Kev's Quick Q&A
Why did you become a driving instructor?
I’ve always loved driving and also loved the idea of being able to be flexible around the needs of my son who is almost 5 so it gave the best of both worlds. As I previously delivered social care training courses, it seemed a perfect match for me.
What’s the best part of your job?
Test passes. It’s the end result we strive for when you take that very first lesson.
What’s the worst part of your job?
Early starts, cold days and test fails.
Favourite lesson to teach
I tend to like most lessons, but I do enjoy roundabouts.
Favourite area for teaching in
I like finding new areas to teach in but it really depends what the needs of the pupil are that day.
What did you do before you became an instructor?
Support Worker with adults with challenging behaviour and mental health needs, I think it’s this that keeps me calm in the car on lessons. It also gave me good experience of being able to manage health conditions such as autism and anxiety.
Why did you choose a Fiesta to teach in?
It does what it needs to do. It’s not got all the fancy bells and whistles, so you learn to drive without all the new features you find on most modern cars. Most people’s first car isn’t brand new off of the forecourt.
How old where you when you passed your driving test?
Did you pass first time?
No! Second time lucky!
If you could tell yourself anything when you where learning to drive, what would it be?
Take your time, it’s not a race!
When your not in the car where can we find you?
Usually relaxing at home with the latest talked about series on Netflix.
Not a fussy eater but I do like a nice steak (medium, please)
Rugby League (Salford – my original home town), Football (Stockport County – long story) and love watching the F1!
Claim to fame?
Former national radio quiz champion (2014) and schools karting winner (1992)!
I’m an Indie kid so it’s James, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and the like