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I’m writing this as a Dad of 2 boys who have learnt with Damon – he has been brilliant! Our first son had a difficult time with a previous instructor but Damon boosted his confidence in no time and he passed after only 2 lessons- Our second son is loving his lessons too and is making great progress- thanks so much! Jess in the office is super efficient too so an excellent company all round – I would highly recommend

Glyn, Exeter


Louise is a great instructor. She is straight to the point and explains everything clearly. She also gets you to think about something you have done or haven’t done to make sure you know why something has happened, or to make sure you understand the rules of the road, and the understanding of the car

James, Cornwall


Having taken quite a few lessons with a previous instructor who was not very patient nor invested in his work, I was starting to lose hope that I’d ever be able to get my driver’s license. However, once I had my first lesson with Nirmal in Reading, everything changed for the best. She has a lot of patience, takes the time to explain everything clearly and regularly, and is just all around positive and nice, which makes you feel more confident in yourself. I passed first time! Still cannot believe it.

I’m really very grateful for all of the good advice that Nirmal gave me during our lessons. My only regret is that I didn’t start taking my lessons with her from the beginning and avoid all that unnecessary stress and demotivation. I would highly recommend Nirmal to anyone looking for lessons in Reading! 🙂

Irina, Reading


I passed first time with my instructor Louise, she really helped me right from the start and kept me calm during lessons and before the test.
I would highly recommend her to anyone learning to drive

Kaia, Penzance


Thanks to james i was able to pass my driving test first time. He was so helpful and made me feel optimistic that i could pass my test. I Would definitely recommend 🙂

Emily, Plymouth


Louise was a fantastic instructor. I really don’t think I could have done it without her. She was supportive and caring in every aspect, all the way along. Would definitely recommend without hesitation

Peter, Cornwall


Louise is fantastic, I struggled from the off with anxiety about driving and everything that could go wrong, Louise was very patient and helped me through that. Thank you

Hayley, Cornwall


Really enjoyed my lessons with Nirmal and had a great time learning with her! I was really lucky to find her after having had bad experiences with other instructors. She’s very patient and friendly throughout, reliable and also great at explaining things clearly and concisely. Not only she helped me pass the test, but she gave me the skills I needed to be a safe driver for life. All in all, an excellent instructor! Can’t recommend her enough!

Beatrice, Reading


I had Nim as my driving instructor very comfortable to learn with and can have a laugh. Due to Nim I was able to pass first time. He would always increase my confidence and have the best techniques of driving. Thanks a lot Nim mate I really appreciate it

Muhammad, Reading


I had 10 hours of lessons with driving instructor Mark, having some previous driving experience, I managed to pass first time which was amazing (Portsmouth). Mark was extremely kind and patient, when it came to the teaching side of things, but in general he is such a lovely guy. Having an instructor who makes u feel comfortable in the car with all with the added pressures of the road, is definitely a great addition. His teaching skills, be it he was a new instructor, was brilliant. I couldn’t have personally asked for any better. He was also very flexible too.The company is great as well, whenever I needed to cancel or change my lessons I was quickly messaged back to confirm these changes. Their automated system of sending a reminding message of my time slot and date of was also very helpful. Would definitely recommend this company.

Christian, Portsmouth


Ash was the best driving instructor. Really helped me conquer my fear of driving.
I had to pass in a very tight time frame for my new job and we did it!

Charlie, Exeter


I would absolutely recommend Allan as a driving instructor, he made me feel very comfortable and the lessons were both fun and informative; he helped me to work on my mistakes but didn’t let me dwell on them, which really helped me build my confidence. I managed to pass with just two minors and couldn’t have done it without him!



I am hereby saying a huge thank you to Tony. He has been the best driving instructor I could wish for.
Tony has been able to guide me throughout my learning phase. He has been very patient with me and has been able to help me build confidence in my driving.
Tony did not just train me to drive, but he also prepared me with what to expect on the test.
Learning to drive became easier with Tony and he always made sure that I got opportunities to correct any mistakes that I made during the process.
Great job Tony. Thanks ever so much. So pleased with passing my test.



Today I passed my test first time my instructor tony was a very good instructor and was very knowledgable and gave me loads of support to enable me to pass my driving test for the first time I am really happy and I would recommend him to others as an instructor I would like to thank you him so much for the effort he put in with me



Definitely 5 stars to Tony Hislop my instructor and to the rest of the team. He is very competent , kind and patient. Today I passed my driving exam first time!!!



I would like to give big thank you to Tony. My instructor who is professional, patient and calm. I passed my test today with 1st time passed! Thanks again to Tony 🙂



I would like to say a massive thank you to Tony for teaching me automatic. Today i took my test and passed first time. Tony is a brilliant instructor i cannot fault him in any way

Dave Smith


I would just like to say a massive thank you to Tony Hislop. Great driving instructor, very patient and professional. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is a nervous driver and doesn’t have much confidence. Thank you for helping me pass!

Dayna Blake


I just wanted to say a massive thank you to both 1st 4 Driving and Tony! He is an absolutely great instructor and made me feel completely at ease from day one. When I started driving a few months ago, I didn’t even know how to steer a car.. But Tony built my confidence and skills up and now I enjoy driving. He has also been really flexible with the days/times I can do my lessons, which I’m so grateful for! Today I passed my test and I couldn’t be happier! So thank you, Tony!



I passed my practical test! It was a rainy day, already getting a bit dark, but that was not a problem for me. Thanks to my instructor’s patience with an old guy like me (I’m almost getting into the 40s), I was able to improve my skills and learn all the differences between driving in the UK and in Brazil – we drive at the right side of the road in Brazil 🙂. She is a really great instructor and also a extraordinary person. After a few lessons I learned how to be a safe, good driver and also all the hints to do well during the test without getting nervous

One more time, thanks for everything!

Ricardo de Azambuja


I Passed my test first time after only 19 lessons with my instructor, who was one of the nicest people I have ever met, and was an incredible instuctor, very calm and helpful! I would definitely recommend them to anyone, they were amazing! Thanks:)

Becky Wardle


I am another success story thanks to 1st 4 Driving! I passed my test today after having just 6 lessons with the great & patient instructor. She is very helpful and genuinely cares about her pupils learning. My experience with this company and my instructor have been brilliant. I will continue to highly recommend her in the future. Thank you so much for helping this American girl get legal in England!

Stacy Wright


I usually check for reviews, but this time my husband booked me in for driving lessons with 1st4driving and I had no idea or expectations on how it was going to be. He just said: ‘Sofia, you are booked for driving lessons and you start x day, at x time, I’ll look after our baby’ I had no idea who was the instructor, male or female, nothing!, as he did everything for me.
What a nice surprise when she turned up!
The lessons from the beginning were just great, they were worth every penny, we focused on my weak points and practiced my strong points.She is very professional, and made me feel so confident to the point I preferred her to come to the test with me. And I passed!! First attempt!!
I will definitely recommend her and 1st 4 Driving, as I had very good experience.



What a great instructor. She is great, she helped me so much to pass my test. She is a star in her own right. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much!

Gary Holding


So happy that i passed my driving test first time, my driving instructor was really helpful and kept my nerves at ease. Would highly recommend!



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