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e: nikki@maffiadrivinginstructor.co.uk


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Welcome

My name is Nikki, and I am a fully qualified government approved female driving instructor covering Clitheroe and the surrounding areas.

Every learner is an individual and I will ensure you feel safe and secure at all times during your lesson. It’s essential you feel relaxed with your chosen instructor and it’s up to me to minimise any anxiety so you can achieve effective learning.

Learn at a pace that’s right for you. My goal is to ensure all lessons are fun and enjoyable and provide the skills you need to become a safe and confident driver.

Lessons are carefully structured to suit your needs and your strengths. Every learner is different. A different character and personality.

I spend time getting to know what learning strategies work best for you. I will challenge you to be the best of your ability and give you clear and honest feedback.

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About Me

Having spent 30 years teaching Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, I was looking for a change of direction. After carefully selecting a training school, I studied hard and passed part 1 and 2 before signing a training contract. When I passed part 3, the final exam, I decided to work for myself and not a franchise.

It’s extremely important that every learner on every driving lesson has achieved a goal and to encourage them every step of the way. After all, the lessons are about you. The technical aspect is absolutely necessary to be a successful ADI but just as important are the personal qualities.

I have a good sense of humour, I’m patient and approachable. I keep up to date with latest developments ie DVSA and DFT, Keeping me informed and I continue to attend further training opportunities for my CPD, attending workshops and online training courses I appreciate learners have busy lives and it can be difficult arranging lessons at the same time every week.

We can discuss suitable times and work together ensuring you have regular lessons. I’m more than happy to pick you up and drop off from home, work, college, school. Again, we can discuss this when we arrange lessons.


The Training Car

The car is a Fiesta Titanium Turbo Eco Boost which is regularly checked, maintained and serviced. It is fitted with a Dash Cam. Forward/Rear and inside cameras. This provides evidence to any insurer should we be involved in an accident. Also for learning purposes, to play back during lessons and for your own security if you wish. Please note, there is no audio and if your prefer the internal camera can be switched off.

I use the TomTom start 52 when practicing the 20 minute independent drive part of the practical driving test, which is the same as the examiners, so all my pupils are familiar with the same satnav.

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Teaching Aids

Every learner is given free access to Theory Test Pro. A brilliant website to help you pass your theory test with questions and hazard perception practice. I can even log in to see how your doing which means I can help you along the way.

Also a free code to access Driveractive. A fantastic website that provides information and videos to support and consolidate learning from your practical lessons.

From experience, visuals like these make in-car briefings and explanations that little bit easier. Everything you need, from how to choose an instructor, to what happens on your driving test to insurance and how parents can help you on your journey.

I use Driveractive worksheets, handouts and visual teaching material during lessons along with various apps on the iPad. Demonstrating junctions, roundabouts, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings.

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In fact every topic we will be covering on lessons in preparation for your driving test. All this is provided for you at no extra cost. All you need to do is download the free Highway Code app and your good to go ! No hidden costs.

Every learner is given a progress sheet where you can see exactly what you’ve achieved and areas we still need to work on. Nearer to your test date we will also carry out a few moc tests, giving you a chance to get over those nerves !!

Helping you to be 100% ready for test day.

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