"Debbie gave me confidence with driving, and all of my lessons were easy going. Before Debbie, I would get nervous behind the wheel and would panic if I were to make a mistake. But Debbie changed that as she understood and she made me feel calm while driving. Debbie fitted around my schedule for my lessons and she took me on different driving routes, which gave me even more driving experience. “This definitely made me more confident as we didn't just focus on one area the whole time I was learning. Deb is a great instructor, as she is funny, laid back, and a brilliant teacher! I would definitely recommend Debbie as an instructor as she got me passed quickly and she always made me feel at ease while driving!"
"When I first started my lessons with Tara driving definitely didn’t come naturally to me. I was the first in my family to learn to drive, meaning all of the rules of the roads were completely new to me. In the beginning I was terrible, not the slightest bit confident and as a whole driving itself completely terrified me. I honestly believe any other driving instructor would’ve given up. Tara was encouraging and always gave me the push I needed. Her teaching approach managed to make me carry on even at times I thought driving just wasn’t for me. Tara teaches you to deal with real life driving situations. I can’t thank Tara enough for such a valuable life lesson she has managed to teach me. Both Tara and Debbie are GREAT instructors that I couldn’t recommend enough!"
“With my first driving instructor I didn’t feel I was progressing and I felt as though they were only interested in my money. When I changed lessons over to Debbie, I had no confidence and absolutely hated my driving lessons. I remember my first lesson very well, Debs’ instantly made me feel relaxed and all the awkwardness I had experienced with my previous instructor was nowhere to be seen. On that first lesson, she asked me to drive for the whole time. This was the first time I had done that as my previous driving instructor’s lessons involved driving around the same streets and constantly stopping. I drove all the way to Canterbury, stalled a few times and I remember sitting at a roundabout for ages because I didn’t have the confidence to take the gap. Despite this, I really enjoyed the lesson and had a smile on my face the whole time. At the end of the lesson, Debbie was really encouraging and made me feel good about myself. From there I began to enjoy my lessons more and more. She massively improved my confidence and lessons became something I really looked forward to. She is a person who is incredibly friendly, easy to talk to, and incredibly funny. We used to laugh and joke during lessons which really relaxed me and helped me to learn much quicker. I remember the moment both me and Debbie found out I had passed and it’s difficult to say who was more delighted! She is a brilliant instructor who cares about her pupils rather than the money. She has amazing patience and is a great teacher. More than just teaching me to pass my test though, she prepared me for driving. She gave me experience on all sorts of roads and so when I got a car, I was thoroughly prepared to face the roads without her by my side, although I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss her lessons!”
"I found Tara via a recommendation on a local website for my 17 year old son, Oscar, who was really unhappy with his male instructor. Over the course of his lessons, Tara worked her magic turning my son from a would be boy racer, to a safe and confident driver who passed his test first time! Thank you so much Tara for your professionalism, perseverance and patience in making Oscar a good driver."
"Tara has been such a great teacher to me, she has believed in my ability from the beginning and has instilled such confidence in me that I now know that I can be on the road on my own. I am so glad that I chose to learn with Tara and Debbie, and would recommend them to anyone wanting to learn to drive!"
“Debbie, Debbie, Debbie.. What can I say about you? You are the saviour. I thought I would spend all of eternity grasping the wheel in sheer terror as I raced around houses at 30mph, dreaming of claiming 5th gear as my own, with a 'by the book' instructor who lacked your wit, enthusiasm, and love of jolly sailor songs. After spending 5 x 2hr lessons with an instructor who was more interested in discussing the perfect way of holding the gear stick (to this day, I will disagree), rather than actually driving the car (it's called a driving lesson after all), you came along and stole my heart, and my 60mph virginity. A little bemused after the first instructor, and seeking a ready replacement willing to start from scratch, from the moment you picked me up, I knew I would pass. The very fact that you had the confidence (plus a smidge of braveness) to let me drive from the off meant that I had no doubt that I would be a good driver, or at least, be sat next to one. Some of my friends have spoken about how awkward it was to sit in a car with a driving instructor for a long period of time, attempting to make light conversation such as ‘…what lovely weather it is today…’ or ‘…do you…like stuff…’ I think we can both agree, dull moments were absent from our minds as we explored the sights and sounds of Kent, with my rapidly improving ability to drive and your rapidly improving ability to sing as loud as possible. Clearly, the aim of learning to drive is to ultimately pass your test. People tell you to do it for yourself as it is something that you will always have. However, after I was successful, the most exciting thing was to see your face light up. You make the lessons so individual, personal, and effective, that people want to learn to both equip themselves, and to do it for you. That is a rare skill, and it is one you should be both proud of, and continue to excel at. Completing my pass plus with you was just an excuse to see you again. Guilty as charged. Right, now I've finished writing, it’s time we go for a drink. I’m buying, you’re driving.”
"I have been learning to drive with Tara for just over a month and I’ve managed to pass first time! There wasn’t a single boring lesson and was learning so much each time, Tara is an amazing instructor would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for driving lessons."
"Where do I start?! I don't know if there is a better driving instructor than Debbie! My mum done a great job in finding an instructor " She makes the lessons so enjoyable, I look forward to them every week!! Also one of the funniest people I know. There was l lesson literally where we pulled over so Debbie could show me a manoeuvre and I just couldn't stop laughing lol. If anyone is worried about getting a nasty instructor, then go with Debbie! She won't let you down and I guarantee once you pass your test you'll miss her!! I will... haha "
"Thank you for everything! When I started my lessons with Tara I was a very nervous driver who panicked easily. I had had lessons in the past with a different instructor, but could never calm my self down or fully get to grips with driving. Despite only having a short time to work with me, as I had a test booked that I couldn't change, Tara vastly improved my driving skill and more importantly my confidence on the road. Due to work commitments and a looming test we were only able to have a few hours of lessons. Today I passed my test first time which is truly a testament to Tara's skill, patience and understanding as a teacher! The faith she had in me really helped me get through the test and to calm my nerves, she was so easy to get on with and she really cares about the people she teaches. I will be recommending her to anyone searching for a great instructor! "
"Had Tara as my driving instructor, would highly recommend. She got me through my driving test first time despite a difficult year with COVID and lockdown."
"Ok, I promised a raving review to my driving instructor, Debbie Humphries, so here it is! She is absolutely fantastic! I !! I had so much fun learning to drive on the left side of the road, it was great. She almost crapped herself a few times, but never lost focus and kept me going! If anyone wants an instructor who really modifies teaching styles to suit the person learning, she's the one. No doubt about it. You won't be disappointed, I'm really gonna miss driving with her."
" Well...well...well what can I say? I am not going to go into how many driving
lessons lve had or what time span I had them for... the reason being is half of
the time they didnt feel like 'driving lessons yes I learnt to drive but driving
with Debbie was much more than that. I was immediately put at ease, she
knew I was very nervous and borderline mentally unstable about driving but I
got over this fairly quickly for my personality thanks to Debbie. Learning to
drive has opened up many doors for me... I had previously been with another
driving instructor who did not make me feel at ease and made me feel
nervous. Debbie has such a vibrant personality which is very helpful because
your lessons became fun, rather than being a chore...She teaches you the little
things that most instructors dont bother with. For example; doing a turn in the
road on the steepest hill youve ever seen in your life! At the time this is really
nerve racking but once you have successfully achieved this you feel fantastic.
Whenl first started driving I was terrified with the thought of changing gears,
but they do begin to come naturally, particularly with a fantastic teacher. I
have driven to so many different places on my driving lessons which has given
me more awareness of different roads, rather than just driving around close to
the test centre. Country lanes, town, Ashford, Folkestone, Canterbury... went
on them all which has made me a better driver. You wont get to drive the
places you will with Debbie with a standard driving instructor. Surviving driving
lessons with Debbie, is all I can say is yes she will be strict with you! She will
give you a kick up the bum...should you require it! Be prepared for the
wonderful singing skills and the countless times she will make you jump with
her random but relevant outbursts of singing, But she will teach you all the
skills necessary to drive and then sorel, With me I virtually had driving
lessons/ counselling, she dealt with me, my problems and made me in to a
good driver. She has all her quirky little ways and sayings such as "if in doubt
leave it out", and "less space, less pace" these became very useful because
when you are driving alone you can still hear her voice in your head. twill
never forget learning to drive with Debbie, it was fantastic!"
"I can’t thank Tara enough for the time and patience that she has put into my driving! She is the loviest driving instructor and i’m going to miss our lessons tremendously. Thank you so much!"
"Thank you very much Debbie. This lady got me through my test in just 11 hours and I passed first time. If anyone needs to have lessons, this is the lady you need to be with. She is the best."
" I had around 35 hours of driving lessons between September and December. All of my lessons were extremely enjoyable and I looked forward to getting into the drivers seat every time. I felt that Debbie and myself got on well and formed a good teacher/pupil relationship. I think that this is key because without this bond then the lessons would have dragged and would not be a pleasant experience. I would recommend this driving company to anyone that is interested in learning to drive because not only did I find that the instructing was very good; but also because the driving experiences that I was exposed to were very varied. I carried out both day and night time driving in built up and busy conditions and also on quieter country roads . By receiving a broader knowledge of the road types at different times of the day, I feel confident that I will be able to cope as a new young driver."
"Thank you Tara for helping me pass my driving test 1st time. She’s so patient and explains things well, she’s lovely and helped me gain my confidence."
"Would like to give a massive shootout to Debbie Humphries she's such a brilliant driving instructor! Gave me such confidence and so down to earth and so easy to get on with! She's brilliant passed first time thanks again Deb will see you around on the road!"
"I had undertaken 10 driving lessons with another well-known
company and was not learning. 50 year olds have different
needs to teenagers and being a diehard motor biker of 30
years, I had my own opinions of car drivers that wasn't
helping me. I contacted Leam2pass and was allocated Debbie
Humphries as an instructor for a week intensive course. I was
not confident but within the first hour Debbie had assessed not
only my driving proficiency but me as well and tailored her
teaching technique to deliver what I needed. At the end of the
first day, I was driving the car with confidence and had struck
up an exceedingly good teacher - pupil relationship. During
the course of the week my skills developed as did my
confidence culminating in me passing my driving test first
time. l honestly believe this would not have happened if it
was not for Debbie's personal skills. These skills are not just
as a driving instructor but also in being able to assess me, my
character, coping with my opinions that all bikers are right
and car drivers are wrong attitude and had the ability plus
patience to deliver the knowledge and skills I needed in a
style best suited to my needs.
To give you an idea of what learning to drive with Debbie is
like, we had a friendly (for nothing) bet. Debbie would make
me enjoy driving a car so much that I would give up the
motorbike. Rubbish l thought at the time. Now it's time to
eat humble pie... true to her word, I enjoy driving to such an
extent that I have been on a motorbike twice in the last
year. Thank you Debs.. you've enriched my life and changed
my attitude towards car drivers. Please start teaching people
to ride motorbikes so they can understand us bikers."
"Hiya just finished my test and I PASSED...yay. Thank you so so so much for all your help! Honestly I could not have passed without the wonderful things you've taught me! Hope you are having a nice holiday! Kind regards "
"Hi Deb, wanted to write you a comment about my driving experience with you...here is my testimonial! I started learning with Debbie in October 2013 and I passed my test in December 2013. Debbie gave me confidence with driving and all of my lessons were easy going. Before Debbie, I would get nervous behind the wheel and would panic if I were to make a mistake. But Debbie changed that as she was understanding and she made me feel calm while driving. Debbie fitted around my schedule for my lessons and she took me on different driving routes which gave me even more driving experience. This definitely made me more confident as we didn't just focus on one area the whole time I was learning. Deb is a great instructor as she is funny, laid back and a brilliant teacher! I would definitely recommend Debbie as an instructor as she got me passed quickly and she always made me feel at ease while driving! Thank you again Debbie for all your work"
"I have to say Debbie was very patient with me! I had failed my test once and had three driving instructors as I had moved to different parts of the country. So Debbie was my 4th time lucky. Debbie made me feel comfortable from day one. After two more failed tests through nerves Debbie was so determined to get me through the test and gave me the confidence I needed to pass 4th time! Thank you Debbie."
"I passed my driving test in February 2015. I still remember my first lesson with Debbie. I was so nervous but within minutes of being in the car, Debs soon put my nerves at ease! Debbie made every lesson a laugh, with her singing and shouting random things, she's a VERY strict instructor but you never really notice it! Debbie is also a very patient instructor, until you're at a roundabout or junction and she's screaming "GASSSSSSS" at you, or you're doing a reverse park and she's telling you to "hurry up" Debbie was always pushing me, because she knew I could always do better and never let me slack! I don't think I would have passed first time without the help and support from Debbie, she even saw my emotional side after I passed!@ l'm actually really sad I don't have any more lessons with her! I looked forward to them every week (unless I knew I was going to have a reverse round a corner, then I wouldn't be as excited). All in all Debs is a top class lady and I cannot thank you enough for everything! Don't worry Debs, I haven't told anyone that you said l've been you're best pupil EVER!! Oh and you still owe me a new pair of gloves!"
"Here's my story....
I started with Debbie in January 2014 after having four previous
driving instructors from the age of 17 (I'm now 26) so it's taken a
I found Debbie on google and read some reviews of Ieam2pass
driving school, after feeling very sheepish at explaining to irrational
fears to yet another driving instructor I gave Debbie a call.
Debbie you made it all so easy for me and let me take it step by step
again, even when it came to booking my test and I felt like I wanted
to back out again you supported me through it all.
You gave me all the confidence I needed after I failed my first test....
To say you looked shocked was an understatement! This made me
feel better about myself and discussing my failure with you I soon
realised that it was my newes playing me again. I began to believe in
myself after the first failure as you believed in me so much and this
was a great help.
I passed on my third attempt and walked into the test centre with
barely any nerves at all because of your kind words.
I would definitely recommend Debbie as an instructor, believe me,
I've had a few. You made my lessons fun and interesting with lessons
in all sorts of places at all times of day and still are on hand to help
If you decide to choose Debbie you won't regret it and will gain a
genuine friend too !
Thanks again Debbie, couldn't have done it without you !