before deciding to set up my own company, giving me the opportunity to offer greater flexibility.
Throughout the years I have given driving lessons to people who have a wide range of abilities from complete beginners, those who want to take the pass plus course and the people who require an extended retest after a ban or exceeding six points in the first two years of driving.
When starting driving everyone is a little nervous as they have either never sat in the driver seat or it's there first time driving in my car and therefore they don't know what to expect. On a first lesson I take you to a quiet road where I can assess your existing skills and decide how to improve them or, if you are a complete novice, I can start to teach you the basics about clutch control, braking and use of the accelerator. My aim is to get you to understand everything about what the car will and won't do and encourage you to ask questions and learn from any mistakes made.
I am relaxed, friendly and an approachable person, who is thorough. I actively encourage my pupils to ask questions if they are unsure about anything and I like to praise them when things go well. Equally, if something goes wrong I will either explain why it didn't work out or ask them questions to see if they understand the problem. I will then try to get them to drive round again so they can see what went wrong, and why, and correct previous error.
My average pass rate is over 75%. The average hours recommended to achieve test standard are 25; that is if you have driven before with an experienced driver. You will need between 30 and 40 hours if you are a complete novice.
In just over 3 months I went from being a complete novice to passing my driving test. This would have been impossible without Jon's patience and skills, he has been a fantastic driving instructor and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my lessons with him.
I would highly recommend Jon to anyone learning to drive as he provides a friendly and enjoyable but informative environment. I feel that Jon has enabled me to be a careful but confident driver.
I am now looking forward to completing my Pass Plus with Jon.