Testimonials

Kyle GILLESPIEKyle GILLESPIE
Mik pushes you out of your comfort zone
Mik is honest with you when you go wrong, but all critique is constructive. He knows what to say after you’ve made a mistake to set you back on track and to dispel any worries. Mik is always happy to answer any questions you might have. You have a say in what you would like to do in each lesson, which can help in addressing your weak areas. Mik pushes you out of your comfort zone in a safe and controlled way, which can make for a swift learning process. His patience has remained steadfast, though I’ve tested it thoroughly. The LDC workbook is useful when planning ahead for your next lesson and when reviewing anything you may have forgotten or unsure of. There is a good amount of information on the test too.

Lauren HUTCHISONLauren HUTCHISON
FIRST time pass with CLEAN sheet
I’ve really enjoyed learning to drive with Mik at LDC. He has been very calm, professional and thorough. He has provided me with excellent advice guidance and driving skills. Mik is a genuine people person makes you feel at ease straight away. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family, and having taught my older brother, I have no reservation in recommending him to teach my little brother when his time comes. I found the LDC resources theory test preparation online very useful for my Test. 

Marta VECCHIOMarta VECCHIO
1st Time Pass
When I first started driving, I constantly felt anxious and lacked confidence in my abilities. Mik is a good instructor, who helped me overcome my fears and believe more in myself. Having an instructor who was knowledgable and professional, but with a great sense of humour and easy to joke with, made the whole learning process much easier and relaxing. I recommend Mik for his excellent standards, maximum punctuality and flexibility. He has always accommodated me with my work and university schedules, making best use of the time available.

Jessica ROBSONJessica ROBSON
First Time Pass
Mik’s calm approach to his work, has been invaluable to easing my nerves about driving and help me not to overthink. Right from the beginning, Mik has made continued efforts to get to know what works best for me, and how I like to learn, which I really appreciated, given I didn’t always understand these things myself. Without the means to get Driving practice between lessons, it was vital that every lesson was meaningful and helped me make steps forwards. Mik certainly made sure this was the case. On top of all this Mik is a genuinely nice guy who has taken time to get to know me as a person, how I click and where Driving fits in the greater context of my life. It’s nice to have an instructor with my best interest at heart as opposed to being simply a name/number with a test to pass. Mik has been fantastic and I’ll certainly be recommending him to others.

Craig SWINNEYCraig SWINNEY
A true professional
Mik is an excellent Instructor, who guided me through the challenges of learning to drive with understanding and patience. He is a true professional who clearly communicated and demonstrated what was required to become a safe driver, and pass the UK driving test. Mik was always on time to our lessons and ensured the sessions were well organised in advance. He was also flexible when I needed to reschedule due to work commitments. It is clear to me that Mik holds himself to the highest of standards and is committed to the success and safety of his student drivers. It was a pleasure to learn to drive with Mik, and I would happily recommend him to my friends, family or colleagues. The LD system helped me to understand key concepts prior to my lessons and allowed me to track my progression as I reflected on my lessons and the positive and negative aspects of each drive with Mik. The workbook is well illustrated and proved especially useful in preparing me for my test. I am extremely happy to have passed FIRST TIME and I believe this is largely due to Mik's tuition and the LD system.

Tom KINSLEYTom KINSLEY
Fantastic First Time Pass
Mik has been an excellent Instructor. He has been patient and very helpful when I was first learning the basics of driving. He has continually encouraged me to learn and to study my theory aspects as well as all the practical lessons. He has, appropriately, challenged me and has always been supportive when I have struggled with some areas of the learning. Overall I have found him to be very helpful, experienced and motivational Instructor. The LDC workbook has been very useful too. It has allowed me to keep track of areas that I needed to work on as well as giving helpful information which gave me the ability to prepare in advance of lessons. I would highly recommend Mik to anybody wanting to learn how to drive.

Jenna KIDDJenna KIDD
Well Deserved 1st Time Pass
Mik has been a great Instructor. He was flexible with the lesson times, to work with my work schedule. He has been patient with me and helped me to work on my driving anxiety. He is very easy to get along with and creates a good atmosphere to learn in. I have also found the LDC workbook to be really helpful, especially with the driving test section and the show / tell me questions.

Natalia Diaz MayansNatalia Diaz Mayans
First Time Pass
I really liked how he explained things and found different ways to get me to understand the topic if I found it difficult. I also liked how he encouraged me to do my best and to eventually believe in myself and my abilities. I found the LDC workbook very helpful. I liked the way things were laid out and the quizzes at the the end of each topic. I also found the videos very helpful when I struggled to learn some of the manoeuvres.

Rebecca JOHNSTONE
Great Pass
After failing my driving test with two previous instructors, It knocked my confidence and I started to hate driving. I decided to start up again and I found Mik. I have learnt so much and my confidence has been boosted hugely ! I never thought I would actually enjoy driving or look forward to it, but Mik has changed that. I had a test booked close to my home town, so Mik was really flexible with timings and helped me gain enough confidence and experience in a short space of time to go home and pass my test. I would definitely recommend Mik to any learner, especially ones who are particularly nervous, as he is very patient and understanding. I think it is also important to add that Mik recognised that I was a nervous driver, but was reassuring throughout and helped me to not to take myself so seriously, which I think is very important when it comes to learning to drive.

Sydney SAMUEL
First Time Pass
Mik was a great Instructor; he was very considerate and very patient. Originally a very nervous driver, Mik continued to put me at ease which hugely improved my confidence. He continually reassured me with the elements of driving that I struggled with, allowing me to work on them as long as it took for me to become confident. He was always punctual and very adaptive with lesson timings. I would highly recommend Mik to anyone looking for an Instructor. I found the LDC workbook a great resource to read up on elements that I struggled with and helped to put me at ease when I was overthinking a manoeuvre. All of the resources proved very informative and a worthwhile inclusion to the learning process.

Olivia GillOlivia Gill
First Time Pass
Mik is very good at communicating and giving clear instructions. Also he is determined to make sure that I get things right, therefore he was really helpful giving me resources for my theory and practical tests. He is good at making sure that I knew the test criteria and the roads i could possibly have to drive on my test. He is firm on being 100% about everything and he will plan lessons based on what the learner wants to do, whilst helping and correcting any mistakes made. I found Mik very helpful in passing my test and would recommend him if anyone is looking to take any driving lessons.

Kathryn Thomas
Photo shy pass
I would recommend Mik to anyone learning to drive. I was a bit apprehensive in the beginning, having put off learning for a long time, but Mik instantly put me at ease by being a calm and friendly presence in lessons. He is straightforward with you when you have done something wrong and really takes the time to help you understand why it’s wrong and how you can do it better next time. He uses a number of different resources to illustrate his points, including showing your dash cam footage and pictures of roundabouts which I really appreciated. I also found the LDC online practice theory and hazard perception tests he provides particularly useful when I was preparing for my theory test. Mik has been very flexible and accommodating when it comes to booking lessons and the test and is always prompt for lessons, so he’s an ideal instructor for learners with busy schedules. I can’t thank you enough for all his support through this process .

Gary Woods-HennesseyGary Woods-Hennessey
First Time Pass
My driving instructor Mik helped me massively progress through my lessons He always made me concentrate and feel comfortable when I was taking my lessons, he always reassured me to go over my reading and notes from the LDC Driving Skills workbook, which has helped me to understand everything. I would recommend Mik to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Mik is a very understanding and helpful guy who listens to his students to ensure they understand everything.

Doa Acikgun Doa Acikgun
First time pass
I really enjoyed having Mik as an instructor. He was highly knowledgeable with regards to driving skills, the theory and what I needed to expect on test day. I made great progress with him and felt myself grow more confident in my driving ability after each lesson. Lessons were well structured and always tailored to focus on what I felt I needed to work on. Mik was great at putting me at ease and calming me down when I got nervous behind the wheel, which was really helpful in the lead up to my test. He has high standards and I felt that this combined with his candour and practical approach meant that I got the most out of my lessons, and I knew exactly what to do and what not to do on my test. The LDC workbook was a great resource, both during and outside of lessons. It contains everything I needed to prepare for the test both practically and theoretically. I found that the sections on show and tell me questions and the breakdown of the driving test, particularly helpful.

April Benacio-KissaApril Benacio-Kissa
A pass
Mik is an incredible instructor. Whilst learning on the road, he always reassured me that we would be safe. He is extremely patient and understanding which as a learner made me feel comfortable during my lessons. He was always on time and it’s very easy to get on with. He constantly reminded me to relate the things I learned on the road back to the LDC workbook. The activities in the workbook, not only help me understand what the aim of each of my lessons were, but made my learning how to drive that much more enjoyable. Thanks to Mik, he has taught me now to become the safe and confident driver that I am today.

Conor LetfordConor Letford
First Time Pass
I could not have asked for a better instructor, Mik was kind, considerate and most of all real. He didn’t fill me with false hope, or tell me everything was alright when it wasn’t. He told me exactly how it was, and I had to work hard, and the best way to tackle the issues at hand, making it a pleasure.

Paige BrodiePaige Brodie
Great Pass
I cannot recommend Mik enough as a driving instructor. His patience with my progress, and development with being originally a nervous driver, who lacked a large amount of confidence was very appreciative. He has always made lessons enjoyable and his humorous, personality and approaches quickly led to me being comfortable in lessons and when developing my driving. I certainly have valued and gained a lot from having Mik as my instructor. He has not only provided me with expert driving knowledge, but also, has always gone above and beyond to find and teach me driving skills using methods and approaches that suit me best. I have recommended Mik to my peers and will continue to do so. Thank you Mik !!

Kieren ROBERTSKieren ROBERTS
First Time Pass
Being my third attempt at driving lessons, I can say for sure that Mik has been the best of them all. His approach to teaching is fantastic, his commitment to you is unparalleled and I welcome anyone looking to start driving lessons to take them up with Mik. The LDC system approach to learning is very professional and detailed. I personally only used the workbook and was very sceptical to begin with, but everything you need to know about driving, is listed in there, and is a very helpful tool when learning to drive.

Rebecca RobertsonRebecca Robertson
1st Time Pass
Having put off learning to drive for some time, I came to Mik as a fairly nervous and anxious pupil. He put me right at ease however, with his professional yet relaxed approach to teaching, and I soon found that I was looking forward to my lessons rather than being nervous about them. I have found that Mik’s use of the LDC system has worked wonders for me, as it keeps a positive focus on what is going right in the lesson, without dwelling on the mistakes which may have been made, hence producing more confidence in myself as a driver, and allowing me to retry the skills where I had previously made mistakes without any negativity hanging over me. We worked through the workbook and lessons at my pace, and i found Mik to be very supportive, patient and genuine - no question was deemed foolish or unnecessary, and he always ensure that I had the latest and most relevant information in regards to the highway code etc ensuring that I could be the best prepared, safest driver possible. I would 10 out of 10 recommend Mik in the LDC system.

Amy KERRAmy KERR
Pass at Second go
Mik is a fantastic instructor. He takes time to make sure you understand everything and never makes you feel silly for making a mistake. As someone who has a lot of driving anxiety, Mik made every lesson a comfortable and relaxed experience and he has the patients of a saint ! He uses lots of different resources to teach, making it accessible and very easy to understand. I found the LDC workbook a very useful tool to consolidate my learning, and in preparation for the next lesson. Mik was always on time, if not early for every lesson and would spend extra time at the end of it to make sure to reflect on how the lesson went. You can tell how much he cares about his pupils and really wants them to succeed. I would recommend Mik to anyone learning to drive, He is a credit to LDC and i am extremely grateful for all his help and support.

ChelseaChelsea
A pass at 2nd time of asking
Mik is a kind, funny and patient instructor. I have really liked his way of teaching and his methods. He could tell when i was overthinking things in my head as he could tell it was affecting my driving. He always made me smile and laugh when i was in a bad mood due to my driving. I felt comfortable talking out aloud as we found out that it worked for me and i had a really good drive. Overall, i had a great lesson, every time.

Fiona DONALDFiona DONALD
1st Time Pass
Mik is an excellent instructor. He is very knowledgable about the course requirements and offers his explanations in a verbal and diagrammatic form. He has plenty of visual resources in the car to support learning of the roads, signage and manoeuvres. His attention to detail is consistent and thorough. Communication was timely and of a very high quality. He arrived punctually and gave 100% every lesson, including a briefing and notes at the end. I passed first time - So that speaks for itself! Thank you Mik.

Sinead HegartySinead Hegarty
At Long Last
Mik has been an amazing Instructor. He's really clear and helpful, always making things easy to understand. Its been great getting lessons from Mik, You're able to have a good laugh and learn at the same time. Mik really puts time into his students, there's been many lessons that he's given me extra time just to practice or to perfect a manoeuvre. As a nursing student I have a really busy schedule between work and placement. Mik has been really flexible in accommodating lessons and and even starting lessons from my placement if they were near by. Mik has always been on time and is extremely reliable, and very fast at getting back to you about messages you send, I've really learned to be more confident in my abilities thanks to Mik. I would recommend him 100%

Kirsten LarnerKirsten Larner
Passed first time
Learning to drive has been some what of a long journey for me. Mik is an excellent instructor as he has incredible patience which was definitely tested by me. Mik took the time to explain and reflect on mistakes I made, and turned them into something to learn from rather than letting them bog me down!! He broke down manoeuvres into easy simple step instructions, that I was able to understand. Mik always arrived early for every lesson with a cheery 'hello'. I would definitely recommend Mik to others , his patients teamed with his sense of humour made for enjoyable lessons

Hugh GoovaertsHugh Goovaerts
What an Experience
My experience learning to drive with Mik was perfect. Being a foreign student I did not have the access to a parents car to practice. With Mik I was given the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, and practice and build in confidence at a rate that suited my learning ability. When I made mistakes, I knew I was in safe hands and there was always a clear explanation as to what I was doing wrong and how to amend it in a way that suited myself.

Lessons were very enjoyable and well managed. A lot of time was spent going over the basics which helped build my confidence in the car and maintaining control. Once I became comfortable in the car and on the main roads Mik's lessons were organised perfectly to face new challenges and experiences which helped me progress quickly to more advanced levels of driving. I looked forward to every lesson and felt both comfortable and challenged which helped me to improve constantly. Miks lesson are organised exceptionally. He is early to every lesson and maximises the time in the car and always debriefs efficiently at the end of every lesson, what went well and what not so well. This helped us recognise which of the skills needed more work for the forth coming lesson.

I was very impressed with Mik organisational skills, every evening before my lesson I would receive a text reminding me of when the lesson was. Mik was also very accommodating around my schedule with University classes. Beginning lessons at the University due to my schedule, and finishing them at either my place of work or home, which I greatly appreciated I was able to be efficient with driving lessons whilst not losing out on work or academic studies.

Overall, I had a fantastic experience learning with Mik, even with the breaks due to COVID and their restrictions. I constantly felt safe and always came away from lessons learning more. I enjoyed the process and was extremely happy with my experience. I would recommend Mik for driving lessons, unreservedly.

Ebbe GALBRAITHEbbe GALBRAITH
Succesful Pass
Having not had a great Instructor before, Mik made driving lessons stress-free and enjoyable. He is clear with his instructions and has a very calm and friendly demeanour which makes it easy to learn. The workbook is also a very beneficial tool to have and allows you to spend your lessons putting into practical practice what you have learned theoretically.

Sadie Clac-MansfieldSadie Clac-Mansfield
Pass
Mik is a brilliant Instructor who is never late to lessons, infant early to them all. He is easy to talk to and has an amazing way of explaining complex manoeuvres. His help at the end of the lessons to reflect and evaluate are extremely beneficial. Mik pushes you to become the very best and was able to enhance my confidence when driving. He's very professional and i have had great lessons with him. I would highly recommend Mik for anyone wanting to be a confident driver.

Becca BaxterBecca Baxter
1st Time Pass
Mik has been an amazing instructor. He is very professional, easy to talk to and get along with. This teaching style worked well for me. He always asks/includes you in your learning and planning of lessons. He is always organised and on time and very reliable. The LD workbook also really helped me as i had never driven before. It helped me gain some confidence and give me something to look over before and after the lessons. The theory preparation was very helpful. I studied with this and passed first time! Mik was also very supportive with theory prep and was always available, or would get back to you very quickly to talk to me about any questions I had about my theory or any other general questions. Overall I have really enjoyed my time learning with Mik. I have and will continue to recommend Mik to anyone that wants to pass their test and then go on to be a good, safe and confident driver. I have nothing but Positive things to say about Mik and LDC and their teaching methods.

Caoimhe ClearyCaoimhe Cleary
Fantastic First time Pass
Mik was an excellent instructor. Always had helpful words and tips for different things including the manoeuvres. Very easy to ask questions on anything I wasn't fully sure on, and could always work around my work schedule for my lessons. Mik always instilled confidence in me and knew how to push me out of my comfort zone, safely. He provided me with the resources to pass my test first time. I would highly recommend to learn to drive with Mik.

Kayla Gordon-Keylock
Still Learning
Mik has been since the start very relaxing and always assuring me of my capabilities, never making any of my mistakes an issue, but something to remember and learn from. The way the LDC System teaches the learner, has been extremely beneficial to me, as when i started I had only been with private instructors who did not use all of the same methods. This provided good preparation resources, which contained all the information regarding your test. This helped my driving and confidence massively.

Mark Lewis
Excellent Driving Tuition
Mik is a fantastic instructor and goes into great detail on how a car works from the engine, clutch, brakes, gears, steering, acceleration and anything else. I really felt when i walked away from each lesson I was learning more and more. What made it easier for me is that he is clear, concise and articulate. Mik breaks complex techniques into easy to understand blocks of information for you to understand, all in order to help bring out the best driver you can be. The LD System Workbook was also very effective for me to keep up with my driving performance through study in between each lesson. I would highly recommend LDC and Mik, which is why I give Mik a rating of 5.

Ciara McAleenanCiara McAleenan
An excellent instructor, very reliable and flexible, happy to work around my difficult schedule. Always provided honest and constructive feedback, many handy hints and tips for improving driving. Good flow of conversation and easy to ask questions.

Provides lots of resources for passing both the theory test and practical test. Very good pre-test pep talks.

10/10 would learn to drive with Mik Nye again.

Megan PerryMegan Perry
First Time Pass
I really enjoyed learning to drive with Mik. He made the lessons fun and engaging and was very patient. The workbook provided was lots of help and was particularly good at explaining the different manoeuvres. I liked that the book provided you with details of what the examiner was looking for in the test. The videos were helpful as they showed clearly how to carry out the different manoeuvres.

James PalmerJames Palmer
First Time Pass
Mik is an excellent instructor, he is professional, calm and incredibly patient, with a good sense of humour. He has high standards and expects the best from those that he teaches, which always get results. I passed first time and i believe that all of that was down to Mik's instruction.

Greg SINGHGreg SINGH
2nd Time lucky
The resources provided were very useful throughout the learning Journey. Mik went through the materials regularly and periodically, referring to specific sections where the reading and viewing would help support the practical side. Mik is a very good communicator, and has a very direct style which sets a solid grounding for learning. As someone completely novice to driving, and with lots of confidence issues to begin with, i found Mik's style extremely beneficial and giving me the basis to build confidence quickly, with a realistic outlook on how things were developing. confidence is something that we worked on throughout the learning journey, and is something that will continue thanks to the lessons mik has imparted.

Ceri DevlinCeri Devlin
Driving Test Pass for Anxious Driver
When I first decided to take driving lessons, I was very anxious about the whole process. But Mik was an excellent insturctor, he was very patient, knowleageable and appraochable, which made me feel much calmer. Having an insturctor who was professional, but you could also have a laugh with, made my learning experience an enjoyable one. I found the LD system very helpful; the workbook and videos were informative and easy to understand, which allowed me to gain a better understanding of all aspects of driving in my own time. Through the workbook and online student hub, I was able to track my progress ,which I found extremely helpful. The practice questions for the theory test were also a great help. I would highly reccommend Mik and the LD system of learning for anyone who wants to become a safe and confident driver.

Jenni Connelly
Passed First Time
Having a medical condition which restricted my driving, I wasn't sure that I wanted to learn how to drive. I waited 7 years after it was safe for me to drive to decide that i wanted to learn. Along with being a little older this made me a very nervous driver. From day 1, Mik understood this and made me feel extremely comfortable. Every lesson he adapted to ensure I was comfortable with what we were doing. He got to know me pretty well and knew how to push me outside my comfort zone to a level that helped my confidence with driving but never where i felt unsafe. Mik understood my learning methods and adapted his teaching style to incorporate this. He sent me additional information which helped me build my skills when out with the lessons. Even though I was nervous driving which made me worry about driving which made me worry about the lessons, Mik made me feel at ease and we had a laugh which helped me with my learning process. With Mik teaching, I was able to pass first time with only 3 minor faults. I find practical learning very difficult as i am used to learning through books. The LDC book had all the information I needed to understand the skills behind driving and they were enhanced by Mik's teaching method. The website, specifically the practice questions for the theory test were extremely useful. More videos of manoeuvres or mock tests would be very useful.

Brogan Stacey
My learning experience was a thoroughly enjoyable one and one that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to become a confident and responsible driver.

As someone who is a little older, I was looking for a way to learn how to drive quickly for employment reasons. I enjoyed the flexibility and choice that was offered by the LDC and their promotion of student-centred learning. This allowed me to develop areas of my driving that I felt less confident in. The combined use of the Workbook and Online Videos contributed greatly in developing my understanding of the roads, its markings and dangers. I particularly felt that the online resources were incredibly well-made and effective in preparing me for the Theory Test and for in developing my overall ‘hazard perception’.

My instructor was very patient, knowledgeable and motivating, putting me well at ease throughout my learning experience. His constant assurance and insight allowed me to gain confidence quickly. He was able to communicate constructively to ensure that we were both safe at all times. The comfortable and friendly atmosphere created by my instructor is definitely the main reason I would promote this driving school and its courses to other people. Learning to drive can be a daunting experience, however the LDC instructors are incredibly capable and friendly enough to successfully guide you through!

I cannot rate my experience high enough!

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