Testimonials

Mark Bradshaw

Driving test pass “I Highly recommended Drive With Simon. Simon is very professional I didn’t have one bad lesson. He is a positive and very patient guy he will always make time to help you drive to your best ability.”

Mark Bradshaw

Jade Cowling

“I started my driving lessons with Simon from “Drive With Simon.” I soon discovered he has the most outstanding amount of patience, especially when I came to my fear of round a bouts.

He took the time to help me understand why they scared me and constantly encouraged me. He helped me overcome this fear which was a result of previous bad experiences. He never made me feel bad about getting something wrong and just encouraged me. He only said that it’s a learning curve and we can build from there.

With Simons help and guidance I was able to pass my Driving Test !

Thank you so much!

Jade

Jade Cowling

Emma Dawes

First Time Pass
Perfect driving test Zero Faults

“I started learning to drive in August 2020 with Drive With Simon.”  I was very nervous for my first lesson. However Simon put my nerves at rest. Over a short period of over time my confidence grew and this was without doubt due to the help and guidance given by Simon.

My lessons were stopped briefly due to the recent lockdown but after re-starting my confidence came back and I felt like a more confident driver than before.

Simon was extremely helpful and helped with any queries I may of had with my driving experience and thoroughly explained anything I was struggling with.

I was able  to pass my driving test 1st time with zero minors!

I would highly recommend Simon for anyone looking to drive especially if you are anxious about starting.”

 

Emma Dawes

Mitia Reddy-Devlin

“I started learning to drive from scratch with Simon from  “Drive With Simon”, I initially knew nothing about driving, but within a few hours Simon was able to build my knowledge and confidence to a point where I felt very comfortable behind the wheel.

Each lesson was perfectly planned and I always came back feeling that I had achieved a new milestone. He is an excellent teacher that helps to guide you through your mistakes, he remained calm in every situation and helps you navigate your way out of sticky situations.  I managed to pass first time thanks to his lessons and I feel confident moving forwards behind the wheel now. “

Mitia Reddy-Devlin

Ollie Haylock

I just wanted to send you this as a token of my appreciation. I wouldn’t have passed my driving test without your guidance, patience and understanding of how I learn. Even with the inconvenience of not one, but two, periods without a lesson for a long period of  time (due to the COVID restrictions/lockdowns). I always felt at ease because of the availability of the online help and the workbook. I would also like to thank you for the fact that you were always flexible with your lessons and times of the lessons as much as you could be. I couldn’t have asked for a better learning experience to set me up in this next chapter of my life, and the confidence it has given me driving my own car. With the help of you and the learning materials which you provided, I have now achieved my goal of being able to drive.

Ollie Haylock.

Tia Brock

I would highly recommend anyone to do their driving lessons with Simon Adams. From the very beginning he was very patient with me and made me feel at ease when learning to drive. Simon explained everything to me properly and effectively and helped me to improve massively with my driving. Not once did Simon make me feel uncomfortable like I couldn’t do it. He always gave me the confidence to do it. learning to drive with Simon was a 5 star experience that I would do all over again. He helped me to pass my driving test and I would recommend him to help you pass yours also.

Tia Brock

Amelia Ladbrooke

Thanks so much for all your support in my driving lessons, it’s a great feeling to be on the road! From our first phone call I felt you really took the time to understand my current level of experience and the appropriate plan of action for our lessons. The pandemic may have gotten in the way a few times but your constant communication and updates were really appreciated. The learning style was great and I feel happy now gaining more experience on the road taking on board all of your guidance. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone that is looking to learn to drive.

Amelia Ladbrooke

Abbie Poli

Before I started my driving journey with Simon, I’d had a year’s driving experience with another instructor. With my previous instructor I felt I was seen as just another learner who is learning to drive or at least that is how I felt. I decided that partnership wasn’t beneficial towards me or my driving and therefore I contacted Simon who had been suggested to me many times. Driving with Simon and using his methods to drive gave me the confidence I needed to pass my test, not only did he help me learn how to drive safely but he pushed me in order for me to perform my best. Thank you Simon for everything you have done and for helping me get to where I am today.

Ps, to me it’s simple, do as Simon says!

Abbie Poli

Tahmeenah Khan

My driving journey was somewhat long and eventful. I took my first ever test in my hometown Manchester where I used a well-known driving school, I very quickly realised my instructor wasn’t supportive and would send me random YouTube links to watch and learn from instead of explaining or showing me himself. I personally didn’t feel this was the way I could learn as I didn’t always receive the practical lesson. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and I remember the lack of compassion and support from my first instructor when he said “I don’t think you’re ready for this test but you’re just going to have to do it anyway” this played a huge role in me not feeling confident when taking my test and in turn failing. I then moved to Lincolnshire for work where I discovered Simon, he had so many positive reviews so I took my chances. I had to restart my driving journey as Simon noticed I was unaware of a lot of the basics. I was also able to open up about my mental health and how it affects my driving. Simon would have a new idea to help me every week, in order to figure out which method works best for me. We soon learnt that driving and commentating out loud on my driving was a good way to prevent me from thinking and feeling nervous/anxious. I gave this a try during my test and it worked. I was able to focus on my driving and passed my test. I am beyond grateful to Simon for helping me figure out a method to become a confident driver. It has been a pleasure to learn to drive with Simon while having a laugh and a joke! Thank you once again Simon!

Tahmeenah Khan

Aleks Browko

Simon is a fantastic driving instructor, especially if you’re a nervous driver – I went from being the most anxious person to passing my test with only 2 minors. Simon is very calm and patient, which is very important to me as I couldn’t work with an instructor who raised his voice or got annoyed with me. He was very understanding and flexible when it came to lessons, he always did his best to have lessons that fitted around my work hours. Before I started taking lessons I was terrified of driving, and I only started lessons out of necessity – now I look forward to getting in the car (and I make excuses to go places just so I can drive!) I would thoroughly recommend Simon as a driving instructor.

Aleks Browko

Liliana Ene

I would just like to say a massive thank you to Mr Simon Adams for helping me to achieve my goal. I started driving lessons as an ambition to show myself that I could do it. It was very hard work for me and for Mr Simon Adams. I had moments when I wanted to quit thinking that driving is not for all of us and particularly me. I always wanted to be perfect in a short time. Mr Adams believed in me, sometimes more then I did in myself. He didn’t let me quit. He said that I was working to hard and one day my dream would come true. And that day just came. Today was one of the best days of my life. Thanks to Mr Adams today I am a driver. I would recommend Mr. Adams to all people who wish to be a good and safe driver.

Liliana Ene

Craig Bowhill

Simon was a wonderful instructor and teacher, helping me at every stage. The methods used which included  practice questions and hazard perception videos, quickly helped me through my theory test ready to move on to practical driving. As someone who hadn’t driven before I was a little anxious but through my first lesson Simon made me feel at ease, taking me through everything at a pace which I was comfortable with. Ensuring that I had all the knowledge and skills for my test, and was ready before making a booking. Preparing for each lesson with his workbook allowed for the majority of the lesson to be driving, putting the theory into practice. Simon’s flexible approach also enabled me to tailor each lesson to what I needed and wanted to practice rather than following a rigid lesson structure, again making me feel as comfortable and confident as possible. I was extremely happy with the progress I made in my driving through Simon’s methods and experience as an instructor, and would highly recommend Simon to any new driver!

Craig Bowhill

Vanessa Stefanescu

Simon is a very good instructor, when I started I was completely clueless about everything regarding a car. However, with the well structured lessons that Simon’s system provides and help I was able to become a confident driver. Simon is very understanding and patient, and made me feel completely at ease behind the wheel. He was never late and during the lessons he helped me completely overcome my hesitation; especially in roundabouts. His workbook and DVD are great tools, they allow you to see your progress and what you need to improve on. Also, the flexibility in choosing your lessons, allows you to improve exactly on what you feel needs work. I would definitely recommend Simon, he’s great and I’m going to miss the lessons. Thank you Simon for helping me pass!!

Vanessa Stefanescu

Kayleigh Jones

I have nothing but great words to say about Simon, I started with only wanting 1 hour lessons due to my anxiety and nervousness. I was very timid and not confident in my abilities at all. I previously had lessons with another local driving instructor and the comparison between them to Simon is next to none. Simon was very patient and accommodating, was never late, very professional and made me feel completely at ease. He sent me over some very helpful guides on how to deal with anxiety when it comes to driving which helped massively and he always believed in me. Never did he act unprofessional even when I did take him the wrong way a couple of times! Simon’s way of learning is truly magnificent, I have learnt so much and I really do believe I couldn’t have done it without Simon. You also get a great handbook which was such an important part of me passing my driving test first time. I’ve gone from being a timid, anxious, nervous and unconfident driver to being the complete opposite and that’s all down to Simon. I would 100% recommend booking in with him, you will NOT regret it! Thanks again Simon!

Kayleigh Jones

Brittany Garrad

I learnt to drive with Simon from the very start. All of the things I couldn’t do I learnt at a manageable pace. He is a very good instructor. I did a semi intensive course, which I would highly recommend, this is a great course for someone learning to drive, every week have a lesson get it out of  the way and learn more. A great thing I liked about learning to drive with Simon Is that I had a learning book so every lesson I did I could write in what I did and what I could do next time to improve. The book also has quizzes which really helps as it recaps from your theory all in all a fantastic learning experience.

Brittany Garrad

Silviu Bacila

First time pass – Semi Intensive Course.

Just received this message from Silviu my pupil who passed his driving test first time on Thursday.

Hi Simon. Sorry that I texted you so late. Thank you for helping me to learn how to drive Simon. I enjoyed having lessons with you and choosing LDC was very good, the workbook and the DVD’s helped me as well. It was hard work for me but we did it and with the help of the Lord, I have passed. Thank you very much it was a good time. May Jesus bless you and your family for helping me 🙂

Silviu Bacila

Jordan Dexter

Hi Simon just writing to say how thankful I am for all of your help and support, I couldn’t have done it without you. When I first started my lessons I was extremely nervous and very unsure of myself but you constantly reassured me and helped me if I found myself in any difficulties. The help of your  Workbook and the Hub supported my learning throughout and also ensured that I passed my theory test. You were always patient with me even when I had my meltdowns and I appreciate that so much. I’m going to miss our lessons and your car 🙁 thank you a million,
all the best :))))))

Jordan

Jack

I had Simon Adams as my driving instructor. The whole experience was made so enjoyable through Simons methods of teaching and learning processes. I couldn’t fault the effort Simon put into my driving experience through booking lessons on my birthday, which was on a Sunday when he doesn’t usually work, and through countless phone calls to do with driving routes and random questions. His methods of driving sets you up to be such a confident and skilled driver, when I went for my test I felt like I showcased more skills and techniques than the examiner was looking for. The process Simon employed involved receiving a workbook where you filled out what you set out for yourself to achieve in the lesson, and then reviewing your performance after. This process forces you to critique yourself on all the little things you need to work on and continually improves your driving. The LDC website Simon recommended is a great tool I found for my theory test revision, repeatedly going through multiple choice questions and the hazard perception. I would 100% recommend Simon,
couldn’t fault the process, the methods and the jokes.

Jack