Monthly Archives: February 2014

More Work For Driving Instructors in Grantham

How to get more work for Driving Instructors in Grantham

Driving_instructors-granthamBig Tom Driving School has more work RIGHT NOW for Driving Instructors in Grantham.

Benefits include:

• Pupil booking service
• No franchise fee
• Optional workload
• No period of notice to serve
• Hours that suit you
• Option to decline work with no penalty

To start immediately earning with no further obligation text/call 0800 689 4174 to get directly through to Tom.  We have work for Driving Instructors in Grantham RIGHT NOW, so get in touch today for instant diary filling.

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Driving Lessons Near Me

How To Search For ‘Driving Lessons Near Me

file6301249314127When you tap in to your device Driving Lessons Near Me you will be presented with lots of information, and it can sometimes appear quite overwhelming. This blog will help you to properly understand that information and how you can use it for your purposes.

At the very top and bottom of the page you will see entries that are within a very lightly shaded background. Look carefully and you might notice the word “Ads”. These entries are paying Google for being on Page 1 for your search. As such, they will not necessarily be offering a service “near you” at all.

Carry on looking down the list, and you start to see what at first glance looks to be some rather obscure entries, often they will contain the words “Driving”, “Lessons”, “Near”, “Me” but in amongst other words. Therefore, you will not necessarily be getting the kind of results that you are after.

What to do.

• There are a couple of questions that will be useful to answer before going any further.
• Is it important to find a driving instructor who lives local to you?
• Is it important to learn to drive where you live, or where you will be tested?

A driving instructor who has to travel a distance to simply get to you because they do not live in your town, will have already incurred some cost (in time and fuel) before your driving lesson even starts, and that cost will be doubled once the driving lesson is finished. In that regard, it is good to find someone local to you. Also, local businesses tend to be more loyal to local customers, this is just a fact – reputation in a community is important. Big Tom Driving School for a long time has offered local residents in Bourne a really good deal to get them going on their driving lessons. So the answer is to search for driving lessons in your specific town.

For the second question, at Big Tom Driving School we very much believe in encouraging learner drivers to drive in a whole variety of driving conditions, not just driving test routes. So when you are on one of our courses in Grantham, you will get to drive to Peterborough, and vice-versa, because our ethos is “Drive more, to experience more, to learn more”. As such, it really does not matter where you live, a good driving school will be building your confidence and ability in driving in a variety of driving conditions and locations, not just where you live. There is more to this than simply considering – driving lessons near me.

For more information on important considerations on how to learn to drive, check out this video, it could save you heaps of time and money.

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3 Essentials for a Good Driving Lesson in Bourne

3 Things You Must Do To Have A Good Driving Lesson in Bourne.

Here are our 3 golden nuggets of information to remember to get a good driving lesson in Bourne:

  1. driving_lesson_bourneLess vision, less speed. Take a look at this video to see how this key concept works.  The image you can see on this blog of a street on a driving lesson in Bourne is an example of how the low sun, early in the morning in the winter months, can seriously reduce your vision.  Only this morning, in a quiet residential area in Bourne there was a very loud thud of metal on metal, where the driver of a car, travelling to work first thing, smashed into a parked vehicle in the road.  The driver literally did not see the parked car due to the brightly glaring low sun on a February morning.   If you cannot see, no matter how momentary, come off the gas, and cover the brake pedal  – you have absolutely no idea what is in front of you.  How can you keep driving on the gas pedal when you cannot see in front?

  2. Look out for double hazards.  It is pretty amazing how often a hazard is very often followed up by another hazard when driving, and Bourne is no different.  Remember, a hazard is something that makes you change direction and/or speed.  There are the double mini-roundabouts near the Tesco garage, there are the crossroads on the double bend near Bourne Abbey CofE Primary Academy, and there is the pedestrian crossing near to the long line of parked cars in North Street.  This is a good driving habit to get in to, looking beyond the first hazard.  Watch this video to see this in action.

  3. Pay attention to the detail.  Very, very easy to get carried away on a driving lesson in Bourne, driving many miles, but not to a particularly good standard.  Take a look at this video here for an example of practising turning right at junctions in Elsea Park – this is the detail you should be striving for.  Getting into the habit of doing a lot of driving to a not particularly good standard is not great for your progress, so pay attention to the detail, it is a case of quality over quantity.

These are our 3 essentials for ensuring you get a good driving lesson in Bourne.

For more information on driving lessons in Bourne link up to our Google page HERE.

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5 Things You Must Do on a Driving Lesson in Grantham

Here are our Top 5 tips for your driving lesson in Grantham

This blog gives 5 essential tips for learning to drive during a driving lesson in Grantham.

file0001011985902Whether you are having a driving lesson in Grantham with a Driving Instructor or with friends/family there are some essential things to do so that you maximise the learning experience.

  1. Set a goal.  Sounds obvious but you will be surprised how many don’t set a goal for the driving lesson. Try to keep it achievable within the timescale that you have, and also be specific with it. So rather than setting a goal of “roundabouts”, be more specific and set a goal such as “practise how to make use of using traffic from the left to my advantage” (see this video here as an example of this technique  )
  2. Give careful thought to where you will be driving. This needs to be very much in tune with your goal for the session. There is nothing quite as demoralising as picking the wrong location for your intended goal.  You could be 30 minutes into a fabulous session of driving, and have all that good work and sense of achievement dashed in less than a minute if you end up trying to drive in a location that is well beyond your current ability.
  3. Once in a while… chill.  Sounds crazy, but you might be surprised how beneficial this can be at times. Plan in what I call “Murray moments” – have a bag of Murray mints in the car (or your favourites) and take just a minute or two to pause, chill, reflect, discuss, plan, review – although only a short pause, it will be time well spent.
  4. Enjoy it! There are practical things that you can do to help this happen. Feeling pressure from trying to do too much, too soon, for too long makes for a stressful time for you and the person supervising your driving. Making your learning experience enjoyable means doing things the way you want – we are all different, we all learn in different ways, and this is all about you!
  5. Last but by no means least is track your progress. Review if you enjoyed the session, what were the good things and the not so good. What can you do next time to maximise the learning experience. Don’t underestimate how satisfying and indeed important it is to know how you are progressing towards being a safe and independent driver.

Plan in these Top 5 tips in your driving lesson in Grantham to get the most value of your time.     

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