Reviews

Loz Emerson

Loz Emerson

I booked a 30 hour intensive course with Michael and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a brilliant driving instructor- calm, patient and genuinely helpful! I was so nervous about driving again (I’d done a few lesson in Oxfordshire 2 years ago and didn’t enjoy it), but Michael was a total star and was great at tailoring the lessons around my needs, giving me the confidence I needed, resulting in me passing first time at the end of August (which I’m still over the moon about!). I think the course was excellent value for money, and Michael was great with fitting in the hours on the days that I needed them, as I had to pass before a certain date. I wasn’t initially sure if an intensive course was for me, but I’m so glad I chose this one πŸ™‚ most definitely 5 stars, 10/10. Thanks again, Michael.

Sarah Hutchcocks

Sarah Hutchcocks

Honestly the best instructor ever!!! I was nervous as i had a bad experience with my previous instructor, but Mike was amazing and we did it step by step (Especially clutch control) Thank You so much would definitely recommend!!!!

Simon Campbell

Simon Campbell

I was very happy with the intensive course I did with Micheal. He was very thorough and helped me to get to a decent level within just four days.Thanks to him I passed first time and feel confident on the road. I’d definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor.

Rashida Khan

Rashida Khan

I have spent a lot of time and money and had around 50 lessons with a private instructor and an AA instructor before I discovered driving excelence. But I was still no where near ready for a test. Michael made me realise driving is a lot more simple than it seems with his teaching strategies and most importantly helped me build my driving confidence. He’s also one of the most kindest person I have met. I have now passed with only 4 minors!!! And I am so happy to be on the road with my little mini. The only thing I regret is not finding out about driving excellence when I first started leaning! I would recommend to everyone who wants to learn how to drive with the best instructor. πŸ™‚

George Holmes

George Holmes

Mike is a fantastic instructor who I would highly recommend to anyone! For me a 28 hour intensive course worked perfectly, I passed my test at the first attempt with no driver faults. This result is purely down to Mikes excellent instruction and commitment. Thanks again Mike

Sam Holton

Sam Holton

Michael has been a fantastic teacher! After little success with two other instructors I turned for his help and the 16 hour intensive course. After the first four hour day I was very comfortable, feeling confident as Michael helped me tidy up my bad habits. I was really nervous to begin with, but with Michaels easy to understand and rational of road safety – the nerves quickly went away! He set out our lessons to make sure I was constantly improving and working on areas I needed to address. This was incredibly valuable when you have a short amount of time!!!! With his help, I managed to pass first time and I am incredibly grateful for his teaching! Thank you Michael and I will send everyone your way, because you are great! 10/10!

Danielle Lillie

Danielle Lillie

After not driving for a little while and being a bit anxious Micheal was fantastic at keeping me calm and boosting my confidence! .. an intensive course and a couple hours yesterday morning I passed my test with 3 minors. He was very good at being flexible to fit my hours in to! Happy all round

Katie Events-Fisher

Katie Events-Fisher

Michael was a wonderful instructor and made driving so enjoyable for me! He was always really good at explaining things and so patient. I always looked forward to driving lessons. Michael is really nice and so easy to get along with- I always enjoyed chatting in lessons! I’d highly recommend him to anyone- he’s the best instructor around!!

Lucy Catherine

Lucy Catherine

Michael is amazing – super helpful and patient. I didn’t book directly with him initially but I’m glad he accepted my first course! I’ve had a great time learning with him, it definitely helps that he is so laid back and you’re able to have a good chat!

Hannah Hodgson

Hannah Hodgson

After being really nervous to learn how to drive for the first time, I passed my driving test yesterday first time with 4 minors all thanks to Mike!! He is such a nice, friendly guy who made me feel at ease throughout every lesson whilst teaching me so much. I’d always feel comfortable to ask any questions I had, and Mike would make sure I understood everything he answered especially if I still seemed unsure. He was always willing to try and work around my work schedule to make sure he could do the hours that suited me best, and I’m so happy with my decision to learn with Mike. Enjoyed every lesson, would definitely recommend!!

James Stansmore

James Stansmore

Having lessons from Michael made learning to drive fun and enjoyable. He puts you at ease and reassures you. Down to earth, fantastic instructor.

Kayliegh Flicos

Kayliegh Flicos

Amazing teacher, very reliable and easy to get along with. Managed to fit lessons around my busy uni and work routine. Highly recommend!

Erin Sloman

Erin Sloman

Loved learning to drive with Michael, recommended him to everyone I know. Laid back and general nice guy. This helped me gain confidence behind the wheel. Passed 1st time with him.

Mike Ingram

Mike Ingram

The quality of teaching received during my intensive course was probably the highest out of any I’d previously received in standard driving lessons – Michael is extremely knowledgeable in driving techniques and theory and his teaching style is second to none. The lessons were always smooth & enjoyable, and there’s lots of explanations of everything which Michael always followed up with “Do you understand? Is there anything you would like to go over?”. He’s also a great guy with good conversation.
If you’re after an intensive driving course and want it done and sorted in one fell swoop, Michael’s your guy.

Kirk Radford

Kirk Radford

Fantastic!!! Michael was an amazing teacher, very helpful and good at explaining things. Thanks to him I was able to pass first time with only 3 faults! Price of the course was very good value for money and included the test fee. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking of diving to use this company. Thanks Michael!
Kirk

Ian Whittaker

Ian Whittaker

Definitely would recommend Michael

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Just finished a 20 hour intensive course with Michael. After failing a test a couple of years ago, I passed first time with Michael at derby test center with only 2 minors, couldn’t be more happier! Every lesson of the course was structured in a way that suited what I felt that I needed to improve on, meaning every hour of the was used fully. The level of instruction was really professional, making sure that I knew my mistakes, but more importantly taught me how to correct them. Overall, the level of instruction combined with the how good value the courses are make them really hard to beat. I’d whole heartedly recommend these to anyone looking to take an intensive driving course in Derby, you really can’t go wrong. 5 star course.

Tom Chesters

Tom Chesters

Buzzing to past first time top instructor always been very helpful with everything to do with driving never once rushed me to do anything and made me confident for my driving teat would recommend Micheal to anyone looking at passing there driving test.
Thank you once again mate

Hannah Lilburn

Hannah Lilburn

Michael was an amazing instructor! After failing my test many times with another instructor I thought I should change to the one week driving to see if this helped me at all. With Michael I passed first time with him in Southampton. He has a great way of explaining things that I wasn’t very confident on and trying to find an alternative way for me to do things that may be easier for me. I would definitely recommend to anyone that is in the same situation as I was or if you are looking for a first time instructor. Michael is lovely and very easy to chat to, makes you feel comfortable and makes the lessons enjoyable! Thank you so much Michael for helping me pass my test finally!

Joe Jarvie

Joe Jarvie

So yesterday I passed my driving test first time after a 20 hour intensive course and this was down to having a absolutley fantastic Instructor in michael. Michael is a very patient and a understanding instructor, he explains everything clearly and makes it very easy to understand, he will quickly assess the weaknesses in your driving and come up with set plans for the day to iron these issues out.
I can not thank him enough for his time, effort and teaching me this past week.
Highly Recommend Michael.

Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin

I would highly recommend driving excellence Southampton to anyone looking to start driving. Friendly and reliable instructor, easy to get along with and great attitude towards first time drivers. Very competitive rates and flexible lesson times. Micheal was very patient and explained things in a way i could understand. After each lesson, he explained how i was doing and what needed work, found this great for getting a sense of progress. Was a enjoyable experience learning to drive with driving excellence Southampton. Thanks to Micheal for getting me through!

Sofia Shepherd

Sofia Shepherd

Had a great experience doing an 8 hour intensive before re-taking my driving test. Michael helped me feel way more confident in the road and I passed with only a few minors!! Had a brilliant time driving around and would totally reccomend him if you’re starting to drive or if you’re looking for a bit more confidence and some tips

Charley Kempsford

Charley Kempsford

Really lovely and really great lessons! Kept lessons fun and amazing help. Would recommend to anyone, helps keeping you confident. Gutted with the one fault but It’s still great😂 thanks again

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Really happy to have passed my driving test after 25hrs intensive tuition with Michael. Michael is an excellent instructor with a fantastic calm and informative approach with his instruction. I cannot recommend Michael more highly!!!

Alex Burgis

Alex Burgis

Had a great time with Michael, he’s a truly brilliant instructor. Really relaxed vibe in the car but felt like the lessons were well structured and that I learned loads each time out.
After a couple of test fails with another instructor, I signed up with Michael and was blown away by the difference in quality of teaching.
I would highly recommend Driving Excellence to anyone.

Harriet Pascoe

Harriet Pascoe

I would highly recommend Micheal to anyone that asked. He was an amazing instructor and got me to pass first time, he is easy to talk to and very patient! Thanks again

Oli Tucker

Oli Tucker

Mike is by far the best instructor around. A trustworthy competent instructor who makes you feel comfortable, learning to drive with him was a breeze. He really understands the mind of a learner and builds confidence to drive well like no other

Luke Kavanagh

Luke Kavanagh

I highly recommend Michael, he is very patient and it is very easy to learn with him.
He made it easy to understand the concept of driving and could suit lessons around me

Luke

Luke

First time I got behind the wheel of a car was Monday morning and with the help of Michael putting up with me all week on an intensive course I managed to pass 1st time! He’s a pure gentleman and an unbelievably patient instructor down to earth and really makes you feel at ease. Would highly recommend anyone thinking about doing lessons or an intensive course well worth the money you won’t be disappointed. Cheers mate your a top bloke all the best. Luke

Hanna Mendham

Hanna Mendham

Never would of thought I’d pass first time but all thanks to Michael I managed it within 20 hours. would most definitely recommend!

Klaudia Keogh

Klaudia Keogh

Thanks to Michael, I have passed my driving test after 12 hours of intensive lessons. He has been brilliant, extremely patient, friendly and calm. I would recommend him to anyone who needs lessons as he’s keeping it simple and easy to follow. Definitely worth the time, money and effort !

William Boyt

William Boyt

Michael is a brilliant instructor he was patient and friendly. After failing twice he was not judgmental and just made sure that we covered everything that went wrong in the test in the following lessons leading to the next test. I fully recommend Michael to anyone looking to start driving!

Ben Stevens

Ben Stevens

Nice guy and a good instructor! After failing twice with other instructors he taught me to pass in a weeks 15 hour course, would highly recommend

Wayne O'Dell

Wayne O'Dell

Micheal was a very good teacher all week couldnt praise him enough coming through from Saturday and passing today he has been patient understanding and explains everything simply so it’s easy to understand. Overall I’m very happy

Jemma H

Jemma H

Having got to 37 without being a driver my family decided it was time to utilise the fact I am the only non drinker in the family and get me on the road!
Michael was fantastic, from start to finish. He put me at ease and no question was too stupid. He’s a great instructor and would definitely recommend him. He’s calm and explains things well and has a great sense of humour. I was almost gutted when I passed knowing I wouldn’t have Michael to chatter away to each day!

Lee Shergold

Lee Shergold

Just had a crash course with Michael and passed he is a excellent instructor and explained everything so I could understand clearly I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn to drive

Jordan Osman

Jordan Osman

Micheal is an amazing instructor, the best one I’ve had I would recommend him to anyone going with him and a good guy

Shahzad Adam

Shahzad Adam

Passed first time would really recommend!!

Edward Ian

Edward Ian

Michael was absolutely brilliant! Gave great advice and was very supportive. I would recommend him to anyone! Cheers Michael!

Jade Lauren Blears

Jade Lauren Blears

Literally the best driving instructor i’ve had! So patient with me when making mistakes and guiding me through so thankful i pass because of him, thank you!! X

Craig James Fisher

Craig James Fisher

Plane and simple A***** sending others your way thanks again mate

Karl West

Karl West

Top instructor I couldn’t ask for a nicer guy! Passed first time! Thanks again will highly recommend to every one!!

Haydn Georgi Newman

Micheal is an excellent instructor. He was very confident I’ll pass and I did very fast. He’s such a great lad!

Sam Louise Emm

I did an intensive course with Michael a few months ago & passed first time with 2 minors! Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, he was patient, helpful and knowledgeable. He helped me improve all of my weak points, and knew the test routes extremely well. I would 100% recommend anyone to do an intensive course with Michael whether your new to driving or not. Thanks again Michael!!

Abigail Tonkin

Michael was a great instructor, and helped me to pass within 6 months of starting to learn. He was really patient, and at the end of each lesson he always made it clear what I had done well and how I could improve. I would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thank you

Caitlin Bcoll

This was the second driving school I tried lessons with and was fantastic. Michael is an awesome teacher, very relaxed and non-judgemental. Lessons were really enjoyable and not at all pressured, taking things at whatever pace you need. Thank you!

Tiana Chadwick

Michael was an amazing driving instructor. I passed my driving test just over two years ago thanks to him! I started driving with another instructor where I used to be shouted at and felt really uncomfortable. Michael is the complete opposite, he made me feel comfortable, good at teaching and also good at reassuring me that I could do it! I struggle terribly with nerves and took me three times to pass my driving test. I am still recommending Michael to my friends and family – I couldn’t of had a better instructor!

Isabelle Potter

Amazing instructor, really good at explaining things and made it easy for me to understand! I would highly recommend

Monica Alvarez

I had been taking lessons with a different instructor for nearly 5 months and kept telling me I was nowhere near test ready. I then searched for a new instructor and was lucky enough to come across Michael, and I could tell the difference from day one.
Could not recommend my instructor enough, he is knowledgeable, professional and extremely patient. He helped me overcome my fear for speed and prepared me for possible situations I may encounter on my own. He seems to have a personal commitment to make you a better driver.

From being very shy and afraid of different situations on the road, can confidently say that I now have the knowledge and tools I need to drive safely anywhere. Thank you! 😊

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