Please read our reviews below. They are all written by satisfied customers who have passed their driving test with Smart Driver Academy.
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Hanne Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical car test at Harehills Driving Test Centre in December 2019. She said “I couldn't recommend Peter any more if I tried. He has infinite patience and a friendly and understanding manner. Not only did he teach me to drive safely and correctly, he gave me some great empowerment talks so that when it came to test day, I felt confident in my skills as a driver but as someone who could pass anything I put my mind to. I could really see my driving ability improve lesson by lesson and Peter's flexibility meant that I could easily slot driving lessons in around my other commitments. His approach to learning was great and he always tried to match his teaching method with my learning ability so that I understood exactly what was being asked of me.
Christie (Christie_05111@hotmail.co.uk) passed her practical car test first time in an automatic car at Pontefract Driving Test Centre in November 2019. She said “Passed my test today first time with Peter. I’ve been learning to drive on and off for over 10 years, having a range of instructors who didn’t have the patience and made my anxiety around driving even worse. Peter has been like a breath of fresh air, providing me with the patience I needed to build my confidence with driving. What a wonderful instructor and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend!!
Yusuf (email@example.com) passed his practical car test first time in an automatic car in November 2019 at Horsforth Driving Test Centre. He said “invaluable time spent with Peter. He’s a great teacher and very concise and clear in his instructions. His tips were crucial to me passing the test.”
Ruth (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical driving test first time in an automatic car in November 2019 at Harehills Driving Test Centre. She said “Best decision I made to change to Peter - concise, clear instructions and advice - wouldn’t have done it without him”
David (email@example.com) passed his practical driving test first time in an automatic car in September 2019 at Harehills Driving Test Centre. He said “Peter was my 3rd driving instructor. I knew from our first lesson this is who I would be passing my test with. I had previous bad experiences with other instructors who added further anxiety to my driving. Peter helped to build my confidence and ability greatly, ending in passing my test the first time with only 6 minors. I had particular struggles such as my dyslexia that Peter adapted to very well to helping me. Always staying patient and very calm in the most testing conditions. Ultimately instilling a large sense of safe and competent driving that I will hold for the rest of my life. If your looking for someone patient , thorough and understanding to your needs then you will be a great fit”
Charlotte (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical driving test in an automatic car at Harehills Test Centre at her first attempt in July 2019. She said "I cannot recommend Peter enough. His friendly, supportive approach allows you make quick progress whilst building your confidence. Making mistakes is never a big deal and Peter has lots of helpful tricks up his sleeve which are easily adapted to suit individual need. After years of on and off lessons with different instructors, Peter really helped build my confidence back up whilst pushing me and encouraging me to sometimes step out of my comfort zone. Peter doesn’t just teach you what you need to pass your test, he teaches you how to drive safely and prepares you for your new life on the road. If you’re looking for a relaxed learning experience, give Peter a call. You won’t be disappointed!" Wendy (email@example.com) is a qualified driver who contacted me because she hadn’t driven since passing her test in March 1996. She asked me to help her rebuild her confidence and that I should treat her as if she was starting from the beginning again. She said “I have not driven for over 20 years. Passed way back then in a manual car but decided I would like to try automatic. I needed refresher lessons to give me confidence again. Peter has given me 4 refresher lessons & I now feel ready to get behind the wheel again. Peter is very professional and also relaxed, so mistakes are not a big issue. He takes time to explain thoroughly and really is a good fair instructor. I have recommended Peter to 2 of my friends, one for refresher lessons and the other as a learner driver. Thank you Peter, I'm now looking forward to driving again.”
Shanelle (shanellereanJ@outlook.com) passed her practical test in November 2018 and said “Fab instructor! Enables you to make quick progress whilst learning skilled driving and important safety.”
Vivien (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical test first time in October 2018 and said "I started out on a manual car but struggled and Peter suggested I change to automatic and I found it easier. I came to realise it was a good decision to switch. Peter is patient and uses available technology as aids to learning. I especially found it useful using his dash cameras to record my lessons. With Peters help I was able to manage my problems with nerves and confidence. I appreciated his confidence that I could do things safely. Thank you Peter"
Alec (email@example.com) passed his practical driving test first time in a manual car in August 2018 at Harehills driving test centre and said "Very patient, reliable and friendly instructor. Highly recommended."
Layla (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical driving test first time in a manual car in August 2018 at Harehills driving test centre and said "Peter was a very good instructor who was extremely accommodating in regards to planning lessons. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Joe (email@example.com) passed his practical test first time in a manual car in July 2018 at Knaresborough driving test centre and said"I passed first time thanks to Peter. He was very informative and thorough. He help me with any challenges that I faced with my driving. Also felt very relaxed with him"
Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical test in December 2017 in a manual car at Harehills driving test centre. Sarah said "I’ve been driving with Peter since January. He’s incredibly patient and a fabulous instructor. I’m dyslexic and I feel Peter was a perfect teacher for me. He lovely and very laidback which makes it very relaxing comfortable place to learn." Steph (email@example.com) passed her test in an automatic car at Harehills driving test centre in November 2017. Steph said "I can't thank peter enough for helping me to finally pass my test! After learning with other instructors previously I switched to peter & learned more with him in a few months than I had in a year beforehand! Very patient & professional thanks so much, definatly recommended. Steph".
Olivia (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical driving test in an automatic car at Harehills driving test centre in September 2017. Olivia said "Peter is an amazing instructer with great patience. I lacked confidence to begin with and often found myself in predicaments I didn't know how to get myself out of. Peter was always reassuring and pushed me to reach my goal of being a confident driver. He never lost hope in me des pite not passing first time and I really appreciated his encouragement. I would recommend his services to anyone wanting to learn, especially am automatic".
Faye (email@example.com) passed her practical test at Harehills driving test centre in September 2107. Faye said "Peter is an amazing instructor and was from the first lesson I ever had, always received support with both the theory and practical tests, also having a focused lesson with notes provided so you can look back on how you are doing, very good at focusing on safety on the road as well as everything else, would definitely recommend Peter! After not passing my test I received lists of encouragement and help to get me to pass"
Robert (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his practical driving test first time at Harehills driving test centre in August 2017. Robbie said "I would certainly recommend Peter to anyone wanting to drive. One of the traits which makes him a good driving instructor is that he understands the importance of being a safe driver who can follow the rules of the road. Because of this, he will help you understand this importance, and to t each you how to be safe, as opposed to only worrying about getting you to a level at which you can pass your test in. He also understands how difficult learning to drive can be. You can be safe in the knowledge that you can tell him the truth about how you are doing or anything on your mind that you may want to say, and that he will considerately use this understanding to teach you the best he can. He has dash-cams which you can use with your own SD card in, so you record your own lessons (video and audio), even your driving test. You can look back at your lessons afterwards and/or during your lessons with Peter to better understand what to do. I found it really useful to remember my manoeuvres".
Stacey (email@example.com) passed her practical driving test at Harehills Driving Test Centre in May 2017. Stacey said "Where to start.... *top quality driving instructor*. From my first ever driving lesson with Peter, I felt comfortable and at ease. Everything was explained so simple. His way of teaching is amazing. I passed in less than 4 months thanks to Peter and pushing me as he knew I could do i t. Very friendly from day one. Still miss the chats on our lessons. I would recommend Peter to anybody wanting to take up driving. Thank you Peter. I still use Bob and Tom each time!" (Note: "Bob" and "Tom" are a trade secret and not real people, other than to Stacey and everyone else who learns with Peter).
Catriona (Catriona.firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical driving test at Harehills Driving Test Centre in April 2017. Catriona said "Having the right instructor made all the difference to me. Peter gave me lots of confidence right from the start and made me feel at ease and actually enjoy the lessons. His lessons are focused on the individual with personal targets and feedback. I am so glad I found him and I can't recommend him enough!".
Chloe (Chloe4418@hotmail.com) passed her practical driving test in an automatic car at Harehills Driving Test Centre in July 2016. Chloe said "Cannot recommend Peter enough, as someone very un-confident about driving, having been told in the past 'driving wasn't for me' by a previous instructor I was really apprehensive to start again. After discussion through messages and during my first lesson we decided automatic may be the best option for me; in that first lesson I drove further with Peter than I had in months of previous lessons and I knew then Peter was the right man for the job! He is patience, has a very good understanding of what is required, so knowledgeable about his field. Peter supported me through all my nerves and I am very happy to take my 'L' plates off and feel safe enough to drive alone. Thank you Peter!".
Jenny (email@example.com) contacted me in 2012 as a qualified driver who had resettled in Leeds with her job, requesting refresher lessons. She had passed her driving test some time ago, but living in London, had not used her skills. Jenny contacted me again in 2016. Jenny said "Although I passed my test some time ago, I hadn't driven since passing my test. I took refresher lessons with Peter in 2012. Peter is, in my view, an excellent instructor. He makes you feel very relaxed and takes into account individual needs - but he also keeps you focussed and will tell you when you have done something wrong (I did quite a lot at first). If you are new to driving or you haven't driven for some time and are looking to get back on the road, I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter. Peter has a number of very useful phrases which, even now, I remember when driving".
Dusty (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test first time at Harehills Driving Test Centre in March 2016. Dusty said "Peter was very helpful and truthful about when i was due for test, telling me that there was no point wasting money until closer to my test date. He is very professional and friendly, i felt comftable and confrdent with the pace of the lesson. i would highly recommend you to any of my friends. thanks again."
Amy (Amy21keenan@gmail.com) passed her practical driving test at Harehills Driving Test Centre in February 2016. Amy said "I would highly recommend Peter to anyone wanting to learn how to drive!! He is an excellent instructor and is so patient. He helped boost my confidence massively and made me feel so comfortable every lesson. 5 star teaching couldnt have had any better!!" <<I PASSED so happy!! Thank you so much Peter Scott would highly recommend to anyone wanting to drive!! Was soo patient with me after i had a bad couple of lessons with someone else & really helped build my confidence! 😃>>
Mark (email@example.com) passed his practical driving test in an automatic car at his first attempt at Harehills Driving Test Centre in January 2016. Mark said "I passed my test first timne round in an automatic car at Harehills test center. I have been through 3 driving instructrs and I think that peter is the best instructor from my experiences.I think this is a great place to learn to drive because Peter is very helpful and will adapt to your needs for you to be able understand the road better e.g. a better understanding of how the road works and a better understanding of the road and other road users. Also Peter will give you methods, that you would find most useful in doing your maneuvers foir example. I would highly recommend Peter as a driving instructor to anybody who is wanting to learn to drive".
Sara (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her test second time at Harehills Driving Test Centre in December 2015. Sara said "Peter is a fantastic instructor who helped me gain confidence in myself after years of putting off taking my test. He helped me learn to have faith in myself as well as giving me lots of tips on how to get my maneuvers down to a fine art. I would have passed first time if I had Learning to drive with Peter has been a fun filled time and I will be recommending him to everyone".
Kerry (email@example.com) passed her driving test first time in November 2015 at Harehills Driving Test Centre. Kerry said "I can't praise Peter highly enough having just passed my test on the first go with a miraculous SIX minors! I've always been an extremely nervous driver and was injured in a car crash at the beginning of the year. With all the nerves, I never thought I'd pass and was ready to write driving off as a lost cause! I couldn't have been more wrong. Peter read my learning style perfectly and was a relaxed, calming and concise teacher. He's got loads of great tricks up his sleeve that make driving make much more sense, and he will push you just as far as you need to be pushed. He's also a pleasure to hang out with, so really can't commend him enough. Thanks so much Peter for giving me the tools to literally change my life!".
Sophie (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test first time in August 2015 at Knaresborough Driving Test Centre. Sophie said "I decided to restart my driving lessons after an unfortunate experience with another instructor on an intensive course. It took me a fair few months to pluck up the courage to take the plunge again, but it was the best thing I've ever done. Peter helped me regain my confidence in the driver's seat and taught me so much about the road itself, not just how to pass your test. He creates a calm learning environment and was very patient with me. I never felt stupid when I got it wrong and I was soon able to correct my mistakes with his guidance. I would throroghly recomend Peter to be your instructor as he makes learning to drive a fun and rewarding experience".
Emma (email@example.com) passed her driving test in July 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. Emma said "I found peter through one of my friends after having many lessons with two other driving instructors before. After my first lesson with Peter i knew i would be sticking with him, very proffesional, patient, as i am not the most patient of people :P and explained things in a very clear way to help you understand things better such as when learning manouvers etc. I Passed my test third time. I highly recommend lessons with Peter if you are thinking of learning to drive. Very kind man and i wish him all the best in the future and thankyou for teaching me :D".
Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test first time in July 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. Dan said "Peter is a great instructor who knows pretty much everything you need to know about driving. He can be hard on you at times but is very very patient. I know this from experience, i had my good days and bad days at driving but Peter was always there to support me every step of the way. I passed first time with only two minors to my surprise. Peter always believed in me probably more than i believed in myself. I massively recommend Peter to be your driving instructor, he gets the job done and can have a bit of a laugh as well. Thank you".
Jonny (Jonnyhynes123@gmail.com) passed his driving test first time in June 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. Jonny said "I was very pleased with Peter he stuck by me all the way and had every belief in me through the time I was with him. I recommend anyone wanting to learn to choose to go with Peter!".
Dave (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time in June 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. Dave said "Peter is an excellent driving instructor. I passed my test first time thanks to him. He gave me technically sound advice and feedback which allowed me to overcome my weaknesses and pass comfortably. Peter is also very patient and personable which I feel was crucial to keep me at ease and not feel overwhelmed with any particular scenarios. I would wholeheartedly recommend Peter as a driving instructor if you are either a complete beginner or have some driving experience. Thanks again Peter!".
Lauren (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test in April 2015 at Pontefract Test Centre. Lauren said "Really enjoyed learning to drive, Peter is extremely friendly and will answer all questions. Found the Theory package extremely useful that is included when you start to learn with Peter, I passed 1st time thanks to this & 3rd time practical (very small mistakes on my first 2 attempts :( )! Thanks again, finally on the road :)".
Neil (email@example.com) passed his driving test in February 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. Neil said "Really enjoyed all my lessons with Peter, thorough with all aspects and a great knowledge of driving. I always felt comfortable to ask a question if I was unsure about anything and every explanation helped me improve my driving. He will always squeeze a lesson in for you from early mornings to late evenings, and even on weekends. I don't think I'll ever forget anything which Peter has taught me and I wouldn't think twice about recommending people to use this academy. Thanks again Peter :-)".
George (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test first time in February 2015 at Heckmondwike Test Centre. George's Mum said "Peter manages to combine patience, encouragement and inspiration enabling students to achieve their goal of a full driving licence. He has now taught both of my children to drive safely, they have both gained a Friend ~ an invaluable quality Peter, thank u".
Tom (email@example.com) passed his driving test in February 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. Tom said "Peter was brilliant from the start, even though I had previously had driving lessons before, Peter was understanding to helping me identify my strenghts and weaknesses whilst driving and helped me become a better driver. Peter is very flexible in organising lessons, and was always willing to spent extra time helping me to look at my weaknesses. Peter was always calm, patient and always his teaching methods were adapted to how I learned. Even after failing first driving test Peter was very supportive and helped build my cofidence to try again and passed second time round. I would strongly recommed Peter to anyone who would like to start driving. Thanks Peter".
Tracey (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test in February 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. Tracey said "Peter was brilliant right from the start I didn't have much confidence was really scared to drive even thou I wanted to so much but Peter worked hard with me found new ways each time to help me cope and eventuallly I passed I couldn't have done this without Peter I would defiantly recommend him . Thank you Peter you.ve changed my life x".
James (email@example.com) passed his driving test in February 2015 at Harehills Test Centre. James said "Getting back on the road after a 5 month gap was a breeze with Peter, having been with a different instructor previously, I feel that Peter was much more understanding of my strengths and weaknesses as a driver from the instant and this helped me develop and progress much better on the roads. Acquiring my license was a must as my new job would require me to drive long distances, and through his flexibility to fit lessons in alongside my long working and college hours, I managed to pass in Harehills and get real understanding of what’s expected of me on the roads. His clear teaching and patience really helped me build my confidence and explanations were always set out in a format I could relate to and understand. I will definatly be recommending him to all my friends and family that will be starting their driving. Thanks Peter!".
Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test at Horsforth Test Centre in January 2015. Becki said "Firstly I would like to say a 'BIG' THANKYOU to Peter for all your help and support whilst teaching me how to drive. Having been with a different instructor previously I feel that Peter was more supportive and understanding of my needs whilst learning to drive. Although it did take me 5 times to eventually pass my test, Peter was very understanding and helped me work on my weaknesses until eventually I got a pass!! I'm so glad I continued with my lessons and couldn't of done it without Peter! I felt i grew in confidence every time I had a lesson and this made me much more aware of what was expected of me whilst on the roads! I would recommend Peter to anyone who wants to change their lives and learn to drive, I'm glad I did!".
Chris (email@example.com) passed his driving test at Harehills Test Centre in November 2014. Chris passed his test on his first attempt with no faults and he said "Thanks to Peter I can now drive, when I first started lessons I wasn't confident driving but Peter was patient and gave me the confidence to keep trying and I kept seeing improvements every lesson. Peter did a few mock tests before my exam and got me used to the tests and on the day I knew what to expect and had the confidence thanks to Peter that I'd could pass first time. I'd recommend Peter to my family and friends and I'm very greatful to Peter not just for passing my test but giving me the skills to be a safe driver in the future. Thanks Peter".
Charlotte (Flynnce01@sky.com) passed her driving test first time at Horsforth Test Centre in November 2014. Charlotte said "Thank you so much Peter for taking me on at short notice, and putting so much time into teaching me to drive. You really are the best instructor I have ever had and will highly recommend you to anyone that wants to learn to drive. When I came to you I had no confidence in my driving and you put me at so much ease. I am so happy to have passed today with only four minors after only 3/4 weeks of lessons with you! Xx".
Nicole (Nicoletw09@hotmail.co.uk) passed her test at Harehills Test centre in October 2014. Nicole said "I am very grateful for all the help and support Peter gave along the way. I had another driving instructor before Peter but felt I was not making any improvements in my driving and after failing 3 times I thought I really needed to find another instructor. Peter picked up straight away on a few things I was doing wrong and from the very first lesson I felt much more in control. I eventually passed my test on Thursday 16th October thanks to Peter. My two brothers are also going to start lessons and they will only be going with Peter. So a HUGE Thank You Peter for getting me through it xxx".
John (Jlmhiggy01@hotmail.co.uk) passed his driving test first time in October 2014 at Harehills test centre. As an experienced rider of a motor bike, John felt he needed to change to four wheels, rather than two, and asked me to help him achieve the standard. John said about his experiences "I passed first time in a automatic car at Harehills test centre in October 2014. I would like to thank Peter Scott for is expert tuition. I'm 60 years old and to pass first time is down to Peter. I would strongly recommend his driving school to anyone. Thank you again, Peter".
Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test at Pontefract Test Centre in September 2014. Ross said "I can only praise Peter for his patience and confidence in my abilities, even when I didn't necessarily have that confidence myself! Despite my failing twice, Peter helped me work through the areas where I was weakest, and ensured that I could go into my final test with the skills and confidence to pass".
Jess (email@example.com) passed her driving test first time at Pontefract Test Centre in September 2014. Jess said "Today I passed my driving test and passed first time all thanks to Peter Scott. Such a patient and knowledgable instructor really helped me prepare well for my test! And I'm so happy that I passed first time! Would definitely recommend him :) made me feel so calm before my test. Thank you so much :) x".
Stephen (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his test first time at Pontefract Test Centre in September 2014. Steve said "Can't thank Peter enough. I came back to driving after a 10 year hiatus after 2 failed tests in a manual car with BSM. Decided to try out an automatic as I'm quite nervous about driving and wanted a quicker route to passing. I can only echo what others have said about Peter, he's very patient (even with nervous wrecks like me behind the wheel!) and really gets you to think about all aspects of driving. His focus very much on preparing you for your driving life rather than just coaching for a test. His manner is firm but fair as another reviewer has said but always delivered in a cheery manner. The best compliment I can pay him is that he got me passed first time (with him) and I never, ever thought I could do it".
Mya (email@example.com) passed her driving test first time at Heckmondwike Test Centre in July 2014. Mya said "Peter Scott is the best instructor ever! He is patient and understanding, can explain you very clearly everything what you do wrong, don't understand or you think you understand ;) He believed in me and make me feel more confident on the road , when you are stressed Peter does everything you to feel relaxed , I wouldn't pass my test without such as great instructor as Peter". Alec (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his test at Pontefract test centre first time in June 2014. Alec first started with me in the automatic car, but asked to switch part way through his training. Alec said "Peter Scott is a great instructor and it is clear he tailors his instruction to individual students needs. I came from overseas with 14+ years of driving experience, but only in an automatic. He took my previous road experience into account during our lessons and helped me concentrate on the things I needed to work on (especially clutch control). With his help I was able to learn in a manual and pass my test first time in Pontefract. Peter is a true professional and on top of that a very personable individual. Thanks Peter!!".
Jake (email@example.com) passed his test at Knaresborough test centre first time in June 2014. Jake said "I started driving with Peter in May and passed first time in June at the Knaresborough test centre. Peter is very calm and easy to get along which made me feel relaxed and gave me confidence.I felt he went out of his way to arrange lesson times that suited me, college and work, nothing seemed a problem. His attention to detail meant each week I became a safer and more skilled driver. On the day of my test Peter made me feel relaxed and focused,so I wasn't even too nervous thanks to him. I would definitely recommend this driving school to absolutely anyone you get real value for money !!!! Thanks again Peter".
Sabiya (Sabiya16@icloud.com) passed her test at Harehills test centre in June 2014. Sabiya said "I passed my test at Harehills in Leeds and started taking lessons with Peter Scott in March and passed in June 2014. I did have a few lessons and didn't pass first time due to getting really nervous myself, but I rebooked and den passed second time with Peter's help. From the first lesson I had I knew n felt as tho I would learn a lot from Peter Scott as he was my second instructor. He was really helpful n calm, he put the trust in me just after the second lesson to go on main roads when other instructors will just drive u to a quiet area. Peter Scott doing that I believe helped build up a lot of confidence and the car was very easy to drive as it was higher than normal cars. I found it really easy. Soon I will take some more lessons from Peter Scott, after I have got my own car and got use to normal driving. I will defo take more lessons (motorway) but I will recommend Peter Scott to anybody he will help boost your confidence teach u every sign in and owt, routes, streets and be patient as sometimes for a learner u can feel really bad when doing something wrong but Peter Scott will help u NOT PUT U DOWN. See u soon Peter x".
James (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his test at Harehills test centre first time in May 2014. James said "I passed my test at the Harehills test centre first time. Peter Scott was my instructor and he sat in the back of the car, making me feel much calmer. I was very pleased with all of my lessons, instructions were very clear, any questions or queries were answered fully and in a stress free manner. I would highly recommend Peter, I am 17, now have a full license and but I can't afford the insurance. Just need to wait a year or so.....Thanks Peter, see you on the roads, next year".
Charlotte (email@example.com) passed her test at Horsforth test centre first time in April 2014. Charlotte said "After numerous lessons and 3 failed driving tests, I lost a lot of confidence with my driving, despite being told I was a competent and generally good driver, by my previous driving instructor. I started University in September, and despite, honestly, becoming rather fed up of driving, I knew I had to carry on and pass. I found Peter’s company, Smart Driver Academy, immediately, just by typing ‘Driving lessons for students in Leeds’. The website looked professional, and the instructor's experienced, so I decided to contact them online. Peter contacted me back very quickly, and was very flexible in arranging my first lesson for when I arrived in Leeds. He was very friendly, and I always felt like I could ask a question if I was unsure of something. Peter was always able to quickly rearrange driving slots for me, if it clashed with my University work, which was incredibly helpful and considerate. He gradually increased my confidence and hugely extended my knowledge of the road. Eventually, I plucked up the courage to book my test in Horsforth. On the day of the driving test I was naturally, extremely nervous. However, Peter put my mind at ease, so by the time I began my test, I had actually significantly relaxed. I really think this was key, as on previous tests I believe my nerves have got the better of me. When the test finished, I felt relaxed and as though I had driven generally well. This was confirmed when the examiner told me I had passed my test! I was thrilled. I can’t thank Peter enough for the confidence he gave me and the excellent tips to increase my level of driving competence. He really was the perfect driving instructor, exactly what I needed, and who I couldn’t recommend more. Thank you again Peter!".
Tony (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his test at Harehills test centre first time in January 2014. Tony said "Peter aided me to pass my theory and practical tests first time, something I never thought I could achieve. How he teaches the lessons is great, he was always giving me little tips and tricks to remember (these tips always worked for me). Making me feel confident was one of the best points in the lessons, I was so nervous at first but became so stable with the driving and before I knew it I was on main roads and the driving came naturally thanks to Peter. Whenever I did make a mistake, we would always have a talk about it to see what went wrong and why, then returned to see if I could do it correctly the next time. After passing my test I asked him about his pass plus scheme, which seems like a great idea, just for the experience on motorways and country roads. I am recommending Peter to any of my friends or family who are wanting to drive. Thank you Peter for my licence".
Richard (email@example.com) passed his practical driving test first time at Harehills Driving Test Centre in January 2014. Richard said "Morning Peter, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me pass my driving test first time( at( Harehills) and theory test first time. I never thought I would achieve this and it would not of been possible without the professional way I had been taught .i would recommend your services to any aspiring learner ,after all I went through a car windscreen when I was 18 and thought I will never drive ,on one of my early lessons you took me to the spot of the accident and made me drive through it and that ended any anxieties I had regarding the past ,a excellent piece of tuition .Your manner at all times was firm but fair and you acknowledged every time I did something good individually or under instruction. The training was so good that I was not nervous but happy to show the examiner my new found skills and at no time during the test did I come across a situation that we had not covered ,again a sign of a excellent tutor .Please feel free to advertise me as a reference for your services and I wish you every success with your new pupils".
Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test at Harehills test centre in December 2013. Simon said "My wife booked my first lesson with Peter Scott after having contacted a selection of instructors, he responded quickly and was the only response she got. I am glad that this was the case, after my first two hour lesson I decided to book more lessons with Peter. He has a way of explaining things to you personally in a way that is clear and easy to understand. Peter is incredibly flexible with booked lessons and will always try to accommodate requests were he can. I failed my first test due to a silly mistake bearing no reflection of Peter's teachings, I quickly booked my second test and sailed through it. All in all I would highly recommend that you at least try one driving lesson with Peter Scott, you will not look back! Thanks again Peter for all your help".
Gemma (email@example.com) passed her practical driving test first time at Harehills driving test centre in November 2013. Gemma said "Peter has been a great instructor, he is very patient and understanding and is able to adapt his learning techniques to cater for your needs. I really don't think I could have passed without an instructor like Peter, he really built up my confidence to drive and ensured I was well prepared for my test, and I believe this is the reason I passed first time. I found Peter was very devoted to his job and would often go out of his way to help in any way he could. Thank you for everything :)"
Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical driving test first time at Harehills Driving Test Centre, Leeds, in August 2013. Jo said "I had tried to learn to drive twice before with no success, never getting any where near taking a test. I was very nervous and unconfident behind the wheel. I emailed Peter with my worries and he sent me a lovely email, immediately making me feel that he was very experienced and capable at teaching people like me. We took things slowly to begin with but I soon built up confidence and Peter was very calm and patient. He also made the lessons interesting covering theory as well and taking me on varied routes. I soon began to feel I might really be able to achieve my goal this time. As the date of my test approached we did practice tests which really helped me feel prepared. I'm delighted to say I passed first time!!! Throughout the test I felt confident and well prepared and kept thinking "Thank you Peter". Learning to drive has changed my life. I am a single Mum with two teenagers and I can now ferry them around to their various activities safely and nip to the shops whenever I need to saving me hours of time in my busy schedule. I can't thank Peter enough and would recommend him to anyone reading this."
Simon (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time in Harehills test centre in August 2013. Simon said "I passed my driving test in Leeds on the very first time. I couldn’t be more pleased with Peter Scott and the help he provided with my driving lessons in Leeds. Having previously lost my licence and not driven for years Peter was a very helpful and the very best driving instructor, Leeds. I am really pleased that I choose him out of the 100s that came up in google. He was always very accommodating to my many needs and had a unique and helpful way on explaining easy ways to drive. I very highly recommend Peter Scott and smartdriveracademy.com if you are learning to drive in Leeds. Many thanks for everything and all the very best. Simon"
Sophie (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her practical driving test at Horsforth Driving Test Centre, Leeds, in July 2013. Sophie said "I passed my driving test in Leeds with Peter Scott, he is a very patient and flexible instructor! My confidence wasn't very high but Peter helped me to become a safe and confident driver. He was extremely understanding about any extra needs I had with my driving. I would highly recommend both Peter and smartdriveracademy.com. As a student it was brilliant to be able to easily fit in lessons around university. Thanks so much Peter, I am loving my new found independence!"
John (John.email@example.com) passed his driving test first time at Pontefract in July 2013. John said "Peter was a great instructor. He's patient, friendly, calm and totally professional, I felt that unlike lots of instructors that teach you simply to pass a test, Peter instills knowledge, skills and confidence that will last a lifetime of safe competent driving. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen personal circumstances, it wasn't possible for me to have my final 4 lessons with him, so I took them independently. I have no reservation in recommending him to anyone who is looking for a competent, dedicated and extremely good driving instructor not to say a really decent man."
James (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his practical test first time June 2013, at Horsforth test centre. James said "I would definitely recommend Peter as an instructor. I have tried to learn to drive twice before, but ended up stopping for various reason. I was pretty un-confident when starting to learn again, but Peter was very patient and I was quickly back up to a reasonable level. Peter prepared me well for the test and it actually felt pretty easy! After moving here four years ago I feel I can now properly explore Yorkshire!"
Kieran (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time at Steeton in June 2013. He said "I had driven at the age of 17, just a couple of times whilst in School, but I have not driven since (I am now 23). When I contacted Peter and explained my needs; which were to pass my test within a relatively short space of time (2 ½ months), he was extremely accommodating, committed and above all else honest, explaining to me that it wouldn’t be easy, but that he could help me. The nature of my job demands that I have a daily commute from Leeds to Manchester, with this in mind, Peter constructed and organised an excellent and clear driving schedule for me; with a clear picture of the progression and development I would undergo in each lesson, I remained motivated and focused throughout my lessons, on what we were working together to achieve. I am sure that Peters patience, time, effort and ultimately his excellent knowledge, were all key factors in helping me to pass my test successfully first time. Peter was as delighted as me when he realised I had passed, which just shows how invested he is in the development of each of his pupils. Peter is an extremely calming influence, and I chose to have him with me in the car on my test, as his presence was a reassuring one. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Peter, no matter what your level of driving experience/ability, or your demands, however unusual or great they may be, I am 100% confident that Peter will be able to cater for you… Cheers Peter!".
Akinbamijo [Wande] (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test first time at Knaresborough in June 2013. Wande said "Peter is a great teacher and I am really glad I chose to work with him. His constructive feedbacks during the lessons were very helpful. He patiently explained concepts and took his time to teach different aspects of driving. Many thanks for your help, Peter!".
Thomas (email@example.com) passed his driving test at Harehills in June 2013. Tom said "Peter is a great driving instructor and really gives you all of his knowledge of driving when on a lesson. Peters attention to detail and explaining the mechanics of how driving skills work and how to apply them really helped me to pass my test. I also found that when I had done something wrong, Peter knew what I had done and explained everything in detail giving me a clearer picture of what to do next time. Overall Peter is a great instructor and very easy to find a point of interest with. Cheers Peter!".
Alison (firstname.lastname@example.org) originally passed her driving test in 1990 in a manual car, but afterwards never took up driving. She contacted me in 2013 because she wanted to start driving, though she lacked confidence. She asked for lessons in my automatic car, as she felt she would more likely build her confidence back up without having to worry about gears. Alison said "I first passed my test twenty three years ago but didn't get around to buying a car. I decided to learn again this year and once I'd seen Peter's website felt that he would be the right instructor for me. I was very nervous learning again after all these years but Peter really put me at ease. I found Peter to be very patient, informative and helpful. He gave me lots of encouragement when needed but if I did something wrong he also explained why it was wrong. He was clear in his instructions and made me feel calm and safe particularly doing difficult things such as parking and going on the motorway. Overall Peter was very easy to get along with, I trusted him completely and he has given me some much needed belief and confidence that I can drive again. An excellent driving instructor, I would highly recommend Peter. A massive thank you Peter!"
Craig (email@example.com) passed his test first time at Harehills in April 2013. Craig said "Peter is a sound bloke he told me how to drive i followed and passed in automatic easy to work with and thanks peter i now can now drive"
Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his test first time at Harehills in February 2013. Simon said "Peter is a great teacher and I wouldn't have passed without his attention to detail. Very flexible and easy to get along with I would definitely recommend Peter to anyone wanting to learn. Thorough with all aspects of driving which really pays off in the end. Highly recommended and look no further for a driving instructor!"
Naomi (email@example.com) passed her test first time at Harehills in December 2012. Naomi said "Peter was a great instructor, talking me through my faults in a way i would understand and calming me when i got flustered. I passed after only 9 lessons (editors note: these were double lessons - 18 hours) and 1st time, undoubtedly this was down to Peter's extensive knowledge and the fact he's easy to get along with!!!"
Lynsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test at Sunderland in November 2012 after job re-location. Lynsey said "A big thanks to Peter for helping me pass my driving test. I was initially a very nervous driver but he was always very patient and calm, and made me feel at ease. He always gave clear instructions and explanations. Before my test Peter took me through several mock tests which really help prepare me for the real thing and helped me to get used to the some of the more trickier routes on the driving test. Highly recommended! Thanks again for all your help, I still can't believe that I can actually drive! I haven't done a proper journey on my own yet (besides going round the block). I'm going to drive back to Leeds in a few weeks though! Lynsey"
Callum (email@example.com) passed his driving test at Harehills in November 2012. Callum said "I started lessons with Peter as a new driver, and soon found myself to feel comfortable on the road. His patience and driving knowledge reassured my decision making and continuously improved my driving skills. I particularly appreciated Peters comments on my mistakes throughout my lessons, as he ensured I fully understood each different scenario that took place and how to correct it next time."
Sherena (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test first time at Harehills in September 2012 having learned to drive in an AUTOMATIC. Sherena said "I started lessons with Peter after deliberating about beginning driving lessons over a couple of months. At the age of 34, nerves can get the better of you and I was convinced that it would either be impossible or it will take me a long while before I succeeded. Also, because of my busy schedule, it was difficult to have regular lessons over a fixed period of time. However, from the very first lesson, Peter made me feel comfortable and at ease with the car. His support made me feel safe and hence I was more relaxed about driving and learning how to progress. He not only taught me the theoretical aspects of driving but always answered all my practical questions with logical and easy explanations. Due to my hectic lifestyle, he often tailored our lessons from work and around my schedule. Most importantly, he gave me the confidence to pass both my theory and practical driving test on the first attempt. He also continued to support me after I got my licence until I was more secure and confident on the road. I would certainly recommend Peter to anyone, as he is reliable, patient and a fantastic driving instructor!"
Malcolm (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time at Harehills in August 2012. Malcolm said "I first started learning to drive as a teenager but I didn't get on very well and soon gave up. After a gap of several years I started lessons with Peter and the experience was brilliant from the beginning. He helped me gain confidence in controlling the car and making decisions. His teaching style was very good as he always explained not just what to do but why. I was also able to fit my lessons around my job easily. I ended up passing first time and I would definitely recommend Peter to anyone who not only wants to pass their test but also learn genuine driving skills."
Becky (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her test first time in August 2012 at Harehills. Becky said "Peter Scott is a brilliant driving instructor. He is very patient, understanding and knowledgeable. He made my driving experience very pleasant and enjoyable. He was able to calm me down when i got panicked and stressed thank you for everything peter!"
Lee (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time at Harehills in July 2012. Lee said "Peter Scott is a brilliant driving instructor. Calm, patient, and certainly knows his stuff and puts it over in terms that are easy to understand. I would recommend Peter to anyone learning to drive. The car was excellent to learn in. I am 6ft 3in and the Mercedes was a very comfortable car to drive. A real positive learning experience. I feel i was trained to drive not just pass a test. I passed 1st time with 20hrs driving instruction with Peter. the results speak for themselves." Lynne [Lee's Mum] (firstname.lastname@example.org) said "From a parents perspective Peter Scott was always the right choice of driving instructor. When i learned to drive 30yrs ago i had a couple of negative experiences and i knew i didn't want that for my son when he learned to drive. Peter is patient, sets out the boundaries, expectations in a calm manner. I knew instinctively he was the right instructor for my son. At 17 my son passed his driving test 1st time. Peter's expert tuition, guidance and coaching got Lee driving and his test passed with approximately 20hrs instruction. Peter and i spoke of pass plus to assist with insurance and once again i knew it was the right thing to do to help with high insurance costs. My son initially wasn't enthusiastic. As the weeks past the slow realisation of the expense of the insurance being the stumbling block to him owning his own car. True to his word Peter was there for Lee when he took the decision to do the pass plus course. I can't thank Peter enough for his patient, encouraging, tuition of my son. I know it has been a truly positive experience all round. Thank you Peter and Well Done Lee, very proud of you."
Sarah (email@example.com) passed her driving test in AUTOMATIC at Pontefract in June 2012. Sarah said "Peter Scott was an amazing instructor in teaching me to drive an automatic. He helped me as much as he could to pass my driving test which is easily the best thing I have ever done. I would happily recommend Peter to anyone that is learning to drive."
Yihe (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test first time in an AUTOMATIC at Harehills in June 2012. Yihe said "Great driving instructor! I've been looking for automatic driving lessons for a while and find the information from internet. Peter is very professional and patient. I did past my test in Harehill for my first test. Excellent result! I'll definate recommend Peter to anyone who want to learn driving.Thanks a lot."
Omar (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time in an AUTOMATIC at Heckmondwike in May 2012. Omar said "Peter Scott was a great instructor, patient, great sense of humor and knew how to get me to remember what was important. I highly recommend Peter to anyone wanting to greatly benefit from and enjoy their driving lessons. I honestly don't think I would of passed in the first go had it been someone else. :)"
Sally (firstname.lastname@example.org) was leaving Leeds to relocate in Gloucester, but decided to come back to attempt her driving test with me rather than start again with a new driving instructor. Having completed most of her training, we agreed a short intensive driving course, and Sally passed her driving test at Horsforth first time in April 2012. Sally said "Peter is a fantastic driving instructor! I never thought I’d pass my test because I was so nervous behind the wheel, but I passed first time with Peter! Peter is always professional and will always take the time to explain things thoroughly and go over mistakes you have made almost immediately so it’s fresh in your mind. And when it comes to manoeuvres which I thought were going to be the hardest thing, he has a step by step method for each one that involves easy to remember reference points and checks. He was always very flexible with lesson times and pick up points so that I could fit lessons around work, and when I had to relocate suddenly and didn’t want to find another instructor he did an intense course with me to get me passed before I went!"
Jake (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time at Horsforth in April 2012. Jake said "Having previously learnt in a different part of the country, coming to Leeds to learn with a new instructor was a daunting prospect. However, Peter made this transition as stress free as possible. He is a great instructor, and identified the areas I was weak in and took me through them with patience and constructive help. As well as that, he is easy to get on with which made it a very enjoyable experience to learn with him. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and reliable instructor."
Lucy (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test first time in an AUTOMATIC in March 2012 at Knaresborough. Lucy said "I passed first time after learning with Peter, I found him really patient and he made me feel completely like an equal, none of that feeling of being looked down at like at school. He really boosted my confidence in my driving and have already recommended him to a friend."
Joe (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time at Horsforth in March 2012. Joe said "Would I recommend Peter Scott as a driving instructor? 100% yes I would. He is professional, knowledgeable but most importantly a fantastic teacher. I have experience from a few years ago with other driving instructors and the difference is night and day. He is flexible in when he can offer tuition, he challenged me at the right pace and really managed to build my confidence as a driver. With Peter I passed first time and I wouldn’t think twice about recommending him to my friends and family. He made my time learning to drive genuinely enjoyable, many thanks! "
Lorraine (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test in AUTOMATIC at Harehills in February 2012. Lorraine said "Peter is a fantastic driving instructor and I didn't think I would pass but he was great at making feel confident and always pushed me to do my best every time even when I thought I couldn't do it, He made sure I didn't give up. I was nervous behind the wheel but Peter made me feel comfortable which was great for my confidence. He was always professional and helped me get through step by step at all the areas I was weak at. Glad he pushed me to keep trying until I passed. I recommend him to anyone who wants to pass their driving test. Thank You Peter!!" Nicky [Lorraine's Mum] (email@example.com) said "I am the mother to Peter's former student Lorraine Ndlovu. While Lorraine went to do her lessons with Peter I was at the point of breaking down because Lorraine had done so many lessons somewhere else but it did not show that she was making any good progress, so me and my partner thought it would be better if she does her lessons with Peter. It transpired that we were right about Peter as Lorraine started to gain her confidence back and Peter kept us up to date with Lorraine's progressed and would even recommend for Lorraine to try for a test which more boosted her moral. What I really liked about Peter is that he keeps you informed and even books the test for Lorraine that took a load off our shoulders. I would definitely recommend Peter to any one who wants to start their driving to give Peter a go as he is a fantastic driving instructor. I wish all instructors have Peter's patience."
Matthew (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test second time at Knaresborough in January 2012, and he opted to learn to drive in an AUTOMATIC. Matthew said "After some traumatising experiences learning to drive when I was 17, it took me 25 years to pluck up the courage to try again. I decided to learn in an automatic. Peter tailored his instruction superbly well, gently pushing me to make progress and building my confidence surprisingly quickly. He is thoroughly professional and clearly cares about his work. I successfully passed my test (at the second attempt) with only one minor fault. A whole new world is now open to me and I couldn't have done that without Peter. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity."
Jack (email@example.com) passed his driving test first time at Harehills in January 2012. Jack said "Peter is an excellent teacher and very easy to get along with. I had previously been put off driving for a few years by an instructor who was very strict in his methods and tried to make me drive exactly as he did, which only frustrated me and made me quit. Peter's experience allowed him to personalise his teaching to my driving style, and his calm, friendly demeanour always put me at ease. He is thorough and explains things well (the why as well as the how), and has plenty of tips and tricks for anything you may be struggling with. The Mercedes is also a very nice, smooth ride. After less than 30 hours of lessons I am not only 100% confident in my ability, I very much enjoy driving. I could not recommend him more highly, and am looking forward to getting my Pass Plus certificate with him. Cheers again Peter!"
Will (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test first time at Horsforth in December 2011. Will said "Peter was recommended to me by friends who'd already passed with him and I've never had a better driving instructor. I was very nervous at first as it had been five years since I had last driven a car, but from the first lesson my confidence grew under Peter's expert tuition and I passed on the first test I took with him. Peter's teaching is very thorough indeed and he will always take time to explain not only how something should be done but also why it should be done that way. This gives his teaching great depth and makes it much easier to remember good driving practice. I would highly recommend Smart Driver Academy to anybody who wishes to learn to drive. Thank you, Peter!"
Harriet (email@example.com) passed her test first time at Harehills in October 2011. Harriet said "I would like to say a big thank you to Peter. I thought he was a great instructor, always punctual, friendly and just generally a really nice guy. He helped me a lot, giving me a lot of help and advice for both my theory and my practical. He had confidence in me when I was nervous which really helped and although I’m glad I’ve passed I will miss having lessons with him because I learnt so much! Thanks again."
Steven (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his driving test first time at Harehills in July 2011. Steven said "Peter was recommended to me by my brother-in-law just before christmas, after a few lessons I had to stop due to financial issues! until recently and within 1 week (12hrs of lessons) Peter managed to get me ready for the practical AND pass it!! For me Peter is a one of a kind! he is very patient, professional and has a great sense of humour. Whether you are just starting out or have tried other Instructors, I would highly recommend Peter as the one to choose!!! Thank you Peter :)"
Mitchell (Mtperry5@gmail.com) passed his test first time at Harehills in July 2011. Mitch said "Peter was patient, professional and punctual. To move away from the alliteration it’s also worth saying he was a great help with the theory side of the test, providing books and giving useful advice. He gave me some very useful tips for the practical which coupled with the knowledge he’d taught me in the lessons meant that I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be. I passed first time with only two minors so he must be doing something right. Great teaching style and a great guy; I’d recommend Peter to anyone wanting to learn to drive."
Beckie (email@example.com) passed her test first time at Harehills in June 2011. Beckie said "Peter is the best instructor you could ever have, he's easy to get along with and is very supportive and helps you to improve your confidence. I would definantly recommend him to anyone who is wanting to learn to drive. I passed my theory first time and my practical first time with only two minors! Beckie."
Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed his test first time at Horsforth in June 2011. Alex said "Simply a truly excellent driving instructor. Peter is extremely easy to get along with, and his teaching methods are second to none. Every lesson I had I felt an improved and more confident driver. Having only a short space of time to learn after a 7 year break from driving lessons I passed my test 1st time and a week within the set deadline before leaving Leeds for pastures new. I cannot thank Peter enough for his all round teaching ability. Top class."
Hannah (email@example.com) passed her test first time at Harehills, Leeds in June 2011. Hannah said "I found that peter was very easy to get along with....He was a fantastic instructor and went over things as many times as you needed to if you were struggling with something. I passes first time with only 2 minors so it just shows how good he is as an instructor, Thank you Peter for you help and getting me on the road :)"
Corrin is an employee of RedDoorLets.com (firstname.lastname@example.org). Corrin passed her test at the second attempt at Horsforth in March 2011 and her manager wrote "We used Smart Driver Academy for an employee who was keen to drive ‘as soon as possible’. Peter was brilliant in that he was able to offer flexibility to fit around working patterns whilst understanding the need to have continuity and regularity. Corrin found Peter to be a good instructor with a good teaching nature and very patient. I feel that her confident driving ability is down to a combination of her skills encouraged and enhanced by having a great instructor who prepared her for not only the driving test but to drive."
Giulia (email@example.com) passed her driving test at the third attempt at Harehills in May 2011. Giulia said "PUT THE BANNERS OUT I'VE PASSED. After struggling to pass my driving test many years ago the thought of trying again was extremely daunting then a friend of mine recommended Peter to 'help change my life'.... My first lesson with Peter was like a breath of fresh driving air - he completely put me at ease with his relaxed and calm manner which allowed me to grow in confidence and believe that I was perfectly capable of passing the test. Gentle persuasion to dismiss any negativity I found very helpful and after a couple of 'so close to passings', Peters' faith and patience finally paid off and I confidently passed. Throughout my course I found the recording of my lessons valuable as a library of good and not so good lessons, at hand to go over again at leisure to mentally correct/remember for future driving. Peters genuine warmth and calm technique I highly recommend to everyone. Thank you Peter for helping me change my future."
Ria (firstname.lastname@example.org) passed her driving test at the second attempt at Harehills in March 2011. Ria said: "I would recommend Peter to anyone who wants to learn to drive. I was a very unconfident and nervous driver when I first started to learn with Peter, I had a bad instructor before which put me off driving and made it seem more like a chore than something I wanted to achieve. With Peter my confidence came back and I was also able to enjoy my lessons aswell as getting my confidence back. Peter has a friendly and calming manner which helped stopped my nervs but was also a proffesional instructor and I felt like I always achevied something in each lesson. He would take the time to explain everything in detail with diagrames if necassary. Without Peter I wouldn't be the driver I am today and I love driving now!! I can't thank him enough for his patient and friendly manner and good teaching skills! Thank you Peter :-)"
Matthew (email@example.com) passed his test FIRST TIME at Harehills on 19th April 2011. Matthew said... "I started to learn to drive a few years ago but gave up as my instructor was so poor. Then when my girlfriend became pregnant I realised it was something I needed to do and fast. Learning with Peter was so much easier and he made the lessons much more enjoyable. Not only did I pass within my tight timescale I also passed first time. Would highly recommend SDA!"
Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) - passed first time at Horsforth on 15th April 2011. What Dave said about the service at Smart Driver Academy... Peter was a superb driving instructor, having previously gone through large driving school franchises I found that the quality and care taken by Peter was second to none. In addition to this, the car that you learnt in is a Mercedes, which had very smooth clutch control and was easy to drive. Peter was on time for every lesson and whenever we had to change or cancel a lesson, he would offer alternative times he could fit you in that week. As I said, top quality service! Thanks Again
Monika (email@example.com) - After been very dissapointed with a number of driving instructors, I was recommended to contact Peter Scott at Smart Driver Academy. His experience and patience helped me to get confident on the road. My driving skills quickly developed and could see the progress I was making after each and every lesson. Peter thoroughly prepared me for my driving test. I would recommend him to anyone who, not only wants to pass their test, but also be a safe and curteous driver. Test passed 07/2010 at 2nd attempt.
Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org) - passed FIRST TIME at Harehills on 13th January 2011. Emily said "Peter was a great driving instrutor! I was scared of driving at first but I quickly felt at ease and became quite a confident driver. I really enjoyed learning to drive and passing both my theory and practical tests first time which was amazing. I would not hesitate in recommending Peter to anybody who is looking for a fab driver instructor."
Richard (email@example.com). "After a very bad experience in my youth with BSM, I had been totally put off learning to drive for over 20 years. But Peter is a fantastic instructor, was understanding of the problems I'd had in the past and managed to help me overcome my trepidation in learning to drive.Very patient and methodical with a friendly relaxed demeanour ,I'd have no hesitation in recommending Pete. Test passed 22-02-2011
Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) - test passed FIRST TIME at Horsforth on 10th January 2011. Dave said "Literally just passed my test and I'm over the moon. Had three close failed attempts when I was younger and Peter helped me develop my driving enough to help me pass 1st time with him as my instructor. I can't thank him enough and have recommended him to both my house mates and would recommend to anyone else wanting to learn to drive."
Lucy (email@example.com) - test passed FIRST TIME at Horsforth on 26th October 2010. Lucy said "I was recommended to Peter by a friend - several of my friends learned to drive and passed their test with Peter - and I'm pleased to say, after having three different driving instructors, with Peter I passed first time! He is firm but fair in his instruction, as strict as you should expect in your test, which means you are well prepared. He taught me lots of useful tips and information that I remember whilst driving now, making me a safe and sensible driver."
Marie (firstname.lastname@example.org) - test passed FIRST TIME at Harehills on 24th October 2010. Marie said "I started my driving lessons with peter after being with another driving school who was not as friendly i passed 1st time with peter i would recommend to anyone to use this driving instructor thank you peter for helping me pass."
Christian (email@example.com) After recommendation by a friend I took up driving lessons with Peter last year. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and found that my confidence behind the wheel vastly improved under his guidance. Peter was professional, very patient and an exceptionally pleasant person to learn from. I passed my test in January and have since seen several of my friends pass their tests under Peters instruction. I will gladly continue to recommend Peter to anyone considering driving lessons. 2010-10-19 14:41:43
Jo said... Can't recommend Peter highly enough. With Peter as my second instructor I found learning to drive much easier and less confusing! Peter is patient and listens to any worries whist encouraging you to the best of your ability. I enjoyed having an instructor with a good personality and accomodating enough to start some of my lessons from my work place - making life much easier! Great instructor - I passed first time! 2010-10-17 14:25:39
C.Smith - test passed FIRST TIME on 18th February 2009. She said... "I would definately recommend Peter. I passed first time almost 18 months ago. It is value for money and the lessons were easy going and never pressurised. Peter helps build confidence and is very professional. 2010-10-04 20:58:22
Lewis said... Peter was such a great help in teaching me how to drive, and I have already recommended him to a few of my friends. I started learning in October 07, and was passed within 6 months, which was great for my confidence. 2010-09-30 06:40:26
Claudia (firstname.lastname@example.org) - test passed FIRST TIME at Harehills on 2nd September 2010. Claudia said "...excellent driving instructor!! was reccommended by a friend after having lessons with a previous instructor who was no where near as good ... peter is professional and makes you feel confident almost straight away and i would recommend him to anyone!!!"
Jamie said... I would definitely recommend Peter as an instructor. I chose Peter after having a few lessons with someone else and found Peter to be a lot better suited for me. He is flexible with times and explains things clearly. I passed my second time and he gave good instruction on how to pass my second time. 2010-09-13 21:26:57
Grace said... Peter was a great instructor, really good techniques and learning pratices and always able to ensure flexible lessons. I began learning with him in April with mainly 2 hour sessons which i found very beneficial in my learning process and development and passed my test second time round with great ease and confidence 11/09. Would definitely recommend. 2010-09-12 20:18:40
Kelly said... Peter was a fantastic instructor. I had been with another instructor before having a 9 month break. I started lessons with Peter in the September and passed in December (2nd test). I was a very, very nervous driver - especially when it came to the dreaded test - but Peter gave me confidence in my skills and ability. He was very friendly, patient chap who I would recommend to anybody. He gave me some very useful tips that I still use to this day (test passed 12/07) 2010-09-12 14:48:51
Paul said... Peter was a great driving instructor and never seemed to have a problem with fitting my driving lessons around work. I managed to pass second time with Peter helping me with get it right with the feedback from my first test (nerves got to me), He also helped with my confidence. Cheers Peter 2010-09-11 10:42:41
Ryan (email@example.com) Was awesome!! Peter was flexable and accomadating, passed my test first time with only 10 lessons of 2 hours, very good value for money, would and have recommended him. 2010-09-10 17:27:15
Gavin said... Peter is an excellent driving instructor. he gives the impression right from the start of the lessons as being someone with a lot of experience behind the wheel, he is great support while learning to drive and his results are excellent. I took the driving test and past first time thanks to peters excellent teaching method, i would recommend him to anybody wanting to learn how to drive. 2010-09-10 17:08:37
Andrew said... i started learning with peter in january and passed in march, hes a really good instructor with alot of patience and very friendly and because of his skill as an intructor i was able to pass first time. ive been with other intructors in the past but i found peter to be amuch better intructor whos down to earth friendly but also not afraid to give you a telling off if needs be and hes certainly helped me to be a better driver then i could have hoped to expect, thank you peter. 2010-09-10 14:39:44
By dawn_maccy - 18 Jun 2009 Peter was a tremendous driving instructor, and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone who is wishing to pass their test. I had previous lessons with another instructor who certainly did not match up to Peter in terms of skill or patience, and after having lessons with Peter I became a much more skilled and confident driver. I have already recommended Peter to my flatmate, and she is now well on her way to passing her test as well. Laura Hitchen said... Peter Scott is a brillaint driving instructor. His patience, reliability and driving skills are second to none. I thoroughly enjoyed my 'learning to drive experience' and allthough stressfull at times Peter was supportive and made me feel at ease. Learning to drive is invaluable and made a dramatic change to my life. I thank Peter for all his time and support through the year I took to pass my test and reccomend him to anyone wishing to take on the learning to drive experience. 26th April 2009
Michael said... It too bad I can only give Peter five stars!! The biggest thing I can thank Peter for was for giving me the belief in my driving ability. I always thought that I was one of those people who weren't meant to drive! After numerous lessons with other instructors, I felt I was treading water. Peter showed infinite patience, addressing all my areas of weakness in a relaxed, calm and professional manner. Lessons where always varied and challenging, never a chore. The one thing that sets him apart from other instructors is his determination not just to make you a good driver, but also a responsible and safe one too! Thank you! 14th April 2009
Jade (firstname.lastname@example.org) - test passed FIRST TIME at Harehills on 27th February 2009. Jade said "I would definately recommend Peter. He was patient when i was beginning and his confidence never wavered as i made mistakes. He was reassuring and supportive. I started my lessons in September and was passed by February. Very useful and does not only teach you how to pass your test but to actually drive. (test passed 2/09)
Ruth Mallinson said... learning to drive was a very significant experience to me and something that i wanted to proove to myself that i could do. the experience would not have been enjoyable or something i would have stuck out if it wasnt for pete's brilliant teaching or endless patience. i can honestly say i was treat very fairly which is something often lacked with previous instructors. i owe pete a very big thankyou for teaching me a skill that will stay with me for the rest of my life. 22nd Jan 2009
Dave said... I had been learning to drive on and off for eighteen months before learning with Peter, interrupted for long periods by work and university. After an initial assessment he suggested a fortnight long intensive course, and booked me in for my test. The longer (3 hour) lessons suited me perfectly, and I passed first time. Highly recommended! 16th Dec 2008
Lawrence Stewart said... Peter is certainly a driving instructor I would recommend to anybody. The reasons are very simple, he is a fantastic instructor who paces the lessons and development very well. In the early stages where i found the driving very hard Peter's temperament and interpersonal skills were fantastic. He would be very calm which let me succeed. Peter does not just get somebody through their test but ensures that person has no reservations about driving once in the car on their own and is a safe driver for life. 26th Sep 2008
Richard Normington said... Excellent instructor. Peter is patient, thorough and clearly very knowledgeable. Without a doubt he was responsible for my recent success. Highly recommended. 2nd Sept 2008 Liam Connell said... I would definately recommend peter as a driving instructor whether your a new driver or have had previous experience. He helped me when i had a problem with the dsa canceling my test and did everything he could to get me a new date asap. Worth every penny and more. 29th Aug 2008
Neil said... For many (including myself) learning to drive can be a daunting and sometimes unnerving experience. Yet, Peter Scott, who has boundless patience, a friendly attitude and an unfaltering calm can help turn the situation into a positive and constructive one. With an emphasis on getting driving technique right, he ensures steady improvement and in the end: success! I can highly recommend Peter as a driving instructor. 29th Jun 2008
Laura said... I would recommend Peter to anyone! I was really lucky to get such a good driving instructor......Thank You. 28th Jun 2008
Natalie Dodd said... If your thinking about learning to drive, i suggest you contact Peter Scott, he taught me to drive, i passed my test secong time when i was only 17 years of age. This proves that Peter is a very good, thorough and professional driving instructor. Therefor he is the instructor for you! 27th Jun 2008
B. Black said... Peter is professional and patient and has a great sense of humour - an excellent driving instructor. Thank you. 27th Jun 2008
Charlotte Turner said... i knew nothing about cars or driving until i met peter. He taught me everything i needed to know to pass first time! Peter is easy to get on with and becomes a freind aswell as an instructor! 27th Jun 2008
Joanne Menzer said... Would I recommend Peter Scott as a driving instructor undoubtedly YES!!! Learning to drive is a major part of someones life, and we often feel we need to pass our test as soon as we can, however Peter does more than make you pass your test...he teaches you to be a safe driver for the rest of your life, its more than reversing around corners and turning the car around in the road, its about road safety and awareness aswell as being able to manouvre the vehicle!! He he cleverly varies his teaching style to suit your needs and will come up with creative ways of making you remember all the neccesary procedures...for example I often didnt use my mirrors when I needed to, so he cleverly adapted every left/right turn to him saying "at the end of the road can we have a mirror check and a left turn"...which still rings in my head everytime I drive, and it makes me do it. All in all i couldn't have asked anymore from him, friendly, reliable and patient!! After passing 1st time it worked for me!!! 26th Jun 2008
"Chubb" said... Let me start by saying I would recommend Peter to any member of my family and friends. A superb example of a driving instructor. I had previously asked friends for recommendations. I tried two different driving instructors, before Peter, who seemed ok but I didn't know any different. I called Peter from an advert I found on the Internet not knowing what to expect and he was very polite, professional and accommodating. I found him to be an excellent teacher, which is exactly what you want. I not only learnt how to drive to pass my test but also how to drive for the long term, which is invaluable. In terms of cost he was great 'value for money' I was always worried with my old driving instructors were putting off my test so they could get more money from me but I didn't feel this at all with Peter. I hope this review helps you make the right choice and you choose Peter. 25th Jun 2008
Lizz Johnson said... Whilst learning to drive with Peter I found him easy to get along with, very patient and professional. The learner driver support aids he supplied were high quality and helped to consolidate learning from the practical lessons.He was always happy to revisit any aspects I was unsure of, and explained and demonstrated in a clear and calm manner - no matter how many times we had to go over reverse parking! 13th Jun 2008
Holly Johnson... Peter is very patient, friendly and down to earth. His teaching style is accessible, he makes you feel comfortable and able to ask anything that you dont understand and he will explain it in a way that you do. 9th Jun 2008