Experience behind the wheel as an ADI
My name is John Williams and I gave up my business and retired just over ten years ago. It didn't take long to realise that retirement was not for me. So I trained to be a driving instructor.
I enjoy my work as a driving instructor and enjoy meeting all kinds of people of all ages. They're not always 17 years old and I usually have a range from 17 to, my oldest pupil, Gwen, who was 83. Yes, she did pass!
I enjoy the chat and having a laugh with them. But, most of all, I get a real buzz out of when they pass their driving test and get a licence.
I try to tailor the pace of my lessons to the individual pupil. Some are exceptionally nervous and need to be encouraged to make progress at a pace that they are comfortable with. Some can be a touch over confident and have to be shown how to get a good foundation to their driving.
Everyone is different.
I would encourage pupils to ask lots of questions about their driving lessons rather than to just do what I tell them. To be a good driver it's important to understand why we do things in a certain way.
But don't just take my word for it. Check out some of the things my wonderful pupils have been kind enough to say about my driving lessons.