Meet an Instructor: Ann

Here at the PassMeFast blog, we’ve talked a lot about our fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors. We’ve explained the (brilliant!) instructor grades they get, and let them have their say on the 2017 driving test changes. However, so far, we haven’t properly introduced the instructors themselves.

Now, we’re taking the chance to change all of that, and launching a new series of posts: Meet an ADI. In each post, we’ll introduce one of our instructors, helping you to get to know the people you could be learning with. To kick things off, we’re profiling Ann, an instructor who’s been teaching PassMeFast courses in the Wigan area since 2016. Let’s meet Ann!

About Ann

Bitstrip of Driving Instructor Ann WinstanleyAge: 63

What age were you when you passed your test? 27

Did you pass first time? Yes!

How long have you been an ADI? Since 2008.

Which car do you drive? Ford Fiesta Titanium.

Automatic or manual? Manual.

Which test centres do you cover? Atherton, Bolton, Chorley, Preston and St Helens.

What was your first car? A Mini.

What’s your dream car? A Bentley!

What motivated you to become a driving instructor? I love meeting people from all walks of life.

Have you ever taught any of your family members to drive? Yes—and they passed first time!

What’s your proudest moment as an instructor? When a pupil passes with zero minors. Three of my pupils have done just that!

What’s the most frustrating thing about being a driving instructor? When a pupil doesn’t listen to what you are saying and tries to do their own thing instead.

What’s your biggest pet peeve about other drivers? When they pull out in front of you!

What’s your favourite pass story? I love it whenever a pupil who doesn’t believe in themselves still manages to pass first time.

What’s the most common thing people fail on? Roundabouts!

What advice would you give to a new driver? Just breathe and relax.

Why did you decide to join PassMeFast? I wanted a new challenge.

Finally, when you’re not in the car, what do you to to chill out? Swimming really helps me to relax. I also love gardening, dancing and walking!

For quick fact files about the entire PassMeFast fleet, visit our instructors page. Alternatively, get to know our other ADIs in our exclusive interviews:

By Andy Boardman

Andy has been part of the PassMeFast Blog team from the very beginning. He'll provide you with plenty of useful motoring advice, helping you to get the most out of every trip. When he's not writing here, you're most likely to find Andy on the way to his next destination.

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