As recommended by the DVSA, between lessons it can be great for pupils to get out and practice with an accompanying driver; this could be a parent, grandparent or other suitable adult. Call Bob and Jackies Driver Training for an Approved Driving Instructor.
To legally qualify as an accompanying driver you must:-
It is best to have a calm and patient nature when teaching someone to drive and appreciate, that despite what they say, your pupil is probably feeling a little nervous. Your aim is to build their confidence in controlling the car so one of the most important things to consider in the early stages is your choice of teaching area. Make sure you dont end up in the middle of a busy town, however small, when its rush hour, or expect your pupil to deal with busy roundabouts on their first couple of outings. Depending on where you live, it might be an idea for you to drive them to a quiet location and begin your lesson there.
Before setting off each time, you may need to remind/discuss any differences between the controls on your car and ours (wipers, how to dip headlights etc.), also consider the effects of a different engine size to the one they may be used to.
The timing of your instruction/prompt is extremely important if the pupil is to have any hope of completing what it is you have asked them to do. We are always happy to have a chat with pupils accompanying drivers to make sure you are getting the best out of your private practice. It is probably sometime since you learned to drive and things have changed not only with driving practices but also the volume of traffic now on our roads, making it harder than ever to pass a driving test.