Another success story. This is Kate from Bromborough. Kate struggled with nerves right through towards the end of her training, and was very nervous on the day of her test. This was affecting her driving to a point where I had to stop the lesson for a little while, just to give her some breathing room. If you’re nervous, it affects your control of the car, and tends to make you try to rush things. Not what you want when you’re about to do a driving test.

So we parked up, and had a bit of downtime. Just chilled. I cleaned some tenacious bird poo off the windscreen that the wipers and squirters had failed to get rid of. She had a drink of coffee that she’d brought with her. We went over a few ideas in a calm and relaxed environment, then I got her to the test centre fairly close to test time, so that she wouldn’t be sitting brooding for too long.

Kate was helped by the fact that she got an examiner who was friendly and talkative. She relaxed. And so, despite the poor pre-test lesson, to her surprise, and mine too if I’m honest, she got the nod. As you can see, she’s delighted, not just with passing, but with the fact that she’ll never have to do this again!

Congratulations Kate. You were a lovely person to teach, and I’m proud of how well you did, despite the nerves.

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