Hi I'm John, I am a fully qualified Government Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and I am passionate about road safety.
I became a driving instructor because I wanted a job with real satisfaction and there is nothing better than seeing someone pass their driving test. I enjoy training and wanted to contribute to the safe drivers of the future by not just getting them to pass their driving test but also to be a safe driver for a lifetime. In my previous jobs I was always being told by friends and work colleagues that I was a calm and relaxed type of person and that I would make a great Driving Instructor. I've now been doing the job for 6 years and each day is equally as rewarding seeing the next generation of drivers learn and grow eventually becoming a full licence holder.
To tell you a little bit more about myself I previously worked in the catering and sales industry for most of my working life until I qualified as an Approved Driving Instructor 6 years ago. I have three wonderful children and 4 equally wonderful future step children, a fabulous wife and spend most of my spare time with them all. I also enjoy cooking, film, music, attending major sporting events, concerts and theatre and I am also a season ticket holder at Northampton Saints Rugby Club but please do not let this put you off learning to drive with me.
I was fortunate to be trained by LDC in the latest adult coaching and training techniques so you can be assured the training I give will be of the highest standard. This year I have embarked on my most challenging training course yet by taking a Level 5 in Coaching run by LDC and currently the highest coaching qualification available in the Driver Training Sector. I am an ORDIT Trainer(Official Register of Driving Instructor Training) which means I am also able to train Driving Instructors. In September 2017 I completed my training with the Energy Saving Trust and offer Ecosafe tuition for learners and full licence holders as well as Pass Plus and Motorway Tuition. In September 2019 I was proud to announce that I would be U16 shirt sponsor at Rushden and Higham Rugby Football Club. I have had a lot of players already pass with me through the club and I have noticed many similarities between playing rugby and learning to drive in terms of attitude to achieve, even though this may sound a little strange.
I chose to work with LDC because everybody is different and the LD System allows for flexibility in lessons so that you learn to drive safely at a rate that suits you. I aim to make every lesson enjoyable and as productive as possible. The LD System just helps me to do this more effectively.
Lessons are always conducted in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner as I firmly believe in making pupils feel at ease during lessons. Well I hope this gives you a brief idea about me so please feel free to click here too "Contact me"