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Manoeuvres – Reversing Behind a Car

June 3, 20140 Comments

This week is the final week of the series about teaching manoeuvres to learner drivers. Blaine gives his advice and some simple tips on teaching reversing behind a parked car without the need of complicated reference points etc.

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Manoeuvres – Turn in the Road

May 27, 20141 Comment

Continuing with the tips for teaching learner drivers theme this week Blaine talks about the turn in the road manoeuvre, finding an appropriate area to practice and the benefits of keeping the full steering lock on. He also talks about using the curb during this manoeuvre.

As always, please leave your comments in the comments box below.

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Tips for Teaching Manoeuvres

May 16, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine will be introducing tips for teaching manoeuvres to your pupils, when to starting to teaching them and what to teach. Over the next few weeks Blaine will look at different manoeuvres and break these down into useful techniques that he has found to work well for his pupils.

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Thought Provoking Questions and Answers to Ask Learners

April 28, 20140 Comments

Do your students ever check their mirror for the sake of it, without really looking as well as seeing? Do they see a childs bike on the pavement and expect to se a child nearby? This week Blaine talks about how Driving Instructors need to ask thought provoking questions.
Watch the video and please feel free to comment.

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Sitting In On Tests

April 9, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine talks about sitting in on tests.

As an instructor your pupil’s will ultimately be taking a test. Regardless of whether this is a learner test or a Part 3 are you sure you know exactly what the Examiner thinks is important?

How up to date is your knowledge of the requirements for the tests you send your pupils to?

Please leave your thoughts in the comments box at the bottom of this page.

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The Importance of Having a Camera in Your Car

March 28, 20143 Comments

This week Blaine talks about Video Cameras, how he uses them for and how driving instructors can use them. Whether you want to use them as a training aid, as proof if you have an accident or even to protect you against false claims, they have their uses. Do you have a camera already? I’d love to give your feedback in the comments section.

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How we can Measure our Success

March 21, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine talks about different ways of measuring success as a driving instructor. Success might be how many first time passes you have, or it might be how many times your alloys get scratched or even how many accidents your students have in the first six months after passing. How do you measure success?

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Once You Get a Student Keep Them

February 14, 20140 Comments

Happy Valentines everyone. This week Blaine talks Love! Don’t worry not that sort of love but caring for your students. After all you’ve worked really hard to get your students, so you need to work even harder to keep them. Find out Blaines thoughts…

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Different ways to do a Mock Test

January 30, 20140 Comments

Do you always do mock tests with your learners when they are nearly ready for their test? Have a look at this very short blog by Blaine for some useful tips about how to carry out different types of mock tests that can be an integral part of your pupils’ learning and really give them a sense of what it will be like when sitting with an examiner.

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