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

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christopher shaw
1 month ago

I wanted a driving instructor who would help build my confidence and fix my small issues when driving. I wanted a driving instructor who would show me how the driving test would go. Learning to drive with Tam Gallagher was better than expected. I found Tams methods rewarding. I would highly recommend Learn Driving UK and Tam Gallagher as they are hard working and friendly.

jess grieveson smith knaresborough
1 month ago

It was important to me that i felt at ease with my driving instructor. Friends recommended Tam to me. Learning to drive was more relaxed that i expected it to be and Tam was very friendly. Tams learning methods were easy to follow and he was friendly. I would highly recommend Tam as i passed even though i had to stop, start, my lessons.

orla collette harrogate
First Time Pass
2 months ago

I chose Tam Gallagher and Learn Driving UK because of their good reputation. I wanted an instructor who was firm but fair. Tams ways of teaching were above expectations, his use of analogies like O.A.P (Observation, Awareness and Planning) were really useful and i passed first time. I would highly recommend Tam.

holly spilsbury harrogate
2 months ago

I wanted a driving instructor who would be calm and kind. Someone who was understanding as i was nervous about driving. Learning to drive was less terrifying than i imagined it to be and i passed first time. Tams teaching methods were very good. Tam was calm and helped to build my confidence. I would highly recommend Tam to anyone who is nervous about driving.

andreea negru harrogate
2 months ago

I wanted a driving instructor who was friendly and patient and who would help me pass the driving test. Learning to drive was as i expected it to be really. Tam was friendly, very easy to understand and had nice teaching methods. Yes i would recommend Learn Driving UK as very good driving instructors.