Friday, 22 March 2019
Colin was a fantastic driving instructor which was expected as I am the third person in my family to learn with him. He was very patient and flexible with his lessons, particularly when I was nearing my test date. He encouraged me to choose what I felt less confident about and he allowed me to practise these things. We covered many routes around Tunbridge Wells which ensured that I knew what to expect when it came to my driving test. We practised the main routes as well as the tricker routes. Colin was friendly throughout and I would definitely recommend him to a friend! Olivia. Tonbridge.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Colin Dawes was an incredibly instructor! With his friendly approach, driving was stress-free and focused. Especially as the time got closer to the test, Colin was extremely supportive and constructive. He has taught both my sister and I, where we both passed our practical and theory tests first time with very little minors. I would recommend Colin to anyone who is ready to enjoy driving, in a relaxed environment in order to be focused, aware and calm on the roads, where you are given all the knowledge on driving and are able to problem solve.
Thank you Colin! Stephanie. Tunbridge Wells.
Saturday, 16 March 2019
I was thrilled to pass my driving test first time with 3 minor's and really enjoyed learning to drive with my instructor john. He was patient and explained everything clearly. I would definitely recommend john to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Rachel. Redhill.
Monday, 4 March 2019
Raj lets you learn at your own pace and seems to know when to push you to achieve your potential and when to give you space to learn from experience. I would recommend him to anyone who is apprehensive about being on the road as I don’t think many instructors would be as patient as he has been with me, thanks Raj! Helen, Horsham.
Monday, 18 February 2019
It took me 20 years to get around to do my driving licence. I have been very lucky to find John Mell at L Plates Driving School. I was feeling lost and uncertain after using a previous driving school, but John gave me all the support and confidence I needed to pass my driving test. It wasn’t just the practical lessons, but L Plates also provide a range of study materials and driving notes. The online study was easy and practical as I could do it in any free time.
I have been very lucky to do my driving with John and I can’t praise him enough. I’m dyslexic so needed additional support, John was a fabulous instructor who was able to keep me calm, he was always prompt and well organised for the lessons, tracking my progress and working out my weaknesses. Aneta. Redhill.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Raj is an excellent instructor.... Very patient and highlighting points of my driving where I need to work on, his tips and guidance paid off. I passed my test with only 2 minors. He gives you lots of reference points which is very helpful. I found his teaching style honest, fun and helpful and will forever be grateful for helping me and encouraging me to become a confident driver. Nithya. Horsham.
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
John was an exceptional instructor. He helped me to keep calm in challenging situations, and showed a lot of confidence in my driving. It was easy to learn from John as he was very clear with his instructions and offered lots of help, and he had plenty of patience with me whenever I struggled with anything. Would definitely recommend L Plates, especially John Leeming in the Eastbourne area. Matthew. Hailsham.
Monday, 28 January 2019
I had the pleasure of having John Mell as my driving instructor. John has exceptional mentoring skills (he is a former deputy head of an infants school) and very amiable personality. Very professional, methodical, mindful, composed, kind and willing to help and accommodate your needs, certainly going an extra mile with me on many an occassion. I am sorry for being so demanding customer with him, as my nerves often got the better of me and John certainly rose up to the challenge when that happened. I hope that his future students will prove less challenging than me. Thanks to John's perseverence and the above mentioned qualities I managed to become a confident driver and pass my driving test. I look forward to cruising the roads of Redhill and beyond! Joanna. Redhill.
Monday, 7 January 2019
Passed my test second time, terry was a brilliant instructor very helpful and made me feel at ease behind the wheel would definitely recommend for anyway wanting to learn automatic. Tasha. Brighton.
Thursday, 6 December 2018
I had Frank Judah as an instructor and he was amazing! I felt very calm and relaxed the whole time I was learning with him, which is amazing as I am a very nervous person. Frank would understand the best way to help you and he made it a very enjoyable experience for me. Definitely worth the money and the high quality of driving I have now gotten to. Passed my test 1st time thanks to him, I would 100% recommend! Shania. Worthing.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
First I want to thanks to my intructor colin and L plate. An amazing company. Colin dawes is a great person and a very nice teacher. He always understand me. Having so much patient and very calm. I was doing so manay mistake. He teach me very well. I definetly recomment L plate. Zarina. Tonbridge.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Jim was excellent instructor. He was very calm and patient. Taught me everything I needed to know for the exam and even more. I asked him multiple questions about what happens after I get my driving license and he was very helpful. He was never later for our classes and also was very flexible with the times of our classes. Also, he made the lessons enjoyable as we were having conversations. Overall, great experience. Definitely recommend him. Tidzhani. Brighton.
Friday, 16 November 2018
Giles gave me the best experience I possibly could of had. He didn't rush things with me, he made sure that I understand and could completr the areas before moving onto a new one. Giles is also one of the friendly people I now and you can easy get along with him. Thanks you so much Giles for a great experience. Myles. Horsham.
Very good instructor that explained everything clearly whilst not being at all boring. Helpful advice and use of diagrams to explain both maneuvers and complex roundabouts.Lewis. Haywards Heath.
Colin Dawes is such an amazing teacher, he makes everything looks simple and stress free. He's not just a driving instructor, but a friend and a mentor. Thanks a million Colin. Naa. Tonbridge.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
First of all I’d like to say a big thanks to John Mell and L Plates for teaching me to drive. I had a fantastic experience while learning and with me being a nervous individual, the very calm and helpful John helped me through and achieve success. Already Recommended to a friend!! Thanks again! Jake. Redhill.
Saturday, 3 November 2018
I would recommend Colin and L-Plates to anyone who wants to learn good driving. Colin is an exceptional teacher. He was very calm and understood my fear and nervousness. He was always very encouraging and worked patiently on all my shortfalls before deciding when I was ready to give the Test. He is very understanding and good in arranging classes and provideTs the flexibility whenever required. Thankyou Colin for all the support. Roma. Tonbridge.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Great driving instructor in Terry Beardsley.. I gave confidence and knowledge on how to drive which I didn't get from my previous instructor.. Had few lessons with Terry Beardsley, and here I am, a successful and a qualified driver.. I am very happy. John. Brighton.
I would like to say a big thank you to Jon and L Plates helping me pass my driving test. I have learnt a lot while having Jon as my instructor. He was knowledgeable, reliable and very helpful. I was especially impressed when Jon took me back as a student after I took time off from learning.
I highly recommend anyone to use L Plates as a driving school. Farai. Shoreham.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Having started some driving lessons roughly 10 years ago, I needed to start again not really knowing my experience levels. I started again with Frank who was able to quickly assess my performance and take me through everything I needed to know. He was very thorough, patient and vastly experienced to handle every situation of learning to drive. I can’t recommend him and L Plates highly enough. Thank you! Ben. Worthing.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
I started driving lessons eight months ago and was originally with another local instructor in a manual car. I didn’t enjoy driving and was stressed from the start to finish of each lesson, I wanted to give up learning and thought my dreams of driving around in flashy Lambo where gone forever….. But then a knight in a white Kia Picanto appeared!! he saved me from a life of stagecoach buses!! No more would I be battling the British weather or bribing my other half to pick me up a Mcflurry!
I decided to switch to an automatic and it was the best decision I ever made!. I came across Mark Napier after trying to locate an affordable automatic driving instructor that could work lessons around my full time job and two small children, it was meant to be! Mark is a fantastic driving instructor and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He is extremely patient and understanding and also explained things in a way that even my little old brain could understand! I finally started to enjoy driving and felt determined to continue learning. After taking lessons with Mark for 4 months I passed my test first time! I couldn’t have done it without him as my instructor and I’m extremely grateful for all his hard work.
If you’re after an amazing instructor he’s your guy! Jo. St. Leonards.
Friday, 12 October 2018
I tried manual lessons when I was 18 and hated every moment of it. It took me years and years (14 years to be precise) to finally pluck up the courage to try automatic. And I have to say it was the best decision I've made in my life so far! I finally feel free and have more confidence in myself. I can take my two beautiful children out and have fun. None of this would ever had been possible without the amazing Terry. Driving with Terry was like meeting up with a friend. He is such a fantastic guy, so easygoing and soooo funny! We had a lot of laughs. He made me feel so at ease with everything. I managed to pass my test 1st time with only two faults. I have never felt prouder of myself! But the only down side is I miss seeing Terry :( I still see him regularly driving around on lessons but it's not the same. So Terry if you read this, I miss you dude. Hope the family and Leo are being good to you. Thank you so much for everything. I bet you secretly miss my "sound effects!" Haha. See you around, gimme a toot :) Xx. Maryann. Lancing.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Thank you to my brilliant instructor Colin for helping me pass my test! Arranging lessons with Colin was easy as he was very organised and quick to respond. The lessons themselves were well-paced and planned to help me learn and improve in the best way possible. Sometimes I was nervous or not very confident but Colin believed in my ability to drive and always remained patient and calm no matter how many times I made a mistake. I would definitely recommend Colin and L Plates Driving School to anyone thinking of learning to drive. Thank you again Colin for all of your help and advice! Joseph. Tunbridge Wells.
Friday, 28 September 2018
Raj is an excellent instructor, very patient and reliable! Would highly recommend! I’ve past my test today with only 3 minors! Steward. Horsham.
Sunday, 16 September 2018
I would like to thank my instructor Raj who has been friendly, encouraging and very professional at teaching me to drive. I felt well prepared and confident to take my test which I passed. Harrison. Crawley.
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Frank has been a fantastic instructor, I was a very nervous driver but he made me feel confident to the point I was able to pass my driving test. He is a very patient person. Joanna. Worthing.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
I learnt how to drive with Mark Napier, he was punctual, polite and very professional. I learnt with him before I left for uni and he allowed me to learn with him as I returned home. It may have taken a few years to build up my confidence in driving but I couldn’t have done it without him. Thank you L plates. Summa. Hastings.
I first started lessons with L plates driving school in 2015 and had around 20 hours of lessons with Colin Dawes, he teaches really well and is a extremely friendly instructor who will turn you into a fantastic driver. I stopped doing lessons because of personal problems but came back to him in may 2018 because I wanted to start learning again, On the first lesson back everything came back to me and colin made sure we covered everything for my test. Genuinely the best instructor I've come across. Would definitley recommend L plates and colin to a friend. James. Tunbridge Wells.
After attempting to learn to drive with another driving school around a year ago but having to give up as my nerves and anxiety got the better of me, I felt deflated knowing I’ve given up before, and extremely nervous getting in Terrys car for the first time. He quickly put me at ease and said to me this will change your life for the better I promise. Something that stuck with me! Terry is a brilliant driving instructor and I genuinely feel I couldn’t of got through this without his expertise and patience. Considering I was extremely fearful behind the wheel, I started to learn in February and had passed by July! Something I never ever thought would happen. If you think you can’t do it, trust me, you can! I will never be able to thank him enough for all his hard work but this review will have to do! Thank you Terry! Chelcie. Brighton.
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
I would like to give big thankyou to my instructer Mark Napier who was very friendly , encouraging and what else can I describe, just super teacher to have. I would highly recommend Mark from L Plate for learner drivers who wants to gain confidence in safe driving quickly and pass the test 1st /2nd time. Sabina. Hastings.
Thankyou to John leeming for making me feel at ease when doing my driving lessons I’m quite a nervous person and he made me feel comfortable and is a very encouraging person to have as a teacher, I would recommend John to anyone wanting to learn. He makes the lessons enjoyable rather than stressful even if your nervous. Thanks again. Lauren. Eastbourne.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Really friendly and went at a good pace so by the end I had confidence and felt very prepared for the test and what it was going to be like. Great experience! Michaela. Tunbridge Wells.
Monday, 2 July 2018
I learnt to drive with Colin Dawes on the recommendation of both a friend and my partner. I was very nervous and had never driven before but Colin was very calming and encouraging right from the start. The lessons were well paced and concepts clearly explained. Colin was very patient whenever I needed more practice of certain skills and built my experience and confidence up. I did not get the opportunity to practice outside of lessons but managed to pass the driving test first time last month. I would recommend Colin for any learners especially for anyone who is scared of driving. Since passing I have felt confident driving my children to activities. Thank you Colin! Emma. Tunbridge Wells.
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Tina Rixon, well… what can I say? An absolute diamond of teacher. Very thorough and very precise but so cool, calm and collected and very easy to get on with. I enjoyed being taught by Tina, she made things look very easy for me and we had a great laugh while doing it! I can't recommend her high enough. Thanks Tina and L Plates! Danny. Hailsham.
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
After countless lessons with other instructors which didn’t work out I finally found Tina!
She helped me finally reach my goal in passing my driving test.
Tina was a great teacher and very calm on our lessons making me feel confident in my ability to drive.
I honestly couldn’t have done it without her, I owe her everything! Alex. Eastbourne.
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Fantastic value for money and highly recommended for anyone looking to start driving. Many thanks to John Leeming who helped me pass first time. Julian. Eastbourne.
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Jim was an excellent instructor. Jim was so patient and kind through out. Taking time to explain things in a way which would help me to remember them. I found him purely through several people recommending him. Katie. Brighton.
Thursday, 7 June 2018
I found John Mell truly a gem of a person disciplined to the minutest detail when it comes down to the point of learning to drive. The biggest issue with learners like me is first to “unlearn” whatever we have learnt so far throughout our years of driving. This is where I found his focused devotion and logical approach in helping me first to get rid of bad reflexes.
Next comes his patience and care no matter how many times I made mistake he remained perfectly calm and composed. I further strengthened me in forgetting mistakes and focus ahead. This is very crucial as multiple things are going at the same time and if a learner just remain fixed at one mistake made, he or she cannot progress during actulndriving experience.
I give entire credit of my success to John Mell and wish him all th best in future and would love to train my son through him in coming days. Shahzad. Redhill.
I am really lucky to find John from L Plates Driving School. I definitely agree with previous review that said he has patience of a saint and nerves of steel. He made me confident behind the wheel with his easy step-by-step guidance of how to drive safely.
I was really impressed with how he took time to make a personalised notes and discuss it together on each and every single lesson, to ensure that we made progress as expected. He also made a 'battle plan' and did some mock tests before my practical test, using the 'favourite routes' used by the examiners in my area.
Thank you John, I wouldn't have passed my practical test without your help. You are an excellent driving instructor and I don't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs driving instructor! Rini. Reigate.
I would like to thank my amazing instructor john Mel for all the help and time very calm patient and knowledgeable instructor very ponctual I have been sooo lucky to have such an instructor thank you sooo much john for all your time your help and your instructions that made me pass my driving test first time with just 4 minors fault !!!!!i highly recommend john to everyone. Ilham. Redhill.
My experience with L plates and Mark Napier as my driving instructor was very positive. It has taken me a long time to reach this point as I wasn’t a ‘natural’ and I doubted at one point whether I would become a driver. Mark gave me the confidence and solid support to realise this goal and believe that I could. Gaining independence as a driver will make a big difference to all aspects of my life. Mark Napier was very professional and showed a lot of patience and understanding when I was nervous and having difficulty with driving manoeuvres and in general. I would highly recommend L Plates and Mark Napier as an instructor to anyone who is starting their driving journey. Samantha. Hastings.
I had a great instructor guiding me, really learnt a lot in a short amount of time and appreciate all his efforts with me helping me get through it, very calm and gives great advise. Many thanks to Jon!!??. Essa. Eastbourne.
My experience learning with L plates was brilliant, my instructor John Leeming was extremely good from the day I met him up until the day I passed. We covered everything needed in great time and covered anything I also wished to cover in more detail. Thanks for everything John! Elliot. Eastbourne.
I was really nervous about starting up my driving lessons after not doing a lesson for so long; however from a day one Mark made every lesson relaxed and supportive. I couldn’t thank Mark and L plates enough. I would really recommend Mark and L plates for anyone looking to get their licence. Sharon. Hastings.
I came to L plates after discontinuing lessons from another instructor as he was not patient at all, and made me feel worse about my driving. I found Ray Brewster at L plates who I learned with briefly, but he kindly referred me to Jim Eckford when he stopped covering my area. And what a great move this was!, as I finally found an instructor that was a perfect fit for teaching me to drive. Jim could not have been more patient and supportive. He understands learner behaviour, did not once become frustrated with me, and was kind, polite, and a great conversationalist on our journeys. He was also very flexible with duration of lessons and any pick up / drop off locations. Whilst I was chuffed I passed my test (passing on my 2nd attempt with 5 minors), it then dawned on me, I wouldn't have the positive weekly lessons and driving with Jim anymore :( If I had stayed with my first instructor I'm not sure I would enjoy driving as much as I do now. I naturally drive quite fast, and rather than knock it out of me, Jim would advise me and allow me to correct my speed, and encourage me to build up my speed in the right places. L Plates give you good information and booklets to help you pass (passed my theory on 1st attempt), and I'd 100% recommend Jim at L Plates for any learner, whether brand new, or like me, had a few lessons under your belt. Teresa. Hove.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
John Lemming was a fantastic instructor, very patient, kind and accommodating. I would definitely recommend to anyone learning to drive! I’ve had a great driving experience and i’m glad I learnt with John at L Plates. Thank you so much for your time John! Olivia. Eastbourne.
I was extremely nervous and, honestly, very reluctant to finally learn to drive as I had put it off for so many years, so I knew I was going to need an excellent instructor! Fortunately for me, in John Leeming from L Plates, that's exactly what I got! John is down-to-earth, friendly, funny and put me completely as ease from the start. He put up with my mini-meltdowns, my moaning about my life, and just kept me going. I will miss our lessons/therapy sessions! It is purely thanks to him that I kept calm and passed first time. So did my stepdaughter, who John had previously taught, and hopefully my stepson will also shortly be following in our shoes and giving John a family clean sweep! Thank you - you've actually changed my life. Amanda. Pevensey.
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Jim Eckford was my driving instructor. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He was patient, friendly and made me feel completely at ease from the get go. He never once turned up late or cancelled and was flexible with lessons to fit around my schedule. I passed first time which is a bonus and a testament to all the useful advice and mock tests he gave me. Thanks so much Jim and I look forward to doing Pass Plus! Eleanor. Brighton.
Today I passed with L plates and I couldn't be more happier. I had a fab instructor Tina who made my experience relaxing and very chilled. She is very patient and talked through each step helping me fully understand. Thank you Tina ??. Kirstie. Bexhill-on-Sea.