Mike made me a confident driver, who passed both their practical and theory on the first attempt. That is the most straightforward way I can portray how good at this Mike is. I'd previously attempted to learn to drive 4 years prior to finding Mike. Where other instructors failed to even fill me with the confidence to book my test, Mike was the one who got me to a point where I was confident, and then passed first time. I initially struggled with anxiety and controlling my emotions when driving. Mike is a calming influence, which definitely helped me through it. He's attentive, very funny, and easy to chat to. I'm so glad I found Mike, I don't think I'd be as good a driver if I'd learnt with anyone else. I can't recommend a better person to be stuck in a car with for 2 hour periods!
"What can I say about Mike? He's professional, funny, easy to get on with and is patient. Could not have even thought about passing if it wasn't for his help and guidance and his flexibility and understanding when it came to nerves. Would recommend him to anyone. Well worth the time." Congratulations, Adam, locked down the nerves and passed 2nd time, first time I've seen you stuck for words. Will miss the good times we had, enjoy the new car.
Passed 1st time
"After having successfully learned to drive I can say that Mike is a absolutely amazing instructor. The first few lessons with getting going and learning clutch control were perhaps a little ‘bumpy’ but Mike showed me how and I managed to get going in no time. The system he uses for teaching really sets you up fast and it really helps knowing what you're doing for your next lesson before you do it. Mike was very helpful with getting me my confidence while driving particularly on big roundabouts, his calm and collected nature really helped with this. His sense of humour is great and always ends up making me laugh, he also never gets angry with you and any mistakes you make are expected and then explained after so that they can be fixed quickly. In conclusion I can say that he is a very very good instructor and I can highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn to drive well quickly." - Will
"Thanks so much for all your help and tuition with Will. And getting him through his test today! He is driving beautifully, we're so pleased! Thank you! He has enjoyed learning with you for sure! Will be in touch in 2 years for the next one! Nov 2022!" - Will's Dad, Neil
First Time Pass
So, at 42 years old I decided I need to get mobile. I found mike after a Google search, what a find! I had previously done driving lessons in my murky and distant past but never settled, this is when I discovered motorcycles, and completed a motorcycle test with gusto. Now I'm older and my leathers don't fit so well, and my two children, one in each pannier, Decided that four wheels was inevitable. I rang Mike, he answered all my questions and really made me feel like i could do this, despite avoiding it for so long. I'm pleased to say that I passed my test first time. So thank you Mike, I would and have highly recommend your services. Martin. Well done to Martin (man mountain) Coombes, first time pass after 22 hours, enjoy your new freedom with your kids
Sara Salin (Age: 27 Chemist)
Before I started my driving lessons, I very much doubted my ability. I dreamed of driving my own car but believed it to be an impossible dream. Fortunately, that changed when I decided to use Mike's LDC driving school. I find Mike to be very informative, patient, honest and on top of that funny, an easy going driving instructor. I would definitely recommend to everybody.
I have started my driving lessons with Mike, and really enjoyed all of them so far. I was so nervous to start driving lessons, I've been putting it off for years but Mike is really patient and makes you feel at ease (and now I actually look forward to the lessons). As I started my lessons with literally no knowledge of driving, Mike has been extremely patient and makes sure I understand everything in great detail before we move onto another topic. Mike is a great teacher, he's very patient, calm and also goes out of his way to ensure you are devolping at your own pace. He has a great sense of humour and very easy to get on with, which makes a huge difference when you are sat in a car with someone for two hours! I'd really recommend Mike if you are looking for a reliable, patient and friendly driving instructor.
Megan Elizabeth Roe
Had my first lesson with Mike today after not learning for two years. Got through so much in a two hour period which was unexpected! He was completely professional and reassuring when I was anxious. Can’t wait for more lessons, would definitely recommend Mike as an instructor to anyone/everyone.
Anyone who wants a great driving instructor, please get in contact with Mike! He's super patient and has made me really enjoy my lessons (which I never thought I would) - highly recommend 😊
I have had 3 x 2 hr lessons with Mike so far I have had 30 hrs driving lessons before but my confidence was really low and I have had 3 different instructors but was getting no where. Mike is a very good instructor I was very nervous when I first met him and drove his car but Mike talked through everything with me. He is very patient and my driving is ok but my clutch control is not very good on hill starts but Mike talked me through it and even changed seats with me to show me. My driving is now improving and I'm feeling more confident in my self. He always asks what my opinion of the lesson was and if I need to improve on anything in the next lesson, which I do as I'm not perfect I've still got a lot of work to do but I'm sure with Mike teaching me I'm sure that I will get there. I would recommend Mike to friends and anyone else who wants to learn to drive as he is a friendly, patient guy and he will do anything to help you out. P.s You can have a laugh and joke with him to