Testimonials

elle pLates Driving Instruction

"I started learning to drive with a bad experience.. My nerves and anxiety were awful and I wanted to give up! Then we found Sarah, she was amazing. She took time with me and helped me through all of my driving worries! I couldn't be without my car now and It's all thanks to Sarah. Her kind, warm hearted self got me to pass first time! I can't thank her enough. x"

​Libby M, Horsham


"I would like to say a massive thank you to Sarah. I can't recommend her highly enough, I tried learning to drive when I was younger and just couldn't pass my test so gave up after 2 years. 12 years later I found Sarah and she gave me the confidence to pass after only 6 months. She really is such an excellent instructor."

Emma M, Horsham


"Sarah was a great teacher who made lessons very enjoyable with her sense of humour. I would happily recommend her to anyone who wants to learn. Thank you so much for teaching me so well, I felt so confident going into the test and that is down to your teaching."

Tom H, Horsham


"Many many thanks for all your hard work and care with Flo. What a result!" 

Mum of Flo, Horsham


"I very much enjoyed my time learning to drive with Sarah. She has helped to build my confidence during lessons so much that I was able to pass first time. She was always there to give me guidance and was extremely patient with me. I would highly recommend elleplates to anyone wanting to learn to drive."

Abi B, Horsham


"I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn to drive to work with Sarah from ellepLates. After having some previous driving instruction from another instructor who lowered my confidence and wasn’t helpful, I came to Sarah for help. She is fantastic with working with students with anxiety and/or low confidence, and managed to successfully build mine which allowed me to past my test first time! I cannot thank her enough".

Holly A, Slinfold


"I cannot say how happy I am to have found EllepLates. As an older learner with absolutely no experience or confidence with driving, Sarah had her work cut out. With her incredible patience, warmth and endless encouragement however, she made me instantly feel at ease, empowered and able to achieve my potential.
I would highly recommend EllepLates to anyone looking to learn to drive - Sarah's tuition delivers excellent knowledge in a professional and accessible way, equipping you with the skills to drive in a safe and confident manner. With her expertise, patience and faith, I managed to pass my theory and practical tests first time - something which I never thought I would be capable of doing and which has given me my freedom. Thank you Sarah"!

Fiona G, Horsham


"I really enjoyed learning to drive with Elle Plates. Sarah really helped with my confidence and made me feel completely ready to take my driving test which I passed first time! I would definitely recommend Elle Plates to other people- lessons were flexible and Sarah always kept me calm and was very patient."

Jessica C, Cranleigh.


“I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with ellepLates. I was impressed with how Sarah built my confidence and the whole experience was made comfortable and enjoyable. There was never any pressure even when I made mistakes, Sarah was always reassuring and I felt safe with her. I have done so, and would strongly recommend learning to drive with ellepLates.”
Megan B, Horsham.


"I would like to recommend Elle Plates to anyone who wants to learn to drive. I passed my test first time under the patient guidance of Sarah Edwards. Sarah has a kind disposition and treats all her students as individuals to teach them accordingly.  Sarah understands that all students learn in different ways and at different speeds, and has always been direct and thorough. I was very nervous on my test, but I was re-assured and she kept me calm."  
Tom L, Horsham


“Having never driven a car before I was a bit nervous about getting into the drivers seat but from the beginning Sarah made me feel comfortable and at ease taking it slow and gradually building my confidence. I really enjoyed learning to drive with Sarah she is very patient and an excellent instructor and as well as being safe we still had a giggle!

Driving may not have been a strength of mine but Sarah always managed to calm me down and make me feel relaxed giving me encouragement when I thought I couldn't do it! Even though I didn't pass first time round ellepLates gave me the motivation to try again and didn't let me give up which has certainly been beneficial to me.

Sarah was always very flexible in arranging lessons to fit in with other commitments which was very helpful to me as I was still at college. Sarah has made me a safe and confident driver and I would certainly recommend Sarah to anyone that wants to learn to drive.”
Jessica G, Horsham.


​"The main thing I have to thank you for is building up my confidence: you were very supportive and encouraging without being condescending. You have great little ‘catchphrases’ that helped me to remember specifics, such as ‘kiss the parrot’ and ‘round the pizza crust’.
Compared with what I’ve heard of other instructors, you’re very thorough in your teaching. You ensure that the student is completely comfortable and sound before moving them on too quickly.
 
I really can’t think of anything but positives. All that remains to say is thank you ever so much for your help and guidance, I feel confident and safe when on the road now."

Heather H, Crawley.