What I think of the LD System: Lots of useful resources relating to the initial stages of learning to drive to the intermediate skills and mock examinations, the system of being student led allows you to feel in control of what you are paying for and with the amount of resources available meant I could maximise my contact hours.
The LDC system was perfect for me as it let me choose what I wanted to learn at what times. I also had the choice of following along with the lessons outlined in the learning book if I wanted to. The learning book was extremely useful for me as I learn best by reading and preparing as opposed to learning as I go. The book allowed me to feel prepared going into each lesson as Michelle always coordinated and discussed with me what I wanted to do next time, giving me time to study up by watching or reading LDC’s guidelines. I benefited greatly from this as I found that with my previous instructor I never felt prepared, with them deciding what we were to learn which would make me extremely anxious. Michelle on the other hand put me in control and encouraged me to make the decisions about how my lessons would go.
I also found the feedback after every lesson extremely valuable and reassuring. Instead of just being told where I went wrong I was encouraged to reflect on the lesson and see what areas I could improve on. I was encouraged to explain and work through how I would make these improvements instead of just being told, which made me feel much more confident in my ability. Michelle always made me aware if she needed to take control of the car for any reason, something that my previous instructor didn’t do which caused a lot of my anxiety around starting lessons again. Michelle put me at ease from the first lesson and her up to date knowledge, and the detailed learning book and videos provided, helped me immensely.
I would highly recommend Michelle and the LDC system to all learners, especially those that are nervous about getting behind the wheel for the first time!