The LDC system together with Will as an instructor allows you to learn the latter way. Every lesson was tailored to my specific need. I found that Will is not teaching you just to pass a 40 minute test, although he does that very well (I passed first time), he is in fact teaching you to drive on your own with paramount regard for your own safety and safety of others under circumstances you would face daily as a driver. We did night time driving, driving on hills, driving on narrow county roads, dual carriageways, town centre driving, different roundabouts and much more, all this time Will emphasised independent thinking and decision making while always kee ping you safe on the road.
We would often have long discussions on various types of roundabouts, how to deal with oncoming traffic on narrow roads, how a clutch works to facilitate gear shifts, how not to inconvenience your fellow drivers amongst various other topics. One advice to anyone learning to drive- do not worry too much about number of hours, lessons and start comparing to others.
Driving is a skill that can take some time to master.I’d say enjoy the learning process, enjoy driving and it’s intricacies. That would be a much more fulfilling experience.
No matter how nervous I was he managed to calm me down just by not making a big deal out of the many mistakes I made and never criticising but just explained how to correct them.
Learning to drive hasn't come naturally to me and there were definitely times when I was ready to say forget it. But Will kept telling me I had the ability to do it I just needed to believe that too.
Really cannot thank him enough for his help, he became not just my driving instructor but a friend!
When I made a mistake he always explained what I had done wrong and how to easily correct it. Whilst performing manoeuvres he helped me to break them down into short simple steps which was really useful. He was very reliable and always on time.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone and will be requesting his help again in order to gain confidence driving on the motorway.
Sean Pilkington - Halifax
I think you have been really patient with me, taken it step by step and made sure I was confident with every phase of driving we went through.
I had a semi-intensive course with Will that lasted just over 6 weeks. He was a really good instructor for me, as he built my confidence up gradually and taught me how to drive rather than how to pass the test.
Will was able to answer any questions that I had leading up to the test and explain the different parts of the test thoroughly. We covered a wide range of driving styles and I feel that he has taught me to be a better driver due to this. On the build up to the test we did a mock test which helped me to build my confidence up even more and allowed me to realise that the test isn't really that bad. He tested my ability by giving me clear instructions that were easy to follow.
Will himself is a very calm and professional person and will not make you feel uneasy whilst driving. If you need to pass quickly learning with Will is the best decision you can make.
He actually taught me to drive, as opposed to just teaching me how to pass the driving test!
The fact that I chose to learn over the winter period didn't mean any compromise in where we went for lessons. Will took full advantage of a cold winter in Huddersfield and the wider Pennine hills, and taught me about driving in a whole manner of different weather conditions, including very dense fog on the moors, pouring rain at night, and narrow steep single-track country lanes in snow and ice!
I am thankful for the many and persisent corrections of all mistakes which were made from the beginning, eventually leading me to be able to self-analyse my own mistakes, and quickly correct them during a lesson. He had a way of getting me to think on my feet, and think about and vocally describe what I, and other drivers were doing.
All of this, and the three full mock driving tests we actually did, resulted in the actual driving test being a pleasantly easy and relaxing experience....a kind of like "oh, was that it...?"
Will took me way beyond what the "official driving test" required, in terms of being ready for many eventualities, road types and conditions, and weather conditions.
Ed - Huddersfield
Will is an excellent driving instructor, able to explain complex manoeuvres in simple steps and endlessly patient as I struggled to turn theory into practice. In this the LD system is a real advantage as I was never going into a lesson cold or without any understanding of what I was supposed to do.
Will was also keen that I should be as confident as possible as a driver, not just able to pass the driving test. As a result I drove all types of road in all weather conditions. This had the twofold advantage of not only making me a better driver but also making the intensive sessions really fun.
I couldn't recommend Will highly enough for anyone looking for an instructor.
Thank you for all your help I would recommend you to others as you are a very good driving instructor.
Tee Khoarai - Huddersfield
First lesson I knew I would pass with ease because not only was Will an excellent instructor who is easy to get along with he provides you with extremely useful material e.g. book & DVD to improve driving skills and knowledge of which he tests you on to ensure you fully understand the driving skills.
I really enjoyed the lessons, Will helped me in every way possible through all the stages and if I made a mistake, he is calm and reassures you and builds your confidence which was really helpful, with the manoeuvres Will explained and showed each and every manoeuvre in a way which is very easy to understand.
When it comes to manoeuvres, Will is great at explaining everything so that you understand and ensures that practice makes perfect.
You always feel that you can drive with Will and if you make mistakes you learn from them, and you don't feel that you can't drive or won't pass. He's a really calming influence and I know that that's what got through my test (and my ridiculous nerves).
When it came to manoeuvres, Will was able to explain how to do them in a way I could understand and even show me how to do them.
He gave me confidence in my abilities even when I felt I was doing badly, which I believe led me to pass my test. We spent a large proportion of my lessons doing mock tests and driving to the test centre in order to familiarise myself with the test procedure which really helped calm my nerves about the test.
During my lessons, it appeared I had trouble getting to grips with roundabouts; so Will took me on them as much as possible until I was more confident about going on them. It was the same with anything else I found difficult: we kept at it until I got it.
Once or twice, when I made big mistakes, Will always kept calm and knew how to get me out of the situation which was great.