Debbie Howton - Driver Training
Stafford, Staffordshire
Mobile: 07904 411747 - Home: 01785 613284
Email: debbiehowton@virginmedia.com

Customer Feedback

Ruth from Stafford - passed first time ...

Ruth AdelongHaving recently moved to Stafford I was in need of a driving instructor, luckily I found Debbie’s website. After meeting Debbie on our first lesson I knew she was definitely different from my previous instructor. She was always able to answer all my questions as I had so many and she always encouraged me.

Debbie has a more chilled out teaching technique which is amazing and definitely what I needed as my theory test certificate was quickly running out. Debbie is very reliable and has a very good sense of humour as we were always laughing about things whilst learning of course and nothing was ever boring.

With Debbie every problem always has a solution and nothing is impossible, we just had to find what worked better for me and we always did. I can’t thank Debbie enough because not only is she an awesome instructor she is now a friend I can always call.

I passed my driving test 1st time with Debbie on the 10th of April 2018 and I’m really glad because my theory test certificate runs on the 11th April 2018 lol.

I would most definitely recommend Debbie to anyone looking for an amazing instructor, you really won’t regret it.

Oli from Stafford ..

Oliver GilbertAfter a few practice sessions with my Dad I still didn't feel too confident in my driving ability and was reluctant to start having serious lessons. Debbie's personality instantly puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable and not pressured or rushed into anything. I was driving on main roads and performing some manoeuvres sooner than I thought I would be!

I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Debbie. She is great at explaining things such as mistakes you've made and how to make adjustments to avoid them happening again. Her organisation was amazing and every time you get into the car you set out a game plan and achieve what you set out to do!

I'm extremely grateful to have been taught by Debbie and feel extremely comfortable to go out on my own since we covered everything I queried over all of our lessons!

Thanks for being a great instructor and person!

Katy from Stafford - passed first time ...

Katy GilbertI was a reluctant learner driver, and felt I needed someone friendly and patient to build my confidence in the car. After reading her reviews I chose Debbie, and I couldn't have picked a better fit! Understanding, encouraging and resolutely positive, Debbie was exactly the instructor I needed.

As a teacher she is informative, clear, very knowledgeable and has a knack for finding the right way to explain a concept so that it makes sense for YOU. She is also highly organised and one of the most prepared people I've ever met - there is no question she doesn't have a learning resource for, and if you're under the weather there is always a cough sweet or Rescue Remedy in supply! More than that, lessons with Debbie are like going out with a friend; she is kind, caring and a lot of fun - we've had so many laughs together! Thank you Debbie for helping me become a driver - I'm so glad I went for it!".

Siobhan Parton - a success story ...

Siobhan PartonExperiencing a car accident first-hand as a passenger in a vehicle was extremely traumatising for me which resulted in me being afraid of learning how to drive.

I heard about Debbie’s driving school via her website and after mulling the idea over for a short time I decided to go ahead and face my fears. During my first few lessons I was a nightmare with nerves.

Debbie was completely understanding and she helped to keep me calm. Our lessons would not only involve driving, but we would also go through the many helpful handouts provided by Debbie in preparation for my Theory Test.

I am pleased to say with Debbie’s help I passed my Theory Test first time. A few weeks later I put in for my Driving Test and also passed this first time!! She is an excellent instructor and I have recommended her to everyone I know.

Becky Tarling ...

Becky TarlingFrom my very first lesson I knew I had the best instructor, she made me feel so comfortable and confident in the car. She is such a lovely instructor who gives very clear instructions. I had so many laughs with Debbie and she made me feel so at ease that I was always looking forward to the next lesson. I always felt that I was progressing every lesson and I honestly couldn't of done it without her. Debbie gave me lots of information about my practical and also my theory test. I would recommend her to everyone looking for a instructor she is so kind! Going to miss getting in the car with her every lesson, thank you so much Debbie couldn't of done it without you xxx

Diana 61, Stafford ...

"I cannot praise Debbie enough. Being a mature learner I was very nervous at the start of my first lesson. Debbie soon put me at ease as she exudes confidence which, over the course of my first and subsequent lessons, helped me to overcome my nerves and enjoy the driving.

Debbie is extremely professional, patient and friendly and she always enjoys a smile. She was punctual and made learning fun. I would certainly recommend her"

Charlie passed first time with zero minors ...

Charlie Goodfellow Going with Debbie as a driving instructor has to be one of the best decisions I've made and I honestly don't believe I could have found anyone better! From the very first lesson I had great fun and felt very comfortable driving as she was so supportive and encouraging as well as extremely patient.

I felt as though I was constantly progressing each lesson without feeling under any pressure. Debbie's clear and thorough explanations made me feel very confident driving around and I shall definitely miss driving lessons and her lovely car Katie! Most of all though I shall miss chatting with Debbie as she is such a lovely lady.

I really don't think its possible to not like her! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a great driving instructor! Thank you so much Debbie for your amazing help that led to me passing first time with no minors! Couldn't have done it without you! xx

Charlie from Doxey ...

When I had my first lesson with Debbie, it scared me a bit as I was only used to a race car and go-kart, but Debbie managed to relax me and teach me the ways of the road, not a race track! Debbie taught me in 15 lessons to get me ready for my test in January 2014. I passed with only 3 minors.

Being sat in the car with Debbie during my lessons, I felt relaxed and enjoyed every lesson. Although I had a long gap of not having lessons due to an injury and I had started to feel discouraged, Debbie managed to calm me down and made me feel confident on the road. We would always have a good laugh on every lesson whilst driving the roads of Stafford and Uttoxeter.

I didn’t feel pressured or rushed to take my theory or my practical which made me feel a lot more comfortable. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone who wants to learn to drive. She is a very lovely lady with great knowledge of the roads and can make every lesson how you want it. Her methods of teaching are excellent and I personally think they helped. Especially the magnetic board! Now to go and hit the roads by myself and get on track again!

Mariama 32, Stafford ...

"Being from The Gambia, the thought of driving in the UK was nerve wrecking as these were two different driving systems however, Debbie was amazing. She made me feel relaxed and comfortable and instilled confidence in my abilities. Her calmness, patience and friendliness have been very reassuring during lessons. I enjoyed every lesson with her. As well as being a great instructor, Debbie proved to be approachable and accommodating. It was fantastic passing my first attempt but the most wonderful thing about being taught by Debbie is the lasting impression she leaves with you. I have no reservations or hesitations in strongly recommending Debbie as a driving instructor. "

Emily from Grindley, nr Uttoxeter ...

Emily from Grindley "Learning to drive can be a very stressful in many ways, but Debbie helped to make it feel like a breeze for being so calm and understanding.

She’s such a great teacher because she doesn’t only allow your driving skills to be average and passable, but to be perfect and safe as possible but at the same time not putting any pressure on yourself.

She’s very easy to get on with which makes every driving lesson feel at an ease and also fun! I shall miss my catch ups and learning with her and I’ll even miss her car! I’d definitely recommend her to anyone, thank you Debbie!

(P.S she gives you sweets or chewing gum in the lesson!)"

Naomi ...

Naomi Coleman"I loved learning to drive with Debbie. She kept me calm and was very patient. I always looked forward to my next lesson every week. She was very helpful with both the practical side and theory. Lovely person to learn with, would recommend Debbie to everyone!:)"

Emma from Little Haywood, passed first time, two minors ...

Emma Hellard"I was terribly anxious about learning to drive and had put it off for years, however when the time came, I could not have asked for a more encouraging and supportive driving instructor. I honestly don't think I could have done it without you... Thank you ... it feels so wonderful to be on the road - Emma x!!"

Kristian Ridgway ...

Kristian Ridgway"From the very first lesson to the day I passed first time, Debbie was an absolute dream to be taught by. I always looked forward to our lessons together and generally getting to have a good gossip with her. I never felt rushed or under pressure in the car with debs, which made everything else so much easier. I also completed my pass plus with Debbie, in which we had an all round amazingly fun and above all a very helpful day where i built on my driving skills after my test. If you want an instructor who is not only great at what she does but also a lovely person to make friends with, then Debbie is definitely the option for you too"

Michelle - mother from Wheaton Aston ...

Michelle White"After meeting Debbie, I could see she was friendly, professional, organised and very methodical with her teaching plans. Debbie very quickly developed a rapport with my teenage daughter and worked closely with her to increase both her confidence and her driving skills. Natalie's intensive course allowed her to pass within four months. Both Natalie and I would have no hesitation in recommending Debbie to anyone who wishes to learn to drive"

Matt - from Eccleshall ...

"Debbie Howton is a fantastic driving instructor, it was both refreshing and rewarding to be taught under such an intelligent, helpful, and friendly person. Her encyclopedic knowledge of driving theory, car operation, and road law is astounding. Her patience, direction, and good humour made learning to drive a joyful and constructive experience. I would recommend her services to anyone.

Thank you again for all the help you have given me, finally getting my driver's license has been another huge step forward in my life and I genuinely don't know if I could have done it without you.

Angeline from Stafford, after refresher training ...

"It has changed my life. I needed to get on with it before the winter weather and dark evenings. I'm so happy it really has changed my life. Thanks again. If I see you I'll flash my lights! Will certainly recommend you to anyone in the area xx"

Christina, parent from Stafford ...

"I found Debbbie to be very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about all aspects of the learning to drive curriculum which was a great help to me as a parent who took her test 30 years ago as a lot has changed. I would and have recommended Debbie to others. I found Debbie very calm and reassuring which is exactly the feeling you need to have when learning to drive. She is very helpful and patient and I couldn't have been any happier with her. I have recommended her to all of my friends and she is currently teaching one of them who I know is very happy with her learning"

Becki, 17 from Uttoxeter ...

"I passed first time with two minors, felt very relaxed with Debbie from the moment I met her, great tuition and filled me with confidence until the day of my first test"

Emma from Stafford ...

Emma Gaffney"Well, I found this wonderful woman by pure luck, and what luck it was. I have had driving lessons before, but this was something else. Debbie is an amazing driving instructor who is calm and very patient, which is very important. Not only that but she is an incredibly polite and friendly so you won’t have that fear of being put through any stress. Her car (Katie) is a stress free environment. She is easy to understand and made me feel very comfortable getting in the car and behind the wheel. I would recommend Debbie to anyone who wants diving lessons. She’s not only an incredible, intellectual and professional driving instructor, but one incredible woman who will make driving fun so you feel 100% comfortable. I miss my Sunday’s without Debbie!!! xxxx"

Helen (30 something!) from Stafford, passed first time with 3 minors ...

Helen Pearce "Debbie was recommended to me by one of her past pupils. I loved taking my lessons with her. She puts you at ease with her calm friendly manner. Her teaching skills were easy to follow. She's very organised, professional and punctual at each lesson. I'm looking forward to doing my Pass Plus with her in the future. Would recommend her every time"

Emily ...

Emily"I had previously had lessons with another instructer but found learning with Debbie a much less stressful experience; she was continuously calm and supportive during our lessons. Debbie was always patient and I always felt comfortable with what we were doing. She is very reliable and over-all a brilliant driving instructor, I would recommend her to anyone seeking a friendly and knowledgeable instructor."

JamesJames - a positive experience ...

"Learning with Debbie was both a calm and encouraging experience, quickly finding myself at ease with driving for the first time. Each lesson was organised excellently, with time dedicated to professional feedback and the chance for me to choose exactly what I wanted to practice. In all honesty I can’t fault my time with Debbie; she was always very approachable, arranging lessons was easy, and I felt continued dedication in supporting me during test time. Highly recommended!"

Sarah Palmer from Uttoxeter ...

Sarah Palmer "I loved having my driving lessons with Debbie! She is such a great instructor! Gives you all the support you need for when you come to do your theory and test. She builds your confidence! I'm so happy I passed my driving test all thanks to Debz!! :-D"

Kaye - mother of Lucy from Stafford...

"Luc is loving it and nothing phases her when new driving challenges are ahead. She confidently attempts any journey whether its country lanes or motorway listening to the sat nav but always thining about hazards and watching other not so good drivers make mistakes. Debbie gave Lucy a great start in driving always remaining calm and clear about her carefully planned well structured lessons"

David - passed first timeDavid 17, Hixon, Passed first time, 3 minors ...

"Both friendly and effective instructor. Felt confident from day one"

Bev, parent from Uttoxeter ...

"From a parent's point of view it's comforting to know your daughter is in safe hands with Debbie. She made Beckie feel totally at ease and made learning to drive easy and fun!"

James from Grindley, nr Uttoxeter ...

James from Grindley "My experience learning to drive with Debbie has been both supportive and fun! Lessons were thoroughly organised and tailored to my own strengths and weaknesses and her approachable and confidence-boosting attitude made me feel really comfortable behind the wheel from day one (even though I was nervous when I first started!). Thanks to Debbie’s calm, supportive, and pro-active teaching methods, I now feel confident and well prepared to sit behind the wheel on my own. I would certainly recommend Debbie to anyone wishing to learn to drive. Thank you!"

Tom from Stafford ...

Tom Walker "Learning to drive with Debbie was great - she made everything clear and easy to understand, and is always calm and patient during lessons. They were never stressful and I always looked forward to my lessons. I felt supported throughout the learning process and am now entirely confident driving by myself in my own car. I would recommend Debbie as a driving instructor to anyone who wants to start learning! :)"

Jo from Uttoxeter, passed 1st time with 1 minor ...

Jo Goodfellow "From my first driving lesson, I have always felt comfortable with Debbie. She was always friendly and polite and wonderfully easy to talk to! Her methods of teaching were both thorough and easy to understand and I never once felt pressured or incompetent. Debbie was extremely patient and I always looked forward to my driving lessons! I would not hesitate to recommend Debbie and I can't wait for Pass Plus later this year!"

Krissie ...

Krissie Williams "Debbie was friendly, encouraging and patient and she always made sure I was comfortable with what we would be doing each lesson. She was very thorough and taught me practically everything I needed to know to be a safe and successful driver. She is great at explaining things and her confidence rubbed off on me as I had more lessons. I felt supported during the entire process of learning to drive and I would definitely recommend this instructor!"

Devon - passed first time, one minor ...

Devon - passed first time "About Pass Plus. After passing my test I went on to do my Pass Plus which I felt was very useful. It helped me to build my confidence on travelling at higher speeds and to also be very aware whilst on the motorway as anything could happen at any moment"

Jan, parent from Uttoxeter ...

"Debbie has taught both my children to drive and I found her to be reliable, trustworthy and an excellent instructor. I found it very useful sitting in the back on lessons to help my children with practicing in my own car"

Cass 17, Checkley, Passed first time ...

"I couldn't have thought of a more successful or better way to start my driving life. A truly kind, patient, thorough and fab way to head onto the highway!"

Jasmin ...

5 Stars! Debbie is a fabulous driving instructor. I found her calm and encouraging. She is extremely patient and I always looked forward to my driving lessons. I could not have done it without her and now I can drive I miss our weekly chats"