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)

tam gallagher


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

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simon nichols knaresborough
1 week ago

The whole experience was a lot smoother than I expected it to be, Tam was very clear and straight with me. I would definitely Recommend Learn Driving UK

tiahna wong harrogate
1 week ago

The Experience was a little more complicated than i had first thought it would be, but with easy simple instructions and talking through it with lots of detail really helped me and made sure I understood everything I was doing. Your a great instructor and you helped me pass first time

emily bennison harrogate
4 weeks ago

I wanted a driving Instructor who was friendly. Someone who wasn't mean when you did something wrong. Chatty and patient. There were so many things to concentrate on which i didn't expect. Tam Gallagher's teaching methods were good, he gave clear instructions and i passed my test at the first attempt. I would definitely recommend Tam and Learn Driving UK, Friendly, affordable prices and a nice teacher.

andrew miraz harrogate
1 month ago

Flexibility, reputation and area were important to me when i was looking for a driving instructor. Finding a driving instructor that i crack on well with was also important. Learning to drive with Tam Gallagher was much less stressful and a more relaxed atmosphere than i expected it to be. Tam's teaching methods were really good! Good communicator and good personality and i passed first time. Learning to drive was just awesome.

gosia madajczyk harrogate
1 month ago

I wanted a driving instructor who was friendly. It was important to me that i felt comfortable whilst driving. I didn't want to feel scared or panic. I found learning to drive difficult at first. But once i got the hang of it i realised there's a lot more to it. Tams teaching methods were amazing. Really good teaching methods and lovely driving instructors.