I previously had lessons with different instructors for about a year and was going no where. My confidence was low and I lacked the technique to even think about attempting to pass. Chris was warm, encouraging and managed to make me feel at ease behind the wheel. She was able to put everything in terms I could understand and always encouraged discussion so that I was prepared to drive in the real world as well as for my test. Now, I can't imagine not pootling about in my car! Without a doubt, the best driving instructor I have had the pleasure to drive with! Thank you Chris!
Chris, I really enjoyed learning to drive with you and each of your lessons is focused and well structured. The routes you chose for each lesson always matched the stage I was at (not too easy or too difficult), and you never wasted lesson time with lengthy or unnecessary explanations. You provide relevant and positive feedback, but also know when to offer necessary and constructive reminders to make sure I would continually improve. You are friendly and reassuring and I always felt relaxed with you and that I was learning!
Thank you Chris, I never thought I would pass and so I did, first time!! I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to learn to drive and the driving skills workbook was a great help for me. Your way of teaching is fantastic and certainly built up my confidence, can't thank you enough. Nicole X
Thank you for helping me pass my test first time, Chris. I have never been happier!
Chris is really lovely. She's very easy to get along with and her instruction is clear and easy to understand. She is always on time and professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Maisie's Mum, Jill
Hi Chris, I'd like to thank you for your fantastic driving instruction for Maisie. She has just followed me to the ice rink first time alone! See you in 3 years for Phoebe! x x
Chris, your teaching was excellent, really patient and supportive, and you give good clear instructions. Thanks again for all your help!
Without your help I honestly don't think I would have passed 1st time, as my previous instructor made driving very stressful and not enjoyable.
Your way of teaching is excellent and helped me to be at ease whilst driving, with constant praise and encouragement from you.
I would recommend you Chris to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Thankyou so much x
I want to say thank you to Chris for helping me to learn and giving me the confidence to drive. I had previously had lessons with a different instructor and had found driving difficult and frustrating and really disliked it. Chris was a very patient instructor who helped build my confidence and made me relax and even start enjoy driving. I would definitely recommend lessons with Chris as her friendly and patient attitude are second to none. Thanks Chris!
Thank you again for all your help and patience in teaching me to drive and preparing me for my practical test - the fact that I passed first time is a real testimony to your excellent teaching, as when I first started lessons with you I had very little confidence in my driving ability and never really believed I would be able to drive as confidently as anyone else. Previously I'd had numerous lessons with two other instructors, and I didn't feel like I made any progress with them at all, but after our first lesson I already felt on my way to passing my test and being a pro. You have a knack of explaining things in a way that your students can really relate to, and finding strategies to help your students figure out how to do manoeuvres that really pays off in test conditions. I've already recommended you as a driving instructor to everyone and anyone I've spoken to... I hope to squeeze in a few further lessons for motorway driving with you soon, as I wouldn't trust anyone else to do such a good job at teaching me! Thanks again!
Full Licence Holder, not driven for many years and lost all confidence after having an accident 10 years ago.
I have great appreciation for the way Chris taught me to drive. Her way is practical and informative - attending to the detail of a situation and then looking at the bigger picture of how our presence on the road effects other drivers, and how their presence effects us. I really enjoyed being able to relax into my lessons and finding my confidence as a compentant driver.
Chris was an excellent driving teacher, she is very encouraging and patient so really puts you at ease. I passed my test first time, which I mainly put down to Chris and her great teaching. The LDC workbook also really helped and meant I had a head start on the details of what we were going to do in each lesson. I would recommend Chris to anyone and I am confident they would pass and be just as impressed with Chris' teaching. Thank you Chris I really enjoyed our lessons!
I just wanted to say thank you so much, I had almost given up on trying to learn to drive after my previous lessons, and I never thought I would get through my test. But when I started having lessons with you, you really helped to build my confidence and skills in half the time I thought it would take!
I have been doing lots of practicing so far and I am starting to relax and enjoy myself a little bit! Thank you.
I just wanted to say an additional thank you for teaching Megan to drive. We were delighted with the progress she made with you and of course the fact that she passed - she just picked me up from the station which was great!
Thank you also for being so flexible in relation to times as well, and for sometimes dropping her in Abingdon - that certainly helped a great deal.
I wish you well with the driving and we recommend you to others who have children learning.
Thank you so much for helping me to pass my test first time! I didn't think I could do it after making virtually no progress with my previous teacher! It made all the difference to learn with someone as patient and understanding as you and I wish I'd come straight to you in the first place! The card you sent me after was also really lovely! Thank you so much for your help!
Mr Shane Quinn
Hi Chris, I really cannot thank you enough for helping me pass my driving test at the first attempt. Less than four months ago I had no confidence whatsoever, but from the first lesson I had with you I started to believe in myself. This was all down to the encouragement and positive feedback you constantly gave me. Your patience, understanding and friendly smile makes you one in a million. You are a brilliant instructor and I am very confident that I would not have passed my driving test at the first attempt with another driving instructor. I highly recommend you to anyone wishing to drive safely on our roads. Thank you for the card. I will keep you updated with my soon to be new family. Once again, thank you so much, Shane
Mr Anthony Williamson
Without the patience and great teaching ability of Chris I'm sure I wouldn't have passed my driving test 1st time. She has the ability to put you at ease and gives clear instructions and good encouragement and has the balance just right. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to drive.
I just wanted to properly say thank you for helping me pass my driving test. Your patience and understanding made learning so much easier, as did the fact you didnt shout even once at my mistakes! Knowing what we would be doing each lesson in advance and referring to the workbook meant I was prepared and not at all nervous about moving on to the next steps. Any queries I did have you explained thoroughly and didnt mind going back over things to make sure I fully understood. I would definitely recommend you, I'm now a confident, happy driver thanks to your reassurance and enthusiasm! Thanks again, Kim.
I just want to say thank you very, very much for teaching me to drive. I really enjoyed my lessons with you. Your lessons are really well-structured and your instructions and feedback are always very clear. I'm also impressed that you always managed to stay calm and cheerful, even after the most stupid of my mistakes. I'm really pleased to have passed and very excited at the prospect of getting a car. All the best.
Chris was an amazing teacher. Her positivity and patience were two of the many characteristics that struck me almost immediately after starting my driving lessons with her. She not only tailored lessons to best suit my progression but was always happy to give advice and answer questions no matter how trivial they might have seemed to me. Shortly after starting my lessons, Chris gave me an estimate as to how many I would need, this was less than the DSA average and also proved to be accuurate. I have already recommended Chris to several of my friends who are considering taking driving lessons and will be continuing to recommend her to anyone else who is wanting to learn to drive. Thank you Chris, for all your help and support in helping me to pass first time.
I wanted to say thank you for your support and patience, which helped me to pass my test the first time! Since passing I have been driving everywhere and it is one of the greatest feelings to finally get rid of those L plates and go out on my own - I even volunteer to be the designated driver now! You were always so patient with me (explaining Oxford roundabouts more times than I can remember) and gave me confidence in my own driving ability. I am certain that the standard of teaching I received through LDC with yourself could not be matched by another instructor and would recommend you to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Thank you so much.
'I started driving lessons before and was too nervous so I didn't continue with them. Then i found Chris on the LDC website and decided to give it another go. I was nervous to start with but Chris made me feel very relaxed and she is very patient! I had lessons every week and really enjoyed them. Then after 5 months of lessons I took my test and passed first time! I would recommend anyone learning to drive to take lessons with Chris.'
I was very pleased with the teaching that I received from Chris, she was recommended to me from my cousin and she passed first time, as I had already had some lessons before she was very patient with the slightly different way I had been taught, after having only a few lessons from Chris I was a much more confident driver and she sorted some of the bad habits I had picked up, and made manoeuvres so much easier and driving altogether! Very grateful, thank you very much Chris :-)
Janina - Oxford December 2010
From the beginning when Chris arrived at my door to give me my first driving lesson, I was struck by her positive demeanour and open, friendly smile. I intuitively felt a confidence in her as a teacher and a professional driving instructor, which proved to be well founded.
Chris in an instant put me at ease, which is no small feat. I lacked faith in myself that I could ever drive in busy towns, around roudabouts, off and on slip roads, let alone remember and carry out the rules of the road! At times I did have difficulties retaining information - being 62, my age was a bit of a drawback - yet Chris was so very patient with me. Nothing was too much trouble for her. She drew me diagrams, had to repeatedly explain certain points, she kept notes of each lesson and referred to the excellent LDC book with which every learner is presented. During the lesson, while Chris was always calm, she didn't miss anything and relayed the utmost importance of driving well, with clarity. Her driving lessons consequently are an inspiration, and her great gift is........ she gives you self belief! - I passed my driving test second time. I now look forward to seeing Chris again for pass plus. I believe her to be a driving instructor in a million.
Chris was always friendly, professional and extremely patient, and my lessons were something to look forward to at the weekend.
It was easily one of the best experiences I've had so far. It has given me so much more freedom. My lessons were exciting and dynamic - no two days were ever the same on the road. Chris is a great lady and I owe most of my confidence on the road and driving ability to her. I even received a card from her in the post congratulating me on passing my test with little tips and reminders which I thought was a really lovely touch. Although I was overjoyed on passing my test, I was sad to say goodbye to Chris and to stop lessons :( However, I enjoyed lessons so much that I may contact Chris in the future re pass plus!!
I was more than pleased with the teaching I received from Chris, of all my family and friends I was the only one to learn with Chris, and the only one who passed the test first time! The teaching was brilliant, she was firm on getting things right, but relaxed if it took a little while to get. I thought I was going to struggle a lot with learning to drive but it was made so easy for me and I'm very grateful, thanks, Chris! :)
Hi Chris, thanks for all your support and encouragement over the last few months. I couldn't have done it without you, I will be recommending you to many. Out of all the driving instructors I've had you topped them all and helped me to pass first time. Thanks again, Chris - couldn't have done it without you x x x
"Hey Chris! Just wanted to say thank you very much again for helping me pass my driving test this time :) What others couldn't manage - you did! For anyone out there who is thinking about taking a test I only have these words: CHRIS IS THE BEST. She is very patient and knowledgeable, always on time for your lessons, gives honest feedback and genuinely cares for her pupils to pass on their first attempt with her. Chris will not only give you the tools to pass but will teach you how to be a confident and safe driver for years to come. You will probably have to wait a while for Chris to become available but it will be worth it :)"
So pleased, still can't quite believe it! Thanks so much for all you help.
Thank you so much for my card and thanks for being a brill instructor Chris, I would recommend you to anyone.
Just wanted to say thank you so much again. You were brilliant and I'll recommend you to anybody. Take care.
Mr Joshua Bayliss
Chris is a brilliant driving instructor who helped me to pass both my theory and practical driving tests first time, after both of which she took a real interest in my learning- offering both enthusiasm and constructive criticism. She was a patient instructor capable of explaining difficult manoeuvre techniques with ease and was truly interested in my success. I have no hesitation in recommending her, she really helped me :) Thanks a lot Chris Parsons!!! :D :D :D
You're a brilliant instructor. I wanted to give you a token to say thank you and I figured at least this thermos flask may come in handy for cups of tea between pupils! Please send me some posters so I can advertise your services where I work as I know my colleagues would love taking lessons with you. Anyhow, all the best and I hope 2009 is a great year for you. Thanks again, love Emily