My son and twin daughters all passed first time thanks to Pat. He has taught them to be safe, calm, but confident drivers and managed to add some humour along the way. He also went out of his way, when the twins had their test one after the other, to make sure they were calm and kept them apart until they had both finsihed.
I passed my test today after taking lessons with Pat and would definitely recommend him. I found him very supportive, friendly and professional.
Pat clearly explains and shows how manoeuvres should be done. This was always done in a constructive and positive way. He tailors his explanations and advice. For example, as I’m a teacher he drew comparisons with the advice that I would give my own students.
He was always organised and on time. After every lesson he does a debrief and records notes on his iPad which he then emails to you. I found this so useful to review my progress and have a record of what I need to improve and remember. The service he offered was excellent - he even sends a reminder text the day before the lesson.
I really enjoyed our lessons and feel confident and well-prepared as a driver. Thanks Pat!
20 October 2017
Pat has been an excellent driving instructor from the moment I started, to the second I passed. As a patient, calm and funny man, his relaxed character has eased me through learning to drive with confidence in my own ability in a very safe and trusting atmosphere. All lessons are always tailored to the needs and ability of the student, and I never felt pressured into progressing at too fast a rate. His patience enabled me to learn at my own pace, so when the test day came around, I had confidence and passed first time with only 3 minors. If I lacked understanding in an area, he would explain clearly and thoroughly so I was prepared for the real world, and not just for the test. I would highly recommend pat as a driving instructor especially for new learners, and will really miss the regular lessons I had with him - I had a lot of fun and am very grateful for his help.
30 January 2014
Pat was a brilliant instructor, he was very patient which was reassuring because I was quite a slow learner to start off with. When I didn't understand something, he would use other ways of trying to explain it to me to help me remember things in my own way. I really enjoyed having him as an instructor and I couldn't have wished for a better one!
28 Nov 2012
I was a learner with New Drivers for 8 months. I had been driving with Pat since February 2012 until I passed my test for the 2nd time on the 8th of November 2012. My friend recommended the driving school New Drivers to me. She had Pat as her instructor too and passed her test with him 1st time. Pat was an excellent driving instructor.
He is a very chatty and funny man. He made me feel safe whilst I was learning to drive and made my driving experience worth it. If I didn't understand something or couldn't do a certain manoeuvre he would tell me/show me so I had a better understanding. I would recommend Pat to anyone. He was always on time for my lessons and always gave me the time I paid for. He is a brilliant instructor and I couldn't be more grateful that he helped me with my driving for all this time.
22 Nov 2012
Pat was a great instructor for me because he made learning to drive fun and took away any nerves I might have had when doing something new. He was always ready to accommodate changes and really went the extra mile to make sure I passed - which is why I immediately recommended him to my brother and would do the same to any other learner. Thanks Pat!
9 Aug 2012
I would like to say a huge thanks to Pat, my driving instructor for getting me through my test and making my driving lessons an enjoyable experience. So easy to get a long with, friendly and patient. He gave great advice and helped me to improve.
I would recommend Pat to anybody who wants to learn to drive, with his calming ways, punctuality and ability to teach.
It was a pleasure to have him as my instructor. Many Thanks!
8 Aug 2012
I passed my driving test this Monday with only 2 minors and I probably might not have passed if it wasn't for Pat Lewis.
Pat made all my driving lessons very comfortable and explained everything in a way in which you wouldn't be able to forget. I felt very confident each time I got in the car and trusted that with Pat's knowledge I would be able to execute each manoeuvre and drive successfully. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pat for any new driver. Thank you once again!
25 July 2012
Pat was a helpful, patient and friendly instructor. He taught in a way that was suited to me, focusing on my weaknesses in driving, as well keeping up practice with the things I was good at.
He was flexible to give me lessons most of the time during the week. He always said the he's "not only teaching me to pass my test, but teaching me to drive in the real world" which I feel holds true, as he gave me lots of tips and tricks along the way about general use of the car. All in all, I felt he pushed me to do my best, and with his help I managed to, which demonstrates his ability as a driving instructor.
23 July 2012