Testimonials

Testimonials from some of my past pupils

Emily ChandlerEmily Chandler
Passed 1st Time
I really enjoyed my lessons with Richard, He doesn’t make you feel so on edge when you make a mistake, Instead he asked if you know where you went wrong and takes you back to the spot to go over your mistake. He has got a wicked sense of humour and a wicked personality, he loves a chat and he always asks how your day is and he always asks what you would like to learn each week or if there is anything you need to go over. He is so patient with you and is so reliable. I couldn't recommend anyone enough. He always turned up on time to appointments if not a few minutes before and always done times that would suit me and my work schedule and social life. I am so pleased that I passed first go. But I am gutted I have no more driving lesson’s with Richard to look forward to every week as he helped me out a lot with my theory test and always answered any questions that I had. I couldn't recommend anyone enough to do driving lessons with.

Anna BradleyAnna Bradley
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
Brilliant instructor, put all my worries to bed made me feel very comfortable and confident. Always up for a laugh and made himself available when I got an earlier test and wanted to move it forward. Really made it feel like you were just in the car with a mate. Only used the dual controls once overall and never touched the steering wheel while I was driving which was a pleasant change from previous instructors.

Bailey BrownBailey Brown
PASSED 1st Time
Richard was a brilliant teacher. A fantastic combination of informative, friendly and very encouraging. I really enjoyed all of my lessons and he helped me to improve my driving skills. I've passed my test first time thanks to Richard. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who wants to learn quick and have fun whilst doing so.

Ishaan PatelIshaan Patel
Passed 1st Time
Richard is a great driving instructor because he is calm, composed, polite and supportive. Learning how to drive from him was always a fun and positive experience. I also appreciated his pragmatic approach towards planning lessons and to adapt them based on what I needed to learn! I highly recommend Richard to anybody that would like to get the most value out of their driving lessons and pass their driving test quickly. Thank you!

Sam SmedleySam Smedley
Passed 1st Time
After a recommendation from a friend, I undertook an intensive course with Richard over the course of five days. Initially, the prospect of spending 30 hours in a car with one person in such a short space of time seemed fairly dull however, immediately after meeting Richard I was certain this would not be the case. As a driving instructor, Richard is patient, encouraging and assuring– giving his car an atmosphere that is always calm and relaxed. His ability to observe and identify your strengths and weaknesses as well as knowing when to push you to improve or help you correct a mistake gives a learner the confidence and self-assurance, they need to become safe and confident drivers. He was also extremely helpful in coming all the way to where I lived and flexible and reliable in planning lessons around my own schedule. On a more personal level, Richard is extremely outgoing and welcoming. He makes you feel at ease while you drive with his great sense of humour and personable nature. One of the things that struck me about Richard is his desire to see you do well and it was his confidence in my ability helped me to pass my test first time. Richard is an exceptional driving instructor and a great guy that I would recommend to anyone looking to enjoy learning to drive.

Matt CookMatt Cook
Passed 1st Time
Richard is an excellent driving instructor. I only had 10 hours with Richard after having 20 hours with another instructor before he left LDC. Richard understood straight away my needs and goals, also how necessary and important it was for me to pass first time as I was emigrating to Australia 2 days after my test. Richard has fantastic knowledge of the local area as well as finding all the tricky roads, roundabouts and junctions, meaning I could feel confident during my test. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone looking to pass their test first time.

Akhill VohoraAkhill Vohora
Passed 1st Time
I would definitely recommend Richard to anyone learning to drive. Richard is friendly, patient and encouraging. I enjoyed taking lessons with him. After several lessons last year, I contacted Richard at short notice this year, hoping to arrange a test before my theory certificate expired. Thanks to Richard's help and support, a couple of days later I had passed my driving test! Many thanks, much appreciated.

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
Richard was recommended to me along with many others on facebook. After looking at a few I decided to contact Richard and discuss what I needed and would he be able to fit in around my busy schedule. Richard was very helpful and accommodating with collecting me from college and planning lessons around my diary. The LD System was brilliant in helping me find my weaknesses and working on those. The online hub and support/guidance from Richard was excellent. The practical lessons were fun and educational and Richard is a very down to earth character with a good sense of humour. He always made me feel welcome and I always looked forward to my lessons. He always pushes you to take the next step to improve your ability and helps you see the end goal. The lessons were always thought out, discussed and planned so I always knew what I was going to doing. Richard makes you feel confident and safe in your ability and I would and have recommended him to anyone wishing to learn how to drive properly and safely. I hope you get the chance to learn and pass with Richard.

Patrick O’NeillPatrick O’Neill
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
Richard is an excellent driving instructor, He always had confidence in my ability. Even though I failed twice with Richard we went through the faults and worked on them. He is calm and positive with great sense of humour. I always felt comfortable in the car with him and I get the feeling that he is always focused and professional. I had already passed my theory so didn't need the online hub. Richard is a first class instructor and i’d recommend him to others.

Charlotte KentCharlotte Kent
PASSED 1ST TIME
At first I had a different instructor which i didn't feel she wasn’t getting me anywhere... then Richard was recommend to me and I found Richard really easy to understand ..he made me feel very confident in the car. I found him very easy to talk to😊 I would just like to say a big thanks to him for getting me ready to pass my drivers test first time I highly recommend him to everyone else 😊

Zoe ReganZoe Regan
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
Richard was excellent, made me feel relaxed in the car and made everything clear and helped me on my weaknesses. It was very useful going through the show me tell me questions inside the car and under the bonnet as I didn't understand a few of them so Richard went through and showed me tyre condition and pressures power steering etc. He was reliable and always on time. He helped me to become a much more confident driver and pass my test after I had failed with other instructors.

Jacob WheatonJacob Wheaton
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
Richard provided me up to date information on the highway code, even provided me with online course work through his Hub, which I found very useful in referring back to subjects I wasn't understanding. The lessons were overall exceptional, Richard answered all the questions I had regarding learning how to drive as well as helpful tips. I would recommend Richard to friends and family.

Pinar SyedPinar Syed
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
I recommend Richard to anyone who wants to learn driving properly, not just passing a test. He helped me to regain my lost confidence, patiently corrected my driving mistakes. He is exceptionally talented driving instructor who is always able to give clear feed back on my mistakes or any rules. He is caring, funny, a good friend like instructor who is putting his pupils benefits before his. Thankyou Richard for all your help and support for passing my test.

Kharris TurnerKharris Turner
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
Richard is a brilliant driving instructor, he makes you feel really comfortable when driving. I have had a few other driving instructors before him and he was the one that got me feeling confident in driving. I really would recommend him to any one. Thank you Richard it has been enjoyable.

Jack WristenJack Wristen
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
I am so happy that I come to find Richard because I told him i’ve been doing lessons and haven't got anywhere with it. And BANG just a month or so later I have passed! Trust me when I say this, get hold of Richard if you want to learn to drive and pass your test. He is the man for the job and a really nice man. He fitted in around my work schedule, did a full driving assessment and then told me straight what i needed to do and we worked on my weaknesses. The work book really helped and all my lessons were spent on driving. I felt so confident thanks to Richard.

Lauren GarveyLauren Garvey
Passed 1st Time
Richard was a brilliant teacher. A fantastic combination of informative, friendly and very encouraging. I really enjoyed all of my lessons and he helped me to improve my driving skills speedily. I've passed my test feeling confident on the roads, learning not just to pass a test but to actually drive, with a full understanding of all of the manoeuvres and tools needed to feel safe and enjoy my time on the road. I would highly recommend Richard and hope you get to learn to drive with him too!

KyleKyle
I PASSED MY TEST WITH RICHARD
Richard is an excellent instructor. He is very easy to speak to and very knowledgeable. He doesn’t just teach “by the book” but over prepared you for the test by making all manoeuvres etc that little more difficult than required, this was very useful and ensured I was that more confident. I would recommend him to anyone. The supporting textbook and online resource was exactly what I needed, especially for preparing for the theory test.

Elle JohnstonElle Johnston
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
I think Richard is an amazing instructorand he helped and supported me incredibly. I cannot thank him enough for all the help and support he has given me. He truly is brilliant at his job. I found the online learning a really big help when i was trying to pass my theory. I always used my workbook and this really helped me with everything including the show me tell me questions. The work book and online hub really helped me understand the theory side of driving and Richard helped me put the practice in to perfect it all.

Irena Irena
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
Richard is very professional, patient and reassuring and his lessons are fun at the same time. He knows his stuff and has an excellent approach to teaching nervous drivers like me. We went through all the test criteria thoroughly and I felt well prepared on the day of practical exam. I found the LD System very helpful in my practical test preparation and tracking my progress. I had a chance to revise the driving theory as well, to build up my driving knowledge and this increased the chances of passing my test. Thank you Richard and the LD System for helping me pass my Driving test. I could not recommend both of you more.

Ibrahim FarukiIbrahim Faruki
PASSED 1ST TIME
I would recommend Richard to anyone wishing to learn to drive. I have really enjoyed all my lessons with him, because of his cheerful and encouraging personality. From the very start Richard made it clear that he wanted us to work at a pace that I was comfortable with, which allowed me to be relaxed why driving, reach my full potential and pass my driving test at my first attempt. I definitely approve of the LDC style of teaching. The book was a great accompaniment to the lessons. I really liked filling in the lessons plans and reflective log as they helped me realise how I was improving and what I needed to work on, which I would then discuss with Richard. The theory and hazard perception resources gave me lots of practice and made me feel confident for my Theory Test. Which I passed 1st time. Richard was really helpful in arranging lessons to fit around my university schedule and would always try to fit in extra lessons wherever he could. He would also make sure that most of each lesson would be me driving around and applying what I had learned. Which gave me confidence. I think he is a brilliant driving instructor and a perfect example of the LDC Learning system. Thank you very much Richard

Sladja PickfordSladja Pickford
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
I am so happy that this time I found a driving instructor as great as Richard is, an instructor who loves his job and cares for his students. Always positive, friendly, kind and polite. Richard made me feel good about driving, so I learnt quickly and the lessons were never dull. Richard is very experienced, knowledgeable and he knows the area and all the small details that are necessary to pass, so when it came to the test I was properly prepared, 100% ready. Everything that we were practicising, such as manoeuvres and independent driving came up on the test. Even the test area was like the roads we would practice on before. He made my test feel just like another lesson. Richard tailored my lessons, explaining and giving me lots of examples to suit my way of learning. His lessons were always planned ahead, well structured as well as funny so I just couldn’t wait for the next lesson. Richard taught me how to be a good and safe driver. Richard really helped me to regain my confidence and my driving lessons were an enjoyable and very memorable experience. I’m so grateful and I couldn’t thank him enough. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone looking for a great driving instructor.

Mark GoodbanMark Goodban
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
I found Richard to be an outstanding instructor. He was able to adapt to my way of learning very quickly and I am not easy to teach. Richards calm cander put me at ease all the time I was in the car with him, which was great as I was so nervous I thought I would crash the car most of the time. I did not use the videos on the DVD and I read the book once, like I said I find it difficult when learning other methods I am not used to. Richard made it all quite clear with his explanations to me then stating what the book was telling me. Overall the experience was fun as much as academic. I feel very lucky to have had Richard as an instructor as I feel he really did teach me how to drive. Thankyou

Jade HullJade Hull
I PASSED WITH RICHARD
I would highly recommend Richard as a driving instructor as he is patient and caring. Richard made the lessons fun and his teaching skills were amazing. Richard really built my confidence and my driving lessons were an enjoyable and very memorable experience. The work book Richard provided me with was a very useful part of the learning experience. Richard is an extremely polite and relaxed instructor. I couldnt thank him enough.

Ridrigo CarvalhoRidrigo Carvalho
Passed with Richard
I have to say that my instructor Richard was crucial for my successful result. Every little detail that we practiced came up on the test. He has a very nice way to teach with good explanations, good examples, always in a good mood. The roads we practiced on were just like the ones on my test. He made my test feel like an easy peasy task. I didnt feel like it was a test at all. I cannot recommend Richard enough! Thankyou Richard so much!

Nathan MillsNathan Mills
Passed 1st Time
Richard is a great instructor and a great guy, he was the ideal choice for me as I could always get the lessons I wanted that worked with my work schedule. Richard is very easy going which helped us get on very well, which in turn made my driving skills progress very fast as I enjoyed every lesson. Although I passed my theory before I met Richard, I still found the online content I used extremely helpfull to refresh my memory on the subjects, I think the workbook is a great idea as ut breaks down the learning process and gives you something to aim for each lesson, aswell as giving content on next weeks lessons. I highly recommend LDC (Richard) to anyone looking for a quality instructor.

Jasmine HarrisJasmine Harris
Passed 1St Time
I can’t thank Richard enough for all his help. Richard was the best instructor I’ve had and I never felt worried about my next lesson, he really helped me gain confidence in driving and always put me at ease. Richard is very calm and friendly. He is always making jokes to make you feel comfortable Richard helped me pass so quickly first time and pushed me forward for the test as he is confident in his students. He always wants the best for you and always works around you and gives you so many hours working on your weaknesses. There is also so many learning materials he provides you with to make sure you can pass as quickly as possible while making sure you are confident and safe. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a proper driving instructor.

Callum SimmonettCallum Simmonett
Passed with Richard
When I began learning with Richard I had already failed 5 practical tests, this really knocked my confidence. When it came to relocating, and learning in a new area - Tolworth. Upon starting with Richard he quickly built my confidence back up in the driving seat. Furthermore he helped me develop as a safe and competent driver. Richard’s charisma also ensured there would never be a dull lesson. Having failed so many times previously, and to pass first time in a new location. I cannot imagine a better instructor than Richard. Regarding the student centered LD System and the LDC Theory Test preperation resources these helped massively in ensuring I was constantly learning, and built on the progress in the car.

Maurizio DeufemiaMaurizio Deufemia
PASSED 1ST TIME
From the very first lesson Richard was very Patient with me, answering any questions I had, explaining all important information in a way i could understand making me feel assured. Richard made sure he made time for me all through my lessons, making sure we covered all aspects of driving and taught me how to deal with them. On the day of my test i wasnt as nervous as I thought I was going to be because we had covered everything I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who would like a driving instructor with a lot of knowledge, patience, time and good banter. Thankyou Richard

Freyja WarrellFreyja Warrell
PASSED 1ST TIME
I passed my driving test 1st time after a one week pass intensive course with Richard. Richard is a fantastic intructor and made me feel less anxious and more confident about driving. Not only does Richard have great teaching skills but he makes you feel welcome in the car and uses humor to help take away your nerves. His clear, concise instructions made learning easy and enjoyable. I would thoroughly recommend Richard to anyone learning to drive.

Gemma KevilleGemma Keville
I passed with Richard
I can not thank Richard enough. He was easy to relax around and his teaching techniques are awesome. He makes things easy to understand and our lessons were fun and constructive. The learning material given was simple to use and made learning easy. Thank-you Richard, driving will change my life massively. I will be highly recommending you to anyone who wants to learn how to drive safely and properly.

Dawn Marie LamonicaDawn Marie Lamonica
I passed my test with Richard
Richard was a very caring, patient and knowledgable instructor. He was always calm and did a great initial evaluation, so that the lessons we did targetted my weaknesses. He went out of his way to pick me up at my house and was very flexible to my work schedule. He had excellent tips on the hardest key moves. Like Bay Parking, Hill starts, Clutch Control and Parallel Parking. He was always friendly encouraging and supportive and he knows the roads and the area and helps see what we need to look for. The book, practical and theory tutorials and online tests were excellent. Very greatful for the experience recommended highly. Thankyou

Francesca BainbridgeFrancesca Bainbridge
PASSED FIRST TIME
Richard is an amazing instructor, he helped me alot with my driving. He is also a lovely man who is polite and funny. I really enjoyed my lessons and always looked forward to the next one and I will recommend to anyone who needs to drive properly and safely. Learning with Richard went past very quickly as lessons were very useful and would learn something new everytime. He would always try and fit in lessons when ever I needed one and always arrived early. I cant thank him enough and wish him all the best in his career that he is wonderful at.

Luke Harrington-MyersLuke Harrington-Myers
Passed 1st time
After a 30 hour intensive course I passed my driving test 1st time. Thankyou to Richard. He is a really good instructor, knows his stuff and I had a very enjoyable week. Thankyou.

Leah ElliersLeah Elliers
Passed first time
The LDC workbook and the online theory preparations were both very helpful. I passed both on the first attempt. Richard is a fun guy, who is able to teach students in just 11 days a total of 17 hours everything I needed to be a safe driver and to be able to pass my test first time with 7 driver faults (minors) I enjoyed it very much.

Danny ShuttleworthDanny Shuttleworth
I Passed with Richard
When I first messaged Richard, and he replied he instantly put my worries at ease. The first lesson I confident that I could achieve my pass. His online study software for the theory test really helped. And going through the workbook at the LD system helped with every lesson. Richard is totally amazing and I would recommend him to everyone. He taught me well, reassured me and supported the whole time. Thanks to Richard I passed with only 2 driver faults (minors). If anyone needs a driving instructor I will always recommend Richard. Thankyou again Danny Shuttleworth P.S. the book is great along with the practical.