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Driving With Ellis

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

Couldn’t recommend anyone more

I’m an extremely nervous person! But from the point of first getting in the car with Ellis I felt so relaxed and not nervous in the slightest, never would I have thought I’d be driving at 17 in the current conditions never mind passing my test first time !!!
Honestly, couldn’t recommend anyone more than Ellis for your instructor!!

Really nice instructor

Ellis was a really nice instructor; very patient with me and explained everything really well. I had consistent lessons with him and he was always on time and ready to answer any of my questions. Would highly recommend
Passed first time!!

Passed my test

Ellis is an unbelievable driving instructor. No pressure at all while learning. Just talks to you and has endless patience when you just arnt quite getting something. Good crack while driving and always up for a laugh.

Would 100% recommend

Ellis is a great instructor who is very patient, friendly and determined to get you ready for your test. He is reliable and easy going, and I have enjoyed every lesson I’ve had with him.

Best Instructor, Highly Recommend

Ellis is amazing driving instructor, very patient and makes you feel at ease. Passed first time, would highly recommend.
Thank you so much for believing in me.

Highly recommend

Highly recommend!! Had an amazing experience with Ellis always does his best to make it in ur learning experience more enjoyable and less stressful!!

Very flexible

Thanks for everything Ellis. Always been flexible and helped me through even though I didn't think I could do it. Always believed in me. Very patient and always making me laugh. Very good instructor. Couldn't have done it without you

Absolutely amazing

Absolutely amazing driving instructor, couldn’t of helped me more during my lessons! He was very calm and made feel at ease when I was driving. I wouldn’t have been able to pass first time without his help.

Patience of a saint

Amazing instructor would highly recommend to anyone got patience of a saint .... thank u so much for ur help we got there and passed today

Best instructor

Best instructor I could have asked for

Best decision I made

Ellis is an amazing instructor. He is very patient and so helpful and makes you feel so comfortable when driving. It was the best decision I made contacting him regarding lessons. I would highly recommend Ellis especially to those who are very nervous. Thank you so much for getting me through my test.

Absolutely amazing driving instructor

Absolutely amazing driving instructor, made me feel so comfortable and at ease when driving. Helped me pass my test first time, would recommend to anyone!

Thank you so much

thank you Ellis, couldn’t have done any of it without your consistent help and reassurance 🚗

Patient and helpful

Thanks for for helping me pass my driving test, very patient and helpful throughout all my lessons????????

Great instructor

Ellis is a great instructor, he has made my driving journey a great and most importantly calm experience. He always made me feel at ease and he always believed I could achieve anything.

Great instructor

Ellis is a great instructor. I would definitely recommend to anyone. From starting my lessons with Ellis he is very easy to get along with and he made my driving lessons really enjoyable and something I will miss. Thank you so much for all your help Ellis x

Awesome instructor

Honestly a superb instructor. Very encouraging and always supportive whenever a mistake was made. Would totally 100% recommend Ellis to anyone who is willing to learn to drive. He takes the time to develop all types skills needed to be a safe driver. Thank you again Ellis!!

Brill instructor

What a brill instructor you have been Ellis, very calm, patient and easy to get along with. I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for an instructor.


Learning with Ellis is honestly AMAZING!! I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. He’s super super encouraging and stuck with me when I thought I’d never pass. Very friendly and just an overall great guy. If you’re considering having a Ellis as your instructor then do it, you won’t regret it !!

Highly recommended

I had been learning to drive for almost a year and felt as though I wasn’t making any progress and had very little confidence in myself. Ellis really helped me develop my driving skills and build my confidence to pass mock tests. Being in a very calm environment without feeling under pressure helped make me enjoy driving instead of dreading it. Ellis is very patient and I couldn’t have passed first time without him. Couldn’t recommend enough!

Thanks again

Can’t thank you enough for your patience and time and professionalism, helped build my confidence on the roads and believed in my driving and Very supportive I would 1000% recommend to anyone and can’t thank enough , I will miss chatting utter rubbish and pointing out faults in other road users ????

Totally Recommend!

I was recommended by a friend to go with Ellis as he said he was patient and very friendly. I couldn’t agree more. Ellis is very friendly and makes you feel very at ease, he helps you overcome fears when driving as mine use to be: roundabouts and motorways lol. He is very patient and corrects you with the little mistakes. I couldn’t of done it without his help and I totally recommend to anyone!

Amazing Instructor

absolutely amazing and loved every lesson with Ellis.
so supportive and helpful and always made sure i knew exactly where i was going wrong and how to help me get to where i needed to be.
couldn’t recommend him more!

Recommended by a friend

A friend recommended Ellis to me as I had a short space of time to learn how to drive for my job requirements. With the time pressure I was so worried about how I was going to pass in under 3 months but Ellis made the whole process really fun and easy. I feel very confident driving now and that’s all down to Ellis being so patient and kind to me. He always focuses lessons on how I am feeling and what I feel like I need to improve on. He was really supportive and a genuinely nice person. I will recommend Ellis to everyone as he is by far the best instructor I’ve ever come across.

Where to start

well were to start...... ellis wood is the most amazing person , not only a driving instructor but also a friend for journey started and i was a nervous wreck, getting in the car made me feel sick .... he made me feel so much more confident and as time went on i began to enjoy driving and look forward to my next lesson. hes supported my thro my good lessons and my bad lessons and always kept me going . i could not have done the past year with out this man and i wid defo recommend him as a driving instructor.thank you so so much, will defo miss our chats in the car about the most random things sumtimes but next time you need a lift jusy ask me beep beep. xx

Great instructor

Great instructor, very patient and helpful, highly recommend.

Absolutely amazing!

I can’t thank Ellis enough for helping me to pass my driving test first time. He made learning to drive fun and easy and made me feel so relaxed in the car! Absolutely amazing! 

Brilliant instructor

Couldn’t recommend Ellis enough. He is compassionate kind and understanding and caters to your needs . He never rushes you and has the patience of a saint . Having just passed with him I strongly recommend him to anyone.

Made me feel comfortable

I couldn't recommend and thank Ellis enough he's not only a fantastic instructor he's a lovely man too always made me feel comfortable and calming within the first 5 minutes. You will be truly missed thank you so much ????


Was amazing all the way through, helping me to overcome any challenges and eventually pass first time.


Fabulous instructor. Totally made me feel at ease. Thank you so much!

I was ready to give up

I couldn't of kept going without your encouragement I was ready to give up but you had every confidence in me to pass, I would like to give a great big thank you to Ellis for helping me push my self and give me determination and driven my self to push me forward to get the result I have achieved today with a big PASS thank you very much

Brilliant Instructor

brilliant instructor very patient and a great teacher

Patient and understanding

Great instructor, very patient and gives great help and advice. Couldn’t have done it without him! Thank you!!

Passed first time

Great driving instructor, I passed first time on both theory and practical. Genuinely friendly and helpful.

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

100% recommend

100% recommend Ellis, very friendly person and good driving advice, past first time with very little driving lessons!�

Friendly instructor

100% recommend Ellis, very friendly person and good driving advice, past first time with very little driving lessons!�

Brilliant instructor

Totally brilliant driver instructor, put up with me being hard of hearing, I’m proud of him .. !

Great Instructor

Thank you for being a great instructor

Brilliant Instructor

Totally brilliant driver instructor, put up with me being hard of hearing, I’m proud of him .. !

Patient Instructor

Patient instructor who is very very good at his job. He got me through my test in not only 3 months but managing no faults either. Could not recommend Ellis enough.

Patient teacher

Excellent tutition, very patient would highly recommend to anyone.

Short and sweet

Great instructor

Progress every lesson

Excellent driving instructor, came away from every lesson feeling like i'd made some progression, would definitely recommend.

You're the best

Ellis you are the best instructor thank you for being so patient and calm I never felt under pressure I felt comfortable in every lesson I had with you thank you, you the man !!!!!

Ellis you are the best

Ellis you are the best instructor thank you for being so patient and calm I never felt under pressure I felt comfortable in every lesson I had with you thank you, you the man !!!!!

Can't thank you enough

Can't thank you enough for stepping in at such short notice and getting me through.

Thank you so much

Can't thank you enough for stepping in at such short notice and getting me through.

Thank you

Thank you so much for taking Stu on at such short notice and getting him a pass! Very grateful for your time and help!

Last minute helping hand

Thank you so much for helping me pass my test Ellis. I'm not sure I could have done it without you. I really enjoyed my time with you and I will be recommending you in the future.

The best driving instructor out there

The best driving instructor out there and would recommend him and wouldn't of passed first time if it wasn't for him. Thank you mate

I couldn't have asked for a better instructor

I couldn't have asked for a better driving instructor than Ellis. He's a fantastic teacher, patient, kind, and so easy to get on with. He made me feel really comfortable in every lesson and helped me to feel much more confident with driving. I couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks so much for everything Ellis, it's been a pleasure to know you :)

Best driving instructor ever

Best driving instructor ever i would definitely recommend him to anyone.

First time pass

Passed my test first time. Great teacher. Would recommend to anyone.

Best one yet

Best driving instructor i have to had friendly and a very positive attitude.

Huge thank you

I couldn't thank Ellis Wood enough for his amazing work to help me pass my driving test first try. I'd recommend him to anyone; he was calm, patient and a brilliant teacher. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't of been able to pass in the time I did.

Massive thank you

Massive thank you to Ellis Wood for helping me pass my test. Would recommend to anyone. A brilliant instructor and a top man

Highly recommended

I would recommend Ellis Wood to anyone as he helped me pass first time within 2 months and was really helpful in all aspects of driving :)

Patient and polite

Ellis Wood was a fantastic, patient and polite instructor and around the bend were great logistically.

Best instructor ever

Ellis wood - best driving instructor ever helped me through everything (sorry about the wing mirror) really tried to fit me in when ever I wanted

Life changing

After trying 5 instructors previously and not getting anywhere Ellis was a god send. He made me feel calm, confident and comfortable. I have now been driving for 3 months and my life has completely changed and it's thanks to him!! Would recommend him to anyone and everyone

Massive thank you

Massive Thank You to Ellis Wood for getting me through my driving test!! Couldn't have done it without him

Amazing instructor

Thank you so much Ellis Wood for being an amazing driving instructor and such a lovely person. Made learning to drive much easier then a thought it would be, and managed to pass first time couldn't done it without you thank you