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Learner Drivers Comments:
When I first called Phil I was wary of learning to drive as I needed someone who was flexible, patient and calm as being a student and working I do not have fixed timeslots for driving lessons.
I just wanted to say thank you to Phil for developing my driving skills and assisting me to pass first time!!
Phil was amazing in addressing my issues as he reviewed my situation weekly to allow me to fix times I could work ensuring that I could fit driving into my busy life.
However what deviates Phil as a driving instructor is his patients, punctuality and his ability to teach new drivers life skills which can be used not just for your driving test but throughout your driving life. I deeply recommended Phil to any new driver who wants to learn to drive with a patient, reliable and professional driving instructor.
Thank you Phil for your help and patience
I would certainly recommend him to friends and family in the future.
Thank you, Alan (Fair Oak)
The first thing I would say about Phil as a driving instructor is his loyalty. My previous instructor practically ditched me, when I failed my test! He didn't respond to my email, so I looked for another instructor - I'm glad I did!
Phil treats you like an individual and not like a sheep in a flock of students. His lessons are well-structured and you always work on your weakest points. It took me a LONG time to pluck up the courage to start lessons in the first place, as the thought of driving freaked me out. Phil puts you at ease and has the patience of a Saint (you would have to, in order to teach me!!).
Also, I work fulltime, so flexibility was another commendable assett of Phil's driving instructor service.
Also - I found the value for money fantastic!
I knew it would take me a longtime to pass, as I suffer from chronic nerves, but after my 4th attempt under Phil's instruction I passed - even though I was full of cold!!!!
Julia (Colden Common).
“I was quite nervous going into my first lesson, as I’d had a bad experience with a previous instructor. I had no need to worry as Phil was friendly, calm and patient, qualities that remained throughout my time with him. Lessons followed a logical structure and went at a pace I was happy with.
I found it very useful that Phil noted down my development, this is an incredibly useful tool in monitoring progress and helped my confidence grow. Phil uses a good mix of praise… and constructive criticism on occasions where it is necessary.
I like the fact that Phil taught me how to be a good driver, and not just how to pass my test. I would highly recommend Phil for new drivers and those who just want to brush up on their skills. I plan to take my PassPlus with him soon.
Again I would love to THANK you so much.
At the beginning, I did know learning to drive will be hard, but with your help, I finally did it. Well, we passed it. I really appreciate, your professional way to teach with a lot of patience and understanding for new driver. I ought to mention that the enjoyable and relaxed lessons made it easier for me to learn. It is the big step on my way in my life. :)
Thank you very much.
The best of all
"Phil is a fantastic instructor whos completely understanding of medical condtions. I met phil in 2007, despite being ill at the time he was undertsanding of my condition. His prices are extremely reasonable, and within a short time i managed to pass first time with just one minor. As long as you have patience and listen to him, then you'll be able to do the same also.
Not only does he know what hes talking about but he is also highly qualified and able to teach at the highest possible standard. the car is easy, smooth and fun to drive. If your nervous about first time driving, then phil is your man, he'll take it slow and not jump you into extreme conditions, he makes sure you understand everything, so you can be a safe, practical driver.
If you've had experience with driving before, then he's just as good, if not better, than any driving instrictor. You can even upgrade and learn pass plus with him.
I'd highly recommend him to anyone. 5star!!"
Instructor Training Comments:
I enjoyed training for adi part 3 with Phil. He's very helpful and reliable. He also helped me become more confident and motivated. I'm certainly glad I met Phil, with his help and expertise I achieved passing first time. Now I'm enjoying a full time career as an instructor.
Richard Chapman (Winchester).