Experience & About Me:
I have been teaching in Bedford with driveJohnson’s since May 2016. I cover Bedford and some surrounding areas. I have a 95% first time pass rate, which is well above the national average and I am keen to help you get through your test.
I believe that training/coaching people to drive is a two way learning process. I get as much out of teaching as you will from learning. Most of all it should be great fun, so bring your sense of humour with you.
“I used to wake up looking forward to today, I now go to sleep looking forward to tomorrow.” – Pete Spiller
First – Diving with three Whale Sharks in a sardine ball off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh. Sorry nothing could top that!
Second – When a student pulled out on a Jaguar driver and I laughed. When asked how I could be so calm I replied, “It would have cost him more than me”. Everyone makes mistakes.
Diving, climbing, cycling and people who laugh at themselves. And of course driving – it gives a great sense of freedom.
People who overtake then slow down. Fog lights. Celery, that stuff is evil.
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Pete was a great instructor! He was very easy to talk to and has a great sense of humour. Not only does he teach you ever thing you need to know to pass your test he goes way beyond. He makes sure you don't pick up any bad habitats along the way and overall it was a fantastic experience learning how to drive with him. I would highly recommend anyone who is wanting to begin lessons to choose Pete as their instructor.
Pete was an excellent instructor who made me feel relaxed whilst driving. He not only taught me how to become a confident and safe driver, but how to control my 'elephants foot'.
Pete was my driving instructor this summer and being my second instructor, I could definiately tell the difference in the approach to driving in which I feel like Pete does extremely well getting the instructions across clearly. Pete is one of those instructors that knows how to get the job done but also have a laugh along the way hence why the lessons were always more relaxed and light hearted which really helped with confidence on the road. Would definitely recommend Pete as an instructor to anyone looking to learn how to drive.
Pete was my second instructor and I was reluctant to start driving again after failing my last test. But he made me feel so comfortable as soon as a few minutes into my first lesson and I enjoyed every lesson after that. Even after doing something wrong that would normally knock my confidence, Pete always made me feel like I could keep going and helped me understand so many driving techniques that I didn't understand before. Couldn't have asked for a better driving instructor, would recommend him to anyone.
Pete is a brilliant driving instructor, I couldn't have wished for better, not only is he calm, understanding and most of all helpful he is also an extremely nice bloke and makes driving lessons interesting, as he always makes conversation. The best thing is he helped me pass my test. I highly recommend using Pete as an instructor
Great instructor, helped me passed first time and made the lessons fun and enjoyable and made me feel calm and focused on the driving too, couldn't of done it without him.
Pete was a really thorough driving instructor with a great sense of humour. Thank you for putting up with my tantrums!!
Brilliant instructor! I came from a previous instructor who got me into bad habits and wasn't teaching me at a fast enough speed. But when i joined with Pete, i got out of those bad habits from his help and taught me at a speed that suited me! He is always a great laugh whilst getting the teaching across and takes as many lessons as he sees that you need. I passed first time, and i don't think i would have done with any other instructor.
Great instructor, helped me pass first time with no prior experience over my summer break - great at making me feel calm and comfortable in the driving seat, and was very knowledgeable - definitely recommend
Brilliant instructor. Pete makes you look forward to lessons and you can joke about with him, really helping to calm your nerves He doesn't just teach you how to pass the driving test, but also how to become a skilled and safe driver.
The lesson pace was spot on and I felt like I made decent progress every week. I passed after about 28 hours of lessons (~7 months) and only a couple of hours driving with family.
I would recommend learning with Pete as you will become confident at the wheel and learn the some nifty tricks to make driving easier (everyone loves a taxi turn!)