After having a few lessons with a previous instructor I ended up giving up as I didn't feel I was getting anywhere, I decided giving learning to drive another go and got in contact with Jamie, after a couple of lessons I knew that Jamie would get me to my full license. Jamie is easy going, friendly, patient and explains and teaches things very well, after every lesson we would talk about it and decide what we was gonna work on the next lesson so I always knew what I was gonna be doing, I felt more confident in my driving after every lesson & I ended up looking forward to my lessons every week until I eventually passed, couldn't recommend learning to drive with Jamie enough, top instructor and top bloke, thanks a lot Jamie.
I came across Jamie, seeing his training car drive past 1 afternoon and I thought I would contact him to get some more information. I was originally looking for a semi-intensive driving course to quickly get my license as I had previous experience driving a motorbike. We arranged a date and time where he came and visited me at my house where we discussed my requirements. He was very accommodating and I suggested, then we later arranged to have 3-hourly sessions over a couple of weeks. My first few lessons went very well and Jamie is very friendly, helpful and patient. He is also quick to react on the dual controls and the steering wheel should you make a mistake and helped calm me down to safely continue. After a few lessons I started noticing that I was losing focus after the 2nd hour. We discussed this and he proposed a new lesson plan with no extra charge for shuffling dates and we changed my training to 2 hourly sessions. Because of this I feel I progressed a lot faster and I gained more confidence in my driving. There were times where I struggled to grasp some of the manoeuvres but instead of only focusing on numbered lesson order we swapped to different subjects to mix things up a bit. The test crept closer, and I asked to book another 'bonus' lesson the day before so I could continue to work on my weaker areas which I think helped me a lot. The test finally came and went and I managed to pass first time! I highly recommend Jamie as a driving instructor, he is exactly the sort of person you want to help you learn how to drive a car and is accommodating to your learning style. He offers multiple options for how you want to learn and happily obliges to changes in your circumstances. Thank you Jamie!
"When I started learning with Jamie I had not had a driving lesson in 5 years and found myself with a big anxiety around driving, and little to no confidence. I explained this to Jamie in my first lesson and he was very understanding, and we discussed an overall “game plan”. After just a couple of lessons my confidence grew in leaps and bounds and found that I did not dread my driving lessons as I had done in the past, in fact I was quite excited for them. Jamie is a wonderful driving instructor to have in the passenger seat; he is friendly and fun and good laugh! His teaching methods are strong and his positive attitude shines through when adapting to individual learning styles (even encouraging my compulsion to sing my way through manoeuvres)! This all-round made for a really comfortable environment to learn in. His speed on the dual controls ensured I always felt safe, and his reaction when dual controls were needed meant that I never felt chastised or ‘told off’, but rather guided through my errors calmly, enabling me to continue driving safely and not feel panicked.
In just a few months I was driving with a confidence I couldn’t dream of previously and Jamie’s expertise alongside his calm, kind and patient demeanour were the keystones to this success. I passed my test 9 months after starting lessons with Jamie (with a 3 month Covid lockdown break) and I still carry his advice with me as I drive today. I could not offer a stronger recommendation to those wishing to learn to drive. Thank you Jamie!
Jamie is an absolute gem. He was brilliant with me and my anxiety has the patience of a Saint. There was never any "stupid" questions and all answers he gave were easily understandable.
Jamie is so kind all lessons were well planned (I was only able to have 2 before the pandemic began and haven't been able to since due to the wearing of masks). One thing I liked about Jamie, was being able to speak/meet him without obligation for lessons. Jamie was on time and if he was running late he'd let me know. He is very knowledgeable and a genuinely nice person.
I'm upset that I'm no longer able to do my lessons with him. I have recommended him to a friend who has twin boys, who will be needing lessons soon. Jamie gave me confidence to practice at home with my partner and helped me get a grip on some aspects that my husband and I couldn't do without getting grumpy with each other.
Highly recommended Jamie to all looking for a down to earth instructor that has the time for each and every one of his students
Excellent tuition. I have every confidence in my daughter's driving ability thanks to Jamie. A calm and patient instructor who gives clear explanation and direction. Very happy with Jamie's professional but very friendly service. He put my daughter at ease and she sailed through her test even though she had been very apprehensive initially. Highly recommend and hope he is still instructing for when my next daughter starts driving!
Definitely recommend that you have Jamie as your Instructor. Absolutely brilliant. Passed first time on my test today all thanks to him. Thank you so much