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2017 - Test Passes

Faye Straker, Ratby

#drivinglessonsloughborough Faye Straker passed her Driving Test FIRST TIME with 10 DFs - 30.11.17 - Loughborough TC

"During my lessons Sam made it really comfortable and easy to learn.  I had a course of weekly lessons over a 5 month period and managed to pass FIRST TIME.  I have since been included on my mum's insurance and look forward to driving, putting  all what I've been taught into place."

Jack Johnson, Markfield

#drivinglessonsmarkfield Jack Johnson passed his Driving Test with 9 DFs - FIRST TIME - 29.11.17 - Loughborough TC

"My brother passed first time with Sam two years ago, so it was an obvious choice of instructor for me.  After only 22.5 hours of tuition I managed to pass my test FIRST TIME and I now look forward to purchasing a car..... thanks Sam"

Jess Reed, Loughborough

#drivinglessonsloughborough Jess Reed passed her Driving Test with 6 DFs - 27.11.17 - Loughborough

"My friend from University passed first time with Sam and recommended me to her.  I had a certain amount of lessons with a previous instructor and failed my test unfortunately.  I felt I needed to find an alternative Instructor, one that I could engage with.  I booked a block of hours with Sam and managed to pass.  So I was so chuffed..........."

Demi Vine, Markfield

#drivinglessonsmarkfield Demi Vine passed her Driving Test FIrst Time with 3 DFs - 21.11.17

"I booked Sam at Smiles Driving as I knew of friends in the village that had passed with her. I had weekly lessons and managed to pass FIRST TIME within a 6 month period.  Paying for my own lessons wasn't easy but I was determind to see it to the end....thanks Sam."

Ethan Collier, Stoney Stanton

#drivinglessonsloughborough Ethan Collier passed his Driving Test at Loughborough TC - 4 DFS - 08.11.17

"After a course of lessons with Sam when I lived in Groby and some over in Stoney Stanton, I managed to pass my test within a 2 month period.  I now am able to drive to work in my recently new employment.  Thanks Sam for all of your help..."

Alisha Palmer, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Alisha Palmer passed her Driving Test FIRST TIME 1 DF - Loughborough Test Centre - 07.11.17

"I was determind to pass my Driving Test FIRST TIME and I achieved my goal.  After 3 months of tuition and 20 hours of lessons, I was delighted to pass.  Sam has since advised that I came to each lesson with the correct attitude and she could see how eager I was to succeed.  I highly recommend Smiles Driving."

Amrita Marwaha, Leicester

#drivinglessonsloughborough Amrita Marwaha passed her Driving Test - 02.11.17 - Loughborough TC - 3 DFs

"I can't say learning to drive was the easiest task for me and changing instructors reflecting back was the best decision I made.  Sam at Smiles Driving helped me build my confidence with all aspects of driving and taught new methods of being able to complete manoeuvres so I could deliver them with minimal disruption."

Alex Riding, Thurcaston

#femaledrivinginstructorloughborough Alex Riding passed his Driving Test First Time - 01.11.17 Loughborough TC - 7DFS

"After 5 months and weekly lessons, I managed to pass my Driving Test First Time.  I now look forward to completing the PassPlus course. Thanks Sam"

Thomas Ogleby, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Thomas Ogleby passed his Driving Test with 4 DFS - 05.10.17 - Loughborough TC

"Initially, I found driving a little daunting but after a handful of lessons I managed to 'keep my cool' and control my nerves.  After 5 months of regular lessons around my College timetable, I passed my Driving Test.  Thanks Sam..

 (Abig thanks to my mum also for driving with her outside my lessons.)

Joshua Ellwood, Coleorton

#drivinglessonsloughborough Joshua Ellwood passed his Driving Test on the 04.10.17 - 5DFs - Loughborough TC

"Going into my 2nd year of University, I felt it was time to take the plunge and learn to drive.  I contacted Smiles Driving and together we scheduled a course of intensive lessons through the Summer months.  To pass my Driving Test, meant I could travel to Newcastle and home with no hassel of catching trains. Thanks Sam.."

Joe Hill, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Joe Hill passed his Driving Test on the 02.10.17 - 7DFS at Loughborough TC

"Thanks Sam for all your help.  I really enjoyed the lessons and pleased to pass my test with you and be able to have the independance I desired.  I can now drive to work daily and not rely on my parents to take me over to Loughborough each morning. Such a relief."

Molly Simpson, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Molly Simpson passed her Driving Test - 18.09.17 - 6DFS (FIRST TIME) Loughborough TC

"I chose Sam at Smiles Driving, as I knew a few people that had passed with her, including her daughter.  It seemed an obvious choice for me and one that I'm delighted I made. I passed my Driving Test within a 5 month period FIRST TIME and now it provides me with the freedom I desired. I've since bought a Fiat 500 and love it to bits :)  "

Emran Ahmadi, Loughborough

#drivinglessonsloughborough Emran Ahmadi passed his Driving Test - 15.09.17 - 4DFs - Loughborough TC

"I had taken a test in London and unfortunately had not been successful.  So after a little bit of tweaking with Sam at Smiles Driving during a few lessons, I was pleased to pass my Driving Test at Loughborough.  I study in Leicester and now able to buy a car and commute daily."

Liam Cunningham, Loughborough

#drivinglessonsloughborough Liam Cunningham passed his Driving Test - 11.09.17 - 9 DFs - Loughborough TC

"To pass my Driving Test was a great achievement for me and a real relief.  I didn't find it easy at the beginning, but during an 8 month period, I managed to achieve the result I wanted . Thanks Sam"

Charlie Pye, Glenfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Charlie Pye passed his Driving Test FIRST TIME - 12 DFS - 07.09.17

"A fantastic experience for me over the last 4 months and absolutely delighted to pass my test FIRST TIME.  I've known Sam at Smiles Driving for many years and my friends had passed with her.  So an obvious choice for me and one I am pleased I made.  Highly recommend Sam to anyone who is thinking about learning to drive.."

Hannah Williams, Groby

Hannah Williams passed her Driving Test (FIRST TIME) - 9 DFS - Loughborough TC - 15.08.17

"I was so pleased to have passed my Driving Test FIRST TIME and just in time before leaving for University.  I found it quite hard at the start, but with perseverance I managed to suceed to the level required.  Sam was so patient and calm, which really helped me progress. Thanks Sam....."

Jocelyn Dargue, Coleorton

#drivinglessonsloughborough Jocelyn Dargue passed her Driving Test on 02.08.17 - Loughborough Test Centre - 8 DFs

"I spent quite a period of time prior to lessons driving with my parents.  Once passing the Theory Test, I felt this was the right time to look for an Instructor.  I contacted Sam at Smiles Driving and passed my test a few months later.  Now I can drive my own car to friends and family events, without relying on others."

Felix Griffin, Groby

#drivinglessonsloughborough Felix Griffin passed his Driving Test - Loughborough Test Centre - 2 DFs - 27.07.17

"Thanks Sam for helping me pass my Driving Test, I would be happy to recommend you to my friends in the future."

Jed Sargent, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Jed Sargent passed his Driving Test - Loughborough Test Centre - 3DFs - 11.07.17

"What a relief to have passed my Driving Test.  Many of my mates had passed with Sam at Smiles Driving, so it seemed the obvious option.  I was certainly pleased with her service, together with lessons delivered and happy to recommend....."

Byron Quilter, Groby

#drivinglessonsloughborough Byron Quilter passed his Driving Test (FIRST TIME) at Loughborough Test Centre - 3dfs - 10.07.17

"Learning to drive wasn't something I had ever really been that keen on doing, but now in my late twenties I feel it has now become essential, especially with regards to my current employment, where I need to work independantly in my industry.  So, after a course of intensive lessons and completing Mock Tests - I was delighted to pass my test FIRST TIME."

Emily Barber, Ratby

#drivinglessonsloughborough Emily Barber passed her Driving Test with 4 DFs - Loughborough Test Centre - 28.06.17

"I contacted Sam for some lessons, as my partner and friends had passed with her.  After a course of lessons, mastering my manoeuvres and tweaking some of the driving subjects, I managed to pass with her.  I have my own car and now have the freedom to drive to College with the independence I wanted."

Holly Jones, Loughborough

#drivinglessonsloughborough Holly Jones passed her Driving Test - 14.06.17 - Loughborough TC - FIRST TIME - 14 DFs

"After weekly lessons from College in Loughborough and eventually cracking the Theory Test, it was a great feelilng to pass my Driving Test FIRST TIME!

I spent many hours perfecting my manoeuvres and completed Mock Tests in preparation to going in 100% ready for my test. Thanks Sam....."

Lydia Barnes, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Lydia Barnes passed her Driving Test - FIRST TIME - 4 DFs - Loughborough TC - 07.06.17

"Over a 2 month period I completed lessons with (mum), which included some

4 hour block sessions and many Mock Tests closer to the actual date of my test.  I achieved a FIRST TIME pass and absolutely over the moon"

Daniel Connolly, Loughborough

Daniel Connolly passed his Driving Test - Loughborough TC - (FIRST TIME) 9 DFs - 02.06.17

"Wow...absolutely delighted to pass my Driving Test, especially with a

FIRST TIME pass!  Just in time for the Summer break when returning to my home town from Uni.  I had a course of lessons very close to my test with

Smiles Driving and completed a few Mock Tests which prepared me to achieve my goal."

Ashleigh Hooley, Coalville

#drivinglessonsloughborough Ashleigh Hooley passed her Driving Test- 8 DFS - Loughborough TC -24.05.17

"Passing my Driving Test has given me the freedom to drive to College, work and get out about with my friends.  My family and myself were pleased with

Smiles Drivings' service and my brother looks forward to having lessons with Sam later this Summer."

Jack Huddlestone, Markfield

#drivinglessonsmarkfield Jack Huddlestone passed his Driving Test - First Time - Loughborough TC - 4 DFs - 27.04.17

"To now have the indepence to drive myself to work, college and to my friends houses is something that I envisaged from the first few driving lessons.  I believe that to get the best out of each and every lesson, was to have the correct mindset and set yourself a goal.  I was chuffed to bits to pass

FIRST TIME and with 26 hours of lessons over a 4 month period."

Isaac Garner, Anstey

#drivinglessonsloughborough Isaac Garner Passed his Driving Test - FIRST TIME - Loughborough TC - 2 DFs - 11.04.17

"Passing my Driving Test FIRST TIME was amazing!  I managed to complete 29 hours of tuition prior to my test, mainly having 1 hour lessons each week and a couple of Mock Tests over in Loughborough prior to my test.  Having the right attitude to each lesson is the key and full concentration, with 100% determination.

Highly recommend Smiles Driving........"

Alice Pick-Mayfield, Markfield

Alice Pick-Mayfield passed her Drivin Test - 10.04.17 - 7 DFS Loughborough Test Centre

"After taking a couple of Driving Tests I started to get frustrated that I hadn't passed.  I decided to look for another Instructor that could help me achieve my goal.  I chose Sam at Smiles Driving and together we scheduled a Semi - Intensive course with the test booked at the end.  I was absolutley delighted to pass first time with Sam and really keen to recommend her to anyone that is looking to drive."

Sian Lissaman, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Sian Lissaman passed her Driving Test at Loughborough TC - 2 DF's - 16.03.17

"Absolutely buzzing after passing my test.....couldn't thank Sam enough. I'd taken a Driving Test at 17 years old and failed, so 10 years later I thought it was time to crack on with it.  With a hand full of lessons I managed to pass and now have the independance and flexibily I need."

Joe Cooper-Hill, Glenfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Joe Cooper-Hill passed his Driving Test at Loughborough TC - 3 DFs - 09.03.17

"I was pleased to have passed my Driving Test and such a relief as I had recently purchased a car and keen to get it on the road to gain that independance. Many of my friends had taken lessons with Sam at Smiles Driving and I was happy to do the same.  Running up to the test she delivered quite a few Mock Tests to get me into the swing of what was expected on the day.  This really helped me."

Dr Abdou Khouakhi, Loughborough

#driving lessonsloughborough Dr Abdou Khouakhi passed his Driving Test on the 08.03.17 with 5 DFs (FIRST TIME) - Loughborough TC

"My Instructor fell ill, so I needed to find an alternative Instructor to help me pass my Test.   Sam delivered a few lessons, helping me understand One Way Streets and Emerging at Roundabouts in more detail.  I successfully passed my Driving Test FIRST TIME with 5 DFs. Thanks Sam.."

Tia Davis, Coalville

Tia Davis passed her Driving Test First Time with 5 DF's. Loughborough TC - 22.02.17

"I managed to pass my test FIRST TIME over a 4 month period and only 24 hours of tuition from Sam.  I was so delighted and pleased to  pass.  I now have my freedom to drive across to Leicester, Loughborough and to college in Birmingham.  I can't wait......." 

Ryan Broome, Glenfield

Ryan Broome passed his Driving Test - 11 DFs - Loughborough TC - 21.02.17

"Such a great feeling and a relief to pass my test. Some of my friends had passed with Smiles Driving and I was hoping to too :)

Over the last few weeks running up to the test, I had been practicing in my parents car, everything that had been introduced to me and I was so determind.."

Chloe Foggin, Groby

Chloe Foggin passed her Driving Test FIRST TIME 15.02.17 - 2 DFs - Loughborough TC

"After my friends and partner passing their tests with Smiles Driving, I decided to get in touch and book some lessons. I managed to pass my Driving Test FIRST TIME within a 3 month period and completed 24 lessons total - I was delighted and now able to have my independance that I wanted."

Alex Lo, Markfield

#drivinglessonsloughborough Alex Lo passed his Driving Test with 5 DFs - Loughborough TC - 07.02.17

"I was pleased to find an instructor that would be patient with me, especially as English being my second language.  I was worried that I may not understand instructions delivered and may crash the car!  I now realise there was no need to worry and it worked out very well for me.  Thanks Sam....."

Rebecca (Becka) Hatton, Anstey

Rebecca (Becka) Hatton passed her Driving Test at Cannock Street Leicester - 4DFs - 06.02.17

"After repeatidly failing my test, I nearly gave Up!   I said to myself it was going to be my last chance, when I decided to contact another Instructor for help.  I contacted Sam at Smiles Driving, together we scheduled a plan of lessons + test and I'm glad to say I passed!! :) "

Jade Vann, Groby

#drivinglessonsloughborough Jade Vann passed her Driving Test FIRST TIME at Loughborough TC - 9 DF's - 02.02.17

"Excited is an understatement when I passed my Driving Test with a FIRST TIME attempt!  I'd managed to complete the whole process in a 5 month timeframe and now I can drive myself into the City Centre without the long wait for buses.  Many of my friends had taken lessons and passed with Sam, so I thought it was the sensible option to follow suit, which reflecting back was the right decision.  Thanks Sam..."

Sam Felts, Groby

#drivinglessonsleicester Sam Felts passed his Driving Test with a FIRST TIME pass - 2 DF's at Cannock Street, Leicester Test Centre - 31.01.17

"I over came my fears of driving with Sam at Smiles Driving and I cannot express how thankful I am.  To be able to pass my Driving Test

FIRST TIME and with only just 2 DF's is such an amazing feeling and I am still in disbelief.  Driving was never easy for me and I started to learn when I was 17 years old, with a handful of lessons.  Unfortunately, I disliked it so much and found it stressful, so decided not to continue.  Five years later, I did it!!!"

Tom Moore, Groby

#drivinglessonsgroby Tom Moore passed his Driving Test FIRST TIME - 3 DFs - Loughborough Test Centre - 25.01.17

"I couldn't wait to pass my Driving Test as many of my mates had already passed and got cars.  I was so relieved to pass FIRST TIME, with only 26 hours of tutions over a 5 month period and now look forward to my freedom - thanks Sam."

Laura Dakin, Barlestone

Laura Dakin passed her Driving Test at Hinckley Test Centre - 10 DFs - 12.01.17 - FIRST TIME PASS

"I nearly gave up with my driving after struggling to pass the Theory Test.  I took many attempts at it and never thought I would get to the end of the process and pass my Driving Test.  However, after great perserverance I managed to succeed and achieve a FIRST TIME pass!!  I was in disbelief all the way home, but Sam said I had worked really hard and deserved the result."

Bethany Fisher, Loughborough

Bethany Fisher passed her Driving Test with 3 DFs at Loughborough Test Centre - 11.01.17 - FIRST TIME PASS

"After 21 hours with Sam, I managed to pass my test with a

FIRST TIME pass.  I was absolutely delighted and so thankful.  I had a tough time with a previous instructor and it knocked my confidence.  If you're looking for a calm, patient and professional Instructor, I highly recommend Sam at Smiles Driving."

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