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Wonderful Tuition. Paul has been a great teacher.

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Christine passed with only 2 minors 07/11/16

It’s wonderful that a lot of Paul’s students pass first time but he’s excellent for those have had other instructors previously like me or not passed the first time. I started and stopped taking lessons for different reasons but this year I simply needed to drive.

Paul was very patient with me while I was unlearning bad driving habits until I mastered specific skills such as changing gears correctly, manoeuvres, etc. His methodical approach made learning very easy.

I realised that I wasn’t the only one learning; Paul was always trying to explore new and better ways to make it easier for his students to understand how to drive.

Thank you for highlighting how my personality affected my driving and teaching me innovative ways to overcome those obstacles or ‘clouds’ in order to drive better. I have definitely learned more about myself through my driving lessons: my shortcomings and how to overcome them.

You can’t get better driving tuition than one with a more Personalised approach which Paul definitely offers! I’m extremely grateful that you helped me pass my driving test at last. Thank you so-o-o much!

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£240 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

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His tuition was amazing

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Martyn FIRST time 2 minors 24/10/16

“Paul helped me go from no experience to passing my test in just under five months, his tuition was amazing and made me confident that I could pass my test. I could not recommend him enough!”

Martyn.

Martyn passed FIRST time with only 2 minors!

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Prices £££

My prices are straight-forward and upfront – no clever deals!

£50 for 2 hr lesson.
£147 for 6.0 hrs block booking.
£240 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

If you want FIRST CLASS tuition not second rate instruction – choose me!

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Drove to many different places!

I’d like to thank Paul for teaching me to drive in such a short amount of time. He was a great teacher and helped me manage to get through my test first time with only 7 minors. Paul was very calm and patient which allowed me to bring on my driving much more, as well as this we drove to many different places such as Netley Abbey and Cosham so I could gain greater road knowledge and confidence for when I eventually passed my test.

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Will passed FIRST time 7 minors 21/10/16

Paul’s website was also very useful in helping me remember the sequence for each manoeuvre and the ‘show me tell me’ questions.

Every lesson was different and they were never boring which meant each lesson was fun and interesting. I would definitely recommend Paul to any other upcoming newbie drivers want to learn from a very good instructor.

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Every lesson was different!

I would definitely recommend Paul. Fantastic instructor I enjoyed every lesson. He helped me feel more confident on the road, what helped me pass first time. Every lesson was different I’ve learned something new each time. Any mistakes I’ve done we discussed to make me understand what went wrong and how to improve next time.

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Karolina FIRST time 8 minors 03/10/16

Paul is easy to get along, patient and calm no matter what! I would definitely recommend! Once again thank you.

Karolina passed FIRST time with 8 minors!

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Turn in the road

turn in the roadThis manoeuvre use to be called the ‘three point turn’ –  three is ideal but if the road is narrow, then it may be safer to turn in five! Don’t do it if you see the above sign!

Basically, the manoeuvre is normally three times POM (prepare, observe, move)

You are developing three main skills : control, accuracy and observation.

BEGIN

Stop the car close to the left hand kerb leaving maximum road width and space for the manoeuvre.

Tip: Try not to stop with street furniture (lamp posts and trees) to the left of your bonnet, as these will be behind you when you reverse!

Tip: Look out for any pedestrians walking along the pavement towards or behind you.

1. FORWARD – RIGHT

Prepare the car: find the biting point – but not too high as you want to move off slowly.

All round observation as per moving off. You don’t need to indicate.

Move off slowly turning the wheel rapidly to the right to achieve full lock and maximum turning circle. Don’t go ‘half a mile’ down the road before you start to turn!

HANDY TIP: Don’t  cheat by dry steering (turning the steering wheel without moving) – it ruins the tyres!

As you arrive at the centre of the road (the crown) – ’at the crown clutch down’. In other words, you can dip the clutch and let the car roll slightly; controlling with the brake.

HANDY TIP: Try and use as little brake as you can. Control the car mainly with the clutch and never have a high biting point while holding the car with the clutch!

As you slowly approach the right hand kerb, stop slightly early and then edge forward a foot or so, accurately stopping close to the kerb as you can – without touching it. The reference point: is the driver side door mirror well over the kerb.

HANDY TIP: You can turn off the lock to the left slightly (half a turn) as you edge forward – which will make it easier in reverse.

Engage the handbrake and reverse gear.

2. REVERSE  – LEFT

Get a good biting point: this is important at this stage as you will be reversing up a slight hill.

HANDY TIP: Find the biting point before you start looking around: It’s easy to be distracted by cars waiting for you to complete the manoeuvre, thereby putting you under pressure, you end up rushing and making a mistake.

HANDY TIP: Be aware of any cars waiting but don’t engage eye contact. Be assertive.

All round check.

If clear, disengage the handbrake, look over left shoulder and turn the wheel left full lock. Move slowly.

When you get to the crown (middle of the road), start looking to the right as if checking your blindspot.

Reverse slowly until arrive at the reference point. To start with you can reverse back very slowly until you just touch the kerb so you get to know where it is. On a test as long as you don’t bang violently into the kerb you shouldn’t fail, but of course as they say try to avoid it!

Engage the handbrake and select gear

3. FORWARD – RIGHT

As for going in reverse get a good biting point as probably going up a slight incline.

All round check

Move off safely turning wheel to the right

As straighten off and proceed – check mirrors!  Well done!

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The left reverse

left reverseThe left reverse is probably the most tricky of all the manoeuvres – in fact most of us find it’s a bit of an art form! However, there is science to it and it can be broken down into five basic stages  with the advantage that it’s then much easier to understand and learn.

In it’s simplest form, it can be thought of as: a straight reverse towards the corner; a few left turns of the wheel; and then another straight reverse.

Basic Manoeuvre

What follows though, is a more detailed explanation (pictures coming soon)

1. Stop about two car lengths away from the corner you are about to reverse left into. (This is standard procedure on the driving test).

2. When ready, move off safely, passing the corner and stopping about two cars lengths passed the corner.

HANDY TIP:  It is best to position the car a little further out from the kerb than normal as you are going to be reversing and want to make it easy for yourself! The front passenger door handle just off the kerb as viewed in the left mirror is a good positioning reference point

HANDY TIP: as you pass the corner try and gauge its shape and any potential obstacles around the corner. Keep your eye on the road ahead though!

3. Prepare the car for a straight reverse: With the handbrake on, select reverse gear and find the biting point. Check all round – including the blind spot – to check its safe before slowly moving off. Then, slowly reverse in a straight line towards the corner until the point at which you can no longer see the kerb out of the rear window. You are nearly there!

4. Continue to reverse for a few feet more until the kerb starts to move away as seen in the left mirror. This is the stage at which you introduce small amounts of left lock to follow the kerb. I’ll explain this in greater detail in the section on accuracy.

5. Then, as we follow the kerb there comes a point where it it’s time to straighten up – which again we will explain in greater detail in the section on accuracy. However, basically you can tell looking out the rear by the position of your rear windscreen wiper in relation to the centre of the road.   

6. Continue to reverse in a straight like at least two car lengths or, if there are hazard lines in the middle of the road, three hazard lines. Finish by making the car safe.

HANDY TIP: when you have completed the manoeuvre and are asked to move off do safely! Don’t rush!

HANDY TIP: be aware that roads are often wider at their end for some reason!

Three basic skills:

1. CONTROL: 

To execute this manoeuvre the car has to be kept at a slow but steady speed (less than 5mph) I call it granny walking speed! This requires good clutch control and is exactly the same control used in edging the car slowly forward towards a junction, so practicing a straight reverse first is a pre-requisite.

2. OBSERVATION:

This is key to this manoeuvre: as traffic can come from up to three directions as you reverse:- (a) from ahead; (b) from behind and (c) from the road you are reversing into.

Additionally, you have to be  careful to watch out for pedestrians and cyclists!

Let’s deal with each of the three scenarios

a) From ahead:

As you reverse towards the corner vehicles may come towards you from in front on the other side of the road. If the road is wide you may decide the risk is low and carry on. If you stop then you may wish to indicate.

b) From behind: 

as you reverse towards the corner vehicles may come towards you on your side of the road. You must stop as it is their right of way. You may wish to indicate left as with the reverse lights that will make it clear your intentions.

c) From behind when entering the corner: 

if you are in the process of turning into the corner and a vehicle comes from behind then you must give way, stop and probably pull forward back around the corner.

Additionally, if a vehicle turns into the road at the same time as you then you may wish to lower the risk by stopping.

Observation can be greatly improved in this manoeuvre with a method: with my pupils I use what I call the 360 degree method to ensure that ‘all around ‘ observation is maintained at all times while carrying out the manoeuvre:

  1. Look in the left mirror (this is the point you decide how much left turn)
  2. Look ahead.
  3. Look in right blind spot,
  4. Look behind and over left shoulder,
  5. Look behind and out of rear passenger window
  6. Back to start…..

HANDY TIP: try and judge where the kerb is using the rear passenger window. This is much easier for the taller of us. The benefit is that, because you can’t see the kerb you don’t tend to get too close to it!

HANDY TIP: Never reverse only using the centre mirror!

3. ACCURACY:

Now we come to the bit that most people find the most difficult. How do you follow that kerb without hitting it and either failing the test or damaging a tyre?

The basic method is:

As you check the left mirror as part of the 360 sequence and the kerb is moving away from you then add a small 1/4 of a left turn (from 12 o’clock to 9 c’clock. Note, unless its a really tight one, most corners will need only 3/4 of a left turn of the steering wheel. So, if you count you turn you will know when to straighten off!

Common problems:

  1. Don’t turn too early. Wait until you can see the kerb moving away in the left door mirror. Another problem, is sometimes corners start off shallow and then tighten up. If you put too much lock on too early in the turn then you can start to come too close to the kerb. If this happens don’t hit the kerb, so either stop or turn off the lock!
  2. Keep the car moving at a reasonable speed – granny walking speed. If the car goes too slow or too fast this can cause problems.
  3. Over use of the left mirror. This is fixed by the 360 method. Remember, the left mirror  has an inaccurate and restricted view. As its a convex mirror it makes the kerb look further away than it really is plus from a safety point of view you can see little else. Even if you can’t see the kerb out of the rear passenger window, if you use this you will begin to imagine where the kerb is!Tip: Don’t allow the kerb to leave the left mirror – you are too far out!

    Tip remember that if you successfully and safely complete the manoeuvre (even if badly) – you will pass your test!

    Tip : Watch where the bonnet is. If looking forward I want my bonnet to go left I turn the steering wheel to the right and visa versa.

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Driving fun and enjoyable!

Fun and enjoyable!

Highly recommend! – after having lessons with a few instructors over the years, I finally found Paul -who made the whole driving experience fun and enjoyable, I found an absolute love of driving..which led me to pass first time 🚗

Makes you confident!

Makes you feel very confident in your abilities even you don’t feel so yourself, very encouraging and just a very easy going person that keeps calm no matter what happens.
5🌟 rating from me ! X

Jade passed FIRST time at the Lee-on-the-solent test centre with only 6 minors!

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Jade passed FIRST time with only six minors!

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My prices are straight-forward and upfront – no clever deals!

£50 for 2 hr lesson.
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£240 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

If you want FIRST CLASS tuition not second rate instruction – choose me!

CALL or Text  Paul Noble NOW on 0778 055 3078 or use the contact page

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