Hi, My name is Rachel Hicks and I’m a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) of 11 years and I’m also trained as a Fleet Driving Assessor.
Previously, I trained and worked with some of the major national driving schools within the UK but now I am independent and operate my own driving school within the Andover area and its surrounding villages and towns.
I set up as an independent driving instructor as I wanted to be able to provide a personal and flexible driving instruction program for a whole host of different types of clients, as every client is different and some could have difficulty in understanding how to drive. Differentiation and inclusion and understanding these things are key to empowering people to learn and master new key life skills.
Learning to drive is extremely important and its essential that you choose a reliable, flexible and friendly instructor who will structure a course of lessons to suit your needs.
Meet The Team
I have wanted to be a driving instructor since early 1990’s and was able to become qualified when the rules changed a few years ago so that approved driving instructors (ADI’s) were able to pass test in automatics, I was able to achieve this ambition. I am a Disabled driver after braking my back in 1991. I offer automatic lessons for able bodied people and also have adaptations for disabled people without use of their feet. In my spare time I love to go to local bowling centre with friends and family. I am an avid music collector and have a broad and varied taste in my 600 plus CD’s and nearly 100Gb collection. My other favourite pass time is visiting Australia, which I have visited on over 23 occasions. Virtually every year. I normally visit over the Christmas and New Year period
Hugh is a veteran of the driving school industry having given his first lesson in 1984. Over the years, Hugh has taught all types of pupil; from the nervous to the confident and from those who learn quickly as well as those who take a bit longer. He uses a variety of instructional techniques to suit the individual learner. He is both friendly and patient. Hugh mainly teaches in a manual car but does occasional automatic lessons.
In his spare time, Hugh enjoys eating out and walking in the countryside.