First Time Pass
Pauleen is a lovely instructor, she is kind, understanding and very helpful. If you have any questions she answers them straight away and if you make a mistake she talks to you about it to improve upon it. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor!!!! The workbook is helpful as it tells you how to complete each procedure in a simple and easy to understand way. By reading this before lessons you can try to apply it straight away. It's a different way to learn but is very helpful.
Pauline was friendly and patient allowing me to progress at a good pace without ever feeling uncomfortable or unsafe. She was also very understanding when I was unable to attend a few lessons when I had a foot injury and had to cancel at short notice, providing me with the flexibility I needed to get back behind the wheel once I was ready again. Pauline provides a great balance between identifying and working on any weakness whilst encouraging you to understand your strengths and focus on the positive aspects of your driving. Pauline also helped me to understand exactly what to expect on test day and the required skills needed to pass the test and get me out on my own driving safely. Thank you so much for your help. I would recommend you to anyone learning to drive!
Pauline is an excellent teacher, she is friendly, knowledgeable and patient, and immediately put me at ease. Her approach to teaching was very effective, instead of focusing on negatives when mistakes were made, they were always turned into a learning opportunity, and by quickly (and sometimes discreetly!) retrying situations that led to them and handling them correctly, confidence was always kept high. The overall learning experience was very positive, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others.
First Time Pass
At the age of 25 I was in a position to start to learn to drive for the first time since I was 17. After searching for potential driving instructors in the local area, LDC and Pauline seemed to provide the right type of tuition I was after, and I was not wrong. Pauline provided the perfect balance of being highly professional whilst being able to make me feel relaxed during my lessons. I found her to be patient and constructive, she also provided an atmosphere where questions are encouraged and mistakes are things to learn from rather than to necessarily avoid. The lesson structure reflected this, with clear and structured learning objectives at the start of each lesson, but the flexibility and freedom to practice certain elements further if I wanted to (mostly roundabouts!). At the end of each lesson, we reviewed and identified what went well and areas where improvements could be made. Between each lesson I could revise using the LDC handbook which was also used to check off learning objectives. I noticed big improvements every week. After 30 hours of lessons, without much opportunity to practice driving elsewhere, I was able to pass first time. I do not think this would have been possible without Pauline’s excellent tuition! I highly recommend her to anybody looking to learn to drive.
Zero Faults Driving Test Pass
Pauline is an amazing driving instructor!!! She gave me the confidence to get behind the wheel and drive. Every time I stalled or forgot to do something instead of being negative she was very positive and said “okay, so you stalled the car but look how far you’ve come” before following it up with “If you were to do that again, what would you do differently”. She explains what she would like you do very clearly and wouldn’t judge you or have a go at you if you did it wrong. 10 / 10 I would recommend Pauline to my friends who are wanting to learn to drive. A huge thank you to Pauline for making believe I can do it and getting me test ready!! Pauline’s been so positive throughout my course.
Passed 1st time
So towards the end of 2017 my Job became at risk due to not having a full car licence to continue doing my job, It was time to find a driving school to help me pass quickly, LDC passed me over to Pauline and what a week we had, 30hrs 1 week course and passed first time. From Day 1 my nerves became under control and my confidence got stronger, Pauline guided me in the right direction from the first moment i got in the car. Her ways of teaching are just incredible. Using the LDC Workbook as a guide and making it fun, She was always calm and had a relaxed approach to me. I can’t thank her enough for her patients, knowledge and skills that she has passed on. The term ‘Tyre’s and Tarmac’ will stick with me for years to come. 5 Stars just don't seem enough. Thank you once again. Matt
Henry Le Roy
I can’t recommend Pauleen enough. Throughout my lessons she was patient and supportive. Her teaching style is excellent not just in ensuring you understand where your weaknesses are and how to correct them, but also in showing you where your strengths are. You begin gaining confidence and road awareness from day one. Lessons with Pauleen not only prepare you for your test quickly and thoroughly but also for a lifetime of safe driving. Pauleen is a great choice of instructor for anyone who wants to not just pass their test, but be a good driver afterwards.
Before I honestly felt like I’d never pass my test because I just wasn’t progressing but now I can have my freedom and driving on my own tonight was so freeing to me, I felt like I’ve been doing it for years because everything just is second nature to me, I’m still getting used to it but I love it!
You have honestly changed my life and my way of thinking and made me be more positive because without positivity, you won’t get the outcome you want in any situation! You’re an incredible person not only for being an amazing driving instructor but for just being you and in a way it’s like having your own mum as an instructor because that’s how comforting you are to be around and you are always supportive in any situation regardless of if you’ve gone wrong in a lesson!
Anyone who has you as a driving instructor is incredibly lucky!!, I definitely was and I will definitely be passing your details on to anyone who wants an incredibly driving instructor!!
Thank you for helping me pass and for giving me freedom, I couldn’t have done it without you and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, never doubt your abilities because you’re an insane driving instructor!!
It was so nice to go out and just be able to do what I wanted and come back when I wanted to and it was all on my terms and I wasn’t relying on my parents! It’s an amazing feeling!!, you are an insanely amazing driving instructor!!, you teach in a way that doesn’t make you feel like you’re being taught and if your pupil feels like they can do something without assistance then you allow them to do it and if they go wrong then you help and you don’t direct them or tell them how to do things, that’s what makes you amazing because at 17 or whatever age, you want to feel like an adult and feel in control and you allow that to happen and it makes learning easy and fun! Other driving instructors don’t teach like that, it’s nice to be sat in a car with someone you can laugh with and make mistakes with and not feel judged about it! Don’t ever let anyone put you down or criticise you because unless they’ve been taught by you then they have no idea what they are talking about!xx
Thank you so much for being the best instructor ever!