From the get go Steve was a very calming influence on me. I'd tried with a different instructor previously and failed 4 times. I had lost all of confidence in my ability to drive, let alone pass the test! A friend who had passed with Pelican recommended Steve to me specifically because of the personal, caring way he ran the lessons. Once i started learning with Pelican my confidence grew and grew and i started to actually enjoy driving which i never thought i would! Endlessly patient, Steve knew how to get the best out of me with no judgement or pressure. I enjoyed the lessons and chatting with Steve. I can't thank him enough for making me a safe, calm driver. I will definitely be recommending Pelican. Thank you so much!
In April 2015, Anne M said:
I had taken one driving test before changing instructors and I found Pelican on the internet as a local driving school and after reading some really positive reviews and comments on the Facebook page decided to make contact. Steve replied to my enquiry really quickly and offered me a first lesson to see if we got along and give me honest feedback on how many lessons I would need. My previous instructor had been unreliable and I had been left weeks between lessons which hindered my progress, due to work I was hoping to find an instructor who could offer weekend lessons.Steve was always completely reliable,on time, ensured I had a lesson every week and always offered me the opportunity to have Saturday lessons if he had cancellations. There was never any pressure to buy lessons in chunks. My lessons would be focused on practicing what I needed to strengthen and what I wanted to cover the lessons where tailored to my needs and allowed me to develop and build my confidence.Steve is a lovely,friendly and chatty person who is great to talk to and always remembers previous conversations you've had. I cannot thank Steve enough for the help and support he gave me, he was always really clear in his explanations of things, he was completely calm, relaxed,positive and encouraging. I couldn't have felt more prepared before taking my test. Thanks again!
A huge thank you to Steve for getting Luke through his driving test. His professional approach to the lessons was exceptional and he has taught Luke to be a first rate driver. Thank you once again Steve
In September 2014, Ellis N said:
Steve & the team behind Pelican have, in a nutshell basically changed my life! After a four year gap in driving lessons and having moved out of London in that time, I still felt unsure every time I got behind the wheel - a result of an over opinionated ex-instructor & the doubt that it could do it, made driving continuously feel alien. And I dreaded every lesson.
With the expected due date of my 2nd child fast arriving, I knew this time I had to put all my driving demons behind me & hit the road, - taking the pressure/burden off my wife!
Almost immediately Steve made feel at ease & calm - installing confidence straight away. This continued throughout our 4 months of lessons (usually 2hrs every 2 weeks seemed to do the trick for me once I'd got some form of mojo going). The banter was always upbeat & interesting (which obviously helps!) & Steve has an incredible memory for previous chats you may have skimmed across! Most importantly, the lessons taught me so much more than what I'd learnt previously.
Suddenly things were starting to click & I no longer felt like I was just basically riding my luck. I was beginning to believe (alright I know that sounds a bit over the top, but you get my drift!). Another string in Steve's bow, was how he simplified all the techniques/manoeuvres. The dreaded 'reverse around the corner' & 'parallel parking' (not forgetting the simplified bay parking that was briefly taught but wasn't a priority as it wouldn't be on a test in Stevenage!) the way that these could be broken down into such straight forward procedures was fantastic - especially compared to the hell on wheels experience previously found in London. It made sense.
So tonight I raise a glass to Steve (& Pelican) & all those that are starting out as I passed 1st time earlier this afternoon. Thank you so much, see you on the lost highway! Ellis
In September 2014, Kate A said:
The 'perfect' driving school! Steve was patient and kind and helped me get over any confidence issued I had, previously. I had tried other driving schools in the area and they were nowhere near as attentive and caring as Pelican. STRONGLY recommend them!
In September 2014, Jake T said:
I really enjoyed the lessons and when it came to the exam I felt well prepared and therefore confident
In August 2014, Beatrice S said:
Pelican is a really good driving school, I enjoyed every lesson and Steve was incredibly patient with me. He's very welcoming and friendly, and I'm going to miss the lessons. I had a lot of fun and the teaching style is very good, I previously learnt with another school and much prefer Steve's way of teaching.
In August 2014, Faith C said:
Steve was a brilliant Instructor. He was patient professional and friendly. He believed in me even when I didn't. And just when I'd given up hope of ever passing I found pelican school of motoring and passed!
In August 2014, Grace R said:
Pelican provided a clear way for me to learn the key points and build my confidence before my test exceeding my expectations.
In July 2014, Stephen B said:
Pelican are excellent value for money. The instructions are always clear and all pupils receive a first class service. Highly recommended.
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