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“Hi Mike, seems ages since we last spoke and even longer since we shared those instructor training sessions.
In the last ten tears, I have come to realise just how sound and professional your advice was and I attribute in no small part, my part three success to yourself. You believed in me when I was ready to ...Continue Reading →
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Jo was a busy single mum, for whom time had seemed to fly by.
When she called me it took a little while to associate the voice, the name and hardest of all – the face.
I had taught her some eight years earlier – an eighteen year-old having successfully gained three “A” Levels and her thoughts turning to university.
Then, when she learned she was ...Continue Reading →
The ‘Dark’ Side of Driving
It seems we ADIs spend endless time trying to persuade young drivers that the actual learning process doesn’t finish when the Examiner gives you that Pass Certificate.
So many young people are learning their skills during the spring and summer months – windows open or aircon switched on – clear and light visibility and all is ok with the world thank you!
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I received a call recently from a parent, enquiring about driving lessons for her daughter and was advised that she had to pass her test within the next three months, because she was about to go to UNI.
I asked if she had any previous experience and was told that she had watched mum and dad from the front passenger seat and therefore knew about changing gears.
Further discussion revealed that Sally was a complete beginner and had never sat in the ...Continue Reading →
Some months ago I renewed my acquaintance with my colleague Charlie, after a gap of many months. I was quite surprised at the time that he wasn’t really aware of CPD – or continued professional development.
At TRISTAR we have always tried to encourage our ADIs to develop their skills, from the day they successfully acquire that magical Green Badge and I myself have undergone further training in
I had spotted Charlie’s car as soon as I entered the Test Centre car park – a very distinctive, clean blue hatchback with an equally distinctive logo and roof box.
I already knew that my pupil preferred to have me wait at the test centre – and I have to say it’s a decision with which I always comply, as indeed with the pupils who want me to ride along on test.
I was hoping Charlie’s pupil had made a similar decision ...Continue Reading →