The most important consideration you should have, when choosing your instructor, is that you have confidence in them and their ability to teach you. Here we highlight some things for you to consider when choosing your instructor.
Presentation of the vehicle and of the Instructor - An instructor that is well presented, a car that is clean and in good working order will speak volumes about the type of instructor they are. Do they match up to your standards?
Does the school offer the choice of male or female instructors? – Generally speaking, a good instructor is a good instructor and their gender should not be of major concern. Of course there are always circumstances, where for one reason or another, you may feel more comfortable with a lady instructor. There are definitely fewer around in Sydney, but they do exist. If you really feel you need a female instructor, ask the school when making the booking if they have lady instructors. Be patient – it may take some time to find one!
Which test center you would take your test in? - Does the instructor that you are considering using take many pupils to test at your local test center, or the one you want to use. Your instructor will be able to give you valuable insight on the test and potential hazards on routes around yours.
How much do they charge per hour? - Is the instructor affordable to you, or is the amount they charge a valuable investment in your future.
Do they offer discounts on block booking? – Many instructors will offer discounts if you book a block of lessons at once. This is a great way to save money and guarantee your lessons happen in a timely fashion.
Do you get a full hour/2 hour lesson? - Are you picked up at the start of your driving lesson and finish your lesson at the end of the hour (or 2 hours). You will be surprised how many instructors do not always do this.
Do they do evening/weekend lessons? – Is your life too busy to accommodate lessons during normal work hours.