Our aim is to privide the best possible experience in driving tuition. We love to hear feedback from students. Here are some of our comments from over the years. If you are a previous pupil or currently learning with us then why not drop us a comment.
Tricia is an excellent instructor who is very patient and has a flexible schedule. When I first started learning, she brought me up to speed on the basics of car control and only when I was ready did she move onto more complex situations. I also passed my theory test during my time with her during which she was exceptionally helpful, answering all questions and giving guidance where necessary/asked for. I never felt stressed or concerned about a lesson and if I happened to not feel up to a more intensive session for any reason, she was perfectly happy to change up the lesson plan on the spot to accommodate me. When the pandemic rolled around, she kept me informed on the latest changes to the DVLA guidelines and once we were finally up and running again, she helped me to relearn anything I'd forgotten in the year or so it had been since we last had a lesson. When it came around to the test, she made sure she covered anything and everything that could possibly come up to give me the best chance possible and even allowed me to, at one point, have 4 lessons in a week to make sure I was happy going into it, and I'm glad to say, I passed first time!
I just passed my driving test on my first attempt recently and I used Tricia as my instructor from a complete beginner. She was brilliant - she not only prepared me for test but she also taught me how to drive safely so that I would be confident and comfortable driving alone afterwards. She was always so patient, had great ways of explaining things and even offered me phone calls (free of charge) to talk me through certain things I found difficult. Learning to drive throughout the pandemic was not ideal but she was great at communicating news from the DVLA and fitting in lots of extra lessons and mock tests in the lead up to my test. I could not have asked for a better instructor.
Tricia is an amazing driving instructor who allowed driving to be fun, while still teaching what is needed in order to be a safe driver. During lessons there were always options so I could pick what I wanted to learn or practise, allowing me to reinforce what I had learnt in the previous lessons, if I felt I needed to, or start something new. She made sure that I had enough lesson time to go through everything in the weeks before my test, to make sure that I was confident with anything that I could have been tested on. This allowed me to pass first time, even though the pandemic interrupted my lessons and forced me to delay taking my test. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn to drive in a safe and enjoyable way.
is a brilliant driving instructor who is always more focussed on safety than anything else. Everything I learned was not only to pass the test, but to become a genuinely safe driver. She was always flexible on her lesson plans, depending on my preferences at
the time. She didn’t try to make me unlearn anything I’d already covered with my Dad, and in the end I passed without any driving faults. Very happy customer
"I worked with Tricia towards my driving license over the Winter and Spring of 2018/19.
As a person who often experiences anxiety I was expecting learning to drive to be a very stressful undertaking. Tricia was skilled and knowledgeable; helping me to feel comfortable throughout the course of my lessons, turning what could have been a potentially stressful experience into a calm and relaxed one. Additionally she individualised her teaching method to fit my learning style in order to make the process as smooth as possible. With her support, helping me through the test questions and preparing me for what could occur, I can proudly say that I passed my test first try."
Tricia's teaching was the best I felt I could have received when learning to drive. During lessons I felt comfortable, able to learn and discuss anything that I was unsure about. Her teaching style is relaxed, but underneath that there was a wealth of knowledge about driving safely and independently on the road that gave me the confidence to drive on my own once I had passed my test. On days where I was tired or didn't feel up to a certain lesson plan she always asked for my input on what I felt up to learning that day, ensuring that no lesson was wasted. I would recommend anyone to go get lessons with Tricia, especially if they want to feel like they have been taught to drive well for the rest of their lives and not just to pass a test.
Tricia was recommended to me by my brother who learnt to drive with Tricia and really enjoyed his lessons. As well as working through the driving syllabus Tricia built lots of time into the lessons to allow me to choose go over areas that I wanted allowing me to tailor the lessons to my needs. Tricia was always really supportive and encouraging allowing me to build up my confidence. She did not just get me through my test but focused on teaching the skills needed to be a safe driver. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a driving instructor.
Tricia was a very good driving instructor, she was always thorough with everything and was always able to answer any questions I had.
She also gave me the option to practice whatever I wanted in our lessons. I now feel a confident and safe driver thanks to Tricia's teaching. I couldn't have asked for more from a driving instructor and would definitely recommend her.
Finn Erkle Rickard
Every single lesson with Tricia is never a wasted hour and a half but always a challenging, focused and enjoyable time. Tricia was my second driving instructor and she helped me massively with my confidence, thanks to her unwavering patience and friendliness. I always felt safe and comfortable as Tricia is extremely knowledgeable and has dual control pedals. No two people are the same and Tricia is great at catering to individual needs and the different ways that people learn. She is genuinely caring, concerned not only about teaching you how to pass your test, but how to be a good driver in the long run. Tricia is an exceptional driving instructor and wonderful company to have in the car. It can be very daunting driving with a stranger in the passenger seat for weekly lessons, especially when it doesnâ€™t come naturally, but with Tricia it is like getting into a car with a friend. - Owain Harris
Tricia is an extremely patient, thorough, straightforward teacher who can bring people who are initially extremely nervous to a confident new driver. For a while we thought I'd never be confident enough to take my test but with Tricia's help I was able to pass with no faults. She's brilliant.
I had my first lesson with Tricia in January 2017 and instantly felt at ease under her guidance. I had already been driving for roughly 6 months with both my parents and a family friend (who used to be a driving instructor). Thankfully I met Tricia who, unlike my previous driving instructor, taught me how to actually drive rather than how to just pass the driving test! Always cheery and encouraging, I looked forward to my weekly lessons and despite my occasional last minute changes to times, pick up and drop of locations, Tricia was always accommodating and flexible. With her assistance I was challenged to think and work answers out for myself rather than being told what to do and when to do it. I am so happy that I chose Tricia because I now feel that I am a safe driver, confident enough to drive further afield rather than just Winchester and the surrounding area. I passed my test first time and am now saving to complete the Pass Plus qualification with Tricia to aid my driving further. I could not recommend Tricia enough, a passionate and caring mentor with a bank of driving knowledge, tips and tricks that I doubt you would get with your typical driving instructor â€“ truly a great choice for anyone looking to become a competent, confident and safe driver!
Thanks again Tricia
I can't believe it's already two weeks since Ella passed her test! The time has just flown by and I am only managing to getting round to sending you this e-mail. Stephen and I both wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into Ella's driving lessons over the past six months. She has enjoyed them so much and her confidence under you guidance has just rocketed!! She has been borrowing my car and driving herself to her dancing classes in Alton and for trips into Winchester this week and I am now having to make appointments with her so I can occasionally use my car! We would very much like her to do her pass plus test with you please. We are in the process of applying for it and will be in touch with you again to arrange a convenient time for you and her to meet up.
Many thanks indeed for all you have done for her and us.
I started my lessons with Tricia in November and always looked forward to them. My parents felt I would respond and be more comfortable driving with a female instructor which proved to be the cas. Triciaâ€™s lessons were very enjoyable and challenging because she set high standards and helped me to achieve the goals she set every week and did this through patient, kind and thorough teaching. She has shaped me into the confident driver I am today. Not only does Tricia teach to the test but she also passes on other relevant driving skills that I am also finding useful today. Triciaâ€™s high standards of teaching has also given my parents confidence by passing my test first time with only one minor they felt that I was ready to drive independently and insured our family car immediately. I am now able to drive regularly knowing I am a competent driver and I am looking forward to furthering my driving skills by doing the pass plus course with Tricia soon. I would highly recommend Tricia as a driving instructor.
Testimonial 17th March 2017
As someone with no confidence when it came to driving after a few aborted attempts over the years, I thought this was something I would never manage to do.
At the age of 40, I needed to give it one more go and decided to learn with Tricia after seeing her out and about in Winchester when I have been out running.
From the word go, Tricia made me feel at ease behind the wheel. Her friendly, welcoming personality coupled with a very clear, precise and fun way of explaining things made being one of her students an enjoyable experience.
It did not take long for Tricia to build up my confidence which previous instructors I had tried had failed to do.
Lessons were planned in advance, but Tricia was flexible and accommodating if I ever asked to do something different or wasn't ready to move on from practising something.
I was fortunate enough to have my sister available to take me out driving between lessons and Tricia took the time to meet and speak to her to explain what we had been doing and what my sister should focus on with me which was also very helpful.
Driving is not something that came naturally to me, and Tricia's encouragement, positivity, patience and support came across in all of my lessons and she managed to turn someone who had a fear of driving into a confident driver and someone who actually now enjoys getting behind the wheel of a car. During my time learning with Tricia it really came across how much she cares for her students, their safety and welfare and getting them fully prepared for and through the driving test when completely ready.
During the 7 months or so I spent having lessons with Tricia and going through the syllabus, we covered a great deal of the Winchester area including potential test routes and places for the manoeuvres. Tricia also arranged for me to do a mock test with another instructor. This all meant that by the time I took my test I felt completely ready, confident and prepared. I passed first time with a small number of minors and this was down to Tricia and I am so glad I made the decision to learn to drive with her and would fully recommend her to other learner drivers.
I was recommended to Tricia by my sister who was taught by her a couple of years previously. From my first lesson of learning the basics to the lesson before my test where we were fine tuning my driving, Tricia was patient, assertive and a great teacher. If I didn't understand something first time, she would explain it in a different way until I understood it. The lessons were also practical based where she maintained you learn best from driving rather than her talking. I really enjoyed the lessons with Tricia and would definitely recommend her to any of my friends who are considering learning to drive."
Tricia is a very good and supportive driving instructor helping you through any of your driving weaknesses. She is well qualified and will help you through your driving lessons every step of the way, if you have any queries or questions just ask her. Every student will be different which is why I think Tricia is great as she will help you no matter what your needs are. Tricia is very loving, kind and patient and always likes to get to know you as a person as well as your driving. She is an absolute pleasure to have as a driving instructor, giving you little tips along the way to make your driving experience enjoyable and safe, giving you extra confidence for when you pass and drive independently.
Thank you Tricia for being such an excellent driving instructor.
I was very impressed that you didn't just tell me what to do, but explained why in a way that made things easier to remember.
You helped me build my confidence with every lesson and helped me relax when I was feeling stressed.
You talked to me about everything and listened to what I had to say, offering constructive criticism where needed, and I finished every lesson feeling positive.
You gave excellent advice and knew exactly when I was ready to take my test, even though I wasn't so sure, and I passed first time!
Thank you again, I couldn't have done it without you,
I began lessons at 17 and that I passed I owe to Tricia Isaac. She was swift to realise that I didn't have any trouble going into 5th gear, and concentrated on my weaknesses, such as steering and reversing- until I was confident enough to pass first time. Outside our weekly lessons, she did her best to let my skills develop, by allowing me extra driving, as I didn't have access to my own vehicle. I now regularly drive the university minibus and every time a timely mirror check saves us from injury or worse, I know who to thank!! Tom.
I think Tricia is a very patient driving instructor and the needs of each pupil are always taken innto consideration. I enjoyed all my lessons with Tricia. Although being very nervous at the beginning on my lessons Tricia was excellent at helping me to stay calm and concentrate. With all of Tricia's help, it was made possible for me to pass my driving test. Without her help I don't think I would have passed the test the first time. I learnt many good tips from Tricia which have stuck with me and made my independent driving enjoyable and safe. Thank you Tricia. Love Jess.
Tricia was an absolute pleasure to have driving lessons with. She was encouraging, friendly and always made me feel confident and at ease. She teaches in a way that is clear to follow and understand and really pushes to produce top quality drivers. I passed first time in just a few months which shows how capable teacher she really is. I would highly recommend her as an instructor to anyone who is keen to learn quickly and efficiently- they won't be disappointed.
Learning to drive is not relaxing, but being at ease with a great driving insstructor makes it a much more enjoyable process! Tricia is friendly, engaging and helpful, with clear instruction and flexible hours. She will be utterly dedictated to helping you become a safe and perceptive driver. She gave me excellent preparation for, both my theory and practical tests, using diagrams and other visual aids to illustrate situations I was approaching. Tricia encouraged me, talked me through manouevres I thought I would never be able to do and taught me to respect other road users. I wouldn't have wanted to learn with anyone else and at no point was it boring!! Thea
Tricia, this is what I want to say about you. Tricia got me through my driving test and my pass plus at 17. She is a brilliant driving instructor and has a lot of patience and explains things properly. She takes time to listen to you and sees if you need more help with things. Tricia also put herself out to make sure that I was ready for my test. I would very highly recommend her and thank her for getting me through it. Michael.
I went to Tricia on the advice of my brother, who had a few driving instructors and said that she was by far the best. We both passed first time with two driver faults. The teaching style was really engaging and interactive, so that you never felt that you were being dictated to. I also felt that my lessons were not just about passing my test, but about making me the safest driver I could be and learning to be aware of everything around me. The lessons were great fun and Tricia is a really brilliant teacher, and I would highly recommend her. I am being completely honest. In fact my eldest brother is learning to drive now and is very disappointed he won't be able to be taught by you.... after all our praise of you.
Thank you so much for everything, you're the best teacher I could have asked for. I will be recommending you to everyone. Clair.
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