Is this the question you ask? So what do you do with the answer? Ring round and choose the cheapest?
Right? – Wrong!
Well what else can you do if all you ask is how much are the lessons? All you are asking is how much are the lessons NOT what Value do you get for your money?
Try asking what else do you get with you’re driving lessons?
So, you decide to go with the instructor charging £100 for 10 lessons that’s £10 an hour wow that’s cheap. After all, that’s much more than you earn per hour, and it seems a reasonable amount to pay. Besides, the guy is really busy, teaching from early in the morning to well into the evening, so he can find a time to suit you, weekends included! You book 2 hrs once a week, on your day off, and excitedly look forward to your first lesson.
However after the first lesson you find he is going to hold back 3 lessons till you are ready to pass your test and the other lessons are £23 an hour. Ouch! you thought all the lessons were £10 each not £23 an hour. Oh well at least you are saving money.
First couple of lessons go well, then on the 3rd he’s 20 mins late and he failed to let you know!
Following week he cancels as he has a driving test – well that is to be expected from such a busy instructor.
All goes well for the next couple of lessons, but on the next one he fails to turn up! What is going on? Full of apologies he tells you a sad story so you understand.
Your lessons continue, but he starts shouting at you when you get things wrong! You just don’t seem to be able to get the hang of what he’s telling you, so after several lessons that nearly have you in tears, you decide to quit.
You do not feel you are learning anything & the lessons are now costing £46 a lesson till the test.
In total you’ve spent £322 on 10 lessons each 2 hours each and you’re now a ‘nervous driver’! Oh yes you still have those 3 £10 lesson to keep you with him till the test. Plus you spent £93 on your 3 theory tests, and the certificate only lasts for 2 yrs! The DVD cost £12 so total spent was £427! Oh dear, it is starting to get expensive and you do not feel you are getting anywhere.
Now you decide to ask around again this time you ask the correct questions – What do I get for my money? What type of reputation do you have ?
So, you decide to go with the instructor charging £20 an hour. An Instructor with a good reputation for training students to pass the test quickly, but you know from experience and asking your friends you get what you pay for.
First lesson he tells you is an assessment lesson – your instructor will assess your needs, your aptitude, your learning style and your attitude to driving. You will assess whether or not you feel comfortable with this person and whether or not you like the way they teach you.
At the end of this lesson you feel very comfortable because the instructor really seems to understand you, you just ‘click’. He asks you for your opinions on how well you think you’ve done! Not only that he shows you what the previous instructor was telling you in a way you understand some students say it was like putting the pieces of a puzzel into place.
He asks you to decide what goals you’d like to set yourself for the next lesson! He even asked you what goal you’d set for yourself for passing your driving test! You had a pleasant chat about that and decided around 4 months was reasonable, but that this goal could be re-evaluated regularly.
You decide to continue with this instructor so he offers you a block of 10 hrs for £200 and you accept.
Before the next lesson, your instructor sends you a link to a website, full of information about learning to drive, the theory test and the practical test, full with information & videos with information that goes beyong passing the driving test. That will be www.12drive.co.uk The instructor will also sign you up with a website where you can learn for your theory test, so you don’t need to buy anything, and he can see the questions you have answered so if there is a problem he can discuss the questions with you on your next lesson. Gosh, all this as part of the lesson fee you pay! The theory test website will be ww.boston.theorytestpro.co.uk
Well, the rest of the lessons go really well and, with some help and advice from your instructor, you pass your theory test first time and book your driving test for a month later. By this time you are having private practice with your Parents or friends, and you can you read the notes or watch these videos your instructor has recommended, as well as learning from the website site your instructor signed you up to.
You can even share them with your friends and translate them using Google into your native language if you do not understand English very well. In fact, you soon realise you are learning an awful lot between lessons, not just on the driving lessons themselves! So this is how you save money on driving lessons!!
And guess what? You pass your test first time! Total cost of your driving lessons? £560 with your theory and driving test fees, the total came to £653. Spread over 4 months and it comes to £217.67 per month!
And now you have your driving licence for life, and you love driving! You also understand how to be a safe and responsible driver, whilst making progress at the same time! In fact your mates say ‘you don’t hang around’! (But this is the secret you keep to yourself!) And you can be sure; the effects of these driving lessons will stay with you, and help to keep you safe, for life!
The Driving lessons are with Boston Driving School cost £20ph (terms and conditions apply)