Training to be a driving instructor has historically been a predominantly male profession and the majority of teachers are male with less than around 20% female driving instructors. These days though, more and more females are tackling this male dominated industry and are training to be qualified driving instructors.Learning to drive is much of a rite of passage for teenagers and most will apply for their provisional license as soon as they are eligible. While the majority of new learner drivers may be teenagers or in the early twenties, there are also many people who often do not decide to drive until they are older and it is this group, of both men and women that may opt for a female instructor.
Choosing the right driving school and the right teacher is an important consideration before even sitting behind a wheel. To ensure you can learn to drive in the most efficient and safe manner, you need to feel comfortable and relaxed with the person teaching you. Being able to communicate effectively with your driving instructor will further improve how well you pick things up and react to skills you are learning.
Different instructors will have different teaching styles and in the same way, individual pupils will have different learning styles and getting the right match could mean the difference between a pass and a fail for your first driving test.
Male driving instructors may be typecast according to outdated stereotypes and for this reason, some people believe that female driving instructors will help them feel more at ease and will be better equipped to deal with nervous or older pupils. Female instructors may also be perceived to be generally calmer, more relaxed behind the wheel and better equipped to deal with vulnerable pupils who do not feel getting behind the wheel will come naturally to them.
Stereotypes or not, some people will prefer to be taught to drive by a female driving instructor and these days there is a growing demand for more women to get their ADI driving qualification and many top driving schools are aware of this and will offer both male and female instructors for both male and female pupils.
Some are a leading Surrey driving school covering the areas of Redhill, Reigate, South Nutfields, Horley, Merstham, Smallfield, Salfords and the surrounding areas. They offer some of the most competitive driving lessons rates in Surrey and impressive pass rates and have fully qualified ADI driving instructors, also including female driving instructors.