Greetings, PassMeFast readers! We’re back once more with another instalment in our Meet an ADI series! If you’re new here, this series aims to shine a spotlight on PassMeFast’s hardworking driving instructors, giving you a chance to get to know them better. In previous months, we’ve had a look at instructors from Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and Merseyside. This month, we’re heading over to Staffordshire to meet local ADI Louise!
Louise joined our fleet in 2019 and has had over 13 years of teaching experience so far! Find out more about her below!
What age were you when you passed your test? 17
How many times did it take you to pass? Only one!
How long have you been an ADI? 13 years.
What was your first car? Ford Fiesta.
What car do you drive now? Ford Fiesta.
What transmission is your car? Manual.
What’s your dream car? A Bentley!
What motivated you to become an instructor? I had taught friends to drive.
Have you taught any family members to drive? Yes.
What’s your proudest moment as an instructor? Passing both of my girls first time!
What’s the most enjoyable thing about being a driving instructor? Getting to meet different people.
And the most frustrating thing about being a driving instructor? Other drivers!
What’s your biggest pet peeve about other drivers? Being rude to learners.
What test centres do you cover? Lichfield.
What’s your favourite pass story? A young man with no confidence, who was being bullied, who managed to pass first time. He gave me a £20 note even though he didn’t have much.
What’s the craziest pass celebration you’ve ever seen? They wouldn’t stop kissing the examiner, even when he got out of the car!
What’s the most common thing people fail on? Not believing in themselves.
What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to new drivers? Be careful and don’t listen to peers.
When did you join PassMeFast and why? In October 2019—they are a good company.
What do you do to relax? Walk my dogs.
Do you have any hobbies or interests? Meeting new people. I also love to go to old buildings and villages!
Want to know more about PassMeFast’s DVSA-approved driving instructors? Head on over to our PassMeFast instructors page. You can also read up on our latest driving instructor articles on the PassMeFast blog, or, check out our other Meet an ADI instalments below!