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Andy has been a driving instructor since 2004. He now specialises in automatic tuition and is passionate about client-centred learning. If gears and clutch are not right for you, for whatever reason, and you’re looking for an instructor who is very understanding and patient, then you are in the right place.
Andy will listen to what you want to get out of your driving. He will then help you achieve your goals in the ways that work best for you. Andy believe that everyone learns in their own ways, rather than the same approach for all. Having an interest in Coaching and Client Centred Learning, he qualified with a BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Driver Coaching. This way of learning puts you at the centre of what and how you learn. It will make you a safer driver, more able to make your own decisions after your test.
Andy has also successfully completed the Mobility Course with QEF. This has given him an in depth knowledge of adaptations and techniques to be used to enable people with a variety of disabilities to be successful at driving.
Before becoming an instructor Andy worked in the IT industry. During this time he enjoyed meeting and communicating with people at all levels. His work included running training courses and helping people solve problems and this experience has helped him greatly with Driver Training. Andy looks forward to meeting each and every pupil.
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Andy Sheppard is a legend. The best instructor I’ve ever had (and there have been a few…). Thanks to his brilliant, fun, engaging lessons I was able to pass my test first time.
At the grand old age of 45 I had almost given up hope of ever being able to drive, but with Andy’s kindness, patience, and supportive nature, I soon developed confidence and forgot all my nerves.
Thank you so much. I would 100% recommend Andy to other learners. 10 stars out of 5!
I am so happy with yes driving and especially with my instructor Mr.Andy Sheppard. I would definitely recommend him. He has always been so cool and encouraging throughout. He never looses his patience and stay calm. I got a confidence to drive just by having Andy on my side. He takes us with our own pace ,and always help us focus on things to improve. He helped me drive in composed way ,even with my kids at back,for most of the driving lessons. Thank you Mr. Andy for being Mr.cool and I really enjoyed my driving lessons with you.
Thank you to my instructor who was patient, a good teacher and taught me how to drive. Fulfilling a life,s ambition to drive and one thing,s for sure you are never too old. Thank you, would highly recommend.
Thank you so much to Andy at Yes! driving school, your teaching methods are great and you enabled me to do as much or as little as I wanted, We went at my pace and as an older learner it worked really well for me.
Andy is your guy if you want to learn Automatic 😊
We had a great laugh along the way which made it fun too 😁
In the past I haven’t had the easiest or most pleasant experience with driving. However, when I started lessons with Andy he very quickly made me feel at ease and made me have a more positive mind frame which made me feel at ease very quickly! He is very thorough and always endured I understood everything. I would highly recommend Andy and the driving school and I still can’t quite believe I passed first time with him. Thankyou very much and see you around!!
Andy is very patient and encouraging. I was extremely nervous to begin with but he was very reassuring and calming and we had fun lessons! I’m so happy I’ve passed first time!
I had really good time and instructions learning driving with Andy! After leaving my previous instructor i found Andy from Yes! Driving School.I was surprised after taking my first lesson from him.Very kind,patient,supportive and giving relaxed lessons.He made my lessons very easy.He is excellent in teaching.I was struggling to pass my driving test.Finally I have passed.Thanks a bunch Andy for your support,guidance and encouragement.I would highly recommend him from Yes! Driving School🙂
Definitely would recommend. Andy was very easy to understand, calm and collective. Even if you have language barrier he’s very patient and goes above and beyond to make himself understand.
I learnt how to drive from scratch with my instructor Andy .He was very supportive of me and helped me to pass my test with only 4 minor faults! He takes things step by step and helped me to build my confidence over a number of weeks. I would recommend Alan to anyone thinking of learning, a friendly, supportive and dependable instructor. Thanks for all your help Andy!
I had previously had some lessons from a man in Branksome who made me very nervous at the idea of trying another driving instructor, however I decided to push through my terrible experience with this other instructor from another company, and found YES driving school. Initially myself and Andy had a long conversation on the phone which put me more at ease, as soon as we started our lessons I knew i had finally found the right driving instructor. Andy was professional with a good uplifting sense of humour and emitted a lot of patience, kindness, positive encouragement and understanding which is what learner drivers need. He did not push any specific way of driving on me but rather gave me the tools I needed to develop my own confidence when driving. I passed my test and couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend YES driving school, especially if you have had a previous negative experience with instructors and need someone to be extra patient and understanding when nervous.
Andy was a brilliant instructor, patient and easy to get on with. I had never driven before but felt confident with Andy’s instructions and feedback after each lesson. He took my opinions and concerns into account. He could see exactly where I needed to make improvements for my test and made sure I practiced thoroughly. Passed first time! Highly recommend.
I passed first time! Andy is a great driving instructor – very calm and patient as well as super easy to get along with. I offer my thanks to Andy for all the support he has given me over the past few months, and would definitely recommend him to any new drivers out there.
Today I passed my test for the first time. All with the help of Andy!
I have tried so many times to build the confidence up to learn how to drive. Finally I found an instructor who was brilliant. Without Andy’s help I don’t think I could have passed.
He is the best! And I will recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive.
Thank You Andy!
I passed my test 1st time because of Andy. He is absolutely amazing and I will be recommending Andy to anyone who wants to drive with an automatic.
Thanks a lot Andy.
Andy is the best instructor. :):):):)
Just passed my test this morning and couldn’t thank andy enough . I was a nervous learner and have had other instructors before but Andy made me feel comfortable straight away extremely friendly and down to earth , and very professional and made me feel at ease every lesson and now I’m very confident in the car and with his tutoring I passed first time . I would definitely recommend Andy in the future .
Andy is one of the best teachers you could ask for, gives very clear instructions, very laid back and knows exactly what you need. Learning with Andy made driving enjoyable and he helped me pass first time. Definitely recommended and can’t thank him enough.
Andy made learning to drive a relaxed experience which was needed for me with an anxiety disorder. He was really good at not putting so much pressure on the whole thing so I could learn at my own pace and gain confidence in my skills. I passed first time with 2 minors and would recommend him for anyone learning to drive. Great sense of humour was a plus! Thanks Andy!
I passed 2nd time! – in no small way thanks to Andy – he’s got a gift for tuning into how you learn new skills as an individual and adjusting to that, rather than imposing a certain style of instruction on you. He’s certainly had his patience tested to the elastic limit with me! His lessons were well-structured, slotted conveniently around my own schedule, and his new automatic car is fantastic to drive – he’s also got a great sense of humour, and I’d recommend him to anyone!
I couldn’t be more grateful to have had such an amazing instructor. It has been the best experience to drive with Andy and I will definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested in doing driving lessons. His calm, kind, and assertive nature has made a big impact on me and has helped me throughout my lessons. I feel I’ve been very lucky to have had such a great learning experience.
Andy has been a great help in getting me through the driving test, Always calm, punctual, professional and patient, gives time for reflection and constructive feedback, I learned a lot from him not only driving, but also a different, much more efficient and enjoyable teaching style.
For all that I’m very grateful
Can’t thank you enough Andy!
Thank you so much Andy for helping me with passing my driving test, can’t recommend you enough! Thank you for everything!.
Andy is number 1
Andy is an amazing instructor, he patient and makes you see when you can do it, even when you don’t think you can. His way of teaching is effective and I will be recommending him to anyone who wants to drive with an automatic.
He is a perfect instructor because he knows how to teach with an effective method.
Andy is an absolutely brilliant driving instructor. He’s patient and calm and has a great way of explaining things. He also has a fab sense of humour which eased my nerves and the 2 hour lessons flew by. He gave me my confidence back after not driving for 18 years and I’m now happily driving again. I would highly recommend him.
I passed my test 2 days ago🙂
Thanks Andy for all your hard work!
Your teaching was excellent, I enjoyed every single lesson.
I would reccomend you to anybody who wants to learn to drive👍.
Andy is a lovely guy – very personable, friendly and approachable. He’s a consummate professional and made me feel relaxed and confident on the road. Looking forward to my next lesson!
Great instructor, very helpful with giving me advice and telling me how to improve each lesson. Would definelty recommend to anybody that wants to learn how to learn how to drive properly
Andy is an absolutely amazing instructor, my sister learned with him and I’m so glad I did too! Always so patient and adapts to how you learn in order to teach you.
I was always worried I wouldn’t have the confidence to drive but Andy proved me wrong and never let me put myself down if I messed something up, always had such a laugh with him as well which made the lessons fun!
Thanks Andy 🙂
It took me a total of 97 hours to pass but my instructor Andy was very patient and was always very good at giving any advice to help me improve! There were so many times where I got frustrated! Especially with the reverse bay parking and parallel parking part of things but Andy was always there to tell me that all I could do was make sure I didn’t make the same mistake again! I have a small disability as well where I can’t feel my feet and hands very well and he was very supportive with regards to this too! Some instructors don’t actually like driving but he clearly did which really helps and I think is really important when having an instructor. I am so grateful for the help from this company and Andy and would definitely recommend it to friends and family!
My second attempt at learning to drive. This time in an Automatic car 🚗 tutored by the ever patient & charming Andy whose dry ( & slightly sarcastic )! sense of humour meant l thoroughly enjoyed every lesson. Andy Thank You!
Thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Andy. Always made me feel very relaxed. Great sense of humour which is really good if you’re feeling nervous. So happy I have passed and fully recommend him as an instructor. Thanks Andy!
Andy was a great teacher throughout and flexible to go at the pace you wanted to. He is very thorough with his advice and his feedback and helped me to pass with flying colours. He is easy going and a likeable guy to spend some time in the car with and I would wholeheartedly recommend him.
Awesome instructor, felt completely at ease. I passed first time on both tests, he definitely had a lot to do with that! Would thoroughly recommend.
I passed my test on 13th Dec and I could not be more pleased – all thanks to Andy! Andy is super patience and considered- I could not ask for a better instructor! Driving lessons with Andy were an absolute pleasure as he put me at ease and he has great sense of humor….I would not think twice to recommend Andy to all! Thank you Andy for all you taught me and all the laughs we have have had 🙂
I passed my test on the first attempt today and I would give the credit to my instructor, Andy, who was very calm, patient and trusting throughout my learner period.
He understood my style of learning and adapted to this, I found him to be a positive and honest teacher.
I will actually miss my weekly lessons now!!!!!! Thank you so much.
Had lessons and passed test last Friday with Andy. He is great, easy to talk to, explained everything thoroughly, patent and a good sense of humour. He understood the best ways for me to progress. Thank you Andy.
thankyou andy for all your help and patience i would highly reconmend andy he makes you feel at ease when you feel nervous.I passed my driving test on the 24 july first time and i’m an older driver so if i can do it anyone can once again thanks.
Andy is very patient and doesn’t panic in any situation he just reasure’s you.Iwould highly recommend andy he’s a nice guy and makes you feel comfortable straight away.Thankyou andy for all your patience.I passed first time.
I passed my driving test on the second try. My driving instructor was very patient, chatty and helpful. In 6 months I have learnt a lot from him!
Andy is an excellent driving instructor. My driving abilities steadily progressed week by week. I passed my test first time around and definitely attribute this success to Andy’s tuition.
My instructor Andy is knowledgeable, courteous and above all, patient. When I lacked confidence he encouraged me, and I was so proud to pass my test at the first attempt. I shall recommend Andy to my friends. Thank you my dear instructor.
Andy was really professional, easy to get on with and a patient teacher. Really enjoyed our lessons and now I feel really confident in the road and safe thanks to him. Will defentley recomand Andy to my friends that want to pass their test.
Andy was a brilliant driving instructor, really calm and helpful. I’d had over 30 hours lessons before but was still nervous and lacking confidence – all of which was corrected by just taking the stress out of driving. Thanks!
Andy is an excellent driving instructor and his calm manner helps put you at ease behind the wheel. I was a nervous driver at first however after a few lessons with Andy I became confident and really enjoyed driving! I went with Andy as my instructor because he passed both of my cousins first time and his patient teaching style also enabled me to. If you’re looking for a calm and professional instructor then Andy is your man!
Andy has been very supportive … he has a calm and patient manner which I really appreciated as I lacked confidence. He was my second instructor and he assured me that he could help me during my first lesson. He quickly identified the things I was struggling with and helped me overcome any difficulties I was having. I passed today on my second test. I couldn’t recommend Andy highly enough. I’ll be calling him soon when my car arrives for some motorway experience.
Andy is an incredibly calm and friendly instructor, I had an extremely pleasurable time learning with him and would recommend him to anybody without hesitation. He also has great taste, not only in cars but also in music.
Andy was a wonderful driving instructor, who teach me the skills I needed throughout my learning experience in a very clear and easy way. I recommend Andy to absolutely everyone as he was so kind and patients with me on every single lessons. I am so pleased to have Andy as my driving instructor thank u so much !!!!
Andy has been the perfect instructor for me I thought I would never be able to drive but from the very start made me feel calm and able to realise I can do it with clear instructions and often going the extra yard. I couldn't recommend him enough thanks so much andy. 🙂
Andy was the perfect instructor for me, very calm and patient, carefully listening to what I was asking and helping me not only to learn to drive but to find driving enjoyable.I looked forward to my lessons, learnt lots of things and although I am really pleased to have passed I will miss our appointments (and coffee stops!)I hope our friendship will continue long into the future.I would definitely recommend Andy to anyone learning to drive!
Fantastic instructor, makes you feel at ease while driving and lets you go at your own pace. Can not recommend enough! Thanks for your help Andy.
Canâ€™t praise Andy enough. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere during our lessons and always received constructive feedback. Passed driving test first time. Very happy with my results. Having had manual lessons previously I was nervous to get back behind the wheel. Learning in an automatic helped me build up my confidence again and I really enjoyed my lessons. Couldnâ€™t have asked for a better instructor. Thanks again Andy 🙂
After having some bad experiences with some driving instructors, Andy has shown me that driving can be enjoyable and not scary! With Andy teaching me, I have become so much more confident and at ease with my driving. I couldn't have had a better instructor to help me pass my test and teach me how to drive!
Andy has been the best instructor I could of hoped for he's so calm an made me feel very relaxed.. I was so nervous about starting my lesson but he was so kind an such a good instructor I soon settled down 🙂 thanks Andy for helping me to pass my test an be on the road it will/has change my life 🙂
Andy is the best, calm and comforting. Explains, how to 'feel' the car and not operate by 'methods' like some ADIs do. Now I drive a bigger car than a Jazz (adorable car, very forgiving) and I had no problem jumping into my one and driving off knowing I'd be fine. I wanted to hold back with my review to see how I'm doing driving on my own, without the comfort of knowing there is someone supervising. Andy taught me how to DRIVE, not how to PASS MY TEST. I feel confident about driving. The only thing I am not happy about is that there are not enough instructors like Andy!
Andy is the best instructor ever! He always listens to you and asks what you want to do each lesson. I learnt so much with him and gained a lot of confidence as I was a really nervous driver before but he made me relaxed and gave me the confidence I needed. Thank you Andy I wouldn't of been able to pass without you! If I could give you 10 stars I would! 🙂
Andy is an amazing instructor. After 20 years of driving lessons with many instructors – Andy is the one that has got me through! His calm temperament and friendly nature helped me to relax and actually start to enjoy the driving experience. Most important for me, Andy is flexible about peoples' learning styles and is open to what you feel you need to practice and work on. I am thrilled I passed in my first attempt and am looking forward to the freedom that comes with being able to drive.
Andy was a very good driving instructor, learnt a lot with him and throughout the whole lessons was very calm and informative with my driving. Happy to say I passed first time with Andy's teaching, would highly recommend learning to drive with him.
Very reliable teacher and easily the best imtructor I had and I had 4. Always on time and very helpful interactive approach to our lessons!
Most definitely the best driving instructor I've had thus far. Very knowledgeable, patient and was great at ensuring that I got what I wanted out of each lesson. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to begin driving. I'll miss my lessons with him but wish him all the best for the future!
Best instructor you could ask for. Really patient, explains things nicely. Such a lovely instructor. Would highly recommend him!!!
I liked Andy from the first lesson and knew he would be a good teacher for me. He really built my confidence up and I passed with a really good drive. Thank you Andy for being a brilliant teacher!
Marvelous instructor ! I have really enjoyed driving lessons with Andy . I was so scared when I started but he kept me calm all the time . He is very patient , understanding , funny. He gave me so many advices , not only in driving but in general . We had lovely time together . I highly recommend him ! You deserve 10 stars Andy !!! Thanks a lot ! It was really pleasure x
He is by far the best instructor I have ever had he's patient,kind and professional he kept me calm and big did he need patience with me,he has helped me so much I never thought I would drive but thanks to Andy I finally am.He is an excellent instructor who I have recommended to all my friends and a he always made me laugh I'm going to miss Andy so much!!! Thanks Andy
Excellent teacher, definitely deserving of the 5 star rating. Andy guided me through everything I needed to know and dealt with my many questions with ease. After failing my first test with another company I definitely made a good choice this time and passed first time round. Thanks Andy!
Great instructor! Patient, professional, informative, a positive experience throughout my learning, will definitely recommend.
Passed first time.my journey started by contacting .driving school.my sessions were like learning with ease. Andy has put me through my Lessions .with a relaxed approach.conunication. Skills from Andy .I wish to thank Andy for his commitment and time .first pass for you Andy this year 11 th Jan 2016 .a posiative
FIRST TIME PASS! I was never awesome at directions but he kept calm through all my mistakes and even let me take my lucky teddy crush” on my test. Always thought of ways to make things so i could understand them easier and changes his teaching style to suit the student. MASSIVE THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME PASS! “””
Passed first time this week with Andy. I liked that he was calm and patient, also that he gave praise and feedback throughout the lessons. Would strongly recommend him 🙂
Just passed my test this morning! Thanks to Andy who is a brilliant instructor. He is very patient and reliable. Choose Andy as your instructor and you won't be disappointed!
I’ve been with many driving schools, and I have to say Yes Driving School is one the best I’ve been with. The instructors are much calmer, so I guess that’s why they charge a bit more. At the end of day, you get what you pay for!
Thank you very much Andy for teaching me how to drive and help me to pass my driving test and thanks for all your support and time you spent teaching me to drive. I have enjoyed every minute learning with you .Thanks again.)”
Andy is a fantastic driving instructor, very thorough and calm, he always asks you what you would like to do on the lessons which is good, would highly recommend him as I passed first time! Thank you Andy it's been great
I have just passed my test today and I can honesty say it was down to Andy's patience and caring. I would recommend him to anyone young or a bit older like me. I have enjoyed everyone of my lessons with Andy. He put me at ease and gave me confidence. I cannot say enough. Thankyou Andy
I would absolutely recommend Andy as a driving instructor I was a nervous driver when I came to him and he has built my confidence up and I felt safe and calm driving with him. He helped me pass my test and I'm very grateful for that
I have been with a couple of driving instructors before andy & i can honestly say that i would recommend him to anybody that wanted a caring & concerned di he was not only my di but a friend good friend during my time with him & had a lot of patience so thankyou andy for a job well done.
I would highly recommend learning to drive with Andy! I was a beginner with no experience and very nervous to drive, but he made me feel safe and relaxed and got me to pass my test first time! Thank you for all your help Andy! Will definitely be recommending you to anyone who wants to learn how to drive 🙂
I highly recommend Andy for anyone learning to drive. I passed my driving test with almost clean sheet, just one minor. Thanks to Andy for giving me the best guidance and feedback. He always tailored the lessons so I can practice on my weakest points. What more do you want from your instructor, Thanks Andy!
I recently passed my test first time with Andy. He is an excellent instructor who makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. He helped give me confidence and the ability to believe I could do it. I would recommend him thoroughly. Thank you Andy for all your help!
I am so greatfull to Andy for giving me confidence and support. He made me feel completely relaxed. Working with me to ensure I learnt to drive in the best possible way for me buy encouraging me and talking things through with grate feedback. I highly recommend Andy he's a 5ðŸŒŸinstructor. Thank you so much Andy.
Thank you very much Andy for your great support and help in achieving my driving license in first attempt in a fairly short period of time. You are such a fine instructor who listens n understands candidate's problems n weaknesses and solve with very practical tips. I strongly recommend Andy for anyone seeking to get a driving license.
I went to Andy less than a week before my driving test and had 8 hours. If it wasn't for Andy I don't think I would of been able to pass, he listened to everything I wanted to work on and gave great feedback. He made me feel calm and relaxed. Thank you Andy. I really appreciate it! 100% recommend to anyone and everyone!
Thanks to Andy I passed my practice test first time. This is an easy review to write if you want to learn to drive go with Andy, he's calm, explains this so well even I can understand them and asks you what you would like to do for your lessons. I enjoyed every lesson with Andy and it's a shame that I won't have to have any more lessons. Can't recommend him enough!
Thanks to Andy, I've Passed practical driving test first time today.Andy you are a brilliant instructor, I couldn't of done it without your help, you took my nerves away and gave me back my confidence, can't recommend you enough, really appreciate your all help
Andy is a great instructor, always patient and encouraging. I always looked forward to my lessons and I definitely wouldn't have been able to pass my test without him.
Thank you very much,Andy! You are a great instructor and a very good person. I did enjoy every lesson so far. It was a big pleasure to go through it with your guidance. Sorry for a late feedback, busy as usual 🙂
Andy was a great instructor and was very understanding and can not recommend him more. Thanks Jess
Andy was a great instructor for me. Patient,calming and a good chat. Perfect for me who was terrified after a bad experience with driving previously. Cannot recommened him more. Thanks for making me a confident and competent driver. Kate
Just wanted to say thanks Andy for being such an amazing driving instructor and for remaining so calm, patient and friendly during the lessons. What I have loved about learning with Andy is that he motivates you to think independently and encourages you to develop as a driver. Once again Thanks Andy (I
Amazing driving instructor!! I would recommend Andy to everyone, very calm and help full, never knocks you down, alway positive and he helped me get my confidences back after a different instructor knocked it out of me, Andy never shouts or get upset with you, he's very easy to talk to and get along with and he got me to pass first time!!
I couldnt of asked for someone better to teach how to drive . He does it in the right way and keeo a chilled atmosphere in the car whilst leaening .really gladi met andy thankyou once again
Andy is an amazing instructor who is very patient and understanding. If something went wrong he would help me identify what I could have done differently and, therefore prepared me for when I'm driving alone and have to deal with difficult situations alone. Andy was always encouraging and I'm very glad to have had him be my driving instructor, I now feel confident when I sit behind the wheel!
If you're a first time driver, or looking for some extra support. Then Andy's your man! His fantastic sense of humour, and excellent advice, gives his lessons a relaxing tone, yet, installs within you, the skills to deal with real world scenarios be it through the use of the trusty AtoZ map, to the always enjoyable demonstrations with the toy cars. His clear and concise instructions and beneficial teaching methods, helped me to become a confident driver and gave me many happy memories for the future. Thanks mate, for all the support, I've enjoyed every minute of it!
Where to start .. Andy is the best instructor you could hope have. He listens to everything you have to say and is very helpful , never had a bad thing to say never once raised his voice . I would recommend Andy to anyone he got me to pass 1st time thank you .
Couldn't have asked for a more fantastic driving instructor! Andy did a brilliant job at keeping me calm and relaxed in my lessons and was very patient in his teaching methods, had a very professional and practical approach in his lessons and was the reason I passed my test first time.I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.
Such an amazing driving instructor, great from day one. He doesn't just say you've made a mistake, he gives you ways to avoid making the mistake again and helped me pass first time much to my surprise. Andy is always patient and helps you learn to concentrate and be a good driver. If your looking for a truly great driving instructor look no further.
After some bad experiences with another driving school my confidence with driving wasn't great. You seriously couldn't ask for a more patient and understanding instructor as Andy. He appreciates everyone learns at a different pace and I really enjoyed being able to discuss lesson plans so you feel like your not being forced into anything too soon. I had my test last Friday and passed first time something I thought I would never be able to do. Looking forward to getting my first car and will try not to bore passengers with my driving commentary! Thanks for everything Andy. James 🙂
Andy is a great driving instructor he listens to you and what you think you need more practice with. Very paitent easy to talk to friendly and I would definitely recommend andy as a driving instructor as he helped me and my two brothers to pass our test.
Before lessons with Andy, I knew I wanted someone that'd be patient, flexible and understanding, which is exactly what Andy brings to lessons. He will give you the choice to discuss and reflect on your progress or just get straight on with the driving with discussion as you go.He was always willing to answer even my most silliest driving questions, giving me confidence as someone who tends to 'overthink' things!
Over the last few years I've had a few driving instructor however andy has been the best. Always listened to what I wanted to achieve and gave me the confidents to achieve them. Andy is also very patience with me.
i am very pleased to say i have met andy and be tutored by him.hes calmness and reliability alongside his patience and encouragement was second to none.test day was nerve racking but just having him in the back ensured i kept my cool and saw it through to the end correctly.once again andy im very thankful and will constantly sing your praises.highly recommended to anyone whose struggling to get that little pink card.cheers buddy you rock!
Very nice chap with a lot of patience and time. He was very supportive when I struggled (so nearly every drive) and gave useful advice in a professional but kind manner. Never turned up late or gave random cancellations, giving an all round professional service! Managed to go from a terrible driver to a first time passer ! Thanks for the help Andy!
Being a late starter I found the whole concept of learning to drive a little daunting. However I found Andy's professional and friendly approach to my experience an addition to building my confidence and passing my test. I would recommend Andy to anyone who enquires about learning to drive. His wealth of knowledge and experience as a driving instructor is reflected in every lesson. Very good value for money and a highly professional instructor. Thanks Andy I'm on the road now and finally enjoy driving!
I'm not sure you could find a more thoughtful, friendly or understanding driving instructor than Andy. He has so much patience and will always ask for your thoughts and listen to your concerns and ideas, so that your skills develop and you grow as a driver quickly and in the way that is best for you. He has an amazing talent for acknowledging mistakes and fixing them whilst highlighting the things you've done well, and boosting your confidence and motivation by reminding you that you're doing great – I always leave a lesson feeling positive and that I have learned a lot.
I previously had lessons with a different instructor but stopped learning after a car went into the back of me at a roundabout.I was quite nervous about getting back into the car again,Andy was very supportive and encouraging.He always conducts lessons in a relaxed yet professional manner,and once you have the basics mastered lets you decide what you want to practice and work on,rather than sticking to any rigid lesson plans. As I was not the most confident driver I found this really helpful and believe this is why I passed on my first attempt.
Fantastic driving instructor, always willing to help! Never shouted which was a plus for me and always happy. Its a sign of a good driving instructor if they can make me pass! Really happy that Andy has helped me gain my independence and was there supporting me all the way. Thank you Andy. Autumn. 🙂
Andy,I cannot thank you enough for helping me pass first time.Your skills at teaching were extremely adept through clear and consistent instructions,and your method of making me analyse my own actions rather than just telling me what I did I found highly effective. Your patience and calm temperament throughout all of my lessons gave me great confidence to help get me to this result.
When i started driving i was a nervous wreck and then i got indroduced to andy. I dont think i could have met a much more patient, understanding instructor.. My driving lessons were never tensed i always left a lesson feeling confident and what to do next time. When ever a mistake was made we would go back and do it again but correctly. Thanks andy for helping me pass 🙂 lizzie
I think patience is the key to being a great driving instructor, patience and the ability to maintain a calm and controlled driving environment even when the student is having a particularly off-day. Andy never had an off-day with me; he was always non-judgemental and understanding. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
I couldnâ€™t ask for a better instructor, thoughtful, approachable and very patience.The way Andy teaches made me feel relaxed but still in a professional and timely manner.I was very nervous at roundabouts; but Andy was very supporting and inspired me to be more confident and focused. The most important thing is that Andy not only teaches you to pass the driving test, but has given me the confidence and fundamentals which I can use to become an excellent driver. I am very proud of my result and could not have picked a better driving instructor. I highly recommend
A really good driving instructor I would recommend him for learner drivers, He is patient and doesn't make you feel under pressure 🙂
Just like reviews below you wonâ€™t meet a friendlier, honest and helpful instructor. Andy doesnâ€™t tell you how to drive or what to do, Andy encourages you to drive how you feel comfortable whilst coaching/mentoring you to be the best driver you can possibly be. He could make even the most nervous driver/learner comfortable within minutes of being in his car and definitely put me at ease before my test :)if youâ€™re looking for an instructor that genuinely cares about the success of his pupils is passionate about the work that he does and does it very well, Iâ€™d give Andy a call.
Andy is the most polite, patient, thoughtful person that I have ever met. He is a brilliant instructor that likes to do everything he can help you pass your test and also likes to have a laugh, as he always has a smile on his face. At the end of every lesson I just wanted to get back in the car again as I has learnt so much and had a good time. Thank you Andy. Byron
I really enjoyed my time learning how to drive with Andy. Each lesson was predictive and he focused on a person centred approach which encouraged me to lead my lessons and decide what I wanted to focus on. Andy was always supportive and helped to make me feel relaxed in the car. Thanks Andy for the lessons and I enjoyed getting to know you!
I have just passed my test first time and would like to thank Andy so much for being so supportive and confident in helping me practice for my exam!Really appreciate it Andy! Thanks a lot!
Andy's patience, positivity and calm manner made my driving lessons a pleasurable experience. His coaching style encouraged me to think for myself, and I think has made me a better and more confident driver. Thank you Andy.
Well what can I say after having a few instructors Andy definatley came up on top he was calm , relaxed and could always have a joke and a giggle on our lessons without him I wouldn't off been able to pass would recommend Andy to anyone fantastic instructor 🙂
Andy is a brilliant driving instructor he would always have the patients of a saint when on driving lessons.I always looked forward to my lessons.Andy would always ask where I wanted to go and what I wanted to practice.I first started to learn many years ago and gave up I am so glad to have started up again and pass with such a great instructor. I would recommend Andy to anyone who wants to learn to drive.
Superb instructor, very patient, calm and a top bloke to boot. Andy's teaching style allows you to learn at your own pace and he always asks what you feel you would like to do on each lesson. I cannot recommend Andy enough.Anyone that wants a patient friendly very easy to get on with instructor, go with Andy!All the best mate its been a pleasure… take care
Andy is an amazing instructor cool, calm and just what I needed in my lessons. Fully recommend to all, if I can pass anyone can with andy
I would recommend Andy as your chosen driving instructor because of the ways in which he conducts his lessons. He will ask you on what you want to practice on so if you struggle with roundabouts like I did at one stage then you can spend however long just doing various roundabouts. Andy has great patients and will allow you to learn at your own pace. So if your looking to drive Andy is a great instructor!
I would definitely recommend Andy as he would take the time to ask what i would like to work on before every lesson and ask my feedback at the end of each lesson. He really took the time to adapt to how i would learn best. He was very patient and you can tell that he doesn't just 'show' you how to drive but really teach you how, and feel confident in doing so. And thanks to him i passed first time!! I have now bought my first car and am enjoying the summer sunshine!! Thank you again so much Andy!!
Would definitely recommend Andy to anyone, especially if you are as anxious and nervous as I was. I was holding onto 20 years of anxiety about driving, and within 8 hours of driving, Andy got me to a point where I could drive a car on the road amongst traffic. His understanding and patience was exactly what I needed to get me on the right path to learn to drive. I now have my licence and feel proud to drive my family around, I have Andy to thank for this. All the best Andy.
Brilliant instructor would definitely recommend him to anyone learning to drive.
Andy is a fantastic driving instructor. His patient and positive manner, coupled with allowing me to figure things out for myself, really allowed me to excel my driving skills rapidly. Andy has a great personality and whom I'd recommend to anyone.Thanks a lot Andy!
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