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Testimonials from some of my past pupils

Liam Sales Liam Sales
Gary is an amazing instructor, after being with previous instructors I found Gary very calm and reassuring when teaching. Gary is very good at what he does. Gary is without doubt one of the best instructors in Aberddeen.

Lauren TuckerLauren Tucker
Gary was an amazing instructor. He was very patient and calm. I have really enjoyed taking lessons with Gary and I would highly recommend him. The workbook was a very good way to learn when not in the car and I feel it helped me a lot. Thank you !

Beth RichardsonBeth Richardson
I really enjoyed working with Gary, he taught me not only how to drive but how to drive with confidence. I would highly recommend Gary as a driving instructor. The workbook provided was very useful along with the app. It helped me to prepare thoroughly for my theory and show me, tell me questions.

Ruth GardinerRuth Gardiner
I am so grateful to Gary for all his help and support during my training. I went from being terrified before lessons to looking forward to it every week. Gary is always so kind and made every lesson fun. He is able to pick the positives out of every lesson so no matter how my driving had been I always left the car smiling. I am so happy to have passed but will miss my lessons with Gary. I would recommend Gary to anyone who wants to learn to drive. He is supportive, understanding and excellent at his job !

Ronnie MiddletonRonnie Middleton
Gary is a brilliant driving instructor, driving with him is like driving with a mate. Without Gary training me I would have struggled to pass. I would highly recommend Gary to anyone. He is the best instructor.

Calum HaigCalum Haig
Gary is a great instructor, he put me at ease throughout my lessons. Very easy to understand instructions and does not lose his temper. I would highly recommend no matter what stage of learning you are at. Thank You!

Gerlie Murray Gerlie Murray
A massive thank you to Gary! He helped me become a safe driver, he has so much patience and always makes you believe you can do it. He is the most patient, encouraging and caring person ever that settled my nerves. Gary will push you to become the best and safest driver ever. He will always encourage you to think positive. I passed my test with only 3 little minors. I could not have done this without Gary. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to start learning. A very helpful, kind instructor.

Luke AndersonLuke Anderson
Gary's the best instructor, very funny and patient. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive. I would not have wanted anyone else learn me to drive. Thank You!

Nicholas PiusNicholas Pius
At first I thought Gary was too strict, but just like any other good instructor he did all that for me to get a better understanding. He was a really helpful, great man. The LDC workbook helped me plan my next class and work off what I felt I was better at. Thank You!

Paula MarshallPaula Marshall
I couldn't have asked for a better instructor than Gary! He was always patient, informative and reassuring. I would highly recommend him to anyone learning to drive. Thank You!

Rachel StrachanRachel Strachan
Gary is a very patient and understanding instructor. He is very easy to get along with and great chat. I was very nervous about driving at first but the reassurance and patience Gary gave me has improved my confidence by miles. I am glad for all Gary's help and would not have wanted any other instructor. I am very thankful for everything I have learnt during lessons. Thank you !

Jordan CobbanJordan Cobban
Firstly, I just want to say a massive thanks to you Gary. Not only is he an amazing instructor, he is also one of the kindest people I have ever met. He has so much patience and makes you believe that you can do it. He makes you feel so comfortable behind the wheel and gives you confidence and determination to want you to succeed. Gary is such a bubbly and joyful person that a lesson is like a car ride with a friend. I wish Gary all the best with future learners. I couldn't recommend anyone better.

Cameron SmithCameron Smith
Gary was a fantastic instructor, he took over my lessons at a time when I was very low in confidence. He helped me build it back up. He was always calm and collected no matter what and explained everything very well and in great detail. I would highly recommend Gary to anyone who wants to start learning. It's been a great experience. Thank You!

Susan RourkeSusan Rourke
Gary is a fantastic instructor who really puts you at ease and builds your confidence while learning to drive. He is knowledgeable, friendly and makes sure you become a confident and safe driver. I can't recommend Gary enough - He is simply amazing!

Lynn BaxterLynn Baxter
Excellent, very informative, patient and always explains fully. Would highly recommend Gary and already have!

Meredith MorrisMeredith Morris
Gary is a very encouraging instructor who explains anything you need without getting annoyed. I found all our lessons fun and easy and would definitely recommend Gary to others. I don't think I would have passed first time with anyone else!

Pete ChaniotisPete Chaniotis
After putting off learning to drive for years I chanced upon Gary's card in a shop and a friend encouraged me to contact him for further information. It's the personal touches that genuinely sets himself miles apart from the rest! From the initial consultation in his car to get a feel of my previous driving experience to why I wanted to learn. Right through to the end result Gary has been an incredible source of support and has helped a dream I never thought possible become a reality. When a problem with my eyes hit and I had to have a break Gary was incredibly supportive and never lost contact in the five months it took to resolve. That care and determination kept me going and I cannot quite believe we have finally completed our journey together! This testimonial doesn't do justice to this incredibly able, fun and caring instructor. No shouting, No frustration! Just a deep-rooted passion to get you to be the best you can be. If you go with anyone to learn to drive it has to be Gary. Here's raising a ' Magic Mint ' to you mate and I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me!

John GrubbJohn Grubb
Gary is an extremely nice, kind and helpful person. His instruction is always clear and very helpful. I found the LDC book very helpful for identifying my strengths and weaknesses. Thank you!

Beatrice MukamanaBeatrice Mukamana
Gary is a very patient man. He turned me into a wonderful driver to pass first time. I came from another instructor who was very loud and made me freeze. Gary was different, I felt really chilled out on every lesson. I recommend him to everyone.

Kelechi EzeKelechi Eze
Gary can only be described as the best! He gave me back the confidence I lost using other instructors. He is calm and nice and knows how to communicate with his students. I am glad he was my instructor and I appreciate him. Thank You

Kyle FergusonKyle Ferguson
Gary couldn't have been more help to me if he tried, I came from another instructor and Gary took my driving and confidence to a complete new level. He was very calm and understanding in all situations and couldn't have catered for my needs any more . Also the LDC workbook really helped me plan my lessons and kept track of my learning . Thank you very much!

Iona McPhersonIona McPherson
Gary was a fantastic driving instructor. At nearly 50 years of age I had several unsuccessful attempts to find an instructor I could gel with. Gary was different, he took time to build my confidence and picked me up on occasions I was frustrated. He believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. Thank you Gary. I achieved my goal of passing before my 50th birthday!

John BrownJohn Brown
Learning with Gary was brilliant from start to finish. Every single lesson I learned something new. Every time I did something wrong he took time to make me understand what I hade done wrong and how to correct / improve it. I actually looked forward to every lesson. I would highly recommend learning with Gary. Top driving instructor!

Lauryn ShearerLauryn Shearer
Gary has been absolutely amazing. Lovely personality, so patient and made my learning experience as great as it could be. Since I started learning with Gary my driving has progressed greatly. Can't thank Gary enough. Thank You!

Szymon PospiechSzymon Pospiech
It was a great experience! Gary is a great instructor. He is very passionate about it and can teach in a great way. He managed to prepare me for a test in a really short period of time. I can honestly recommend Gary to anyone who wants to learn to drive and get their driving license!

Yunfeng HuangYunfeng Huang
Gary is a very nice and patient instructor. He is the best instructor I have met. I could not have passed without all the help he gave me. Thank you!

Asif IqbalAsif Iqbal
I have had 3 previous instructors who didn't have the knowledge to help me fully understand anything from road signs to the control of the car, I would highly recommend Gary to all beginners and new drivers. The skills I have learnt will help me become a safer driver for the future. Gary helped change my life, I can't thank him enough for boosting my confidence. Thank you kindly forever !

Morag LourieMorag Lourie
Gary was a very calm and helpful instructor. He could not have been better with me and the way that I learn. He was very supportive and often told me when I was doing well. The LDC system was helpful as the book kept me on track of what I was doing and what I needed to improve on. Thank You!

Davis AndersonDavis Anderson
Gary was an amazing instructor, when I first started he was incredibly supportive and calming. He kept reassuring me whenever it was needed. He always let me think what I needed to improve on. The LDC book was incredibly helpful and it allowed me to plan and take control of my lessons. I can't thank Gary enough for the time and effort he put into helping me pass. I would highly recommend him!

Ellie SutherlandEllie Sutherland
I would recommend Gary to all my friends and family. He is very patient and so calm which made me more at ease while learning.

Ross Boyd-GlenRoss Boyd-Glen
I had a brilliant experience learning to drive with Gary. Outstanding guy and an amazing instructor. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive!

Chloe DonaldChloe Donald
Gary was really patient and reassuring throughout the whole time I took lessons with him. I would really recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive. He allowed me to think about things and made me more confident in every lesson. He is really friendly and encouraging. I really appreciate Gary helping me pass my test!

Olivia CattanachOlivia Cattanach
Gary has always been a supportive, encouraging and patient instructor to me. I am very grateful for all the help he has given me and enabled me to pass my test first time. A true gentleman and a first class instructor that I would recommend to anyone.

Shannon MiddletonShannon Middleton
Gary is an amazing instructor, very patient.
On my first lesson I felt so at ease because of him. If I made a mistake not once did he ever shout at me or make me feel bad. I would advise anyone considering doing lessons to go with Gary. He has made me feel so confident and always believed in my driving and I will be forever grateful to Gary for helping me pass my test.

Shannon ShearerShannon Shearer
Gary was a great instructor, He was always calm whenever I made mistakes. He allowed me to think things through and correct them without getting annoyed or frustrated with me. I would highly recommend him!

Caitlin StewartCaitlin Stewart
Gary was very helpful, informative and gave me the confidence boost I needed to pass the test. I had sat 3 previous tests while living at home, moved to Aberdeen and passed first time. I can't thank Gary enough for being an amazing instructor!

Lisa TracyLisa Tracy
What can I say ! Gary is the most patient and brilliant instructor , I was the most nervous driver he's probably had , I lacked confidence and didn't believe in myself . I even thought about giving up a few times but Gary let me learn at my own pace which helped build my confidence and put my mind at ease when I was getting frustrated . He let me think on how to correct my mistakes and never once criticised or made me feel bad . I have recommended Gary to 3 of my friends who currently take lessons with him and they all sing his praises too . He is an asset to LDC and is very passionate about what he does and his learning style is second to none . I can't thank Gary enough , he has changed my life now I am a qualified driver . Thanks again Gary you won't need to put up with my tantrums anymore !

Cameron BuchanCameron Buchan
Gary was a very good instructor. My first test with another instructor was a total disaster but after lessons with Gary I felt 100 times more confident. His training is second to none. I would definitely recommend to any learner driver. He is fantastic.

Callum AndersonCallum Anderson
Gary is a brilliant instructor, really friendly and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed every lesson and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.

Lewis MillerLewis Miller
LDC offers lots of methods for learning, including your own workbook and DVD. Gary was helpful and always let me decide what I wanted to do on the lesson and never put me under any pressure. Always encouraging me to do well. Thank you!

Kirsty BruceKirsty Bruce
Gary was a very good instructor who took his time to go over every rule very thoroughly. With the help from the DVD and appreciative instructor I was able to iron out my faults and gain confidence at a great pace. Thank you so much and I would definitely recommend this supportive instructor. Thank you Gary!

David TaylorDavid Taylor
Gary was brilliant from start to finish and made me feel so relaxed. As an overthinker Gary simplified everything for me and for the first time everything stuck in my head and slotted into place. Gary provided me with links to tutorial and visually took me through roundabouts which really helped me nail them as these were a real concern to me previously. I stepped in the car with no confidence and within one lesson I was a different man and genuinely looked forward to every lesson. compared to my previous instructors I felt Gary really knew what he was talking about and helped me get rid of any bad habits I had picked up really quickly. Gary has so much passion and enthusiasm for his job which is really infectious and genuinely makes learning thoroughly enjoyable. I really only have positive things to say and I could go on and on and on.

Demi DuncanDemi Duncan
Gary is a really good driving instructor. He is very patient and fair. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Willie MarshallWillie Marshall
Gary was a very good instructor for me. He was very patient and helped me improve aspects of my driving I was not very good at. When I had a lesson booked he never let me down and he made me feel very comfortable in the car. Thank you Gary!

Christina LawsonChristina Lawson
I can say Gary is the most patient brilliant instructor ever! He listens, explains every and helps you through every manoeuvre etc. I will recommend him to everyone. Thank you so much for your time and patience!!!

Tara O'SheaTara O'Shea
Gary has been very patient with a very nervous driver. He pushed me just enough to increase my knowledge and confidence without me feeling overwhelmed which helped me pass 1st time. He worked with me through the student centred learning and each lesson was based on how I was feeling and what I felt we needed to focus on. I honestly can't thank him enough for his patient, friendly and calm attitude. I couldn't have done it without you Gary. I will be sharing his contact details with everyone I can and he will be highly recommended !

Marc RoganMarc Rogan
Gary is a good laugh and was really helpfull in calming me down and making sure i believed in myself. He is an amazing instructor and is patient and calm. I would definetley recommend him to anyone who asks me!

Ross MartinRoss Martin
Gary is an amazing instructor and i would highly recommend him to any one wanting to learn to drive !!

Jemma KinnairdJemma Kinnaird
Gary was a wonderful instuctor for me, after holding a provisional license for 3 years Gary’s sense of humour helped my driving anxiety and took me forward to pass my test. Gary never made me feel bad for any mistakes I made and slways made sure I learnt from them. I used the workbook efficiently in the beginning, once all the skills were learnt i got lots of practise in. The online materials were so helpfull my theory. Thank you so much Gary !!

Courtney JaffreyCourtney Jaffrey
Cannot recommend Gary enough !! Very patient during lessons, Simplifies everything so I understood things very easily. Great and friendly !! Thanks again !!

Lyndsey ThomasLyndsey Thomas
Gary was a fantastic instructor ! Although I had been driving abroad for many years Gary taught me so much about the rules of the road and most importantly Gary has taught me to be a safer driver !

Onute SiaulieneOnute Siauliene
Gary is a very patient instructor. He explained everything to me very well. He made everything very easy to understand. I would highly recommend Gary to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Thank you Gary !!!!!

Alex KingAlex King
Gary is a great driving instructor. I would recommend him to any learner driver.

Joe AndersonJoe Anderson
Gary was an amazing instructor, very clear and concise with all instructions and constructive advice. I was very happy at the speed of my progression. The workbook was of great help to me as it let me practise between lessons. It also helped me pass my theory test 1st time. The DVD helped to reinforce all of the material in a visual environment. The online theory test was useful as it tested everything so I didn't see anything in the test I wasn't prepared for. Overall the whole experience was very much enjoyable and I would definitely recommend Gary to a friend.

Megan WilkieMegan Wilkie
I liked Gary as a driving instructor as he help boost my confidence with every lesson . He always remained calm and kept reassuring me !!!

Montser Al-JubouryMontser Al-Juboury
My problem with learning is concentration. For 15 years I have been unable to concentrate on multi-tasking, but Gary was the most patient and educating instructor. Gary has a heart of gold and the patience of a saint. Thank you Gary for moulding me into the safe driver I am and will be in the future.

Kieran PelleyKieran Pelley
Passed 1st time
My experience in learning to drive with Gary has been amazing. Gary's calm attitude was the biggest reason why I passed my test first time. He always remained calm even when I was getting frustrated which helped me learn from my mistakes. The LDC programme is very helpful. The DVD gave me a lot of tips in areas where I was struggling. I was more than happy with Gary and would not hesitate in recommending him to any one.

Magda SpalaMagda Spala
Gary is an excellent driving instructor. He is very patient and explained everything to me properly, taking his time and not rushing everything when he talked to me. He made me feel calm and confident even if at times I didn't feel it myself. He believed in me which then made me believe in myself. I have thoroughly enjoyed having him teach me to drive and would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive. The workbook and DVD are very good and have been a big help to me. LDC is a fantastic driving school !!!

Mairi DuthieMairi Duthie
I started driving over 10 years ago, Sat my test and failed in 2007. In January 2018 I started driving again with my husband. I found Gary on the LDC website in March and got cracking on with some lessons. Now it's August and I have passed my test with one minor !!!. I was a nervous wreck with no confidence. Gary was consistently patient and kind. Every lesson was calm and constant. I was able to build my confidence and skills. Now I have passed and have a skill for life !!! Can't thank you enough for all your help. I'll phone you in a few years time when my kids are ready to do their lessons !!

Roy PatindolRoy Patindol
Gary has been really patient and friendly towards me . Gary encourages you to figure out your mistakes and find a solution to do it better next time. With Gary's help it made it very easy for me to pass my test !!

Lewis StillLewis Still
I thought Gary's training was very good and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone wanting to learn to drive !

Christine MassonChristine Masson
I have really enjoyed having Gary as my driving instructor, I wasn't a confident driver when I first started my lessons with him but he did a really good job of making me feel confident. I will be certainly recommending him to anyone wanting to learn to drive !

James WarrenderJames Warrender
Gary is understanding, calm and collected. He makes every lesson easy to group and took the time to make sure I took it all in. I have never been so grateful for the help and support that Gary has given me to get me through my test. The student centred system made it easier for me to learn and build my confidence. Thanks again Gary !

Ashleigh DuncanAshleigh Duncan
As someone who has had 3 driving instructors previously, it took a lot of confidence to choose to learn for a fourth time but observing the success Gary had teaching my fiancé (Passed in January) to drive I felt inspired to begin learning again. Gary is so calm and his demeanour really made me look forward to lessons with him. He allowed me to learn/develop at my own pace and is the first instructor who does not believe in a 'one size fits all' teaching method. He treats each students learning needs individually and his patience put my mind at ease. I have had terrible experiences in the past with instructors and I had even failed my test diabolically under their teaching. I had pretty much made up my mind that driving just wasn't for me. I cannot thank Gary enough for that. He has not only changed my life for the better since helping me pass, but my fiancés too. He is an asset to LDC and to anyone who is like me and had a negative experience with instructors/ examiners in the past. Learning with Gary will change your mind. It certainly did with me. Thank you for everything Gary.

Billy HughesBilly Hughes
Gary as an instructor was amazing, he made me feel 100% confident in the car. I would happily recommend Gary to anybody who wants to start taking lessons. The LDC workbook also helped me through this journey and was very easy to follow.

Kyle WilkinsonKyle Wilkinson
I found learning to drive with Gary a brilliant experience. Being my second driving instructor I wasn't sure what to expect, however from day one I feel he has encouraged me with my driving and has taught me to drive to a very high standard.

Joanne CattanachJoanne Cattanach
Gary is an excellent instructor. Not only does Gary teach you to drive safely he also gives you confidence and makes you feel at ease while driving. I could not recommend Gary enough and I am very grateful to him. Thank you so much Gary !

Susan HamerSusan Hamer
I was extremely nervous about driving when I started learning but thanks to Gary's patience, encouragement and enthusiasm my confidence has increased 100%. Thanks to him I actually enjoy driving now and I passed both my theory and practical tests first time !!!. The Workbook / DVD / App breaks all required skills down in to easily manageable sections. Coupled with Gary's faultless training the system allowed me to think for myself in order to gain a deep understanding and develop my driving skills along with my confidence. Thank you Gary!

Heather ThomsonHeather Thomson
I am overly pleased with the service I received from Gary as my driving instructor. I was very happy with the tools he provided me with which aided my understanding for both theory and practical side of driving. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to pass their test.

Jordan BaillieJordan Baillie
Gary was a great driving instructor who made lessons very enjoyable but at the same time he gave me all the knowledge I needed to pass my driving test. Gary was very patient with me and was always motivating me to keep going. Whenever I was unsure about something and had to ask Gary about thing I did not understand instead of just giving me all the answers he allowed me to think for myself which helped me learn much better rather than just getting information thrown at me which I'd likely forget. The theory test preparation resources provided were great as I managed to pass first time without any problems. The workbook and DVD also helped me a lot as it covered everything I needed to know and whenever I was struggling with something as well as asking Gary I could watch the DVD and read the workbook which never failed to help me. It was a privilege to learn with Gary and I would highly recommend him to anyone learning to drive, couldn't have been taught by a better person. Thanks again Gary !

Liam Cruickshank Liam Cruickshank
Gary made me feel more confident in my ability to drive and when it came to my test he made sure I felt that I had the ability to pass and kept re-assuring me. The LDC system 100% definitely works. Before I didn't know much about driving and with Gary's help and the workbook and LDCs YouTube channel, I soon learned quickly and I feel this benefited me greatly.

Jordan TrendallJordan Trendall
Gary provided professional help/ advice to help me overcome my hesitation at junctions and my manoeuvres. I had no confidence on the road until I started doing lessons with Gary. He was patient and supportive, pushing me to do things I wouldn't do if it wasn't for Gary giving me a little push to overcome my hesitation. Brilliant instructor that pushes you to do your best!

Greig ConnGreig Conn
Gary made learning to drive relaxing and fun. Every lesson I felt more and more confident. He makes you believe you can! The training methods are great and I couldn't recommend Gary highly enough.