Hello, I'm Dawn. Welcome to my website.
I’m a fully qualified Government Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and I am passionate about helping all my learners reach their goal of becoming a safe and confident driver. There’s nothing quite like the buzz I get when one of my learners passes first time!
I have additional formal qualifications in coaching with a level 5 certificate that reflects my commitment to a coaching approach. During Covid-19 lockdown, I completed a World Health Organisation course on ‘infection prevention and control in relation to Covid-19’, and I have also completed additional courses on ‘exploring anxiety’, ‘drivers with diverse needs and neuro diversity’ and ‘eco- driving’.
I’m very calm and patient, and ten years in front-line policing in a previous career means that nothing fazes me. Before my time with Sussex Police, I worked as a bus driver where I gained awards in safe driving and excellent customer care. I became a driving instructor because I wanted to combine my love of driving with the opportunity to work face to face with people I love meeting new people and find it easy to get to know them.
Lessons are always conducted in a friendly and relaxed manner to ensure my learners feel at ease, and my coaching philosophy underpins my whole approach to driving tuition. I chose to work with LDC because everybody is different and the LD System allows for flexibility in lessons by putting the learner at the centre of the learning so that we proceed at the pace that’s safe and right for you. I aim to make every lesson enjoyable and as productive as possible. Learning to drive with me means this is your learning journey and, as with any journey you make, you can plan and decide which route you want to take.
When I’m not on driving lessons, I enjoy cycling, camping, and I’m a bit of a foodie – both constantly trying new recipes as a cook and trying new restaurants so living in Brighton and Hove means I get lots of chances to try new places. I love living down by the coast and my favourite evenings are those where we can head down to the beach for a barbecue.
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