This week’s past pupil is Chelsey Evans, who lives in Blackpool. Chelsey passed her driving test back in 2015, after doing lessons with Weelz instructor, Alison Nuttall. We caught up with her just over 3 years on from that big day, to see how she found her lessons, and how she’s been getting on since she became a full licence holder. Here’s what Chelsey had to say:

“When I was first decided to start my driving lessons, I did a bit of shopping around online, but I decided to use Weelz Driving School, as my boyfriend had already passed with Alison, and spoke nothing but great things about her.

I was feeling pretty nervous before my first lesson, but so, so excited too. As soon as I had been in the car for 5 minutes, I instantly felt comfortable with Alison. I feel like my lessons, with her, really prepared me for driving on my own. Alison is very calm and collected, and she teaches to always think before taking any action. This was instilled in me from the start, and has really worked for me since I passed.

The run up to the driving test was quite nerve-wracking, but Alison coming with me, and being there when I came out, gave me a feeling of extra support and guidance. I actually found that the test itself was not half as bad as I thought it was going to be.

I passed my driving test when I was 18 and I was so over the moon that I would never have to get on a bus again! It has given me so much freedom, and the opportunity to travel anywhere I want, independently, and without relying on anyone else for help. All in all, both myself and my boyfriend had Alison as our driving instructor. We both passed first time and genuinely enjoyed the whole experience and process of learning”

Chelsey learned with Weelz instructor, Alison Nuttall, who is based in Blackpool. Here’s what Alison said:

“I taught Chelsey to drive, from a complete beginner, with no experience at all. I had already taught her boyfriend, so it was nice that we already had something in common. She picked everything up quickly, and we were out on the roads in no time. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all plain sailing, but it really helped that we got on well, because we could talk through any mistakes and Chelsey really took on board what I said. This obviously really helped, and I was delighted to see her pass, first time!

I now see Chelsey all the time, at the gym. It makes me happy when I see her driving in and out of the carpark, and it is a great feeling knowing that I helped to give her the freedom of driving.”