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What a long old road it's been! I was quite anxious about driving when I first started, but Adrian put me at ease and helped me settle into it comfortably. I wasn't the quickest learner, but thanks to Adrian's patience and consistently thorough instruction, I have just passed my test first time! I cannot recommend him enough - my husband's next... 🙂 Thanks a million, Adrian - fist bump! X

Naomi Beard   

Adrian was recommended to me after I had had a bad experience with another instructor who never took my lessons seriously and was willing to put me through my test after just one lesson, even though I knew I wasnโ€™t ready.
After failing 3 tests in the past and having 3 previous instructors I had picked up some very bad habits, which learners shouldnโ€™t have, and had become really nervous of taking my test and even with some aspects of driving.
Adrian worked very hard to get me out of these bad habits and get me to be comfortable with all aspects of driving and before I knew it I fully believed in myself that I could pass the test.
I walked into the test center with confidence and no nerves at all and passed with zero minors.
I wouldnโ€™t have done it without you Ady, Thank you so much for everything.

Jodie Hewerdine   

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

Alysha Smith   

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.

neil pinfold   
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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   
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Crystal Buffham   
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Adrian I canโ€™t thank you enough! You have been such a fabulous instructor; I couldnโ€™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   
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An 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   
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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   
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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 forย  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   
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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   
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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Steph Draper   
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fiona Brzezicki   
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Adrian comes highly recommended from whoever i speach too!!

Steve Bagwell   
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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   
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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   
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โ€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   
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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.ย  Ady's car is very nice to drive as well, so that is always an added bonus! Thanks Ady

Harvey Chan   
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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   
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!!!

James Cowley   
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Such an awesome driving instructor ๐Ÿ˜€ makes you feel relaxed and confident, if i could pass, anyone could with ady ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for everything!! x

Sophie King   
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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   
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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!ย  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   
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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chloe Michael   
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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Andrew Thomas   
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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   
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thankyou Ady! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lauren Percy   
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Passed me in 2weeks first time. Me & several of my friends have passed first time with him. I would really recommend him! Thanks Adrian! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kirsten Sorensen   
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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   
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Stefan Pip Carthew   
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ thx mr Adrian ๐Ÿ™‚

Mihir Patel   
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Awesome driving instructor! Very well recommended! Thanks Ady!

Nathan Shreklar Rippin   
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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

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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   
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Fantastic instructor! Would recommend to anyone, passed first time with 1 minor ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah Sheardown   
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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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Amanda Wassa Wass   
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I have just passed today with 3 minors! He is one AMAZING driving instructor! Thanks for everything!

Lauren Charles   
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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   
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amazing how he got me through is all i can say:) thanks

Anna Sheardown   
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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   
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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alec Cowley   
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very good instructor, enjoyed learning with him. Passed first time:) would recommend!

Mel Burridge   
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ thanx ady and i would recommend him to everyone hes a brilliant instructer!

Samantha Orner   
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Brilliant instructor! Very patient and understanding! I passed first time all thanks to him and would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thankyou Ady! ๐Ÿ™‚

Katy Beckett   
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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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Luke Kodak Brailsford   

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!

Eleanor and Adam Armstrong   

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!!!

Carli Handley   

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!

Tracy Cryer   

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!

Elysia Herbert   

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!!!!

Amy Borrill   

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

Amy Borrill   

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

Lara Wallis   

Itโ€™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! Itโ€™s been a pleasure to work with you Ady, thank you for all your effort and for having faith in me, I couldnโ€™t have done it without you!

Kirsty Elmes   

Itโ€™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 at the same time praising all good progress by his students. An excellent driving instructor, whom I would recommend to anyone! Itโ€™s been a pleasure to work with you Ady, thank you for all your effort and for having faith in me, I couldnโ€™t have done it without you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kirsty Elmes   

Amazing instructor !!!! Who I would recommend to everyone !!! He is very professional and patient. I enjoyed every lesson with him and passed with just one minor !! Thanks for everything Ady !!!

Karolina Wojnowska   

Ady, i couldn't have asked for better instructor! You were patient, calm and understanding and you were always willing to fit yourself round my busy schedule! Not only were you a great instructor, but also a really nice guy who made lessons fun and far more than just another lesson. I would recommend him to anyone! Thanks for everything!

Ed Large   

Under a previous instructor I had failed my test four times. With Adrian I passed first time and got a clean sheet!

Just make sure you do it his way and you'll be smiling after the test.

Many thanks Aidy, Pete Seed

Peter Seed   

I was recommended to Adrian by my mother's friend, bought a block of lessons and have not looked back since. Ady's a fantastic instructor: patient; experienced and very friendly. My confidence grew throughout lessons and led to me feeling ready when I took my test - something that was uncommon with friends who learnt with different schools. He's both a great bloke and an excellent instructor to whom I'm very grateful. Thanks for everything mate!

James Sherwood-Jones   

Great instructor, really patient and an easy to understand method of teaching so things didn't seem too daunting! Always enjoyed my lessons and would definitely recommend him to any one! Thanks for all your help Adrian ๐Ÿ™‚

Emma Rowles   

A fantastic instructor, could not have asked for any better. Ady's time, patience and encouragement was brilliant on my lessons,and doing my pass plus last week. Never thought I would pass my test first time, but he believed in me, which helped me believe in myself. Will definatley recommend Ady to anyone and everyone that is thinking of taking lessons in the future. A big big thank you I could never have done it without you.

Natalie Botwright   

Amazing instructor, great guy. He somehow makes everything seem simple. Passed first time as well as my pass plus. Thanks for everything Ady!

Elliott Smith   

A couple of friends recommended Ady to me, and I'm so glad they did as I couldn't have asked for more out of a driving instructor. His pass rates put him up there with the best in the country and you can see why. He's patient, passionate about getting it right and wants the best for his pupils. I went into the test feeling ready and passed first time like so many of his other pupils; at the end of the day it's down to his hard work. Cheers Ady! ๐Ÿ™‚

Henry Jeffreys   

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