Hi I'm Terry and I am a fully qualified Government Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). I am absolutely passionate about road safety.
So, who am I and what is my background I hear you ask? Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, I was born into a Military family in Germany where I spent my first 15 years. I finished my education in Fleet, Hampshire before enlisting into the Royal Army Medical Corp.
Throughout my 24 years in the military I was posted across a broad spectrum of units and I have deployed many times to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan not to mention exercises in Belize, Kenya and the Falklands Islands. I left the Army having attained the Senior Non Commissioned Rank of Sergeant (Combat Medical Technician) and I have an exemplary Certificate of Service. I pride myself on my effective interpersonal and communication skills which are beneficial when functioning in diverse and multi-cultural environments.
The Army offered me many years of experience on the road as a driver of cars, HGV’s, and Military Ambulances within the UK and overseas. I have the opportunity as part of my Military duties to gain experience on the road with civilian Ambulance services as a crew member and First Responder.
I have a partner Pauline, plus three grown up children. Driving is my hobby and passion and I am also a huge supporter of Port Vale.
I decided to become a driving instructor because I wanted to continue with a career which offered real job satisfaction and there is nothing better than seeing someone pass their test first time. Having been told all my life by friends and work colleagues that I was a calm and relaxed type of person (and with my love of driving), made my choice of Driving Instruction my ideal new career.
I was fortunate to be trained by LDC in the latest adult coaching and training techniques, so you can rest assured the training I offer will be of the highest standard and tailored to the individual student’s needs.
I chose to work with LDC because no two people are the same and the LD System allows for flexibility in lessons to enable students to learn to drive safely at a pace that suits you. I aim to make every lesson enjoyable and as productive as possible. The LD System just helps me to do this more effectively. Lessons are conducted in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner. Putting student’s at their ease is my first priority.
I hope this has offered a little insight into me and my background and I look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to learn to drive with me please click on "Contact me" for your first step towards becoming a competent and safe driver.