Hi, my name is Damion Hartley and I run Jump Start School of Motoring based in Wakefield. I qualified as an Approved Driving Instructor, (ADI) in April 2014 following twelve months of professional training.
Selecting the right driving instructor is really important. Not only are you investing your money into the process but you are also investing your time too. According to the latest national statistics, it can take up to 45 hours to reach test standard and therefore you and your instructor could be spending a lot of time together.
We realise that people are different with varying needs when they approach a driving school. Some learner drivers may never have driven before and be nervous and require of lots of practice and encouragement. Others may have completed hours of driving or even passed their test. Regardless of your capabilities, we treat each student individually and create a learning environment tailored to your needs.
I have completed a BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Coaching for Driver Development. This course has given me additional skills which enable me to develop your skills using a variety of coaching methods.
Good Knowledge: Demonstrate full knowledge about the test process and have good driving skills.
Responsibilities: Ability to judge the required knowledge and skills and provide the best methods to enable you to drive independently.
Patience: Understand your knowledge and learning capabilities to get the best out of you.
Communication: Explains the lessons with the good examples and apply the language that you can understand easily.
Confidence: A good driving instructor has confidence in their driving teaching methods and ability to increase confidence for passing the driving test.
Punctual: Punctuality is another good quality of a driving instructor. We must arrive on time at the training place and give the full scheduled time to teach the lessons.
Flexibility: A good driving instructor must be flexible with their lesson timings and teaching methods and adapt their approach to meet the needs of the learner.
Please visit my testimonials page to read what my previous students have said about me.