Meet Mike - ORDIT ADI

Mike is so good – he’s part of our driving instructor training duo! ORDIT registered and a great track record on training both new drivers and new driving instructors!

Meet Mike - ORDIT driving instructor & trainer - Team TDA

Mike's Quick Q&A

With 80 passes from 2017-2018 Mike truly is a great driving instructor.

Mike provides driving lessons in Southport, Formby and everywhere inbetween.

Mike is so good – he’s part of our driving instructor training duo! ORDIT registered and a great track record on training both new drivers and new driving instructors!

About Mike
I love my tennis. Got one slam(US) to do to complete the lot. Top of the list of things to do when we’re allowed to travel.

I’ve also just got a campervan with the help of friends and family. Currently doing it up. Hopefully explore this beautiful country of ours.

What’s the best part of being a driving instructor?
The best part of the job and the main reason I do it is to see the faces of my pupils when they’re told “I’m pleased to tell you you’ve passed”.

Your most memorable driving lesson?
It was the lesson before a 70 year old lady’s test. She desperately wanted to pass to get her independence after a bereavement. But was so nervous. It was a lot of calming talk. She then went on to pass. I’d like to say that I didn’t shed a little tear but I can’t.

What’s your favourite lesson to teach?
Roundabouts

Favourite teaching area?
Southport

What’s the worst part of the job?
Last minute cancellations

Previous jobs?
Retail and casino

Why did you pick your car to teach in?
The classic mini is my favourite car. Had 3 in my teens and early 20s, as I can no longer fit in one I love that the new mini was the next best thing. I love the fact that it’s different that the generic looking cars these days

How old where you when you passed your driving test?
17

Did you pass first time?
No

What advice would you go back and give yourself when learning to drive?
Don’t wave at friends when you’re on your test haha

Favourite Food
Edible

Favourite sports?
Tennis

What’s your claim to fame
Got Imogen through her test while lessons were recorded for the radio show she did

What music is in your car?
Massive 80s fan. Yazoo being top of the list

Mike’s Driving test passes

Mike's info

Car
BMW Mini


Areas
Southport


Test Centres
Southport

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Driving Lesson Reviews

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

Passed my test today, Huge thanks to my instructor Mike for his patience and hard work, he is hands down an amazing instructor! Thank you for having confidence and patience in me! If anyone asks I will always recommend!!!
Beth

Beth


Would highly recommend, especially instructor Mike. He helped me since June with weekly lessons addressing any issues I was having until I was fully confident enough for my test, which I passed yesterday. If you want a calm, experienced and encouraging instructor he’s the man for you. Cheers Mike 🚗
Richard

Richard



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.