Paying for lessons

Bank Transfer or Cash would be preferable, did you want to pay each week therefore £64 per lesson or purchase 10 hours for £288.80 to save a little money.

If cash I would update the app to reflect the payment when paid and if bank transfer once received I will update it.

When this is updated it shows the amount of credit you have within the app, shown in hours.

Payments can be made through the app or in person by card, but I like to avoid this when possible because of the fees they impose on me.

Here are the details of my business bank account.

Christopher Deller T/A Swindon Driving Lessons

Account held with Monzo

Sort Code 04-00-04
Account Number 04073066

Rgds Chris

On Fri, May 21, 2021, 10:22 Tammi Smedley <> wrote:
Thanks Chris.

I have just booked 5 x 2 hour lessons for Joe on the app. Next week is for Friday (as you didn’t have Thursday available). Thereafter I have booked a regular Thursday afternoon slot.

Please confirm how I pay.

Many thanks!

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 2:49 PM Chris Deller <> wrote:
Hi Tammi, thanks for coming back to me.

If that was 5 x 2-hour lessons paid for in advance, it would be £288.

I do a 1300-1500 slot most Thursdays would that work for you? The Wednesday slot is now gone I only have a Tuesday 1300-1500 available for next week, as a lot of my students are youngsters they tend to leave it to the last minute, many parents have opted for ensuring they get their lesson by pre-paying and booking several weeks a time, which works well for all.

Rgds Chris

On Thu, 20 May 2021 at 10:12, Tammi Smedley <> wrote:
Hi Chris

Thanks for your time with Joe this week, he really enjoyed it and is keen to book more lessons with you.

We have had a look at his college timetable, and regular Thursday afternoons would suit him. If we were to book a block of 5 x Thursday afternoons, please could you advise a price for that?

We can book via GAPS, but I notice on the app that you don’t have next Thursday free at the moment (you do have all the following Thursday afternoons available though). We could book next Wednesday, and then regular Thursdays after that, if that suits you?

Look forward to hearing from you, then we can Joe booked in straight away.

Tammi Smedley

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM Chris Deller <> wrote:
Hi Tammi, great first lesson with Joe today, I hope he enjoyed it, he did very well.

Progress from here would be next lesson, going to a live road that has relatively low volume of traffic, this allows the student to experience moving around parked vehicles, meeting oncoming vehicles, turns in and out of roads a lot of the time this is a while lesson, we may touch on roundabouts at this time depending on the students ability so far and particularly sensitivity of the foot controls.

As soon as possible, roundabouts will be covered as then we can get the student in the driving seat from home/college etc.

As you only had that first lesson booked which direct with Bill Plant if you wish Joe to have more lessons with me it can be arranged directly by email is often easiest for me since my phone is on do not disturb the majority of my working day.

This can be done by booking GAPS these are times that I have no one booked in or in case of earlier this evening somebody cancelled and my plan is always then to book someone else into it.

There are some times of day that are under very high demand that often aren’t on the app for example 1640-1840 which is generally my last lesson of the day. I teach from each weekday I start at either 7 or 8 am.

If Joe has a particular day or time that suits best please let me know, and I can see if I can book it in as regular, I would just need to know when that is and the frequency.

Payments can be made by cash or card on the day or ideally bank transfer or through the app (transfer and app payments are ideally at least a day before) any payments made will be recorded for you in the app.

My rates are available to view by selecting pay on the total drive app, discounts of up to 15% off my rate can be made by purchasing blocks of hours.

Best Regards Chris

On Wed, May 12, 2021, 09:39 Tammi Smedley <> wrote:
That’s great, thank you.

All set. Joe and I both have the app now.


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 8:27 PM Chris Deller <> wrote:
thanks I have updated both, so that mobile number should now be the username, rgds Chris

On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 14:12, Tammi Smedley <> wrote:
Thank you.

Joe’s mobile is: 07703 330284
Joe’s email is:

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 12:53 PM Chris Deller <> wrote:
hi again I’ve updated the username and email that were used with Bill Plant the username is now the mobile number and it shows Joe’s name now.

Rgds Chris

On Tue, May 11, 2021, 12:08 Tammi Smedley <> wrote:
Thank you. No problem!

All booked. 10.20am Tuesday May 18th.

He is very excited.

Details as follows:
Joe Smedley
8 Artus Close
Haydon End
SN25 1QZ

Thank you.

On Tue, 11 May 2021, 11:52 Chris Deller, <> wrote:
Sorry I’ve given it to you wrong. It is 1468

On Tue, May 11, 2021, 11:45 Tammi Smedley <> wrote:
Thank you. I have just installed the app – the first page asks for the Pin, but when I enter the Pin you have provided it says “no results”. I have tried several times. Please advise ASAP. We are desperate to get Joe booked in and started!


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 11:25 AM Chris Deller <> wrote:
Hi thanks for the reply, here are the login details, any problems, questions please let me know.

Pin 1467, username 01234012345 Password Stu123

Rgds Chris

On Mon, 10 May 2021 at 21:40, Tammi Smedley <> wrote:

Thanks for your email.

I’m emailing on behalf of my son Joe Smedley. I can confirm that he has his provisional licence, and he has no experience of driving yet.

Please advise the login details for the app so we can book lessons asap.
Thank you.
Tamsyn Smedley

On Mon, 10 May 2021, 21:31 Chris Deller, <> wrote:
Driving Instructor Introduction

Hello my name is Chris, I’m the Driving Instructor that you’ve been assigned to from Bill Plant Driving School for your lessons.

I have been advised that you have booked 2 hours (1 x 2 hr lesson/s)

I currently teach lessons during the day Monday to Friday, I have some early morning lessons currently 7 am starts and some evening lessons also. To make my diary visible I use an app called Total Drive available for both iOS and Android.

You can either let me know you’d like to look on app for a suitable time and day or let me know your availability.

Can you confirm you have your provisional license and any experience of driving so far.

If you choose to the total drive app right away, let me know and I will generate a user ID and password for you. It is an intuitive app by looking at what the app calls Gaps you can select when you’d like to have your lessons.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Regards Chris

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