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Testimonials

Testimonials from some of my past pupils

Aleksander BurkietAleksander Burkiet
Excellent instructor
A huge thank you to Alan. Great instructor, very patient and calm. Made me feel very confident on the road even when I wasn't sure what to do. His friendly approach made me enjoy every lesson we had. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent instructor. Thanks Alan

Jemma ChadwickJemma Chadwick
Pass in a week
Can't recommend enough. Alan has so much patience and great teaching style. Thank you for helping me pass in a week!

Ellen Joelle HoferEllen Joelle Hofer
Could not be happier
'Alan is a smart, kind and calm instructor with an excellent sense of humor. You'll spend your time learning to drive feeling supported, reassured and likely in an good conversation, easing you into becoming as competent, adaptable and confident a driver as you can be. Could not be happier; willing to bet others will agree!

Lorna FilshieLorna Filshie
First time pass
First time pass, all thanks to Alan Gallacher

Mirin PaxtonMirin Paxton
Highly Recommended
First time pass with only two minors absolutely ecstatic, but i could not have done it without the wonderful Alan Gallacher he is such an amazing instructor and has all the time and patience in the world!! I would HIGHLY recommend him to everyone ! 😁

Rhys ThorburnRhys Thorburn
Enjoyable experience
Brilliant Instructor! Highly recommend Alan friendly, reliable and made learning to drive an enjoyable experience.

Lynette CameronLynette Cameron
Glad He Was My Instructor
I can’t recommend Alan highly enough and I am very glad that he was my instructor. Not only is he a very friendly and likable person he clearly loves his job and takes pride in seeing his pupils progress and pass. From lesson 1 we discussed a realistic timeframe for my test and Alan understood my motives and fears and tailored his advice and analogies so that I could easily relate. I was very stressed about driving, had low confidence and bouts of absolute panic. But no matter how panicked I got or how many mistakes I made not once did Alan ever deviate from being completely calm, relaxed and supportive, even when I continually forgot my left and right! I always felt safe and supported with Alan and he continually helped me to build up my confidence reassuring me at every step. He is a natural teacher and I can’t thank him enough. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent patient instructor

Rhys ThorburnRhys Thorburn
Enjoyable experience
Brilliant Instructor! Highly recommend Alan friendly, reliable and made learning to drive an enjoyable experience.

Nadine ThorleyNadine Thorley
Patient and friendly
Alan is a very patient and friendly instructor helped me gain the confidence to sit and pass my driving test would highly recommend .

Kyle DicksonKyle Dickson
Wonderful Instructor
Alan is a wonderful instructor who helped me gain the confidence to sit my driving test and was able to work around me. Always gives you confidence, and always up for a laugh too. Great guy all round and i highly reccomend him. Without him i wouldn't have passed, Literally!

Lachlan KirkLachlan Kirk
Can't recommend enough
I was quite apprehensive about starting to learn to drive, but Alan's disarming approach and ability to make me feel like no question was a stupid question really set me at ease . He's got a great way of explaining things comprehensively and I cannot recommend him as an instructor enough.

Soraya Cardoso Soraya Cardoso
Awesome
Passing first time was all down to Alan! His calm and friendly approach made me feel so relax and enjoyed all my lessons. He was awesome and the best instructor I could of asked for. Thanks for everything 😊

Gemma CurrieGemma Currie
Helped Me Pass
I started with Alan a couple of months ago, where I had previously had some knocks with driving, and needed someone with patience and would help me over come nerves. Alan did exactly that and keep my confidence up and helped me pass my test! He's an excellent driving instructor and would highly recommend. Thank you so much Alan

Clare WeirClare Weir
Very patient with me and great at explaining everything
Thanks for everything. I came across Alan by chance and was put at ease and felt very comfortable with Alan from the get go. I had lesson 6yrs ago but wish I had Alan then. He was very patient with me and great at explaining everything. Highly recommended Alan and wouldn't of passed if it wasn't for him and all his reassurance in my abilities. Can't thank you enough.

Alistair McNaul Alistair McNaul
1st time pass
Alan is a patient and reassuring instructor who is able to give you both the skills and confidence needed to drive. His ability to highlight areas that need to be worked on and to then help you correct them is second to none. I'm very happy having passed first time and can't recommend Alan highly enough.

Richard Montgomery Richard Montgomery
The lessons were enjoyable
Alan was a great driving instructor, who was very patient throughout lessons which made it easier for a nervous first driver. The lessons were enjoyable, so much so that i missed them a bit when it was over. He also gave great confidence for my first independent drive after passing, and I couldn't have done it without his help.

Ally Thompson Ally Thompson
Definitely recommend
Alan is a terrific instructor, would definitely recommend him to everyone. When I first started off learning I had no confidence and was really nervous. I had 2 instructors before but I lost interest in driving for a couple of years until I decided to give it another shot. Alan gave me confidence and self belief that my driving ability was decent. Alan also made a few tweaks in my driving and made me a better driver. After failing a couple of tests Alan kept me believing in my self to keep myself going and that I would pass. I would like to thank Alan for his confidence in me and I know I wouldn't have passed without him. Thank you for everything Alan.

Ally YeomanAlly Yeoman
100% Recommended
Would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Lessons were fun and enjoyable and in a comfortable atmosphere which is what is needed when learning to drive. He only wants you to do your best. Can't thank Alan enough for teaching me!

Hollie Huntriss Hollie Huntriss
100% Recommended
Alan was really good and always made me feel confident in my driving ever since our first lesson. Always teaching me the easy ways not like some of the other instructors I had, and I would 100% recommend Alan to everyone!

Laura HendrenLaura Hendren
Thanks
Thank you for all your patience, help and support. Never thought I would get there but I did it with all your encouragement and building my confidence. Thanks

Catriona Gairns DuddyCatriona Gairns Duddy
I couldn't recommend him highly enough
Alan has a great style of teaching and made me feel really at ease - even as an absolute novice. The analogies that he used to explain things really helped me to understand the skills that I was learning. I couldn't recommend him highly enough!

Mandy RobertsonMandy Robertson
Alan changed my whole thinking about driving
Before I started learning to drive with Alan I was a nervous wreck and had no confidence in my ability to drive at all. After several failed attempts at tests and 7 years of trying under my belt Alan made me believe I could do it. In the 6 months that Alan taught me he changed my whole thinking about driving and taught me more about driving than I had learned in the 7 years previous. He has a great teaching technique and would explain things in a way I could relate to. He has the patience of a saint and is a friendly instructor. Alan also helped me with my confidence and I am so grateful to him that I can finally say I have passed my test and that I am a good driver! Thank you so much Alan!!

Peter SullivanPeter Sullivan
1st time pass
No doubt passing first time (on Friday the 13th no less) was all down to Alan. From the beginning he was patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. Always able to explain any tricky aspects of driving with a handy football analogy.... I'm sure he knows other types of analogies as well but football worked for me. In particular on the morning of my test when I was quite nervous. Alan advised me to think of approaching in the test the way Athletico Madrid play football... 'Keep the ball, keep it simple, nothing flashy and you'll get the desired result'. I certainly did! Thanks Alan!

Callum MilneCallum Milne
1st time pass
I had a lack of confidence in myself from not doing no lessons in along time and wasn't sure what to expect, Alan was brilliant very patient, friendly and cool-headed with myself, He will help you get your confidence back up straight away and help you get to where you want to be. I would recommend Alan and the LDC course to everyone who want to drive now rather than later

Andy SmithAndy Smith
1st time pass
Thanks again, couldn't have done it without you.

Lee GrozierLee Grozier
1st time pass

Craig Frew Craig Frew
Passed 1st Time
I greatly benefited from the calm and friendly instruction of Alan and would highly recommend him to anyone. I had perviously struggled with my confidence in the car resulting in a series of bad experiences over 7 years ago. I left my first lesson with Alan feeling reassured and hopeful of passing my test. Week after week my driving improved considerably thanks to Alan's clear and professional instruction which made driving an enjoyable experience again.

Nicola GibsonNicola Gibson
1st Time Pass
After taking lessons before at 17 and getting no where I decided 5 years later to try Alan. I started the lessons with no confidence and with a fear of other drivers and driving myself, he has built my confidence up and made me believe that I can drive and that I have the ability to pass ☺ lovely guy and a great instructor, thanks Alan

Linda DianaLinda Diana
I consider myself very lucky for getting Alan as my first and only instructor. He is definitely the instructor to have, if you’re looking for smooth learning experience. Always professional, patient, friendly and cool-headed, Alan will help you pass your test even if you lack confidence, are very nervous and have a leg nervously twitching on the pedal, like mine did. The most, I loved how he made difficult actions seem easy at the start, by dividing driving responsibilities and then gradually increasing the difficulty, until I had the full responsibility of the car and road. Another thing to add is that Alan was really easy to understand, considering that English is not my native language. I would recommend Alan and the LDC course to everyone - you won’t regret it!

Jack ChalkleyJack Chalkley
Alan was a great instructor, always kept me calm and reassured throughout out my driving. He was constantly keen on making me a better driving by pinpointing my weaknesses. I would recommend Alan to anyone wanting to pass their driving test!

Kevin O'DonnellKevin O'Donnell
Alan was very patient and explained everything well. I found him very good and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get through their test.

Rhiannan GirvanRhiannan Girvan
Amazing man, very calm and friendly. Helped me pass after 2 other driving instructors didn't in over a year of driving. He was the man to get me through my test at first attempt. Thank you very much Alan! :)

Allie Girvan (Mum) - Big thank you to Alan for getting Rhiannan through her test and giving her confidence and enthusiasm a much needed boost.

Ryan KnoxRyan Knox
I highly recommend Alan. I enjoyed all of my lessons and was always learning to my pace with a great instructor. Ffelt welcome from the first lesson and it was always a good environment to learn in, and am now looking forward to many years of driving thanks to Alan.

Gillian MillerGillian Miller
Learning to drive with Alan was a very positive experience. All lessons are forward planned to enhance development, Alan is approachable and no question is too silly to ask. I would highly recommend learning to drive with Alan, his calm and relaxed attitude can encourage even the most nervous person. I can't thank him enough for helping me pass my driving test.

Laura DicksonLaura Dickson
Incredible driving experience with Alan.
So friendly and encouraging from the get go. I was instantly made to feel very comfortable & confident in my driving. He taught me all the skills required to make me a good driver & enabled me to pass my test first time. Would recommend him 110 percent!

Brian CorryBrian Corry
Alan has a calm and reassuring manner during lessons that helps install confidence. His approach is structured and tailored to the individual strengths and weaknesses of the driver, allowing simple pointers, methods and techniques progress development at a steady and suitable rate. He always offers encouragement and positive feedback when necessary, and his advice for improving and maintaining aspects of driving was absolutely critical to me passing first time with very few minor errors. He is a natural teacher, and if you want to pass your test with the help of a safe and assured pair of hands, you can do no better than Alan. Highly recommend!

Jeremy BieleckiJeremy Bielecki
Alan teaches to drive in a calm and friendly manner. He carefully plans each lesson to provide a smooth learning progression which shapes the skills needed in order to pass a test. He offers great feedback and advice on how to improve one's driving. He also does what's best for the pupil and their safety. Highly recommended.

Aiden ThorburnAiden Thorburn
Just passed my driving test first time thanks to Alan. Great Instructor only needed 17 hrs of lessons. I would highly recommend him made me feel as ease and his teaching methods and encouragement led to a first time pass with only 5 minors. Thanks.