"Learning to drive was so different compared to what I was expecting. I always went out with my parents and saw how people drove. I thought it would be a breeze as you didn’t see many people mess up, but it was much different in the skills you had to know. Scott was always so patient with how he taught and he knew how to calm me down if I got stressed at all. I would recommend you to others because off the way you knew how to help me in certain different situations (obviously I don’t know how other instructors do it), but I thought it was amazing how I learnt a lot quicker than I thought. I honestly can’t think of anything that you could have done better. I drove to Lakeside today on the M25!"
Customer Reviews Dartford Beth T
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because it had the highest rating in my area. Learning to drive was much less stressful than I expected and I enjoyed the experience. I liked Dave's teaching methods because he stayed very calm when I was doing things wrong and he was very easy to talk to. I also really appreciated his constant positivity and the way he really helped me to believe in myself when I was struggling. I would definitely recommend you to a friend. I don't think I could have found a better instructor. I found that I progressed very quickly and I liked that when I was worried about something, you would really help me work on it. I honestly can't think of anything that you could have done better. Thank you for being so understanding Dave, and thank you for your help- I don't think I could have done it without you!"
Customer Reviews Dartford Maria B
"We chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because my sister Lauren used them and she really liked it. It took me a long time to get used to everything and get confident enough. I originally expected it to be tough and hard. Graham's teaching methods were really good and they helped me understand what had to be done and how to do everything. It made it a lot simpler! I would recommend you to others as the instructors are nice and easy to get on with. They're helpful and they give you lots of extra information on the website which can be good. Nothing could have been done better as it was perfect."
Customer Reviews Dartford Alex G
"To be honest, I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as we have moved to the area recently and we saw their cars out and about. I have driven previously, but not for 10 years! I would say I’m a nervous driver, but my Driving Instructor Colin made me feel at ease in the car, so the experience wasn’t so scary. He offered great teaching, straight talking, simple instructions broken down into small pieces that I eventually got and remembered. I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School and Colin as they're a great team with reasonable prices that worked around my availability of only being able to drive after work. Nothing could have been done better. You believed in my driving before I did and I passed first time with your help. Many thanks again- it’s the prefect wedding present and will definitely be going in my speech that I have actually passed my test!"
Customer Reviews Dartford Robert P
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because my sister took her lessons with them and had a good experience. I had lessons a few years before, so knew what to expect, but I just wanted to take my time. I found both instructors teaching methods really clear and they allowed me to go at my own pace. I would recommend you to others because you're good teachers and on the ball with booking lessons and my test. Nothing could have been done better- I am happy with everything."
Customer Reviews Dartford Daniel M
"I found the overall experience of learning to drive challenging but rewarding, as I progressed fairly quickly. I had driven before so knew what to expect. Simon provided handy tips that helped me nail certain manoeuvres, which will stick with me for a long time. He allowed me to do what I felt I needed to do or needed more practice on, and he helped me improve on anything I thought I was struggling with. I would recommend you to others as I never had any issues, as I was able to pass first time. I cant think of any improvements."
Customer Reviews Dartford Helena B
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as I had a recommendation from a family member who passed and loved learning with them. Learning to drive is very different to what I thought it would be. There is so much to learn and it is difficult at first, but with the right instructor and practice it becomes really enjoyable. Lucy's teaching methods were amazing. Little tips and tricks that helped me with things like reverse bay parking and parallel parking, and eventually I learnt to enjoy them instead of fear them! She always helped calm me down when faced with tricky situations, and when I got flustered she knew exactly what to say to help me. Really enjoyable lessons. I definitely would recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to my friends because I had such an enjoyable time learning. Driving should be something you look forward to doing and not something you worry about, and that's exactly what I experienced with Lucy. Nothing could have been done better- it was perfect!"
Customer Reviews Dartford Ruby B
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because searching online they had the best reviews and everyone seemed happy with their service. Also, I watched the video on the website comparing pros and cons of using cheaper Driving Schools. Learning to drive was actually fun and I enjoyed the process. Seeing improvements each day gave me more confidence. This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for my Driving Instructor Neil C, who was great. His methods were perfect! Nothing was a rush. I could take my time and didn't feel under any pressure to ask questions or go over things I was unsure on. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Mock tests were really helpful, including more than one manoeuvre helped experience and driving confidence. Going over weaknesses, but not for too long, prevents boredom as negativity. Rating each manoeuvre myself was a very good idea and a reminder of improvements. I would definitely recommend the intensive course to anyone through Matt Shurmer Driving School as their communication and teaching is superb. I cannot fault the school. The immediate response from everyone was great and Neil C made my lessons enjoyable and I could not have done it without him, passing first time in 5 days with no previous driving experience!"
Customer Reviews Dartford Phoebe C
"The most important criteria when choosing my Driving Instructor/School was the success rate of the instructor and their price and availability of lessons. Learning to drive was easier than I expected, as I received a lot of guidance. Gavin's teaching methods were very good. They were easy to understand and I received good feedback. I would recommend you to others as I passed in a good time and enjoyed the lessons, which made learning to drive as easy as possible. Nothing could have been done better."
Customer Reviews Dartford Cameron S
"I cannot recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School enough. The lessons I have had with Neil C has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. He was very calm and reassuring which is helpful for a first time driver who was nervous to be on the road. Punctual and willing to give as many lessons and as much time as needed."
Customer Reviews Dartford Victoria J
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as it came recommended to me. For me, learning to drive was great from the start, made even better with Neil as my instructor. Neil made learning very easy for me, due to his way of simply allowing me to work out how to drive by myself, yet still helping me with parts that he could see I was struggling on. Not only this, but I initially expected lessons to be quiet and only about the driving. However, with Neil, the atmosphere was much more relaxed and friendly, with us having conversations about much more than just driving, which allowed me to really enjoy the lessons every week. When it came to my test, Neil was great with the way that he prepared me and I could clearly see how long he had been instructing for, as I felt extremely well prepared for it. I would thoroughly recommend both Neil and Matt Shurmer Driving School and already have to some of my friends."
Customer Reviews Dartford Oliver L
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because it was the most affordable of all the Driving Schools which we found. Learning to drive was a lot more pleasant and a lot less stressful then I had imagined. I enjoyed Lee's teaching methods. He was very laid back and made sure that I corrected my mistakes which sped up my learning. He always boosted my confidence. I would recommend you to others because of the friendly instructors and manageable lesson prices. Nothing as far as I’m concerned could have been done better- it was an all round pleasant experience."
Customer Reviews Dartford Maya W
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because I saw many great reviews and realised that they had a unique approach to teaching driving- understanding theory and applying it, not just skills. Learning to drive wasn't just driving around quiet roads for weeks. Neil made sure I did something new every week and this is why I was able to learn quickly. Neil was amazing. He was very understanding and patient. I really appreciated that he always wanted to know what I thought and then we would work together to achieve a common goal. This made me feel valued and also increased my confidence about my driving and helped me to take ownership of my driving. Neil was more of a life coach most times and helped me to understand myself better so that we could deal with the mental barriers affecting my confidence when driving. He was really good at identifying exactly what the issues were and by the next lesson he would come back with a solution to help me understand something better. Neil was really passionate about making sure I didn't over think and came up with so many unique methods just to help me understand. Neil knew I wanted to pass within six months and worked tirelessly with me from September to February 2019, helping me pass my driving test first time. Neil was very supported and also very intuitive when it comes to understanding his students. He sees you as an individual and helps you understand driving for yourself in your own unique way. I would recommend Neil 100% to anyone- he is literally the best! I would recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to anyone because I felt that Matt was very professional and handled every concern promptly, plus he always had a helpful solution."
Customer Reviews Dartford Alex K
"The most important criteria for choosing my Driving School was that I wanted a Women Driving Instructor with good reviews and availability. Learning to drive wasn't as scary as what I expected. Karen's teaching methods were very clear. She was supportive and reassured me that I am not in the minority with any things I was doing wrong. I would recommend you to others as I always felt really comfortable and happy, and we went at the pace I needed. No improvements are needed."
Customer Reviews Dartford Emma W
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because fortunately my Mum is one of the Driving Instructors at Matt Shurmer Driving School. Learning to drive was easier than I expected when it came to certain aspects. Lucy's teaching methods were good. She explained things well. I would recommend you to my friends because I enjoyed my learning experience. Nothing could have been done better."
Customer Reviews Dartford Jessica G
"We chose Matt Shurmer Driving School through a recommendation from a friend. I completely didn’t know what to expect when I started learning to drive, then as soon as I started learning, I realised it isn’t so scary. Neil’s teaching methods were very helpful and made even basic learning parts fun. He put a lot of trust in me which helped me to drive a lot more confidently. I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to my friends as I enjoyed my lessons a lot and was given the support I needed. I haven’t really got any suggestions for any improvements."
Customer Reviews Dartford Phoebe L
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because of high recommendations from my friends. My driving instructor really helped me learn how to drive as I was nervous at the start. Simon has a very efficient way of teaching. I would 100% recommend you to others as I passed quick and easy from Simon's teaching. Nothing at all could have been done better."
Customer Reviews Dartford Scott C
"My parents chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as they had been recommended to them by friends. Learning to drive was a lot easier than I thought it would be and it was kind of weird at first. Neil's teaching methods were great. He's not too strict or naggy when I did something wrong, and he let me listen to the radio while driving. It was a great laugh and the way you taught the manoeuvres was good because you broke each part down. I would recommend you to others because the instructors are great and they can fit you in around your busy schedule. I don’t know of anything that could have been done better. Thank you for helping me get this pass - I’m so happy!"
Customer Reviews Dartford Amy B
"I heard about Matt Shurmer Driving School from a family friend and they recommended them to me. I found learning to drive a bit harder than I expected. Dean's teaching methods were good. He was strict but fair, and was always putting the safety on the road first. I would recommend you to others as I think that the instructors are flexible and can adjust to everyone’s style of learning, whilst also getting through the syllabus as quickly as possible for each person. There’s not really anything I can think of that could have been done better."
Customer Reviews Dartford Elliott L
"Initially I came across Matt Shurmer Driving School from a Google search when looking for "Best Driving School in Bexleyheath Area". Looking at the testimonials and having experienced the service 1st hand, I'm happy to report that Google has it spot on! Learning to drive was very enjoyable and a bit more involved than what I initially thought, having come from driving a motorbike. Lessons were always well thought out and planned, and always took my input and confidence levels into consideration when deciding what to practise and learn. Kelly's teaching methods were brilliant. She was always very considerate to my needs and wants, as well as being a great person to talk to as well. I felt at ease throughout my lessons and even to a certain degree, on my test, which is nothing short of a miracle! We always had clear goals and her instructions we clear and concise throughout. I can honestly say without her expert help and assistance, we may very well have had a different result today - thank you! I would recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School and especially Kelly. The service has been flawless from my 1st contact, to passing my test today. The flexibility of the lesson times, days and durations are great, and one of the few that I could actually make. You put me at ease and left me feeling confident and looking forward to subsequent lessons. Honestly, nothing could have been done better. I've had a great experience with Matt Shurmer Driving School as a company and even more so with my Instructor Kelly who is honestly amazing!"
Customer Reviews Dartford Neil W
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because I wanted a good instructor with good prices and good reviews/reputation. Learning to drive was harder than I expected, but Gavin’s teaching methods were excellent, so it became much easier and I enjoyed every lesson. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. He was so reassuring, patient and made me feel at ease, and he believed in me even when I didn’t believe and I couldn’t have done it without him. I will miss our lessons. I will be recommending you to others because of the brilliant teaching which made driving enjoyable. Nothing could have been done better."
Customer Reviews Dartford Libby M
"The main reason I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School was because it had good reviews online and they were a local company. Learning to drive was more difficult than I originally expected it to be due to anxiety, but I eventually overcame this as I got more confident in my driving. Graham’s teaching methods were really good. He is very professional, gives very detailed explanations of manoeuvres and road safety and provided encouragement to build my confidence in driving every lesson. I would recommend you to others as Graham is an excellent instructor who always arrived early for the lessons so we could review what manoeuvres to practice. Nothing could have been done better."
Customer Reviews Dartford Isabelle W