Monthly Archives: June 2013

Magical Driving Lessons Peterborough

One Tip For Magical Driving Lessons in Peterborough

I had the good fortune yesterday of speaking to 2 of my pupils wanting driving lessons in Peterborough on my website live chat.

One of them did a very special thing. I asked her to give me a frank and honest assessment of how she was getting on with her driving lessons in Peterborough.  I encouraged her to think of the good, and the bad, I didn’t care if it was comments about me, my car, the duration of lessons, I simply didn’t care what she put down, all I wanted was a completely honest account of how she felt about her experience of learning to drive.  Having the opportunity to reflect on your learning experience is a very important stage of an effective learning cycle.

Never lose sight of how you FEEL about learning to drive.  I can’t emphasise enough how there is a direct link between how you feel on driving lessons, and how much you are learning.

There is plenty of evidence around us from research that paying attention to how people like to learn is an important point in an effective learning environment. For sure, learning can still take place if you were to have no regard to this point, but it may be less effective and ultimately less enjoyable as it isn’t tuned in to what you like personally.

The experience should be making you feel really good, you should be excited at your progress, you should be wanting to talk to others about what you just achieved, you should be wanting another driving lesson… NOW!

As I say in one of my YouTube driving videos, take stock of what’s happening, acknowledge how you feel on your driving lessons, and for heavens sake do something about it if you are not feeling on top of the world!

BIG TOM Driving School provides 5 Day Intensive Driving Courses in Peterborough (01733) 309 773

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Different Driving Lessons Peterborough

Varied Driving Lessons in Peterborough is Good

The beauty of taking driving lessons in Peterborough is the sheer variety of driving conditions.

Our 5 Day Intensive Driving Course in Peterborough (01733 306 016 ) takes you to places like Mayor’s Walk, Oundle Road, Eyebury Road and London Road for example, these offer great opportunities to practise this vital skill of continually assessing driving conditions. But in addition to that, you get the chance to travel further eg north up the A1, or out towards Oundle, or over to Spalding on the “new” bypass.

You do not have to travel too far away from Peterborough City Centre and you start adding real depth to your driving lessons. On the BIG TOM Intensive Driving Courses in Peterborough we have devised specially selected routes that have nothing to do with driving test routes, but everything to do with a variety of driving conditions.

If you take a look on our very popular driving channel, you will see what we mean! You might recognise some places, but others are definitely not standard routes of lessons in Peterborough.

And that is at the heart of the success of our Intensive Driving Courses in Peterborough, you “drive more, to experience more, to learn more”. It gets great results, by providing stimulating, driving lessons.

To get your driving licence fast, contact BIG TOM at Peterborough on (01733) 306 016

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Yellow lines on Driving Lessons Stamford

When is a double yellow line not a double yellow line?

Well drivers in Stamford have been having to come to terms with this very question for 6 months now! Have you been noticing when taking driving lessons in Stamford the yellow lines in St Mary’s Place?  Well they are still in the news would you believe even today.

Back on the 10/1/13 on Twitter the Stamford Mercury (@Mercury1712)  tweeted about these yellow lines literally breaking up from the road surface, and you can see I asked the ultimate question on all drivers minds “Are they still enforceable?”. You can still see the exchange of tweets, and exactly one week later, the Stamford Mercury very kindly came back to state that after checking, the yellow lines were in fact NOT enforceable.

So it just goes to show you, there can be times when a double yellow line, is not in fact, a double yellow line!

 BIG TOM Driving School – offering residents of Stamford a 5 Day Intensive Driving Course Call 0800 689 4174

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Driving Lessons Market Deeping

Starting Driving Lessons in Market Deeping

When you start driving lessons in Market Deeping you have plenty of variety for places to practise, where it is calm, quiet, and does not have heavy volumes of traffic. And that is good, because to begin with, you need to be practising this kind of driving, without the added hassle of other road users disturbing your thoughts.

The BIG TOM Intensive Driving Course in Peterborough (0800 689 4174) will show you that your driving lessons in Market Deeping are lacking a bit of variety.  It’s boring repeatedly doing the same roads, and you become so familiar with them, you are not learning to the max!  Market Deeping is relatively small, and having too many driving lessons in Market Deeping alone, will hold you back.

The solution is to “drive more, to experience more, to learn more”, and that is the motto of our Intensive Driving Courses in Peterborough. My customers regularly drive up to 90 miles in a driving session, they really do!  It makes sense, when it is safe to do so, to break the mould of “driving lessons in Market Deeping” and start gaining experience of driving in more demanding driving conditions.

Rest assured, there is a balance to be struck of maximising learning and road safety. There is no fun in being ‘out of your depth’ when on driving lessons, but also, simply poodling around repeating the same driving lessons in Market Deeping is costing you time and money!  Take the first positive step to getting your driving licence faster and contact us now on 0800 689 4174

Our Intensive Driving Courses offer customers the opportunity to get the freedom and independence they want quicker than the standard pay as you go driving lessons. 

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Great Driving Lessons Stamford

Where to Get Great Driving Lessons in Stamford

Are you looking for great driving lessons in Stamford, and not sure which way to turn?  There is a really useful way to learn to drive in Stamford that is available for you and it saves you time and money.

Intensive Driving Courses in Peterborough or Grantham by Big Tom Driving School (0800 689 4174) offer busy people a way to get their driving licence faster.

Customers love these Intensive Driving Courses…..

“I would like to thank Tom for taking the time to teach me to drive last week on a 30 hour intensive course. I learnt so much and Tom really made me feel at ease with something I wasn’t comfortable with to start with. I would highly recommend BIG TOM to anyone. Great teacher and a nice guy to boot. Thanks Tom”

Graeme Miles (aged 31)

These are specially devised intense courses in Peterborough or Grantham that deliver calm, reassurance, personalised 1:1 driving training by a registered Driving Instructor.  You are picked up and dropped off at Stamford.

Finding it hard to find time for driving lessons in Stamford, then you only need to find 5 days on this Intensive Driving Course.  Busy people are always looking for ways to save time, well you can save time on driving lessons by using a tried and trusted driving school.  You can also save money on driving lessons.  Go here www.BigTom.org.uk to find out TODAY how much money you can save on our Intensive Driving Course if you are 25 or over.

Call BIG TOM today on 0800 689 4174 (free on mobiles too) – and take the first positive step to getting your driving licence faster.  

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Driving Lessons Grantham

Driving Lessons in Grantham

The Driving Test Centre in Grantham was tucked away in a densely packed residential area, in Cecil Street NG31 9AQ if you want to look it up. 

What this means for Learners taking their driving lessons in Grantham is that they must be properly prepared right from the off, to drive to the conditions.  Now that is a term you hear quite a lot on the BIG TOM intensive driving course in Grantham 01476 850 050 , and it is sometimes worth thinking about what it really means.

Although the following video is not Cecil Street, it is a pretty close resemblance with parked cars both sides.  Take a look at the video HERE (it’s only a minute or 2 long) and listen to a little tip that is given on it about the relationship between vision, speed and time.

This is a key skill.  And it really is important, because in Grantham, once you get out that Test Centre car park, you are in amongst some pretty hazardous driving conditions, where anticipating vulnerable road users is essential.  But if your speed is legal but still too fast, you are not giving yourself a fighting chance to do that necessary anticipation.

Since this blog was published, things evolve and the Grantham Test Centre has been located to the A52, near the TA Barracks – more different driving conditions from the previous location you would struggle to find!  The previous test centre in Cecil Street still remains though, there is even (unconfirmed) talk about returning to it for logistical reasons to do with running driving tests.  Time will tell!

Contact BIG TOM in Grantham today on 01476 850 050

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Driving Lessons Spalding

Driving Lessons in Spalding

Spalding town has it’s fair share of tight and narrow roads.  Anyone who has taken driving lessons in Spalding will tell you, as you get nearer the centre it gets more and more dense.

#gooddrivinghabits is a term you hear quite a lot on your BIG TOM Intensive Driving Course in Spalding (01775 660 525), and it is sometimes worth thinking about what it really means.  Take St. Thomas’s Road in Spalding as a classic example, near Spalding Grammar School.  Now that needs some attention.

Although the following video is not St. Thomas’s Road, it is a pretty close resemblance with parked cars both sides.  Take a look at the video HERE (it’s only a minute or 2 long) and listen to a little tip that is given on it about the relationship between vision, speed and time.

This is a key skill.  And it really is important, because in Spalding, you are in amongst some pretty hazardous driving conditions at times, where anticipating vulnerable road users is essential.  If your speed is legal but still too fast, you are not giving yourself a fighting chance to do that necessary anticipation.

We introduce to you loads of useful tips and techniques like this on your intensive driving course in Spalding.  They are ideally suited for people who need to get their driving licence faster.

Contact us today on Spalding (01775) 660 525

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Driving Lessons Bourne

Want Driving Lessons In Bourne?

Start your driving lessons in Bourne with Big Tom Driving School (01778 309 773 ) and see how quickly you can progress.  Living in Bourne you are in between Driving Test Centres in Peterborough and Grantham. You do not need to be wasting boring hours taken loads of driving lessons in Bourne.

There is more to learning to drive than continuously driving around in Bourne

Book up an Intensive Driving Course with BIG TOM Driving School, where you get the opportunity to explore further afield than Bourne. In a safe environment, in your own time, you are encouraged to drive out of the familiar roads that you are accustomed with, and start to develop the skill of adapting your driving to reflect differing driving conditions on roads that you are not so familiar with.  This is actually a key advantage of the intensive course; you are able to travel distances away from Bourne that you would never be able to do taking traditional pay as you go driving lessons in Bourne.  What this means to you is that you are getting better prepared for the type of driving that you will be doing once you have passed the driving test.  It is a sad fact that too many people who pass their driving test, do not feel confident to drive unsupervised outside of their “comfort zone” on roads they are not familiar with.

At last! Learners who want driving lessons in Bourne now have a Driving School in Bourne that provides quality, value and options. View our feedback from customers just like you who live in Bourne and have now passed their test!

Call BIG TOM on Bourne (01778) 309 773 and take the first step to getting your driving licence faster.

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