From the 24th November to the 29th January I had taken driving lessons with BSM and instructed by Mr. Phil Compton. I had taken previous driving lesson with BSM with a different instructor from November to February From the 24th November to the 29th January I had taken driving lessons with BSM and instructed by Mr. Phil Compton. I had taken previous driving lesson with BSM with a different instructor from November to February 2009, however I had to stop these lessons early due to the fact I was joining the air force. I took a test before I left in Telford in February as there were no free periods to be tested at Wolverhampton where I had been learning but did not pass this time. After returning to a local base in I decided to take up driving again before I had to leave once more. These lessons started in November of 2009. I chose to have a different instructor as I felt my previous teacher did not have the experience needed to teach me in the area of Wolverhampton.
A new instructor and a new car was daunting at the time, also knowing I had a deadline to pass added more pressure. However, the moment I was acquainted with Mr. Compton I was much more at ease, he came across extremely friendly yet professional. Hugely competent, Mr. Compton had a variety of techniques to implement into his teaching to suit my requirements and to aid in improving my difficulties. Mr. Compton clearly has vast knowledge in the subject and instructed with great confidence and with exceptional people skills as he dealt with everything in a patient manner.
Although I was not completely new to driving, it had been well over 8 months since I had driven. I took another test on 30 January 2010 and passed with 5 minors. The fact that Mr Compton got me back up
I had taken many lessons with different companies and instructors and found that their methods of teaching were not very helpful, and didn’t always work for me. This lowered my confidence, and I was not improving much. After I had taken many lessons with different companies and instructors and found that their methods of teaching were not very helpful, and didn’t always work for me. This lowered my confidence, and I was not improving much. After less than ten lessons from Phil, I immediately felt more confident in my ability to drive. He is very patient, friendly and I could tell that he was very experienced. I initially struggled with manoeuvres, but Phil helped me by giving me very effective techniques, which always work and are very easy to learn. Now I can complete all of the manoeuvres confidently. I used to drive around the same places with other instructors, but Phil would take me on lots of different routes. These were more challenging and built up my skills and have prepared me for what I will encounter in my driving test.
Even when I felt I had not done well on my lesson, he would reassure me and encourage me. Phil would never lose his temper or become frustrated, and would calmly tell me where I went wrong and explain He has brought me to test standard in a very short space of time. Phil is both pleasant and professional and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning with him. I would like to thank him for everything and will definitely be passing his name on to anyone I know who is planning to learn.