Just wanted to share my experience with Dave @ LDC Driving School
I've been trying to learn how to drive for a long time......I actually had to renew my provisional license! After moving around alot and trying to learn how to drive I had almost given up.
I decided to look into an intensive course in the Borders area and LDC came up on my Google search so I contacted the number online for my area
The website was great it gave me all the information about the course they offer and who your instructor was for that area. I didn't hesitate to get in touch with Dave and discuss things further. He gave me all the information about semi intensive and intensive courses and very quickly had me book my first lesson to assess my skill level.
After my first lesson with Dave he had already taken me further than where I'd been after 4 lessons with a previous instructor in the area so this immediately gave me the confidence I needed to push forward
On my next lesson I purchased my Workbook and DVD to start going through the semi intensive route with Dave. These tools are great for students who need that little bit extra before getting into the car every time. What I will say though is your in charge and you need to own organising the time to study before your lessons and listen to Dave if he wants you to study up on a certain area as this will be your next lesson so it works hand in hand.
Without the book and DVD Dave is still a fantastic driving instructor. He has alot of experience and has been the best instructor I've had over all the years I've been trying to pass (20 years)!! He is very patient and never loses faith in your ability to progress. He will always push you forward every lesson if you're learning fast so every lesson I had I would learn new skills and perfect the ones I had already practiced. He would always praise anything I done well which made me realise I was a good driver sooner than what I thought. If I had any issues we would always talk things through and he is very good at explaining things
Always very professional and on time. Communicated through text or calls which I found easy to manage and will always do his best to fit you in around his very busy schedule. Dave never let me down and I always knew I could rely on him.
Dave sorted my test date and made sure we had plenty time before hand to get lessons in and practice which put my mind at ease.
On my test day Dave was very good at keeping me calm beforehand going over things with me to make sure I was comfortable with all the aspects of the test. The book and DVD includes everything aswell.....and quite spookily some of the stuff was word for word how Dave would explain it so I feel this helped me loads as it was never one way in the book and a different way out on the road
Whilst driving during my test I could hear Daves voice in my head willing me around how to do things correctly and that is a sign of a great teacher.
I can't thank Dave enough for supporting me through the whole process from start to finish - He is an amazing driving instructor and LDC are very lucky to have him!!
I would highly recommend Dave to anyone who is looking to pass their driving test.
I'm a driving instructor in Galashields, Lauder, Gordon, Earlston, Kelso, Heiton, Melrose, St Bosswells, Selkirk, Jedburgh, Hawick and surrounding areas