Testimonials

Testimonials from some of my past pupils

Kirsty Latimer
Thoroughly enjoyed being taught by David. I have had a few driving instructors in the past who I did not like so much but David would always be clear on things I did wrong and needed to work on. He always made me feel clam and I was pleased to pass first time. Thanks to all his help. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone and everyone in the future.

Jade Holland
Thank you so much Dave through my driving. Thank you being so patient with me, I could not have done it with out you and passing first time.

Annie Sage
Thank you so much for all the time and patience you have given me. I have really enjoyed learning to drive and found that the atmosphere whilst I have been learning has really helped to relax I feel comfortable whilst learning. Thank you.

Aimee Hammond Emery
Thank you for teaching me, you gave me confidence after my first driving instructor knocked it. I never thought I would have passed first time. Thank you for helping me build my confidence so that I could pass.

Jess Vickery
A big thank you for helping me with my confidence and supporting me to pass my test. I will continue to recommend you to everyone I meet. Thank you.

Jo Ellis
Great instructor, doesn't let you get over confident which is good as being over confident can be fatal. But excellent instructor passed first time with no minors.

Katie Bellman
Thank you so much for helping me with everything even my confidence. I never thought I would pass first time. so helpful and patient could not have asked for a better instructor.

Charlotte Alexander
Thank you so much for all your help. I still cant believe I passed first time. You are the best instructor by far. Thank you so much again.

Hannah Nixon
Passes my theory and practical test first time. Thanks to David helping me out on both. All lessons have been worth every penny spent. Thanks David

Connor McGuire
Dave has helped me throughout both my theory and practical. Although i didn't pass first time he stayed patient and confident that I could do it and I did so. I couldn't of asked for a better instructor.

Charlotte Brown
Enjoyed my lessons, I passed with two minors after 5 lessons with Dave. I found him through recommendation of a work colleague. He focuses on what I need to learn and practice. Thanks for helping me pass. I feel great.

Dan Nice
Thank you for very much for your time and patience with me, you were very helpful. David is a very nice guy and made every lesson fun and different. Thanks for getting me through passing first time.

Sophie Roberts
Thank you so much for everything Dave, you've been an absolute gem over the last few months. You have made me feel so comfortable and confident in my driving. Thanks for getting me that pass.

Gavin Plowwright
Thank you so much. Dave is ace, he got me through my test first time. Thank you.

Natalie Honeywill
Thank you Dave. I passes first time with only two minors. He spent time going through things that I was not sure about. Thanks.

Jamie Elson
Thank you so much David. I struggled to pass and failed numerous times, but David never gave up on me. I highly recommend David. Thanks.

Rio Wilman
Thank you very much for helping me pass first time. I really appreciate it and enjoyed your lessons. Thank you again.

Dominic Hildrew
Thank you very much. Fantastic experience. I would highly recommend lessons with David. I passed first time thanks to David.

Leanne Bugby
Thank you for making the lessons interesting and helping me pass first time.

Chloe Didlick
Thank you so much for helping me pass first time. I really appreciate all the help you have given me. I would defiantly recommend David.

Charlotte Lion
Hugh thank you to David who helped me pass my test. He is so calm in his approach and really helps you to become a confident driver. I would recommend him to everyone. The best driving instructor I have had.

Amelia Phoces
David is fab. Definitely learn with him. I passed my test first time. Thank you.

Sam Schofield
Great tuition, David is friendly, reliable and helped me pass my test first time.

Charlie Godfrey
Really recommend David. He is very patient and friendly. I passed first time. Thank you.

Callum Caws
Dave is a fantastic teacher that helped me pass first time. He has the patience that is needed and is an all round nice guy.

Jonny Lockie
David is a great teacher. He helped me pass first time. David does not lose his patience with you and an overall nice guy.

Hannah Doba
Thank you so much for getting me to pass first time. He is a really good driving instructor. So calm and understanding. Thank you again.

Natasha Willmott
Thank you for helping me pass my test (third time lucky) I have really enjoyed my lessons you were really calm and supportive throughout. Thanks

Adam Jones
Very pleasant time learning to drive. I passed my test first time with a clean sheet and feel confident to drive independently. Thank you.

Andrew Phoces
Absolutely fantastic. could not recommend enough. been one hell of an experience and I will never forget it. I passed with one minor and I am ecstatic. I couldn't have done it without him.

Nicole Beaven
Recommended so highly. I suffer for anxiety so naturally nervous, but I kept calm which help me so much. I passed first time with two minor. Amazing instructor.

Tom Rathbone
Brilliant instructor. I really enjoyed the lessons. David was calm and really informative. he helped me to achieve a pass with not minors. Thanks Dave.

Katie Hughes
Absolute star, really cant believe I passed. I cant thank you enough, it was a pleasure, fully recommended.

Dan Hudson
The lessons were great. You learn at your own pace so you don't have to do something you are uncomfortable with. Thank you so much Dave for getting me through me test first time.

Tom Foster
I was very pleased with my overall result of passing first time. My lessons were fun and engaging. Very happy with the layout/format with the lessons. David's structure was a major factor in my success. I am very grateful for his hard work.

Emma Warner-Allen
David has been a fantastic driving instructor. He has helped me enormously by teaching me the basics and then refining my skills from then onwards whilst always going at a pace you are comfortable with. I would recommend David to anyone wishing to learn to drive.

Paul Marshall
I enjoyed my lessons with David. Thanks to David I passed my test first time.

Alex Scott
The lessons were very relaxed but informative which was very useful. David was very clear at giving advice and instruction which made the whole experience better and more successful. Thank you David.

Kim Purchase
Dave was very patient and always willing to let me try and try again. He never gave up or let me give up. I'm so grateful and can't thank him enough.

Emma Lennon
My lessons with Dave were great as he is very patient and makes you feel very relaxed. The way he explains everything was very clear but informative.

Rachel Bush
David has been a very helpful and effective driving instructor. The lessons were beneficial and helped me pass first time. He is very reliable and I would highly recommend David to anyone.

Holly Sherlock
David is a fab driving instructor. He is always calm and patient and happy to help. I would highly recommend having David as your driving instructor.

Jasmine Clark
I would recommend David as he is very helpful and patient

Chris Feasey
I really enjoyed having Dave as an instructor throughout the learning process and up until I passed my test He's very calm, informative and very good at what he does. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who wishes to learn to drive.

Danielle Lennox
I really enjoyed being taught by Dave. He is very calm throughout all situations. He is one of the nicest and calmest people. I would recommend him to my friends and I was pretty impressed I passed first time thanks to Dave's help.

Evan Van - Jolly
Dave was great and patient. He really helped me gain confidence at my own pace. Thanks to Dave I passed 1st time.

Dylan Jones
David has been a great instructor for me and has provided me with all the constructive criticism that I needed to pass the test. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to pass their test and to feel safe. Thank you David.

ACS
David is the most patient instructor you will ever meet. He is very concise and explains everything in detail. The LDC book is very handy. If you want confidence for you test, choose David. Thanks David for helping me to pass first time.

Saffron Jacobs
I've really enjoyed learning with David. I couldn't of done it without him. so happy I've passed first time.

Lauren Jordan
Learning with David has given me a lot of confidence as it's very comfortable to learn with him due to his patience. Thanks David.

Arthur Tuoky
Had a brilliant time learning how to drive with David. I would recommend him to anyone who wishes to pass. He is easy to talk to and a great guy. You will enjoy yourself and learn quickly to drive well, as I passed first time. Many thanks David.

Fergus Lupton
A very pleasant and calm teacher. Both understanding and encouraging. I looked forward to my lessons every weekend and thoroughly enjoyed my learning experience. I would recommend David to anyone. I passed first time thanks to David.

Emily Kelly
Dave is a very understanding and helpful instructor, who takes things slowly in order to help you to fully understand everything that is needed to be a safe driver. I enjoyed my lessons and as a result I am a more confident driver.

Amanda Fairhurst
Dave is an excellent instructor and very patient and understanding. Thank you so much, I am looking forward to my independence. I would recommend Dave to anyone.

Elle Cooper
Dave was amazing. He has helped me so much. He's very patient and really understands a learners view. I would recommend him to anyone. I can't put into words how grateful I am. Thank you Dave!

Eloise Martin
David is such a good driving instructor. He is very patient and calm. I don't think I would have passed first time with no minors without him. Thank you so much David.

Maddy Fitzsimmons
Dave is a really good instructor, he's so patient. I wouldn't have passed if it wasn't for his patients and reassurance. Many thanks David.

Lily Fohlich
David has been the best instructor I could have hoped for. I really appreciated his patience and reassurance and thanks to this I went to test feeling confident and well prepared. I would absolutely recommend David to anyone.

Megan Tompkins
I am so happy with my result and couldn't have done it without the help of David. He was patient with me and he was always willing to go along at my own pace. I can't thank him enough.

Olly Heard
Dave was very calm and a great instructor. If I was ever unsure with an area of driving , he was always comfortable to go back over it. I passed first time with no minors thanks to Dave's great level of teaching.

Kirsty Latimer
I thoroughly enjoyed being taught by David. He would always be clear on areas I was sure of. He always made me feel calm and I was very pleased to pass 1st time thanks to all of his help. I would definitely recommend David to anyone and everyone in the future.

Ben Shearman
I would recommend David to anyone. David is a good instructor, thanks to him I passed 2nd time with 3 minors.

Chloe Hacker
David is the most calm instructor, who'll always make sure you're fully briefed on the lesson. Thank you for all your help, I passed 1st time!!!

Olivia Smith
Lessons with David are always very supportive, constructive and calm. I was very comfortable with every lesson and extremely happy with my progress. Thanks David for helping me to pass my test first time.

Liam Lucas
I've enjoyed my lessons with Dave, he is very patient and really helpful. I had one test and passed first time. Thank you very much for your help and time.

Gemma D' Aoust
Dave is very professional and made me feel very confident and secure in his car. It only took me a few lessons to pass. Thank you for helping me to pass 1st time.

Kelly Rankin
Very grateful to Dave for the driving lessons, they really helped me to improve my ability and to be more confident and safe whilst driving. Thank you for all your help.

Thomas Watts
Dave is an amazing instructor, very calm, very patient. He's very good at teaching what I needed to learn. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons. Thanks for everything. I passed 1st time.

Helena Kulihowska
David is a really good instructor. He is calm, patient and explains everything clearly. He made the lessons challenging, so that I felt I was making progress and felt prepared for the test. Thanks David.

Steph Sheehan
I really enjoyed my lessons and learnt really quickly. The lessons were fun and calm, even when I was really nervous. I passed first time with 1 minor fault.

Sophie Ward
I have felt very comfortable during all my lessons. David is a kind, calm instructor who always made me feel relaxed. Thanks to David I passed 1st time.

Catherine Johnson
A big thank you to David for helping me pass first time with no faults. He's really helped me to feel comfortable when driving, which helped me to feel relaxed.

Gary Bostock
David is a great driving instructor who makes you feel comfortable and is always helping you to improve your driving abilities. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose David again.

Olly Brown
The lessons were comprehensive and very well planned. I passed 1st time with no faults. Very pleased thanks to David.

Nicola Chantry
I really appreciate the time and patience of David's tutoring to enable me to pass my driving test. Thank you.

Kitty Lea
I am really grateful to Dave that he managed to enable me to pass my test first time with 4 minors. which is very exciting. Thank you so much!!

Lydia Sewell
Lessons with David have been really enjoyable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Rachel Eyles
The lessons have been great. David is really detailed and he makes sure you don't forget anything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thanks to David I passed 1st time with 0 minors.

Sophie Branton
Great lessons, really enjoyable. Thanks to David I passed first time. Thank you so much David.

Alex Ingram
The lessons were enjoyable. David is a very good and patient instructor, who supports you all the way. Thank you David in helping me to pass my test.

Ben Hammond
Lessons were fantastically helpful. David perhaps the most patient and diligent person you could ever meet. Highly recommended, thanks for everything.

Max Onabanjo
Really enjoyed the lessons, made to feel relaxed and filled with confidence. Highly recommended. Thanks to David I passed 1st time.

Lucy Nyss
Dave is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and understanding. I reached my full driving potential because of Dave. Thanks so much!

Alex Lukuszewicz
Dave is a fantastic instructor. He enabled me to pass first time with confidence. All the lessons were well structured and everything was really well covered for the test. 10/10 comes highly recommended.

Grace Miller
David has made me a much safer and more confident driver, and has got me to pass my test first time. I have thoroughly enjoyed his lessons and really recommend him.

Cathy King
Dave has been a brilliant teacher to learn with, always calm and ready to give plenty of advice, and always nice to chat with. Thank you for helping me to pass my test.

Kerrie Betteridge
Dave has been the most patient and understanding driving instructor and I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with him. I can't say thank you enough, and I passed 1st time!!

Nikki Brennan
Thank you so much for all the help you have given me. I am so great full to help me pass and first time. Thank again.

Will Fitzmaurice
Dave has been the most patient instructor you could imagine. Even through my awful driving, he got me up to test standard. Many thanks Dave for helping me to pass my test 1st time!.

Kirsty Dennis
Dave has been a brilliant Driving Instructor. He is understanding and gives instructions, and understands if you need more time to practice something. I have loved learning to drive with him. I passed 2nd time. Thank you very much David.

Leigh Ward
David is an excellent instructor. He taught me the way to drive that suited me. He helped me also to get through my theory. Ten out ten. Thanks to David I passed 1st time with zero Faults.

Scarlett Baring
David gave me lots of advice and help on my driving. From this I passed first time with no minors. Thank you!

Sarah Dailey
I am very grateful to Dave for his infinite patience and expertise. I passed second time round and that is thanks to Dave for all of his encouragement.. Thank you so much!

David Murphy
I found David had the right amount of patience to teach me to drive ( which needed to be a lot ) I found the lessons enjoyable and will be recommending David to all my friends. If you want to pass your test, give David a call.

Katie Garrett
David is a brilliant instructor. I was happy with all my lessons. He has lots of patients I will definitely be recommending David to friends and family.

George Schofeild
David has helped me progress at a very safe and fulfilling pace, not rushing me into things that I was not ready for, which was excellent for my confidence. The small tips and friendly nature make him an absolute top notch instructor, demonstrated excellently by my first time pass.

Max Hampshire
David has been very helpful through out my lessons, which made the lessons enjoyable. I like to thank David for helping me to pass first time.

Elle Grathern
I've loved David's lessons He has been Extremely helpful and was the only reason I passed my test first time.. Couldn't have done it without him!

Andy Hurst
Dave is a brilliant instructor, he is very friendly and patient. Dave kept me calm through out my lessons I found his way of teaching very efficient. I passed my test 2nd time round.

Jamie Banks
David is a great teacher, very calm and really helps you out. managed to pass first time thanks to David.

Natasha Evans
David is a fantastic driving instructor, so calm. I passed 4th time only due to nerves, but David has helped me through it all. Thank you David for helping to get my full licence.

Lisa Skerry
Such a great driving experience with David, He really helped me get through everything. He is a great driving instructor, I will definitely be recommending him to friends. Thanks David. ' I passed 1st time'.

Anna Ruscoe
David is an excellent instructor, very patient and a pleasant person. Learning to drive can be hard, but thanks to David I passed first time. Thank you so much David.

James Harding
I have been driving with David for about 15 to 20 hours, I found his teaching clear and easy to follow. I had a previous instructor but left him as I did not feel comfortable nor was I learning at the speed I felt I should have been. But with David its been so easy to get ready for test, which I passed 1st time only because of the brilliant teaching. Thanks to David he has made me a good aware driver.

Kayleigh Gibbons
David is a fantastic instructor.He made me feel relaxed and made me believe in myself. I had previously learnt with other instructors but progressed further with David than any of the others. I highly recommend David. Thankyou David for helping to pass my test 1st time.

Zoe Smith
David is an excellent instructor. He made me feel at ease at the start and throughout the lessons. keeping me calm and confident, making every lesson enjoyable. Thanks to David ' I LOVE DRIVING ' Thankyou!!

Milly Dyer
I found the lessons really informative and really enjoyable. I would really recommend David to anyone. Thanks to him I passed 1st time!!

Joanne Harding
I found the LDC Workbook really useful and something to look back onto after each lesson. Dave is very calm and friendly, never a bad moment. With Dave's help I passed 2nd time.

Georgia Heard
I found the workbook and theory cd rom very helpful. David is a very good, calm instructor. Thankyou David for helping me to pass my test 1st time!

Tom Elliott
I owe a massive thankyou to David for the hardwork he put into making sure I passed my test. I started off with 2 hours at Dunsfold, doing one of the young drivers courses with David. It's an excellent starting point for someone who's nervous about learning to drive. He's always calm, and never once raised his voice.He always managed to put me at ease when ever I was worried about doing something I'd never done before. David won't make you do something new unless he feels your ready for it, which is good if you were nervous like me. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with David and would definitely recommend him to anyone who's thinking about learning to drive.

Beth Williams
David is very good at keeping his students calm during the lessons. He always makes sure too tell you the good points and the bad points. I found the lessons very enjoyable. I passed 1st time... Thankyou David

Hollie Boxall
David is an excellent Driving Instructor, Really helpful, Patient and a really nice guy. I enjoyed all my lessons. Thanks David.

David Manning
David is extremely calm and helpful throughout the lessons, which helped me to keep calm. The LDC workbook was also very handy and the course helped me to pass first time. Thanks very much David.

Cameron Rodgers
My Lessons have been well used and I have been allowed to focus on what I believe needs to be worked on. David is a calm and considerate instructor. Thanks to David I passed Ist time.

Danni Weston
David has been a great instructor and taken me through everything slowly. I have learnt alot from the lessons and felt very comfortable with him. Thankyou David for all you help.

Will Brown
I Enjoyed the lessons and found them very useful. David explained all the manoeuvres very well. I felt comfortable in the car by the time I took my test. Thanks to David I passed My test 1st time.

Erika Hughes
I have really enjoyed my lessons with Dave. He is so calming and the lessons were great. I passed 1st time. Thanks Dave.

Ronni Sutton
Brilliant teacher, very calm and understanding and got me a pass, 2nd time and only 1 minor, Thankyou David.

Tom Edwards
Thanks David for all the help and support. The lessons have been great, with your help I passed 1st time. I would recommend David to anyone.

Matt Lockie
David is very good at keeping me calm and confident thoughout all my lessons, leading me all the way to passing my test 1st time. I recommend the courses to everyone.

Tasha Haycroft
David has helped me loads to achieve my goal of driving. He always helped me to think positively and perfect everything. The LDC workbook also helped me to go over things after learning them in the lessons. Thankyou David.

Ken Dube
Learning to drive with David was a very pleasant experience and one I won't forget. Although I had previously done lessons with another instructor, David helped me to learn all the ins and outs of becoming a good driver and I owe it all to him. Also, the LDC book he provided me with was very useful and filled all the gaps in my knowledge. I strongly recommend David as a driving instructor if you wish to pass first time and get good value for your money!

Megan White
I can't thank David enough for helping me pass my driving test. David was so calm within my lessons which made me comfortable behind the wheel. He was so patient, very encouraging and always gave me a confidence boost. After each lesson, Dave made me feel like I'd achieved something. Thanks to David, I managed to pass my driving test first time with only three minors.

Dom Cooper
David was the best driving instructor i could ever of wished for. He makes you feel so at ease and comfortable behind the wheel. I was supplied with the LDC workbook which i found really usefull. Thankyou so much for all the help.

Charlie Milton
David was a fantastic Driving Instructor. If you're looking for someone who would stay very calm, no matter what the situation is, or looking for someone who makes you feel completely comfortable by eradicating the pressures of learning to drive Dave is definitely the instructor for you. Providing all of the skills and the massive confidence boost that one would need to pass their driving test, plus continuing on after passing being a safe and efficient driver, David is one of the best instructors you could ever hope for. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons, which is why I think I learnt quickly.

Rich Bee
A big Thankyou to david for helping me pass my test with his patience and commitment. Also thank you for agreeing to come on the test with me which kept me calm and meant he could see how his hard work paid off. I would recommend David all day every day.

Nicole Hanna
I have recently passed my driving test with David and I couldn't be happier! I decided to book an intense course of 15 hours with my test at the end of it and this was the best way for me to learn. David was an excellent instructor; he was so patient and encouraging and really made my lessons enjoyable. David was so flexible with my lessons and really worked around what was best for me but each lesson was structured and I knew exactly what I was going to achieve by the end of it. I would definately recommend David to learn to drive with and will be telling many of my friends about his lessons and courses. Because of David's teaching skills and his support I passed after the 15 hours 1st time!

Terry Davidson
David is a very good instructor, He's patient and calm, putting you at ease from the moment you get in his car. We soon found a pace to work at that suited me down to the ground, with him pointing out any areas that needed improvement. Thanks to David I passed first time.

Ellie Newman
My driving instructor David Balchin Is a brilliant instructor, he gave me all the materials and lessons I needed to prepare me for my test. I passed first time with 4 minor faults.