Went above and beyond to help me pass
Having put off learning to drive at 17 (now 23) I was extremely anxious about getting behind the wheel and finally trying to get my license. I got in touch with Fiona and she went out of her way to fit in as many lessons as she could as I only had a short period to pass before leaving the Country. Fiona was very friendly and relaxed which helped me very quickly get over my fear of driving. Rather than telling me what I did wrong she let me figure this out myself (with a little bit of a push in the right direction), this helped me learn much quicker not to make the same mistakes again e.g. 'How might you do that differently?' rather than 'You should have done...' Having to be self critical made the learning process much faster and Fiona's calm, relaxed attitude helped turn driving from something I was afraid of into something I now enjoy.
All of my lessons were thought out and structured so as to maximise the time spent learning the things I felt least comfortable with and never did I feel that any time was being wasted. I cannot recommend Fiona highly enough, she went above and beyond to help me pass and my fear of driving is long gone. I used the LDC workbook while learning and found it to be well structured. I particularly liked the diagrams showing clearly the situations in which certain actions should be taken. The diagrams for positioning on roundabouts was particularly helpful as this is something I'd struggled with. The question and answer sections also helped reinforce the knowledge I had learned during my lessons and for my theory test.
Overall I would rate both Fiona and LDC highly and I am very grateful for the teaching and support material. I will be recommending Fiona to anyone thinking of learning to drive.
I found that Fiona was very helpful with my journey to passing my test as she kept me calm at the beginning as I was nervous. The LDC hub was very helpful when studying for my theory test and I would highly recommend Fiona to anyone wanting to pass their test.
Miss X - First time pass
Fiona is absolutely amazing and patient. She made me realise the importance of observations to make me a safe driver. I used the LDC workbook to prepare for lessons which meant I could spend more of my lesson time driving. The theory study was easy to use and really helpful. The hazard perception clips helped me realise what was a developing hazard and I scored highly on the multiple choice questions due to using Fiona's hub to practise.
First time pass
Fiona is very friendly, easy to talk to, overall the best instructor I've had. I've already recommended her to friends.
An extremely positive experience
Fiona was extremely helpful every step of the way, she always let me decide on lessons be it the area or certain topic I wanted to cover. She put me at ease and lessons were very easy to enjoy. The LDC system worked really well for me. I used the book most days whilst learning to drive and I feel it really helped me understand the basics of driving as the pictures really helped me to understand how and when to steer, observe and where to position my car. Overall, an extremely positive experience. Thank you so much!
Fantastic instructor - I would highly recommend.
Fantastic instructor, very calm, takes her time explaining manoeuvres to enable you to carry them out correctly and safely. I would highly recommend.
Outgoing, relaxed and very helpful - if I hadn't met Fiona I wouldn't be where I am now
I joined Fiona after having been with a previous instructor. Despite having a fair amount of lessons with them, I felt I was not very good and not progressing very well. Within 2 weeks of joining Fiona I felt my confidence grow. Fiona is a great trainer (instructor), she is outgoing, relaxed and very helpful. The home visit is a great idea as you get to know one another and can ask any questions you may want answering and gain information about the LD system. I love the LD system as you can read/watch what to expect in the next lesson and for me, helped me prepare for it better. I would highly recommend it. The car is modern and perfect for learning in. It's not too powerful nor is it sluggish, it's just right. I believe if I never met Fiona and joined her, I wouldn't be where I am now. She has helped my confidence grow and grow and has helped me understand how to be a competent and safe driver. I would highly recommend her to anybody.
Amazing trainer & I love using the LDC workbook
I have only had a few lessons with Fiona but already I can feel my confidence growing. She is an amazing trainer and very calm which made me feel at ease straight away. When in the car, she is very encouraging and tries to get you to think of the answers yourself so you learn faster which is very beneficial. The home visit was useful too as my parents could meet Fiona which makes them feel more confident about my lessons and they understand how I should progress. I love using the LDC workbook because I can have a run through lessons in my mind before getting in the car so I feel more in control of what I am going to do. Everything is well explained with diagrams and if I don’t understand anything, Fiona will always try to explain it in another way. I am very happy with my lessons so far; I actually look forward to them instead of dreading them like I used to! I would highly recommend Fiona to anyone looking for a driving instructor.
The time I have spent learning with Fiona has been great, her lessons start in the location not when she picks me up, so I get an hours worth of a lesson. The LDC online page (hub) is a good piece of equipment as it has lots of questions and scenarios that you can work through, it tracks your progress and you can see lessons you have booked in advance. The LDC workbook is also very handy as you can read through in your spare time and see what is ahead of you, you can also go back through it and make your knowledge more. The car I have been learning in is suitable for me, it’s not over complicated and feels safe when I am in it, I haven’t noticed anything wrong with the car so it’s all thumbs up from me. Overall the training experience so far has been gratifying, getting told I am doing well and seeing it in my driving skills myself, with more lessons I get more confident and would highly recommend telling others about LDC.
Fiona is a very patient, easy going trainer. She goes through the safety checks and instructions in every detail with you. She would also ask your opinions of what to do, which allows you to think yourself and helps to sink in the information that she has given you. She draws pictures on the board to help you to visualise things as well. The LDC workbook gives you the overview of the lesson such as the suitable location, what are the things to look out for and questions that you will be asked during the lesson. This little prep has helped me to get things more quickly. The car is in a good condition. I had no problem with the steering wheel or the gear stick. It has lots of adjustable features which helps a lot for a small person like myself. I have enjoyed all my lessons so far. I think the way Fiona teaches me has worked and would work for everyone else!