Meet Geoff - Our Spanish speaking instructor

Geoff is a great driving instructor with over a decades experience - he's also fluent in Spanish!

Meet Geoff - Our Spanish speak driving instructor in Liverpool

Geoff's Quick Q&A

Why did you train to become a driving instructor?
I had been running a landscape gardening business for five years (I qualified as a horticulturist 35 years ago). The work was sporadic and quiet through the winter. I had a baby on the way and wanted a more secure income. I always enjoyed driving and I even raced motorbikes when I was younger, so thought I might like the job.

Most Memorable driving lesson?
A difficult question to answer. There are two that really stand out. One was with a pupil who had been driving for 20 years in Sri Lanka. I thought “this is going to be an easy lesson” He was unable to keep the car in a straight line, steering as if he was playing an arcade game! We got it sorted out and he passed his test first time. I then had the pleasure of teaching his daughter too. A lovely family. The other one was a pupil called Marc. I only had to say or show him something once and he got it straight away. A pleasure to teach.

Favourite teaching area?
West Derby. It has a great variety of roads from easy “nursery” roads, to complicated junctions and one way streets.

Why did you chose your volvo V40 to teach in?
I have had a variety of teaching cars. My most recent car, a Volvo V40 is a lovely quality car. It is a medium size to teach in and pupils can easily move to a different size car when they start to drive.

Did you pass first time?
No. I failed my first test on the Turn In The Road manouvre as I failed to do enough observations when reversing and failed to see a cyclist coming out of his driveway just in my blindspot behind the rear quarter pillar. Passed 2nd time.

How old where you when you passed?
22 years old. I had a motorcycle so had transport and didn’t need a car straight away.

If you could give yourself any advice when learning to drive what would it be?
Give yourself more time to assess situations, junctions, signs and markings.

When you aren’t teaching where can we find you?
Either playing my guitar or out on my old superbike, (if my wife and kids let me).

What music is in your glovebox?
A wide selection of music, a lot of blues, rock and singer singwriters but also some good pop as well.

Favourite Holiday destination?
Asturias in Northern Spain.

Favourite Food?
Stews and curries. Geoffs’s Driving test passes

Geoff's info

Car
Volvo V40


Areas
West Derby, Tuebrook and Croxteth


Test Centres
Norris Green

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Driving Lesson Reviews

Some of our reviews we have received after people have learnt to drive with us in

Passed first time today in Liverpool and honestly wouldn’t have been able to do it without my instructor, Geoff.
Geoff had previously taught my fiancé ~5 years ago (who also passed first time) and when it came to me doing my lessons, he told me to get in touch with Geoff.
When I first started my lessons, I was so nervous and terrified about going out on the road for the first time, but Geoff was great and knew exactly when to try something new. If I done something wrong in a lesson, he was calm in telling me what I did wrong and how we look to correct it in the future. That experience really helped me and allowed me to gain that importance confidence when driving.
Also need to give a shout out for him having to stand in the pouring rain today whilst I took my test! Can’t recommend him enough if you are based in Liverpool. I will certainly be continuing on and doing Pass+ with him.
Thank you! ☺️
Jaimie

Jaimie


From the initial phone call to book my block of lessons the service was first class, within a day or two I was called by my chosen instructor (Geoff) who then agreed an assessment lesson to go through all the finer details and review my driving capabilities.
It was only ten lessons before I was sitting my test in Norris Greens centre - thankfully I managed to pass first time with only x5 minor faults.
Geoff was a great instructor and had a calming and understanding nature as well as explaining things in detail no matter how many questions I had about the concepts he was teaching.
Kenny

Kenny



Driving Lesson FAQ's

Have a question? Want a quick answer? The most common driivng lesson FAQ's can be found below!

How do I book my first driving lesson in

If you have your provisional driving license then just give us a call or fill your details in on our callback form. A member of our team will answer any questions you have and pass your details over to one of our instructors.

What car will I learn to drive in?

We have a good variety of cars from super-mini’s to large SUV’s. Typically expect your lessons to happen in a Ford Fiesta / Vauxhall Corsa sized car. If you have any special requirements then feel free to ask us!

How many driving lessons will I need?

The UK average is 47 driving lessons and 22 hours of private practice before your driving test, but everyone is different. We’ve saw people pass in as little as 10 hours and others take longer. After your first few driving lessons your driving instructor will be able to give you an idea roughly how many lessons you will need.

What test do I need to take?

There are 3 tests you need to take to gain your full driving license. The first 2 tests are taken together, these are the theory test and the hazard perception test. You have to pass them both together. The final test is your practical driving test and this must be passed within 2 years of passing your first 2 tests.

How long does it take to learn to drive?

This is down to you. We see two types of learners, those committed to learning and taking regular weekly lessons, and those who aren’t too bothered and will cancel a lesson and then re-arrange for 2-3 weeks time. You can pass as quickly as you want, but if you don’t have the dedication or motivation to pass you can spend months trying to get your driving license.

How long are your driving lessons?

Our driving lessons all last 1 hour, but you can take them in 60/90/120/180 minute sessions if you prefer - speak to your driving instructor about your options if you want to do longer lessons. Note - some cheaper driving school only offer 50 minute driving lessons.

What is a provisional license?

You need to apply for a provisional driving license before you can start driving lessons. Without a provisional license you are not insured for driving on the road - we will ask to see your provisional on your first lesson.

Can’t I just learn with my Mum / Dad / Friend / Sister / Uncle??

Yes you can, however the person teaching you must meet certain criteria (Over 21, Have had a full license for over 3 years are the basic requirements) you must then also make sure the car is roadworthy, fully insured for a leaner driver and displaying the legal L plates. The most important thing is the person teaching / supervising you needs to know what is expected for your driving test and teach you correctly. If you want to speak to your driving instructor and ask for some advice.