One Size Doesn’t Fit All – How to Learn to Drive

Well it’s February already and this year seems to get busier and busier. Although I haven’t had any tests this week I have just had my busiest week so far and next week is set to be even more so. I have had 3 new learners this week all getting behind the wheel for the first time. It never ceases to amaze me just how diverse different people can be in their learning abilities, style and also speed of learning. I am constantly proving the theory wrong about older learners progressing more slowly as I find they listen and absorb briefings much easier than a teenager who just wants to get in the car and drive. That said it’s the fearless approach of such teenagers often does help them grasp the basics quickly.

These are the reasons why a “one size fits all” attitude to teaching learners is the wrong approach. For example If I tried to teach every pupil in the same way I might end up sticking to a rigid plan when roundabouts is always the fifth lesson. If that person didn’t grasp basic junctions on lesson one then asking them to tackle a roundabout without the required skills would be like jumping in at the deep end before you can even swim. Everybody learns at a different pace so therefore I have to teach each of my pupils at a different pace. If you seem to be picking up a particular subject quickly then we will progress onto the next subject as soon as we can. This approach will always keep the lessons fresh and interesting instead of tediously driving round the block over and over till every turn is perfect. I believe on getting the learner out onto main roads driving home at the end of the lesson as soon as possible, usually on the first lesson. Boosting confidence in this way and believing in the pupil has a massive positive effect on the learner because getting ready for the test in as few lessons as possible is always my priority.

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One way you as the learner can speed up the learning process is by starting on your theory practice straight away. Some people pass the theory test before they even think about driving lessons but I find the best approach is to do both at the same time. This way, what you learn on the road helps with your theory and when you’re learning the theory it helps you understand what’s happening out on the road. As for learning material the Highway Code is always a good place to start and there is any number of other good theory test publications. There are discs for the computer you can buy online for less than a tenner that also have the Hazard Perception clips on there but be careful to always have the latest edition as the test often changes. The best place to learn where you can always find the most up to date content with all the latest questions and clips is here:

You can set up a free account with limited access but when you take up lessons with Freeway Driving School you then get full access to everything you need to be able to pass your Theory test first time.

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