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 .👍👍👍...
Graham is an amazing, patient and funny instructor. After having 32 lessons with someone else and not learning anything i decided to look for another instructor, i stumbled onto grahams website and after reading his amazing reviews decided to get in touch. From the first lesson i was already learning new things and couldnt believe how much progress i made in such a short amount of time. He has a real gift for making you feel at ease and boosting your confidence, everytime i felt i couldnt do something he could instantly turn that around especially on test day. Wednesday morning became the highlight of my week and the only downside of passing is that ill miss his funny charm. I would recomend everyone to graham. He went beyond and above in my lessons
In October 2016, Mel Bennett Owen said:
After a year of driving I passed thanks to graham made me feel at ease and brought my anxiety down so thankyou
Graham is an amazing instructor and did a fantastic job of getting me ready for my driving test 3 weeks before we initially booked my test for. I couldn't have asked for more from him he gave up his Friday evenings with the wife for my lessons as it was the only time I could fit a driving lesson in around work and family. I recommend him to anyone looking to do there driving lessons and getting on the road , I feel he has given me great advice for my driving beyond my pass. Thank you graham for your hard work and getting me where I needed to be. Simon Taylor
In September 2016, Mick Mac said:
Graham was a great instructor. I past first time and didn't have that many lessons that just shows how good he is.Thanks again mate for doing such a great job with me and I will definitely recommend you to anyone
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"
In June 2016, Jill Woods 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.
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In June 2016 Sammie Rostron said
"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...