- Check Your Driving License for Your Pupil during Their First Lesson
Record their details including full name, address, and license number. In the unlikely event, there is an accident, this information might be needed. This information may be useful in case your pupil behaves wrongly, owes funds, or is having an issue.
- Always Inspect Your Pupil’s Eyesight Before His/she enters Your Vehicle.
The lesson should not be started if the pupil fails to see clearly. Remind them to visit an optician and get them booked in if they pass the eyesight tests.
Your pupil will have to take an eyesight test before they can drive. It is better if you find out earlier than later.
- Ask the Pupil Why They Would Like To Pay
Always ask the student at the beginning if they would like to make a payment today. They will most often reply that they need to use the cash point. If that’s okay with you, include it in your lesson so that when you pass one they stop at the middle of the lesson to withdraw the cash.
You shouldn’t leave it until the last lesson to find out the amount they pay. This could cause you to run late or make the pupil owe money.
Often, your pupil will come to lessons with no cash. As long as they ask you at the beginning of the lesson if they require cash, and you explain that you will not take more than one lesson per lesson to save them time, they are fine with it.
- Recorded Pupil Payments
If the pupil makes a payment in cash, you can keep track of the amount on their progress card. You can ask them to sign the lesson log.
For your safety, you should keep one Progress Card with signatures and payments. You can always state it is a requirement of the head office, to make sure they don’t mistake you for being stubborn.
In the rare event of a dispute between a pupil and you about how many lessons were paid for, please refer to the section on progress card payments.
- Keep a Good Lesson Structure
Make sure you keep your driving lessons well-structured and follow the guidelines. You can follow the following guidelines for each lesson. This isn’t an exhaustive list. Your requirements and pupils may change slightly.
- Pupil meets the teacher in the car.
- Do they remember the last lesson?
- Agree on what you are doing in today’s lesson (consult with your pupil, as they are the paying client).
- Set/agree on certain goals, in the beginning, to help the pupil have something to aim at.
- Brief on subject/Q+A with the subject or drive on-site and then short/Q+A
- Practical. Encourage others when possible and offer/ask for feedback when needed.
- Don’t hesitate to offer help or change subjects if your pupil has difficulty. Explain the reasons and the advantages.
- Recap the lessons they have learned. Ask them questions before you tell them.
- Discuss strengths and limitations and agree on what the next lesson should look like
- You can give homework to the pupil.
- Book them in today for your next lesson
- To remind them, send them a message with a confirmation of the next lesson.
- Write for 2-3 minutes any notes that are necessary to remind you about the lesson or what you should do next.
Ltrent Driving School is the best choice for those who want to learn driving.