I have been learning to drive on and off for 4 years now. I have had 2 driving instructors, Fiona being my 3rd. My first instructor was teaching me just how to pass my test and not how to actually drive. My 2nd driving instructor was teaching me how to drive and pass my test but was not patient enough to undo the bad habits from my previous instructor. Then Fiona came along, not only is she patient and calm, she is flexible and honest, she works with you and her number 1 priority is being safe on the road. After 2 not-so-good instructors I had a lot of relearning to do. Fiona worked through my weak areas and made them strengths. Roundabouts and me before Fiona just didn’t mix, so after about 4 hours of driving round Callington hitting every roundabout we could from all the directions we could, I finally got it. She put a structure in place for me, slow down on approach be in 2nd gear look right and pay attention to the other traffic. Putting this structure in place has meant that I was then able to tackle the roundabouts in Launceston and then later in Plymouth with no problem at all. The manoeuvres were weak as well so another lesson was spent just concentrating on getting the manoeuvres correct and placing a structure with each one, using a simple step by step guide. With every lesson you are guaranteed someone that is patient and calming, someone who will teach you how to drive safely, someone who will always no matter what, highlight the positives in the lesson, someone who is flexible and adaptable to the needs of the learner not just what her lesson plan says. Rachael Hoare, Plymouth

After being let down by my previous driving instructor, I decided to go with Fiona. I used to dread my driving lessons but after my first hour lesson with her I came away feeling 100% more positive about my driving. The dual carriageway was my demon, especially drifting. Within 10 minutes of my first lesson on the carriageway with Fiona this was fixed, I was not drifting anymore. Fiona’s way of teaching is methodical and structured, she is friendly and approachable, remains calm and keeps you focused on the lesson. With Fiona you will learn to be a safe driver before you take your test. I love driving, it’s all thanks to Fiona. Marium Gupta, Calstock

I have had several driving instructors and have struggled with their style of
teaching, it lead to me giving up as I felt there was too much too learn at once
and that I couldn’t improve.
Fiona has changed everything for me, I look forward to my lessons, and I am
actually excited to be learning to drive. I can see that I CAN do it now, and
that is all due to Fiona’s calm, friendly demeanour and her positive, structured,
visual explanations of everything that we do in advance of having to do them.
Thank you Fiona. Louisa Hawken, 32, Liskeard