February 24th, 2020
Hi Linda, I Just wanted to let you know that I took my Class 5 GDL exam about an hour ago now....and passed on the first go! I only got one ten point demerit for a misjudged left turn, but otherwise my instructor said everything else was perfect, including my parallel parking, which is something I was pretty stressed about. I want to thank you and Andrew so much for your help. The in class lessons were a fantastic way to familiarize myself with the rules of the road, as well as spend a couple of days with some really fun people, and Andrew was by far, the best driving instructor I could have asked for. I will absolutely be recommending you guys to any friends looking for driving lessons in the future!
Thanks again for all your help and guidance!
Proud owner of a brand new driver's license, thanks to Skills!
October 20th, 2019
Was an awesome experience learning from Vern and Linda both super kind and patient people, Vern was a great driving instructor who made sure to always explain the reasoning behind the rules of the road and made sure to point everything out to make sure you didn't miss anything. Linda made sure the classes were to the point but also fun by joking around enough to make you pay attention! Would highly recommend!
Nov 3, 2018
Skills driving school was an excellent experience and use of my time to prepare me for my license. It made me feel much more confident. Both of the instructors are very friendly and make the entire course a fun and non-stressful event. They are very flexible with their times and if the driver needs a ride home or a pick up to start the driving part of the course. The classroom part of the course was very well structured, it prepares you for on the road to make you confident you know the rules of the road. If I had a critique I would have mentioned it in my review but I don't because my time with Skills Driving School was flawless. I went for my license the next day and got it first try!
October 25th 2018
Absolutely phenomenal driving instructors, I had Linda and I enjoyed every minute of it! I learned tons of stuff with the classroom part anf with the 10 hours driving I was able to fine tune all of the errors I made, If you are wanting Drivers Ed this is the one you want to take.
1 min ago
Thank you Ben for taking time out and sharing your kind words..it was such a pleasure to meet you and your family. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and I proudly look forward to seeing you safely driving on the road..
cheers Linda 😊✌
September 30th 2018
I can’t say enough about Linda who helped my son pass his drivers test first time. My son is high functioning ASD and we had booked a series of lessons with another instructor earlier this year. Unfortunately, his needs were not taken into consideration and he had to walk away after the second lesson, leaving him with reduced self esteem to continue any further. Linda came highly recommended by other parents so I took the leap to call her. Extremely understanding of the situation, Linda arranged a short assessment the following day to see where our son was with his learning. The positivity from Linda allowed our son to want to continue his lessons. A plan was set up, accommodations made, and two weeks later our son passed with 100%. He is now a respectful and confident driver which has boosted, not only his freedom, but his self-esteem as well. Linda was calm, profession, extremely experienced and patient. It didn’t take long for her to gain our sons trust. He loves her sense of humour! In fact, he said, ‘Linda’s great, doesn’t nag and isn’t stuffy - she’s so much fun to learn with!’ Thank you Linda for finding the time so quickly to help him on this next stage of his teen years!
Deb D ~ Okotoks
August 30th, 2018
Skills driving really helped me to build up my confidence while driving. Vern my instructor was always very calm and patient with me, giving me the confidence I needed to pass my drivers test on the first try. Thanks Vern for helping me get my drivers licence you were a great instructor.
Grace W. of okotoks
July 1st, 2018
Hi Linda, this is Lisa S , you helped me drive last year.
I'm just touching base to let you know that I have finally built up confidence and control my anxiety and did my driving test.
I just wanted to let you know that I passed and to thank you for what you did to help me learn. I really appreciate everything you did for me.
Linda is an amazing instructor. Not only is she very knowledgeable, but she was able to break concepts and maneuvers into manageable chunks and reinforce them in such a way that they became habit. I felt very confident upon taking my road test because of her teaching and passed by a wide margin. I would recommend her to anyone who is planning to take their drivers test.
April 26, 2018
Hey Linda ! Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything (: I passed my test today! Couldn't have done it without you (: thank you again so much!!!
Taking Skills driving school was one of the best decisions I ever made, just after two lessons I already felt way more confident behind the wheel as a new driver. I learned so much so fast and I don’t think I would have been able to pass my test without the skills and confidence taking this course had gave me. I highly recommend taking this for anyone who’s nervous about driving with their parents or in general. I’ve never felt so welcomed by such sweet individuals. I passed my test the first try and couldn’t have done it without the help of Skills. Kynlie P
Name: Caroline H., Student: Joel: Okotoks April 2018
Questions/Comments: Had to write and give Linda five stars for her excellent personal attention and excellent teaching skills. Joel had never driven a car and only had the basic insurance reduction package and Linda got him through his test first time. She gave him great confidence so that he wasn’t a bag of nerves for his test. She made sure we, as Joel’s parents, were kept informed of everything at all times which was also very much appreciated. A very positive experience and a first time great result!!! Thanks Linda!
August 9th, 2017
"Before beginning my Driver’s Education with Linda, I already had quite a bit of driving experience, however my time spent driving with her helped me to break bad habits I had picked up from my parents and to fully prepare for my Driver’s Test. My lessons were completed out of Calgary, and her times and locations were very flexible, even picking me up from school one day and my Aunt's house another. She was always early for in-car sessions and made sure I got the full time (even giving me an extra ten minutes from having to get gas during one). Not to mention her pricing is also way more reasonable than through somewhere like AMA. I enjoyed the sessions with Linda as she was always making conversation and wanting to get to know me, and she has a very outgoing, friendly personality. Overall, it was a great experience and it helped me to get a perfect score with no point deductions on my test, while also making me a more aware driver and more likely to have an accident-free future! I highly recommend Linda as a Driver's Ed instructor!"