For many US teens, it is a rite of passage to get their driver's license finally. While some learn from their parents or guardians, many learners of all ages choose to go to a driving instructor for help. Driving instructors help new drivers, whether they are teens or adults, learn how to drive and prepare for their driving exam.
Driving instructors need to know a lot about driving and the rules of the road so that they can instruct their students. They usually need to be familiar with skills that get tested on that state's driving exams, such as three-point turns or hill stops. Driving instructors also need to be very patient-most newbie drivers are not the most skilled or smooth at the wheel.
While some driving instructors have bachelor's degrees, most do not because it turns out that a diploma is not the most important qualification to become one. Driving instructors need to have a certification for whatever class of license they plan to teach. Finally, a driving instructor should probably have a license themselves.