Your Driving Instructor
My name is Andy, I retired from the Metropolitan Police Service in 2015 following 30 years exemplary service during which I attained the Police Advanced Driving classification following six weeks training at the Hendon Driver Training School. This is a highly sought after course developing skills in driver observation, vehicle handling and making progress safely plus pursuit procedures. Only a small percentage of officers attain this qualification. I used these skills for many years in South London. I later joined the Mounted Section where I assisted with training riders and horses and attained an instructional qualification in that field.
I am 55 years old, married with two children and have lived in Sevenoaks, in Kent for 20 years. I have been a fully qualified DVSA approved driving instructor for six years and until recently was part of the Better Driver Training driving school franchise. I have continued my development with further certificated professional development courses in applied coaching and Neurodiversity . I am a member of both local and national driving instructors organisations which hold regular meetings which enhance awareness of new legislation and education for driving and instruction.
You will be driving a 2022 registered dual controlled manual Seat Ibiza 1.0 SE TSI tech. The car has excellent all round vision and is easy to manoeuvre. I have a top class insurance policy in place to cover the vehicle.
- New driver training
- Confidence boosting
- General assessment
- Motorways and faster roads
- Country roads
- Town driving
- Night driving
- Au pair assessment
- UK Driving familiarisation / Test
- Theory training
Feel free to contact me for further info on pricing and how to progress your training. Please see my testimonials below, or on my Facebook page, and check out my blog! Everyone has their own needs and goals, I look forward to helping you achieve yours!
“Andy made me feel really relaxed. I had mental health difficulties and he always saved me a spot when it took a long time to get my provisional due to medical tests. He made me feel relaxed and had very logical and memorable ways of thinking about things. I still hear his voice in my head when I’m driving and it really helps. I hope anyone would choose him as he made me feel very at home and at ease.” – Chloe
“I cannot thank Andy enough for the hard work he put in. I was recommended him by a mate after already having lessons with other instructors. Andy immediately made time for me and was extremely flexible in booking me in. He immediately noticed my faults and addressed them. His instructing was perfectly clear and calm giving has a range of useful tips that I couldn’t have passed without! He was influential in my clean sheet pass with 0 minors. Always had a laugh, great instructor and top guy.” – Elliot
“Really enjoyed my driving lessons with Andy, had a good laugh and learnt lots. Very happy to have passed my test. Would highly recommend.” – Amy
“I just passed with Andy on my first time – he was great and completely put my nerves at rest. I’d recommend to anyone who is new to driving or who has already started. Professional and great value for money.” – Ryan
“Just passed first time today with Andy, top bloke. His invaluable experience driving with the police was a great help. Been learning with Andy for some time and in that time no longer see him as just my driving instructor he’s sort of a friend. Puts you at ease on the drive and can have a good laugh as well. Would recommend to anyone learning to drive.” – Connor
“I passed today first time all thanks to my instructor Andy. Had an absolutely brilliant time learning with him and was very grateful for his patient and encouraging nature. I will never forget all the things I have been taught and would recommend Andy to anyone that’s looking for a really great learning experience.” – Isolde
“Andy was a great instructor, really personable. He was quick to respond to texts and emails. Very punctual and kept all his appointments. William passed 1st time. Would highly recommend.” – Tammy
“Andy is a fantastic driving instructor and I can’t thank him enough for teaching me how to drive. Andy is supportive, encouraging and patient. His easy going manner and flexibility to arrange my lessons through my school schedule was really appreciated. He is an amazing instructor and I can’t praise him enough. Thank you so much, I have recommended you to all my friends so beware!!” – Niamh
Andy is a fantastic instructor and I am incredibly grateful for his patience, kindness and ability to always put me at ease. He prepared me thorougly for my test but even more importantly, he has taught me how to drive safely and confidently on my own. His teaching of the manoeuvres and numerous other techniques made everything slot into place, allowing me to feel fully prepared to take my test. I would highly recommend Andy to anyone looking for an instructor. Emma Sept 2020