Customer Reviews

The following are 100% authentic, customer reviews of our customers experience with BIG TOM Driving School:

 

“I felt very comfortable in my experience”

“Learning to drive with Tom helped me so much with my confidence. After not driving for a year and having a couple of instructors before him I felt very comfortable in my experience. I passed on my 2nd time and would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a friendly instructor who can give them the confidence they need on the road.” Zoe Briggs from Peterborough

“I highly highly recommend to everyone that wants to learn to drive”

“Absolutely fantastic driving school, I booked the 5 day intensive course on which I gained alot of experience and knowledge on how to drive. Took my test today first attempt and passed with only 2 minors and this proves how brilliantly effective Bigtom’s driving school is. Thank-you to Tom and Tara who helped me to pass my test quickly. I highly highly recommend to everyone that wants to learn to drive. Thanks once again”  Darrell Constantine from Sleaford

 

“Tara made the test booking process seamless”

“What can I say? Tom is a Legend! He helped a nervous driver gain confidence in a supportive atmosphere. I had very little driving experience, and in just 20 hours he had me test ready and I passed FIRST time!! If you are looking for a patient, knowledgeable instructor Big Tom is your man!

On a side note (but equally important) Tara made the test booking process seamless and kept me updated every step of the way. I was very impressed with the text message the night before my test wishing me luck! It was a nice touch and shows how much Tara, Tom and the rest of the Big Tom team really care about their students.

I will be recommending Big Tom Driving School at every opportunity.”  Jason Dean from Peterbororough

“Tom gave me some brilliant resources to look at”

“This was a great way to learn how to drive. Tom gave me some brilliant resources to look at prior to my 5 day intensive course. Before starting my lessons, I had no driving experience in a car and by the end of the week, i passed my test first time. He was patient, friendly, helpful and very encouraging. He gave me all the advise and confidence I needed. I highly recommend BIG TOM intensive driving course to anyone whose looking to pass their test.”  Sam Smith from Sleaford

 

“Adapted to my needs and listened to me”

“BIG TOM was the only driving school in the area to provide an intensive course.  I had a brilliant instructor, he adapted to my needs and listened to me when I had concerns.  I couldn’t thank him enough for how quickly he helped me learn to drive and how nice and considerate he was to me throughout my experience.”  James Youds from Haconby

“I enjoyed his teaching style”

“I had a great week with Tom, very professional and polite.  I enjoyed his teaching style, calm and patient which suited my learning style.  Overall I feel I’m a much better driver than when I started.  Big thumbs up! 10 out of 10” Dalton Marsh from Bourne

 

“Chris showed me excellent tips which I would not have know myself”

“I am pleased that I passed my driving test with the help of my driving instructor today. He showed me excellent tips which I would not have known myself and these, along with his good manner and patience, helped me immensely. If I have friends who wish to take lessons I will tell them of your driving school and once again many thanks for all.” Shaun Dowdeswell from Spalding

“The most confident I’ve felt behind the wheel and the most I’ve enjoyed it”

“I chose BIG TOM because I had tried “normal” lessons but the breaks in between hadn’t suited my learning style.  The main advantages of BIG TOM for me was the intensity of the course and the ‘pick up/drop back’ service offered.  This is the most most confident I’ve felt behind the wheel and the most I’ve enjoyed it”.  Lizzy Lunn from Bourne

“I would definitely recommend BIG TOM Driving School and wish I’d gone with Tom in the first place”

“I started driving with Tom after failed a test with another instructor. He build my confidence by giving me clear instruction on how to improve my driving. He used different techniques to show what to do. I found the mock tests we did really helpful and showed me exactly what the examiner would be looking for. Driving every day with Tom gave me much more experience than having a lesson weekly. Tom made everything easy by booking my initial test and then finding me a cancelation because he thought I was ready to take my test earlier. On day 5 I took my test and passed with no driver errors. I would definitely recommend Big Tom Driving School and wish I’d gone with Tom in the first place.”  Oliver Stephenson from Carlby

 

“Very relaxed, no pressure”

“Very relaxed, no pressure and never felt pushed or rushed if I didn’t feel confident or comfortable”  Joshua Smith from St. Neots

 

“Fantastic ability to make me feel safe and confident”

“Has a fantastic ability to make me feel safe and confident while driving.  This was the first time I have really felt comfortable behind the wheel” Unnamed Customer Survey Form received 03/08/2016

 

“Very nicely organised behind the scenes”

“Just passed my driving test using BIG TOM’s Driving School.   I would highly recommend anyone wanting to learn to drive to do the same.  Brilliant training and bloke, also very nicely organised behind the scenes with Tara.  Big thank you.”  Graham Lucas from Peterborough

 

“BIG TOM Driving School was the best choice for me”

“As an older learner and parent, I felt it suited my needs more to do an intensive driving course.  After reading up on them, BIG TOM Driving School was the best choice for me.  Enjoyable, relaxed, friendly experience.  Very good teacher!”  Zoe Parry from Bourne

 

“I not only passed my test but feel able to drive in any situation”

“I found the BIG TOM 5 day intensive course a huge help very flexible and happy to fit in and around a hectic work schedule, unlike most driving instructors who aren’t as willing to accommodate.The week itself was really insightful and allowed me to build my confidence, ability and knowledge to the point where by I not only passed my test but feel able to drive in any situation. I would happily recommend BIG TOM to absolutely everyone, massive thanks it was great.”  Nick Dobie from Oakham

 

“We would definitely recommend your driving course to anyone”

“We were very impressed with how completely at ease he felt with you which I am sure contributed to being able to learn so quickly and we would definitely recommend your driving course to anyone.”  Alison Bishell from Bourne regarding her son Patrick

 

“Tom was never late to a lesson, never on his phone during a lesson”

“Highly recommending Tom and big Tom Driving School and here’s why…. I was NEVER going to be a driver.. NEVER NEVER! Then I found Tom , the only instructor who’s managed to calm me down enough to get out of 2nd gear. I have severe anxiety and also a condition which affects my memory , Tom would teach me things and I would forget but he didn’t ever get stressed with me or even raise his voice … not once! He stayed calm and patient and yesterday I passed my driving test! Tom was never late to a lesson, never on his phone during a lesson. So many other instructors are late, rude and impatient. If you want a driving teacher who takes his job seriously and does everything he can to make you feel ok, then Tom is your guy :)”  Rhiannon Kirby from Grantham

 

“I never thought that I would ever be able to learn so much in only 5 days”

“I would highly recommend Big Tom driving school to anyone. Tom Ingram is very knowledgeable, confident and patient driving instructor with excellent communication skills. I have done 5 day (20hrs) intensive driving course. I never thought that I would ever be able to learn so much in only 5 days! Thank you,Tom.” Viktorija Jezova

 

“Best money I have spent”

“After trying different instructors for a few years I found Tom through my Grandad, with very few lessons I passed first time! Best money I have spent :)” Louise Burrows from Peterborough

 

“You were always so calm even when I made mistakes”

Thanks for all your help and instruction on teaching me to drive (and pass my test first time). A few points about my time learning with you:

I found you very easy to communicate with, both in the car during lessons and on the phone (text). You put me at ease on the very first lesson with you and you were always so calm even when I made mistakes. It was nice that you were always early so my lessons always started on time.

You were also very good at explaining things in the simplest of ways and not over complicating things. I also thought it was fantastic that nearing my test date we took my lessons in my own car after we’d decided to use my car for my test. This was so useful as I wasn’t swapping from one car to another and I’m sure this played a big part on my test.

I really want to thank you again for getting me to such a high standard which will hopefully stay with me for life and I’m sure this is why I passed with only one minor (stupid one).” Liam Watkinson from Stamford

 

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/OIINh8-OoV8   Shareef from London

 

“He doesn’t pressurise you when you make mistakes”

” I found learning with Tom to be very effective. He doesn’t pressurise you when you make mistakes and makes it a cool calm driving experience. I had very little driving experience when I started, and passed my test within 9 days, and I put that down to the way I was taught. Very effective and efficient service – much appreciated. Will definitely recommend to anybody. Bargain price too!” Andy Graham from Peterborough

 

“He will make sure you pass your test with a high standard”

“What a driving instructor Tom is! A great driving instructor. Having come from a full bike licence and wanting to be on four wheels I chose tom and was never disappointed with him at all. He is really friendly and gives great advice and will put you at ease and also make sure you will pass your test with a high standard. I really cannot recommend him enough. I passed first time only one minor. Job well done. Thank you Tom” Gordon Annis from Bourne

 

“It made it so much easier and more enjoyable learning”

“I really enjoyed the whole experience, it made it so much easier and more enjoyable learning from some1 who is calm in every situation but also pushes you to keep going which helped me pick up driving very quickly considering I had never driven before my 1st lesson and would like to thank tom for his help”   Jake Overland from Bourne

 

“I enjoyed it and also I passed both tests first time”

“I thought the resources provided to help me (driving videos, online theory practice) were very useful. I think Big Tom is a very good driving school because I enjoyed it and also I passed both parts of my tests first time, which shows that Big Tom does make you a good driver in a short period of time.” William Platt from Peterborough

 

VIDEO: Connor from Bourne https://youtu.be/U2Kq24WTazQ

 

“Tom didn’t just teach me to pass my test, he taught me how to drive”

“Big Tom delivered exactly what was promised on the website which is to learn by driving. I had no previous driving experience at all. In the space of 7 days I went from being a beginner with limited confidence in my ability to drive, to being ready and confident to drive on my own after I passed. Tom didn’t just teach me to pass my test, he taught me how to drive. ”
Ben Rossi from Grantham

 

“Learned so much….and was really enjoyable”

“Would definitely recommend this course to others learning to drive!  Learned so much on the course and was really enjoyable”.  Patrick Bishell from Bourne

 

“I would definitely recommend you to anyone…..”

“Thanks ever so much for all your help in preparing Liam for life behind the wheel. You’ve done a brilliant job with him and I’m very comfortable being chauffeured about by Liam. I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting their son or daughter to be taught to a very high standard by a very professional and likeable person” Mark Watkinson (Father of pupil)

 

“He has great patience, pleasant attitude and listens to what you have to say”

“Passed first time with Tom’s help and guidance. He has great patience, pleasant attitude and listens to what you have to say. Gives clear precise advice and allows you time to get to know the car and feel your way around the controls.   I would recommend Tom to teach my friends to drive.”   Andrew McKinnon-Paton from Peterborough

 

“He did not just prepare me for the test, but driving in real life”

“I’d like to thank Tom for helping me to pass my driving test first time, he did not just prepare me for the test but driving in real life, with real life situations. Tom is a very calm person and was able to help me stay calm, when I didn’t do things correctly. He never got frustrated with me and kept a calm manner. He is very professional and polite, we were able to have general conversations and have a laugh when learning how to drive. I thoroughly recommend Tom and his teaching style. Thank you Tom”   Summer Sleight from Bourne

 

VIDEO: Kim from Bourne https://youtu.be/CE8_ZIn21Ns

 

“He also has an excellent sense of humour and is open to the learner’s suggestions”

“As a 63 year old who had never had a driving lesson I feel very lucky that I found Tom Ingram through the Directory. He is very patient and has a clear sense of how progress is made; he also has the ability to communicate that sense. He also has an excellent sense of humour and is open to the learner’s suggestions. All of which means that the lessons are enjoyable even for someone who still finds driving often intimidating” John Lancaster from Peterborough

 

“Makes you feel at ease”

“Learnt so much in one week, great guy and he makes you feel at ease, would definitely recommend him to other learners” Becka Skellet from Grantham

 

“As the intensive driving course went on, my confidence grew….”

“If you are looking for a driving instructor.. look no further!!! Tom is the best there is 🙂
I did the intensive driving course with Tom. Tom is a great driving instructor. He is patient, supportive and explains things really well. As the driving course went on, my confidence grew and passing my driving test was a huge boost. Just want to say a huge thanks to Tom who encouraged me to persevere with my driving and it certainly paid off. I would highly recommend booking with him”   Haleema from Peterborough

 

“You were a calm instructor, easy to talk to and always made me feel comfortable”

“The only feedback I can really give is a positive one. You were really helpful and a calm Instructor, easy to talk to and always made me feel comfortable. You were a very understanding Instructor and were there to help every step of the way. Thank you.”     Darran Carroll from Peterborough

 

“Tom made the whole experience enjoyable”

“I felt he was a good teacher, he explained things clearly, I fully understood him, and felt supported. Tom made the whole experience enjoyable, and I would recommend him to my deaf friends.”   Gem Dixon from Peterborough (profoundly deaf)

 

“He adapts the learning techniques to you as an individual”

“My experience of learning to drive was very positive thanks to my lessons with Tom. I started out with very little time behind the wheel but was helped to feel very calm and relaxed. He adapts the learning techniques to you as an individual, ensuring you learn at your own pace. I started out with very little confidence, but thanks to Tom and his calming influence this was overcome quite quickly. Mock tests helped me prepare for the real practical test and assisted in reducing my nerves for test day. I knew what to expect so there were never any surprises. Tom also has lots of useful videos online which help with tackling more difficult techniques or situations. Overall my experience was fantastic and I would recommend anyone looking to start driving to give Tom a call!”   Georgia Galloway from Bourne

 

“Tom also allowed me to take control of what we covered each lesson, so I could practice what I thought I wasn’t good at”

“I passed my test first time in March 2011, and it wasn’t until I had been driving on my own for a few months that I really fully appreciated the extent to which learning with Tom prepared me for real life driving, for me it was the little extra things, like anticipating attitudes of drivers that I feel added the extra safety aspect to my driving. I know from friends experiences that alot of driving schools just drive the “test routes” (the common routes taken by the examiners) but this really doesn’t prepare you for driving new roads on your own – one particular highlight of my lessons was the rural drives around areas new to me as they opened my eyes to the many unexpected hazards that are on the roads! Tom also allowed me to take control of what we covered each lesson, so I could practice what I thought I wasn’t good at – he also took me to park in Queensgate, which let\’s face it is a lifelong skill for living in Peterborough! Toms lessons have a relaxed approach, and I would thoroughly recommend learning with him.   Lisa Reid from Peterborough

 

“Tom gave her confidence and was very patient”

“I would highly recommend anyone to take lessons with Tom, whether you have never driven or have experience.
Our daughter Shannon had never stepped foot behind a driving wheel, and was very nervous, that was March and by August she was test ready, Tom gave her confidence and was very patient. He is also very happy to speak to parents too as many of us have been passed a while so taking Shannon out in her own vehicle I felt confident to sit beside her. Tom also encourages students to use their own car, in fact Shannon felt that confident she took her test in her own car and passed first time.”   Mel Ronan from Bourne (Mother of pupil)

 

“Made learning to drive fun”

“Unlike any other instructor, highly recommend, made learning to drive fun, wouldn’t learn with anyone else!” Helen Gilberto from Peterborough

 

“Made me feel at ease with something I wasn’t comfortable with to start with”

“I would like to thank Tom for taking the time to teach me to drive last week on a 30 hour intensive course. I learnt so much and Tom really made me feel at ease with something I wasn’t comfortable with to start with. I would highly recommend BIG TOM to anyone. Great teacher and a nice guy to boot. Thanks Tom”   Graeme Miles from Peterborough

 

“Helped me to pass first time with only 1 minor”

“BIG TOM helped me to pass first time with only 1 minor! He is really patient and calm, covering all aspects of driving. For example, multi story car parks and back road driving. Thoroughly recommend him!”   Dalton Harris from Peterborough

 

Highly recommend, I passed first time with very few lessons.”

Tom Roberts from Bourne

 

VIDEO: Haleema from Peterborough https://youtu.be/WXtNbR37dVM

 

“Actually enjoyed lessons and couldn’t wait for my next”

“Great driving instructor, had a lot of time and patience for me. Actually enjoyed lessons and couldn’t wait for my next. Also a small comfortable car to drive”   Tasha Clarke from Peterborough 

 

“Tom made me feel at ease when driving”

“Highly recommend Tom, and would like to thank him for helping me my pass my test, not only is he a great guy but also a fantastic instructor and has a lot of time for his students. Tom’s knowledge of driving shows through his teaching and has great patience and made me feel at ease when driving. All round great instructor and top bloke, cheers Tom!” Liam Mountford from Bourne

 

You have a 100% record in this house”

“Hi Tom, just thought I’d let you know that Jamie passed his test this morning.  I’d like to thank you for everything you’ve done for him.  You have a 100% record in this house, first Liam and now Jamie.  Thank you.”  Mark and Lorraine Watkinson from Stamford

 

“His friendly manner made me very relaxed and at ease”

“Big Tom is a great driving instructor; his friendly manner made me very relaxed and at ease during my lessons. He always arrived for my lessons on time, and he is very easy to contact via facebook, text etc. I enjoyed the lessons and he taught me to drive, rather than just pass my test. I would thoroughly recommend learning with Big Tom Driving School!”   Georgina Ivens from Peterborough

 

“He is very patient and is an excellent teacher”

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for our motorway driving session! It allowed me to have some experience on a motorway with a qualified instructor so that I am confident driving on them 🙂 thank you! I would thoroughly recommend Big Tom Driving School as he is very patient and is an excellent teacher! And I would suggest taking the offer of a motorway session after you have passed with Tom as it gives you a great experience with Tom there to guide you 🙂 thank you! :)” Lucy Richings from Bourne

 

“Willing to go at the learners’ pace”

“Calm attitude to teaching, reassuring for beginners and willing to go at the learners’ pace would recommend to anyone looking for a reliable and friendly instructor!” Sophie Pick from Bourne

 

“I miss having you as my driving instructor”

“Tom is everything you want in a driving instructor: calm, clear, supportive, knowledgeable and funny. He is very patient and punctual, taking a pride in his car so it’s clean. He varies the routes, so you learn about different situations and his use of anecdotes is entertaining. Thanks Big Tom – it’s great to have passed but I miss having you as my driving instructor” Katie Ankin from Peterborough

 

“Professional and informative”

“Very professional and informative extremely helpfully would definitely recommend tom to anyone” Karl Gregory from Bourne

“First time pass after 15 hours of tuition”

“You couldn’t ask for a better instructor than Tom, he is knowledgable, patient and makes everything so easy to understand. First time pass after 15 hours of tuition!”   Richard Lamb from Peterborough

 

“Knows what he is doing”

“Great guy who knows what he is doing I would definitely recommend”   Kelly Waudby from Bourne

 

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