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Fantastic Driving Instructor!!Ian is an

Fantastic Driving Instructor!!

Ian is an incredible driving instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires a friendly and patient instructor. Thank you so much Ian!!

Molly Pritchard

Ian is a great driving

Ian is a great driving instructor who is fair and shows a lot of patience, he’s very easy to get a long with and you can have a laugh as well as being serious in times of need. I’ve had previous instructors who rarely give you the time of day if you make a mistake whereas Ian knows that if you are a nervous person he helps you through it with great advice and tips. I can’t thank Ian enough for helping me pass my test as this has now changed my life forever, I highly recommend you go with Ian as you’ll pass your test in no time. So thanks again Ian I couldn’t have done it without you.

Callum

ian is a very good

ian is a very good driving instructor and has been good help for the past year of teaching me how to drive. Very patient when trying to learn and would recommend to anyone, cheers ian👍🏻

ross

Fantastic instructor Ian is a great

Fantastic instructor
Ian is a great instructor and very supportive and was a great help throughout my learning. He gets to know you and has an interest in your hobbies and tries to relate your hobbies into your driving to make it as simple and enjoyable as possible, whilst having a good understanding in everything you do. He tries his best to make you as safe as possible and is good in understanding your own personal strengths and weaknesses and how he can improve you to make you even stronger and safer as a driver. He won’t push you outside of your comfort zone unless you have confidence in yourself. He is also very friendly and is always down to have a laugh and make you feel as comfortable as possible. I cannot thank him enough and would highly recommend. Thank you Ian.

Harry Gough

Ian has been very supportive

Ian has been very supportive and extremely helpful from my first lesson. He gets to know you as a person so he can try and relate to things you enjoy, for me it was photography, so that you can get a better understanding of driving which really helped. He pushes you to be the safest driver you could possibly be and is great at judging your strengths and weaknesses so you know how to improve quickly which helped me to pass my test first time! But most importantly ian is really friendly and relaxed and made every lesson enjoyable.Would 100% recommend to anyone, Thank you Ian:)

Bradd Wilkes

Ian is a fantastic instructor

Ian is a fantastic instructor and I highly recommend him for getting you ready to become a safe driver. He is patient and always willing to go over any uncertainties. Moreover he’s just a really nice guy to learn from. Thank you Ian

Gopal Krishan

Can’t thank Ian enough

Can’t thank Ian enough for helping me pass my driving test! Right from the start he was extremely helpful and organised, using personal tracker logs to record my progress that was emailed to me at the end of each lesson. He also came prepared with clips and videos as an extra visual aid for those that found it easier to watch a video on how to do something over just being told how to do it. I personally struggled with being a confident driver as I always doubted myself and didn’t believe in myself as I should have. Ian really supported me through this and boosted my confidence and helped me develop the “driving attitude” I was lacking. He was always very calm and collected and always came to a lesson with the attitude that if you do something wrong it’s okay as long as you know what happened and what to do next time. He never got frustrated with me when I made silly mistakes and was always reassuring. Ian encouraged me to choose what I wanted to do on lessons so that I could do a bit of research prior to the lesson to give myself a head start. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a friendly, relaxed driving instructor! Thank you so much again for helping me pass 🙂

Chloe Mackleston

One of the best instructors

One of the best instructors I’ve dealt with and felt comfortable and never felt rushed or bothered when on a lesson, highly recommended and just a brilliant person overall. Thanks so much Ian.

Henry Lawley

A great instructor who is very patient.

A great instructor who is very patient. He will not push you do do anything you don’t feel confident enough to do and let’s you do it at your own pace would definitely recommend.

Harry Jackson

I honestly can’t thank Ian enough

I honestly can’t thank Ian enough for his patience from day one. I had taken lessons from another instructor but due to certain circumstances this had come to an end. However Ian was then recommended by a family member and I am so pleased that this suggestion was made. Ian is very approachable and calm at all times. I am a very nervous person when it comes to my tests but he helps me to build my confidence and his tailored approach makes things a lot easier. He uses scenarios and examples that are tailored to yourselves to make it clearer to understand. Thank you Ian I couldn’t have done it without your support.

Chloe Tayler-Evans

A good teacher with lots of patience.

A good teacher with lots of patience. He will not rush you, let’s you do it at your own pace. Built up my confidence. Highly recommended.

James Stanley

I can’t thank Ian enough

I can’t thank Ian enough for being so patient with me from day 1. Iv gone from a nervous driver to passing 1st time. I would recommend him to anyone i know in the future. Thank you for all your hard work teaching me 🙂

Steph

Ian is honestly the most patient person

Ian is honestly the most patient person I have ever met! I was such a nervous learner to start with but he instantly made me feel at ease and helped me to take control of my nerves and anxiety around driving. I am so grateful for his calmness and understanding of the difficulties I was facing. 100% recommend Ian to anyone wanting to learn to drive.

Claire

Ian was brilliant

Ian was brilliant with me, was always calm and a good laugh! Always believed in me when I didn’t! I had a lot of instructors I just couldn’t find the right one until Ian was recommended to me. And I couldn’t of made a better choice. I don’t think I would of passed without Ian. Couldn’t recommend him enough!

Amy Carter-aston

Ian is by far the best driving instructor

Ian is by far the best driving instructor i have had! He is calm, relaxed and has a laugh but while remaining professional which helped massively with my nerves. He gave me tips and guidance which not only helped with the passing of my test but with every day to day driving. Would 100% recommend Ian to anyone who is wanting to learn to drive and i cant thank him enough for everything hes done!

Jessica Yates

Ian is brilliant!

Ian is brilliant! I am a very picky person and have had a lot of instructors. But Ian has the patience of a saint! He helped me gain confidence and to believe in myself. He gave me tips for every day life& made me feel so at eased while driving. Recommend anyone to go to Ian????????

Amy Carter-aston

Ian has been excellent

Ian has been excellent throughout my process of learning to drive. He has been very calm and always given constructive advice. He makes good use of a variety of training aids and adapts the lessons and training to suit my needs. Would recommend to anyone looking to learn to drive!

Steven Pugh

Ian is an amazing driving instructor

Ian is an amazing driving instructor, and a very friendly person overall! I suffer really bad with anxiety and my nerves which caused a few problems with my lessons, but Ian got me through it all and I couldn’t be more grateful, he helped me build my confidence, at times I didn’t believe in myself but he never stopped believing.. I would 100% recommend Ian @ direct drive! Thank you so much Ian????

Asher Phillips

Ian is a fantastic instructor

Ian is a fantastic instructor, he helped me build my confidence and helped me believe in myself. He is very calm and chilled,never puts you under pressure. Good sense of humour and makes you feel comfortable. I couldn’t of asked for a better instructor. Thank you

Megan

Ian is a very calm, cool and collected person

Ian is a very calm, cool and collected person. He’s helped build my confidence so much over the lessons I’ve done with him and has also helped me a lot psychologically. If anyone wants an instructor I highly recommend him. Just want to say thank you for the help Ian,even though I wasn’t the most positive when it came on to my test you’ve stuck by me and aided me a lot. You are an awesome individual.

Tonia

A very patient and good instructor

A very patient and good instructor, thank you Ian for getting me through my driving from start to end

Matthew Yates

Thank you so much Ian

Thank you so much Ian, for taking time and patience with me and my driving. I am forever grateful and would definitely recommend you to other learner drivers.

Lucie Pritchard

Thanks Ian

Thanks Ian for the help getting me through my driving test first time. Great instructor.

Adam

Hi all I’m Moj

Hi all I’m Moj,i started lessons with my first driving instructor and had quite a few and 2 driving test with him and i failed twice and i just thought he wasn’t really teaching me much at all,so i had to let him go and i had to start all over again with Ian who i just got on with straight away and to be very honest i wouldn’t have done it and passed without him,what i liked very much about Ian was if i did anything wrong whilst driving or didn’t understand,he would make me pull over and explain and make me understand what i was doing wrong,so i take my hat off to him for being a number 1 instructor the best around Telford….thanks Ian i still owe you some bottles of speckled hen for getting me through my driving test…..thank you.!!!

Moj Rawat

A big thank you to Ian

A big thank you to Ian for his professionalism & patience getting me through my test, top bloke

Alex Garbet

Ian is a great instructor

Ian is a great instructor, he is very good at guiding you in the right direction for your test, he is very calm and showed great patience with me, and he gave me the support I needed to pass my test! His lessons are also a great value for money!

Kieran Stoddart

Ian was a fantastic driving instructor!!

Ian was a fantastic driving instructor!! His patience and understanding of personality and character was essential to me passing my driving test!! Not only did Ian help me pass my driving test but also gave hints and tips for everyday driving, his calmness boosted my confidence and helped massively for my test. I would recommend Ian to anyone that is wanting to learn to drive, good value, quality service, lovely guy!! Thank you so much Ian for getting me through my test and teaching me one of the most important life skills!!

Thomas Gough

Ian is a fantastic, calm instructor

Ian is a fantastic, calm instructor that caters to your needs. Whether you’ve had previous driving/road experience direct drive is the right choice he’ll ask questions to find out exactly where you are and will work with you to get you where you want to be! As a motorcyclist I’ve had 2 yeas road experience and I’ve had a couple of lesson with another instructor when I was in Essex, instead of starting right from the beginning he just let me drive his car. Can’t thank him enough for his patients and expert advice!! Deffo highly recommended!!

Alex

Ian is a great driving instructor

Ian is a great driving instructor helped me so much over the past year and i would recomend him to everyone. He knows how to relate situations to you so that you understand them more. He is friendly so you get along with him easy and he makes having driving lessons more enjoyable. He managed to fit lessons around sixthform and work and managed to get me as many lessons as he could around my test date.

Lauren Blevins

Ian is an amazing instructor

Ian is an amazing instructor, who is calm, collected and understands each individual’s requirements. He helped me to pass my test first time and really made me feel more confident approaching the ‘dreaded’ day, I flew through my test thanks to his accurate instruction. I would recommend him to anyone as he can cater for everything and will describe and explain however suits you best, he is also very patient, which helps with the nerves a lot! A well skilled individual who I would recommend! 5 out of 5!

Jamie Farrelly

Ian was a pleasure

Ian was a pleasure to learn how to drive from patient calm always on time and fitted me with extra lessons where he could and on the day of my test was brilliant i would highly recommend Ian for anyone learning how to drive if they wanted to pass there test

Anthony Mancini

Ian was a great guy

Ian was a great guy, was a very funny and friendly instructor who was very helpful and was very goo day calming me down and keeping the pressure low. He has helped me through thick and thin during my time of driving lessons and helped me to pass my test first time, so for that I owe Ian a lot!!!

Mitchell Postle

Ian was my second instructor who was calm

Ian was my second instructor who was calm, flexible, reassuring and patient which was definitely needed with the Nerves I had. But thankfully for Ian he helped me concur my fears and made sure each lesson was a step further learning what I wanted to learn. I would 100% recommend him for his strengths and couldn’t thank him enough for teaching me the skills of driving.

Tamara

Great guy!

Great guy! Ian helped me so much during lessons, he was always able to answer any questions and was able to teach in a way I could understand. Thanks very much!

Jake Young

Thank you!!

Thank you for your help Ian

Kelsey

Great guy

Great guy, Had my back since day 1. He is also Patient, reliable and explained things well for when i didn’t understand very good. Cheers Ian 🙂

Luke Parton

Ian was patient

Ian was patient with me when I made mistakes and explained how to drive in a way which made me realise and think more about my actions. He made me realise that I can actually drive, I just needed to change my attitude towards driving. Thank You Ian!

Jordan

Found Ian really easy to get on with

Found Ian really easy to get on with,he explained things clearly & if I struggled to grasp it he would be patient & explain in a way I could understand. Passed first time what else do I need to say. thanks Ian

Bethany Ambrose

Patient, reliable bloke

Patient, reliable bloke, explained things so I could understand. thanks Ian

Nathan

Ian is a great instructor

Ian is a great instructor and a great guy I would recommend him to anyone if it wasn’t for Ian I wouldn’t of passed so thank you Ian

George

Ian has been a great instructor

Ian has been a great instructor, he is patient and calm and teaches in a way which suits you and really helps you to understand. He gave me so much confidence and an extremely pleasant learning experience. He has become a good friend and will be greatly missed!

Francesca

Ian is an amazing driving instructor

Ian is an amazing driving instructor. He allows you the choice of what you feel like you need to work on, then he helps you so you understand what to do. He is very patient which makes you feel more relaxed and confident and the best part is that he doesn’t just teach you how to pass your test, he teaches you how to drive and how to make you a safe, confident driver. Thank you so much Ian!

Kellie Worton

Ian is an excellent instructor

Ian is an excellent instructor, very easy to work with.. I passed first time thanks to him, highly recommended !

Jamie Russell

Ian is a helpful, supportive and honest instructor

Ian is a helpful, supportive and honest instructor, I would recommend him

Matt

Thank you for giving me confidence

Thank you for giving me confidence to get throught my test

Hayden

Absolutely spot on service

Absolutely spot on service, Ian is very patient, helps you along every step of the way! Passed my test 1st time with Ian’s help! Definitely recommended.

Jordan Rougvie

Ian was patient and and used great teaching practice

Since day one of never sitting behind the wheel of a car, Ian was patient and and used great teaching practice to help me achieve a first time pass. Moving me through the different skills required for driving, at a good pace and taking extra time for things which weren’t picked up straight away. definitely recommended to anyone wanting to not just pass their test but be given the tools needed to become a good all round driver. Brilliant instructor and a great friendly guy, thank you very much.

Corey Kernick

Ian will find and explain how it can be improved

No matter how good you think your driving is, Ian will find and explain how it can be improved. Thanks to him I passed my test and feel confident and safe when driving. I would highly recommend Ian to anyone who is either trying to pass their test or simply wants to learn to be a better driver. Thank you Ian for helping me do both.

James

Ian is a great guy

Ian is a great guy, helped me out at last minute after my last instructors car broke. Gave me a lot of help and tips which I feel if I didn’t receive, I wouldn’t have passed my test! He did all this for me in only 2 hours! He picked me up from my home each time and let me drive home, and did the same on my test day. Great value too, since his tailored approach to teaching you means you’ll need fewer lessons than other instructors down to the quality of his teaching. Thank you very much Ian for helping me pass my test!

Brandon Jones