Monthly Archives: January 2016

5 Day Driving Course Peterborough Mock Tests

On our BIG TOM 5 day driving course Peterborough (01733 306 016 ) we like to prepare our customers properly for their driving test by providing realistic and accurate mock tests. This blog will explain the benefits…

This video compacts an actual driving test route currently being used at Peterborough Driving Test Centre into less than 30 seconds. BIG TOM customers who buy our 5 day driving course Peterborough want to be properly prepared for their driving test and for driving once they have passed their test. One way that we help them get ready for the driving test is to provide really authentic mock tests. AT BIG TOM we are able to achieve this, because our driving instructors are local and observe over 95% of the driving tests that our customers attempt.

In our experience of helping dozens of customers get their driving licence fast on our courses, one of the biggest causes of test day nerves is simply the unknown. Not knowing what is about to happen on any kind of assessment is not a nice feeling. We could be talking about exams at school, courses at work, interviews for new jobs or promotions, sports competitions – there are plenty of times in our lives when we are formally assessed and not knowing what will happen; the structure, the assessment criteria, the manner in which it is conducted are all potential causes for stress and nerves. How many times have you attempted a particular assessment in your life, not been successful but when you had another attempt you were? One of the fundamental reasons for that success was no longer were you dealing with the unknown. And it is no different when it comes to driving tests in Peterborough. More people pass their driving test on their second attempt than they do on their first – only 21% of 1.5 million driving tests undertaken yearly are passed first time [Source: MSA Newslink Dec 2015].

At BIG TOM we do everything we can to offer our customers the opportunity to be properly prepared so that they pass their driving test on their first attempt. Take a look at our customer reviews and you will see that often, we succeed in this goal. We take your success in achieving your aims seriously, which is why our customers are happy to provide us with glowing reviews.

To book your place on our popular 5 day driving course in Peterborough call us now on 01733 306 016 .

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Intensive Driving Course Grantham Self-Awareness

This BIG TOM blog assists customers on our intensive driving course Grantham (01476 850 050 ) to appreciate the need to raise self-awareness of how well they are driving.

We know that our customers want their driving licence fast so that they can get on with their busy lives. But, take a few minutes to watch this video. Whilst it will be very relevant to our customers on our popular intensive driving course Grantham, you will see that the example of tailgating has nothing to do with being a learner.

It is very common, and quite understandable for drivers to become complacent with their standard of driving, and be oblivious to how they are affecting other road users around them. Naturally, we tend to be concerned with things within our immediate “bubble”, in this case shown, the driver in front is driving with the blinkers on – not adapting to changing driving conditions. In the example shown, there was a near miss, but, nothing terrible happens, no horrendous consequences to deal with…. on this occasion.

You might have your awareness of the need for effective observations whilst you are learning to drive, as your driving instructor might be mentioning the subject to you while you learn to drive, asking you questions and the topic will be constantly cropping up. But what happens after you pass your driving test? Will you be willing and able to pick up clues that there is a problem with your driving? It can come in many forms: comments from a passenger in your car, another driver angry with you, being involved in an accident, picking up a fine for a driving offence.

In the example shown above, which by the way is a typical journey you will doing on your intensive driving course in Grantham, you will see a driver who does not adapt his/her driving to the changing conditions. The distance between their car and the car in front of them is much too close. Do you think that driver is deliberately tailgating? Do you think they are even aware of it? Will that driver know what can be the consequences of tailgating? Whose lives are being put at risk by this driver having no self-awareness?

Book your intensive driving course Grantham now on 01476 850 050 .

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5 Day Driving Course Grantham – Mock Test

The BIG TOM 5 day driving course Grantham (01476 850 050 ) is designed with one eye on the driving test and one eye on safe driving after the test. This blog explores how our customers benefit from our service of accurately assessing how ready they are to take and pass the driving test.

Here in this video is an authentic test route currently being used at Grantham – it is picked entirely at random. But in our experience of providing our 5 day driving course Grantham, it is unwise to robotically drive round test routes. We could bore our customers to tears and endlessly drive round the routes, but we chose not to. At BIG TOM we observe over 95% of the driving tests our customers take. Sitting in the test centre while a customer takes a test means we don’t keep up to date on the routes, we don’t maintain our knowledge of the driving test standard, how it is assessed by examiners, we would not even be able to accurately feedback any observations with either good or bad examples for our customer.

And one other crucial benefit is that at BIG TOM we can be confident that when we provide a mock test for our customers, we are truly providing an accurate role play of how the test is carried out – we use the same terminology the examiners’ use, the same routes, the same marking scheme, and the same timing. Our customers are given the opportunity to be properly prepared for the driving test. An example of how we can afford to be so confident in our mock tests is that since 2009, only on one occasion has a customer failed a BIG TOM mock test, and gone on to take a driving test and pass it. In all other instances, a failed BIG TOM mock test, has resulted in a failed driving test. As such, our customers can be assured that when they employ our services, they are getting a professional, up to date and accurate service. Of course, our customers have every right to decline our advice, but they do so in the knowledge that we have offered our considered opinion based on experience and knowledge, rather than simply a subjective best guess.

It is a winning formula, it leads to higher pass rates, more informed customers, increased trust and reliance in our brand, and ultimately better prepared drivers for the driving test.

We know we are not the cheapest provider for a 5 day driving course in Grantham, but we use dedicated local driving instructors, passionate about standards, and striving to help you achieve success – our customers rightly receive a high standard of training.

Contact us at Grantham now on 01476 850 050

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Benefits of BIG TOM intensive driving courses

BIG TOM Driving School (0800 689 4174) has been providing intensive driving courses for years. This blog will explain what benefits our previous customers have received by purchasing our courses.

Work – We have had people come to us because they have applied for a new job, have the interview coming up soon, and one of the expectations of the new employer is that they have a driving licence – we have even had customers who have got a new job which includes a company vehicle as a result of getting their driving licence quickly through us. Employers have contacted us because they have an employee who they want to be mobile for a particular urgent organisational need, they know we can turn things round fast, we get results and can be relied on to provide a professional service. Customers from non-EU countries have used us because they are seeking employment urgently, and know that the driving licence from their own country will not be accepted by prospective employers.

University – Some customers have known they have been accepted for a particular university, and it happens to be many miles from home, so obtaining a driving licence fast puts their mind at rest. It enables them to have the freedom and importantly, the option of returning home at weekends as often as they wish. Without a licence they are having to rely on trains which involve hassle and cost, or friends/family to pick them up which is not a nice feeling to be a burden. It may turn out that they don’t actually drive back home as often as they thought they would, but at least they have the peace of mind in knowing they can return easily for any family celebration/gathering, they can get a load of clothes washed/ironed, and they can simply return to home if they are feeling a little home sick.

Travel – Before going away to travel, some customers like to tick off the “learn to drive” box before they go. This has a lot to do with pride, kudos, satisfaction and ambition. It is a nice feeling to know that while they are away for the months possibly years to follow, they have got that driving licence already – even if circumstances were to alter and plans have to be changed, it is comforting to know that they have independence and mobility back at home.

Independence – Whether we be talking about assisting with school runs, or having to rely on parents to be a taxi, or friends to get a lift with or making use of public transport, the attraction of being completely self-sufficient is very powerful for some customers – particularly those with dependent young ones. Having the choice to drive over to the nearest McDonalds and get a mate their favourite shake, or be able to surprise a partner with a last minute cinema visit or just to offer to take a friend shopping together, getting a driving licence within days rather than having to wait months or even years, gives that feeling of independence that many customers want to experience so they get the recognition, respect and feeling of worth that they want with their nearest and dearest.

Success – Some customers like the feeling of success; they are ambitious, responsible, have plans, know what they want, and simply do not have the time to wait for months to pass the driving test. These people are motivated, focussed, self-aware, goal oriented, and are willing and able to work hard to get the driving licence fast.

The BIG TOM intensive driving course is available in Peterborough, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford and Bourne. For a list of commonly asked questions, simply click for our Q&A page.

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Successful intensive driving course in Grantham

Read here how Gordon managed on his intensive driving course in Grantham (01476 850 050 ), getting a “first class” driving test pass

Here is Gordon, standing proud having just passed his test after his BIG TOM intensive driving course in Grantham. This is what he has to say about his experience with BIG TOM:

“What a driving instructor Tom is! A great driving instructor. Having come from a full bike licence and wanting to be on four wheels I chose tom and was never disappointed with him at all. He is really friendly and gives great advice and will put you at ease and also make sure you will pass your test with a high standard. I really cannot recommend him enough. I passed first time only one minor. Job well done. Thank you Tom”

Gordon managed to get his driving licence quickly by making use of the way BIG TOM operates; we cater for busy, professional people who need to get a licence fast. We have a proven track record as the rest of our Customer Reviews will testify for getting results, and making people happy. This is a life changing experience, and you really do not need to wait several months to pass your driving test. We are taking bookings in Grantham right now, call our office on 01476 850 050 , and take the first positive step to freedom and independence.

BIG TOM Driving School –  Intensive Driving Course in Grantham 

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Customer Reviews

The following are 100% authentic, customer reviews of our customers experience with BIG TOM Driving School:

 

“I felt very comfortable in my experience”

“Learning to drive with Tom helped me so much with my confidence. After not driving for a year and having a couple of instructors before him I felt very comfortable in my experience. I passed on my 2nd time and would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a friendly instructor who can give them the confidence they need on the road.” Zoe Briggs from Peterborough

“I highly highly recommend to everyone that wants to learn to drive”

“Absolutely fantastic driving school, I booked the 5 day intensive course on which I gained alot of experience and knowledge on how to drive. Took my test today first attempt and passed with only 2 minors and this proves how brilliantly effective Bigtom’s driving school is. Thank-you to Tom and Tara who helped me to pass my test quickly. I highly highly recommend to everyone that wants to learn to drive. Thanks once again”  Darrell Constantine from Sleaford

 

“Tara made the test booking process seamless”

“What can I say? Tom is a Legend! He helped a nervous driver gain confidence in a supportive atmosphere. I had very little driving experience, and in just 20 hours he had me test ready and I passed FIRST time!! If you are looking for a patient, knowledgeable instructor Big Tom is your man!

On a side note (but equally important) Tara made the test booking process seamless and kept me updated every step of the way. I was very impressed with the text message the night before my test wishing me luck! It was a nice touch and shows how much Tara, Tom and the rest of the Big Tom team really care about their students.

I will be recommending Big Tom Driving School at every opportunity.”  Jason Dean from Peterbororough

“Tom gave me some brilliant resources to look at”

“This was a great way to learn how to drive. Tom gave me some brilliant resources to look at prior to my 5 day intensive course. Before starting my lessons, I had no driving experience in a car and by the end of the week, i passed my test first time. He was patient, friendly, helpful and very encouraging. He gave me all the advise and confidence I needed. I highly recommend BIG TOM intensive driving course to anyone whose looking to pass their test.”  Sam Smith from Sleaford

 

“Adapted to my needs and listened to me”

“BIG TOM was the only driving school in the area to provide an intensive course.  I had a brilliant instructor, he adapted to my needs and listened to me when I had concerns.  I couldn’t thank him enough for how quickly he helped me learn to drive and how nice and considerate he was to me throughout my experience.”  James Youds from Haconby

“I enjoyed his teaching style”

“I had a great week with Tom, very professional and polite.  I enjoyed his teaching style, calm and patient which suited my learning style.  Overall I feel I’m a much better driver than when I started.  Big thumbs up! 10 out of 10” Dalton Marsh from Bourne

 

“Chris showed me excellent tips which I would not have know myself”

“I am pleased that I passed my driving test with the help of my driving instructor today. He showed me excellent tips which I would not have known myself and these, along with his good manner and patience, helped me immensely. If I have friends who wish to take lessons I will tell them of your driving school and once again many thanks for all.” Shaun Dowdeswell from Spalding

“The most confident I’ve felt behind the wheel and the most I’ve enjoyed it”

“I chose BIG TOM because I had tried “normal” lessons but the breaks in between hadn’t suited my learning style.  The main advantages of BIG TOM for me was the intensity of the course and the ‘pick up/drop back’ service offered.  This is the most most confident I’ve felt behind the wheel and the most I’ve enjoyed it”.  Lizzy Lunn from Bourne

“I would definitely recommend BIG TOM Driving School and wish I’d gone with Tom in the first place”

“I started driving with Tom after failed a test with another instructor. He build my confidence by giving me clear instruction on how to improve my driving. He used different techniques to show what to do. I found the mock tests we did really helpful and showed me exactly what the examiner would be looking for. Driving every day with Tom gave me much more experience than having a lesson weekly. Tom made everything easy by booking my initial test and then finding me a cancelation because he thought I was ready to take my test earlier. On day 5 I took my test and passed with no driver errors. I would definitely recommend Big Tom Driving School and wish I’d gone with Tom in the first place.”  Oliver Stephenson from Carlby

 

“Very relaxed, no pressure”

“Very relaxed, no pressure and never felt pushed or rushed if I didn’t feel confident or comfortable”  Joshua Smith from St. Neots

 

“Fantastic ability to make me feel safe and confident”

“Has a fantastic ability to make me feel safe and confident while driving.  This was the first time I have really felt comfortable behind the wheel” Unnamed Customer Survey Form received 03/08/2016

 

“Very nicely organised behind the scenes”

“Just passed my driving test using BIG TOM’s Driving School.   I would highly recommend anyone wanting to learn to drive to do the same.  Brilliant training and bloke, also very nicely organised behind the scenes with Tara.  Big thank you.”  Graham Lucas from Peterborough

 

“BIG TOM Driving School was the best choice for me”

“As an older learner and parent, I felt it suited my needs more to do an intensive driving course.  After reading up on them, BIG TOM Driving School was the best choice for me.  Enjoyable, relaxed, friendly experience.  Very good teacher!”  Zoe Parry from Bourne

 

“I not only passed my test but feel able to drive in any situation”

“I found the BIG TOM 5 day intensive course a huge help very flexible and happy to fit in and around a hectic work schedule, unlike most driving instructors who aren’t as willing to accommodate.The week itself was really insightful and allowed me to build my confidence, ability and knowledge to the point where by I not only passed my test but feel able to drive in any situation. I would happily recommend BIG TOM to absolutely everyone, massive thanks it was great.”  Nick Dobie from Oakham

 

“We would definitely recommend your driving course to anyone”

“We were very impressed with how completely at ease he felt with you which I am sure contributed to being able to learn so quickly and we would definitely recommend your driving course to anyone.”  Alison Bishell from Bourne regarding her son Patrick

 

“Tom was never late to a lesson, never on his phone during a lesson”

“Highly recommending Tom and big Tom Driving School and here’s why…. I was NEVER going to be a driver.. NEVER NEVER! Then I found Tom , the only instructor who’s managed to calm me down enough to get out of 2nd gear. I have severe anxiety and also a condition which affects my memory , Tom would teach me things and I would forget but he didn’t ever get stressed with me or even raise his voice … not once! He stayed calm and patient and yesterday I passed my driving test! Tom was never late to a lesson, never on his phone during a lesson. So many other instructors are late, rude and impatient. If you want a driving teacher who takes his job seriously and does everything he can to make you feel ok, then Tom is your guy :)”  Rhiannon Kirby from Grantham

 

“I never thought that I would ever be able to learn so much in only 5 days”

“I would highly recommend Big Tom driving school to anyone. Tom Ingram is very knowledgeable, confident and patient driving instructor with excellent communication skills. I have done 5 day (20hrs) intensive driving course. I never thought that I would ever be able to learn so much in only 5 days! Thank you,Tom.” Viktorija Jezova

 

“Best money I have spent”

“After trying different instructors for a few years I found Tom through my Grandad, with very few lessons I passed first time! Best money I have spent :)” Louise Burrows from Peterborough

 

“You were always so calm even when I made mistakes”

Thanks for all your help and instruction on teaching me to drive (and pass my test first time). A few points about my time learning with you:

I found you very easy to communicate with, both in the car during lessons and on the phone (text). You put me at ease on the very first lesson with you and you were always so calm even when I made mistakes. It was nice that you were always early so my lessons always started on time.

You were also very good at explaining things in the simplest of ways and not over complicating things. I also thought it was fantastic that nearing my test date we took my lessons in my own car after we’d decided to use my car for my test. This was so useful as I wasn’t swapping from one car to another and I’m sure this played a big part on my test.

I really want to thank you again for getting me to such a high standard which will hopefully stay with me for life and I’m sure this is why I passed with only one minor (stupid one).” Liam Watkinson from Stamford

 

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“He doesn’t pressurise you when you make mistakes”

” I found learning with Tom to be very effective. He doesn’t pressurise you when you make mistakes and makes it a cool calm driving experience. I had very little driving experience when I started, and passed my test within 9 days, and I put that down to the way I was taught. Very effective and efficient service – much appreciated. Will definitely recommend to anybody. Bargain price too!” Andy Graham from Peterborough

 

“He will make sure you pass your test with a high standard”

“What a driving instructor Tom is! A great driving instructor. Having come from a full bike licence and wanting to be on four wheels I chose tom and was never disappointed with him at all. He is really friendly and gives great advice and will put you at ease and also make sure you will pass your test with a high standard. I really cannot recommend him enough. I passed first time only one minor. Job well done. Thank you Tom” Gordon Annis from Bourne

 

“It made it so much easier and more enjoyable learning”

“I really enjoyed the whole experience, it made it so much easier and more enjoyable learning from some1 who is calm in every situation but also pushes you to keep going which helped me pick up driving very quickly considering I had never driven before my 1st lesson and would like to thank tom for his help”   Jake Overland from Bourne

 

“I enjoyed it and also I passed both tests first time”

“I thought the resources provided to help me (driving videos, online theory practice) were very useful. I think Big Tom is a very good driving school because I enjoyed it and also I passed both parts of my tests first time, which shows that Big Tom does make you a good driver in a short period of time.” William Platt from Peterborough

 

VIDEO: Connor from Bourne https://youtu.be/U2Kq24WTazQ

 

“Tom didn’t just teach me to pass my test, he taught me how to drive”

“Big Tom delivered exactly what was promised on the website which is to learn by driving. I had no previous driving experience at all. In the space of 7 days I went from being a beginner with limited confidence in my ability to drive, to being ready and confident to drive on my own after I passed. Tom didn’t just teach me to pass my test, he taught me how to drive. ”
Ben Rossi from Grantham

 

“Learned so much….and was really enjoyable”

“Would definitely recommend this course to others learning to drive!  Learned so much on the course and was really enjoyable”.  Patrick Bishell from Bourne

 

“I would definitely recommend you to anyone…..”

“Thanks ever so much for all your help in preparing Liam for life behind the wheel. You’ve done a brilliant job with him and I’m very comfortable being chauffeured about by Liam. I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting their son or daughter to be taught to a very high standard by a very professional and likeable person” Mark Watkinson (Father of pupil)

 

“He has great patience, pleasant attitude and listens to what you have to say”

“Passed first time with Tom’s help and guidance. He has great patience, pleasant attitude and listens to what you have to say. Gives clear precise advice and allows you time to get to know the car and feel your way around the controls.   I would recommend Tom to teach my friends to drive.”   Andrew McKinnon-Paton from Peterborough

 

“He did not just prepare me for the test, but driving in real life”

“I’d like to thank Tom for helping me to pass my driving test first time, he did not just prepare me for the test but driving in real life, with real life situations. Tom is a very calm person and was able to help me stay calm, when I didn’t do things correctly. He never got frustrated with me and kept a calm manner. He is very professional and polite, we were able to have general conversations and have a laugh when learning how to drive. I thoroughly recommend Tom and his teaching style. Thank you Tom”   Summer Sleight from Bourne

 

VIDEO: Kim from Bourne https://youtu.be/CE8_ZIn21Ns

 

“He also has an excellent sense of humour and is open to the learner’s suggestions”

“As a 63 year old who had never had a driving lesson I feel very lucky that I found Tom Ingram through the Directory. He is very patient and has a clear sense of how progress is made; he also has the ability to communicate that sense. He also has an excellent sense of humour and is open to the learner’s suggestions. All of which means that the lessons are enjoyable even for someone who still finds driving often intimidating” John Lancaster from Peterborough

 

“Makes you feel at ease”

“Learnt so much in one week, great guy and he makes you feel at ease, would definitely recommend him to other learners” Becka Skellet from Grantham

 

“As the intensive driving course went on, my confidence grew….”

“If you are looking for a driving instructor.. look no further!!! Tom is the best there is 🙂
I did the intensive driving course with Tom. Tom is a great driving instructor. He is patient, supportive and explains things really well. As the driving course went on, my confidence grew and passing my driving test was a huge boost. Just want to say a huge thanks to Tom who encouraged me to persevere with my driving and it certainly paid off. I would highly recommend booking with him”   Haleema from Peterborough

 

“You were a calm instructor, easy to talk to and always made me feel comfortable”

“The only feedback I can really give is a positive one. You were really helpful and a calm Instructor, easy to talk to and always made me feel comfortable. You were a very understanding Instructor and were there to help every step of the way. Thank you.”     Darran Carroll from Peterborough

 

“Tom made the whole experience enjoyable”

“I felt he was a good teacher, he explained things clearly, I fully understood him, and felt supported. Tom made the whole experience enjoyable, and I would recommend him to my deaf friends.”   Gem Dixon from Peterborough (profoundly deaf)

 

“He adapts the learning techniques to you as an individual”

“My experience of learning to drive was very positive thanks to my lessons with Tom. I started out with very little time behind the wheel but was helped to feel very calm and relaxed. He adapts the learning techniques to you as an individual, ensuring you learn at your own pace. I started out with very little confidence, but thanks to Tom and his calming influence this was overcome quite quickly. Mock tests helped me prepare for the real practical test and assisted in reducing my nerves for test day. I knew what to expect so there were never any surprises. Tom also has lots of useful videos online which help with tackling more difficult techniques or situations. Overall my experience was fantastic and I would recommend anyone looking to start driving to give Tom a call!”   Georgia Galloway from Bourne

 

“Tom also allowed me to take control of what we covered each lesson, so I could practice what I thought I wasn’t good at”

“I passed my test first time in March 2011, and it wasn’t until I had been driving on my own for a few months that I really fully appreciated the extent to which learning with Tom prepared me for real life driving, for me it was the little extra things, like anticipating attitudes of drivers that I feel added the extra safety aspect to my driving. I know from friends experiences that alot of driving schools just drive the “test routes” (the common routes taken by the examiners) but this really doesn’t prepare you for driving new roads on your own – one particular highlight of my lessons was the rural drives around areas new to me as they opened my eyes to the many unexpected hazards that are on the roads! Tom also allowed me to take control of what we covered each lesson, so I could practice what I thought I wasn’t good at – he also took me to park in Queensgate, which let\’s face it is a lifelong skill for living in Peterborough! Toms lessons have a relaxed approach, and I would thoroughly recommend learning with him.   Lisa Reid from Peterborough

 

“Tom gave her confidence and was very patient”

“I would highly recommend anyone to take lessons with Tom, whether you have never driven or have experience.
Our daughter Shannon had never stepped foot behind a driving wheel, and was very nervous, that was March and by August she was test ready, Tom gave her confidence and was very patient. He is also very happy to speak to parents too as many of us have been passed a while so taking Shannon out in her own vehicle I felt confident to sit beside her. Tom also encourages students to use their own car, in fact Shannon felt that confident she took her test in her own car and passed first time.”   Mel Ronan from Bourne (Mother of pupil)

 

“Made learning to drive fun”

“Unlike any other instructor, highly recommend, made learning to drive fun, wouldn’t learn with anyone else!” Helen Gilberto from Peterborough

 

“Made me feel at ease with something I wasn’t comfortable with to start with”

“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 from Peterborough

 

“Helped me to pass first time with only 1 minor”

“BIG TOM helped me to pass first time with only 1 minor! He is really patient and calm, covering all aspects of driving. For example, multi story car parks and back road driving. Thoroughly recommend him!”   Dalton Harris from Peterborough

 

Highly recommend, I passed first time with very few lessons.”

Tom Roberts from Bourne

 

VIDEO: Haleema from Peterborough https://youtu.be/WXtNbR37dVM

 

“Actually enjoyed lessons and couldn’t wait for my next”

“Great driving instructor, had a lot of time and patience for me. Actually enjoyed lessons and couldn’t wait for my next. Also a small comfortable car to drive”   Tasha Clarke from Peterborough 

 

“Tom made me feel at ease when driving”

“Highly recommend Tom, and would like to thank him for helping me my pass my test, not only is he a great guy but also a fantastic instructor and has a lot of time for his students. Tom’s knowledge of driving shows through his teaching and has great patience and made me feel at ease when driving. All round great instructor and top bloke, cheers Tom!” Liam Mountford from Bourne

 

You have a 100% record in this house”

“Hi Tom, just thought I’d let you know that Jamie passed his test this morning.  I’d like to thank you for everything you’ve done for him.  You have a 100% record in this house, first Liam and now Jamie.  Thank you.”  Mark and Lorraine Watkinson from Stamford

 

“His friendly manner made me very relaxed and at ease”

“Big Tom is a great driving instructor; his friendly manner made me very relaxed and at ease during my lessons. He always arrived for my lessons on time, and he is very easy to contact via facebook, text etc. I enjoyed the lessons and he taught me to drive, rather than just pass my test. I would thoroughly recommend learning with Big Tom Driving School!”   Georgina Ivens from Peterborough

 

“He is very patient and is an excellent teacher”

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for our motorway driving session! It allowed me to have some experience on a motorway with a qualified instructor so that I am confident driving on them 🙂 thank you! I would thoroughly recommend Big Tom Driving School as he is very patient and is an excellent teacher! And I would suggest taking the offer of a motorway session after you have passed with Tom as it gives you a great experience with Tom there to guide you 🙂 thank you! :)” Lucy Richings from Bourne

 

“Willing to go at the learners’ pace”

“Calm attitude to teaching, reassuring for beginners and willing to go at the learners’ pace would recommend to anyone looking for a reliable and friendly instructor!” Sophie Pick from Bourne

 

“I miss having you as my driving instructor”

“Tom is everything you want in a driving instructor: calm, clear, supportive, knowledgeable and funny. He is very patient and punctual, taking a pride in his car so it’s clean. He varies the routes, so you learn about different situations and his use of anecdotes is entertaining. Thanks Big Tom – it’s great to have passed but I miss having you as my driving instructor” Katie Ankin from Peterborough

 

“Professional and informative”

“Very professional and informative extremely helpfully would definitely recommend tom to anyone” Karl Gregory from Bourne

“First time pass after 15 hours of tuition”

“You couldn’t ask for a better instructor than Tom, he is knowledgable, patient and makes everything so easy to understand. First time pass after 15 hours of tuition!”   Richard Lamb from Peterborough

 

“Knows what he is doing”

“Great guy who knows what he is doing I would definitely recommend”   Kelly Waudby from Bourne

 

The benefits to you of the BIG TOM 5 Day Intensive Course are enormous.  Click HERE to see why our customers choose our course

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Supercharge your BIG TOM intensive driving course

BT_superchargeThis blog will demonstrate how easy it is to get the maximum value out of your BIG TOM intensive driving course by making use of our extensive driving video library

Our BIG TOM driving video channel alongside our BIG TOM intensive driving course (0800 689 4174) offers our customers the opportunity to maximise their learning experience, making learning to drive, easier, quicker and stress free. You really would have to ask yourself why would you NOT want to do that?! This amazing benefit that we provide is unique and puts our customers at a major advantage when it comes to sitting in the car for the first time. Read on to see how this can save you a bucket load of money.

There are 600+ people are already subscribed to our amazing YouTube driving channel, and you can see for yourself that a great many of them are not even BIG TOM customers, but they recognise the value to be gained by viewing them. There are an extraordinary number of positive comments of thanks on our videos. Look what Jimmy Jagg commented after viewing one of the BIG TOM driving videos:

“I am already a driver with full licence and no accidents in over 40 years, but I like the way that you have put yourself completely into safe driving. Thinking ahead is extremely important as it gives you a breathing space in which to react to incidents that may crop up whilst driving. I know that any of your pupils will make excellent drivers as long as they take your advice on thinking beyond gaining their full licence. Keep up the good work Tom”

One BIG TOM driving video on bay parking has had over 150,000 views. The videos are advertisement free, and deliberately designed to be short, sharp, concise ‘golden nuggets’ of information. But we are loyal to our customers, and we offer them exclusive, restricted access to a bank of further in depth driving videos that are even better than the videos for public viewing.  Our customers get better prepared for their intensive driving course, they in effect, attend the course, and “hit the ground running” as they have already raised their awareness prior to Day 1 of the BIG TOM intensive course. The videos also help to reinforce learning, they assist in reflecting on what has been taught and our customers say they like to see in the comments how others are getting on, as it makes them feel more comfortable being in a circle of other people experiencing the same thoughts and feelings.

There are driving videos filmed at a whole range of different sized villages, towns and cities – and much like the popular BIG TOM Intensive driving courses, it gives the viewer the chance to experience a wide range of different driving conditions.

We cover the following regions on our intensive driving courses in Peterborough, Grantham, Sleaford, Lincoln, Spalding, Bourne, Stamford, and Boston. There are dozens of customer reviews and testimonials to be viewed across all of the BIG TOM channels – you can see for yourself why our courses are so popular.

 
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