Mazda 3, petrol in black, always well stocked with sweeties!
Learner Driving Lessons
Refresher and Motorway Lessons
Instructor since 2010
Biography - Jenny Hutchinson Driving instructor
Animal mad (I have many pets), Photography (though not very good), and a small interest in sports cars (mainly as my partner is building one!)
Before becoming an instructor in 2010 I worked at a school for children with special needs. Prior to that I've worked in management, sales, and customer service.
I trained with Ian (one of the owners of ELITE) after a friend who I was training with through one of the larger national driving schools recommended him. When I qualified as an instructor I intended to do this job part-time around my other job, and went out on my own. However once I started I realised how much of a buzz I get out of doing it, and I decided to make this my sole career, and joined ELITE so that I had the support I needed to support my business.Since joining ELITE one of the main projects I've been involved in is the Under 17 driving experiences. These sessions have proved to be hugely successful, and we are further developing these sessions all of the time.
I am a very patient and professional instructor, not one that screams and shouts. I really can't understand how anyone can think that will help, but pupils regularly tell me this has happened to them before coming to me. Surely this does more harm than good! I try not to bog my pupils down with loads of technical information, I prefer to keep it simple. I also believe that different people learn in different ways, so I like to tailor my lessons according to their needs. I also believe that people learn better if they enjoy the lessons, so I try to have fun, whilst making sure they understand what is needed to be safe behind the wheel.
I don't only teach people how to pass their test, but that it is a skill for the rest of their lives. I know that sounds corny, but it's so true. I want my pupils to pass their test, AND be safe drivers on the road. I have teenage children, and that's what I'd want for them.
Sarah Miller, Redhill, Surrey
"I had my first lesson with Jenny and it was really good. She made sure I understood everything and made me feel really relaxed and safe whilst driving, as well as making it a fun lesson aswell!"
24 June 2019
Rebecca Rowe, Tadworth, Surrey
"I had my first lesson with Jenny a few days ago, from the get-go Jenny made the environment a really comfortable and fun place to be, keeping a great balance of responsibility and fun putting me straight at ease. Warning.Threatens to kill (if you hit the curb ;) ) ."
20 May 2019
Harvey Nutt, Reigate, Surrey
"I had my first driving lesson with Jenny H today, she was extremely helpful and calming whilst having to maneuver Gerald around. Shes extremely nice and I am looking forward to continuing my lessons. (I hope Gerald doesn't hate me by the end of it either!)."
11 April 2019
Joseph Parker, Redhill, Surrey
"Had my first lesson with Jenny Hutchinson. Very relaxed first lesson, easy tips given on how to remember certain things and lovely casual death threats here and there. All round brilliant first lesson."
14 February 2019
Eythan Porter, Tadworth, Surrey
"This was my first lesson with Jenny and I was super nervous however she kept me calm and made sure to go through everything, she wasn't pushing me too hard or anything and moved at a pace that I was comfortable with, just don't break her car or she will kill you! :)."
15 February 2019
Lewis Blake, Epsom, Surrey
"I had my first lesson with Jenny yesterday and she made me feel very relaxed due to the funny nature of her personality. She took explained everything that I needed to think about very clearly and got me starting to drive on the first lesson which was a lot of fun. She was not at all intimidating or strict although threatened to kill me if I burnt her clutch away! Would recommend Jenny to anyone thinking of learning to drive."
03 Febryary 2019
Tia McKay, Redhill, Surrey
"Jenny was an absolute treat! Would definitely recommend, she loves a giggle and a gossip which makes everything much less boring! She’s absolutely lovely to drive with:)."
24 January 2019
Lorna McDougall, Reigate, Surrey
"Had my first lesson with Jenny last week. She put me at ease right from the start and told me everything I needed know before setting off so that I had the confidence to give it a go. It was an enjoyable lesson throughout. Would definitely recommend. P. S. Sorry Jenny for burning Gerald's clutch!"
25 January 2019
Emily Tucker, Redhill, Surrey
"I had my first lesson on Friday with Jenny. I was extremely nervous but she made me feel a lot more comfortable and made me laugh the whole time. The lesson was amazing and I can't wait for my next one this week! 10000% recommend her :)"
18 October 2018
Gavin True, Epsom, Surrey
"The experience of learning to drive with Elite Driving School, will stay with me, as it was an enjoyable experience. I would recommend my driving teacher, Jenny H, as she was a fun teacher and helped me at my lowest during my duration of learning to drive. Thanks again, Jenny."
27 August 2018
Ambah Christensesn, Redhill, Surrey
"Just had my first lesson with Jenny. I was terrified getting into the car but Jenny calmed me down with a joke (I hope) that if I did anything to hurt Eric (the car) she'd kill me. She was hilarious throughout the whole lesson and made sure that she always spoke calmly so as not to agitate me. I'm very excited for my next lesson!"
15 March 2018
Kimberley Russell, Redhill, Surrey
"I'm so happy to have found Jenny! My driving has improved and she has made me feel completely at ease! She has a good understanding of what I need and she's really easy to get on with. Brilliant. Can't wait for my next lesson"
08 June 2017
Cullum Day, Redhill, Surrey
"Jenny is the best driving instructor in the world because she told me to say so. In seriousness though first lesson was very intuitive and prepared me fully for the second. Jenny is an excellent driving instructor and in no way was forced into saying that."
13 June 2017
Ellie Symons, Tadworth, Surrey
"My first lesson with Jenny was amazing! She's such a good instructor and I am so happy to of found her. I was so nervous for my first lesson but she completely put me at ease and she explained everything thoroughly. Very friendly!"
13 June 2017
Tom Andrews, Reigate, Surrey
"Jenny is such an amazing driving instructor although at first it may seem a bit strange to people that she tells you to run over cyclists and golfers crossing the road you will soon get to understand Jenny's personality and how fun it is to learn how to drive with her! She always makes me laugh and every single time I have a lesson I know its going to be an absolute blast. If there is one instructor I would recommend to anyone it would definitely be her! P. S she does have some very strange names for things. For example she likes to notify people as cabbages, Not sure why she does this as it can come across as rather crazy at first but the most worrying thing is after a couple of lessons you will start to do the same:)."
31 May 2017
Alice - Driving Lessons Redhill, Surrey
"I had my first lesson with Jenny this afternoon which I felt a bit apprehensive about however her chatty and friendly demeanour put me at ease. Having been driving on and off for a while I feel Jenny will be able to help me identify where I need to improve and already she has helped me gain an idea as to when I might take my test."
16 June 2017
Justin Keogh, Reigate, Surrey
"Had a brilliant first lesson with Jenny, very friendly and patient but will chase you down the street if you damage her car!"
08 May 2017
Stephen Harris, Epsom, Surrey
"Just had my first lesson with Jenny and it was wonderful! She was very patient and explained and reexplained things in such a clear way, so that I was nowhere near as nervous as I thought I would be when I started to pull away in the car for the first time. I can't wait for my next lesson so that this wonderful lady can help me to learn even more! (This review is completely honest and has not been effected by death threats)."
07 May 2017
Sophie Gaunt, Tadworth, Surrey
"Had my first driving lesson today (12th may 2017) it was a blast! Jenny is wicked! Made me cry! (In a good way) she's a banana in a pare tree lol so overwhelmed! It was a good lesson! Can't wait to carry on our journey if she/me don't kill each other haha thank you for an amazing experience:). "
12 May 2017
James W, Redhill, Surrey
"Just had a first lesson with Jenny at Elite, having resumed lessons after a break of several years following some fairly uninspiring tuition by two previous schools in the area. But this is certainly a breath of fresh air by comparison! Or air smelling of whatever sweets happen to be in the seat pocket. Haven't found that out yet, but we'll get there. Jenny arrived promptly, talked me through what I have remembered and what I haven't, moaned copiously about cyclists (until she found out that I was one), then started on roundabouts (one of which I am not), and was generally good humoured and friendly. As the car has a heads-up display, I will promptly book lots more lessons and pretend I am a fighter jet pilot (in a black Mazda with writing all over it). In all seriousness, however, I can tell that professionalism and good mentoring skills are definitely present in that car, and that there is rather less likely to be any excuse to not get through this attempt at learning to drive! Or at least driving a car. My three-wheeler caused much amusement..."