Intuition is an independent driving school run by Julian Eggar, an experienced DVSA Approved ('A' Grade DVSA) Driving Instructor with 10 years teaching experience. The previous owner was Steve Hammerton (sadly now retired), also an A Grade Driving Instructor with a background as a Metropolitan Police response driver.
All driving lessons follow the DVSA recommended structured tuition programme, leading to a safe, competent, defensive driving style as required by the DVSA practical driving test. Lessons are adapted to suit the learning style of individual pupils.
Several pupils who have Dyslexia and Dyspraxia have passed the Practical Driving Test with Intuition. The philosophy being that only when the pupil is satisfied with their progress, will they go onto the next level to suit their burgeoning ability.
Tuition is conducted on a strictly one to one basis, with an outline strategy at the start and a review/debrief at the conclusion to assess progress. Normally one and a half hour sessions are generally regarded as the most valuable way of consolidating progress and can start/end at your home address, college or local place of work. One hour is regarded as too short and least cost effective whilst two hours is too long due to concentration factors for both pupil and instructor!
Instruction is conducted in the renowned Ford Fiesta, a compact car that adapt easily to all heights. It is remarkably easy to drive and manoeuvre. It comes with dual controls, air conditioning, SatNav and electric everything!
Due to Budgetary constraints manual tuition is only available in Intuition Driving cars, however if automatic tuition is required and a pupil has their own car, that can be possible.
Most students choose ‘Intuition’ following recommendations from the many previously satisfied customers, epitomized recently when a mother and then both her daughters all went on to pass their tests first time.
Pupils have been taught from a selection of colleges and schools such as Esher College, Hinchley Wood, Rydens (now Three Rivers), Tolworth Girls, Southborough, Hollyfield , Tiffin Boys & Girls, KGS, Reeds, Surbiton High, Claremont Fan Court, Hampton, Guildford Grammar and Girls Schools and many others.
In addition Julian taught all three of his children, (two passed first time) understanding the frustration that many parents have in teaching their kids to drive!
Tuition is not confined to new learners, but includes refreshers and specialist instruction following an accident, illness, driving ban or non U.K. drivers taking their driving test here. The eldest pupil to date was 83 and the youngest a few weeks after his seventeenth Birthday. in 2018 five pupils from the same school all passed at the first attempt and received nine faults between them all (maximum allowed per person is 15 per test!)
Notable successes include a former accountant who is now an AA Driving Instructor following a course of instructor tuition, a young man who progressed to driving HGVs with the local authority and a woman in her 50s who is now running her own mobile catering business having previously resigned herself to never learning to drive.
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your knowledge and experience which enabled me to pass my test. Julian was a wonderful driving instructor, who taught me the skills I needed throughout my learning experience. I would recommend Julian to absolutely everyone, as he was so kind and patient with me when I made silly mistakes. He made the impossible possible!! ”
“Thank you to Julian, an excellent instructor who taught me all I needed to know in his thorough and individualised lessons, helping me to become a confident and capable driver. His lessons allowed me to pass on my first attempt with only one fault! Many thanks - highly recommended. ”
“Thank you so much for everything Julian. Number 2 son next to start in January ! ”
“I’m so pleased I passed first time, great instructor! ”
“With Julian's patience and encouragement I managed to pass my test first time! He is a great instructor and I would highly recommend him. Thank you again. ”
“Great driving instructor. Very methodical with teaching and patient for beginners. Passed first time without any problems. ”
“Julian is a great instructor, he is very calm and gives insightful tips that really help to build confidence. He is also very flexible with lessons. Thanks Julian! ”
“Thanks very much for helping Linus pass his driving test, really pleased for him. Many thanks for all your help. ”
“I was thrilled to pass first time with Julian. The lessons were enjoyable and very thorough and I passed with only 2 minors. Thank you so much! I highly recommend him as an instructor. ”
Intuition is an independent driving school run by Julian Eggar, a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor with 10 years teaching experience
Driving lessons in: Claygate, Cobham, East Molesey, Esher, Hampton, Hersham, Hinchley Wood, Hook, Kingston, Long Ditton, Oxshott, Surbiton, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Tolworth, Walton & West Molesey
Call: 07977 530 301
In the interests of safety, calls are not taken calls teaching. However, if you leave a voicemail, email or text, you will be contacted ASAP within a few hours