Abacus School of Motoring
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Driving with Abacus

Your Driving Instructor

My name is John Guest. I fully qualified as a D.S.A. Approved Driving Instructor (Car) in 1993. I qualified as a DSA Fleet Trainer in 2008. I have also undergone further training and now hold the Diploma in Driving Instruction (Dip. D.I.), and the City & Guilds 730 Teaching Certificate. I have recently taken an interest in new Coaching methods and have done courses in NLP. These methods are very successful with conquering Driving Test nerves.

Not wishing to become complacent with my own driving I took The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Test in 1995 and the RoSPA Advanced Test in 2009. I take a keen interest in the Driver Training industry, involving membership of the the DIDU Association and the ADI Federation. I am also Chairman of the Blackpool and District Driving Instructors Association(BADADIA). You will find a tolerant, easy going, friendly, non-smoking guy with a wicked sense of humour, (well I think I have...)

As a professional  instructor I follow the Code of Conduct* recommended by the industry.
Approved Driving Instructors have been highly trained and passed strict qualifying examinations of the Driving Standards Agency. I will at all times act in a professional manner. Every effort will be made to adhere to booked lesson times. Unavoidable delays due to illness, weather/traffic conditions or mechanical breakdown will be communicated to you as soon as possible and lost time made up at your convenience. Students will be treated courteously at all times.


On the Road Driving Lessons

At Abacus you can be assured that my best efforts will go towards making you as safe as possible in the shortest time as possible. I guarantee you will have MAXIMUM time driving and MINIMUM time sat at the roadside talking. This means the cost of your lessons will be money well spent and as lesson prices are very competitive, with discounts for block bookings, the benefits are clear. A one hour pay as you go lesson is £24 per hour. Please use the Contact page enquiry form to find out current offers for block Bookings. An alternative option is to take a FULL DAY'S TUITION (5 Hours with comfort breaks) at a very competitive cost of £100. These courses can be spread over a number of weeks and are very successful in preparing you to Test standard in the minimum time.

On The Road Training Instruction is available for all ages and abilities, from Beginner to Advanced, and includes PASS-PLUS to qualify for Insurance discount. Perhaps you already have a Full Licence and need a Refresher or Motorway Lesson, or maybe just confidence building. Whatever your needs there is a Course for YOU. All Instruction is done on a one to one basis with no car sharing. If you need to pass your Test quickly one of our Intensive Courses may be more suitable. We can also offer Residential Courses where you can combine learning to drive with a Holiday break.
 
The D.S.A. recommend the use of Driver Logbooks to record progress and ensure the full Driving Syllabus is covered. When you come to Abacus you will be given our unique Record Progress Report (see sample in the Gallery below) which thoroughly covers the full syllabus, greatly improving your chances of passing your Driving Test first time! Professionally produced Learner Handouts (see sample in the Gallery below)  supplement your lessons. Every Learner will also have FREE exclusive access to a wealth of information via my DROPBOX online account.

In-car training is assisted by multiple useful apps on my ipad to help explain and review situations which occur during your lessons.

Theory Test

Theory Training Help is given with preparation for the Theory Test including the Hazard Perception Test via apps on the ipad. Learners can also gain FREE access to websites which usually make a charge.

The Driving School Car

HYUNDAI i20 is one of the easiest and most comfortable cars to drive.
 
There are multiple seat adjustments to accommodate students of any height. Extra benefits of using this car are Power Assisted Steering, Electric Mirrors, and good all round vision, which makes those tricky reversing exercises so much easier. ABS Brakes makes for safer braking, and Air Conditioning eliminates uncomfortable lessons on hot summer days. Dual Controls are fitted to ensure your safety.
 

Driving With Abacus Gallery

John Guest has been my driving instructor for 12months, I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my driving lesson which had been either 1hour 30, or 2hours. John is very dedicated to his job and he does it without fail! I couldn't thank him enough for helping me pass first time! I would highly recommend him! I will definitely miss my driving lessons every week!
Bell James 13-09-2017
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