09 Jan Driving Lessons for Nervous Learners
Learning to drive can be a daunting experience. Some people simply cannot wait to dive into the whole thing and revel in every minute of their tuition. Elsewhere, others find the entire process no less than terrifying from start to finish.
Understandably, those in the latter category may find it more difficult to progress than their more confident counterparts. But this is precisely where specialist driving lessons for nervous learners can make all the difference.
At Adams Driver Trainer, we have extensive experience supporting nervous drivers throughout their tuition. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to continue a paused driver tuition program, we would be delighted to hear from you anytime.
We understand the concerns of nervous learners and we always go the extra mile to provide a comfortable, empathetic and enjoyable driving experience.
Helpful Tips for Nervous Drivers
Along with choosing a driving school that understands and respects your needs, the following tips could help steer your driver tuition in a successful direction:
- Acknowledge and accept your nerves
Pretending you are not nervous and anxious when you clearly are is counterproductive. Accept your nervousness and anxiousness and be as open and honest as possible with your instructor. This will enable them to tailor your tuition to suit your exact requirements.
- Set small goals
You also need to be realistic with regard to what you can expect to achieve and when. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself, or to strive for goals that are out of your reach. Take your time, celebrate every small success and don’t try to do too much at once.
- Don’t beat yourself up for making mistakes
Each and every learner driver makes mistakes, as this is the only realistic way you can adapt and evolve. It is inevitable that you will make mistakes along the way, but this is all part of the standard driver tuition process. Rather than beating yourself up, learn from your mistakes, and move on.
- Be communicative with your instructor
Good communication holds the key to great working relationships between learners and instructors. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or to tell your instructor you’re not ready to progress to the next stage in your tuition just yet. Always remember that you are the customer and the customer always comes first!
- Ensure you are well-rested and healthy
It is never a good idea to take a driving lesson when tired, under the weather, or ill. You need to be in the best possible state of physical and psychological help to gain any real benefit from your driving lessons. Hence, it is a good idea to schedule your lessons for days and times when you’ll be feeling as fresh and energised as possible.
- Practice in between your lessons
If possible to do so, consider getting yourself registered on someone else’s car, and having them accompany you for as many practice sessions as you can fit in. Practice makes perfect, meaning that every hour you spend behind the wheel between your lessons will work in your favour.
- Avoid coffee and energy drinks
Anything that contains caffeine (or stimulants of any kind) is not going to support your cause. Nervousness and anxiety are exacerbated by caffeine and could pave the way for an even more daunting driving lesson. It’s best to be as relaxed and calm as possible while learning to drive, which may mean delaying your morning coffee until you return.
For more information on any of the services we provide or to discuss driver tuition for nervous learners in more detail, contact a member of the team at Adams Driver Trainer today.