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Driving With Ellis

28 Arbroath Grove
Hartlepool Cleveland , TS25 5EW
United Kingdom
07867 382768

Calming Influence

I Absolutely recommend Ellis! I was terrified to learn to drive but I was soon chilled out and realized I enjoyed driving from my very first lesson with Ellis. He is calm, friendly and never makes you feel stupid or little in anyway. Perfect instructor for people who maybe shy or tend to panic as he is very patient. 
I passed first time round and I am extremely grateful to have someone so caring to have taught me how to drive.
Thank you for everything Ellis! 

Patient and understanding

I honestly couldn't recommend Ellis enough! top class driving instructor and guy! very patient and understanding definitely 5*****

Amazing, kind and lovely instructor

Just passed my test with this amazing, kind and lovely instructor.

I’ve had a total of four different instructors since I started learning to drive and as soon as I had my first driving lesson with Ellis I knew he was the instructor for me.

A short while back he introduced me to reviews after the lessons, about how you drove, how you feel and what you did well, what you can watch out for next time.

From experience as a learner this is something that really helps you communicate what you find hard and helps you overcome it.

I’m sure Ellis would agree - we’re all human, we all drive different and learn different, And thanks to Ellis he’s made learning to drive for me an easy and enjoyable process.

He’s now not only the guy who has taught me how to be a confident driver but now someone my mam and I would consider a friend.

Highly recommend him to anyone who’s looking for a great instructor.

All the best & Thank-you, Aimee

Best instructor

The best instructor I could have possibly found! After only 22 hours of lessons I passed my test today, all thanks to Ellis  I highly recommend him!!!

Calming Influence

First time pass for my son. Ellis is a patient and easy going instructor who puts you at ease.

Great Instructor

100% Would recommend. Helped me regain my confidence on the road after a 6 year break from lessons. Always on time and very helpful during every lesson. Also I never felt as though any time was wasted in lessons as they were always pinpointing weak areas or skills that needed improvement on. 10/10.

Very understanding and relaxing instructor

Definitely would recommend. Very understanding and relaxing instructor to be around. He was patient whilst I was learning and made the process a lot easier.

My confidence grew lesson by lesson

I have recently taken lessons with Ellis wood , I enjoyed every single lesson and he was on time everytime he was reliable, he also helped me gain confidence every lesson , with Ellis my driving improved bit by bit and he guided me and helped me achieve my goal in passing my driving test, he is such a pleasant driving instructor I would recommend him to anyone who asks for a driving instructor to help them gain and pass there test , thanks again Ellis wood


What can l say about this guy but if your looking for an instructor who is patient, easy going and prepared to go the extra mile for you this is him. Lesson plans are done the way you want and everything done at your own pace never rushed which to me was a massive help. Driving with Ellis is an outstanding school....

Nervous Learner

Thank you so much for helping Tiegan pass her test. My daughter is a nervous person and she was put at ease with Driving With Ellis I highly recommend him.


Finally passed my driving test today at the age of 52! Thanks to my instructor Ellis Wood who, from the day I started my lessons made me feel comfortable, at ease and was always able to help me overcome my anxiety about driving. I am so grateful for his support and would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Ellis !!

100% Reccommend

Couldnt reccommend Ellis enough! Very kind and patient, and i could not have done it without his help. Great with nervous drivers and very encouraging. A genuinely lovely guy who couldnt do enough to help! Thankyou!

Over the moon

Couldn’t of asked for a better driving instructor absolutely over the moon, 100% recommended. Very patient and understanding made me feel very comfortable whilst driving 😁

Great instructor

Great driving instructor, would highly recommend

Funny instructor

Ellis is a great instructor, he is extremely patient and incredibly funny. All lessons are tailored towards your needs and where you feel you can improve. The reflective logs are excellent at tracking your progress and assist with your learning. I passed first time thanks to his help.

Nothing is too much trouble

this man is the best driving instructor he has taught me so much and really friendly and always goes the extra mile to help any way he can nothing is to much trouble for him anyone taking lessons needs to book with Ellis best thing i ever did x

Patient and helpful

Couldn’t recommend Ellis enough best instructor ever very friendly and was very patient with me and couldn’t help me enough, thank you

Funny and smart

I can honestly say Ellis is one of the best people I've ever sat in a car with, he's funny and smart and makes you feel extra confident when driving. I don't think I would have passed with anybody else, he's amazing