(Only applies to new pupils who have not driven before)
Useful information for Beginners
Martyn Findley (ADI)
I am Martyn Findley and it will be my pleasure to deliver the professional driver training that you require to the highest standard that I am capable.
My Toyota Aygo
I currently use the Toyota Aygo pictured above as my instruction vehicle.
Competence - Confidence Loop
The competence to confidence loop is fed by experience.
My name is Martyn Findley
and I welcome you to my website.
I invite you to scrutinise this website
and see the level of service that you can expect
from a professional driving instructor.
I will provide you with at least
as professional a service
as is available elsewhere.
My tuition vehicle of choice is a dark grey Toyota Aygo fitted with dual-controls without which I would not do my job. Inside you will find:
- Dual-controls (of course)
- Variable power assisted steering so that you never need to work hard on the manoeuvres
- Climate control so that whatever the weather the interior temperature is maintained at a comfortable level
- Electric mirrors for your convenience
- A comfortable leather interior (I spend a long time in this car)
- and more safety features than I would care to list here.
In my view this is an ideal small car to learn to drive in. It seems sensible to me that you should learn to drive in a vehicle of similar size, and power, to the first vehicle that you own yourself.
Further information about my Instruction vehicle, why I believe it to be ideal for you to learn in and a few other points are available for you to view.
This is all I ask of a pupil:
Turn up regularly
Try your best.
You are expected to make mistakes,
a mistake is a learning opportunity.
You are not a machine after all.
Please do take a few minutes to have at least a quick look at the pages
shown across the bottom of this page.
They will help you to make a better informed decision.
Welcome to the team.
Q&A Section for your convenience:
There are more Questions and Answers covering this, and other topics,
on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Are there any price deals or free lessons available?
Full details of the prices are available on the Prices page.
I am nervous about starting my driving lessons. Is this normal?
That feeling of butterflies when starting something new is absolutely normal. Literally everyone gets it to some extent. For young people in particular learning to drive a car is a massive responsibility unlike anything that they have ever experienced before, and it is! Fortunately for you I am friendly and have shown literally hundreds of people before you how to get through what at the moment may seem like an ordeal. I assure you: you will enjoy your experience of learning to drive.
I have heard bad things from friends about instructors that they have tried out. Do you do any of those things?
I did not include a list in the question because it would fill the page. I strongly recommend that you read my Terms and Conditions section to reassure yourself that you are taking on a decent person who is expecting to provide a thoroughly professional service.