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Meet an Instructor: Lesley

Meet an ADI Lesley

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! We’re back with the latest instalment in our Meet an ADI series. So, if you’re eager to get to know more about our fleet of DVSA-approved instructors, buckle your seatbelts!

This month, we’ll be learning more about female instructor Lesley, who joined the PassMeFast team last year and is based in Hampshire. With four years of teaching experience under her belt, Lesley has lots to share. Get to know more about her below!


About Lesley

Age: 61

What age were you when you passed your test? 22!

How many times did it take you to pass? Twice.

How long have you been an ADI? 4 years.

What was your first car? Austin A40.

What car do you drive now? Mini Cooper D.

What transmission is your car? Manual.

What’s your dream car? Porsche Boxster.

What motivated you to become an instructor? Wanting to teach!

Have you taught any family members to drive? Not yet.

What’s your proudest moment as an instructor? Helping someone with Asperger’s get a first time pass!

What’s the most enjoyable thing about being a driving instructor? Meeting different people!

And the most frustrating thing about being a driving instructor? The DVSA!

What’s your biggest pet peeve about other drivers? Lack of respect for learners.

What’s your favourite pass story? They are all special!

What test centres do you cover?  Farnborough and Basingstoke.

What’s the most common thing people fail on? Nerves.

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to new drivers? Don’t be pressured by other drivers.

When did you join PassMeFast and why? 2020—I like teaching intensive courses.

What do you do to relax? Read.

Do you have any hobbies or interests? Travelling when allowed.


If you’d like to know even more about our fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors, our  driving instructors page should do the trick. Alternatively, you can catch up with our previous Meet an ADI instalments with the table below!

By Bethany Hall

Whether you’re a learner or a pro driver, Bethany is here to help. From defensive driving to the Highway Code, she’ll tell you everything you need know about driving. If she’s not on the road, you’ll probably find Bethany with her head in a book or binge-watching the latest TV show.

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