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#26 29-03-07 22:50:48

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

That they have too look at the steering wheel to see which way is straight ahead after a l-rev?

How many times its mirrors b4 signal.... not mirror signal mirror?

How many look staright ahead at a rounderbout then stop, because if they had checked right they could have gone, but no stop then check and you repeat and repeat and repeat.. then give up till next lesson.

russ

oh any forgot  comon sense, is not there with 99% of pups.

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#27 29-03-07 22:51:35

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Yeah had it once on a massive rb with dual coming straight through from left to right and rb goes round it like imagine saturn with its rings. Turning 3 rd right and pup turns right down dual carr well tried to LOL. :cry:


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#28 30-03-07 08:51:13

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

How some of them ever learned to tie their own shoelaces !


Chinese proverb "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."

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#29 30-03-07 09:34:52

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

THe thing that suprises me the most is the reaction to a failed test. I had a guy the other week, got a dangerous fault for clipping someones mirror. Afterwards he says: "I can't believe the examiner failed me for that - wasn't that close"

NOT THAT CLOSE???!! . YOU HIT IT!!!!! THATS AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET!!!!!

Or its the pupils who come back from an abysmal test and want to book their next one for ASAP with no lessons inbetween!

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#30 30-03-07 15:59:53

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

The amount  of pupils (about 95%) who tell me that you use a pressure 'gorge' to check the tyres. One of the few who got it right was a girl from Thailand, who moved to the UK 3 years ago. It makes you feel ashamed.

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#31 30-03-07 16:44:21

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Why should I keep left?


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#32 30-03-07 20:47:59

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

How they can see a red light ahead, or the car in front braking and make NO ATTEMPT AT ALL to brake!!! even when you say what's happening ahead.....

This thread has had me in stitches, keep on posting!  I thought all these things only happened to me ;D ;D ;D

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#33 30-03-07 21:11:43

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

As tim said red light.. danger.... gas still on.... still don't learn even after a close shave.

russ

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#34 30-03-07 21:15:49

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

As tim said red light.. danger.... gas still on.... still don't learn even after a close shave.

russ

Do all of your pupils shave Russ, what even the girls. (whoops best not answer that eh!) Ev ;D

#35 31-03-07 08:09:28

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Just thought of another one. No matter how many times you go through MSMPSL with them and the reasons for it, the first thing they do when you say have a go on your own is change gear.


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#36 31-03-07 08:56:17

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

From a lesson yesterday..........

"What hazard can we see ahead that might effect our position and speed before we reach that bend?"

...............long pause.................... puzzled look............





"I dunno, I can't see one....... the bus is in the way"

  roll  roll  roll  roll

big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile LOL!!


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#37 31-03-07 09:16:44

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

On the flip side of the coin, what has suprised me the most.....
Meeting a a nervous, hesitant pupil who lacks confidence in themselves and watching them grow into the opposite with such dedication, passion and plenty of encouragement, that is the most suprising and rewarding part of this job.

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#38 31-03-07 12:08:25

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Lack of hand eye coordination - especially when steering is involved.  And its soooo hard to teach if they can't do it! 

Driving towards hazards, parked cars on a brow, lots of school kids etc, or even on first lesson heading towards recycle bins in car park and they press harder on the gas??!!!!  And you're saying "off the gas, BRAKE" and the gas just gets harder!

Also, people suprise me.  You turn up to a grotty estate and a chavvy pupil climes in your car, and even though you know its wrong you assume they will be unreliable, bad payers, dont give a toss attitude, and then they out to be a favourite pupil, dedicated, good company and responsible attitude to road saftey.  Then you pick a pupil up from a private school gate and they turn out to be rude, arrogant, always late, the worst payers (Mummy forgot to leave a cheque out), dont bother to listen etc etc.  Since doing this job I assume a lot less than I used to and infact would say its one of the best bits of the job, you meet all sorts!



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#39 31-03-07 12:54:14

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

when i was learning my adi was showing me under bonnet he got me to open then points at engine and says whats that i looked and said dont know he must off thought i was so stupid lol :-[ i thought he was pointing at something not the whole thing i didnt relise at the time but wen i got home and told my stepmum shes says to me i hope you was joking when you said that :-[
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#40 31-03-07 13:41:41

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

neutral, handbrake to secure car  aaaaarrrggghhhh!!!!    esspecially before the test!

"......in the last 50+hours of teaching you how to drive, how many times have i told you that to secure the car you put the car in neutral and then handbrake on??????"

".....the answer is NONE!!!"

"now next time we stop at the side of the road what will you do????

"on second thoughts dont answer that, i'll just tell you AGAIN later!!!!"

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#41 31-03-07 13:44:06

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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Picks pupil up other day for her 5th lesson, Hi i say have you been at work today she replies yes.
She turns to me and says what have you been doing today??  Working i replied. She replies where do you work, paused for a couple of secs thinking she would realise the question she just asked me but no. sure they think we do this job as a part time hobby not a business.

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#42 02-04-07 13:43:04

Zipper
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From: Darwin, Northern Territory Aus
Registered: 20-08-04
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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Biggest shock  a pupil gave me was them telling me they expected to not be ready for test until they had at least 40 lessons.

Hi Dimmy.

Send that one over here.
Better still, can you send us a male/female pair so we can breed them? In return you can have as many "only need 3 or 4 lesson" specimens as you want. Use them for target practice!


Zipper ("G'Day Mate!")
I'm not 65! I'm only $59.95+tax
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#43 02-04-07 15:15:27

Karenadi
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Posts: 841

Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Picks pupil up other day for her 5th lesson, Hi i say have you been at work today she replies yes.
She turns to me and says what have you been doing today??  Working i replied. She replies where do you work, paused for a couple of secs thinking she would realise the question she just asked me but no. sure they think we do this job as a part time hobby not a business.

And there are the ones that think you left school as a driving instructor and have never known any other life.............. roll


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#44 02-04-07 15:29:24

Carlo
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From: North London
Registered: 03-07-05
Posts: 802

Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Me:  Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how the tyre pressures should be checked?

Pupil: You would find the recommended tyre pressure information in the handbook.

Me: Good stuff and how would you check them?

Pupil: With a reliable TAPE MEASURE.....

big_smile


"It's easy when you know how!"

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#45 02-04-07 16:03:14

mikerow
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From: Norfolk
Registered: 23-08-05
Posts: 363
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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Carlo
Had a girl tell me that she didnt need to know about the tyres ad her dad would check them when he filled it up. roll


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#46 02-04-07 17:29:18

New Girl
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From: Somerset
Registered: 25-07-05
Posts: 524

Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

heard a story at the test centre the other day that a pupil had been asked how to check the oil, and her answer was, I really dont need to know that as daddy has a man come round to do it for him!  Examiner thought was fair enough and no fault given!

How the other half live ;D

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#47 02-04-07 21:29:04

EDstart
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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

Had a pupil walking out the door at the test centre, turned to me and asked which car was mine. I replied it was the same one she had been driving for the last year with my name on the roof!

Ed

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#48 03-04-07 08:57:28

skip qualify
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Posts: 461

Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

i have one pupil who is determined that the owners manual is in the "glove department"   smile

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#49 03-04-07 17:25:21

New Girl
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Registered: 25-07-05
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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

How many times have you been asked "What car will I take my test in?  Will it be the same as this one?" big_smile

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#50 03-04-07 20:56:08

SMILE
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From: Northampton
Registered: 31-05-06
Posts: 280
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Re: What has surprised you the most about your pupils ?

How many times have you been asked "What car will I take my test in?  Will it be the same as this one?" big_smile

mmmmmm bout 3 times this week......LOL


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