Having failed my test a number of times, with as many instructors, in semi-rural areas (Elgin) I was sceptical as to whether I’d be able to handle city driving in Edinburgh. Richard was the perfect instructor for the job; relaxed and attentive, I knew where I was going wrong without getting increasingly frustrated and my driving suffering as a result. Unlike my previous driving instructors he offers advice without being condescending or patronising – which is the best way to learn! Would highly recommend!
Richard and IPass Edinburgh are fantastic. I passed my test yesterday with only 4 minors all due to the patient and highly professional lessons that I had with Richard. He is very happy to cater to your needs and time constraints, and a pleasure to spend time with as well!
I passed my driving test today and would like to thank Richard for the time he put in with me. He was very accommodating and managed to fit in a 6 day driving course within 2 weeks of my test. Richard was very patient and constructive with his criticism. He gave me enough time to build up my confidence in the car before feeling confident with the manoeuvres. I would recommend Richard and IPass driving school. Thanks
I passed my test yesterday on my first attempt with 3 Minors & am still on cloud nine!!
As someone(in her forties!) who had no desire to learn(my boyfriend actually made the call) I was not looking forward to it.I was not going to be a natural driver!!
From the moment I spoke to Richard I felt at ease,he was relaxed and had a sense of humour(he needed it!).During each lesson he explained everything that was required & was encouraging & supportive when giving feedback.I'm sure I tested his infinite patience during my Manoeuvres but he remained relaxed & composed which in turn relaxed me!!
I know the real learning starts now but thanks to Richard I feel capable and confident,I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Having had a bad experience with an instructor who put me off driving for many years, I was apprehensive about starting lessons again but needed to learn for my work. Richard did a fantastic job and from the first lesson I felt I was in good hands and would be able to succeed. He strikes a very good balance between being positive and encouraging, and giving honest feedback about mistakes and areas for improvement - which you do need to get, as there's no point in continuing to do the wrong thing. He was very good at explaining why something had gone wrong and how I could improve it, so errors didn't make me lose my confidence and were just part of the learning process. He was patient and calm and didn't mind going over areas several times as needed. He also took the time to come out with me once in my own car so we could work out reference points for parking it, which he didn't have to do and which helped a lot. I passed first time with seven minors, well within the timescale I had set myself for learning to drive, and I actually really enjoy driving now which I never envisaged would be the outcome. I enjoyed learning with Richard and would recommend him to anyone.
Richard was a great instructor - relaxed, very patient and constructive with criticism. There were a couple of manoevers that I struggled with, and he took the time to show me different methods. Likewise, the tips he showed me for driving in the dark and in bad weather have made me more confident driving my own car in the winter.
I've passed his number on to a friend, and would do so again!
I passed my test on Friday with Richard. I would definitely recommend 'i pass' driving school. He was very patient and reliable. Also really good at picking up not just when I was making mistakes but why I was too. I've had lessons with a few instructors and he has definitely been the best!
‘I would highly recommend IPASS for driving lessons. Learning to drive around Edinburgh was a very different experience for me, and my driving instructor(Richard) made everything really easy to pick up quickly. I feel I really got value for money and this was proved as I passed first time!! I also feel that I was well equipped not only to pass the test, but to actually drive and I will always remember the things I have been taught. I have already referred one friend and will do so to anyone who asks. Thankyou so much.
I passed my test with Richard yesterday, Automatic lessons were definately for me, I took an 5 day Intensive course and passed with 3 minors the following week.
Thank you very much for getting me through the test and putting up with my colourful language!! Highly recommend iPass Edinburgh to all.
Thank you for all your hard work and perseverance with me.
You have so much patience, and boy did you need it with me ;)
Thanks to you I passed 1st time - you brought the best out of me.
My experience with iPass Edinburgh has been very good.
Richard taught me very well. He is calm, approachable and very professional.
I never thought I would pass my test first time. I have already decided to do the PassPlus with him...
Passed my test today at Musselburgh test centre with 3 minors. I felt Richard was very calm and patient, I've had a number of driving instructors before him who I felt weren't as clear and concise in their teaching methods as Richard was.
I found lessons with Richard to be extremely enjoyable and very productive. I learned a great deal about driving in a short period of time and felt my confidence as a driver grow and grow. I recommend him highly
Richard was an extremely patient and encouraging teacher. He always adopted a positive and supportive approach while helping me to become a more independent, confident driver. The lessons were well structured and individualised. He was flexible in his approach; allowing me to focus on aspects of my driving that I was particularly worried/apprehensive about. Despite my nervous disposition - Richard put me at ease and helped me focus on becoming more confident. His kind, constructive approach was extremely beneficial to my learning. Richard was definately the right instructor for me and I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Dr Carinne McMurray
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