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Wilmie B I was a very nervous learner driver with past bad experiences. Ady had the right balance of being a patient and tough teacher, with emphasis on safe driving methods to get me through the more difficult learning curves. Ady’s attention to detail and determination is infectious, so that I didn’t ever felt like giving up. Through his diving school, I became confident with my understanding of maneuvers and general safe driving abilities, which is what got me to pass my test first time. On top of it all, Ady has a great sense of humour, is very knowledgeable and experienced in producing drivers of a high standard, plus he takes great pride in the high quality service provided throughout the driving school, all aspects that make him such an excellent and trustworthy teacher. – Wilmie Burton


I’m still in shock, passed first time today. I very much recommend Adrian and also recommend doing an intensive course with him, boosted my confidence so much in just a week. People didnt pass first time by luck, he helps you understand the roads and car. Your a star Ady πŸ™‚ – Crystal Buffham


adrian thulborn reviewAdrian I can’t thank you enough! You have been such a fabulous instructor; I couldn’t have asked for any one better! Your pass rate really does say it all! I am extremely happy that I passed first time, let alone having no minors! You were so patient and worked around my hectic lifestyle. Unlike many of my friends with other instructors, I never dreaded a lesson and always felt like I was in safe hands! I recommend anyone to go with Adrian because he is so professional and really does know his stuff! Thanks again Ady! – Emily Kathryn Smith


adrian thulborn reviewAn absolutely amazing driving instructor! Adrian is very relaxed, patient and approachable, and he has an excellent understanding of the requirements to pass first time. He is very friendly and really helps to build your confidence in driving. I would definitely recommend him to a friend. Thanks again!! – Rhiannon Cole



After having lessons for 18 months with a terrible Driving Instructor. Ady was recommended by my son. Built my confidence back up and passed my test first time .Didnt think i would do it .I was 59 years old at the time am 60 now and love being able to drive .a big thank you Ady .Definitely Recommended – Jennifer Denise Rippin



Thanks to Adrian, I have passed my driving test on first attempt! I am a slow learner, couldn’t have done without you. You are a fantastic instructor, patient with your pupil, your positive attitude give me confidence. Well done Adrian! You have done a very good job, I know a simple thank you can not express my appreciation, but I still want to say thank you for your help, thank you for your patience, thank you forΒ  believing in me and thank you for everything you have done for me. You can help me pass driving test, anyone can pass with you! – Yan Wen



Thanks Adrian for everything, you were a really great driving instructor and I couldn’t of passed if it wasn’t for you believing in me, thanks again!! – Lauren Handy




I didn’t get on with my first driving instructor so asked around for people’s views on good instructors, Ady came highly recommended so booked some lessons straight away. He was great, so calm and understanding. I passed really quickly with only one minor! Would definitely recommend to others. Thanks Ady! πŸ™‚Β  – Steph Draper



Put it off for ages as had one horrible teacher when i was 17- passed Oct 2010 at the age of 24. I was very nervous about learning to drive but Ady made feel confident and much more relaxed about the whole thing, passed suprisingly quickly- explained it all in way which was easy, very paitent and lessons became enjoyable not something i dreaded each week! Thanks Ady!!! Definatley Recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Β  –Β  Fiona Brzezicki


i came out the army needing to learn to drive in a hurry!! adrian was very good and made alot of time for me.. his one 2 one lessons were very good and lead me to pass my test first time πŸ™‚ Adrian comes highly recommended from whoever i speach too!! – Steve Bagwell



After putting it off for years and deciding I needed to get it done, Ady was my 3rd instructor and came highly recommended by others!! Ady was always patient, which he definitely needed to be with me and increased my confidence massively!! I was a nervous driver but Ady was brilliant and made me feel relaxed and explained things really well which helped me pass my test 1st time in 2010.. A***** – Would highly recommend to every1….. Thanks again Ady, ur the best xx – Mel Cuthill



Thank you so much! It was my first time taking the test and i passed with one minor after 30 hours of driving thanks to Adrian! He gave all the paper work i could ever need to help me learn how to drive, which i found a lot more helpful than the disc i used for the theory. Very patient which is excellent when trying to correct the hill start over and over again!! He explains every part of the route you are drive and the car itself and is very approachable to any question asked! I was recommended to Adrian by a friend and i would recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much again! – Joanne Sharp


Β β€ŽI have just passed first time today after just over 6 months of driving with Adi. He is an awesome instructor and would highly recommend him to anyone who is wanting to learn to drive. Thank you Adi!!! – Wayne Kirk




I would like to highly recommend Ady as a driving instructor. Ady quickly instills confidence in you, the key skills needed to drive safely and works towards your time scale and management. Personally, I say that you would be unlucky not to pass the first time with Ady, and if you don’t believe me, take a look at his first time pass rate.Β  Ady’s car is very nice to drive as well, so that is always an added bonus! Thanks Ady – Harvey Chan



Adrian, better late than never to write this for you? Ha! You were an amazing driving instructor and i couldnt have done it without you, you were always so patient and a good laugh! Thank you!x – Ashleigh Ann Day




What an instructor, thansk so much Ady, youve been great since i first met you. from day one i was s**t scared but you showed patience. You have done nothing but make me feel comfortable in the driving seat. Quite obviously the best instructor in Grantham, Lincolnshire and everywhere outside of that, Cheers Ady πŸ™‚ !!!!!!! – James Cowley



Such an awesome driving instructor πŸ˜€ makes you feel relaxed and confident, if i could pass, anyone could with ady πŸ™‚ thanks for everything!! x – Sophie King




Top instructor! Ady is very easy going and makes learning to drive a lot of fun. I came to Ady with a date in mind to pass by and he made that happen (even staying on late sometimes to accomodate). His pass rate speaks for itself. Cheers Ady – Gabriel Hamblin




A great driving instructor who is extremely patient, approachable, friendly & understanding that driving for the first time is a scary experience! It didn’t take long before i felt confident behind the wheel knowing i was being taught by an instructor who was very knowledgable!Β  Being extremely nervous leading up to my test Ady made time for me to go over any worries i had and as a result passed first time! No matter who i speak to only has good words to say about Ady, definitely the best around, would highly recommend! – Naomi Herbert


I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the best driving instructor I could possibly have for all the patience and laughs that we had together! Amazing person… thank you so much for everything, I will never forget those times! πŸ™‚Β  – Chloe Michael




I highly recommend Adrian! I passed first time with him and I’m sure everyone who’s had him can agree that he’s a great guy and an awesome instructor! Lessons are always a laugh and you never feel nervous or stressed out no matter how much you mess up! Cheers mate! πŸ™‚ – Andrew Thomas



My sister and cousin both passed with Adrian first time so I decided he would be my best bet to get me through as well. I was not wrong. I passed first time with 2 minors in September. Adrian is a top bloke who knows every trick in the book to get you through your test no matter your personality. Just look at the other reviews, I always enjoyed my lessons and never found them nerve racking, if something wasn’t working for me he always had another method to try, stress free and a bit of banter to keep the lessons interesting. Thanks for everything mate, cheers. – Criff Marston


Excellent instuctor to have, friendly, patient and very reliable, passing first time was a great achievement thanks to Ady and his professional skills! knowing exactly how you cope and what needs work on in order to pass! highly recommended to everyone πŸ™‚ Thankyou Ady! πŸ™‚Β  – Lauren Percy



Passed me in 2weeks first time. Me & several of my friends have passed first time with him. I would really recommend him! Thanks Adrian! πŸ™‚ – Kirsten Sorensen




Amazing Driving Instructor, passed me first time and so did alot of my friends. So easy to get along with! Really enjoyed working with him. Would recommend him to anybody. Thanks Adrian. – Aimee Jane Lee




fantastic driving instructor. would recommend him to anybody. makes you feel at ease. guna miss my driving lessons with him. if you want a first time pass then would recommend Adrian. i passed first time. thanks ady πŸ™‚ – Stefan Pip Carthew




r u looking for pass at 1st time? than u should come to the adrian school . because A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others, thats how he will teach u πŸ™‚ thx mr Adrian πŸ™‚ – Mihir Patel




Awesome driving instructor! Very well recommended! Thanks Ady! – Nathan Shreklar Rippin




Top instructer and top bloke. learn in confidence and have a laugh at the same time. Passed myself and alot of my friends 1st time with low minors! Deffo recommend! – Daniel Wright-Miller




Trying to choose a driving instructor is a difficult thing, because you always hear good and bad things about each and everyone one of them, except Ady. From the first lesson, he made me feel at ease, and comfortable behind the wheel, and his techniques for manoeuvres make the whole thing a lot easier. Like the majority of his other students, I passed first time, and it only took three months. – Luke Musson


Fantastic instructor! Would recommend to anyone, passed first time with 1 minor πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚ – Sarah Sheardown




My friends recommended Adrian to me after passing first time with him. Every lesson was a joy, passing first time myself I would recommend him to anyone else as well! Thanks πŸ˜€ – Amanda Wassa Wass




I have just passed today with 3 minors! He is one AMAZING driving instructor! Thanks for everything! – Lauren Charles




ady is an awesome driving instructor! and would recommend him to anyone!!! glad that i chose ady. he has all the pacience in the world!! – Lee Goddard




amazing how he got me through is all i can say:) thanks – Anna Sheardown




There’s no doubt that Ady is the best instructor around, looking at getting the top pass rate in the country for the second year running, with very few candidates getting more than a couple of minors. Ady’s instruction technique builds confidence quickly and the routines he teaches for reversing manoevres are simple to follow and brilliantly effective. He makes you ready for the test and makes driving feel natural, and got me to pass first time with one minor. I would not hesitate to reccommend him to anyone! Finally, i have yet to see a driving instructor with a nicer car!! – Jordan Whitworth


Brilliant instructor who I would recommend to anyone! So patient, professional and understanding, yet always able to make you smile! I felt like I was in good hands from the word go! Lessons were something that I looked forward to every week and having passed first time nearly 2 weeks ago am still missing! Thanks for everything Ady! πŸ™‚ – Alec Cowley



very good instructor, enjoyed learning with him. Passed first time:) would recommend! – Mel Burridge




had an awfull first driving instructer and was getting nowhere, i was a very scared nervous driver and a friend recommended ady.. he was very patient and gave me loads of confidence and i passed first time with only 1 minor πŸ™‚ thanx ady and i would recommend him to everyone hes a brilliant instructer! – Samantha Orner



Brilliant instructor! Very patient and understanding! I passed first time all thanks to him and would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thankyou Ady! πŸ™‚ – Katy Beckett




Fantastic Instructor, really patient. Got me through my test first time. Was highly recommened to me by a few friends who also passed first time. Cheers Ady πŸ˜€ – Luke Kodak Brailsford

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I passed first time with zero minors with Ady. He is a patient, friendly and encouraging instructor who always motivates you. He provides lessons delivered with the right skills and confidence for a lifetime of safe and enjoyable driving. Thank you! Alysha

my wife and i cant thank ady enough having got our daughter through her driving test first time with no minors having built her confidence up through out the process we would highly recommend adrian thulborn to anyone who needs driving lessons ady seems to teach at a different level to other instructors as we have learnt in the past with our other daughters so big thanks again.

by Eleanor and Adam Armstrong on Adrian Thulborn School of Motoring

Ady is a true professional and excellent instructor! I was really apprehensive about starting lessons, but in my first lesson Ady made me feel very much at ease. Lessons were never boring, and I felt that I was learning something new and improving each week. My confidence was boosted every lesson with his excellent teaching and patience. I can see why Ady has such a good reputation, his knowledge and expertise surpass him. He is very thorough and ensures you are more than ready to take your test. When my brother turned 17 Ady was the obvious choice. My brother also found him an excellent instructor and his competitiveness for his students to succeed really motivated my brother.
Ady works hard to fit his students around their busy schedules. In doing so, we both passed first time within 4 months of turning 17, both feeling safe and confident drivers. We can't thank Ady enough and would highly recommend him to anyone!


After a year of learning to drive i passed first time (7.8.14) with 4 minors. This was a massive achievement for me as i really struggled with self belief, nerves and bad anxiety but he never gave up on me even when i was beating myself up over shilly little things or bursting into tears. There will never be enough words to say how thankful i am for believing in me. Your patients and perserverance have helped me realise i can now do anything i put my mind to. You really understand what it takes to pass the test and are fantastic at your job. Once again THANK YOU!!!

Ady passed all three of my very unique and different daughters- with only two minors between all of them! He couldn't have done a better job! Highly recommended!! Thank you!


Passed today first time with 0 minors 28/02/13 and it's all down to Adrian. He is the best instructor you could ask for! So patience and calm not once did he shout at me kept me confident the whole time and has made me feel confident enough to know drive on my own! Couldn't of asked for anything more! Would recommend him to anyone! Thanks again Adrian!

An absolutely AMAZING driving instructor!! very patient and very easy to get along with. Not only does he make you pass first time but also makes you a safe confident driver. Many driving schools teach you how to pass your test but Ady teaches you how to drive and pass first time. I would Recommend Ady to anyone, if you want to learn to drive and pass first time he's your guy. Thanks Ady your the best!!!!

An absolutey amazing driving instructor, very patient and puts you at ease when driving. I would recommend ady to anyone he is very easy to get along with and makes you a safe confident driver. If you want to pass first time he's the guy. Thanks ady your the best

Still can't believed i passed !! thankyou so much .Brilliant instructor !! Very patient and friendly , defo reccommend to anyone !!

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It’s no surprise Ady has such a good reputation! He embodies all qualities needed for a good driving instructor and so much more. Calm, patient and honest, Ady can help you become a more confident driver, providing constructive criticism but also praising good progress by his students. An excellent driving instructor, whom I would recommend to anyone! It’s been a pleasure to work with you Ady, thank you for all your effort and for having faith in me, I couldn’t have done it without you!

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