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"I started my driving lesson with Matt in Sidcup SE9 earlier on this year in June.
I've tried a few places in the past and never felt much confidence or progression as I have with Matt.
He really pushes you to believe in yourself and encourages you while be patient and understanding which really helped me with my nerves and confidence- something I struggle with.
Today I passed first time with only 2 minors. I honestly can’t thank Matt enough.
I will be recommending him to everyone I cross paths with who want to learn to drive!"
"I did driving lessons with Matt and I am based in Locksbottom, Orpington BR6. I could not speak more highly of Matt as a driving instructor.
He has massively built up my confidence and taught me so much. Matt was always on time, had great communication with me with booking lessons and always answered any questions I had.
I would recommend Matt to anybody who is looking for an automatic driving instructor who is understanding, patient and an all round excellent teacher. He has truly changed my perspective on driving."
"I had my driving lessons with Matt, I'm based in Bromley SE9 . The last couple of years (as lockdown put a hold of things) I have been recommended by a few people to learn to drive with Matt and boy was they not wrong.
This has now given me a new lease of life. I will enjoy my independence it will give me. I liked Matt's patience with me.
At times I felt like I couldn't do things but he put faith in me to achieve them. I would 100% recommend him as he was highly competent at his job. Thank you so much Matt."
"Matt Shurmer…..great guy.
All I have to say is that this is the best driving instructor you could hope for, constant laughs, constructive feedback and great value for money.
Seriously thanks Matt."
"I started my driving lessons around 2 years ago, before Covid began. So after a long time of waiting and a lot of hassle with Covid it was amazing to have such an organised and supporting instructor like Matt to get me through.
Trying to get a test in Sidcup (DA14) was a nightmare because of the back log so Matt Shurmer was the perfect instructor to get me through my test 1st time and ready to drive. With my job, driving allows me to achieve so much more, the freedom opens up a world of opportunities and I will thoroughly recommend Matt Shurmer to everyone and anyone I can!"
"I really enjoyed having driving lessons with Matt Shurmer in Orpington (BR5).
He helped me build confidence in myself and in my driving ability. With his calm nature and patient teaching I was able to pass my test first time!
I would highly recommend having Matt as a driving instructor and I am thankful for everything he has helped me to achieve!
Thank you again!"
"Matt is always very patient and encouraging, and really made the effort to understand the areas of driving I was concerned about and gave exceptional guidance, noteworthy constructive advice and really helped to build my confidence with driving. I felt able to ask 'silly questions' and he has a great way of explaining things- he also has a great sense of humour! He really helped me understand where my mistakes were and ensured I corrected them before my test. I strongly recommend him as an Instructor, I past first time with minimal faults! Couldn’t have done it without you Matt!!!"
"I live in the BR5 area and have just passed my driving test at Bromley test centre. I started driving lessons with Matt in April after I wasn’t getting on with my previous instructor. Matt made me feel immediately comfortable and my confidence in my driving grew from our very first lesson. Matt is always punctual and professional but also very friendly and puts you at ease when nervous. He communicates all lesson times and does his upmost to fit you in at a time that suits you. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with Matt to anyone in the area. Thanks Matt for helping me pass my test so quickly."
"I started my driving lessons with Matt in 2019 when I moved to the Orpington area. I have had a wonderful experience throughout! Matt has been amazing, very patient, supportive and flexible with lesson times when needed. I definitely wasn't the easiest of students, but Matt was a fantastic teacher and I finally passed! I would highly recommend! Thanks Matt for all your help!"
"Thank you so much for teaching me to drive. I honestly thought I’d need 15-20 lessons however thanks to your clear instructions, patience and making everything sound so simple and enjoyable I have today driven on my own for the first time in over 30years!! I cannot recommend you enough to anyone else learning to drive. Once again thank you!"
"Matt was a great driving instructor, with his help I was able to pass on my first test effort with minimal faults!
Highly recommended to anyone looking for an instructor in the Bromley area.
"I took my automatic driving lessons in Swanley BR8 and I was absolutely blown away with Matt and his teaching skills. I passed my test first time with 0 faults – something I never thought possible. Matt brings a lovely mix of friendliness & professionalism. When I started learning to drive I started in a manual car and I felt really unconfident. I spoke to Matt to say I wasn’t sure if I didn’t enjoy driving or if it was because I couldn’t get along with the clutch. Matt took me out for a trial to see how I was in an automatic and we got along instantly and I felt confident learning to drive with him. Matt has a true talent for teaching people how to drive, he breaks everything down into easily manageable chunks so he doesn’t overwhelm you and gets you to repeat it until you’re confident. He didn’t teach me to pass my test, he taught me to be a confident driver and I couldn’t have done it without him. Matt is also great value for money, the knowledge he gives you and the extra’s e.g. help passing your theory test are really useful. I have no doubt if I hadn’t learnt to drive with Matt I would have given up learning to drive."
"My driving lessons in Swanley BR8 with Matt were very beneficial. I lack self- confidence and Matt really helped with that, by being very patient and making lessons fun.
There have been times when I have wanted to give up but Matt gave me so much encouragement. I would highly recommend him to family or friends because his teaching methods are great. he explains what you have to do well, and he pushes you to reach your full potential."
"I had tried driving lessons with an instructor a few years ago and was completely put off by the experience, but decided to give driving a second chance when I moved to Orpington (BR5). Having had such a negative experience previously Matt was very understanding and extremely patient with me. He pushed me to do my best and was full of positivity when I doubted myself. I passed my test today first time, and I can honestly say it's all down to Matt and his amazing guidance. Now I can drive it's opened up a whole new world of freedom and even allowed me to achieve my dream job which requires me to have a driving license. It was also a bonus for me that Matt offered an NHS discount. If you're thinking about driving lessons I'd absolutely recommend him! I used to dread driving lessons before I met Matt (and have nightmares about driving), and now everytime I know I'm getting in the car I'm excited. My confidence has grown in such a dramatic way and I can't thank Matt enough!"
"The reasons behind me choosing Matt Shurmer Driving School were due to the local reviews and recommendations on social media were fantastic. The thought of learning to drive was absolutely terrifying to me but after my first couple of lessons with Matt I felt this was something I could achieve with his patience and guidance. The nerves stayed with me throughout but had it not have been for his confidence in me I would have given up. Matt was fantastic! He was calm and clear with instructions. If I made a mistake he would simply get me out of the error and then talk it through explaining how to approach it next time. Matt would also highlight when I had done something well which was a huge encouragement. I would absolutely recommend you. For anyone learning to drive I believe Matts way of making you feel at ease behind the wheel is half the battle over for nervous students like myself. Information and instructions were given in such a clear and concise way that it was never overloaded and makes the learning process relaxed and even enjoyable! There is nothing to change- keep doing exactly what you are doing!"
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as I’ve heard and read many great reviews.
I was very nervous about learning to drive- however Matt made me feel very calm and I learnt new strategies which really helped my confidence and ability to drive.
Matt was brilliant and really made my confidence come out. I was taught different methods which really helped and were easy to remember.
I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School as I had a lot of help with different methods and things to help calm my nerves and I also passed with the great help from Matt.
I couldn't fault anything- I think I’ve had a brilliant experience!"
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School due to the good/positive reviews on social media. I had great communication from my first enquiry.
My learning to drive experience was really easy and smooth. Matt was great- he pushed me to my best and I felt progress from the first lesson. I'd 100% recommend you.
I felt Matt took the time to understand why I wanted to drive and made sure I did the best to ensure I reached the goal. I felt at ease for the get go and was given the confidence from the first drive. I couldn’t recommend him enough."
"I was recommended Matt Shumer Driving School by many friends of mine who have passed with them. I was very scared of driving before joining but with the fantastic help from Matt and his great teaching skills I felt confident and relaxed. I will definitely be recommending Matt Shurmer Driving School! Thank you for all your help!"
“I chose to go with Matt Shurmer Driving School as a friend recommended them to me. They also had good reviews and had reasonably priced bundles of lessons compared to some other schools. Learning to drive was as I expected.
My Driving Instructor Matt was good and I picked it up quickly. The teaching method was good and I liked how I could practice things I wasn't as confident on, rather than having a set thing per lesson. I liked how they were quite flexible with times for booking lessons too. I would recommend to a friend as I passed my test first time, and enjoyed learning with Matt Shurmer Driving School.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School due to the convenient location and the feedback seen on the internet. Learning to drive was very much as expected, but as I was not a beginner I had to work on old bad habits. Matt was very good- patient and helpful. I would recommend you as the instructor was good and took time to explain everything. He also explained what to expect and advised as much as possible if I was ready for the driving test or not. He recommended more lessons when needed and was flexible around my working time too. The school was helpful and supportive and everything was fixed very quickly by them when required.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because my daughter passed with him back in April. Matt’s teaching was very good.
He made me feel very comfortable and confident on my lessons. I would most definitely recommend Matt Shurmer and his driving school.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School due to my brothers using this amazing school, both passing first time. I had the expectation that driving would be much harder than it actually is. I began to love it within the first couple of lessons. Matt’s teaching methods and patience put you as an individual at ease and allows you to learn efficiently. I would absolutely recommend Matt Shurmer to family and friends as I do not believe that there is anything that could have been improved, Matt is totally experienced and I passed first time!”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because it was recommended by a friend. Learning to drive was better than I thought it would be and I enjoyed the lessons. Matt worked well through clear instructions, and helped me to rein back my speed and had a beneficial impact towards my driving. I would recommend you because I had a really good experience with friendly helpful staff.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because I read good reviews on Google and also someone recommended the school on the Nextdoor app who gave me your number.
You definitely exceeded my expectations, you were respectful of my timing and kept track my progress.
Matt's teaching methods were structured and innovative at the same time. I was impressed how you fixed my parallel parking at the first go and loved how you prepared me for test especially the reverse bay parking :) And definitely the mind training!
I would definitely recommend you. I feel the overall experience was very professional and I definitely felt you were 100% devoted to get me over the line.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because they were very local to me and also I had seen many of their vehicles around on the roads-more than any other driving school.
Learning to drive with Matt was really great. He made me feel very relaxed and comfortable every single lesson and even on the morning of the test. Towards the end I felt more like I was going out for a drive with one of my friends rather than a driving lesson.
Matt's methods were great. If I made a mistake he would be sure to explain why its wrong and how to improve it with great detail so I fully understood what I did. He also made sure that you know when you have done something well. I would 100% recommend you to friends and family. For the simple reason of feeling so calm and relaxed while driving.
The atmosphere was always really great. I honestly can't think of anything to improve. Everything was spot on and I'm really pleased with the whole experience.”
“I was looking for a driving school/instructor for my driving lessons. I went online and started checking the reviews of various local driving schools. Matt Shurmer Driving school stood apart as it had most 5 star reviews and excellent testimonials. I was really pleased to read those reviews and so many positive results. So, I decided to give it a go and now having passed my exam with one fault, couldn’t have asked for more. Overall, my learning experience has been brilliant. I think, in my case apart from being able to drive, being confident during driving was also one of the goals. The patient and positive approach by Matt really helped me overcome my doubts and pass my driving test. Matt has a very positive persona and it reflects on his teaching methods. Be it manoeuvres or roundabouts, Matt is always patient and offers positive feedback. He never loses his cool and is very good at motivating and building the essential confidence required as a new driver. I would recommend you to my friends. Whenever someone decides to take driving lessons, it’s a big commitment on their time and money. Having gone through this process successfully with Matt, I would recommend my friends to take lessons from Matt. I am confident that with Matt’s positive and professional attitude, he will them get full value for their time and money that they decide to spend on their driving. Honestly, I got more than what I had expected, can't think of anything else that could have been done better. Thanks a lot for preparing me for my driving exam and helping pass the same.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because my sister passed first time with them. Learning to drive was much more enjoyable and fun than what I first thought- also first starting it wasn’t as complicated or as nerve wracking as I anticipated.
Matt's teaching methods were really calm and helped me learn really easily- you made the lessons fun and I looked forwards to having them.
You helped me get over my low confidence and driving anxiety from being so calm and approachable to talk about being nervous.
I would recommend to my friends because the quality of teaching is really high and it helped me, my sister and my brother to all pass first time.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because I was new to the area and didn't know which driving school would be the best. On researching the driving schools around Orpington I noticed that Matt Shurmer Driving school had very good reviews. When I emailed to inquire about the availability and structure of the lessons, I received a comprehensive response almost immediately! The initial contact was very positive. I initially had a few lessons with a manual car but I decided to switch to automatic. I didn't know what to expect but the personalised teaching approach made it easy for me to progress well with learning. Once in the driver's seat for the first time the experience is totally different. I was nervous and didn't have confidence but Matt was very reassuring and encouraging which instilled confidence in me. Matt's teaching methods are easy to follow, remember and apply. He's very professional, motivating, gives credit where its due and he's very patient with learners and understands that people learn differently. He is also flexible with his lesson times should the need arise and is always punctual for lessons. He communicates effectively and in good time. Without a doubt I would recommend Matt and Matt's Shurmer Driving School to anyone looking for value for their money and for solid training in the fundamentals of driving. I can't think of anything you could have done differently. Please keep producing more good drivers:-).”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as my girlfriend had used your services and recommended me to do so.
I was honestly really worried about driving and Matt restored my confidence. Learning to drive went one million times better then I ever expected.
Matt’s teaching methods were great, constantly giving me advice on what to do in each situation and getting me used to any situation that could occur on the road. He thoroughly went though everything I had to do to improve.
I would recommend you to anyone who asks, mainly because learning to drive went so much better then I thought it ever would. The way your method of teaching gives the learner confidence is great. I had no issues at all with Matt Shurmer Driving School and am so happy I chose you.”
“I found Matt Shurmer Driving School through Google. I’m really pleased I chose to go with Matt because he made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
I’m quite a nervous person, and Matt always calmed me and reassured me that I was doing good. I can’t thank Matt enough for all he has taught me- I’ve already recommended him to my mum! Thanks Matt!”
“I decided to approach Matt Shurmer Driving School as they had great reviews. Matt was my instructor and he was very supportive all the time! He was always very patient and understanding if it took me more than once to get something right! Lessons were well structured! Matt’s teaching methods were easy to grasp! I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School and would 100% recommend Matt as driving instructor! He’s absolutely amazing!!”
“I found Matt on Facebook which is 5 star rating in Orpington area. Matt replied to me very quickly. I was pleased to be learning to drive with Matt. It was the best experience compared with other instructors I had before.
Matt was very easy to understand and working really well. Yes, I would definitely recommend you.”
“I had seen Matt Shurmer around a lot and also had 2 friends who had used them before, both highly recommending them. I always expected that learning how to drive was going to be difficult for me as I am heavy handed and have very little coordination. I started by leaning in a manual and quickly realised that I would be more suited with auto, as it would be one less thing to worry about. Once I stared leaning auto with Matt, I was much more comfortable. His positive approach built up my confidence and I was finding somethings easier than I thought they would be. Matt was a very positive teacher that made me feel comfortable with little worries. Some aspects that I was finding hard with other teachers, like manoeuvres, he broke down into small easy steps that made it much easier and less daunting. I will defiantly be recommending Matt Shurmer to anyone looking to drive. They have great instructors that have made learning to driving fun and a lot simpler than I thought it would be. Once again thank you so much for all your help, you made it a lot easier than I thought it would be. I got there in the end.”
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because it had become highly recommended by a number of friends and offered automatic lessons. I was extremely nervous to start but learning to drive on an automatic really helped overcome the nerves.
Despite being nervous, Matt was able to put me at ease with his calm demeanour, effective instructing and great conversations. Matt was always firm but fair. He never sugar- coated when I made mistakes but he was also quick to mention when I had done well. It was a great balance between praise and understanding my own mistakes which created an incredibly productive learning environment.
Learning to drive with Matt has made me enjoy driving and become a more confident driver than I thought possible. My experience and those of my friends have all been so positive that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Matt to anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to drive."
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as they offered automatic lessons. It was the best decision I could have made because my instructor Matt, was fantastic.
He is a wonderful teacher who is patient, reassuring and made me feel like I could achieve.
There were a few wobbly moments but he wasn’t phased and helped me overcome them quickly.
Matt is a really lovely man and I am so grateful to him for helping me pass my test first time. Thank you Matt for everything!”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because everyone I spoke to about learning to drive had a very positive experience with Matt.
I thought Matt’s method of teaching was great. I learned at a good pace and never felt uncomfortable in the lessons.
Matt made it quite clear on a lesson to lesson basis what I’d done well and not so well. I would definitely recommend you.
After speaking to people who learned elsewhere it seems I had the best experience.”
"I chiose to learn with Matt because I saw his website online and all the good reviews, so chose him. Learning to drive was a lot more in-depth then I thought!
Matt's teaching was excellent! Really friendly, patient and helpful! I definitely would recommend! Really great service!
Everything was good!"
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because it was a well established, reliable, flexible, reasonably priced company in the area I was based. I was also very impressed on their response time when I contacted them in regards to taking me on for lessons. All the information you could need is clearly stated on their website. I enjoyed learning to drive! My driving instructor Matt took my previous experience into consideration and worked alongside me to help me progress further and pass my test quickly. He was very supportive throughout. The experience was better than expected. Matt's teaching methods were very straightforward and easy to grasp. He was always very patient and understanding if it took me more than once or twice to get something right. He always gave good explanations as to why we did or didnt need to do something keeping the process fun and lighthearted with some bad dad jokes along the way. I have already recommended the driving school and Matt in particular to five individuals who are interested in learning to drive within the next year and will continue to give credit where its due. I cant help but sing Matt's praises enough and couldn't fault him and his commitment. I may be biased but I cant think of anything that could have been handled better.”
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because it had very good customer reviews. Learning to drive made me feel very nervous but when I joined this driving school I felt very calm due to a very calm driving instructor. Matt’s teaching methods helped me very much and it made everything seem easier. I am very happy with what I have learnt. 100% I would recommend you to a friend. Excellent customer service, very calm during lessons. There’s not anything else to do better I would say I am very happy with everything and excellent service. I would give Matt Shurmer Driving School 5 stars. Thank you for your help.”
"I was recommended to Matt by a friend who suggested him to me. Matt made my driving lot easier me to learn with his great patience. There is no doubt- his teaching methods are absolutely fantastic.
I would definitely recommend to my friends and family to learn with a safe and experienced instructor like Matt. I would say you are absolutely marvellous.
Thank you so much once again for your patience.
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because of the reviews I saw about it when looking for driving lessons. Learning to drive was a steady climb where I improved each lesson. I thought that the process would be a lot more difficult with pitfalls however this was not the case.
Matt's teaching methods were very effective at explaining aspects of driving. Matt used different scenarios to explain flaws in my driving which I could build upon.
I would recommend Matt to all of my friends because of his friendliness and the effective teaching methods used. I cannot think of anything that needed improving with the service that I was provided."
“I chose Matt Shurmer because I liked what was written on the website about automatic driving. Learning to drive was similar to what I expected. Matt was a brilliant teacher.
I felt completely at ease and when I did something wrong I didn't feel embarrassed. I would definitely recommend Matt to my friends. I enjoyed the style of teaching and felt supported. The easy to change lesson times helped too.”
"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as Matt was recommended by a work friend. I also found the website easily accessible and it had a friendly feel with the use of pictures. It also showed a high first pass rate! Learning to drive was much less stressful than I had imagined. Although I was nervous a lot, reassurance was always given and I was never made to feel silly or incompetent. Having mock tests and driving regular routes was a great help and really had a positive impact on my driving experience. Matt is a great instructor. He was always so patient, friendly and kind. His methods were fantastic and suited my learning style completely, from finding ways to remember manoeuvres to gently prompting me to remember what I had already learned previously. Matt always responded quickly to queries and always found time to fit me in for lessons. I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer to family and friends; the quality of teaching during lessons was amazing. I felt safe at all times during lessons even if I was nervous, which is reassuring for first time drivers. The patience and skill provided during lessons and my very positive experience with Matt, would urge me to recommend this driving school to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. Honestly, I cannot fault any part of my experience. Matt always managed to organise lessons around my work pattern and kept me informed of any changes. The teaching style was perfect for me and Matt is amazing at his job, managing to teach, de-stress and keep me smiling at the end of every lesson."
“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because I was looking for a local instructor who could teach me quickly in an automatic and one who would be patient with me given my lack of confidence. I rang a few companies up but I was really impressed with the quick and professional response from Matt. This professionalism continued throughout my learning experience which was structured and had defined goals explained to me throughout. I always felt Matt had my best interests at heart ensuring that I progressed at the right pace for me so that I didn’t spend more on lessons than I needed to. Matt instilled good driving skills in me from my first lesson and taught me to be an intuitive driver but whenever he saw that I needed extra guidance with a particular aspect of driving he gave me the techniques to use which really helped. Matt gave me all the knowledge I needed to do my test and pass first time! I would recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to anyone looking for an instructor who is professional, friendly and one who will cater their teaching to your individual needs.”