Testimonials

Testimonials from some of my past pupils

Joe BairdJoe Baird
Ann is a fantastic driving instructor, whom I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. I started learning to drive with little to no real understanding of road markings or the rules of the road but Ann was superb in assisting me with this. The LDC book Ann provided acted as a helpful tool to prepare before lessons and as such meant I was not going into unfamiliar road situations blind, whilst also aiding me immensely in both prep for the theory and practical test. Furthermore Ann is incredibly patient and calm, in turn enabling you yourself to become relaxed and focused whilst learning. I highly recommend Ann to anybody learning to drive.

Joe AylwardJoe Aylward
Thank you very much for helping me pass my driving test! You were very helpful and flexible with lesson times which helped me fit around my own schedule. The LDC book which you gave me was also very beneficial as it includes every aspect of being a successful driver as well as having all the information relating to the process of going through the actual driving test. The book also includes lots of driving related questions which aids me to improve and expand on my driving knowledge. The book included a step-by-step list of how to perform certain aspects of driving and I found that very beneficial when learning. We carried out lots of practice tests together which increased my confidence levels when behind the wheel of the car and I am very thankful of you helping me to pass my driving test. Thanks, Joe.

Rose GraingerRose Grainger
You will not find a better driving instructor than Ann! Ann is a extremely honest instructor, who will identify your weaknesses and support you throughout lessons to work on these. But more importantly, she also allows you to work at these at your own pace. I was a very nervous driver to start with, but Ann made me feel comfortable and was very patience in helping me concur this! While learning to drive with Ann, you are also provided with a LDC book. These are brilliant! They bring structure and flexibility to the lessons. If you also learn better through theory rather than practical, this is brilliant to refer to. I would highly recommend you learn to drive with Ann!

Bethany ArandleBethany Arandle
Passed 1st time
I can't recommend Ann enough as an instructor, she's been amazing throughout the whole learning process, Ann is very positive and encouraged me as a driver and boosted my confidence in many aspects. All my lessons were conducted in a calm, relaxed friendly manner and I thoroughly looked forward to every week to do my lesson with Ann. I really enjoyed the way the lessons were conducted using the LDC learning book, I spent a lot of time reading the book and doing the quizzes prior and after lessons which helped me to progress. Thank you so much Ann I couldn't have done it without you, highly recommended.

Josh EnglandJosh England
1st time pass
I would highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly and patient instructor. Thanks to Ann, I was able to pass both my theory and practical tests first time! I especially found the LDC book very helpful if I wanted to look back on any aspects of driving I found challenging. During my lessons I always felt at ease, and found my lessons very enjoyable. I would like to thank Ann for all of her help!

Jack HepworthJack Hepworth
1st time pass
Ann helped me reach my ultimate goal of passing my driving test. She was reliable, punctual and explained things with ease. She provided me with the LDC driving skills workbook which enabled me to prepare for each lesson so gave more time for the practical driving. I would highly recommend Ann as an instructor

Anya GraingerAnya Grainger
I am very happy to have chosen to learn to drive with Ann. She is a patient and friendly person whom I felt comfortable learning to drive with. Ann made sure I understood every part involved within driving and was always up for a laugh. She happily accommodated giving me lessons on the weekends, to allow me to learn to drive with my working hour, which I am very grateful for. I can honestly say Ann made me a safe and confident driver, who I would highly recommend to anyone!

Ellie-Jo BirkettEllie-Jo Birkett
Passed 1st time
I passed my driving test first time, as I felt comfortable driving with Ann. She was patient, while helping me build my technique and skills. She made sure I was ready for my test without pushing, and I could ask any questions. I would strongly recommend Ann.

Bethany FirthBethany Firth
1st time pass
Ann helped me pass my driving test first time. She ensured I not only felt relaxed in my lessons, but confident and able to build on my driving skills. Prior to each lesson I was able to read up in the LDC driving book, which helped me to progress. This was a great approach helping my understanding of all areas of driving. I would highly recommend Ann due to her excellent support and teaching. ​​

Hannah MallinsonHannah Mallinson
Ann made me feel so at ease & boosted my confidence within my driving. She gave me 100% constructive feedback on everything I did & I will highly recommend Ann to anyone. Thank you for helping me pass my test!

Loren BirkettLoren Birkett
Passed 1st time
Ann is an excellent driving instructor with a passion for driving. She made my whole experience fun and enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and will miss them now I've finished them as well as seeing Ann every week. I was provided with a DVD and a book which allowed me to read up on the theory behind driving and make a record of the progress I was making week on week. I can't thank Ann enough for helping me get a pass first time. She was extremely patient and positive during my lessons - she deserves a medal for putting up with me! I would highly recommend Ann to anyone who would like to learn to drive.

Jade AsburyJade Asbury
Ann has been a great driving instructor to me helping me calm my nerves and getting me through the driving test, and making me feel more confident on the roads, cannot thank her enough!

Charlie SeargentCharlie Seargent
I'm really glad I chose Ann for my driving lessons. She made me feel confident from the start, was very encouraging and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend Ann to anyone about to star learning to drive.

Bethany PrinceBethany Prince
Passed 1st time
Ann not only is a really nice lady but she is an excellent driving instructor. She is very patient and understanding when you are first learning and this gave me the confidence to progress and pass my driving test on my first attempt. I liked using the LDC book as I could prepare for my lesson by reading up and then after each lesson I could reflect on what I had done. Prior to my test I found the book a useful revision aid. I thoroughly enjoyed learning with Ann and would recommend her if you are looking for a good instructor.

Peter OxleyPeter Oxley
Ann is an excellent driving instructor who is very patient and considerate and it was a pleasure to have her as a driving instructor, highly recommended 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Esme PearsonEsme Pearson
Passed 1st time
Ann is an extremely positive driving instructor who praises you and constantly boosts your confidence. She is incredibly easy to get along with and knows how to relax you in stressful situations. I found the LDC book very useful as it guides you through each little aspect of driving, meaning you can look back at anything you're unsure on. Thanks to Ann I managed to pass first time in just 6 months! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an instructor.

Tom RadleyTom Radley
Passed 1st time
Ann is an amazing instructor! She made me feel at ease and progressed at a pace I was comfortable with. Ann had lots of patience and was excellent at communicating safe driving skills and requirements so that I could apply these in practice and gain confidence. As a result, she helped me pass both my theory and practical driving tests first time. If you are looking for a driving instructor, who will make the learning to drive experience enjoyable and successful, i would definitely recommend Ann.

Tom KingTom King
Ann was a perfect match for me as a driving instructor. She was always organised yet laid-back and our personalities meshed well together as teacher and student. Ann was always patient, never rushing me onto the next stage until I was ready and confident enough. I found the LDC handbook and DVD extremely useful as lesson preparation as it helped me to pick things up quicker when I was doing them practically, as I already felt I had a good understanding. Ann is very knowledgeable and is clear and direct in her approach to teaching. I never felt stressed or uncomfortable, we had some good laughs and Ann is very approachable and easy to get along with. I would highly recommend Ann to anybody considering learning to drive, or to anybody with prior experience. Thank you Ann!

Elliot PearceElliot Pearce
Passed 1st Time
Thank you Ann for getting me through my driving test first time! You made me feel at ease during my driving lessons and I would recommend anyone who was wanting to learn to get in touch with you. Thanks again Ann

Millie PearceMillie Pearce
Passed 1st time
It was a pleasure to have my lessons with Ann as my instructor, she made me feel at ease. I looked forward to my weekly lessons and when it came to my test I was really nervous, Ann really talked me through things and helped me to stay calm. Thank you Ann for your help I can't believe I passed first time !!

Caleb AutyCaleb Auty
Passed 1st time
Ann was a great driving instructor, she was very patient and helped ensure I had the confidence in learning to drive. The LDC book was really useful as it gave me a clear idea of what to expect on the next lesson . Ann only put me in for my theory test when she felt I was 100 % ready and this showed as I passed 1st time and then again a few weeks later when I took my driving test and passed again 1st time. I would definitely recommend Ann to anyone .

Zarah AhmedZarah Ahmed
Thank you so much Ann, you really made me feel at ease throughout my lessons with your calm approach to teaching. I really enjoyed the whole course and would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Ann has been really encouraging and very patient. She has allowed me to learn at my on pace and has been very flexible to accommodate my lessons around my busy life.

Matthew KayeMatthew Kaye
Passed 1st time
I couldn't have asked for a better instructor!! Fabulous sense of humour, it felt like I was being taught by a friend!!! The LDC system was brilliant in helping me prepare for each lesson. The lessons were well planned to make the most of the time. Ann really made me think about what to do, she was very patient and gave me loads of confidence, even if I made a mistake we would talk about how I could improve. I feel she has taught me to be a safe driver for life. I recommend her to anyone wanting to drive. Thanks Ann

Grace WodwardGrace Wodward
I really enjoyed learning to drive with Ann. She has a great sense of humour which always made lessons fun and was also extremely patient with me which gave me confidence. The LDC book was also extremely useful as it gives you a clear plan of what you will be doing in your next lesson and allows you to prepare. This way you can get straight into your lesson and put theory in practice, therefore gaining more valuable driving time. I also found the book a good way to monitor my progress as at the end of each lesson we would ‘mark’ a particular section and ensure I have correctly reached all of the driving examiners criteria. I would 100% recommend Ann to anyone. Thank you Ann!​

Jimmy BrothersJimmy Brothers
Passed 1st time
I started learning with Ann after having some previous driving lessons with another instructor. Straight away she gave me the confidence that I could drive and using the LDC client centred learning approach really made me think about what I needed to do to be able to drive. Ann coached me all the way but I have really had to think about the process myself which made it stick with me better. I passed 1st time. I would recommend Ann the anyone, she is brilliant, patient but most of all makes it fun. Thanks Ann

Adam RammellAdam Rammell
Ann was fantastic in every aspect of helping me learn to drive. She was patient, positive and understanding.

The LDC way of learning to drive was excellent. Before your first lesson you are provided with a book which sets out each lesson individually. The book is structured and is extremely helpful to read through before each lesson and also it helps to refresh your memory of things you may be coming back to further in your lessons.

Overall, my experience with Ann was nothing but enjoyable, and I thoroughly recommend her to anyone who wishes to learn to drive. Thanks Ann!

Harry HowbridgeHarry Howbridge
Passed First Time
I started learning to drive with Ann in October 2014 and I passed my test in September 2015.

Ann was a fantastic driving instructor, who always made me feel confident about driving in any conditions on any road. She is very friendly and has a great sense of humour, in fact my driving lessons were more of a social occasion instead of learning to drive.

When I applied to take my theory test Ann told me to revise because if not I would fail, I did revise and I passed first time, but it’s very true what Ann said – you MUST revise!

Ann only put me in for my driving test when she felt I was ready and I passed first time.

Thank you Ann

Danielle Kelly
I started having driving lessons with Anne in April this year (2015), i already knew most of the basics but had quite a few bad habits. Anne was very understanding and also very patient. She quickly taught me everything i needed to know. She is extremely down to earth which made my lessons much more comfortable. She made it feel as though i was being taught by a friend. She gave me the confidence i needed to pass my test first time in October 1st 2015. I'd had a couple of driving instructors in the past but Anne was by far the best one. I would recommend her to anyone! At the start of my lessons i was given a book and a DVD to help me practice for my theory test and keep me on track of what we were doing each lesson. The book definitely helped me prepare and keep me motivated. I cant thank Anne enough for everything she's done! Thankyou!

Kia McGrath
Ann is an amazing instructor who is very patient, understanding and has a brilliant sense of humour. Starting driving lessons can be very nerve racking but Ann was so calm and understanding and made me feel at ease right from the start. Lessons never got boring they were something I enjoyed; it became part of my weekly routine in which I looked forward to. I didn't pick up driving straight away but with Anns patience with me and great advice it soon clicked and by the end of it all I really started to enjoy it a lot and I put this down to Ann. And by remembering everything Ann had taught me I passed first time with only 3 minors something I never thought I would succeed in but I did and its all thanks to Ann! I strongly recommend her to anyone, I’m going to miss her lots!

Emily HorneEmily Horne
I have really enjoyed my driving lessons with Ann, she boosted my confidence and was always patient with me. She helped me to pass in just 10 months. I found the use of the book and dvd really helpful for both the practical and the theory. Would recommend to anyone, a great teacher!

Nick ParmenterNick Parmenter
Ann was a great tutor! From the very first drive I went on with her, I felt at ease with Ann. Over the months that I learnt how to drive, Ann was very patient with me and she helped me though the issues I had with getting from the first drive and the test. I'm grateful I was with Ann for my driving lessons! Thank you Ann for all you help!

Jade
Ann is an excellent driving instructor and I am confident I would not have passed my driving test without all her advice and support. She is knowledgeable, patient and easy to get along with. I feel she has given me the skills to become a safe and confident driver. Thank you Ann it was a pleasure being taught by you.

Louise
I would definitely recommend Ann and the LDC system to anyone wanting to learn. I really found the LDC system useful, especially in the beginning as I felt I was making progress with having a workbook to keep track of what we had worked on, and reviewed after every lesson. The lessons were well planned to make the most of the time. The LDC dvd was great for the theory with having quick quiz games and mock tests, very thorough.

I found Ann to have a fun, personal and positive approach, even when I made mistakes we would talk through what happened and how I could improve, always remaining calm with me and helping to build my understanding and confidence. I found Ann honest and thoughtful, with safe driving for life being the focus. Thank you!

Natalie Janowska
I couldn't have asked for a better instructor! Ann helped me overcome my nerves on the first lesson and she really believed in me which boosted my confidence! I have not got one bad thing to say about her or my experience in learning to drive. We had such a laugh and my lesson was always something I looked forward to. I loved every minute of learning to drive, I was taught by the best :)

Amber Francis
I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Ann who was always calm and patient with me, giving me the confidence I needed and readiness for my test. The LDC way of learning was really helpful as using the book helped me prepare and progress ever lesson. Passing my test 1st time felt great!!! Thank you Ann

Sophie Nolan
I began lessons with Ann having had some experience with other driving instructors and basic driving skills. I saw a difference straight away. Ann was very organised, she explained to me the steps we would work through using the LDC handbook and gave me a DVD to use at home to prepare for my lessons and revise with. Her clear and concise approach gave me targets to work towards every week which helped me to track my progress and focus on key areas to improve. Above all, Ann's attitude and personality not only made my lessons informative and interesting, her sense of humour and kind, patient nature made the lessons enjoyable and stress-free. Ann is an excellent driving instructor, compassionate towards her students' needs, clear in her instruction, attentive and assertive in her teaching style. She really helped me to build my driving awareness, confidence and ability and it was a joy to have her as my instructor. I highly recommend Ann to anyone who wants to learn to drive, whether you have experience or are a complete beginner. I am very happy to say that I passed my test first time! I couldn't have had a better driving instructor. Thanks Ann!

Katie Armitage
When I was waiting for my first driving lesson I was nervous, scared and anxious.. As I got in the car I couldn't help but shake, ann sat in the car with me and calmed me down reassuring me that I would be perfectly fine and I was in safe hands. She drove to a quiet road where she pulled over and explained the basic driving for my first lesson. She praised me when I did something right or when I didn't panic in different situations which build my confidence and put me at ease.. The more confident I got and the more lessons I had the more natural driving came to me.. She also gave me a book and a DVD of ldc learning which also helped me as I read certain parts before lessons so I had some knowledge, they had all the information I needed as well as diagrams, the DVD helped me significantly with practising for my theory. I would recommend ann to anyone that asked as she didn't push me to do anything I wasn't ready to do and she praised me when I did well, I enjoyed all of my lessons, she is an excellent instructor and great company!!!

Ellie Theaker
Ann is a great Instructer, she was always patient and friendly during my lessons. Ann has made me a confident driver, and given me the ability to always be safe on the roads.

I found the LDC method of learning extremely useful as it meant I could really prepare for my lessons before hand, and therefore saved time during the lesson. Both the DVD and the book were helpful as they provided different ways of learning. I would recommend the LDC system to anyone who wants to learn to drive in the most efficient way.

Will Simpson
I had an absolutely brilliant time learning to drive with Ann. Every lesson was fun despite the angst that comes with learning something that is so new, important and vigilantly assessed. I was filled with confidence and ease throughout the process, in which I felt I was constantly developing and growing as a driver. Alongside this spent much of my time behind the wheel with a smile on my face, as it is fair to say, she can be slightly bonkers. The only feeling that surpassed the fun I had while learning with Ann was the wonderful feeling of passing my test (both theory and practical) first time, which can only be a testament to Ann's stewardship, and the LDC system, which assisted me with theory and pre-lesson introductions. I could not recommend lessons with Ann highly enough.