Hello and welcome to Gears Driver Training, I offer driving tuition in manual and automatic cars in Crawley, West Sussex.
I take learning to drive very seriously, it`s not just about how to pass your driving test as quickly as possible. My aim is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be safe on the road. I go over and above the minimum requirements set out by the Driving Standards Agency. I want all my clients to be independent safe drivers. Again, it`s not a case of how quickly can I 'pass' my driving test, but to provide you with a fantastic 'skill for life'. I am proud of my high level knowledge of driving skills. It is a privilege and honour to be able to pass them on to you.
With such a high level of teaching you will be given the best opportunity of passing your driving test on your first attempt. I am passionate about my job, I absolutely love being a driving instructor. I aim to help clients feel comfortable and relaxed within the car, making driving lessons as stress-free as possible and more of an enjoyable experience. Once you have completed your lessons with me, you are sure to feel safe and competent in your driving ability.
Lessons are individually structured to each student's needs, we are all different so progress at different rates, some may need more lessons than others remember it's not a race.... it's about being safe for many years of happy driving. During the lesson everything is calmly explained, drawing on any previous road experiences.
In the lesson we have found using an iPad application has proved to be very valuable in understanding road awareness. How to plan ahead in some challenging situations and how to safely negotiate these so when we `meet` them for real may not be so scary. We discuss at the beginning and end of each lesson what we hope to achieve and have achieved therefore maximising your learning, also filling in and recording progress booklet together. Remember we all different so all progress at different rates.Learn More
I started driving lessons with Mary after moving to Crawley; having had sporadic lessons with an instructor some time previously. I couldn't have been happier with my choice of instructor! Mary quickly identified the bad habits that I had already picked up and rectified them, explaining to me the reasons why they were disadvantageous. I was nervous in a new car but Mary instilled confidence in me by providing me with situations that were challenging but did not exceed my capabilities as a driver. Her calming manner was very reassuring and I always had great fun on my lessons as Mary's fantastic sense of humour got me through the odd stressful driving scenario. I've been taught to be more than a reactive driver, I've been taught to be aware of all the relevant information around me and how to interpret and act upon it safely. More importantly; how to prevent dangerous situations. The wealth of driving knowledge Mary has given me will be invaluable to me as a driver. Thanks to Mary Gearing I passed my test first time even though I was incredibly nervous! Cheers Mary, I really couldn't have done it without you! You have made me a confident driver and after taking your advice and completing the Pass Plus course with you (great day out to anyone considering doing it and also invaluable as it covers motorway driving and high speed meandering country roads!) I feel ready to go it alone. I consider you a great friend and an even better driving instructor!Lauran P
I was recommended to Mary for my driving lessons after she taught my older brother and sister. I really looked forward to my driving lessons after I got over my initial nerves. I never thought I would ever learn to drive but an so glad I did. I feel safe on the roads and will recommend Mary to all my friends.James F
Yeah, passed my test 1st time, I was so worried to start driving again, I had tried when I was 17 & now being in my 40`s really thought it was too late Mary soon made me realise that driving was not as scary and impossible as I originally thought. I remember dreading my driving lessons but this time round could not of been so different in fact I could not wait for next one. We had such a good time, I never felt stupid or that I couldn't do it. Mary had lots of faith in me in and it took me a while to have faith in myself. Highly recommend Mary to everyone who wants to learn to drive - `THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.`Michelle F
Thank you so much Mary for all your support and guidance in getting me through my UK driving test. I only needed a few lessons, as have an international licence. I was amazed that even after I have been driving for over 15 years I was able to pick-up some fresh tips. Will get her to teach my boys next year when they turn 17. Thank you once again.Ritzo F