When I got into the car on my first lesson I was nervous and worried about taking control of a vehicle, I had never drove a car before and I doubted my abilities. I was worried about holding up the traffic, learning how to control the car and also if I would have a harsh instructor.
Being my first lesson I didn't expect to do much driving but after talking to Andrew about the different gears, what to do as your approaching a junction and the functions of the car, I felt reassured and a lot more comfortable in the car, After that I did the cockpit drill and started to do some clutch control, Once I felt confident I did two short laps of the Benhall area, I was feeling more confident in the car at this point. On my second lesson we went over a similar routine to my first lesson but I gained more confidence and felt I was becoming a safer driver.
My third lesson was in the Warden Hill area, I was learning junctions. I became nervous and struggled at certain times, but Andrew made me feel calm and helped me understand where I was going wrong, He explained situations well using an iPad app that showed various different situations that could occur whilst on the road, and reassured me that I was doing well if I started to panic whilst driving.
Andrew is very calm and cheery and makes you feel relaxed, definitely the kind of attitude you need from an instructor when learning to drive, I am now going onto my sixth driving session with Andrew and feeling confident with my progress.