Andy1st driving school Testimonials
It was an easy decision for me
to choose Andy as my driving instructor; my brother had used Andy and passed his test within 2 months of his 17th birthday. It was a pleasure to learn with Andy, he gives very clear instructions that make even the most complicated things simple to understand. He gave me confidence and when I did get something wrong he would explain what I needed to do next time to get it right and then we would do extra practice. He was always punctual, which was important as we travelled from Coventry to Solihull just so I could use him. I just missed out on beating my brother it was 2months and 2 days after my 17th birthday when I passed but I had fewer minors, just three!
I have gone on to complete my Pass Plus with Andy and would have no hesitation to recommending him to any would-be driver.
Lydia Sharples June 2010
My experience of Andy’s 1st driving school.
It is a very professional company, Andy fitted the lessons around my busy schedule so It meant I could learn to drive when it was convenient for me. The lessons themselves were always for the full hour and were very relaxing. The technique Andy taught me were very good and easy to pick up. Andy was very easy to talk to and every lesson I had the more confident I became in my ability to drive. Using the correct methods and techniques that Andy taught me meant I passed without any miner faults. I would recommend Andy’s 1st as I think they will do you proud, like they have done me. Thanks again Andy.
Nathan Passed with NO minor faults, 100% correct driving WELL DONE!
Just a quick note to all those thinking of taking Driving lessons, I have just passed my test after about 10 hours of lessons with Andy himself.
I passed without any minors or any major faults at all. A big thank you to Andy for all his hard work, sweets and turning a blind eye to my swearing. I am now the designated taxi for my partner. But couldn't have done it without him as helped with my nervousness and put me at ease something other driving instructors failed to do, he was patient and all the hard work paid off, Cheers Andy Nice one !
Antony Smith - Tamworth
my experience with ANDY1ST
message: hi, i am now a passed pupil. i have been taking lessons with Yvonne...i really enjoyed taking lessons with her, she is a very good instructor. i am very pleased with passing 1st time. i would like to thank andy1st and Yvonne for all the support!
thanks Yvonne, you are the best!! =D xx
Hi there iv just past my test this afternoon with andy first, the instructor was jason tomlinson and basicly i want to put a big thank you on your site about my experience with jason. The guy is brilliant iv had 6 different instructors in the last year but when i found you and jason came all my troubles was over the guy is an amazing instructor and he diserves a really big thank you putting on your site but im unsure how to do it, could you please help to put a statement up about him and my experience with andy 1st. Thank you and i hope to hear back from you real soon. Thanks.
As below, I started taking lessons with one of your instructors (Stuart) in November and just wanted to let you know that I passed my test today, first time round. I was really eager to get it done asap and Stuart was brilliant - just 15 lessons, all scheduled around my timetable (he even gave a couple of lessons from 9pm-10pm on nights when i was late back from work) and so i'm now looking to do my pass plus with him. You hear some horror stories about some of the (for want of a better word) muppets who try their arm at instructing these days, but Stuart was really good and, most importantly of all, he clearly put his all into getting me through the test.
I'd happily post the above (maybe minus the 'muppet' comment!) on your website, but i don't seem to be able to find a message board?
Anyway, just wanted to say thank you.
All the best,
thanks andy for sending me phil i thought he was a first class instructor and breezed through my test today to pass first time cheers hes a credit to your company many thanks
Passed with Andy 1st within two weeks
Stuart Smith was my instructor and I passed my Practical test within two weeks. He's very professional and would recommend Andy 1st to everyone, they are the Best!!!Thank you
Just a few lines to say a massive thank-you for helping me pass my test u have been great and will recommend u to friends and family. I found you brilliant to learn with, and i haven't forgot when i get paid (after i have my paid my insurance lol) i will be getting u a big bottle of Jack Daniels.
Once again a massive thank-you mate
i know it is ages ago since i passed my test in march but just thought that you should know that everytime i see an andy1st car on the road i have to smile cause i know that the person learning is gonna succeed and beon the road. i still remember my very first lesson and my nerves were unbelieveable and although i said i would never drive i am now on the road and have been for 4months and it all thanks to andy and the other drivers that had me while he was away :)
Thank you all
message: Hi, just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you i passed my test today august the 21st first time, and have to a say BIG thanks to kevin you made it possible, he made my lessons a pleasure! will def recommend you to anyone wanting the same experience i received which was excellent!
thanks again mr r mcmanus
Mark, your instructor
message: Hi Andy my name is Natasha and I was recently under the supervison of one of your instructors called Mark he covered the Birmingham Small Heath area. I began having lessons with Mark in May and I had previously had lessons with another instructor, but before calling your company I had already booked my driving test with the previous instructor who had let me down by not returning my calls or turning up for my lessons without warning. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and praise Mark for all his help. He was an absoloutley wonderful instructor very professional but also very sensitive to the fact that I had booked my test under the false illusion that I was ready for it. He helped me to gain confidence by taking me right back to basics and by reminding and learning me about my clutch control, and my driving began to get better and better untill I felt very confident. He talked me through driving aswell as leading by example and was always very calm. This has helped me a great deal because I had my 1st driving test yesterday and passed 1st time. Thank you once again Mark for your time, patience, and understanding. Andy you have a very good team member on board. I will take pleasure in passing on your details to family and friends that are going to be taking driving lessons in the near future.
message: Would just like to thank Richard for all his support. He helped boost my confdence and as a result I passed with 3 minors!! He was flexible, supportive and a BRILL teacher.
once again Rich THANKS a TON....
Renewing my best regards, i take this opportunity to extend my deepest gratitudes and appreciations in enabling me pass my practical test. May, i say it without any doubt that my driving instructor Mr Richard has been instrumental in making me learn all the necessary techniques in just two training sessions due to his remarable instructional qualities.
Apart from this, his friendly and accomodative approach towards me helped me regain my lost confidence and i just committed one minor mistake during my final test. Indeed, i am highly indebted to Richard in specific and the Andy Driving School in general for having this professional and mature approach towards students.
I look forward for a longlasting relationship.
This email is just to say thank you for helping me through my driving test.
I would like to recommend Phil who has stuck with me the time I was learning.
Without his knowledge I would not have passed
Just a quick message to say how good my drriving lessons are.
Prior to moving to Andy !st I had been having lessons with a another driving school and they were dreadful, i was ready to give up driving for ever. Then I met my great instructor Steve Pryor, Steve has always made my lessons fun and enjoyable. So much so that I now look forward to my lessons each week . He makes me feel relaxed and gives me confidence to deal with situations developing on the road. This removes the strss from learning to drive. Thanks for all the help and support Steve. I will undoutedley recommed you to others
Janet - Great Barr
im pleased to say i finally bloody passed, and it was mainly due to richards calm and professional nature on the day of my test. i would highly recommend your driving school to any one who asks. From the 1st telephone call right through to my test richard has been excellent in helping me get passed my bad points and working on them to improve me as a safe and confident driver. My lessons were kept fun and interesting, Richard became a friend aswell as an instructor. I will say it again i would HIGHLY recommend andy1st. All i can think of to say is THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!!!
take care and if i can ever help with any of your cars let me know i'll be happy to help!!
I am writing to enlighten you of the great experience I have had during my time as a learner with Andy 1st. I would like to highlight that I have Richard to thank for this, he was brilliant and very patient. I have now passed and happily on the road and during my journey with Richard I had many funny, relaxed and confidence boosting lessons and would like to point out that he is an excellent instructor. Not only did he put up with me through things i found difficult such as left reverse and teach me it in different ways until i grasped it, but after failing many tests with previous instructors he really helped boost ma confidence and state of mind which resulted in a joyful pass. I would like to thank him very much for all his work and for a pleasant driving experience. Keep up the fab work Rich :)
Further to our telephone conversation , I would like to say how pleased I have been with my lessons and instructor Steve Pryor.
I had, had lessons with B.S.M. for over twelve months and had never done any manoeuvres all I was doing was going around and around housing estates.
I called you and you put me in contact with Steve. He was brilliant on my first lesson I did turn in the road, reverse around corners etc.
Steve has made my lessons fun and he put back the confidence that I had lost. So much so as on Friday 26th June I passed my test.
Once again many thanks for all your support and i would fully recommend Andy 1st as the best driving school ever.
Passed 1st Time Excellent instructor
Hi ive Passed 1st Time just to say Elliot is excellent will definatly recomend to anyon i know. nice and relaxed learning and a great guy!
Again highly recomended.
Jonathan (Sutton Coldfield area)
To all at Andy1st,
Just a quick message to let you know that i passed my practical test first time!!
Special mention should go to Mark Stewart, who immediately put me at ease, and in no time
i was doing all my manoeveurs to a test standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending
you to anyone interested in learing to drive, and it turned what was a very daunting experience
into something i thoroughly enjoyed!! (thanks Mark!).
Anyway gotta go the Mrs wants me to take her shopping!!! (The only downside to driving!! LOL)
Passed first time with Andy1st!
Thanks a million to Steve for helping me pass first time. He explains things really simply so everything is easy to understand. Every lesson was enjoyable, friendly and relaxed. I particularly liked how he encouraged me to laugh at my mistakes and not get frustrated if I did something wrong. I'd recommend him to anyone. Thankyou!
I am contacting you on behalf of my daughter, Zoe Pearsall.
Zoe wanted to say thank you to her driving instructor Andy for helping her to pass her driving test 1st time, he was patient, explained things clearly & was always positive, which helped her to feel confident that she could pass & he knew when she was ready to take her test, which meant she didn't waste money that she could ill afford.
When she spoke to me about Andy she was always saying how good he was, so i would also like to say thank you as he made my daughters dream come true, a dream she had had for a long time.
My name is Naren Jay Bala.
I have been taking lessons with one of the driving instructors from your driving school, Kevin. I am writing to let you know that i took my test on Tuesday which I passed. I would like to thank you and Kevin for helping me pass my test.
Yeh I Passed!!!!
Thanks alot andy, couldn't have passed without your great instruction mate, hope all goes well for the rest of your students and ill see you on my pass plus buddy!
I found the whole experience very professional and efficient.
The lessons were affordable and I always got the whole hour driving rather than talking about it.
My instructor was pleasant and this made the whole experience enjoyable.
Carl Buet (Shirley)
PASSED FIRST TIME FANTASTIC THANKS EVERYONE !!
I am very thankful for the support of your company for helping me pass my driving test.Not just passing but with help i managed to pass my theory and practical first time with many thanks to Mark Stewart.He made me feel very relaxed and comfortable whilst learning and learnt my own pace which helped a huge amount.For some one who is looking at learning to drive i would be more than happy to recommend Andy1st and with time i'm sure you can be as successful in your driving as myself.They offer a great area variety to learn in at fantastic prices what else can you ask for.
So once again Thanks again to everyone at Andy1st,With a special thanks to Mark stewart
Steve is an excellent driving instructor
he makes you feel relaxed, confident and gets you ready for the road in a fun manor without all of the stress. I had picked up some bad habits from my previous instructor but when I had lessons with Steve he explained exactly what I was doing wrong and why it was dangerous and soon shuck them out of my system. Steve explains things in an easy to understand way, I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone who wants to learn how to drive.
Zoe, Selly Oak
I was very worried about learning to drive and had kept putting it off but I need not of worried
My Andy1st instructor instantly set me at ease and made me feel relaxed. I found the step by step progression very easy to follow and enjoyed my lessons. By the time my test came around I felt very confident and passed with flying colours.
"Thanks to Andy's encouragement and excellent teaching methods
I felt capable and prepared for my driving test. Steve made lessons fun which removed the stress from learning to drive, and now I have the confidence to be a positive, safe driver for the future. Thanks again for getting me through my test first time and for making the process so enjoyable - I will undoubtedly recommend you to others."
Stacey, Hall Green
Andy1st gave me the confidence and self believe
I needed to get into the driving seat. Due to his ability to make every lesson enjoyable and interesting I was able to book in for my practical test two months after my first lesson and I passed first time. I then went on to take a pass plus course with Steve which again was a pleasant experience. Thanks again to Steve as I wouldn't have been able to do it without him.
Hi Andy just a quick message to say how outstanding the lessons I received from Richard was. He was reliable an well mannered and he never said I needed more than i did. I scored only one minor on my test an was very pleased with the tutor you provided me. I'd be happy to recommend you to anyone.....Lee Davis
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to your instructor Kevin
who helped me pass my driving test yesterday (10th March).
After not being behind the wheel of a car for more than 15 years, I had to
learn from scratch (I found it much more difficult being older!!). Kevin
was great, always very supportive, patient and made me feel at ease. He was
a great instructor and I'll miss our Saturday morning lessons (although at
least I can start having a lie in again!!).
Please pass on my sincere thanks to him.
Please phone for more details 0121 603 8956 or 077 077 27 900
We cover the following areas Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cornwall, Coventry, Evesham, Lichfield , Redditch, Shrewsbury, Stratford Upon Avon, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Wales,
Proprioter of andy1st.co.uk is Mr A Bennett ADI