It may seem strange, suspicious even that Nik has a perfect 5.0 rating on all his sites. Having learnt with Nik over 6 months, this does not surprise me in the slightest. He is perhaps the best teacher I have ever had, even including my high school and university experiences. He is patient, attentive, and makes sure to teach in a way that best suits the individual student. I had been wanting to learn to drive since I was very young, and with Nik I passed first time with only a few minors; he helped me achieve my goal.
When we first started, he explained everything very clearly and simply, and within an hour of touching the wheel for the first time I was in 2nd gear and driving through a residential area. He has an iPad with loads of really useful driving theory and teaching apps to help explain junctions and other things, and is so attentive to your performance and how you can improve. As I started gaining confidence, he catered the lessons to what I wanted to focus on, and would always ask how I felt things were going (or what I wanted to practice more of that day). He is also very trusting once you have the fundamentals down. I’ll never forget the excitement of driving myself back home for the first time, or getting honked at for stalling in traffic on the North circular. I always felt comfortable with Nik there to help me out, and a few times he used his own pedals and wheel to save me from what I’m sure would have been a painful insurance claims.
As we got closer to the test, Nik really honed in on each point on the test checklist to make sure I had everything covered, including the somewhat obscure theory questions you get asked, all the technical stuff under the bonnet you need to know, and driving with SatNav. Also, he knows the whole area really well and has loads of tips about test routes that you wouldn’t otherwise know. On the test itself, not once did I drive down a road I hadn’t been down several times before, and that was all thanks to Nik’s preparation. Some new learners might be tempted to go with an instructor company or big driving school, but learning with an individual who controls his entire business is so much better for you as a student. Nik was fantastic, and a great laugh as well. I recommend anyone who is thinking of learning to choose him, it’ll be one of the best decisions you ever make..”
Joe, Wood Green