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Sheffield Driving Instructor – Laura Waltho
Laura Waltho, the driving instructor behind Revolution Driving Tuition was recently asked a few questions about her life as a Sheffield driving instructor, her services offered and what advice she would offer to people looking to learn to drive. Read on the see her responses.
Tell us more about yourself and Revolution Driving Tuition
My name is Laura Waltho, I’m a female driving instructor in Sheffield. Revolution Driving Tuition is the name of my personal driving school through which I promote myself as an instructor and my services of teaching people to become safe and confident drivers.
What services do you offer?
I offer exciting driving lessons in Sheffield in the form of 1 hour, 1 1/2 hours, 2 hours and discounted blocks of 10 hours as well as additional services of Pass Plus and refresher courses.
What areas do you cover?
Based in Sheffield I primarily cover the south east side of the city including areas such as: Totley, Dore, Bradway, Norton, Gleadless, Eckington, Mosborough, Sothall, Beighton, Woodhouse, Handsworth, and Aston but sometimes also expand across the city to cover pupils from further afield.
Do you offer any kind of discounts or special offers?
I offer a discounted rate for students as well as a special offer on prepaid blocks of 10 hours to help manage the cost of learning to drive. I also give every client a referral card which allows them to gain a free driving lesson upon referring a friend to Revolution Driving Tuition!
Why do you think a female driving instructor is sometimes preferred over males?
I find that some females find the learning environment with another female is much more relaxing and easing than being with a male, on the other hand it’s not uncommon for male clients to prefer a female instructor for the same reason.
However that’s not to say female driving instructors are any better than male instructors or vice versa, despite the popular debate on whether male or females are the better drivers!
The key is to find a driving instructor who you feel comfortable with, whether they are male or female is that persons own preference.
What advice would you give anyone looking to learn to drive?
The recent press and TV coverage has highlighted some fraudulent instructors are operating in Britain. Always check that the instructor you choose is a DSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and displays their badge in their driving school vehicle at all times.
Some instructors such as myself are also members of organisations such as the Driving Instructors Association which help the instructor keep up with the latest industry news and provide additional professional liability and indemnity insurances.
Once the instructor has been chosen the driving lessons can then be scheduled around your personal aims and timetable.
For more useful information please see a recent Revolution Driving Tuition article on how to pass your driving test quicker.
What does a typical day look like?
One advantage of being a driving instructor is that every day is different, with clients at various levels and new scenery every day makes for a varied line of work. I usually advise my clients to take two hour lessons as I find this the optimal amount of time to thoroughly cover a subject while avoiding tiredness and fatigue, the learner also feels they have accomplished much more than in a single hourly lesson.
These lessons continue throughout the day between travelling and lunch, once I finish the day I enter the next week’s lesson schedule in my organiser.
I use a Citroen C2 Furio as the Revolution Driving Tuition car, it’s a great little car with an economical 1.1i engine. Along with the Revolution Driving Tuition branding and sporty looks it seems to be a hit with my learners, especially with the futuristic digital speedometer!
View the picture gallery for a closer look round the car.
Other than being a driving instructor, what do you enjoy doing?
Being a girly girl I enjoy shopping for clothes, handbags and shoes! I also enjoy seeing the latest movie releases at the cinema.
Laura is a professional driving instructor available for driving lessons in Sheffield, if you would like to book a driving lesson with Revolution Driving Tuition call 0780 6625 966.