Testimonials

Testimonials from some of my past pupils

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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
FIRST TIME PASS
Thank-you Matt for all your help and support. Really happy that I passed first time!

Peter ClarkePeter Clarke
FIRST TIME PASS with ZERO FAULTS!
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
Passed!
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
PASSED!!
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
PASSED!!
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
I PASSED!!
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
PASSED TEST!
I want to say a big THANK-YOU...I couldn't have done this without you...thank-you for everything x

Ross ClarkRoss Clark
FIRST TIME PASS
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
PASSED TEST!
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
PASSED TEST!
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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
FIRST TIME PASS
Thank-you so much for everything. I'm so grateful, you are a great instructor!

James CaldwellJames Caldwell
FIRST TIME PASS
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
FIRST TIME PASS
Great experience learning with Matt. He was helpful every step of the way and never made me feel under any pressure.

Jamie GroomJamie Groom
FIRST TIME PASS
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
FIRST TIME PASS
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!