Michelle was a fantastic instructor for me after struggling to work well with a more traditional instructor in past years. She understood the concerns I had and found ways to work through them with me in a way that never made me feel overwhelmed or scared. She was always encouraging and allowed me to choose what I wanted to work on, whilst also giving me the push I needed if I couldn’t decide what to do and advising me on what might be best. We had great fun and a lot of laughs, she was warm and friendly and I thought she had a great balance between having fun whilst also making sure that we were safe and I was clued up on the lesson at hand.
The LDC system was perfect for me as it let me choose what I wanted to learn at what times. I also had the choice of following along with the lessons outlined in the learning book if I wanted to. The learning book was extremely useful for me as I learn best by reading and preparing as opposed to learning as I go. The book allowed me to feel prepared going into each lesson as Michelle always coordinated and discussed with me what I wanted to do next time, giving me time to study up by watching or reading LDC’s guidelines. I benefited greatly from this as I found that with my previous instructor I never felt prepared, with them deciding what we were to learn which would make me extremely anxious. Michelle on the other hand put me in control and encouraged me to make the decisions about how my lessons would go.
I also found the feedback after every lesson extremely valuable and reassuring. Instead of just being told where I went wrong I was encouraged to reflect on the lesson and see what areas I could improve on. I was encouraged to explain and work through how I would make these improvements instead of just being told, which made me feel much more confident in my ability. Michelle always made me aware if she needed to take control of the car for any reason, something that my previous instructor didn’t do which caused a lot of my anxiety around starting lessons again. Michelle put me at ease from the first lesson and her up to date knowledge, and the detailed learning book and videos provided, helped me immensely.
I would highly recommend Michelle and the LDC system to all learners, especially those that are nervous about getting behind the wheel for the first time!
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