By Bharath Buchupalli
Testimonial for Noel driving School in East Ham
I shall briefly describe about the whole experience of taking driving lessons from
Noel Christopher and my practical test experience in Wanstead.
After much search around Internet I felt Noel’s blog and testimonials gave me an idea of Noel’s teaching method and the way it helped others pass the practical driving test.
I started taking lessons and I liked Noel’s methodical approach of teaching right from the basics to preparing me for the big day. The driving lessons were a good mix of training different manoeuvres and personalised approach of troubleshooting the issues I was struggling with.
I really felt I have made the right choice right from the moment I took the first lesson.
You see learning with Noel was more enjoyable, good conversations on different topics to fill the awkward silence and waiting in the traffic. Though it took me more driving lessons to prepare for the practical test then what I initially expected.
I thought it would be better to take more lessons and clear the exam in maximum of two attempts rather than less number of lessons and more number of attempts to pass.
On my First attempt I wasn't quite confident myself added to that the examiner was like a stone faced (a robot telling you directions what to do) and gave the direction quite late approaching Redbridge complex roundabout which increased the pressure. Even Noel completely agreed on this point who was in the car as an observer while I took the test.
The Second time around after 3-4 lessons, I was much more confident and was relaxed and this time the examiner was really friendly and I was able to concentrate on driving not feeling any pressure from the examiner and I passed.
When I look back and assess why I failed the 1st time round. It is because I did not follow some of the advice given by Noel; speaking out, calling out signs, visualizing, learning from mistakes and keeping my mouth shut when approaching hazards, maybe I could have passed 1st time, but I am now a better and safer driver thanks to stone face examiner (not all examiner are the same)
I not only learnt how to drive but I also became more aware of how to lead a life to become more successful by listening to those tapes and the conversations which I had with Noel during the driving lessons.
I really think Noel has good qualities of a life coach and his style of blending it with driving lessons, helps people like me to become more aware of how to drive their own life, while learning to drive a car.
I got the value for money I paid learnt driving and at the same time some life skills which are quite essential in my daily life.
So friends I personally feel a professional tutor like Noel, good practice and learning from the mistakes that you commit during the lessons are the key things to pass the practical test.
“Knowing is not understanding”
Many thanks to a great teacher whom I will never forget. God Bless.
Thanks for reading the testimonial and I wish all the very best with your driving.