I'm 50+.... tried, and failed, to learn to drive in my 20s. All my life since I just accepted that driving wasn't for me, that I was just one of those people that wasn't a natural born driver.
2016 rolls round... And I need to learn to drive. GDT was recommended to me... So I started lessons. I was a nervous wreck... 20mph felt like speeding... I still had all my old doubts.
Today I passed my test :-) Graham is super calm, super supportive, and makes lessons fun.. Whatever stage you're at in your driving journey.
If he can get me driving... And enjoying it... He can teach anyone! Can't recommend highly enough :-)
Cannot recommend Graham enough, from being someone that was petrified of driving a car to then passing first time it's safe to say Graham is amazing! He makes you feel so at ease and will ensure you understand every detail before your test, cannot recommend enough.
In June 2016, Jill W said:
"I have to say after two long years today I finally passed my test... Graham has been an absolute diamond made me feel so relaxed and totally at ease on every lesson... Very professional and high quality standard of teaching I would highly recommend graham to anyone of any age who is looking for a driving instructor thank you once again graham xxx Jill"
After being told most of my life I can't do, I won't do i have finally put wrong the doubters thanks to Graham and GDT team who helped me gain my pass certificate. Graham is a patient, friendly, funny but sometimes sarcastic (lol) driving instructor who gave me the complete confidence to pass my test. We had many giggles along the way and put me straight at ease in my very first lesson. I thank the GDT team who will go out of the way to help. I would truly recommend GDT to anyone they are very patient and friendly. I'd like to thank the whole GDT team especially Graham for giving me the confidence I never had and a new lease of life cheers guys xx
Graham is aFAB instructor! Really patient and shows you methods to make learning to drive much more simple. I am a massive worrier and Graham managed to help me stop stressing all the time! Would highly recomend!! :)
Reply from Get Driving Today: Thanks for the review, a pleasure to teach enjoy your driving
I was a bit nervous when I first started my driving lessons, but Graham put me at ease from my very first lesson. Graham was recommended to me by some family members, who he also helped get through their tests. I would highly recommend Graham to any other people who want to learn to drive, thanks Graham for teaching and helping me pass my test.
Thank you very much to Sharon for teaching me to drive and getting me through my test first time! Very patient and she is so friendly and easy to get on with. Couldn't of asked for a better instructor. I would definitely recommend! Thanks a lot.
I have just passed my test first time today with graham he was so patient and motivated me into wanting to pass and always gave me constructed feedback which I have learned from. If for any reason I couldn't make a lesson due to work he made sure he could fit me or he worked around it so I didn't miss out. He explained everything clearly and always checked my understanding by going over it again on my next lesson. I would highly recommend graham if you are looking for a driving instructor I defiantly couldn't of done it without him and I just want to say thank you.
Passed my test today with graham and he was such a patient,enthusiastic instructor I could ask for better he put up with all my stupid questions and was definitely the best instructor in bury!! Thanks graham! X
I spent 8 years trying to learn how to drive, I went threw many driving instructors and none suited me, I suffer with bipolar disorder and severe anxiety and this makes it difficult for me with new people in new situations but then I came across GDT and graham made me feel comfortable straight away, he was relaxed and completely understanding when I explained my condition and this put me at ease. It was a very long journey from me starting with Graham about a year and a half and he never once gave up on me or lost his enthusiasm for the lessons in fact he did everything he could to make things as comfortable as he could for me. There isn't possibly a way I could express how grateful I am to graham for being such an amazing instructor and I know if it wasn't for him I would not have gone on to pass my test. I would highly recommend GDT to anybody looking to start driving as I have done many times already, in my opinion Graham goes above and beyond for everyone he teaches and this is what makes him and GDT so special!
Reply from Get Driving Today: Thanks Rachel - and its fantastic to hear that you are already driving around making the most of your new driving licence. A pleasure to teach.
So happy I've passed my test today thanks to Sharon Ashurst. She has been a brilliant instructor lovely and calm and made me feel at ease when I was nervous. I would defiantly recommend her to everyone. Thankyou Sharon!
Just a quick Thankyou for today I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st lesson with you. You made me feel comfortable and at ease which I never felt with my previous instructor I'm actually looking forward to next weeks lesson thanks again
I couldn't have wished for a better instructor than Graham! You've been really patient and calm even with my excessive 'ploughing'! I can now go to uni with one less thing to worry about! Thank you sooo much Graham! You're the best! :D :D :D
Have recently been out with Graham on the #driveforjosh charity event, in which "experienced" drivers re-take their driving test in the aide of the Joshua Wilson brain tumour charity. Despite the 13 years experience I have clocked up behind the wheel I managed to fail on some really eye opening things. Would recommend people to have a refresh once in a while (in fact it should be compulsory). Graham is a picture of calmness, if he's still in the game in 12 years I'll send me daughter out with him. :)
"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...