Meet The Team
Hi, my name is Ann-Marie and I’m the owner of Spot On Driving. I live in a lovely village in North Dorset with my husband Eddie. We have been married for 20 years; he’s a dentist, but he also has an active role in Spot On and has decided to train to become a driving instructor to help me further in the business. I have 4 grown up children, my 2 step-sons James and Mark are both married and live in Manchester. My son Alex is 22 years old and works as a Barber, and my daughter Rosie is 21 years old is at university.
I qualified as a driving instructor in 2013, just in time for Alex to be my first pupil when he turned 17. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching him to drive and spending the quality time with him. It was fantastic that I taught Rosie to drive a year later. We managed to get on well throughout and I was very proud when they passed with only a couple of faults each.
In my spare time, I like to keep fit by jogging and training in a gym. My husband and I go away regularly to stay in our caravan in Devon where we enjoy walking, cycling and relaxing.
Previously, I have done a few different jobs including owning and running a Pottery Painting studio, Director in a family owned Fine Food Company, Childminding, Manager for a charity that provides care in the community for adults with learning difficulties and I went to University to train to be a Primary School Teacher, and specialising in Physical Education. Unfortunately, I gave up my degree in the third year when I adopted my two children. Although it’s a shame that I didn’t get a degree, my children were my priority and the knowledge I gained at university has really helped with my present career.
I absolutely love my job and get great deal of satisfaction from teaching people to drive and from the challenge of finding different methods to suit all types of learners. It is so satisfying when a learner driver passes their practical test and to have the knowledge that they are safe, confident and competent drivers.
Most pupils have regular weekly lessons, but I have also taught Semi-Intensive Courses, lessons for those with Special Needs, Refresher Driving Lessons and Parking Skills lessons.
Each and every pupil is unique in the way they learn and it’s a pleasure to be part of the process and to have the challenge of finding methods to suit everyone.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Hi! My name is Colin and I have recently joined Spot-On as a new Driving Instructor. I live in Gillingham, have a grown-up daughter who lives in Bristol and I spend a fair amount of my spare time walking a lovely little dog called Molly. Photography and writing a new book seem to fill the rest of my days.
This is a second career for me having been, until recently, a civil Air Traffic Control Officer with NATS. Surprisingly, I had a Private Pilots’ Licence when still at school but didn’t take driving lessons until I was 26! So, if you are a late starter at driving, I know just how you feel.
My job, in air traffic control included, amongst other things, training new controllers and, later, I was an Examiner for the Civil Aviation Authority. Consequently, being a driving instructor feels very similar in a lot of ways. In particular, I love seeing the smile on a students’/pupils’ face when they get something right; the moment that thing, seemingly so challenging, they do perfectly.
I look forward to seeing those smiles on your face.