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Beginner Lessons

Discover the secrets and knowledge how to pass the driving test, pass quickly thus saving money and have some fun. I will teach you to be a safe competent confident courteous driver. For driving lessons in Southwark and driving lessons Surrey Quays  

The relationship between the instructor and the pupil is very important. There needs to be a good rapport in order to create a good learning environment in the car. The first few lessons are most the important because this is when good driving habits are formed. Habits that will stay with you for life and which are going to help you to become a natural driver and make passing the practical driving test easier.


Everyone learns at their own pace so it is very important that the first lesson particularly is fun, relaxed and goes at a pace that suits you. After all you are about to embark on a journey which ultimately will lead to a driving licence.


As a complete beginner on the first lesson with me you will be driving straight away. It will give you a taster to what driving is like and how I teach. You will know straight away whether I am the right instructor for you.



In your first  lesson, I will typically drive us to a quiet spot (not easy in London I know, but I know plenty) we'll swap seats and then I will show you how to set yourself up in the car. I will explain in detail how to use the controls, what they are and what they do. Armed with this information I will get you moving the car, you will drive the car in the first lesson. The objective of a beginner lesson is that by the end of it you will be able to move away safely from the side of the road, accelerate into second gear and park the car back to the side of the road by yourself. I’m with you all the way and will keep the lesson under control. We'll also keep a record book to chart your progress and to make notes.

Richard Atkins Driving School Safe Driving in South London

Kianna started as a beginner with me and passed 2 March 2016 only 4 driver faults recorded on test. She did the driving test at Hither Green

Richard Atkins Driving School Safe Driving in South London

David passed the driving test at Croydon with me 1st time as a complete beginner in 38 hours of lessons with only 3 faults recored on test. Learn Mitcham driving test routes

Richard Atkins Driving School Safe Driving in South London

Cyndi started as a beginner with me and passed with 42 hours of tutiton she started 2 January and passed 4 March 2016 (2 months) Learn Hither Green driving test routes

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