I am Elliot who will be your driving instructor if you decide to choose 3EGP School of Motoring for your driving lessons in the Harpenden, St. Albans an wheathampstead areas

I pride myself on being passionate about my profession ensuring that I keep up to date on the many changes that are proposed to the driver training industry. I am constantly reading articles, listening to various opinions as to how to assist the many drivers in this country and attending continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

Through my enjoyment of driving I have become a panel member of the Driving Instructor Podcast DIPOD where, myself and two other panel members, update other instructors throughout the country and assist them with their instructing techniques. We interview various guests from the DVSA and other parts of the industry to keep other driver trainers informed. I am a committee member of the St. Albans and District Driving Schools Association (SADDSA) for similar purposes in the St. Albans area. The Hertfordshire Police invited me to take part in training sessions for Police Rapid Response driving techniques using sirens and blue lights through Hertfordshire towns.

Before becoming a driving instructor I was an Estate Agent and subsequently headed up my own property consultancy company acting on behalf of several national companies. I would regularly drive to places such as Leeds and Manchester often several times a week. I have covered lots and lots of miles on Motorways and country lane. It was on one or many of those trips I decided to explore the possibility of teaching people to drive. I contacted a friend who was an instructor and liked the sound of being involved with people, helping them to achieve their goals without needing to sell anything other than my expertise and my personality.

Elliot with his chocolate labrador Marnie
Elliot with his chocolate labrador Marnie

Having succeeded in passing the 3 exams needed to become a driving instructor, I set up 3EGP School of Motoring and still get a great deal of enjoyment from the process of teaching people from scratch or improving upon their existing knowledge. I sincerely hope that this enjoyment comes across to my students and that they too acquire the fun of driving.

Red Panda
Red Panda featured in ZSL Magazine

Although I spend a great deal of time thinking about how I can improve my knowledge or how best to put a point across to my students (either through diagrams, photographs or my dash cam), I also enjoy my new hobby of photography. Mainly zoo photography at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo where I was recently honoured by being featured in their Wildabout magazine with my shot of a red panda and interviewed about being a driving instructor. I also enjoy sharing my collection of photographs with my students and have included a selection here for you to enjoy.

Finally by way of further background, I have been married since 1977. I am the proud Grandfather to four amazing boys and one beautiful girl and father of 2 sons. One with his own house cleaning company (www.imopclean.com) & oven cleaning company (www.iovenclean.com). My other son being a man in a van with his own courier company Door2Door Couriers.