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Testimonials give an accurate idea of what you can expect from Vic's Driving School.......................

"I want to start by saying another huge thank you to Vic! I failed my first test over 3 years ago with a different driving instructor, Vic very recently helped me to pass second time around in only a handful of driving lessons! He was so easy to get on with, we chatted through all of my driving lessons and joked around a lot which made me feel at lot more relaxed behind the wheel. I was quite nervous about doing my practical test in Stevenage, but it was comforting that Vic knew the area inside and out, knowing the test routes and areas that can catch you out. I was comfortable with all the reversing exercises, but the parallel park was the one I really did not want on my test as I had never perfected it to test standards first time. I got it on my test.......messed it up a bit but Vic had taught me how to correct things, so I managed to get just a minor driving fault and not a serious! So I passed! He was constantly reassuring me (I really put myself down over tiny things!) and I cannot thank him enough. I passed with just 2 minor driving faults! Whoop Whoop! No more winters on my motorbike!! Thanks Vic!"

.......Abbirose Baker passed her practical driving test at Stevenage test centre on 20/09/16

From the first lesson up until the last Vic will guide and teach you in the most calming and beneficial way possible. I always felt safe in his presence, and I really enjoyed the experience of learning to drive with him. Before sitting in his car for the first time I was dreading the lesson, however soon after I began to look forward to each lesson with Vic. For anyone looking to learn how to drive I would 100% recommend Vic, he takes its nice and easy at the beginning as to not overwhelm you, and in this time you will pick up the basics of driving. This will help you immensely when you begin to tackle further obstacles on the road. There is always a conversation to be had with Vic and this allows you to always feel welcome and at ease in his car. He has a sharp eye and hence small mistakes will be picked up on before they become bad habit. I am so grateful for Vic's help and guidance, which in turn allowed me to pass first time with 6 minors."

.......George Penn passed his practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre

"I would recommend Vic to anyone, he was a great driving instructor! Although it took a while for me to pass, due to me being at university and only having lessons in the holidays, I passed first time with no driving faults!! After my first lesson with him, he made me feel comfortable, and I was not so anxious with driving anymore. He took every mistake I made seriously but also turned it into a positive and a learning experience, which made me feel more relaxed. I really enjoyed my driving lessons and Vic was a great person to get to know. Thank you so much Vic!"

.......Sarah Meadow passed her practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 25/08/16

"I had taken a few lessons with a well known driving school but I found it didn't give me the guidance that I required, there was a lack of direction and no personality which left me feeling unsure of how to improve my driving skills. I decided to find another instructor. I somehow, as luck may have it found Vic Garnett.

From the first time I talked to Vic on the phone I knew he was very thoughtful and helpful.

Vic made me feel comfortable and relaxed in the car, we had a laugh and most importantly I enjoyed every lesson. I would come home and talk about my experience like an excited child.
He talked me through what I was doing and also explained why I was doing it which made it easier to understand.

I would highly recommend Vic's Driving School to anyone who's looking for a personal experience. Not only did I find a great driving instructor I also made a great friend."

.......Peter Kitson passed his practical driving test 1st time on 5th August 2016 at Stevenage test centre .

"I was always anxious about driving and never felt very confident behind the wheel. However, Vic is very patient and calm and although it took a while, I eventually became a confident driver thanks to him. I would recommend his service to anyone who wants to learn to drive but is also quite nervous about doing so. Vic places a huge emphasis on safety and I now feel very safe and secure when driving. I will miss the Saturday morning lessons and our chats about game of thrones! Thanks Vic, I would never have passed without you as an instructor."

........Rosie Oliver passed her practical driving test on 4th July 2016 at Stevenage test centre.

"I began learning to drive in Luton, I passed my theory test but couldn't book a test due to the long waiting lists at the test centre. I then began to learn in Stevenage and chose Vic due to recommendations. Vic and I got on very well together, we talked and joked which calmed my nerves and made me a lot more comfortable behind the wheel. He was a patient driving instructor, was always punctual to lessons and always available if I had any questions. Vic also used his connections with another local instructor to organise a mock test for me, this was extremely useful as I was taken on the same route for my practical test. I couldn't recommend Vic enough as he guided me from an anxious learner to a confident new driver! "

.......Olie Randall passed his practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 30/03/2016.

"I would love to thank Vic for helping me pass my driving test the first time! When i was starting with Vic i was not confident when it came to driving, Vic could see this and was able to help and adapt the lessons around me to help boost my confidence and to be able to pass my test. Lessons with Vic are fun, relaxing and are never seen as being a chore when it comes to lessons. With mock exams they are very useful as it is able to show both you and Vic what the one last things are that need to be sorted out, this is where lessons can then be changed to concentrate on the specific manoeuvre or how to drive the roads a little more carefully. I really enjoyed my time learning to drive with Vic as there was never a dull moment when in the car, always having a laugh, but mostly being able to give little tips when driving on the road. Thank you Vic for helping me pass my test first time! - Emily "

.........Emily Stradling passed her practical driving test 1st time on 20th May 2016, at Stevenage Test Centre . 

"Vic is a calm and relaxed driving instructor to have teach you to drive. If you get stressed with your own driving and trust me you will, Vic stays calm and he makes you stay calm and gets you where you want to be with your driving skills. I passed my driving test first time with only 6 minors. I recommend using Vic's driving school."

........Gemma Hartfield passed her practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 15/02/2016.

"I came to driving later than most, and I’m glad I chose Vic as my instructor. I was very nervous when I finally took the plunge and decided to learn to drive. Vic put me at ease from the get-go and I could see a steady improvement after each lesson. He’s an excellent teacher—calm, patient and I always felt safe under his instruction. I passed first time and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a driving instructor. Thanks Vic"

........Rob Clark passed his Practical Driving Test at Stevenage 1st time on 04/01/2016

"When I started my lessons, I had absolutely no confidence in my ability to drive or even learn how to drive. It's thanks to Vic's advice, guidance and patience that I am now happy to drive on my own, even straight after passing the test. I noticed Vic adapts the driving lessons to the student's needs, making them relevant but relaxed, as well as enjoyable. He encouraged good practice and safe driving without making me feel bad when I made a mistake, and I really appreciate that. Even to the last lesson and on the day of the test, he gave me sound, timely advice, without adding pressure, which helped tremendously in calming those inevitable nerves and keeping my mind focused. I can't thank him enough! "

.........July Kean passed her practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 27/11/2015

"I would like to say a massive thanks to you Vic for all your hard work towards helping me pass my driving test. You are the most kind, relaxed, patient, and persistent person I have ever met. Your calming influence and continuous positivity throughout all our lessons is what got me to where I am today, a very happy driver! You're always on time and your car is always clean and tidy.
For anyone one out there, of any age looking to choose a good instructor that won't rip you off and genuinely wants you to do well and pass your driving test safely then Vic Garnett is your guy!
Again many, many thanks." Kelly

.......Kelly White passed her practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage Test Centre on 29/10/2015

"When I started driving lessons I was so frightened to be behind the wheel and the thought of driving a car was really daunting however Vic really helped my confidence grow. Being in the car park for the first few lessons may put some people off yet this really helped me, I got used to the simple things like turning the wheel correctly and gear control. Therefore, when I got out on the road I was confident and my nerves were definitely a lot less than before. The mock test that Vic provides is extremely useful. it gave me an idea about what the actual test was going to be like and it really did help me focus on areas that needed improvement. Vic is always happy and none of my lessons were seen as a chore. Learning how to drive is one of life's many skills and being taught by Vic, who prepares you for everything that can be thrown at you whilst driving, it was a great pleasure being taught by him and I would recommend him to anyone. "

.......Aimee Hodgkinson passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 27/10/2015

"Vic is a brilliant instructor. He is extremely patient and makes lessons really enjoyable. He organised a mock test with another instructor which I found really useful. I would definitely recommend him to others, and I'm looking forward to doing pass plus with him soon."

........Matt Nendick passed his practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 10/07/2015

"Vic is a meticulous driving instructor who pays attention to everything you do while you are driving. He quickly notices mistakes and teaches you to correct them in such a way that you don't feel embarrassed. He is friendly and creates a relaxed atmosphere in the car during the lessons. Despite being very busy due to popular demand, Vic is incredibly organised, always punctual and makes arranging/rearranging lessons easy. In addition to being an excellent driving instructor, Vic subscribes to an online service which provided all the preparation I needed to pass my theory exam and he also arranges a realistic mock practical test to prepare you for your actual driving test. Vic is a driving instructor of genuine quality and I recommend him to you without hesitation"

.........Michelle Wan passed her Practical driving test first time at Stevenage test centre on 17/07/15

"I was recommended by a friend to have Vic as my driving instructor and I could not be more pleased that she did. Vic is an excellent teacher, making me feel comfortable from my very first lesson and making learning to drive a very stress free experience. He is very understanding and professional, but also a genuinely nice person that made every lesson thoroughly enjoyable. There is not one bad thing to say about Vic, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone else wanting a reliable, supportive and experienced driving instructor. Thank you so much Vic!

.........Nicola Parker passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 18/06/15

"Would just like to say Thank You to Vic for helping me to pass my test! He is an amazing driving instructor - laid back, easy to talk to and very patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone. My partner is wanting to learn to drive in the future and I will definately be phoning Vic to teach him - if he has the space and time available! A must for all wannabe learners!"

.........Mary Wilson passed her practical driving test at Stevenage test centre on 24/03/15

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for stepping in when I was let down by my original driving instructor. You really helped me to "get it right" and made each lesson enjoyable. I will be in touch about the advance/motorway driving. Again, thank you sooooooooo much, you are a star!"

.........Rae French passed her Practical Driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 14/05/15

"I was recommended by my sister to go with Vic as a driving instructor. She had a few different instructors until moving onto Vic and stuck with him, passing first time! I took her recommendation and found that Vic is an overall excellent driving instructor. He combines professionalism with a friendly personality, making learning to drive pleasurable. He made sure I had extensive experience in all types of driving, through all weathers and also at night on all types of roads which I believe will be extremely beneficial in the long term. Thanks to Vic, although I passed my test 2nd time due to nerves on my part, I was encouraged to carry on, which helped me pass the 2nd test with only 1 minor fault. His teaching methods are excellent, making manoeuvres and every day driving a walk in the park. However, the thing I most like about his teaching is his emphasis around safety, always making sure any task that is carried out is as safe as it can be which again, will help me when I get my own car. I have recommended him to several people already and would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of having him as their instructor! His banter is on point and he is an all round lovely chap. Cheers Vic!"

..........Ben Judd passed his practical test at Stevenage test centre on 24/04/15

"Vic is a great driving instructor and a genuinely nice guy. Vic helped me pass my test 6 days before my baby was due (tight schedule) and worked around the fact that I work full time. He was always on time or early for my lessons. He has a lot of patience (even for the over confident student). I truly have no bad words to say about Vic or his car - both lovely, both reliable and I would recommend to any driver be it your first time behind a wheel or just needing to learn to drive to "test expectations".

.........Curtis Stuart passed his practical test at Stevenage test centre on 22/04/15

"Before having driving lessons with Vic, I had a different instructor who I did not feel comfortable with. I felt a huge difference having Vic as my driving instructor as he made me feel at ease. He helped improve my driving skills, telling me if I did something wrong and giving me advice as to how I could get better. Vic has a lovely personality and keeps conversations flowing without causing distraction. Vic helped me with my theory test suggesting a website to use that was really helpful. He also suggested a mock practical test with a different instructor before the real test, but said it was completely up to me. I decided to do the mock test and I am so glad I did! If I had not done the mock, I don't think I would have passed my test FIRST TIME! Vic was also very helpful with the 'show me tell me' questions, making me feel less nervous before my test. I am so happy with Vic and how he helped me through my lessons and tests. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much Vic."

..........Abby Morris passed her practical driving test first time in Stevenage test centre

" I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Vic. I am sure that if I didn't have Vic as an instructor, I would not have passed first time on the theory and the practical test. Vic arranged a mock practical test with another driving instructor which helped me to a great extent! It made me aware of what was going to happen on the real test as well as preparing and calming my nerves down a lot. I got along with Vic very well and he made me feel very comfortable whilst driving and created a calm atmosphere which was especially helpful on my first couple of lessons. He has a great personality which is nice to help with the driving conversations as well as correcting you if you have made an error while driving. He helped me out on the theory side too, it was incredibly helpful and the website he recommended had every question possible to make sure that I was fully prepared. Once again, thank you so much Vic"

........Jorja Kehoe passed her practical driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 16/02/2015

"I passed my driving test first time thanks to Vic. I couldn't have wished for a better driving instructor to teach me how to drive. From the moment I first spoke to him on the phone I was a lot calmer with him than any other instructor that I had spoken to. He is professional, well experienced and patient and always made sure that I was comfortable with what we were doing. Vic is easy to get along with and we always had a laugh. I have already recommended him to tow other people and would not hesitate to recommend him again"

.........Mary Spencer passed her Practical Driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 05/02/2015

"My first driving instructor kept cancelling and letting me down. My sister recommended Vic to me. I wish I had gone to Vic first, he never let me down, never cancelled a lesson, was always prompt and text me the day before to remind me I had a lesson, which with my memory was a great help! I am quite nervous but Vic made me feel at ease straight away. Vic gave me the confidence that I needed, I looked forward to my lessons. I could not have had a better driving instructor, I can never thank him enough for the help he gave me, without Vic, I would never have had the courage to take my test and would have just kept putting it off! Thanks to Vic, I passed first time. I will be recommending him to all my friends."

........Suzanne Thomas passed her practical driving test at Stevenage test centre on 15/01/2015

"I would like to say a massive thank you to Vic. He made my time learning to drive very enjoyable and fun. At first I was nervous as I had not driven in a few years, but Vic made me feel at ease and I managed to get over my nerves very quick. I could not recommend a better driving instructor. Vic set up a mock test for me with a different instructor, I felt this helped a lot with getting used to test conditions, so I thank him for that and would recommend doing the mock as well. Thanks Vic"

.........Ben Elphick passed his practical driving test first time at Stevenage test centre on 20/1/2015

"I initially started my driving lessons with a different driving instructor but made the switch to Vic quite early on. I instantly noticed a huge increase in my confidence and found a real enjoyment in driving, which was down to Vic's extremely calm and friendly manner. He was always very supportive and has a positive approach to teaching, which I found very effective. I was always free to choose what I wanted my lessons to focus on and so they were steered towards areas in which I felt unsure - hugely helping me to develop my confidence. Vic organised a mock test prior to my driving test with another driving instructor. I was therefore able to experience the test conditions so they were more familiar to me when it came to my real test which really put me at ease. It also meant that areas which I needed to work on were highlighted. I was able to make a lot of progress and pass my driving test first time. I am very grateful to Vic for this. I have every confidence that Vic is the best driving teacher you will find. I have already passed his details on to two of my friends and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor"

........Emma Rodgers passed her practical driving test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 23/12/2014

" Thanks to Vic, I have not only passed my test, but also gained extensive knowledge and understanding of driving. Not only did he teach me in a clear and easy to follow way, but he also became a fierce friend throughout the journey and I would recommend him to anyone learning to drive"

..........Tom Hollylee passed his practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 20/12/2014

"I initially contacted Vic due to the huge recommendations of my friend, after dismissing my first driving instructor. Vic created a calm and supportive atmosphere where I quickly picked up the basic skills needed for driving and developed these with a series of structured lessons that taught me how to be a safe and conscientious driver. I was able to pass my driving test first time. Each lesson has a specific aim, building on anything I found challenging previously which meant I was able to improve much quicker than I would have with my previous instructor. The lessons were really tailored to my confidence and ability in specific areas of driving such as manoeuvres, which really boosted my confidence as a driver. Vic also organised a mock driving test with another driving instructor, which was really useful in simulating test conditions and it helped me understand what I needed to improve for the real thing. He also ran through the "show me tell me" questions which I found very useful on the day. Vic was extremely pleasant to have as a teacher and I cannot thank him enough for making such a nervous driver like me, feel confident in my ability to drive. I cannot recommend him enough. WIll Greaves"

........Will Greaves passed his practical driving test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 21/11/14

"Living in a village with a poor bus service, I decided it was time to learn to drive again! Another instructor put me in contact with Vic Garnett and I am glad they did. You cannot fault Vic for his kind, patient and professional manner. I would gladly recommend Vic's Driving School to anyone wishing to learn the drive. Thanks Vic!"

........ Louise Williams passed her test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 05/09/14

"Vic was my second driving instructor after having problems with my first. I couldn't say a bad word about Vic's driving lessons! Very competent and effective. In the first few lessons I had learnt more with Vic than I had after months with my previous instructor. Without changing my instructor I would not have passed my test already and I have Vic to thank for passing, comfortable lessons with all the help you need. I would recommend Vic to anyone who is learning to drive. Any mistakes made in the lessons are pointed out in a nice way and he will help you to correct mistakes without making you feel silly for doing something wrong! BIG thank you Vic for helping me to pass"

.........Dionne Notschild passed her test at Stevenage test centre on 13/08/2014

"4 instructors and 3 tests down, I thought I would never pass, until my friend helped me to find Vic Garnett. His friendly and professional manner made driving with him a breeze and made me feel comfortable and confident which was just what I needed to help me pass my 4th test. I thoroughly recommend Vic to anyone who is wanting to pass yet currently finding it daunting or difficult. Thank you Vic -Molly"

.........Molly Babuniak passed her driving test at Stevenage test centre on 15/08/14

"I would like to say a massive thank you to Vic. He made the driving lessons enjoyable and comfortable. I am dyslexic and I was a year into being a new mum so my head was everywhere but he had so much patience, guided me and really made learning easy. Once I began making my lessons more consistent my confidence with driving went from strength to strength. I managed to pass first time round and that was down to Vic's teaching. Honestly, I cannot recommend him enough - thank you again :-)"

.........Tasha Woodward passed her driving test first time at Stevenage test centre on 11/08/14

"After returning from my first year of university and having already failed previous tests, I decided to change driving instructor. A friend of mine recommended Vic and he did not disappoint! He was a fantastic instructor who was always prompt and accommodating and helped me to correct any bad habits that I had acquired. I had previously always felt nervous about driving and did not enjoy it, however once I took up lessons with Vic, I became a more confident driver and was able to pass my test. I would highly recommend him as an instructor and wish I had taken up lessons with him first!!"

.........Izzie Cacciatore pass her driving test at Bishops Stortford test centre on 07/08/14

"I have had the upmost pleasure of having Vic as my driving instructor for a few months. He is amazing. The way he teaches you is to make sure you are learning what you need to pass and doing it at your own pace. I can assure you he is the best driving instructor I have found. Not only did I pass first time but I did it with only 2 minor faults. I cannot believe how much I have learned with Vic. There are not enough or complex words on how much I recommend Vic to anyone. If you are looking for a driving instructor that is looking out for your benefit as a student.......You found him! ......Kyle John Parris"

..........Kyle Parris passed his driving test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 07/08/14

"Vic was my second driving instructor but I wish he had been my first! NO problems with his teaching and he pointed out bad habits that I had picked up from the previous instructor. Booking a lesson with Vic was very easy as he was flexible. Vic was never late, always arrived a couple of minutes early. Any mistakes were taken seriously but lightly and corrected nicely. There was always a comfortable atmosphere in the car which made learning so much easier as I was relaxed. I would definately recommend Vic to anyone on the hunt for a good instructor and already have passed his details onto a friend. Just want to say a gigantic THANK YOU :-)"

..........Sophie Carter passed her test at Borehamwood test centre on 25/07/14

"Vic was the perfect driving instructor for me. He took the lessons at a pace that suited me, making sure I did not feel outside my comfort zone. When I made a mistake he was calm and talked it through with me to make sure I didn't do it again. The mock test that he organised with another instructor was a real help, showing me what I had to really work on before taking my test. With Vic's guidance I managed to pass my test first time with only a couple of minor faults. Apart from being a great instructor, he is also a great person who was fun to talk to during lessons."

.........Sam Whitelaw passed his test at Stevenage test centre on 15/07/14

"It was an absolute pleasure learning to drive with Vic. He was always prompt and very understanding when it came to arranging lessons around the busy exam period. He was always calm and patient with me. He never got frustrated at any point which is a fantastic help as a learner driver. In the middle of my learning, I suffered a broken finger during a football match, this meant that I was unable to drive for 12 weeks. This put me back a few steps but Vic was very good at keeping my confidence up and he was able to quickly get me back to the ability I had pre-injury."

..........Ben Papworth passed his test at Stevenage test centre on 24/06/14

"I started learning to drive in Derby and failed two tests. I felt like I was never going to pass. Until I moved back to Hertford and found Vic's driving school. I did one lesson with him and he knew what needed to be worked on. My confidence grew and I became more fluent at driving. I finally passed and I couldn't recommend a better driving instructor. Vic is helpful, friendly, fair and he knows his stuff."

.........Zoe Blackwell passed her driving test at Stevenage test centre on 20/06/14

"Vic Garnett is a great driving instructor who is easy to get along with and to talk to. He isvery flexible, so that I could arrange lessons that were most convenient for me. I found Vic's teaching was excellent and he explained every aspect of driving in great detail at the start,during and at the end of each lesson. I would highly recommend Vic's driving school to anyone that is thinking about starting to drive"

.........Adam Saul passed his driving test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 17/06/14

"I went with Vic Garnett after my driving instructor injured her back and my driving test was coming up. He gladly stepped in and I am pleased to say I passed my test first time. I liked Vic's style of teaching."

.........Mitchell Green passed his practical driving test first time at Stevenage test centre on 22/05/14

"Thanks to Vic's Driving School, learning to drive turned out to be a lot less scary than I thought it would be! Vic explained everything clearly and simply, which mean't I knew exactly what I was supposed to be doing the whole time and I always felt safe. Vic was good fun and very calm but totally switched on. This was great because all my weaknesses got properly sorted out and now I feel confident driving alone. Thanks Vic for getting me through all this."

...........Sam Compton passed his practical driving test at St.Albans test centre on 24/04/14

"Honestly, Vic is the best driving instructor I have had. I have had other instructors in which their approach to learning how to drive made it harder than it should be. Vic will take you through everything in a calm manner so you know you're in safe hands and have nothing to worry or stress about, the way he explains and teaches is easy, understandable and fun. And will reassure you with each obstacle you may come across. This really helps you to grasp the concept of driving and it soon became second nature. He's a guy with whom you can have a conversation with so I'd see him more as a friend than an instructor. I would highly recommend him to anyone hoping to learn how to drive. He won't give up on you even in the hardest situations."

..........Will Jackson passed his practical driving test at Stevenage test centre on 17/04/14

"When I began learning to drive with Vic, I had failed a test previously with a different instructor and had not driven for a few months. This made me feel nervous about learning again. However, Vic's friendly and encouraging attitude instantly put me at ease. Vic has high standards in his teaching and picked up on faults in my driving that had not been addressed by my previous instructor which ensured that I was as ready as possible for taking my test. Vic always asked what I felt I needed to work on at the start of every lesson as well as making his own suggestions. He is very patient and if I made a mistake this was dealt with in a positive way which helped me to improve and feel more confident, rather than feeling under pressure. Vic is very reliable and arrived at least five minutes early at the start of every lesson. Vic also did a practice test with me which was extremely useful in highlighting the aspects of driving I needed to focus on and made the real test feel less daunting. I would definately recommend Vic to other learner drivers."

.........Mary Clark passed her practical driving test at Stevenage test centre on 08/04/14

"I started learning to drive quite late but was very glad that I had Vic recommended to me as his relaxed but informative style was exactly what I needed. Straight away, Vic puts you at ease by asking what you already know and how you would like to learn and then he calmly encourages you to be a safe confident driver. Every lesson was enjoyable, as whilst teaching, Vic engages you in conversation. This not only creates a good relationship, but also helps to make driving a natural skill. As I advanced towards my test, Vic let me choose where we would go and what we would do so that I could concentrate on what I felt I needed to work on, but he always added his own thoughts and suggestions which helped to get me completely prepared and meant that I passed first time"

........Richard Bond passed his driving test first time at Letchworth test centre on 27/02/2014

"Vic is a wonderful driving instructor. He is very patient and is dedicated to teaching you to drive the right way! Surely get you there!! I have passed my driving test first time and this is a testament to his attention to detail and teaching methods. Before, I was not that confident, was hesitant, sometimes nervous on the road. He helped to install the belief that I needed to feel in control of both the car and with learning to plan ahead, relax , as well as abide by the rules of the road. He would trust me with his new car - so I did too! I am very thankful that I was recommended to Vic and would highly recommend him to any new learner! He is a full time instructor, who has been very flexible in arranging driving lesson locations as I was in between Royston and Welwyn Garden City! And locations of test centres as he knows majority of the test routes and what the examiners are looking for! He is friendly and understanding. He arranged my mock test a few weeks before my big day and it helped me identifying areas to improve and Vic helped me to overcome the minor faults."

............ Geeta Rahul passed her driving test first time at St.Albans test centre on 18/03/14

"I think what made Vic such a great driving instructor was how calm and patient he was throughout every lesson that I had with him, no matter how many times I made the same mistakes he would never lose his patience and always encouraged me to improve. This calm attitude made his driving lessons incredibly enjoyable and very easy to learn from. The flexibility that Vic offers when choosing lesson times was also perfect as I had to fit lessons around school timetable and work shifts and Vic made it so easy to fit driving lessons in along side them. Vic also has an incredibly high standard of teaching and always delivers fantastic, high quality lessons, and he taught me to drive from scratch to the confident, able driver that I quickly became. I have already recommended him to plenty of my friends and I couldn't recommend him higher to anyone, Scott."

............Scott Goodison passed his driving test first time in Stevenage Test Centre on 17/01/2014

"Vic was a great driving instructor and worked at my pace (which was rather slow) and never got impatient or short with me. His lessons were fun and I always looked forward to them, this is because he was always very chatty and always had something interesting to say. Vic covered everything I needed to know with great detail but at the same time not too much to take in. Vic was just an all round brilliant driving instructor."

..........Harry Greenlees passed his practical driving test at Stevenage test centre on 22/11/13

"I just want to say thanks to Vic for helping me pass my driving test. Thanks to him I managed to pass first time, despite being very nervous. There is no way I would have passed without Vic's help. He is an excellent driving instructor and he gave me confidence in my driving. I would absolutely recommend Vic to anyone who wants to learn to drive, he makes learning to drive enjoyable! Thank you Vic for putting up with my nerves and having so much patience with me."

............Gemma Carlton passed her practical driving test first time at Stevenage test centre on 18/10/13

"Learning to drive with Vic was a real pleasure; an instructor who ensures there is no pressure and strives to make sure you are as ready as you can be for a test. Having previously failed with several other driving instructors, Vic gave me the confidence to pass with only 2 minor driving faults"

..........Carlton Wheeler passed his Practical Driving Test at Stevenage test centre on 12/08/13

"I started to take lessons with Vic after being recommended by my brother. To begin with, my confidence as a driver was low, but Vic's calm and patient approach to teaching helped to put me at ease and I began to grow in confidence with each lesson. He would work on all aspects of my driving that I was struggling with, whilst making the lessons fun and enjoyable. We were able to work around my schedule and at my own pace, which is important when trying to balance 'A' levels with learning to drive. Vic was also able to suggest a number of websites and resources with the preparation with my practical and theory tests. I would certainly recommend Vic to anyone.....Bradley"

...........Bradley Rose passed his practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 29/07/13

"Vic was the top recommendation by my Mum's friend, and having contacted him at such short notice, I was very pleased to be able to begin driving with him almost immediately! I had already booked a driving test when I approached Vic and the relaxed but cautious way in which he took me on was great! As I had previous driving experience provisionally, taking these extra lessons with Vic was, I believe the reason why I passed my test within one week of learning with him. He helped me brush up on minor flaws which examiners take into account. The flexibility was a great reason why Vic was so good, factoring in a persons ability and even going out of his own way to help! I want to thank Vic for helping me polish off my driving and to pass my practical test so smoothly and I would not think twice about recommending Vic to any family member or friend! Thank you so much Vic! Thank you for helping me pass.....Charlie."

...........Charlie Archer passed his practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 24/07/13

" I was formerly with different instructors before Vic. My previous experience was awful and I found it quite distressing. I am in my 40's and I was trying to find an instructor that has maximum level of tolerance, patience, easy to communicate with considering English is not my first language and mostly, whom I can be comfortable with. All the qualities I was looking for were indeed endowed on Vic. He was tolerant and understanding towards me. He is very honest to a point where I was feeling frustrated, but believe me, his honesty will save you a lot of money and will mould you to be a very good driver. Vic, thank you so much for gradually building up my confidence and skills. Thank you for passing on the knowledge and principles of driving which have greatly helped me in acquiring my driver's licence......George."

.............George Bagaoisan passed his Practical Driving Test at Stevenage test centre on 20/07/13

"Vic was the perfect driving instructor who I would recommend to anyone. I was a very slow learner but Vic was very patient with me for the whole time I was learning and kept calm at all times. I felt very comfortable on my lessons and never felt rushed. At the start, I was an extremely nervous driver but now feel confident on the road, thanks to Vic for helping me pass my test with only 2 minor faults!...........Christine"

..........Christine Buckland passed her practical driving test at Borehamwood Test Centre on 15/07/13

"After being recommended by a friend, I decided to choose Vic Garnett as my driving instructor, whose calm and collected attitude towards driving helped me progress at a comfortable and enjoyable rate and provided a secure atmosphere during the driving lessons. Vic's patience towards my driving, both at the beginning of the learning to drive process and approaching the test date was professional and encouraging. The flexibility of driving lesson times to fit around the school calender allowed me to tailor the best agenda for myself, especially during busy exam periods. I would not hesitate to recommend Vic to anyone and everyone looking to pass their driving test, plus any extra driving qualifications such as the Drive IQ course and have fun in the process. Thank you Vic for getting me through it all!.....Robert"

...........Robert Branch passed his practical driving test at Borehamwood Test Centre on 18/04/13

"Vic is a driving instructor who I would recommend to anyone who is thinking about learning to drive whether young or old . Vic takes a calm and relaxed approach to his teaching methods which I found to be beneficial as it reassured me that I wasn't under any pressure and I could learn at my own pace. Whenever I made a mistake, Vic would work with me and guide me to understand what it was I had done wrong, and make progress from it. Not once did Vic shout or tell me off for doing something wrong - that is just not his style of teaching. He is someone who is always on time and will always let you know well in advance if he feels he may be a few minutes late. He is someone who can work effectively with you to suit your needs and requirements. Not once have I had a problem with the service provided to me and I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work he put in towards helping me pass both my theory and practical test........ Thanks Liam." 

..........Liam passed his practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 16/04/13 with zero driving faults!

"At first my Husband wanted to put me with a woman instructor so that I could get on easier, but she was very busy. She recommended Vic to us. I am very glad that I have him as my instructor as he is very easy to get on with. Thank you Vic for being a good teacher and for being very patient with me. I definately would recommend Vic to anyone. I will send Ice to you when she is ready. Thank you ....Nuai"

..........Amnuai Young Janthima passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 07/03/13

"I started learning with Vic after being recommended by a friend. Vic is very patient, encouraging and nice to talk to. He always put himself out of his way to help me with any questions I had or re-arrange lessons when necessary. He has helped me develop the skills to become a calm and confident driver. I now feel that I possess all the necessary skills to be a safe driver on the road. I really enjoyed my time learning to drive with Vic and I would recommend him to anyone who is in search of a driving instructor. Thank you for all your help --Ollie"

..........Ollie Daines passed his practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 24/01/13

"I came to Vic Garnett with previous driving experience and lots of bad habits, with his patience and flexibility to always fit me in, Vic progressively got me driving at a genuine test standard. A few months later I passed! With Vic's teaching standards I feel a more confident, safer driver and have a fantastic understanding of a range of driving skills now! Thank you Vic-Katy"

..........Katy Leake passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 28/11/12

"As a young driver I highly recommend learning with Vic Garnett. Vic is friendly, calm and always willing to do his best in order to get you passed as quickly as possible. He is always on time, reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy. When learning for the theory test, Vic offers a range of websites and useful tips in order to help you pass, as well as offering the chance to complete an NVQ - Drive IQ which is a good opportunity as it helps to widen your skills in driving. Vic charges reasonable prices for the driving lessons and offers good deals to help save money. Vic does his best to make you feel comfortable at all times and helps to boost your confidence when driving. Learning to drive with Vic is fun - Chloe"

.........Chloe Woolfe passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 27/11/12

"I would just like to say a big thank you to Vic for helping me to pass my test. I am so excited! If it was not for Vic's never ending patience and understanding, I would never have made it through!!! He made me feel at ease right from the first driving lesson and he did not get cross when I kept making the same silly mistakes! So thanks again Vic, I am certainly going to recommend you - Mel :-)"

..........Mel Ibrahim passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 5th November 2012

"I was a very nervous driver when I first started to learn to drive, but Vic's calm and patient approach to my lessons enabled me to gain confidence over time. I never felt under pressure to progress faster than I was ready, but was gently encouraged, and if something went wrong, we would just drive around and try it again until I got it right. I would highly recommend Vic to anyone learning to drive, especially those, who like me are rather apprehensive behind the wheel! Thanks for all your help Vic!"

.........Tori Day passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 11/09/12

"I want to say a big thank you to Vic Garnett for helping me pass my driving test, 3rd time lucky! I never thought this day would come as before Vic, I had two other driving instructors who did not give me the confidence that Vic did. I wish I had gone to Vic first. He welcomed me and gave me such confidence. The lessons were fun and Vic is always up for a laugh. He never shouted or raised his voice at me. I would recommend him to all my friends, :) thanks Vic"

........... Katie-Lou passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 01/08/12

"Just wanted to say a really big thank you to Vic Garnett. He has been an excellent teacher, helping me to get through my driving test and leaving me feeling confident about driving alone. The driving lessons were well structured and problem areas were ironed out in a calm and professional way. I could not have asked for more, so thanks again. I would definately recommend Vic to anyone who wants to progress with the best driving instruction"

........Carolina Murillo-Salazar passed her practical driving test at Stevenage test centre on 13/06/12

"I highly recommend Vic as a driving instructor. He is very patient and encouraging, even though my driving could be sketchy at the best of times. He never screamed or shouted when I made a mistake, he would just change it to constructive criticism. I was never pushed into doing something that I did not feel confident with. Vic is very punctual and puts his pupils first, and manages to fit in as many lessons as necessary. It is down to Vic that I managed to pass my test. I really did not think this day would come!"

...........Sophie Green passed her practical driving test first time at Stevenage test centre on 25/06/12

"I would definately recommend Vic as a driving instructor. As my parents do not drive, I was very nervous when I started to learn to drive, but Vic put me at ease and made my driving lessons relaxed and enjoyable. He is an excellent teacher who is very patient and helped me to develop confidence on the road. He is very reliable and allowed me to fit my lessons around my other commitments. The Drive IQ qualification he offers was beneficial as it made me think about driving independently in different situations. I am very grateful to Vic for giving me the skills I needed to pass my driving test. Thank You!"

.........Gaby Williams passed her Practical Driving test at Stevenage test centre on 31/05/12

"When I started driving, I was shocking, but over a short period of time, Vic managed the impossible and made me into a (what I hope to be a good driver :) ) Vic's method of teaching is very casual but attentive, this makes the atmosphere in the car very easy and the driving lessons very enjoyable. I do suggest Vic as he is very calm and a very efficent driving instructor :) "

..........TomTinner passed his Practical Driving test first time at Stevenage test centre on 22/05/12

"I chose Vic as my driving instructor and soon I realised that it was one of the right choices in my life. Firstly, I enjoyed every single driving lesson with him as Vic was always encouraging, helpful and patient despite my slow progress. My problem areas were ironed out in a calm and professional way. Secondly, the driving tuition was structured which made me feel each time one step closer to passing the test. Thirdly, Vic was very flexible on times and locations of collectingme and dropping me off, this helped me a lot with my busy working schedule. I would like to thank Vic very much for such a nice and effective experience. Without hesitation, I would recommend Vic to anyone looking to learn to drive aand to pass the test."

..........Sergey Belyakov passed his Practical Driving test at Letchworth test centre on 21/05/12

"Vic, just to say a big thank you for getting me through my driving test, I will be recommending you as a driving instructor if any of my mates are looking to take driving lessons, you put me at ease, gave me the help and support that I needed to pass. I have enjoyed learning to drive with you and I will continue to be a safe and competent driver, Regards, Sam Muncey"

...........Sam Muncey passed his Practical Driving test at Stevenage test centre on 2nd May 2012

"I would happily recommend Vic Garnett as a driving instructor to anyone, after passing my driving test the first time. He was patient, reliable and an excellent driving instructor, giving me the confidence I needed. I found the Drive IQ course that Vic offered to be very useful and helpful in my lessons and also in preparation for after passing my test. Vic was very flexible with fitting in lessons to suit me and was always brilliant in giving me confidence in my driving ability. I aimed to pass my practical test before my 18th birthday, and with Vic this was achieved. Thank you Vic!"

...........Pippa Wheeler passed her driving test 1st time at Stevenage test centre on 29/02/12

"This was my second attempt at driving having failed my first driving test 10 years ago eith another driving instructor, and have recently passed my test thanks to Vic Garnett. Being slightly older second time around, I found learning to drive to be harder than when I was 17 years old, however Vic's friendly professional manner always put me at ease. I found Vic to be a very punctual driving instructor and would always try to fit lessons in that suited me. I am sure at the beginning I gave Vic a few scares with my driving but he always remained calm and patient, and would focus on developing the areas in my driving that I felt were not strong. I would highly recommend Vic to any of my friends and family that were local enough to use Vic's service. Thanks again for all your help Vic, it was a pleasure to learn to drive with you" - Romana

.........Romana passed her practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 28/02/12

"I have passed my test in the early part of 2012 thanks to Vic. Now I look back and believe to be very lucky to have found him by chance as my driving instructor. He is very patient and helped me at my own pace which I believe is the most important thing to do when teaching. Vic is also very friendly and understanding so you don't feel like just another customer, but a student being encouraged and helped every step of the way. It took 4 attempts to get my driving licence, after the third I felt like giving up but Vic helped convinced me to try again asap. This ended up being the test I passed and I thank Vic a lot, not only for helping me to get my licence but also making the whole experience enjoyable and significant" - Kyle 

..........Kyle Rose passed his practical driving test at Stevenage Test Centre on 10/02/12

"Vic is a brilliant driving instructor. He is friendly, committed to all of his pupils and is definately a very capable teacher. I enjoyed all the lessons and learned a lot at the same time. In fact, they were so good, I am continuing with the lessons and doing an intermediate award in driving science with him. He got me through my driving test on my first go and with only 5 minor faults. Thanks a lot Vic, Andrew"

.......... Andrew Maughan passed his test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 18/08/11

"The thing that is so great about Vic is that he totally understands how his students are feeling and so always treats you with genuine empathy and understanding. I had a lot of anxiety around learning to drive a manual car as I have had an automatic licence for 11 years and originally passed in an automatic after some negative experiences with other driving instructors in the past. Vic teaches in a methodical and logical way that is easy to understand and really goes the extra mile to help his students. When I started to learn to drive a manual car, I told Vic that I wanted to pass my test before my 30th birthday - I passed my test today, my birthday is in 4 weeks time. I could not have asked for more from Vic and I could not recommend him more strongly as a brilliant driving instructor"

..........Catherine Howes passed her practical manual test at Stevenage Test Centre on 11/01/12

Vic'sdriving lessons are the best I have had. He has a very personal approach to teaching the basics, taking one step at a time. I quite liked the way he would talk you through everything making sure that he kept repeatedly reminding of the minute details that would eventually matter in getting you through the driving test with as few minor faults as possible. He has an excellent understanding of what examiners expect of a learner driver and would steadily guide you in that direction.He makes learning to drive very interesting. I would absolutely recommend Vic to all learner drivers"

.........Kingshuk Tewari passed his test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 10/11/11

"Before I started my driving lessons with Vic, I had another instructor who did not give me the confidence I needed to learn to drive, so when my friend recommended Vic I wasn't so sure because of my past experiences, but I can honestly say that he gave me all the confidence that I needed to learn how to drive. The lessons were fun and he was very clear when giving instructions, and when teaching new skills before each lesson. I also noticed that the car was always WELL clean! I loved my driving lessons with Vic and I managed to pass my driving test first time - Woohoo!"

...........Emily Britton passed her test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 12/09/11

"I started driving lessons with Vic on 4th February 2011, in the early lessons, Vic made me feel very comfortable in the car and didn't push me to do anything I didn't feel I was able to. I found I progressed fast and was soon on the main roads, driving on many test routes and practicing manoeuvres. Vic never shouted in the lessons or raised his voice if I made a mistake, which made me feel more comfortable and I looked forward to my weekly lesson. He encouraged me to take my theory test as soon as possible and I was soon ready to take my practical test. I really enjoyed the driving lessons and am now doing Drive IQ lessons, now that I have passed first time!"

.......Steph Washbourne passed her test first time at Stevenage Test Centre on 05/09/11

"Vic Garnett is an experienced, patient and good humoured driving instructor, who succeeds in making driving lessons as enjoyable and stress free as possible. With his relaxed demeanour and encouraging nature, he allows you to develop at your own pace, while helping you to build confidence and increase your driving skills with each lesson. Vic is enthusiastic and takes a personal interest in the development and success of his pupils. As I worked full time, I found it difficult to find time for my driving lessons, I was very happy with Vic's flexibility and understanding with my availability. Vic was always punctual and ready to start the lesson at the appointed time. I would thoroughly recommend Vic to anybody who is interested in learning to drive" - James

........... James Pavitt passed his test at St.Albans Test Centre on 31/05/11

"Vic is a hero, so easy to get on with, knows his stuff about passing the test and is very flexible. He has helped me enormously and I could not have passed without him - Thanks Vic" - Harry

...........Harry Hughes D'Aeth passed his test at Letchworth Test Centre on 18/07/11

"I think it's very important to like and get on with your instructor. I had no problems with that. Vic made me feel at ease and became a good friend, many thanks" - Donna

.......... Donna Tyler passed her test at Stevenage Test Centre 11/08/11

"It is always a puzzle and difficult to choose a driving school/driving instructor. Vic is an excellent driving instructor, very patient, calm and motivating. With Vic, it is not about the money but more about your progress and readiness to take your test. He sees your driving test as personal and makes sure you are prepared. I passed this morning with only 2 minor faults! Vic's aim was for me to not get any minor or major faults - I let him down here! Anyhow I passed!" - Maxwell

........... Maxwell Aibangbee passed his test at St.Albans Test Centre on 17/06/11

"At first I was a little apprehesive after having to change driving instructors, however Vic made me feel very welcome and comfortable. If I had any queries on my driving or anything else, he was there to give help and advice. Through Vic's help and my perseverence, I passed my driving test...thanks again" - Josh

.......... Josh Tilmouth passed at Letchworth Test Centre 05/05/11

"Vic is an excellent Driving Instructor, and easy to get on with. He is also good at trying to fit you some lessons in when it gets near to driving test time" - Jade

.......... Jade Webb passed her test first time at Stevenage Test Centre 26/04/11

Emily Britton is the first of Vics'pupils to pass this qualification in Driving Science, she passed on 28/10/11.....................this is what she has to say...................................

"After I passed my driving test first time on 12/09/11, I thought that it was a very good idea to continue my driving lessons to complete the Drive iQ Pro NVQ Level 2 qualification. Having these lessons during and after passing the practical driving test gave me extra knowledge about driving science and also helped me with my basic driving skills. This course also made me think about being in certain situations and what I would have to do to ensure that I was being 100% safe in the car on my own. Vic was an excellent teacher and always explained every unit to me to help me understand all of the questions that I needed to answer and he was very professional. I will miss my driving lessons with Vic and really enjoyed my Drive iQ Pro and so I am benefitting from it now and will do so in the future - Thanks Vic"

Tory Day completed Drive IQ on 18/11/12...................................................................

"I found doing Drive IQ PRO very beneficial. It allowed me to feel more confident while learning to drive by testing my theoretical knowledge along the way, pin pointing areas that needed more practice such as observation. The course assisted me in feeling completely prepared for my theory and practical tests. The lessons I had after passing my practical test were very helpful, ensuring I knew what I was doing when driving safely on motorways."

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