Intensive Driving Lessons from hamilton driving school
Structured lessons for New Drivers
Hamilton is a long-established driving school and we take care to ensure every aspect of your driving lessons are as comfortable and beneficial as possible. You can choose your instructor, your type of car (manual or automatic), when you would like lessons, where you would like to be picked up from and whether you would like a friend or family member in the car with you.
Our aim is for you to pass your driving test as soon as possible but although we will challenge you to improve with each lesson, you will not be pushed. Steady progress is required for you to feel comfortable driving and acquire skills that will last you for the rest of your life.
Once lessons are underway, we will evaluate you and let you know when we think you should aim to take your test. We can help you with all aspects of booking your theory and hazard perception test, and you practical driving test. Once your practical test has been booked, we recommend that you use the same car that you have been learning in so that everything is familiar as possible for the actual test.
Learning to drive is a fun but sometimes daunting experience so our driving instructors are trained and experienced to help you progress, no matter how much experience you already have.
The initial drive with your driving instructor will be in a quiet residential area to allow you to get used to a different car. At the same time, we can assess the standard reached so far and work out a programme to take you forward. So from previous experience to the new should be a smooth transition and further progress can develop naturally.
Our driving instructors are calm and patient, allowing you to progress with your driving skills in a relaxed environment. You can visit our instructors page to see profiles of each of our driving instructors or visit our recommendations page for testimonials from previous pupils.
driving lessons for Nervous Pupils
We understand. There is so much uncertainty when you first decide to learn to drive. Once you have met our friendly and helpful instructor, you can concentrate on getting to grips with the car controls. We won't push you too hard and will keep you in your comfort zone. As you gain experience your fears will evaporate and your nerves will be a thing of the past.
It is surprising how many drivers stop or discontinue driving lessons for one reason or another. The longer the break lasts the more difficult to overcome an ever increasing loss of confidence. It seems as if you have forgotten everything. We are here to help. You have the skills hidden in the back of your mind and we can bring them out again.
We will begin as if you have never driven before and take you forward at a pace you find comfortable. After a few lessons you will have the confidence to get back on the road again on your own.
We offer in car theory training on a one to one basis. This can be very helpful if you suffer with learning difficulties or dyslexia. Learning theory and having practical driving lessons at the same time is the best way forward as one helps develop the other. The driving theory test puts you through your paces, examining whether you understand the various types of road signs, traffic law, what to do in various situations on the road and your knowledge of speed limits. It is a compulsory part of learning to drive and many people struggle to pass this on their first attempt. We can help you with this by offering guidance including recommending online learning resources and apps that include example multiple choice tests. This will build up your knowledge and give you the confidence to pass and take your test.
Motorway driving is restricted to qualified license holders under present legislation. It is included as one of the modules for PassPlus once you have passed you driving test. If you prefer, motorway lessons can be covered as an individual topic. Normally the instruction is arranged as a two-hour lesson to allow for getting to and from the nearest motorway.
Motorway lessons are popular as part of our refresher course for the experienced driver who hasn't driven regularly or for a long time.
Allows the newly qualified driver to get more experience in a training environment and earn subsequent insurance discounts as a reward. Further details are available on our 'Contact Us' page.
Automatic Driving Lessons
We offer automatic driving lessons where possible. This is subject to the car and instructor covering your area. We have a list of instructors on our web site however we also provide a friendly telephone service, so please get in touch and we will be able to tell you straight away whether we can help.
Fleet Training and Assessment
Companies can be held accountable for the driving practises of their staff. We have the experience to offer assessment and training on a one to one basis as required.
Our Advanced Driving Course can be adapted for occupational driver training to include taxi training and bus driver assessment (driving school car). If you work in a driving profession or would like to, talk to us and we will be able to guide you through what you need or point you in the direction of someone locally who can.
We offer driving lessons throughout Surrey and London including in Surbiton, Chessington, Croydon, Esher, Kingston, New Addington, New Malden, Purley, Surbiton, Sutton, Tolworth, Wimbledon and Worcester Park. You can view our full list of areas that we cover. We specialise in intensive courses and working with nervous drivers.
Still not sure? Why not read some of our customer recommendations. We are constantly updating our site with the latest comments from our pupils.
Before tackling the process of learning how to drive, you'll need to select a driving instructor. Once you've gone through the process of choosing a bespoke instructor, getting the most out of your lessons becomes the next priority. Asking your instructor the right questions during your driving lessons is crucial to your long term success and the following queries are the most important.
"What Have I Done Right?" - Learning to drive is not easy and you'll definitely want to ask your instructor what you are doing right, so that you can increase your self confidence. Once you've had a few lessons and the instructor has had time to properly gauge your strengths and weaknesses, ask them what you can build on going forward.
"What Areas Do I Need To Improve Upon?" - Knowing what you're good at is great, as it will help you to develop a higher level of confidence behind the wheel. But it is important to ask what you are doing wrong, too. Don't be nervous about asking these types of questions, the instructor is there to help you, not shout at you and make you feel small. There are definitely going to be things that you will need to improve on in order to become a good driver and if you do not take a proactive approach and inquire with your instructor, you will not learn as efficiently as you could.
"What Will Happen During My Driving Test?" - One of the greatest benefits that a driving instructor can offer is a professional level of insight into what to expect during their driving test. No one likes surprises, especially not during a moment of great importance and your driving teacher is typically more than happy to allow you to pick their brain about the process and what you should be watching out for.
"Can You Give Me A Mock Test?" - The driving instructor is not going to be able to fully replicate the test that you will take, but what they can do is give you a mock simulation of what the test will be like, so that you are not taken aback when the big day finally arrives. A driving test is also not free, so you may want to ask your instructor for a free mock test, as this will allow you to avoid the indignity for spending additional money on multiple exams.
"Will You Remain Available?" The process of learning how to drive does not begin and end with receiving your license. In all likelihood, you will still need a refresher course every now and again. Take a moment at the conclusion of your driving lessons to ask your instructor if they are willing to remain available to you for further pointers and additional tips when needed.