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"Thanks again for the 3 hour lesson last Friday which I feel has given me back my confidence. As well as learning the multi lane and spiral roundabouts, I gained quite a lot of experience in general from yourself. My only regret is that I didn't come to you last October when I started my refresher lessons, but will recommend you to anyone looking for driving lessons or refreshers in the future."
"Having just passed my test first time, my overriding feeling was that it would not have been possible without Gillian. Her tutoring is completely bespoke, thorough and solution driven. Gillian herself is extremely experienced, phenomenally patient and incredibly nice, which makes lessons much easier and always worthwhile. Big thanks to Gillian and Ready2Pass Driving School."
"Great advice and tips that boost the chances of passing your test."
"I had a great time learning to drive with Gillian. She was always friendly and supportive and I can't imagine learning with anyone else. I would wholeheartedly recommend her."
"Thank you so much for all your help and support over the last year and for making me feel at ease and having faith in me when I didn't believe I could do it. I would highly recommend you, you made me feel at ease and even when I made mistakes it didn't matter to you. You definitely made my anxiety issues easy to deal with, in fact they weren't even there."
"Gillian was an extremely patient, calm and reassuring instructor. She always boosted my confidence and took the time to make sure I was comfortable with what I was doing! She was excellent in ensuring safety and enjoyment in every lesson. She is a very friendly lady who puts time and effort into every one of her students. I have recommended her to my friends and those who have started to learn have taken my advice! They enjoy learning with her as much as I did! I couldn't fault her, would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to drive. I will miss my lessons with her."
"It's been great learning with Gillian, allowing me to learn at my own pace, enabling me to pass first time. A very patient instructor, I'm going to miss our weekly chats and I'm very thankful to have had Gillian as a driving instructor."
"After struggling with nerves behind the wheel, Gillian gave me the confidence to continue to learn to drive and pass my test. I would recommend Gillian to anyone wishing to learn to drive. She is really patient and always encouraging with a positive attitude, and she will even make you laugh at times. Thank you Gillian."
"You've been a really good teacher and have always pushed me on but also made me feel very comfortable. You've also been very supportive, especially when tests haven't gone right. Thanks for everything"
"Many thanks to Gillian, great driving instructor, very thorough! Passed my test in 10 lessons and couldn't have done it without her."
"After having a poor first experience with driving instructors, I'm very glad I chose to learn with Ready2Pass. The process was then quick and painless, even allowing me to pass first time. Thank you!"
"I am so pleased I decided to learn to drive with Gillian. I was nervous to begin with but Gillian was so patient and really put me at ease. She always took the time to tailor lessons to suit my needs and abilities and was very thorough with lots of handy tips to help me along the way! After passing my test first time, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Gillian for anyone learning to drive."
"I found Ready2Pass after being left terrified of driving by an awful instructor I had through a large driving school about 8 years earlier. After my first lesson with Gillian, I found I actually enjoyed it. She lets you learn at your own pace, always finds something positive to say and makes sure you’re a safe driver and completely ready before booking your test. She is super organised and very accommodating in terms of lesson times, and great company. I think if I hadn't found the right teacher I would have given up on driving altogether; instead, I have now passed and am recommending Gillian to anyone who is looking to learn."
"Thank you so much for teaching me to drive and helping me to pass my test first time. I really appreciate all the extra hours you gave me, I couldn't have done it without your help."
"Just to say a big thank you for taking me on at short notice and getting me through my test. Recommend to anyone - best instructor I've had!"
"Great instructor and a lovely woman."
"Gillian is a very friendly and patient instructor who always made me feel comfortable. Her lesson planning was brilliant and due to me gaining a Christmas job, she was very accommodating if I needed to change a lesson. I would highly recommend Ready2Pass as Gillian's expertise helped me to pass first time."
"I've really enjoyed my lessons, thank you for being so patient. I never thought I'd pass first time but due to your great teaching, I did."
"Gillian is a great teacher, I really enjoyed my lessons with her and will miss our weekly conversations! She's friendly and organised and has taught me not only to pass my test but also to become a confident and safe driver. I would really recommend Gillian to anyone!"
"After 6 years of struggling to pass my driving test, and a massive set back, I had lost the will to drive. Gillian took me on at short notice and did more for my driving in 6 hours than any driving school had done in 6 years! Nerves - sorted, technique - sorted, theory - sorted. Thank you so much."
"Gillian is an excellent driving instructor who has a lot of patience and is determined to make you a safe and good driver. She is such a friendly lady and I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to drive."
"Learning to drive with Gillian has been an absolute pleasure. I came to Gillian after having failed tests previously (no need to mention how many) and I was not a confident driver at all. Very quickly, driving with Gillian became a very enjoyable experience. She was patient and encouraging as well as extremely friendly and professional. I passed on my first attempt since starting lessons with Gillian. I will definitely be recommending her to all my friends."
"Gillian is a fantastic instructor and I would highly recommend her! I had had previous lessons elsewhere but 7 years prior. I restarted learning at the end of October 2013 and I passed my test by February! She is calm and reassuring and advises on aspects that you need to work on in your next lesson. Whilst learning I was pregnant, and Gillian was very accommodating to my needs, offering weekend hours rather than having lessons after work. I would like to thank Gillian for helping me pass my test and once again would recommend her to anyone. I will miss my weekly lessons with her!"
"Ready2Pass Driving School was definitely the right driving school to pick. There was always a very patient and friendly atmosphere when learning to drive. Gillian goes with your pace of driving and doesn't rush you into anything too quickly. Overall , very good! I passed so they must be doing something right."
"I just want to say how happy I am with the driving lessons I got from Gillian. I've been driving for several years in the USA and needed to take the driving test here so I could switch to a UK licence, but I knew I needed a bit of help before diving into the actual test. Since I was going to be doing a few lessons anyway I decided I might as well learn to drive a manual while I was at it. Gillian was a great instructor; very patient, kind and easy to get on with. She never got annoyed or told me off, and I always felt at ease in the car with her. I'm happy to say that her teachings have paid off, as I passed my test on my first try (with only two minor faults!) Thanks for all your help Gillian! Couldn't have done it without you!"
"When I started learning to drive with Gillian I was nervous and had little confidence. Gillian helped me build my confidence and believe anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Using a variety of methods, patience and encouragement Gillian taught me about the road and how to drive. I can't thank Gillian enough for everything, most of all helping me pass. I would highly recommend Gillian and will miss our lessons."
"I just want to say thank you very much. I feel very happy for passed my driving test today. You are absolutely fantastic instructor. You made me understand more and more even my English isn't good but you tried very hard to help me to passed first time. You made my dreams come true!"
"Gillian was a brilliant instructor. I decided to get some refresher lessons after a long hiatus from driving. She soon assessed my ability and understood how to progress in my lessons. I felt like every lesson I was learning. I took my practical test when I was confident, and passed. I couldn't be more thankful to Gillian. Simply a great instructor with a wealth of knowledge."
"It was great learning to drive with Gillian. She is friendly, thorough and spending time learning with her every week was a genuine pleasure."
"Gillian is a very patient and accommodating instructor with a depth of knowledge she isn't afraid to share. With her guidance I managed to get through my driving lessons to pass first time quickly. I would recommend Gillian as an instructor to anyone looking to learn to drive. Thank you Gillian!"
"Thank you very much for teaching me to drive. It has been very worthwhile. I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and have looked forward to each lesson each week."
"The reason I decided to drive with Gillian was because of the fantastic testimonials that previous pupils had left, so I'm very glad to add to them now! Gillian is patient and a brilliant teacher, as well as great company. Thank you so much."
"I'll miss my lessons with Gillian! She is organised, super patient and has a good laugh! She makes every lesson different and interesting. I couldn't have passed my test without her!"
"Gillian is a great instructor who is friendly and very patient. Gillian was strongly recommended by a close friend. She didn't let me down."
"I have so much to thank Gillian for, I don't know where to start! I came to Gillian having already failed with another instructor. Fair to say I was not confident at all with my manoeuvres! But Gillian was so patient, encouraging and her great techniques made a huge difference in such a short period of time. Not only was Gillian an amazing instructor but also a very good friend ... one I got on very well with. Such a lovely woman who is a great listener and always easy to talk to. I will miss my lessons with her and recommend her to everyone."
"Gillian is a great instructor - I'd recommend her to anyone. She got me through my test first time and believed in me all the way, even though I didn't believe in myself. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor."
"I did driving with a driving instructor this time last year and found it really hard with him. I lost my confidence and was always upset after lessons. I came across Gillian and from my first ever lesson I knew there would be light at the end of the tunnel. Every lesson was worth it and when I got assessed on the test day I nearly gave the examiner a heart attack by screaming with joy and crying at the same time. Thanks Gillian."
"Gillian is a great teacher. She is really friendly, patient, super organised and has some great gadgets! I will miss our weekly chats."
"I decided to take lessons with Gillian from Ready2pass after a terrible experience with my first instructor, whom I found to be impatient and not the best at explaining certain aspects of driving.
Gillian was a Godsend, exactly what I needed. Incredibly patient and put me at ease right away. She would make sure that I understood everything, if necessary by using different methods to explain ( I loved the magnetic board), rather than gloss over subjects hoping that I’d grasped it.
Whenever I was doubting myself, Gillian would pep me up and give me the confidence to go on. Much to my surprise and delight I passed first time!
I’ll miss my lessons and I couldn't recommend Gillian highly enough!"
"Gillian is thoughtful and encouraging and has the patience of a saint. If she can get me through, she can get anyone through."
"I had been trying (and failing) to drive for a good three years until this year and had almost given up on ever being able to drive, but thankfully I came across Gillian and I have finally passed my test - I could not be happier! I'd like to thank you very much for all our lessons Gillian - you have always been very patient, understanding and kind and that has calmed me down a lot whilst driving. On top of that - you taught me more about the road than I think I'd learnt in 3 years altogether! Thank you very very much for everything."
"I have really enjoyed every lesson that Gillian gave me. She gave me confidence and never lost faith in me. Gillian works hard and supports her students as much as she can and I'm so happy that I passed first time!"
"Learning to drive with Gillian was a great experience. My lessons were catered to concentrate on areas I struggled with and in turn this built my confidence. Previously I have had lessons with other instructors but Gillian was by far the best, hence me passing first time at Longbenton."
"I really enjoyed driving with Gillian and found her style of teaching really worked for me. I found the feedback at the end of every lesson especially helpful – being able to see my progress in black and white was a real incentive. Thanks for all your hard work!"
"After starting off my lessons with a different instructor who was pressuring me and made me feel nervous to drive, I found Gillian who made my lessons exciting and interesting. She made me feel comfortable and made driving seem a lot easier that what I first thought! Altogether I loved all of my lessons and never once felt scared. Teaching me to really drive, not just to pass my test!"
"For me, driving wasn't something I was all that keen on doing, until I had a change of heart and decided I needed to drive rather than wanted to. Gillian totally understood this and helped me with my nerves and my negative attitude to make me believe in myself and become more confident. Gillian is a lovely lady and so easy to get along with. I"ll miss our chats."
"After failing couple of drive test I believed I'm horrible driver and didn't want to drive the car at all. I've decided to try one more time and booked lesson with Gillian. She is great teacher and I'll really miss our lessons and I'm so happy that I have gave another try. I'd recommend Gillian te everyone!"
"A big, massive thank you for the lovely lessons and for being a super teacher."
"The best driving instructor in the world. If she can teach me, she can teach anyone!"
"I wasn't a naturally confident driver, but thanks to Gillian's calm and supportive manner, I passed my test first time - an achievement I didn't even think I was capable of! I'd definitely recommend Ready2Pass to anyone wanting to be taught to drive by a caring, considerate and patient instructor."
"I'll definitely miss my lessons with Gillian, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ready2Pass to anyone thinking of learning to drive. I found Gillian to be very supportive and encouraging; she pushed me when I needed it and really helped to improve my confidence. Gillian really cares about her pupils and often puts herself out to help them; she even took me out on a Sunday when our weekday lesson had to be cancelled. She also has loads of cool gadgets!! Thanks Gillian!"
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Gillian. She is a very caring, compassionate and kind woman. I will be recommending her to all my friends as she simply is the best. I will dearly miss my lessons with Gillian and I wish her the best success with her business."
"I was lucky to have a driving instructor like Gillian; she was very supportive of me all the time and personally I think she's a great person. Thank you Gillian, you are a fantastic driving instructor."
"I thought it was easy learning with Gillian and it was very relaxed when I was learning to drive"
"Choosing to learn to drive through Ready2Pass was the best decision I have ever made. I will truly miss my lessons with Gillian as she is such a nice, caring and patient person. Through Gillian's kind words and dedication I managed to pass my driving test 1ST TIME! I was thrilled with both my result and Gillian's efforts she had to put into helping me, she made sure I was confident in all aspects of driving . I would without a doubt recommend anyone who is thinking about learning to drive to give Gillian a call and I'm sure like me you won't regret it. Gillian's helped me build my confidence in the driver's seat and helped me to believe anything is possible when you put your mind to it. I honestly couldn't have done it without Gillian's help."
"Gillian of Ready2pass is a very friendly and a very good instructor who uses her own time to make sure her pupils are getting the most for their money. She puts everything across in a very easy, understandable way and she puts herself out to make sure you are going to pass."
"Just a few lines to say I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive and ultimately passing my test with you. Not once did I dread going out on a lesson with you, as you made me feel so at ease and relaxed when I was in the car with you. You explained everything in depth so I understood what I was doing and what was expected of me. You were not only my driving instructor but a friend I looked forward to going out with every Monday. I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone wishing to learn to drive."
"I would just like to say thank you to my amazing driving instructor Gillian Downs. She pushed me when I needed it and was calm when I lost my cool. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn to drive."
"A good, supportive driving instructor. Very helpful and always there to answer any questions."
"Our lessons weren't boring and stressful like I had with other instructors - I had really good times and I'll miss our lessons. They weren't the easiest sometimes, but I enjoyed them and we still managed to have a good laugh."
"Patient and organised, Gillian is able to adapt her method of teaching to suit the individual. Every lesson was well structured and tailored to my individual requirements. An exceptionally skilled driving instructor who I highly recommend and who always went the extra mile for me."
"As a very nervous driver, when I first came to Gillian at 27 I honestly thought I would never be able to drive. Gillian has seemingly unending patience, support and belief. Through structured lessons and support I managed to pass my test within 6 months of my first lesson. Thank you Gillian."
"Its been a fun and enjoyable learning experience and I would highly recommend Gillian to anyone looking to learn with a friendly instructor."
"Thank you so much for everything. I have really enjoyed driving with you and think you're an absolutely fantastic instructor."
"To have Gillian for my instructor has been an absolute pleasure. As a nervous driver she's kept me at ease and made sure that I was 100% ready before I took my test which I passed first time. I would definitely recommend Gillian to anyone - she's a fantastic instructor with all the patience in the world and has made me now a very confident driver. Thanks Gillian."
"My experience with Gillian of Ready2Pass Driving School has been nothing but positive. She gave me the confidence, support and encouragement I needed to pass first time! I would recommend Gillian to anyone."
"I found Gillian very patient and easy to get along with, and very encouraging."
"Thank you for everything you have done to help me pass, and thanks for your time and effort. I will miss my lessons with you."
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