Testimonials from some of my past pupils

Deeya AsodiaDeeya Asodia
Thanks for helping me pass!
Matt has been an incredibly patient and helpful instructor. Very professional and friendly, he put me at ease from the first lesson and helped me become a more confident driver. He tailored the lessons to my needs and provided me with lots of tip and tricks for the test. Money well spent, would definitely recommend to other learner drivers. Thank you for helping me pass with flying colours!

Ewan MatthewsEwan Matthews
Very good instructor. Easy to get along with, very professional and helped me pass first time. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for driving lessons.

Vikki LeonardVikki Leonard
Thank-you so much Matt for all your help. Amazing instructor, very friendly. I'm very grateful. Highly recommended!!

Joe TaylorJoe Taylor
Another FIRST TIME pass!! Congratulations to Joe passing his driving test and with only 4 minor driving faults. 'Sweet drive' as put by the examiner. "Great instructor...thanks for all your help and support Matt"

Shane FoxShane Fox
Thanks for helping me pass!
A massive thanks to Matt who helped me pass FIRST TIME and with only 2 minor driving faults! I wasn't sure I could take everything in and pass my test BUT after a week course with Matt I was ready for the test and feeling confident on the road. Matt's a great instructor, calm, professional and was great at explaining and showing me tips and tricks to remember how to do manoeuvres, making them safe and simple. Would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking for a driving instructor!

Isabel WilliamsIsabel Williams
Huge congratulations to Isabel for passing her driving test FIRST TIME. Fantastic result to overcome those nerves, always knew you could do it! "Thank-you so much for helping me and giving me the confidence to pass"

Scarlett WilliamsScarlett Williams
Thanks for all your help!
Congratulations Scarlett overcoming those nerves and passing your driving test FIRST TIME and with only 1 minor driving fault. Very well done and a great achievement!

Martin WardMartin Ward
Thank-you so much!
Big congratulations to Martin for passing his driving test FIRST TIME and with only 4 minor driving faults. "Thank-you so much Matt for helping me pass my driving test first time"

Anton KarlonasAnton Karlonas
I passed FIRST TIME!!
Matt is a very good and experienced driving instructor. He simply and effectively explains things about driving. I would definitely recommend for people who want to be prepared and ready not just for practical test but for future driving! Thank-you very much for helping me become a safe and responsible driver!

Lee JanesLee Janes
Thank-you so much for helping me pass FIRST TIME!
Matt was patient, understanding, calm and friendly. I was nervous about learning to drive, but Matt always made me feel relaxed and confident. He gave good advice and sound guidance. He always confirmed lessons the day before. I highly recommend Matt. Thank-you!

Alice WrenchAlice Wrench
So Pleased!!
I gave up on driving after failing 2 tests in the past. When I felt ready to get behind the wheel again after 4 years, I was recommended Matt by a work colleague and it's the best advice I have taken. Matt is very calm, friendly and has a simple way of explaining things to you. He is very patient and knows his stuff! I would recommend block booking lessons if you wish to pass quickly. Always listen to his advice and listen to mine when I say pick Matt Westrope!

Laura NobleLaura Noble
Thank-you so much for helping me pass!
Without Matt's commitment and patience I wouldn't have been able to pass. Matt helped me to build my confidence in every lesson that I had as I wasn't very confident to begin with. Matt is very positive and is very flexible when choosing what area you would like to cover in your lesson. I would highly recommend learning to drive with Matt. Thank-you again.

Keira BlakeKeira Blake
Thanks for helping me pass!
Matt gave me the confidence to pass my driving test. He made sure that anything I didn't understand was covered. He is a very good teacher. Thanks again for everything and giving me the confidence to pass.

Kieran KitchenerKieran Kitchener
Matt is a fantastic instructor who is always professional and calm. Matt gives clear and concise instructions for each lesson. He gives good, honest and constructive feedback that builds your confidence and helps you become a better driver. I am happy with how quick I passed and this is down to Matt's guidance. The LDC system is the best way to learn and pass. I would strongly recommend Matt to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Once again Matt, many thanks!

Shamica PowellShamica Powell
BIG congratulations to Shamica passing her driving test FIRST TIME and with only 2 driving faults! Very well deserved and I wish you all the best for the future...stay safe! "Thank-you so much for everything" - Shamica

Tim CharlwoodTim Charlwood
Matt was so patient and encouraging in our lessons, and always made me feel calm behind the wheel. He helped build my confidence so that I now really enjoy driving. He tailored each lesson depending on what I felt I needed to work on and was very flexible with his schedule. I wouldn't have passed first time if it weren't for him!

Sarah BurkeSarah Burke
Thank-you so much!
I was a very nervous driver to begin with but Matt is always patient, calm and encouraging. He explains everything clearly and is very flexible with lessons. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to learn to drive. Thank-you so much for helping me pass my test, you have turned me into a confident and competent driver!

Shaun RhodesShaun Rhodes
Thanks for all your help!
Matt is a great instructor who got me through my driving test. Starting off with little self confidence behind the wheel, Matt developed my skills through thoughtful, tailored lesson plans, to get me up to pass level at a comfortable pace. I felt Matt was reliable, flexible and had my best interests in mind.

Alex PontefractAlex Pontefract
Thank-you so much!
From the start, Matt was easy-going, warm and knew exactly what I needed as a learner. As a nervous driver who hadn't had the best experiences with other instructors in the past, Matt was welcoming and tailored the lessons to suit me. He has been incredibly patient and a fantastic teacher in something that I have found incredibly challenging and couldn't have passed without him - thank-you!

James DraperJames Draper
Perfect drive...Zero faults!
After having failing my driving test a couple of times with other instructors, my confidence with driving wasn't at its best. Luckily, after only a few lessons, Matt helped immensely with regaining my confidence. He was punctual, concise in his teaching and overall a pleasure to drive with! Thank-you very much for helping me pass and with zero driving faults. I couldn't be happier and will be recommending Matt to everyone.

Kishmar RileyKishmar Riley
Thank-you so much for helping me!
Just wanted to say a big thank-you. I really appreciate the time and encouragement you gave me. You boosted my confidence from the very first lesson. I couldn't have done it without you. So happy I don't have to ride my bike to work any more. Thanks again.

Harrison BarrettHarrison Barrett
From Harrison's Nan: "Great news that Harrison passed first time. Thank-you for your patience and helping him pass. Good luck for the future, we will recommend you to anyone"

Jacob LewisJacob Lewis
Thanks for helping me pass!
Matt was amazing, he gave great explanations and clear instructions. He was always calm and collected and is a really great guy to be in the car with. I wouldn't be driving today if it weren't for him. Couldn't have asked for a better instructor, can't recommend him highly enough!!

Millie HollowayMillie Holloway
Thank-you Matt for all your help and support. Really happy that I passed first time!

Peter ClarkePeter Clarke
I was so nervous to start with, but with Matt everything was so chill. Because I chose to do an intensive course I would learn so much every lesson and be able to apply it the day after. Matt is a great instructor and a sound guy. I don't think I would have got zero faults and a first time pass without him. I couldn't recommend enough.

Chloe GrayChloe Gray
I passed my driving test!!
Thank-you so much Matt for being a great driving instructor and helping me pass first time in just 4 months and with only 4 driving faults.

Andrew GrahamAndrew Graham
Thanks for helping me pass!
Matt was professional, friendly and punctual right from the start. I was a late learner (35) and had little confidence after a bad experience with a previous instructor years before. Having my first child on the way forced my hand into reluctantly learning to drive and I'm extremely happy I found Matt! Straight away Matt's relaxed and efficient style really struck a cord with me and my confidence grew in no time. Progressing through 15 lessons to a first time pass was amazing and I owe it all to Matt. He remains calm and collected when things go wrong with clear instruction on how to avoid the same mistake again. I have no hesitation recommending Matt to anyone, in fact if you've got this far look no further and give the guy a bell!

Azeem ParkarAzeem Parkar
Thanks for helping me pass!
Matt was an excellent instructor who was able to break down the different aspects of driving allowing me to learn how to drive with accuracy and safety. Would 100% recommend!

Theo Prince-Marrec Theo Prince-Marrec
Matt was a great driving instructor, very friendly, calm and patient. I'm thankful for his work and time that helped me get onto the road as quickly and as safely as possible. Definitely recommend 10/10.

Charlie BearyCharlie Beary
Passed first time!
Thanks a lot Matt for giving me the confidence to pass my driving test first time. You were a massive help with my driving lessons. See you around.

Ryan VeseyRyan Vesey
Thanks a lot Matt for helping me get through and pass my test! You're a great instructor with a professional approach. Thanks again!

Beth MartinBeth Martin
Thank-you ever so much!
What makes Matt a great instructor is the fact that he is always calm. His instructions are clear and he allows you to learn from your own mistakes. Even when you have developed bad habits, Matt is always really patient and does not get frustrated even when he has to repeat himself a hundred times. Matt is also very reliable and on time – and sometimes even early. Thank you Matt for helping me get through one of life’s big milestones. I really appreciate it!

Sophie DarbySophie Darby
Thanks for helping me pass!
Fantastic instructor! Made driving enjoyable and was able to make difficult manoeuvres easy. Thanks again for all your help.

Shane BuddShane Budd
Thanks for helping me pass first time
Matt is an amazing instructor. He got me through my test first time no problem. He's very patient and helped me progress dramatically. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks again!

Gene GageGene Gage
Thanks for all your help!
I had a few lessons with another instructor however did not feel safe or comfortable. Through a recommendation I decided to change to Matt. He was very easy to talk to and is reliable. He knows what he's talking about and helped me to pass first time. Thanks a lot Matt!

Kayleigh ChandlerKayleigh Chandler
Thank-you so much!
From day one it was the best decision coming to Matt, the progress we made was amazing. He's such a down to earth guy, but professional at the same time. I always felt like I'd accomplished something at the end of our lessons. Thank-you so much Matt! See you on the road!

Alba CollatinAlba Collatin
Thank-you so much!
Matt is a very reliable instructor. Always there on time and doing his best to accommodate lessons to fit your schedule. I thoroughly enjoyed learning with Matt, his calm and consistent approach made me aware where my weaknesses were and helped me work towards improving my skills. Currently I am doing the Pass Plus course with Matt so it improves my confidence with night and motorway driving. Thank you so much Matt for helping me pass, it has been a pleasure having you as my instructor.

Jordan DempseyJordan Dempsey
Passed test first time!
Matt is a really nice guy, easy to talk to and easy to understand. He worked around my busy work schedule, which I'm very thankful for. And now I've passed my test on the first attempt. I recommend him to everyone.

Lee BrigginshawLee Brigginshaw
Passed first time!
Lee passed first time on 20 hour mid-way pass course. Congratulations on passing your driving test FIRST TIME! Only 4 driving faults and nice comments from the examiner saying how good the drive was. Very well deserved.

Eleanor WrightEleanor Wright
So Pleased!!
Learning to drive with Matt was a really enjoyable experience. I felt like I could ask questions and everything was really well explained. Overall, I had a lot of fun and would recommend Matt as an instructor to people of all capabilities. I'd like to thank you once again for your time and patience.

Nick FreestoneNick Freestone
Passed Test
I came to Matt having had some lessons with other instructors, but as a very nervous driver. He immediately made me feel confident in my driving ability and helped me get to grips with my manoeuvres, something that I had always found difficult. Matt is always relaxed and gives detailed and easy-to-understand instructions. It's thanks to him that I passed my driving test. Thanks again for all the help you gave me. I'm delighted to have passed!

Jamie BourneJamie Bourne
Great pass!
Matt was calm, patient and supportive throughout every lesson. He always made me feel comfortable and gave me all the confidence needed to pass my test. A great guy and even better instructor, recommend to anyone wanting driving lessons. Thanks again for all your help.

Deana SandersonDeana Sanderson
Matt was a great driving instructor, very friendly, calm and patient. Something you need when just learning to drive. He made me feel confident when coming up to my test. Recommend 100%

Andrew EverittAndrew Everitt
Brilliant driving instructor definitely worth giving a call to learn how to drive. Very patient and good teaching skills. Helped me pass within two months and first time! Explained everything with detail but easy to understand. If you want to pass give Matt a call...10/10

Meenakshi NimMeenakshi Nim
Great pass!
Thanks Matt, for giving me the confidence to pass my test. You have been very encouraging and you motivated me throughout my driving lessons!

Aklas HussainAklas Hussain
Hi I am Aklas, I have just passed my driving test. It was so nice for me and I am so happy! Many thanks to my instructor Matt, he is the best instructor ever...so friendly and made things so simple to understand. Wish the best for everyone.

Frankie StoreyFrankie Storey
Great pass!
Matt was an excellent driving instructor with great enthusiasm and clearly takes pride in his job as a driving instructor. I'm so thankful for all of his work and time he has put into me so I could pass my test and get on the road as safe and as soon as possible....thank-you, would definitely recommend.

Declan O'SullivanDeclan O'Sullivan
Passed in ONE week!
Congratulations passing your driving test FIRST TIME....and all done in just ONE week!! Well done mate, well deserved. See you soon for your pass plus....until then, stay safe! Declan was keen to learn how to drive and pass quickly but was limited with time due to work commitments. He decided to book a 20 hour mid-way pass course through LDC and his aim was to pass within a week....which he achieved.

India GwillimIndia Gwillim
So glad I passed!
Matt was a brilliant instructor who was very patient and explained things in a way that was very easy to understand! My lessons were extremely enjoyable and I would highly recommend!

Sarah JonesSarah Jones
Well done Sarah on passing your driving test in St Albans. Really well deserved...you worked hard for it. Good luck finding a car and all the best for the future. Stay safe!

Naomi AdebayoNaomi Adebayo
BIG congratulations to Naomi Adebayo on passing driving test....well done! Hope to see you on the road soon....stay safe! "Matt was very useful and patient, he helped to schedule a lot of lessons in quickly so I passed in four months! He would talk me through things in a way that was easy to understand. Thanks for teaching me Matt, would definitely recommend!"

Miles MierzejewskiMiles Mierzejewski
Matt was my first ever driving instructor, I passed my test first time. He is very patient and explains every detail, I did not have a clue how to drive but I quickly learned thanks to Matt. Also excluding the driving part, he is very friendly and can have a laugh. I would recommend Matt to anyone, thank-you so much for everything!

Kirsy MynardKirsy Mynard
I want to say a big THANK-YOU...I couldn't have done this without you...thank-you for everything x

Ross ClarkRoss Clark
Passed my driving test first time with the help of Matt. He was a fantastic instructor who always made me feel calm when driving. Everything was explained really clearly and that really helped me when it came to learning how to drive. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for an instructor.

Mia SandersonMia Sanderson
Passed test with only 1 driving fault
After finding difficulties with my old instructor, a friend recommended Matt to me and I couldn't have asked for a better person to learn to drive with. Always thinking of his students and was always there to help me when I was nervous or needed help with anything! I would highly recommend Matt to anyone wanting to learn with LDC. Thank-you so much.

Callum ManganCallum Mangan
Having Matt as my driving instructor was great, I've previously had lessons with different instructors but letting Matt guide me through each lesson was amazing. He always helped you feel relaxed all the time while keeping you focused on the lesson ahead. Never made you feel pressured about manoeuvres, always putting you first until he knew full well you have the ability to pass even if you don't believe in yourself, and thanks to him I had a first time pass. Highly recommend!!

Niki CowellNiki Cowell
Having not driven for 12 years, my confidence was low and I had grown scared of the way people drive on the roads today. LDC put me in contact with Matt as he was an expert in my local area. After a few lessons with Matt my confidence increased and I began to believe that I could be safe on the roads. Matt’s friendly, professional approach to instruction worked really well. He pushed me and showed me new skills each lesson showing me he had confidence in my driving ability, whilst teaching me how to drive safely, which in turn boosted my confidence. I passed my test after my 30 hour semi intense course which took place over 7 weeks. I now feel, safe and confident on the roads, which is all down to Matts structured, modern and safe approach to teaching. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a driving instructor to learn, or to improve their driving skills. I'd once again, like to thank you for your time, help and patience in helping me learn. Niki.

Kim HartKim Hart
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!
Thanks Matt for all your help, patience, and knowledge in helping me pass my test FIRST TIME at 39, couldn't have done it without you. Without your calm confidence and clear instruction I don't think the outcome would have been the same. I might get the certificate but you get the credit. Again, Thanks Matt. Genuinely can't sing your praises enough.

Leanne O'ConnorLeanne O'Connor
Passed first time on 20 hour mid-way pass course. Big well done on passing your driving test first time. Knew you would do it, all the best for the future and stay safe.

Ryan RobertsRyan Roberts
CONGRATULATIONS!! Well done Ryan on passing your driving test. Been a pleasure teaching you, all the best for the future. See you on the road soon. Stay safe!

Nicolas BedinNicolas Bedin
I would highly recommend Matt. He is a very patient and calm instructor that also explains everything in a very clear manner. Lessons were enjoyable and so glad I chose to go with him.

Stacey AndersonStacey Anderson
Passed Test
Matt as a driving instructor was excellent, his service and skills about learning on the road was second to none and I would recommend him to anyone learning to drive. He remained patient and calm in difficult situations and most of all he helped me pass my test with ease.

Alejandra Dominguez
Alejandra moved to the UK from Cuba and needed to pass her test to obtain UK driving licence. After 15 hours of tuition she was able to pass her test first time. "Thank-you so much for all your help and patience. I wouldn't have done it without you"

Sharna SmithSharna Smith
Thank-you so much for everything. I'm so grateful, you are a great instructor!

James CaldwellJames Caldwell
James previously had a number of lessons with different driving instructors although he never felt comfortable behind the wheel and lost the confidence to continue with lessons. He decided to contact LDC and completed a 30 hour semi-intensive course, going on to pass his test first time. "Matt was a brilliant teacher, explained everything very well and was very patient. I became more confident with every lesson and would not have been able to do it without him"

Chris McGeeChris McGee
Great experience learning with Matt. He was helpful every step of the way and never made me feel under any pressure.

Jamie GroomJamie Groom
Thanks for helping me pass my test Matt, you are a brilliant teacher! I would definitely recommend you to anyone that wants driving lessons.

Jabez GardnerJabez Gardner
I started with Matt in February and passed in May only having one lesson a week with only 2 minors! Matt is a brilliant instructor, he helps you keep calm and feel relaxed during the lessons and that is a major key in driving. After a few weeks of driving with Matt my confidence had gone up a lot and started to catch on to things very quickly. He was very good at picking out what you needed to focus on most and improve in. I would highly recommend!! Jabez

Anna Noble
Refresher Lessons
Having had some refresher lessons with Matt, I wanted to write a review because I am not a “learner driver” and there must surely be other people wanting what I wanted? TO GAIN CONFIDENCE driving again on the English side of the road after 12 years of driving only on the Continent. When you have driven for more than half your life time, the choice of driving instructor matters. No wasteful chat, punctually picked up and dropped off door to door, and a refresher course tailored to fit what was needed at a favourable price. I had driven in rural Italy, rather than the narrow and congested streets of St Albans so it made sense to me, to start off by paying for the safety and confidence offered by a very professional instructor like Matt. Plus the benefit of that beacon on the roof telling all to look out for the inexperienced driver is not to be under estimated!!! Matt quickly spotted what I needed to be taught and where I needed to be corrected. He has a calm manner and his teaching technique was very effective….don’t rush…use your mirrors….the experience was pleasant and once behind the wheel my confidence was restored. Even my parallel parking did not put me to shame. Thank you Matt. Anna

Alesia JenkinsAlesia Jenkins
Passed Test
Before Matt became my instructor I had previously failed two tests, I was a nervous driver with low confidence but after one lesson I definitely noticed a difference. In a few weeks my confidence grew and I passed my test all thanks to the teaching and reassurance I received! I definitely recommend!