KISS’s ‘keep it simple’ approach really appealed to me, and from the first phone call Gary took the time and patience to carefully explain how everything worked and how KISS driving was different. All driving companies seem to claim to be different and, at first, I was sceptical that KISS would be different. After my first lesson I saw that KISS really is different.
Gary is a fantastic coach; he is a patient, relaxed, friendly, genuine, and reliable man – he immediately put me at ease and brought my confidence back. KISS use coaching techniques that actively engage you as a pupil. Gary delivers clear and thorough instructions, engaging you throughout, asking questions and checking understanding. Gary was very patient with my manoeuvres too (something I had been dreading!), but with the help of his reference points and guidance I was able to do a flawless left reverse on my test today.
I was also fortunate enough to attend several ‘KISS Training Days’, held in Cambridge and Bishop’s Stortford. After driving to the training day (great practice driving to Bishop’s Stortford) you meet some of the other KISS instructors from the region (mainly London and Bishop’s Stortford). You then go out for 45-60 minutes with a different driving instructor, and sometimes a trainee instructor in the back. This is a fantastic experience, and allows you to get used to driving with an unfamiliar face next to you, and even with a passenger (which can happen on your test if there is an examiner examining your examiner!). On these days you realise that the KISS ethos is teaching focussed and all their instructors are trained to a high standard (even with psychology to help spot when you are tired and adjust your lesson accordingly).
I have been extremely impressed with Gary and KISS Driving and would recommend Gary with no hesitation. KISS care that you pass your test, they will not book you for lessons you don’t need, as many companies do, and their instructors are of an exceptionally high standard. Even then, Gary is one of the best, with a pass rate of at least 90%. If you want to learn to drive in Cambridge keep it simple, learn with Gary.