Testimonials

SarahSarah
Passed
Dawn is a fantastic teacher who I would highly recommend to anyone taking up driving for the first time or restarting after a break. She is calm, patient, professional and goes the extra mile for her students. I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with Dawn and very much appreciate all her help and support.

Alicia Alicia
Passed
After multiple failed driving tests and having been taught to drive by a few instructors over a handful of years, I was ready to give up learning to drive before I started lessons with Dawn. She is patient, accommodating, kind and goes the extra mile for her students. She adapted her style of teaching to what worked and made sense for me. She was always calm and collected, no matter how stressful things got! I always felt comfortable and relaxed during the lessons. I found the LDC workbook very helpful to use when reflecting on my learning and to clarify what we had covered during the lesson. I couldn't recommend the LDC driving school and Dawn enough! Not only has Dawn helped me to finally pass my test, she has given me the essential skills of being a safe and confident driver, which I will take forward with me. Thankyou! Best wishes, Alicia 🙂

JamesJames
Passed 1st time
Learning to drive with Dawn was literally a dream. I don’t think I’ve ever been made to feel more comfortable when learning a new and challenging skill. I think the entire LDC approach, including the book and videos, really helps provide the basis for an organic, supportive and motivational way of learning, but for me, it was Dawn’s compassionate, friendly, understanding, and respectful teaching style and wonderful personality that gave me the confidence and the tools to pass. I can not recommend her enough! You’re one in a million Dawn - Thanks so much!

Clarisa Clarisa
Passed first time
Dawn made me feel comfortable and was calm with me even when I made slight mistakes, she explained things to me clearly and I was able to learn the manoeuvres quickly. I have had 3 previous instructors and none have compared to dawn. Dawn has a lot of knowledge and was able to teach me efficiently. Thank you dawn

Sophie
Refresher
I was looking for a driving instructor who would be completely calm at all times and feel very safe to drive with - Dawn was perfect. She explained things very clearly in a way that was easy to understand, was very supportive and encouraging, and regularly checked in with me to see how confident I was feeling. She based our lessons on what I needed to practice most so we didn't waste any time, and was respectful and understanding of my anxieties about certain aspects of driving. I cannot recommend her highly enough, thank you Dawn!

Sophie
Refresher
I was looking for a driving instructor who would be completely calm at all times and feel very safe to drive with - Dawn was perfect. She explained things very clearly in a way that was easy to understand, was very supportive and encouraging, and regularly checked in with me to see how confident I was feeling. She based our lessons on what I needed to practice most so we didn't waste any time, and was respectful and understanding of my anxieties about certain aspects of driving. I cannot recommend her highly enough, thank you Dawn!

KellyKelly
Passed
I would like to say a big thanks to Dawn for helping me pass my driving test. Dawn is a brilliant driving instructor and I would recommend her to anyone! She is calm, patient and guided me through the whole process providing excellent knowledge and skills. Dawn was always reassuring, corrected mistakes in a positive and constructive way and she always gave clear instructions. She really put me at ease and it didn't take long until I actually enjoyed learning to drive! She was very accommodating with booking lessons around my work, which made the whole experience easier. I found the book and videos really helpful to look at the before upcoming lesson and Dawn helped me apply it all. I would highly recommend Dawn.

RossRoss
Passed first tome
I have loved learning to drive with dawn using the LDC system. She is calm and level-headed and thorough in her approach I always felt safe and comfortable to learn. Having the workbook was extremely helpful in building on and preparing for what we covered in lessons Thanks so much!

SaraSara
Passed 1st time
Dawn Kitson was my driving instructor, during our sessions she encouraged me to take responsibility for my own learning, progress and development. At the end of every lesson she asked me to consider what I wanted to focus on the following session and reminded me to read the passages in the book and the video clips, as well as to observe other drivers. Then at the start of each session she would ask me what I thought I needed to improve on and why, depending on my thoughts and her observations we would discuss these elements prior to setting off. Therefore I lead the focus of the lesson, and she nurtured my development through that. During sessions whenever we came to challenging situations, or my actions / performance required analysing, Dawn would open a discussion with ‘How do you think that went?’, she would then give me time to think, reflect and consider how I handled the situation, if I could have done better, how I could of done better. Only if I couldn’t give an answer, or my answer needed expanding on, would Dawn step in and adjust my thoughts. She encouraged me to talk through my own solutions to the problems I was presented with. The way that Dawn works allowed me to always be open and honest about my progress, the elements that I found challenging and the areas I didn’t understand. I felt there was nothing I couldn’t discuss, I was at ease asking even the most ‘stupid’, obvious questions. Ones I thought that I should already know the answer to. When I did make mistakes Dawn encouraged me to see this mistakes, solve the issue and guide me through any misconceptions that may have resulted in the mistake in the first place. At the end of the lesson, we discussed the session and the progress made. Dawn would ask me how confident I was feeling on the areas covered in the session. Then, as stated at the start of this document, would prompt me to consider the focus for the next lesson etc. Dawn’s outgoing manner, calm approach, questioning and thought provoking approach I believe allowed me to be calm, remain focused, challenge myself and progress my learning and enjoy myself.

JoshJosh
Passed
Dawn was great throughout the entire process. By using the book and her coaching, she was able to give me clear instructions in how I would progress in terms of my driving and increased my confidence on the road lesson by lesson. She allowed me to go at my own pace and did not force me to do things I felt uncomfortable doing. Even when mistakes were made, Dawn remained calm and talked you out of the situation and then allowed time to reflect, meaning you learnt very quickly from your errors and they were often not repeated. I would recommend Dawn for anyone in the Brighton area.

Sarah
I've been learning to drive for three months now and Dawn's coaching approach has hugely helped me in terms of solidifying my learning lesson to lesson. The combination of the LDC book and Dawn's coaching and reflection after each lesson means that I am able to learn, practice and assess my progress each time I drive. Dawn is clear and informative in her explanations and asks me for my interpretation/understanding of each situation as it arises. This allows me to think independently and compound my own learning which in turn gives me confidence in my own abilities. Dawn's approach makes me feel in control of my own learning and gives me satisfaction from achieving my goals and a feeling of progression lesson to lesson. The LDC system is also particularly affective at mapping a route to the end goal and visually representing how you are getting along. This is brilliant in explaining the goals that need to be achieved and how you might get to them which is critical to an on going sense of progress.

Joe SJoe S
Passed 1st time
Dawn was excellent! Very professional, explained everything in great detail. Dawn has helped me so much that I passed first time. Thank you Dawn.

JoeJoe
Passed first time
The LDC Driving experience helped me pass first time! Using the hub really helped me out with the things I wasn’t confident with. Overall I am happy to say that LDC driving is the one to get anyone through their test with confidence!

ClaireClaire
Passed first time
I gave up on the thought of driving again after 2 previous instructors just weren’t right for me until for my birthday this year. A 2 hour driving lesson was thrust at me and Dawn knocking at my door on a sunny Tuesday morning. Fast forward 7 months and yesterday I passed my test first time and truly believe it’s very much down to Dawn and the LDC way of teaching (with the book and videos on YouTube). If you need someone who has the patience of a saint (or hides the impatience well), is reliable, explains stuff in idiots terms and loves cats as much as you do then you need to call Dawn.

Jessye Jessye
Passed
It’s hard to summarise the extent to which Dawn and the LDC method improved my confidence and ability to drive. Having spent a year, and failed three driving tests, with a different driving instructor and driving school, I had all but given up on learning to drive. Dawn’s supportive, calm, respectful and friendly manner signalled an immediate shift from what I was used to. It took a little under a year but with the help of Dawn, the LDC handbook and the various video resources Dawn sent me, I gained the ability to drive safely and with confidence. From encouraging me to exercise my own judgement during manoeuvres to discussing, managing and learning to deal with actions that made me anxious, such as busy traffic circles and pulling over somewhere “safe, legal and convenient”, Dawn truly went above and beyond in ensuring I felt comfortable and confident when driving alongside staying accountable for my own and other road users and/or pedestrians safety. It took me a while to pass my test, but I’m soo glad that when I did pass it was with Dawn. Because, not only did I pass first time with Dawn (with only two minors), I know that because of her help and guidance I’m ready to embark on a lifetime of safe and enjoyable driving. Best, Jessye

Chelsea Chelsea
Passed first time
This is my third attempt at driving and this time around was a completely different experience, Dawn makes you feel at ease and my confidence grew so quickly! She let's you go at your own pace and you can let her know any problems you have!! I've just passed my test with all her help and I cannot thank her enough!!!!

Isabelle Isabelle
Before meeting Dawn I had failed my driving test and lost confidence on the road. She not only helped me pass my test but has made me a really confident driver now that I am on the road. Dawn creates a totally bespoke way of learning to drive based on the areas you need to improve or gain more confidence in. I couldn't recommend her enough!! Thanks again for all your help, I really do appreciate it, you’re a brilliant instructor. All the best, Isabelle

MrDMrD
Passed first time
I learnt much better from practical driving & making mistakes. The mock tests were very useful. Dawn was very easy to be a round & patient with my mistakes.

Corryn
Refresher
Dawn is a very calm, patient instructor which is exactly what I needed to overcome my fear of motorway driving. Having not driven on the motorway for over 7 years I had built up an anxiety which I wasn't sure I would ever overcome. Dawn stayed at my pace throughout the lessons and we gradually built up to driving on the motorway after reteaching me the theory and practicing slip roads and overtaking over and over again. I've since been driving on the motorway with much more confidence and am really grateful to Dawn for helping me overcome my fear.

Corryn
Refresher
Dawn is a very calm, patient instructor which is exactly what I needed to overcome my fear of motorway driving. Having not driven on the motorway for over 7 years I had built up an anxiety which I wasn't sure I would ever overcome. Dawn stayed at my pace throughout the lessons and we gradually built up to driving on the motorway after reteaching me the theory and practicing slip roads and overtaking over and over again. I've since been driving on the motorway with much more confidence and am really grateful to Dawn for helping me overcome my fear.

LukeLuke
Dawn is a wonderful driving instructor.
Having previously begun lessons with another company and not made the progression I should have I was recommended Dawn by a colleague who had just passed her test under Dawn's tuition. I immediately found Dawn to be a patient, methodical, professional and supportive instructor. Dawn also has a wonderful sense of humor and made lessons very fun and enjoyable. Her lessons were always well structured and Dawn would often email me further information, tips and help between lessons. All maneuvers and techniques were explain clearly and thoroughly, and Dawn would always take the time to make sure that I fully understood a maneuver before moving on. I always felt comfortable with Dawn and her lessons have given me a real confidence as a new driver. I could not recommend Dawn enough!

Hayley Hayley
Passed first time
I passed first time with only 4 minors! I am so glad I got to work with Dawn, she goes at your pace and the lessons are controlled by you. She put me at ease straight away and I always felt comfortable in the car with her. If you are unsure of something, she will explain it thoroughly and will let you practice as many times as you need! I didn’t have much confidence when I started in January but by the time I had passed I was a completely different driver! I would 100% recommend learning with Dawn!

Emily Emily
Passed
Dawn is such a fantastic driving instructor and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. It took me a while to build up the confidence to start driving lessons, and Dawn made it so much less daunting. She is always supportive and patient, super understanding, and we had so many laughs! She does an amazing job at making people feel comfortable, and is always professional and really helpful. I'm so pleased I chose her to help me learn, and will miss lessons each week. Thank you Dawn!

Hayley Hayley
Passed
Dawn never gave up on me. She was always supportive, and we would always repeat manoeuvres until I felt confident. Dawn went above the standard to make sure I can drive after passing my test, for example, she taught me how to bay park between cars. Furthermore, she sent me links to articles and websites to further my learning but also to calm my nerves. Whilst, I did not pass first time I feel confident on the road and ready to drive on my own. The LDC system was very helpful and I always felt in control of my learning and lessons as you can plan ahead. I was apprehensive about learning to drive, as I was worried about having a bad instructor, but I got in contact with Dawn and never looked back. She was able to put my mind at rest about learning to drive and got me on the road as soon as possible, using locations familiar to me and then slowly building up to locations less familiar. Thank you Dawn for being so friendly, helpful and patient.

Tiarnan Tiarnan
I passed first time
After having a taster lesson with another company, after two hours I couldn't even move the car and was beginning to think driving wasn't for me. Dawn was recommended to me by a friend and after 15 minutes in the car with her I had the basics of clutch control down. She is incredibly patient, and will never make you feel worried, or rushed. Every issue that arised during my lessons, Dawn knew exactly what to say to help me both understand, and correct the issue. The LDC system, including a textbook and a DVD, was very useful between lessons to prepare for the next set of exercises.

DaleDale
Passed first time
I am thrilled that I passed my practical driving test first time, but it would not have been possible without Dawn, who supported me from the get go, Dawn is very patient and chilled and I never once felt uneasy or pressured with her as I have done with other instructors in the past. The LDC system of learning is an amazing structure to really lay down foundations for life. I would highly recommend Dawn to anyone looking to get their driving done. Thank you again Dawn you went above and beyond and we did it!!

JoJo
Passed
After struggling to progress in driving lessons with a previous instructor, and being told I should consider learning in an automatic, I contacted Dawn as a mature learner with little confidence. I couldn't have made a better choice. With her skills and buckets of patience, she managed to turn me from a bundle of nerves into somebody who enjoys driving and feels confident on the road. Dawn is a conscientious, calm and reliable instructor, who I thought had a brilliant memory for where I was at in my learning. She was communicative between lessons and she would go above and beyond to help me reach my goal of passing the driving test. The LDC method helped me to digest what I was learning and review the progress I was making, keeping me motivated. I can now look back on my lessons fondly and I’m thrilled to have gained the freedom that driving brings. If you're looking for quality driving tuition in great company, then look no further than Dawn.

MrTMrT
Passed first time
At first, I was very nervous about it, especially as it's a lot of money to me and I wasn't sure who would be the best to teach me because I struggle when it comes to learning new things. I found LDC online and read how they use an alternative teaching method, this interested me because different teaching styles sometimes work for me and set LDC aside from other driving schools. Brief explanation: the LDC method likes to use positivity to help students excel rather than pointing out and focusing solely on your faults. The day after phoning LDC to book my lessons, I received the driving skills booklet and paperwork in the post I also got a phone call from my driving instructor who had been allocated to me already-which I was very impressed with, to arrange driving lessons. Because I had already received the book before my lesson started, I was able to start revising pretty much immediately. When I started my lessons, it became apparent that I may find it difficult to combat the practical side of learning, However, Dawn had a brilliant way of teaching and sure enough, after a few lessons, Dawn had got me far from the nervous, unsure person that I was when I first got in the car. Overall the whole thing was very organized Dawn was always very punctual and I felt always very informed. Every question was always answered no matter how ridiculous I thought the question may sound. The lessons on the DVD or YouTube and also in the book are so useful and so informative, you would be silly to use a different driving instructor and driving school. If you want to pass first time without issue and leave behind the woes and worries that come along with doing your driving lessons and test, you have to use Dawn Kitson and no alternative. Listen to her advice and do the homework beforehand, and you will pass, it's a simple as that. I honestly genuinely did not think that I would pass first time it was a tense decision to get on with actually learning to drive and getting my license. I Know without Dawn, my chances of Passing first time would have been next to none. Dawn you really were amazing, thank you very much for your brilliant teaching, your perseverance because you truly delivered and immaculate service and I cannot be more grateful.

AliceAlice
Quite simply I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor than Dawn. She made every lesson enjoyable and was endlessly patient with me – even when I despaired of ever mastering reverse bay parking! I’m really pleased I chose to go with LDC as their learning programme suited me really well and I liked being able to read the theory behind what I was learning. Dawn knew the programme inside out and had lots of useful tips and techniques to help me get to grips with everything. Dawn was always on time for every lesson and was happy to talk outside of our sessions as well to answer any questions I had. She was really encouraging and patient and made learning to drive much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. I would 100% recommend Dawn and LDC to anyone looking to learn to drive.

SarahSarah
Passed first time
I’d been learning to drive “on and off” for around 15 years, continually struggling with my motivation and never quite clicking with my instructors. My partner had seen Dawn’s learning car around the city and suggested giving her a call. On meeting Dawn, she was really friendly, professional and took time to explain LDC’s learning style and what to expect from my lessons. Dawn has a great sense of humour and really calm manner which made me feel completely at ease despite my bouts of nervesness when driving. At the start of every lesson we would discuss the plan for the session and identify the key things to practice. Dawn really helped me to conquer my fear of roundabouts and help build my confidence and have conversation in my decisions. Lastly, the LDC’s videos were also really useful particularly on roundabouts, parallel parking and the test. “I can’t thank Dawn enough for all her support & guidance and have (and will continue) to recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to drive in a friendly, motivating and professional environment.”

Matthew Matthew
Passed
Dawn was incredibly easy to understand and get along with throughout. Her knowledge and calm demeanour put me completely at ease, allowing me to learn in a stress free environment. The lessons were tailored to focus on the areas that I felt needed the most work and did not just stop at “this is needed to pass the test”. Dawn has gone above and beyond to give me the tools I need to be a safe and aware driver for life- could not recommend highly enough! PASS WITH DAWN!

Thaila masonThaila mason
Passed 1st time
I struggled for weeks to find a suitable instructor as I wanted an intensive driving course and other people were unreliable. My mum found LDC and we instantly jumped at it as I was keen to pass quickly before university. The 3 hour lessons were the perfect length and Dawn was really patient and informative so I quickly improved my basic skills over the 20 hours. She made the lessons enjoyable and helped me tweak little things to become a better driver. I would highly recommend Dawn as she is calm and very reliable as an instructor, she made the experience easy and exciting and I wouldn’t have passed so quickly without her.

Rachel
Refresher lessons
I started lessons with Dawn as I am a previously inexperienced but qualified driver who had also been in a serious car crash (not my fault!), and I was extremely anxious about getting back behind a wheel. However, a new job meant that it had become necessary. I met Dawn prior to starting lessons to discuss what I wanted to achieve and why I felt nervous. We agreed on a plan of 3 x 2-hour classes, which would include me driving to and from my new office, about 30 minutes away. This worked well. Dawn is a calm, clear and sympathetic instructor who understood my anxieties and worked to build my confidence, even providing relevant between class reading. I am now back driving and building experience and confidence. I thoroughly recommend Dawn to anyone learning to drive for the first time, or like me, those who are nervous about restarting.

Rachel
Refresher lessons
I started lessons with Dawn as I am a previously inexperienced but qualified driver who had also been in a serious car crash (not my fault!), and I was extremely anxious about getting back behind a wheel. However, a new job meant that it had become necessary. I met Dawn prior to starting lessons to discuss what I wanted to achieve and why I felt nervous. We agreed on a plan of 3 x 2-hour classes, which would include me driving to and from my new office, about 30 minutes away. This worked well. Dawn is a calm, clear and sympathetic instructor who understood my anxieties and worked to build my confidence, even providing relevant between class reading. I am now back driving and building experience and confidence. I thoroughly recommend Dawn to anyone learning to drive for the first time, or like me, those who are nervous about restarting.

Dee Mummery Dee Mummery
Passed
After deciding I needed to learn to drive, I browsed through Facebook and Dawn Kitson appeared. Friendly looking face I decided, so I made contact. BEST THING I COULD HAVE DONE! From meeting for the first time I felt at ease and eager to start. Me being a ‘mature’ student she was totally unphased and professional. Her patience and calm persona helped me immensely, especially when my ‘skills’ were terrifying! Her ability to remind me of what I had achieved rather than what went wrong, built my confidence hugely. Because of this I relaxed more. Dawn is no ordinary instructor. Her laid back persona always leaves you feeling positive and she really is fun to learn with. With her constant support via messages, video links and the fabulous workbook, I PASSED! I FEEL FANTASTIC! Not only have I learnt a new skill to aid my independence, I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn. I would certainly (and already have!) recommended Dawn and LDC DRIVING METHODS. She really is 5 star 😀

Gavin BrownGavin Brown
I found Dawn to be a very good instructor. She was gentle in her demeanour and yet clear in her instructions. I was able to take on board what she was saying to me over time. I would recommend Dawn to any learner. Thank you Dawn

Beth symonsBeth symons
Passed first time
I passed first time with only 2 minors from LDC. I was recommended Dawn and LDC from three separate people so looked further into their methods. The use of the at home study booklet and DVD were very appealing to me, as I knew very little about driving or cars these gave me the confidence each lesson to learn new things as I could read up and watch the DVD before our lessons which helped immensely. A very important part of learning to drive for me was finding the right instructor. Once I had contacted Dawn, we arranged for her to visit me to look at the different courses available, after this I knew Dawn was the right instructor for me. Her patience and friendliness kept me going! We went at the pace that suited me and if I didn’t understand something we would keep working on it until it clicked. She wasn’t just teaching me to pass the test, she was teaching me to be a safe and confident driver. I would recommend Dawn and the LDC system to anyone I know who is wanting to learn to drive. I cannot thank Dawn enough for the support she gave me and fun times we had!

Holly Williams-ThomasHolly Williams-Thomas
Passed 1st time
Dawn is an amazing instructor, she is always so encouraging and positive but at the same time always makes sure you are really aware of what you can do better and prompting you when needed. I was always really confident that we were making progress and covered everything I needed to know as we kept checking the workbook throughout the lessons. No complaints at all really 😀

Shannon RyanShannon Ryan
Dawn is an amazing instructor. From the first day she made me feel at ease and adapted really well to my nerves, keeping me calm and encouraging me along the way. Dawn’s Teaching techniques soon made me become comfortable behind the wheel. At the end of each lesson she would re-cap what went well and what I could think about for the following lesson. During my lessons we would take a look at the workbook to see what I was achieving and what I could go on to learn next, which really helped. Dawn has a wonderful personality, so easy to get on with. I would definitely recommend Dawn to everyone. Thanks for helping me pass!! I’m so happy I “passed with Dawn”.

Polly TuckPolly Tuck
Passed
Having stopped for a year after a couple of confidence-crushing lessons with another instructor, and feeling much less than positive about driving in general, I found out I needed to get my licence over a three month period for work. Dawn was the perfect woman for the job. Her approach was calm and reassuring. We took it at the pace I needed, and the LDC framework enabled me to prepare in advance of each lesson using the book and DVD, developing my understanding of best practice and the Highway Code; this preparation made me feel a lot more confident when I sat in the driving seat for the next lesson! Dawn was supportive and honest with feedback and always encouraged me to evaluate my own progress. I feel that this reflective style of learning has made me a safe and considerate road user. I got my license within the time frame I needed for work - I now feel confident on the road and had some great chats along the way! Thank you so much Dawn - I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family in the future!

Jade Arnold
I passed first time with a 30 hour semi intensive course from LDC.
Dawn was an excellent instructor. A very calm, friendly and adaptable instructor which taught me all of the necessary skills and maneuver’s to pass my test in two months. Having tried to learn to drive 10 years ago, this experience was completely enjoyable and different. Dawn’s experience coupled with LDC’s at home study booklet and DVD were a great combination for learning to drive and will honestly make you feel more confident and prepared before your lessons. I fully recommend Dawn as an instructor, I never thought I would be here two months later having passed my test and owning my first car! Thank you Dawn for an enjoyable experience, I am happy I have passed!

Jade ArnoldJade Arnold
Passed first time
I passed first time with a 30 hour semi intensive course from LDC. Dawn was an excellent instructor. A very calm, friendly and adaptable instructor which taught me all of the necessary skills and maneuver’s to pass my test in two months. Having tried to learn to drive 10 years ago, this experience was completely enjoyable and different. Dawn’s experience coupled with LDC’s at home study booklet and DVD were a great combination for learning to drive and will honestly make you feel more confident and prepared before your lessons. I fully recommend Dawn as an instructor, I never thought I would be here two months later having passed my test and owning my first car! Thank you Dawn for an enjoyable experience, I am happy I have passed!

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