I am a female driving instructor who is patient, friendly & reliable offering quality lessons. You will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge & skills you need to be successful in both your driving test & most importantly your future driving.
Lessons are delivered in Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont, Hanworth, Heston, Isleworth, Osterley, Brentford, Hanwell, Twickenham, St. Margarets, Whitton, Teddington, Ashford (Middx).
All ages of learners are welcome & I am particularly sympathetic to nervous clients. Driving lessons can be either 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours long & Lessons will be structured to meet your needs.
There is flexibility in how you pay for your lessons. You can either pay-as-you-train for each lesson or if you are in the position to do so pre-pay for a block booking and get yourself a discounted rate.
If you are helping a relative or friend to pay to learn to drive, gift vouchers are available on request for any number of lessons.
How to get a Provisional Licence
You begin your driving lessons you must have a Provisional Driving Licence. You can apply for this three months before your 17th Birthday by completing an application form which is available from the post office. Go to www.gov.uk for more information.
The Theory Test - What should I expect?
Part 1 - Multiple Choice
Before the test begins you will be given instructions on how the test works. If you prefer you can go through a practice session of multiple choice questions to get use to the format of the test. Then the real test will start.
Questions with several possible answers will appear and you need to select the correct answer or answers. You can flag questions that you want to come back to later in the test. You will be asked 50 questions in 57 minutes and you must achieve 43 out of 50.
Part 2 - Hazard Perception
Before you start the Hazard Perception you can choose to have a 3 minute break. You will be then shown a clip on how the hazard perception test works.
You will watch a series of 14 video clips featuring every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard with one of the clips featuring two developing hazards.
To get a high score you must respond to the developing hazard in the early part of the development. The maximum score you can get on each hazard is five.
You must get 44 out of 75 in this part of the test.
You will be given your result by the centre staff & you must pass part 1 & part 2 at the same time to pass your theory test.
Practice Hint: The DSA produce a set of official discs or the Focus Driving Test Success DVD package is available from a range of retailers & is considerably cheaper! Amazon or somewhere similar is a good place usually to buy the discs!
Remember there is usually waiting time when booking a theory test. For more information or to book the Theory Test go to: www.gov.uk
What happens on my Driving Test?
The driving test assesses your driving ability and will last about 40 minutes.
During the test you will be asked to complete one of the following:
Had driving lessons in the past & given up on passing? Now is a better time to learn?
Need a different Driving Instructor?
Even if you have had lessons in the past but didn’t pass your test then then get in touch. I can create a learning package just for you so your current skills can be developed, weaknesses strengthened & confidence improved.
Newly qualified drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first 2 years of driving than at any other time in their driving career. Taking a Pass Plus course offers you, as a newly qualified driver the opportunity to reduce the risk by improving your road knowledge & skills.
The following 6 modules will be covered & although there is not a test at the end, your progress will be monitored & you must achieve or exceed in each module to be awarded the Pass Plus Certificate.
· Town Driving
· All Weather Driving
· Out of Town Driving & Rural Roads
· Night Driving
· Motorway driving
The Pass Plus course is usually for drivers who have passed within the past year & if undertaken then some insurance companies with make you eligible for a discount. You must check with your individual insurance company.
If you have a full licence & would like to gain experience driving on the motorway, then this possible. We can work on planning your journey, develop the skills you already have from driving on dual carriageways & cover how to react to signs & road markings.
Share their success - It could be you next!
Melissa passed her test at Isleworth - First Time!
Casey passed her Driving Test in Ashford first time with only 4 minors.
Casey said - Big thank you to Lorraine for helping me pass first time round, it has been great driving with you. Definately recommend to anyone who is looking for a friendly, comfortable atmosphere whilst building your experience of driving at own pace!
Clare pictured above with her son (who can't wait to get behind the wheel) after passing her test first time!
It was great learning to drive with Lorraine; she always has a patient, friendly and calm manner. Lorraine has built my confidence and shown me the skills to deal with numerous circumstances. I would highly recommend Lorraine to anyone to wants to learn to drive and her prices are very competitive. Learning to drive has been a great experience for me, and I would put that down to a great driving instructor.
So I recommend ‘Train with Lorraine’ 100%. (Jen - Pictured above)
Patrick passed his test first time with just 2 minors!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Lorraine when learning to drive. She helped me keep calm and confident. I found her very patient and comfortable to drive with. Thank you for helping me pass my test first time!
Lorraine is a fantastic driving instructor and I would highly recommend having lessons with her. Lorraine made me feel constantly at ease and increased my confidence with each lesson.
Thanks for all your help Lorraine. You kept me calm & gave me confidence. I would recommended you to anyone looking for a driving instructor.
I felt at ease with Lorraine. My driving lessons before Train with Lorraine was like visiting the dentist! There were times when new skills were hard to grasp but Lorraine was patient explaining things to me in a way I understood.
Cheers Lorraine, I am glad I chose to learn to drive with you. Your sense of humour is great & you were so committed in preparing me for my test & future driving. I will recommend you to others.
RECOMMEND A FRIEND - GRAB YOURSELF A FREE LESSON..........................
Got any friends or relatives who want to learn to drive? Recommend them to 'Train with Lorraine' & if they book & pay for four hours of lessons you can either receive one hour free of charge on the day of your test or half an hour free added on to one of your lessons when convenient for both of us!
Rules & Regulations that relate to driving in the United Kingdom.
Illistrates & explains the majority of traffic signs that you may encounter.
Helpful information in learning & maintaining safe driving skills.
Explains the standard required for you to pass your test. Helps you prepare.
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