TESTIMONIAL 1 May 2013 learned with Donnie Hampson and I was a really nervous driver, but he was very patient and encouraging, and I passed my test first time on Monday, something I never thought I'd do! Would highly recommend. Heather Crumley - Glasgow.
I thought the overall service was brilliant, and Donnie (Instructor) was a real factor in me passing first time. Would recommend. Kris Prendergast - East Kilbride
Via twitter from Andrew Smith who passed his driving test on the 15/05/2012 and is now in the States for 3 months. @smidman124 Alrite Donnie how's things,thought you should know,as of just now I have driven over1500 miles in the US in the space of.....a month,accident and speed ticket free. #learnedfromthebest.
I was reluctant to take lessons. But with Donnie's excellent tuition I passed first time, with 2 minors and my brother Greg also passed first time with Donnie with only 1 minor! Greg and I both felt he was an excellent instructor who taught us invaluable lessons above and beyond the norm. Adam and Greg McDonald. Glasgow.
After failing my practical test a few times I changed my instructor. Donnie not only made me understand what I was doing whilst driving, but for me more importantly he instilled a confidence and calmness in me that got me through my test and I'm now loving driving- went to troon yippee.x Catriona Craig. Hillington.
Having put off learning to drive for years I finally decided to bite the bullet. Donnie quickly put me at ease, helped me to understand not just the what but why as well. Lessons were relaxed and fun and I would more than happily recommend Donnie to anyone, at any level. Passed 1st time and really enjoying my driving now. Cheers Donnie!! Mick Green. Paisley.
'Learn in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere because although learning to drive can be daunting, it should also be enjoyable'This sentence probably describes my situation! I started getting lessons of Donnie after having problems with my previous instructor. He doesnt only teach you how to pass the test but teaches you how to drive in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you are not scared to make mistakes!Good luck Donnie! Yasemin Kahraman. Pollokshields. Donnie is a fantastic driving instructor who not only teaches driving skills needed to pass the test, but also skills needed to keep yourself safe on the road for the rest of your life. His lessons are always relaxed and enjoyable, and he teaches sensible, safe and common-sense driving which is easy to understand. He is also very supportive if you are struggling with a particular thing. Sidart Sharma. Newton Mearns. 14/01/11 passed at her 1st attempt @Shieldhall: I had been learning to drive for a while and wasn't that confident, failed my first test with another instructor. Swapped instructors and got Donnie. You made driving seem like a breeze! Passed first time with Donnie, no problem (bar my nerves!) Very supportive, patient and caring instructor. I would highly recommend to ANYONE wanting to learn to drive. I'm an oldie for learning to drive at 29 (!), so I don't know loads of people who still need to learn (cause I would recommend you) but seriously, to anyone looking on here, I would highly recommend! Cheers! Mate. Marion Baltzer. Mount Florida.
08/10/10 passed 1st attempt @Paisley: I passed 1st time - both theory and practical - with help from Donnie. He is a fantastic instructor, and he gave me the confidence and skills to be a safe driver. Donnie put me at ease and talked me through each step. I looked forward to every lesson as Donnie created a fun and relaxed atmospher in the car which made learning so much easier.I would (and have) highly recommend Donnie to anyone considering driving lessons, in fact my sister is taking lessons from him now!!Thanks for all your help Donnie, i couldn't have done it without you!! Jane Watt. Paisley.
I passed my driving test on 11th May 2011. My instructor was Donnie Hampson I can't thank him enough for his patience and support. Donnie explained everything really well and put me at ease from my first lesson. I would recommend Donnie as a first class instructor. Kieran Monie. Pollok.
After hearing about others that had passes with donnie and reading the reviews there was no reason for me not too go with him as my instructor and i don't think I could have chosen anyone better, hes a real great guy and has a good way of teaching learners and making you feel calm and assured throughout your lesson, having passed my practical and theory first time I would definitely recommend Donny for anyone looking too take driving lessons. Jamie Henderson. Paisley.
5.0 out of 5. Went to Donnie Hampson at OBT after being with another instructor for a few months, and failing my test. He helped me to improve the standard of my driving and my confidence. A friendly reliable man who gave sound advice and helped me pass. Would definitely recommend him to anyone re-sitting their test or starting out with their lessons. Adam Glasgow. Paisley.
If I can drive, anyone can! After being involved in a serious road collision, I had a pathological fear of driving and cars in general - until Donnie came along. He was so patient and understanding and really didn't push me out of my comfort zone until I felt ready to tackle new challenges on the road. Donnie was friendly, super-reliable and very relaxed, he is an amazing instructor. I would have no hesitation in recommending Donnie to anyone who's thinking about learning to drive. I just passed my test 2 days ago and I'm already amazed at the amount of freedom I have. I've gone from being petrified of driving to actually loving it - Donnie deserves a medal! Gaynor MacKay. Bridge of Weir.
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