Tam Gallagher

Driving Instructor - Harrogate & Knaresborough

Hi Everyone, I'm Tam and I've been with Learn Driving UK from the time the company started. I have lived in Harrogate for ten years. Having been in the Army for 24 years, I left in 2010 and qualified as an ADI straight away.

I have three sisters and four brothers. I'm married to Fiona and have two grown up sons; Scott who lives with his girlfriend in Edinburgh and Steven who lives with us in Harrogate.

My passions are teaching students to drive and playing snare drum in two Pipe bands, RAF Waddington and The City of Leeds. Having travelled many places in the world with the Army and pipe bands I have gained so much experience which I'm very happy to share with all my students.

I cover Harrogate, Knaresborough, Wetherby and provide intensive courses in all these areas plus York, Leeds, Skipton and Horsforth.

I find many of these places have excellent training areas for students of various driving abilities from the beginner to the more experienced. I always look at the strengths of each individual student and set the training to suit them.

Driving up Cold Bath road in Harrogate, which has a 20mph speed limit would test most drivers. Driving on a country road between Spofforth and North Deighton, which has a 60mph speed limit, and no centre line is challenging. At Learn Driving UK we like to create safe drivers no matter the roads we drive along.

Choosing a driving school is very important and if you choose us then I'd like to think it would be the best choice on the path to getting your licence and becoming a safe driver.

I look forward to meeting you when you take that step towards getting your licence.

Thomas Gallagher (Tam)

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Driving Instructor
Tam covers the following postcode areas: HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4 & HG5 and drives a Ford Fiesta.

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alister alexander harrogate
2 months ago

I chose Learn Driving UK because the reviews were brilliant. Tam was very calm and patient with me. His teaching methods were excellent. Cant recommend them enough

chloe mcewen harrogate
2 months ago

Tam was very friendly and we got on really well. I expected learning to drive to be very difficult but with Tams teaching methods and patience I passed! Definitely recommend learn Driving UK

matthew rogerson harrogate
3 months ago

Really enjoyed my lessons. Tam was patient with me when needed and more assertive when needed. Tams methods worked really well for me

xiao jiao chen harrogate
3 months ago

I would Definitely recommend Learn Driving UK. Tam was friendly and patient with me. I found it hard at first but gradually I improved and quickly too. I could not fault them at all

isaac wright knaresborough
3 months ago

Tam was very friendly and reliable, very effective teaching methods and i passed first time. Great planning and the abbreviations were very helpful during my lessons. Excellent company