Amanda Green named Driving Instructor of the Year
Our Driving Instructor of the Year competition has been won by Amanda Green!
The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) was nominated by past student Michelle Broadley for going the extra mile. She has been presented with her prize alongside the official certificate and car window sticker carrying the title of Driving Instructor of the Year 2017.
Amanda found her passion for teaching people to drive when practising with her twin daughters alongside their driving lessons. She left her career as a teaching assistant to train as a driving instructor and qualified just a year ago. Already she has made a huge impact on her students.
Michelle, who put Amanda forward for the award, said: “My family was going through an incredibly difficult time with my husband facing a double lung transplant. I had all but given up driving because of a previous instructor making me feel incredibly nervous. That was until my son wrote a note in his communication book about his dad's operation. It simply read ‘What happens if daddy dies – no-one will drive’.
“Of all the worries going through his head, this was something I could ease the burden of. I couldn't have done it without Amanda getting me through it all. Amanda knew the delicate situation, supported me through my lack of confidence and led me to pass first time with no minors! She's even going the extra mile for my family by joining us on a charity fun run for Harefield Hospital.”
Amanda Green, who operates under the LDC franchise as Pass with Amanda, said: “I can’t believe I’ve won! I feel so privileged to have even been nominated, so this is a huge reward for the hard work and hours dedicated to my new career. It was a pleasure to teach Michelle and I can’t thank her enough for her nomination.”
Crispin Moger, CEO at Marmalade, the driving force behind Learner Driver Week, said: “Driving instructors are among the UK’s unsung heroes, sitting beside thousands of learner drivers and nurturing them as they navigate the road. They are in a unique position to completely transform a person’s life by giving them confidence, independence, and freedom.
“As we’ve heard from Michelle, a bad experience with an instructor can put learner drivers off for life, so it’s really amazing to see what Amanda has done for the family and how fantastic her driver teaching ability is after such a short time. Congratulations are also due to our runners-up, instructors Emily Croll and Stephanie Gill. We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries we received and look forward to running the competition alongside Learner Driver Week again next year."
Here we have the final four wonderful winners that form LDW’s 24 under 24.
Congratulations to each and every one of you winners, and of course, thank you to everyone entered and took the time to share your driving experiences with us.
It’s day two of Learner Driver Week! And what better way to celebrate than by announcing five more of our competition winners who have shared their story and been selected as one of our ‘LDW 24 under 24’ amazing young drivers.
Learner Driver Week (LDW) is just around the corner. While we busy ourselves putting the final touches to our news announcements and collating all the useful content from our wonderful partners, our annual competition is open and waiting for you to enter to win a dash cam bundle.
The Learner Driver Week competition is now closed and all our wonderful 24 winners have been announced.
We will be returning next year for another action packed week of content and goodies but in the meantime don’t be a stranger – our news section and social channels are bursting with lots of useful news and tips to support you on your driving journey.