This is a reference from a parent who has been a professional teacher for many years and is currently a Dept. Head in a high school. He has also taught the driver education in-class many, many times. For reasons of privacy, some parts have been omitted:
"For over 20 years I have instructed teenagers at high school. I was so impressed by his expertise; knowledge and patience that I had my own daughter take lessons from him, even though we live in a completely different area. If (National) charged twice as much as any other driving school, I would still have my children take lessons from (them). There is a remarkable difference in choosing (National) over most other driving schools."
The following are comments from students when asked what they liked most about the in-class training: (These comments were made anonymously on a form so as to solicit an honest response)
"The teacher was very informative and funny and made the class a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the jokes and stories."
"Stories that allow us to understand how big of a responsibility driving is."
"I liked the fact that it was both informative and fun. The instructor was highly qualified (from my opinion) and was clear and concise."
"Teacher made boring stuff more interesting and his stories proved some of these things actually do happen."
"The instructor was very patient, very understanding, very clear, and very entertaining."
"He taught me a lot I didn't know such as defensive driving. This will be great for me as a future-driver."
"He's very funny and informative and the class was very interactive."
"I liked how we learnt everything in an easy way that's also is easy to remember. Our teacher is very enthusiastic and very devoted to what he teaches."
From David Turner, Director of Youth and International Services The Centre for Education and Training
"It's a high level of quality instruction in Beginner Driver Education provided by Terry Reid (of National) to our clients. Mr. Reid has worked as both an 'in class' and 'in car' instructor for us. He's a very thorough instructor in both settings, providing our clients with up to date information and methodology. Perhaps his most effective attribute is his ability to work effectively with students in producing superior results. It's beyond a high rate of success. His primary concern is to teach young people safe driving habits for their lifetime."
These comments came from a student who had training at another school before she came to us for some help.
"I took lessons with Y------- ------- before I took lessons with National Defensive Driver Training. I found that the Y----- --------- training was very broad and cookie-cutter. They weren't able to attend to my individual needs in detail like National Defensive Driver Training was able to." -MS
From a Mature Student
"I would like to say a very big thank you to Terry at National Drivers because of him I got my G2 license. Prior to selecting National Drivers I took few courses and numerous on road lessons from a different school in Guelph, but no luck...I was under the impression that I will never get my license, but once I started taking my lessons with Terry I realized that it's not me it's the quality of instructions and lack of clarity which was holding me back. I felt really happy that not only I got my driving license, but I know the rules and regulation which is very important. I find Terry very helpful, kind, professional and knowledgable. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to learn driving... take my word and join National Drivers.
From Andrey Pedan, a Guelph Storm player
"I think about these training programme, that it was great, it helps me a lot to get 92% in road test. I enjoy training with my instructor...because I feel comfortable and it is a lot of fun. Thank you"
From some university students who texted us after their road tests
"I PASSED!!! I did it! Barely any marks off either, ..." Devon
"...passed my driving test! Thank you for everything! I've really leaned a lot from your driving course! It's been a pleasure being a student of yours! All the best..." Karlynn