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Your thoughts are important........2014/15

Louise Lear, Barlestone

Miss Louise Lear, passed her driving test in Hinckley TC - 17.07.14

"I was keen to use the same instructor that my friend trained with but unfortunately she was fully booked. So after searching Google, I came across Smiles Driving and decided to book some lessons, with no knowledge of the quality of tuition I would receive.  I am so pleased that I decided to use Sam at Smiles Driving, as I PASSED FIRST TIME with only 4 faults.  A big thank you to Sam for her patience and efforts to get me through my test."

Luke Cummings, Bagworth

Luke Cummings, passed his driving test at Loughborough TC - 18.09.14

"Passing my driving test was a huge relief, but at the same time a great achievement for me.  After being slightly let down by my current instructor, I needed to find an alternative instructor who would improve my driving skills and help me pass my test.  Thanks Sam for all your help and especially for the extra videos and emails received outside my lessons - I would be happy to recommend you to anyone that needs to learn to drive."

Alina Novika, Loughborough

Alina Novika passed her Driving Test (1st Time pass) in Loughborough - 23.09.14

"I was so pleased to be able to pass my driving test (FIRST TIME PASS) with Sam at Smiles Driving.  I was quite concerned that my English was not clear enough to be able to pass my test and that I may not understand the examiner on the test day.  However, Sam helped me lots and gave me confidence in myself to achieve my goal. Keeping the lesson plan simple, clear and explaining the exact process that was expected on my practical test - Thanks Sam"

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Charlotte Simpson, Markfield

Charlotte Simpson, Markfield passed her Driving Test at Hinckley TC with only 3 faults - 20.11.14

"I was so delighted to pass my Driving Test and really grateful to Sam at Smiles Driving School for all her help.  Sam was the 3rd and best driving Instructor I used over a period of time.  After having a bad experience with my 2nd Instructor, I was so pleased that I found Sam.  She helped boost my confidence and taught/perfected my manoeuvres required to the test standard.  Once again, many thanks Sam."

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Adam Callaghan, Markfield

Adam Callaghan, Markfield passed his Driving Test at Gypsy Lane, Leicester TC - 24.11.14

"Working away from home has been very difficult to learn to drive and I have grabbed every opportunity I could to book driving lessons with Sam at Smiles Driving, she has been very understanding and helpful. Fitting me into her diary with very little notice and delivering crash course lessons to bring me up to speed.... thanks Sam for all your help"

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Oliver Martin, Markfield

Oliver Martin, Markfield passed his Driving Test (first attempt) at Loughborough TC - 22.01.15

"I was so excited when I passed my driving test, especially as it was my first attempt with only 3 driving faults.  I had to complete a Bay Park at the end of the test from the right hand side which is very unusual, but I managed it and passed.  I managed to pass my test within 2 months and only had 18 hours of lessons.  I would like to say thank you to Sam at Smiles Driving for helping get through this test and would recommend her to my friends."

Maisie Morris, Bagworth

Maisie Morris, Bagworth passed her Driving Test (forst attempt) at Loughborough TC - 23.01.15

"It was such a relief to of passed my Driving Test, as I had recently purchased a car and great plans to visit friends further a field.  I managed to pass my test First Time within a 5 month period (6 driving faults) and was so thankful to Sam, my Instructor for all her help"

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Hayden Lewis, Leicester

Hayden Lewis, Leicester passed his Driving Test at Loughborough TC - 27.01.15

"My aim was to pass my Driving Test within a few months and I managed to achieve my goal with Sam at Smiles Driving. I passed within 3 months, with a First Time pass and only 2 faults.  I couldn't believe it!  My advice is to stay calm and if making any mistakes, get them all out of the way prior to your test, but learn from them - once again thanks Sam."

 

Message from Hayden's father - "Hi Sam, Hayden is over the moon!  I am a very proud Dad indeed!  Thanks for all your help, I chose the best Instructor in Leicester!  No doubt Hayden will be recommending you to family and friends.  Thanks again! Best regards Andrew Lewis"

Harry Morris-Meadows, Cotes, Loughborough

Passed Driving Test in Loughborough Harry Morris-Meadows passed his Driving Test with Smiles Driving at Loughborough TC - 04.02.15

"I passed my Driving Test with only 3 driving faults and 5 lessons.  I am an experienced Motorcross Cyclist and due to this I found driving a car quite easy. Sam managed to fit me into her diary quite quickly and I would be pleased to recommend her to my friends"

 

Message from Harry's Mother - "Hi Sam, you did a great job, especially with the limited time you had!  I'm so pleased he passed and it got him off his bike, but another set of worries come next with him driving :(  Thanks again much appreciated.  Rachel Morris"

Charlotte Arlow, Birstall

Driving Lessons Loughborough Charlotte Arlow passed her Driving Test with Smiles Driving at Loughborough TC - 10.02.15

"I was so nervous to take driving lessons and found it quite challenging at the beginning. Although Sam said I picked it up extremely quickly, I still felt scared of other road users during my lessons.  I gradually gained confidence during my time with Sam and after 4 months of weekly lessons I passed my Driving Test with a FIRST TIME attempt.  I couldn't believe it and was so pleased"

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Owen Rushton, Leicester

Driving Lessons Loughborough Owen Rushton passed his Driving Test with Smiles Driving at Loughborough Test Centre - 11.02.15

"Well what can I say.....thanks Sam for all your help and effort.  It all came together in the end and couldn't believe I passed with only 2 driving faults!"

Rhys Campbell, Markfield

Driving Lessons Markfield Rhys Campbell passed his Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 3 driving faults - 16.02.15

"I was pleased to pass my Driving Test within a short timescale and it certainly helped to be insured on my dad's car in addition to my lessons."

Krissie Wain, Loughborough

Driving Lessons Loughborough Krissie Wain passed Her Driving Test (FIRST TIME) at Loughborough Test Centre - 4 Driving Faults - 25.02.15

"To pass my Driving Test was a huge deal for me and one that I have wanted to do for years, but for one reason and another I never quite managed to have the opportunity to do it.  Thank you Sam for believing in me and helping me through this journey."

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Becca Coleman, Ibstock

Becca Coleman passed her Driving Test First Time at Loughborough Test Centre - 8 Driving Faults - 02.03.15

"I'm so pleased to of passed my Driving Test.  I was really surprised I passed, as during the test I felt I did a few things wrong, but the feeling was brilliant to hear the examiner say I have passed.  I can now purchase a new car and drive myself to work and have the freedom I wanted. Thanks to Sam for all her help over the last few months."

Laura Hellon, Leicester

Drivinglessonsloughborough Laura Hellon passed her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre - 2 Driving Faults - 28.03.15

"Although I was delighted to pass my Driving Test, I will miss my lessons with Sam, as I really enjoyed my lesson time - Sam is an old family friend and a superb Instructor that I highly recommend"

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Dannii Adams, Markfield

DrivingLessonsLoughborough Dannii Adams passed her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 4 Driver Faults -

"I made a decision to change driving insturctors and was pleased to find availability with Sam.  She helped and supported me with both my Theory and Practical tests over the last 4 months, delivering plenty of Mock Tests around the Test Centre.  It was a good decision to go with Sam and happy to recommend her."

Lauren Stacey, Groby

Drivinglessonsloughborough Lauren Stacey passed her Driving Test with 7 driver faults at Loughborough Test Centre - 02.04.15

"Returning home from Manchester, I decided to continue with my driving lessons but needed to find a new instructor.  I found Sam at Smiles Driving on Google and decided to book a trial lesson.  I was extremely pleased and continued to block book lessons going forward.  She was very calm and patient with me and adapted to my requirements. Thank you Sam"

Carys Todd, Loughborough

DrivinglessonsLoughborough Carys Todd passed her Driving Test with 6 Driver Faults at Loughborough Test Centre - 04.04.15

"After moving from Surrey to Loughborough to study at the University, I decided to continue with driving lessons and was determind to pass my Driving Test. After discussing with Sam a plan going forward, together we decided to book my test and schedule 15 hours of tuition. I managed to pass the test first time with Sam and really appreciated  her help, especially with Mock Tests and perfecting my Manoeuvres.   (I had failed my test in Surrey with a few serious faults.)"

Katie Pegler, Loughborough

Driving Lessons Loughborough Katie Pegler passed her Driving Test (First Time) with 4 Driver Faults at Loughborough Test Centre - 27.04.15

"I had previously taken a handful of driving lessons with an Instructor, but wasn't comfortable with his style of teaching.  I decided to book with Sam at Smiles Driving and after 17 hours of tuition I passed my Driving Test First Time :)  I would like to say thank you to Sam for giving me confidence in myself and helping me believe that I was capable of passing the test.

During the lessons Sam delivered many Mock Tests and helped me perfect my Manoeuvres. 

I was also nervous emerging at roundabouts and she helped me address this issue."

Lisa Murby, Ratby

Lisa Murby passed her Driving Test (First Time) with 1 Driver Fault at Hinckley Test Centre - 11.05.15

"I had made a decision that I wanted to take my driving test at Hinckley and needed to find an instructor that would accommodate my needs.  I found Sam at Smiles Driving and I was pleased with my choice.  Sam delivered many Mock Tests over at Hinckley and gave me the confidence that I needed to pass the test.  She was extremely relaxed and helpful.  I would be pleased to recommend her to anyone that wants to learn to drive."

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Kat Taylor, Markfield

Kat Taylor passed her Driving Test (First Time) with 3 Driver Faults at Loughborough Test Centre - 20.05.15

"My lessons with Sam have been great and I looked forward to them every week.  I was chuffed to bits when I passed my test, as I had just moved jobs where if not passing my test, it would require me to catch 2 buses.  The timing of passing my test was just perfect.  I had taken many Mock Tests prior to my test with Sam and she made sure I passed them, to enable me to be confident in taking my test.  I would highly recommend Sam at Smiles Driving to anyone that requires a friendly, patient instructor."

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Zack Foster, Glenfield

Zack Foster passed his Driving Test (Fist Time) with 4 Driver Faults at Loughborough Test Centre - 27.05.15

"I was happy to pass my Driving Test first time with Sam, but will miss our lessons as she made them quite fun and interactive.  I've been riding my bike to work and now look forward to purchasing a car and avoiding the rain!"

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Nakita McDonnagh, Loughborough

Nakita McDonnagh passed her Driving Test (First Time) with 3 Driver Faults at Loughborough Test Centre 11.06.15

"I've enjoyed my lessons with Sam, as she stayed calm and patient with me throughout the whole process.  I had been driving my mums Automatic car for a short while previous to taking driving lessons, but I wanted to be able to drive a Manual car.  I was particularlly nervous of the gears at the start of the lessons but with perserverance it all became quite easy.  I was delighted to have passed my Driving Test first time and would be more than happy to recommend Sam to all my friends and family."

Carrianne Mitchell, Markfield

Carrianne Mitchell passed her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 3 Driver Faults

"I don't feel I could have passed my Driving Test if it wasn't for Sam at Smiles Driving, she helped me believe in myself and that I was capable of achieving a pass.  During the lessons she carried out many Mock Tests and covered all subjects required.  I feel confident to carry out any of the manoeuvres since passing my test and look forward to driving my new car."

Jade Day, Loughborough

Jade Day passed her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 6 Driver Faults 13.06.15

"After quite a number of years wanting to pass my Driving Test, I eventually achieved my goal.  I had taken driving lessons on and off over a period of time with different instructors and due to having kids and other reasons I never quite got to the stage where I could take my test.  Some of the instructors I used were not approachable or understood my needs, but Sam at Smiles Driving was excellent.  She adapted her teaching style to suit my ability and we got on great! 

 

She was very calm and patient with me and knew I was initially very nervous.  I will miss my lessons with Sam but will stay in touch. I highly recommend her, if you are needing lessons."

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Becky Bosworth, Markfield

Becky Bosworth passed her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 4 Driver Faults (3rd attempt, but 1st with Smiles Driving) 02.07.15

"I had taken lessons years ago, but never quite got to the test level and kept putting it off.  I recently had a couple of 5 day Intensive courses, with tests at the end of each course but unfortunately didn't pass them.  I had to re-think my strategy going forward.  My partner felt I shouldn't give up and made contact with a local instructor - Sam at Smiles Driving.  She listened to my story and together we made a decision to complete a 2 day full course with a test on the morning of the 3rd day.  The days were very long in the Summer heat of up to 34 degrees!  We had a couple of breaks, but Sam wanted to push me along to make sure I passed the test and conquered all my weak areas.  She taught me new, easier methods to deliver my manoeuvres and addressed issues with hesitancy at roundabouts and speeds on country lanes.  She made sure that I was totally ready for my test on the 3rd day and I could do anything that was asked of me. Thank you Sam"

Message from Becky's Partner Colin - "Thanks ever so for your help with Becky.  I know that it means so much to her and me too!  She's been giving me real positive feedback from day one which she didn't do with her previous instructor!  You obviously made her very comfortable and confident from the outset, well done and thanks a million. Colin"

Sameeha Rafeek, Leicester City

Sameeha Rafeek passed Her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 7 Driver Faults 07.07.15

"Thank you to Sam at Smiles Driving for helping me pass my Driving Test, she made sure everything was in place prior to my test and that I could cope with anything that was asked of me on the test day.  I had numerous Mock Tests, mixing up lots of potential routes that I could encounter on the day.  I was particularlly weak with regards to the Independant drive prior to my test and I generally fell to pieces, but Sam helped me deal with this issue and made me relax a little more so it went smoothly for me."

Charlotte Robinson, Mountsorrel

Charlotte Robinson passed her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 4 Driver Faults (1st time pass) 10.07.15

"Although I was pleased to pass my test first time with minimal driving faults, I am a little nervous about driving out and about on my own.  I have been driving outside my lessons daily in the family car, but mostly covering the same route.  Sam has helped with my condifence, especially negotiating roundabouts and perfecting my manoeuvres, to which I would like to thank her for everything to date - now to put it all into practice....."

Louis Charalambou, Glenfield

Louis Charalambou passed his Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre with 10 Driver Faults (1st time pass) 04.08.15

"I was releived to pass my Driving Test first time, as it timed nicely with going to university and I had worked hard during my lessons with Sam to achieve the result.  I was quite nervous on the test day, as it's a completely different type of exam to what I had ever previously completed.  I enjoyed my lessons with Sam, they were relaxed but professional and worked out well for me."

Oliver Leighton Cassidy, Thurnby, Leicester

Oliver Leighton Cassidy passed his Driving Test at Cannock Street, Leicester Test Centre with 2 Driver Faults - 05.08.15

"Passing my Driving Test was the best feeling ever, even better than performing in my band infront of thousands of people!  A big thank you to Sam, for getting me through this process. I am so excited to drive my car to work, band practice and getting out to seeing everyone.  Having the freedom is a great feeling!!"

Charlotte Evans, Loughborough

Charlotte Evans passed her Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre First Time with 3 Driver Faults - 12.09.15

"It was a relief when passing my Driving Test, as the test had been cancelled by the DSA and moved to a later date.  I had worked hard, putting every effort into my lessons with Sam and I was fortunate enough that my parents had also bought me my own car to practice in when returning home at weekends.  I have to be honest and let you know that I  felt quite tearful when passing my test and thought I had made an error on route during my test , but relieved to hear I only received 3 Driving Faults. I will miss my lessons with Sam, as we gained a good friendship and I would be happy to recommend her to my friends."

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Jed Halpine, Leicester Forest East

Jed Halpine passed his Driving Test at Hinckley Test Centre with 7 Driver Faults - 7.10.15

"I was so relieved when passing my Driving Test.   Although I knew I could drive and manage different roads/traffic situations, I was so nervous under test conditions.  I needed not only to be taught how to drive from Sam at Smiles Driving, but also coaching how to keep calm under pressure.  I now look forward to buying my own car and putting all what I've learn't into practice."

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Connor Boyes, Markfield

Connor Boyes passed his Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre 30.10.15 with 7 DF's

"It has been quite a long experience for me, as it took me a while to pass my Theory test, which then delayed me completing my Practical Driving Test.  However, I was pleased to have passed my Driving Test with Sam at Smiles Driving and she made sure that everything was in place, providing me with a high chance of passing my test.  A great releif.  Now I am able to have my freedom and drive my new Fiesta"

Jennie Bostock, Birstall

Jennie Bostock passed her Driving Test with 4 DF's at Loughborough TC - 29.10.15

"After having a years break from lessons, I decided it was time to move forward and pass my test.  I had to find someone that could help me pass my test quickly, but safely.  I contacted Sam at Smiles Driving and explained my situation and previous driving experience to date.  We agreed a plan going forward and over a three day process I managed to pass my test and achieve my goal.  My life is so different now, I can move forward and expand my mobile Hair & Beauty business.   My three children are also happy as I can drive them to different places and avoid long walks home from school in the rain - I will miss Sam, as enjoyed the two days with her, but will certainly keep in touch."

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Emma Cairns, Markfield

Emma Cairns passed her Driving Test (1st time pass) 8 DF'S - Loughborough TC - 17.11.15

"After moving down from Newcastle, I made a decision that I would like to drive as soon as possible, to enable me to travel back to my home town and give me the independance I needed.  I contacted Sam at Smiles Driving and together we arranged suitable times/dates for lessons going forward.  I was delighted to pass my test on my first attempt and it fitted in well prior to Christmas.  I have since booked a Motorway lesson with Sam and look forward to meeting back up in the New Year"

Aimy Foster, Glenfield

Aimy Foster passed her Driving Test (1st time pass) 9 DF's - Loughborough TC 27.11.15

"Wow...so pleased to pass my test and I get my new car delivered today.  Especially delighted it was my 1st attempt!   I can now drive myself to work and get home before 7pm each day. Thanks Sam"

Alex Willoughby, Bagworth

Alex Willoughby passed his test (first time pass) 5 DF's at Loughbough Test Centre - 11.12.15

"I was pleased to have passed my test within a short space of time and managed to complete with only 21 hours of tuition.  I made sure that during each lesson I made the most of the time and listened carefully to each instruction.  I was also lucky enough to purchase my own car and went out with my dad and practiced all that I had been taught each week.  I decided to use Sam from Smiles Driving as my best mate had passed first time with her and I have since recommended her to others."

Christian Tipper, Markfield

Christian Tipper passed his Test at Loughborough Test Centre 2 DF's - 18.12.15

"Thanks to Sam at Smiles Driving and my mum, who inbetween lessons let me drive her car as often as possible.  With their help I managed to pass my test and have the freedom that I wanted and needed with my work committments.  My boss has now given me a van to drive and I hope to have a Motorway lesson with Sam, as I work away alot and need to drive up and down the Motorway each day."

Cieran Shilcock, Markfield

Cieran Shilcock passed his Driving Test at Loughborough Test Centre - 4 DF's - 31.12.15

"After a 5 hour lesson on the 30th December, I managed to pass my Driving Test on New Years Eve.  I hadn't driven since August 2015, as I had previously failed my test and lost interest with the whole process.  Sam was my 3rd Driving Instructor and one I will always remember and pleased to recommend."

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