Testimonials & Reviews
Carolyn would like to thank all of her pupils, past and present, for choosing her as their driving instructor. Below are a selection of testimonials from former pupils
Josh A, Rugeley 2019
If anyone is looking for an excellent driving instructor then I can't recommend Carolyn enough.
Sharp and observant she will bring you up to a good standard of driving so that you will be more than prepared for your eventual test.
I had some reserves about driving for years but through Carolyn I managed to pass first time with only three driving faults.
I thought I would have been extremely nervous but I felt so confident in my ability that I was calm and collected throughout the test.
So thank you Carolyn for your help in getting me on the road.
Emily G, Burntwood 2019
Carolyn is a fab instructor. I had previously started learning but gave up pretty quickly. However, Carolyn helped me to enjoy driving and believe in myself. Carolyn is very friendly and made me feel at ease. Thank you so much!
Cameron D, Rugeley 2019
Carolyn is a brilliant driving instructor. She was supportive and I was always comfortable in the drivers seat. Every lesson I was learning and improving thanks to her guidance. I can now say I feel safe and confident whilst driving thanks to Carolyn.
Katy G, Rugeley 2019
Carolyn is an amazing driving instructor who really helped me to improve my confidence. She really put my nerves at ease and is great company while driving. Carolyn's friendly approach really helped me to enjoy driving and I really enjoyed our conversations we would have while on a lesson. I will miss our lessons. I would recommend Carolyn always. Thank you so much for everything!
Ryan W, Rugeley 2019
Carolyn is a great instructor. I could barely drive when I started lessons with Carolyn, however she persevered and has helped me pass today. I will not get the words: "Full lock" out of my head anytime soon, however I can say I fully recommend Carolyn, as she is always on time, explains thoroughly through things, and teaches you with good methods that I will continue to use now passed.
Thank you very much.
Emily M, Rugeley 2019
I just want to say a massive Thank you for all your hard work you have been superb!!!! I couldn't have passed my test without you!!!!
Would highly recommend if you are thinking of starting your driving lessons!!!.
Dorina C, Rugeley 2018
Thank you so much Carolyn. Such a lovely lady, very supportive and patient and she made me feel very calm and relaxed.
She gave me the confidence to persevere until I passed my test.
I would recommend her to everybody learning to drive.
She is an excellent instructor.
Emily K, Rugeley 2018
I started my driving lessons with Carolyn in September 2017 and as a very nervous driver and someone who, at first, did not enjoy driving, Carolyn's encouragement was what made me pass first time. Carolyn's friendly approach made driving lessons not just bearable for me, but enjoyable and she made me the more confident driver that I am today. Carolyn was always punctual and it was very easy to get into contact with her and her replies were always extremely quick. I will miss our weekly chats which made driving lessons feel like they were too short, as she was so lovely to talk to.
Kyle B, Little Haywood 2018
Carolyn is a fantastic instructor! Before I met Carolyn I only had 2 hours of driving experience. After doing 30 hours of intensive training with her I managed to pass first time! Was such a great feeling! I highly recommend her service and doing an intensive course.
Dave G, Rugeley 2018
From complete novice to pass in 30 hours!
I started my driving lessons with Carolyn in early November 2017 and after choosing the 30 hour intensive course I passed first time in mid February. I had never been behind the wheel of a car before so it was a nervous time for me but Carolyn made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She went through all the information step by step and was always a calming influence. Carolyn is easy to talk to and has a vast knowledge of what's needed to pass.
Thank you Carolyn
Stephen M, Rugeley 2017
Carolyn taught both my teenage boys to drive. I cannot recommend her highly enough because her friendly, professional and caring approach got both of them through at the first attempt. I have run out of children but if you are looking for great tuition I recommend Carolyn without reservation.
Conner G, Rugeley 2017
Carolyn is an excellent teacher. She knows the field very well and without her I wouldn't have passed my test as positively as i did. Furthermore, I had 1 lesson a week which she always based around my ability and never made me feel uncomfortable. Block booking would be recommended for getting value for your money, especially for first time drivers wanting to book their first lot of lessons, like I did.
I would like to thank Carolyn personally for not only helping me through the driving test, but also giving me driving skills for life.
Roma C, Cannock 2017
First time pass!!!
A massive thank you to Carolyn for teaching me to drive.
I did an intensive course which was 30hours and then you do your test. Previously I had different driving instructors and didn't get anywhere or felt comfortable. Carolyn made it easy and comfortable whilst teaching me to drive. I learnt so much and felt safe to drive. Thank you for being patience with me and getting me through it. I miss our weekly chats! I would definitely recommend Carolyn, especially if you haven't had the right instructors in the past.
Meg A, Rugeley 2017
I would like to thank you for helping me pass my driving test first time! From my first lesson you put me at ease and believed in me. I would recommend you to anyone, thank you again,
Thank you so much for your time and helping me x
Carol J, Rugeley 2017
I would first like to say Thank you Carolyn for your patience and your skill in getting me through my test. I am an older lady and felt very at ease and confident with Carolyn beside me . I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone young or old . I wish you continued success with your career as an instructor and will miss our weekly drives together . Thank you again you have changed my life
Ellie M, Hednesford 2017
I started my lessons with Carolyn on the 14th of September and after 6 months of learning I finally passed on the 29th of March! Carolyn has been an absolute pleasure to have as a driving instructor with a huge amount of patience and support whilst learning. I was very nervous as to starting my driving lessons once turning 17, however after meeting Carolyn and having her as an instructor made me overcome my nerves and pushed myself to achieve goals which I didnt think I was able to do! This personally reduced the amount of nerves on my test day making me a lot more settled and relaxed about the challenges i may have faced during my test, this was all down to knowing that I would be supported by Carolyn which ever the outcome would be!
Nick R, Abbots Bromley 2017
I just wanted to say a big "Thank-you" for getting Peter through his driving test.
You must have the patience of a saint.
I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective candidate or to a parent looking for someone to teach their child.
Once again, thank you so much!
Monique M, Rugeley 2016
I instructed Carolyn to take over my daughters learning after wasting a year and getting no where with another local instructor. After spending a few weeks with her, Carolyn has come up with the goods and a pass has been achieved today!!! Fantastic and would recommend this instructor to any one.I have a 16 year old son who will definitely be going to her to learn.THANK YOU AGAIN X
Clarice M, Cannock 2016
A huge thank you to Carolyn for helping me pass my driving test first time! After a couple of years of having different instructors and felt like I wasn't progressing, I wanted to have an intensive course with a female instructor and came across Carolyn. I cannot recommend her enough; she is by far the most friendly, patient and reliable instructor, and has helped me gain so much confidence behind the wheel. And now, thanks to Carolyn, I finally have my independence!
Thank you so much!
Aiden O, Armitage 2016
I would like to say thank you for your time, you made your instructions easy to follow and I enjoyed every second of it.
Thank you for sorting my test and everything out.
Thanks to you I passed 1st time.
You're a nice kind hearted person and I would recommend you to anyone.
Morgan C, Rugeley 2016
I would like to say a massive thank you to Carolyn Whitehouse for her guidance throughout my learner driving experience. I can honestly say I found driving with Carolyn extremely enjoyable, when I doubted myself Carolyn would encourage me all the way. She’s a very reliable instructor who was always on time to every lesson. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone who is looking for a driving instructor.
Thank you for getting me to pass first time!
Beth S, Rugeley 2016
A massive thank you to Carolyn Whitehouse for her encouragement and guidance throughout my learner driving experience.
She's an extremely easy going, humourful and professional instructor, providing clear feedback regarding both praise and areas for improvement.
She has imparted valuable wisdom concerning both driving and other areas of life I will carry with me into future endeavours.
A brilliant instructor, who will encourage you never to give up, whose mentality and teaching got me to pass 1st Time!!
Thanks for everything.
Dan P, Rugeley 2016
Many thanks for getting me through my driving test today. I have passed first time. My lessons have been relaxed, professional and timed around my work.
I recommend your services to everyone, I enjoyed my tuition very much.
Kerry S, Rugeley 2016
I would like to say a very big thank you to Carolyn. After 21 years of on and off lessons with another instructor I swapped to Carolyn and I've finally passed my test first time.
Whenever I doubted myself she always told me I could do it and encouraged me. She was so patient with me and kept doing things until I was confident with it. She's such a great lady with a fun sense of humour. I would highly recommend her to everyone and anyone.
Thank you again Carolyn x
Katie O, Rugeley 2016
Learning to drive with Carolyn was an experience that I can honestly say I found extremely
enjoyable. With very little experience in a car before my first lesson, she made me feel
completely comfortable and at ease from the start. While being incredibly supportive and
reassuring, giving clear instructions and guidance when first learning, she would then
encourage me to make decisions for myself- something which I feel has resulted in me
becoming a confident and independent driver. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone
looking for a reliable and encouraging driving instructor who you'll enjoy every moment of
Hannah Y, Lichfield 2016
Carolyn is a lovely driving instructor, who has made my experience of learning to drive very enjoyable.
As a young driver, I had no experience whatsoever when I started. However, with Carolyn's useful advice, I immediately felt very comfortable and safe in the car. She is a very reliable instructor who was on time to every lesson and was always available to contact. She's someone who is very easy to talk to and will have an answer for any question you throw at her, however spontaneous they are! Everything was explained to me in detail so that I was aware of what and why i was doing something, which helped me think more independently. She also has great knowledge of what examiners expect, which really helped to prepare me and calm my nerves before my test. It was good to see we weren't restricted to just Lichfield and that our routes varied each lesson, making it feel like a more meaningful drive, not boring at all. In addition, her lessons are structured in a way to help bring the best out of you, covering a range of roads and manoeuvres, raising your confidence and gradually getting more and more advanced. WIth her guidance and patience, I'm happy to say I passed first time!
I would definitely recommend Carolyn for driving lessons for anyone who is looking for a friendly and down to earth driving instructor.
Thank you Carolyn!
Mark D, Armitage 2015
Carolyn is a great driving instructor who was able to calm my nerves from the get-go. She would very clearly go through each and every step and would give me feedback on everything that I needed to improve on. She was always completely fine with any rearrangements that had to be made and all in all was an awesome driving instructor to be taught by! :-)
Thank you again Carolyn!
Paige W, Rugeley 2015
Learning to drive with Carolyn has truly been a fun experience. With her relaxing manner I have been able to stay calm when entering a vehicle for the first time, as well as passing my driving test with just 2 minors from learning with her. She gave me confidence within the first few lessons we spent driving after I told her I was incredibly nervous to start, & have enjoyed driving with her ever since! A great instructor who has been a pleasure to learn with.
Thank you Carolyn! :-)
Liz B, Lichfield 2015
Thank you Carolyn for getting Amy through to passing her test in less than a month from her first lesson with you. I will certainly recommend you to anyone wanting to learn to drive. You have been a fantastic tutor from start to finish. Brilliant. Thank you again.
Lucy D, Lichfield 2015
Carolyn is everything you would want from a potential driving instructor; reliable, punctual, accommodating and most importantly encouraging. She stays in touch throughout the process so that even when there is an issue you know about it in advance! The free assessment for those who have had lessons before is a great idea and means you are confident that you are going to be getting the right number of lessons for you. She is always very calm and patient and I would definitely recommend her to anybody starting to learn to drive. Thanks again!
Ellie G, Lichfield 2015
Carolyn really is a fantastic instructor and a really lovely person to spend lessons with. I did an intensive course, and found the many hours spent with her flew by and I really enjoyed every single one of my lessons. She is incredibly supportive, as well as being clear and concise in her instruction and provides you with really good constructive criticism, so you are constantly improving. As well as this, Carolyn adapted to my personality immediately and knew exactly how to teach me in a way that was best for me, making me feel entirely comfortable from the very beginning. I honestly don't think I could have asked for a better instructor and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Lucy H, Lichfield 2015
As an older learner, with a number of previous lessons under my belt, I was looking for a driving
instructor who would be able to help with my nerves and improve my confidence in driving. Carolyn
was just the person for the job! She was relaxed, friendly and really took the time to get to know
you. Through Carolyn’s careful tuition, I was able to pass my practical first time and with flying
colours. I would never have believed it – but Carolyn did. I could not more highly recommend her to
anyone, young, old, whether you have driven before or it’s your first time in a car. Thank you
Jess L, Sandhills 2015
Carolyn is the best driving instructor I could have asked for. She's incredibly patient and persevering, despite the amount of mistakes I made! I always felt at ease with her, and passed my test with only 3 minors! Thank you Carolyn :-) :-)
Louise M, Rugeley 2015
Carolyn was recommended to me by a good friend. I'd had a few lessons before but after a long break decided to try again. After my FREE induction she recommended the 15hr intensive course. She was always calming, friendly and put me at ease. I took my test yesterday and not only did I pass first time but I did it with a clean sheet - no minors. I can't thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Carolyn xx
Tom G, Rugeley 2015
I got in touch with Carolyn after having failed my first driving test some years ago. I needed someone would be able to help me through the parts of the test I felt least confident with, and Carolyn calmly and patiently guided me through the 'tricky bits' until I felt sure I would be able to pass my test. I passed first time under her instruction, and with only 15 hours of lessons (including the test) she really did deliver! I can't thank her enough for all her help and would recommend her to anyone who needs a reliable, patient and punctual driving instructor.
Sophie B, Rugeley 2015
I can’t thank Carolyn enough. I was a nervous learner and it took me a while to gain the confidence to believe I could do it. Carolyn helped me each step of the way. She is a great teacher and extremely reliable. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone learning to drive, no matter what your confidence level. Thanks again Carolyn! :)
David A, Rugeley 2015
I started learning to drive over 15 years ago then had a long break. Moving back to the Midlands I found Carolyn through recommendations on facebook. She is a great instructor with both patience and professionalism in equal measures. I was put at ease immediately and anything I was unsure of was covered until I was happy at doing it. Finally I have my independence so a BIG thankyou to Carolyn A+ from me
Jantana, Rugeley 2014
My name is Jantana and I live in Rugeley. I am Thai and I got through my test with Carolyn. She is a very good teacher and I would recommend her to anyone who struggles with English because she is very patient. Thank you Carolyn!
Aimee P, Burntwood 2014
Having already passed my theory test, I wanted to pass my practical test quickly, and so even with no prior driving experience, I booked the 30 hour semi-intensive course. Carolyn’s calm, friendly and professional personality enabled me to gain confidence behind the wheel. Her dedication and commitment to her pupils is outstanding and therefore I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to drive, but especially those needing or wanting to learn quickly. I passed first time, with just four minors, thanks to the honest help and advice from Carolyn. I really couldn’t ask for a more reliable, punctual, or successful instructor.
Gary W, Rugeley 2014
In all honesty I have used a few different driving instructors over the years but Carolyn is by far the most professional. Very calm, reassuring and knows how to push you in the right direction without sounding nasty about it. I would highly recommend Carolyn to anyone looking to pass their test. I think I had 15 hours including my test and got 4 minors out of a maximum of 15.
Lucy D, Rugeley 2014
I haven't got enough praise for Carolyn,after failing my test 5 times previously (with other instructors) spending a lot of money and wasting a lot of time my confidence was completely gone to the point of prescribed remedies from my doctor. After my free consultation Carolyn built my confidence again hour by hour until I was ready for my test and finally passed first time :)))
Her punctuality,mentoring and belief are second to none and comes highly very recommended,anybody learning to drive would be crazy not to learn or should I say PASS with Carolyn.
Thanks so much
Melissa W, Cannock 2014
After trying several instructors within my home town and being unsuccessful at passing my test with any of them, I recently moved and decided it was time to try again. With no confidence in myself what so ever, but was determined to do it, I started with Carolyn less than a month ago.
I booked a block of 10 hours and within that time she built my confidence up and got me to believe in myself again. Carolyn is genuine and down to earth, I am glad I was taught by Carolyn.
I would recommend to anyone who wants to be able to pass their test. It took a month to pass theory and driving tests.
Dave M, Lichfield 2014
Can't say enough good words about Carolyn, polite, punctual, reliable and always fitted my lessons and tests in. Would recommend Carolyn to anyone who needs a driving instructor and will be booking my partner in with her very soon.
Josh J, Rugeley 2014
I started learning in Eastbourne with a different instructor, but after moving back to the Midlands I needed to carry on my lessons. My partner passed with Carolyn and couldn't praise her enough for her teaching, so I decided to book in!
Booking my lessons was never a problem, even when I had to re-arrange, Carolyn was always accommodating.
During the lessons Carolyn was always calm and we got on well. Carolyn always told me what if I was doing something wrong or need to do something differently straight away, which I found really helpful as my last instructor didn't do this. With the 1.5 hour lessons I really felt I was gaining more and more confidence with each lesson and when Carolyn suggested I book my test, I felt I was ready.
I booked my test and passed with one minor!
I really, really must insist that you book in with Carolyn NOW.
Excellent instructor, very friendly and great to chat to.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Sarah T, Hednesford 2013
During the semi-intensive driving course, Carolyn was absolutely fantastic. She was aware of how nervous I was (I had no previous driving experience and was used to being on the opposite side of the road) and managed to keep me calm from beginning to end. Clear instructions were always given and she provided me with encouragement and constructive feedback on my driving. Not only that, Carolyn was punctual, reliable and friendly. I passed first time and can’t thank her enough for her support and belief in me!
Thank you :)
Lesley B on behalf of Charlie and Tom B, Lichfield 2012, 2013
Just wanted to say a big thank you for teaching Tom and Charlie and helping them pass their tests first time. You have been brilliant - very tolerant and patient. We will continue to recommend you to everyone. Thank you.
Lee S, Cannock Wood 2012
Learning to drive is a daunting experience; before I began I expected to be thrown in at the deep end, however Carolyn is the kind of person that makes you feel comfortable behind the wheel. It didn’t take her long to build my confidence both in the practice and for the test.
When the day for the test came, I felt well prepared for the practical, I felt comfortable in knowing that Carolyn had gone over every aspect fully and thoroughly and that she couldn’t have possibly prepared me any better than she had, this was shown through passing first time round.
For a fantastic instructor, someone who can make you feel at ease and prep you for the big day; there is no one better than Carolyn.
Charlie B, Lichfield 2012
Carolyn was recommended to me after not having much luck with other driving instructors. I had an intensive course of 20 lessons in the space of one month. In the lessons Carolyn always made me feel comfortable, filled me with confidence, answers any questions and was always on time.
I passed my test first time and she couldn't have made me feel any more confident about taking my test. Overall she is an excellent instructor and I couldn't recommend her more!!
Jennifer V, Cannock Wood 2012
As an American living in a new country, I needed to relearn many rules of the road that differ here in England. Carolyn was extremely patient, kind, knowledgable, direct and professional.
She prepared me for the practical test in about 6 hours of lessons! Her insight and teaching gave me the skills necessary to pass the practical test in just one go!
Thank you Carolyn for all your help! You're fantastic!
Becky P, Rugeley 2012
Carolyn taught me to drive this year (2012), throughout my driving lessons I thought Carolyn was reliable and punctual. On the day of my test Carolyn helped reassure me and boost my confidence and went through any concerns I may have had. I passed first time and just want to say a big thankyou!
Pippa T, Lichfield 2012
I learnt to drive with Carolyn Whitehouse and although I’d driven previously, from the first lesson she made me feel comfortable behind the wheel. I was given clear instruction of how to approach each aspect of driving, guidance to improve and encouragement on the things I did well. I would recommend Carolyn to any learner who wants to be a confident driver, passing my test was a brilliant feeling!
Emma O, Rugeley 2011
I did not think that I would ever pass my test, me being a mature lady, let alone pass first time - both theory and practical and its all down to you for reassuring me and helping me through it every step of the way so a big thank you again Carolyn.
My daughter took her pass plus with you and was very happy that you helped her through it. You are now teaching my youngest daughter and there is no doubt in my mind that it wont be too long until she is driving around. You are a great tutor and have become a good friend.
Amie P, Rugeley 2010
My name is Amie. Carolyn taught me to drive in 2010. In my opinion, Carolyn is a great instructor. She is reliable, punctual, and has plenty of experience.
Carolyn helped me feel calmer and more relaxed during my lessons. Unfortunately, I did not pass my practical test first time, but Carolyn helped me rebuild my confidence and I passed second time round.
Thank You Carolyn! :)
Laura C, Rugeley 2009
Passed first time with Carolyn in 2009, Carolyn was reliable and punctual she was always able to fit my lessons around me and still keep them regular.
Never thought I'd pass!! Thank you