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Instruction Policy & Application

Instruction Policy

All of our instructors are expected to work from our curriculum which is integrated into our Run Group Guide Here.  All instructors who are approved by us also receive a copy of our Instruction Manual which they are expected to fully read and adhere to.

ALL INSTRUCTORS at any given event, whether part of the AutoInterests team or working independently/privately, must attend the Instructor Meeting at each event, which is generally held at 7:30am, or 30 minutes prior to the general driver's meeting.  See individual event schedules for exact time & location.

First-Time Novice & Acclimation:

First-Time Novice & Acclimation drivers will be scheduled to have an in-car instructor for a minimum of the first half of the day continuously, it is possible for them to be signed off to drive solo later in the day, but depending on skills and capability, may be required to have an instructor for the entire day.

In-car instruction is supplemented by classroom sessions and car control exercises (where available, depending on venue - see schedule and/or announcements at each event).

Experienced Novice:

Experienced Novice drivers are assumed to have sufficient on-track driving experience to drive solo.  This specifically means that, at a minimum, they are expected to be competent in all of the "FIRST-TIME NOIVCE SKILLS" in our curriculum. Accordingly, instructors are scheduled to assist experienced novice drivers in alternating sessions throughout the day - driving one with an instructor/one solo.  If you do not possess the necessary skills linked in our curriculum above, do not feel comfortable driving solo or prefer to have an instructor with you for every session, you should sign up for the First-Time Novice group.

In-car instruction is supplemented by classroom sessions and car control exercises (where available, depending on venue - see schedule and/or announcements at each event).

Intermediate & Advanced

We provide instruction to Intermediate & Advanced drivers only by request and as available.  The number of instructors working a given event will determine the amount of assistance we can provide to Intermediate and Advanced drivers.  If you are not comfortable driving solo or want to make sure you have an instructor, you should sign up for one of the novice groups as appropriate per the above descriptions.  Novice is the only group where we guarantee instructor availability.  E-mail events@autointerests.com prior to your scheduled event to make arrangements if you are an intermediate or advanced driver seeking instruction and we will do our best to accommdate your needs.

Intermediate & Advanced run groups are assigned group leaders, all of whom are approved AutoInterests instructors, to conduct meetings and work with drivers on any issues or concerns throughout the day.  Any questions or issues should be brought to the attention of your assigned group leader who is introduced during the mandatory morning driver's meeting at each event.  Stay tuned to announcements at each event as your group leader may call impromptu meetings throughout the day to communicate any issues and check-in with drivers as appropriate/needed.

Private Coaches & Individual/Independent Instructors

ALL INSTRUCTORS OR COACHES CONDUCTING ACTIVITIES AT OUR EVENTS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY AUTOINTERESTS

Of course, all of our instructors meet our standards and have been approved by us, but sometimes drivers have/know instructors they wish to work with who have not worked for AutoInterests or only offer individual/private coaching.  Anybody serving in an instructor or driving coach capacity at one of our events MUST have an APPROVED instructor application on-file with us. It is unacceptable for anybody to act as an instructor or driving coach (regardless of whether they are paid or volunteering) that has not been approved by us to act in such a capacity - this includes Intermediate and Advanced drivers who my hire their own instructors/coaches. It is acceptable to hire your own instructor or coach but the person you are hiring must be approved by us first.

INSTRUCTOR APPLICATION

Here is our Instructor Application that should be completed by anybody wishing to become an instructor or by any third party driving coaches/instructors who wish to conduct activities at any of our events.  Please allow at least one week for applications to be reviewed by our chief instructors as time must be permitted for any questions, reference checks, etc.  If you believe you already have an application on file with us, please inquire by e-mailing events@autointerests.com and we can let you know if they are already an approved instructor.