It’s time for us to shine the spotlight on yet another one of our hardworking driving instructors! In the past, we’ve interviewed PassMeFast ADIs in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Greater London. Today, we’re heading over to Derbyshire to meet local ADI Philippa!
Philippa has been a part of the PassMeFast team since 2018 and has been an instructor for 15 years. Let’s hear more about her story below!
What age were you when you passed your test? 17
How many times did it take you to pass? I passed first time!
How long have you been an ADI? 15 years.
What was your first car? Lada Sport.
What car do you drive now? VW Polo.
What transmission is your car? Manual.
What’s your dream car? Aston Martin.
What motivated you to become an instructor? I’ve always loved driving.
Have you taught any family members to drive? My nieces and nephews.
What’s your proudest moment as an instructor? Seeing my pupils pass—especially with zero minors!
What’s the most enjoyable thing about being a driving instructor? Being your own boss, and seeing your pupils improve and gain confidence.
And the most frustrating thing about being a driving instructor? How other drivers treat learner drivers.
What’s your biggest pet peeve about other drivers? Bad manners on the road.
What’s your favourite pass story? Pupils passing who thought they would be too nervous to be able to do it and got there in the end!
What’s the most common thing people fail on? Not checking around enough on manoeuvres or when setting off.
What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to new drivers? Treat everyone on the road as though they are idiots and you won’t go far wrong!
When did you join PassMeFast and why? 2018—they seemed like a good company to work for.
What do you do to relax? Going out for meals with friends and walking my dog.
Do you have any hobbies or interests? Holidays, walking my dog and gardening!
Interested in meeting the rest of the PassMeFast team? Head on over to our instructors page. Alternatively, you can read articles about our driving instructors on the PassMeFast Blog, or check out our other Meet an ADI posts!