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BY CHLOE JENKIN
“The most important thing for me when choosing Independent Driving was making sure I made progress on every lesson I took. I found out about Independent Driving when looking to change my instructor as I felt little progress had been made for the number of lessons I had taken. Karen came recommended through a friend for being a very supportive and patient instructor which I found to be true when starting my lessons with her. I would say when starting with Karen, I was quite an anxious driver partially due to a lack of confidence and setbacks I had faced with my previous instructor, but Karen helped me to become more secure in my driving ability. When my test date came, Karen helped me to stay calm and made me feel prepared which settled my nerves. With Karen's support I managed to pass on my first attempt which didn't feel reachable with my previous instructor. I would recommend Karen’s service to anyone looking for an instructor who is supportive, makes you feel at ease, and can find different ways to explain your mistakes so that you can actually learn from them, and didn’t make you feel bad if you didn’t understand at first.” Chloe Jenkin.
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BY JENNI WILLIAMS
“The most important thing for me when choosing Independent Driving was having someone who made me feel comfortable to take the step to start lessons. I found out about Independent Driving School when I had conversation with one or their instructors at a fuel station. They were so lovely and I knew straight away, they were my driving school. I was then introduced to Chrissy. I had a great experience learning to drive. Chrissy is a fantastic instructor and made me feel super comfortable (with lots of laughs and jokes in-between), especially being nervous about driving in the first place. I'm a whole different person compared to my first lesson to now. Being told I passed after having the nerves get to me and failing a couple times, was fantastic. I had to pinch myself. I just wanted to make Chrissy proud and show that no matter how much driving scares you, with the right instructor you can do it! I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School to anyone of any age. I'd also recommend starting early and not wait until you're 25 to start learning like me haha.” Jenni Williams.
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BY CHRIS ELLIOT
“The most important thing for me when choosing Independent Driving was finding a school to help me take the first step into driving. I had put off learning to drive for 20 years. Reluctantly I approached Independent Driving School. At all stages they have been professional, understanding, and relaxed. Hamish put me at ease on day one and made the lessons enjoyable to the point I couldn’t wait for the next. As someone who had been dreading learning to drive but needed to do it out of necessity, I found my entire outlook on driving changed as I became more competent and confident as the weeks progressed. I am eternally grateful to Hamish and Independent Driving School for giving me the ability and freedom I now have. I would sincerely like to thank Hamish and also recommend him and Independent Driving School to all wanting to learn. Especially those slightly older and maybe a little more reluctant.” Chris Elliot.
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BY HANNAH LYNESS
“The most important thing for me when choosing Independent Driving was learning and progressing through my lessons. I had Neil from Independent Driving as my instructor. He was great and always very calm and patient with me on all my lessons. My driving progressed massively from the start, all down to the knowledge and help Neil gave me with explanations and diagrams. He has helped me build up my confidence on the road and I have now passed my test first time! I would definitely recommend Neil and Independent Driving, I had a great experience! Thank you so much!” Hannah Lyness.
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BY SYED SHAH
“The most important thing for me when choosing Independent Driving was a personal recommendation after failing my first test with another company. I’m writing this review to thank Adam from Independent Driving School for all his efforts and hard work in helping me to pass my practical driving test. Initially I went to a known brand AA for my lessons and failed my test. I was of course really upset and switched to Adam, suggested by a friend. After my first lesson with Adam, I realised how much money I had actually wasted previously and did not deserve to pass at all. The EXPERIENCED Adam knows the exact basic skills you need to pass the test. He would start it all from the test centre, helping you in getting familiar with the area so much that it just feels a normal day drive on the test day. He seems to know all the test routes on his finger tips and about all the basic barriers, a learner should be aware of. He’s particularly good with the roundabouts; a learner’s nightmare. With his instructions and lessons, doing roundabouts seemed fun. With Adam, I understood, how basic and important it is to be familiar with your test centre locality and practice safe driving for life. It’s not just his instructions but the confidence he gives you is exactly what you need to pass your test. To me, taking lessons with him were fun. I particularly appreciate his 40 mins drive to pick me up and then 40mins drive back to his place. This suggests a lot about his commitment to his learners. I wish I had not wasted my money and had gone for Adam from the start. This review is the least I can do for him. A true professional indeed. Thank you Adam.” Syed Farhan Shah.
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BY SOPHIE FLETCHER
“The most important thing for me when choosing Independent Driving was having a calm driving instructor with a good pass rate. I could not fault independent driving! I had matt as a driving instructor who was calming, encouraging and ensured he explained everything in a way that I would understand. Going with Independent Driving is definitely worth the money, Matt ensured he picked up on all the little details that needed improvement to ensure I could work on them to pass first time. Even learning throughout covid and lessons being on and off I managed to pass first time with only one driving fault! Their pass rate is amazing! Would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to learn to drive!” Sophie Fletcher.
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BY HARVEY ZIMMER
“The most important thing for me when choosing Independent Driving was flexibility in lesson times. I chose independent driving because of the flexibility and short notice service they offered. I was greeted by Martin on my first lesson and I couldn’t have been more pleased by such a warm, friendly and understanding man who took genuine interest in the tough situation I found myself in. Martin was able to completely turn my chances of passing my impending test around in just 3 short weeks and suffice to say he got me through first time. I couldn’t be happier with the service I got.” Harvey Zimmer.
Tiyah Williams, Bournemouth.
“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was when I noticed other people’s good reviews and decided to go with them.
My driving instructor was Matt Hitt. It was only last year in September when I wanted to progress and get more independent that I came to Independent Driving School and got given Matt. I’m proud to say I made the right decision.
He was very flexible working around my difficult work pattern and catered to what I was after. A very friendly, supportive guy I would recommend him to anyone who is wanting to learn to drive any day.
If he noticed any mistake, he will guide you through it so it won’t happen a second time… I don’t think I can come up with anything that can be improved really.
I would like to thank Matt for being patient and supportive when it comes to learning to drive.”
“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because two years after I started driving, I had gone through two instructors and moved to a new area. Desperate to pass my test before going to Uni, I found Independent Driving after a Google search.
It took just one lesson with Darren to know I was in safe hands – he was the first instructor that seemed to have confidence in me and it made all the difference.
Suddenly, I felt ready, capable and able to learn. I was really intimidated by manoeuvres before but now it all seemed to come naturally.
Darren is great, patient, calm and hugely constructive with his feedback. Lessons seemed to fly by.
Darren’s teaching means that now, I don’t just know how to pass a driving test, but I know how to be a good driver. I would highly recommend!”
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