Graham has always stuck by me even when I couldn't stick by myself during learning to drive, it took a couple of times. More than I care to admit to be honest, but graham supported me so much he even took me for tests without charging me for anything but the test itself. He has argued with examiners over my tests, and made me a more confident and better person. He has taught me from the very beginning, we've had laughs, even some tears, but In the end I passed my test. If it wasn't for him I would of given up months before my tests. But he told me to stick by it, he supported me and got me through everything. I couldn't of asked for a better instructor, he's done everything he possibly can to get me driving and I couldn't thank him enough.
get driving today has been a great help i have learnt alot from my instructer any questions i had he answered and was always friendly and polite and i have now got through my theory test and practical test the first time,i highly recommend get driving today to all people who would like to learn how to drive.
Passed my test yesterday first time - woohoo! Can't thank graham enough for all his help throughout all of my driving lessons & for always being so flexible. Graham puts 110% in to his job and it's clear to see how much he enjoys teaching us all how to drive, even us that rant a lot :) Thank you so much for all your help & support - you are a legend!! - would highly recommend :) Elisha x
In September 2017, James said:
Today I passed my driving test with Graham from Get Driving Today after a few months' driving. This was never going to be an easy one - I've got quite severe dyspraxia and have suffered with anxiety, plus had some life problems in the mix...
The first time I met Graham I told him I couldn't drive. I'd had a few instructors a good few years ago who'd told me it was a lost cause and really believed it myself. Graham said "huh, you haven't been out to drive with me, it's not neccessarily a barrier" and one thing led to another and we were sat in a car together with me in the driving seat.
I think we've broken every rule in Graham's "rules of driving" to get me passed in the end and it says a lot about him that he's the kind of instructor that'll do that. I mean, I ended up taking the test in my own car, after a final intensive couple of days of lessons, after playing with test dates over and over again - because that was what it took to get me passed and feel like I could drive properly. Graham is kind, patient, hugely knowledgeable and never once told me I was silly when I had a meltdown, which happened more than once! You will finish driving with Graham feeling like you've found a new friend (one who goes "oi!" at you if you miss a blind spot, of course).
I wouldn't be sat here with a driving licence right now if it wasn't for Graham. If anyone's ever written you off from driving, or you've written yourself off, give him a call. It might just change your life like it did mine.
I was unsure and nervous about passing my driving test in UK as I was told it is very difficult to pass UK driving test. However, my instructor Graham has helped me to pass my driving test the first time! He is very friendly, patient, reassuring and is very good at explaining things in a simple and straight forward way. I would definitely recommend to anyone!
I started learning to drive this year in January with a different instructor, and after having ten lessons and not feeling comfortable with the instructor I decided I wanted to try someone else. A friend had recommended Graham so I got in touch and began lessons in late march. Today I am proud to say I have passed my driving test on my first attempt, and I have to say I am incredibly grateful for Graham's tutelage. I always felt at ease during lessons, even when making mistakes which might normally result in panic. Graham is patient and offer criticism at the appropriate time and in the appropriate way, encouraging you to correct mistakes rather than emphasising that a mistake has been made. From start to finish he was consistently optimistic that a pass was the only outcome and here I am with a full driving license. I cannot reccommend Graham enough!!!
I passed my driving test first time today thanks to Graham. I'd had lessons in the past but always felt too anxious about it and gave up. I never thought I'd be able to pass my test but as soon as I started lessons with Graham he shown belief and confidence in me and assured me I would get there. I was extremely nervous about getting out on the road, but Graham is relaxed and patient which helped me a lot.
Graham is a brilliant instructor, and such a great guy. He will go above and beyond to help make sure you get to grips with any aspect of driving you're struggling with. Lessons were always really enjoyable, and the laughs and banter really helped me feel more at ease.
Graham, you never doubted me and always believed I could do it even when I didn't believe in myself. Thanks for everything. See you soon for motorway lessons!
My son is currently learning with Graham and is progressing with ease and confidence. I previously recommended Graham to a friends wife who had failed with previous instructors but now drives with confidence. Graham makes his pupils calm and confident to make learning to drive easy.
I found Graham after an unfortunate experience with a driving instructor, who left me feeling extremely anxious about the prospect of driving. However, Graham immediately put me at ease with his relaxed and humourous nature, and let me take driving at a pace that I felt comfortable at, but at the same time, boosted my confidence to allow me to have faith in myself. It is with his help and support that I passed both my theory and practical tests first time. I would highly recommend Graham to anyone learning to drive, but particularly to those who aren't as confident. I will look back at learning to drive with fond memories, of the many laughs we shared and the increased confidence I felt that I didn't think would ever be possible for me!
I have been learning on and off with Graham for the 8yrs! I cant believe we've put up with each other so long. Graham is a fab instructor, that makes you feel at ease behind the wheel, and isn't afraid to tell you off when you've done wrong. I highly recommend him!! Thanks again Graham.
I have passed my driving test today with Graham. He is an amazing driving instructor who makes you feel comfortable and at ease when driving for the first time. Graham adapts his learning techniques to you as an individual. He listens to you and uses your feedback to structure his lessons, ensuring you learn at a pace which is suitable to you. He is extremely patient and helps you to overcome your fears (hills in my case) and build your confidence on the road. Not forgetting to mention his amazing personality. His optimism, enthusiasm, and encouraging nature have definitely helped me during those Monday morning lessons. I would definitely recommend Graham and the whole GDT team and I couldn't thank them enough for helping me to pass!!!
Lightening strikes twice , thank you GDT both of my boys passed 1st time after having lessons with you.
You adapted to their needs , personalities and helped them gain confidence, knowledge and skills to ensure they was ready to pass their test. My eldest passed 5 years ago and is an excellent no claims driver and its all thanks to Graham and his team.
From supporting you with special offers, supporting you with your theory, booking tests and aftertest/ advanced support.
You could not get a better driving instructor to get you on the road. SIMPLY THE BEST
In February 2017, Niamh T said:
Most amazing driving instructor! Graham passed me quickly and taught me how to drive safely on the roads not just how to pass my test! Couldn't imagine doing my lessons with anybody else!
Passed my driving test today with Graham and I have to say he is an absolutely fantastic instructor who I would recommend him to anyone! He did everything that he could to make me feel at ease in the car and was so supportive through the whole process. When I first got into his car I didn't have any confidence in myself, but thanks to Graham I now know that I can drive and that anything is possible! Such an amazing team and the best driving instructor out there...anyone and everyone should use Get Driving Today!
Graham is an amazing driving instructor. Would highly recommend. He makes you feel completely comfortable and ease whilst learning. He is very patient. I found learning to drive very difficult after learning with a previous instructor and becoming very nervous, but graham was fantastic, he helped get over my nerves and helped me to pass. I honestly don't think I'd have passed otherwise. Graham makes learning to drive personal, he adapts his technique to how you learn and think which really does help you. Graham has helped me and my sister pass and is currently teaching my youngest sister who wouldn't have gone anywhere else. He really is a brilliant driving instructor who I can't thank enough. Would definitely recommend.
I honestly can't recommend Graham enough ... If he can calm me down (those who know me will fully get why this is an achievement ha) and make me feel at ease behind the wheel then he can pretty much take on the world ! Not only is he the best driving instructor I've ever had he is also a genuinely nice guy...
Graham can easy adapt his teaching style to fit individual needs which really helped me deal with my anxiety and dyslexia. He is very enthusiastic, motivational, funny and passionate and doesn't give up, eventually you'll pass.
Graham at GDT has recently taught our daughter to drive. Not just to pass a test but to drive safely and competently. His patience, humour and professionalism shines through. He kept us updated at every stage and advised us how to support her. She passed with flying colours last week and is now flying solo in a very calm and confident manner. I would highly recommend Graham and we will be returning to GDT in 18 months when our son turns 17. Thanks Graham
In January 2017, kathryn b said:
This is a review from a different perspective. I passed my driving test over 20 years ago so I'm not writing as a pupil. So why, you may ask? As a team member of thebestofbury I see so many fabulous reviews coming through for Graham and so this week found out why. I became the back seat passenger whilst one of his pupils went out for a lesson. His patience, encouragement and reassuring approach along with his fun and larger than life personality just go to show why so many people choose him as their instructor. If I were learning again, he'd be my first choice too!
I started lessons with Graham after switching to him from another instructor I had zero confidence and was on the verge of giving up ! From the first lesson Graham reassured me,he listened to my worries and found ways to help me understand which helped with my anxiety (which was pretty bad ).As time progressed I became more confident and in Oct 2016 I finally passed my driving test . I hand on heart truly believe I would not have passed my driving test if Graham had not have been my instructor ! After passing my test and getting a new car came the nightmare of going at it alone,stalling was my new best friend and was getting me down . I asked Graham if he could possibly spare some time to come out with me in my new car to give me some tips . He made the time even though he was extremely busy to do this and now I feel much more confident. I said to someone just yesterday I feel sorry for people who don't learn to drive with Graham, I genuinely do think he is one of the best driving instructors there is . I'm about to give him 5 stars but if I could I'd give him 10 !!!!!
I honestly couldn't of wished for a better instructor. Graham helped me with my major fear of hills and my lack of confidence. He has a brilliant way of explaining everything in a way that sticks in your head. I honestly don't think I could of passed with anyone else. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in. 😁 xx
So it's been a long time coming, its been on it's been off there's been lots of tears and lots of tantrums /swearing 🙊🙈 but today I passed my driving test 2nd time lucky, I literally would not have been able to do it without Graham Evans and that is not just a usual pass day thank you it's from the actual heart, I do believe without his help I would have given up .. Only he knows what I mean/how it's been and I am so grateful .👍👍👍...
Get Driving Today rallies support for Hoyles Community Centre 08/01/2018
Back in December (seems such a long time ago now), one of our members, Graham from Get Driving Today came along to our fortnightly breakfast club and told us of the plight of Hoyles Community Centre.
"Thanks for being my instructor for the last 6 month.was a pleasure would highly recommend to anyone out there wanting to do there lessons.graham is friendly and very patient makes you feel at ease.Will...