Great instructor. I was a nervous wreck and he put me at ease within my first lesson and got me through my test first time. Cannot recommend this guy enough.
Kimberley Stoddart, Bridgeton
I had some previous experience of driving with another instructor and was nervous in case Derek had a different teaching style. However, as soon as I stepped in the car there was an instantly relaxed atmosphere. Derek let me go at my own pace and choose my objectives for each lesson, meaning anything I felt weak at I was allowed to repeat until I had improved. In any intense situation, Derek remained extremely calm and reassured me constantly! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. A friend as well as an instructor!
I highly recommend Derek, at first I was really nervous about driving another car other than my own car that I had been practising in but after my first lesson I felt really comfortable in his car. I liked the fact i could briefly discuss how each lesson had went at the end with him. He helped me gain the confidence I needed to pass my test. Very easy to talk to and excellent instructor with lots of patience.
I decided to take lessons with Derek Richards Driver Training on the recommendation of a friend.
Prior to this I had a less than positive experience when I took an introductory lesson with a different instructor at another driving school.
Derek immediately made me feel at ease and instilled confidence in me. During lessons I was encouraged to question my own manoeuvres and any mistakes in a constructive way. I felt that my driving skills progressed really quickly and thanks to his patience I passed the test at my very first attempt.
I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to learn to drive with him.
Really grateful to Derek for being patient and calm throughout my lessons. It was particularly important after having unpleasant experiences in the past with previous instructors. Nothing was too much trouble and he always asked what I wanted to work on as opposed to doing the same thing each lesson. This really helped to improve my confidence. Thank you!
Alex, City Centre
I was recommended Derek through a friend as I had little success with a previous instructor. Derek was extremely patient, each lesson went at my own pace and I passed first time! Fantastic driving instructor and a great car to learn in
Derek is a fantastic driving instructor, his approach to teaching is fun and intuitive. He made it easy as a beginner which built my confidence quickly. Highly recommended.
I can highly recommend Derek Richards as a driving instructor and can't thank him enough for ensuring I passed my test first time. He had all the attributes you would expect in a driving instructor; patience, instils confidence and completely puts you at ease. Thank you Derek.