I cannot recommend Dave enough, words really fail me, however if you are looking for an absolutely fantastic and professional driving instructor, Dave is the one for you. He will work with you every step of the way, his coaching is second to none with a huge emphasis on road safety which is ever so important in this day and age. The lessons are enjoyable, stress free, full of very useful tips and information. Alongside the time you spend in the car, Dave will also provide you with the LDC book and DVD which again are very well structured, easy to follow and great companions during your learning to drive journey.
Thank you Dave for the immense and endless patience you have shown me. It has been a great experience, one that gave me the ability to have some freedom.
I feel that the LDC workbook worked well for me as it had everything what i needed like all instructions how to carry out a test standard parallel park which at the start i had a problem with but after reading through all the instructions and practicing with Dave a couple times i was able to master it at the end. The LDC book also helped me to prepare for the test as it had all the “show me, tell me” questions in it. Another good thing that i found that helped me were the LDC diagrams that Dave had in his car that showed different road types such as mini roundabouts and T-junctions, it helped me because Dave was able to explain to me using theses diagrams how to safely emerge from a T-junction by showing me how much space i need between cars so that i can perform this manoeuvre safely.
I would highly encourage other learners to try Dave out as a driving instructor as they will not regret it. I would like to thank Dave for his professionalism, patients and his positive attitude towards me which meant that i was able to pass 1st time. Thanks Dave
I've been trying to learn how to drive for a long time......I actually had to renew my provisional license! After moving around alot and trying to learn how to drive I had almost given up.
I decided to look into an intensive course in the Borders area and LDC came up on my Google search so I contacted the number online for my area
The website was great it gave me all the information about the course they offer and who your instructor was for that area. I didn't hesitate to get in touch with Dave and discuss things further. He gave me all the information about semi intensive and intensive courses and very quickly had me book my first lesson to assess my skill level.
After my first lesson with Dave he had already taken me further than where I'd been after 4 lessons with a previous instructor in the area so this immediately gave me the confidence I needed to push forward
On my next lesson I purchased my Workbook and DVD to start going through the semi intensive route with Dave. These tools are great for students who need that little bit extra before getting into the car every time. What I will say though is your in charge and you need to own organising the time to study before your lessons and listen to Dave if he wants you to study up on a certain area as this will be your next lesson so it works hand in hand.
Without the book and DVD Dave is still a fantastic driving instructor. He has alot of experience and has been the best instructor I've had over all the years I've been trying to pass (20 years)!! He is very patient and never loses faith in your ability to progress. He will always push you forward every lesson if you're learning fast so every lesson I had I would learn new skills and perfect the ones I had already practiced. He would always praise anything I done well which made me realise I was a good driver sooner than what I thought. If I had any issues we would always talk things through and he is very good at explaining things
Always very professional and on time. Communicated through text or calls which I found easy to manage and will always do his best to fit you in around his very busy schedule. Dave never let me down and I always knew I could rely on him.
Dave sorted my test date and made sure we had plenty time before hand to get lessons in and practice which put my mind at ease.
On my test day Dave was very good at keeping me calm beforehand going over things with me to make sure I was comfortable with all the aspects of the test. The book and DVD includes everything aswell.....and quite spookily some of the stuff was word for word how Dave would explain it so I feel this helped me loads as it was never one way in the book and a different way out on the road
Whilst driving during my test I could hear Daves voice in my head willing me around how to do things correctly and that is a sign of a great teacher.
I can't thank Dave enough for supporting me through the whole process from start to finish - He is an amazing driving instructor and LDC are very lucky to have him!!
I would highly recommend Dave to anyone who is looking to pass their driving test.