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113 reports, average score 10
Last six months: 4
  1. Passed my Driving Test with Guildford Driving Instructor

    I loved Darren's style of teaching and approach to driving. He is also a great guy and I highly recommend his services to any beginner drivers out there.
    Client in Esher, 15 September 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  2. Driving instructor

    Passed 1st time with Darren with 1 minor. He will always be there to pick you up at the time he said and he's ready to teach straight away. Not only am I really impressed with his knowledge of teaching and about the driving tests but he also uses high end equipment inside his car which allows him to show you how the maneuvers are completed correctly. Overall very happy with Darren as a driving instructor! Would certainly recommend to friends and family
    Client in Guildford , 5 August 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  3. Passed my Driving Test with Guildford Driving Instructor

    I had had a very bad experience with my previous driving instructor, so I was keen to find one that was more professional and would help me get my driving on track. Darren was extremely patient and understanding, and he really helped me turn my driving around! I passed my test on Monday, and I couldn't have done it without him.
    Client in Guildford, 17 July 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  4. Driving Instructor

    I passed first time with no minors and I owe that to Darren. He created a fun, relaxed atmosphere in the car which made learning to drive seemed easy. I had things going on at home when I was learning and Darren would often alter the lesson plan based on how I was doing that day. He always pointed out when I did something well and helped me learn from mistakes and quickly move on from them. He is a very fair guy, a very very good driving instructor and a genuinely nice person!.
    Client in Guildford, 31 May 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  5. Passed my driving test

    Excellent driving instructor, made me feel comfortable in the car from day one. Always willing to help with any issues or worried I had. Thank you Darren. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking at learning to drive.
    Client in Guildford, 18 May 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  6. Passed my driving test 1st time with Guilford driving instructor

    I felt lessons where worth every penny as he taught me to drive safely , not just how to pass my test! He had a flexible lesson structure and helped build my confidence. Visual resources where used throughout which helped me understand what he meant. Very professional service which I will gladly recommend!
    Client in Guildford, 8 April 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  7. Passed my Driving Test with Guildford Driving Instructor (First time - 0 minor faults)

    Darren is a great driving instructor, who I would definitely recommend! Before driving lessons I'd had a lot of experience with racing my own kart and had good knowledge about driving in general. However it was Darren who taught me that driving on the road is very different to driving a kart, and the huge responsibility it involves. He was very relaxed, friendly and gave clear instructions. He taught me how to be a safe, controlled and more confident driver. His experience and knowledge of what the test involves really helped, pointing out key "hotspot" areas that you may have in your test, and the possible test routes. Thanks to him I passed first time, with no minor faults at all! I would highly recommend Darren to anyone wanting to learn to drive.
    Client in Guildford, 22 March 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  8. Fantastic experience with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor!

    Found Darren online and was overwhelmed at the amount of time and care taken on his website. Darren made me feel comfortable and exciting about driving, and always gave feedback in a positive manner. He is always relaxed and never rushes anything, whether that's driving or understanding the concepts. So please I went with Darren! Am now driving happily around by myself, very big thank you!
    Client in Guildford , 26 January 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  9. Driving Instructor

    I'd put off driving for years, but after reading Darren's reviews online I decided to book a lesson. It was the best thing I could have done. After a number of bad experiences with previous instructors, I was a very nervous driver. From day one he made it his mission to build my confidence, not letting me give up when my nerves took over or doubt set in. After a number of lessons I not only felt I could one day pass, but actually started to enjoy driving. He went out of his way to send me videos and links that could help with me understanding the why behind what he was teaching me. Nearer the test we worked on building up my confidence, so I could not only drive, but believed I was a good driver. It absolutely worked- I had my test this morning and passed! Not only that but I have spent the past week being excited to show off my skills to the instructor, but I didn't feel nervous at all. I would say to anyone who is thinking about lessons with Darren - go for it! I couldn't have picked a better, more patient and fun instructor. I owe Darren a huge thank you for helping me to finally ditch the public transport!
    Client in Guildford, 29 November 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  10. Driving Lessons through to Test for Intermediary Learner

    Having experienced two driving instructors before teaming up with Darren, I'd experienced very different approaches to teaching/learning - Darren's way worked! Punctual and professional but very easy-going and reassuring in terms of adapting to my learning style. My advice is to avoid classic text book driving instructors and to choose an instructor that fits with you; not the other way around - Darren was spot on and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family.
    Client in Guildford, 16 November 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  11. Passed my Driving Test

    Darren taught my husband a few months ago and he passed 1st time. I asked Darren to teach me but he said he was going away for a few months. So I decided that wait for him. Darren contact me to say he was back and ready to start teaching me and we started. Darren is everything my husband said and more. He is a very good instructor and very patient. He helped my pass my test 1st time and I am very happy that I decided that wait for Darren.
    Client in Guildford, 4 November 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  12. Driving Instruction

    Darren has a great way of making the routines feel natural and instinctive, nothing is rushed and you will never feel panicked. At any time if you have queries and any little questions he will always answer them fully and informatively. I would very much recommend using Darren as a driving instructor.
    Client in Midhurst, 13 April 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  13. Driving lessons and pass my driving test

    Darren is a fantastic driving instructor. He is very supportive and he made sure I understood everything at all times. I thought learning to drive would be hard for me as I am a very nervous person but from the first lesson Darren made me feel at ease. He explain everything to me so well I could understand what I had to do and then we practiced it until I could do it by myself. I could always ask Darren if I had a question and sometimes the same question over and over about the theory and driving but he never minded explaining it to me again. Darren helped my pass my theory test first time and my driving test first time. Darren has giving me so much confidence I don't feel nervous at all when driving on my own. Thank you Darren I couldn't have done it without your help! Guildford's number 1 driving instructor!
    Client in Guildford, 17 March 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  14. Passed Driving Test

    Darren is an excellent driving instructor who is full of enthusiasm and does all he can to help people pass. I had a regular 2 hour lesson once a week until I was ready for my test. Although I didn't pass first time Darren filled me with confidence to keep trying and answered all of my questions and worries. Darren did all he could to make the experience very enjoyable and as easy as possible. Any problems I had with lessons he sorted and is very adaptable to specific needs if any. An amazing teacher and would definitely recommend.
    Client in Guildford, 3 December 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  15. Passed my Driving Test with Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren is a brilliant driving instructor – very knowledgeable and makes the effort to get to know you and how you learn best. I’d taken lessons with another instructor about 5 years ago, but never felt confident enough to take a test. Darren has made me enjoy driving. He has a very calm, relaxed teaching style, and explains everything clearly (especially manoeuvres, which I’d always struggled with). I came to feel confident that I can drive safely and independently. Darren is flexible with lessons, and very fair and honest about how many you actually need. In the lead-up to my test Darren was incredibly helpful, with longer lessons and lots of support. I was nervous, but felt very well prepared, and I passed first time. I’m really grateful to Darren and couldn’t recommend him more!
    Client in Guildford, 23 October 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  16. Passed my Driving Test with Guildford Driving Instructor

    I would truly recommend GDI to those wanting to learn to drive, Darren allows you to cater the lessons to meet your needs and aims. I learnt really quickly and passed first time with 2 minors which is down to Darren's clear instructions and keeping me calm and making me ready for the test.
    Client in Guildford, 28 July 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  17. Taught My Daughter to Drive and Pass a Test

    I trusted Darren to help my daughter to learn to drive and as you know our children whatever age they are, are very special to us. Darren helped her and gave her 100% confidence with her driving in a friendly caring manner.
    Client in Guildford, 28 July 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  18. Passed my driving test first time with Guildford Driving Instructor

    I was really nervous about learning to drive but Darren was a really great instructor with a calm way of teaching, preparing you for driving after the test, not just teaching you to pass. I really enjoyed learning to drive after dreading the idea for years. Through the whole process nothing felt rushed, but equally it wasn't dragged out unnecessarily. I'd highly recommend to anyone, particularly if you're nervous about learning.
    Client in Guildford, 5 June 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  19. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren is a great instructor. He is incredibly helpful, kind and understanding as well as being flexible with lessons. He knows exactly what you need to do to pass and made me feel confident in every area of driving so that I was fully prepared for my test. He also knew what I could improve on and tailored the lessons accordingly and gave me good advice for practising outside of lessons. I found it really easy to get along with Darren and would certainly recommend him to anyone thinking about starting lessons.
    Client in Godalming, 25 April 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  20. Passed my driving test first time with Darren as my instructor.

    Darren was an excellent instructor. He is patient, supportive and very knowledgeable and professional. He takes time to get to know you and makes sure the lessons are tailored to what you need. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor.
    Client in Guildford, 27 March 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  21. Passed my driving test

    Darren was so helpful and never once raised his voice or panicked me. I was nervous to begin with but with his helpful and straight forward instructions all stages of driving became clear. His step by step reference points and photos are really helpful for manoeuvres and every aspect of driving makes sense when shown how. He has really helped my confidence and not only been a brilliant driving instructor but also a good friend. He's easy going and genuinely cares how you are, all whilst teaching you quickly how to become a safe driver. Definitely recommend!!
    Client in Guildford, 17 March 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  22. Driving lessons/ exam

    Because of Darren's help with me learning to drive - even with personal / family problems on both our parts - I still was able to pass first time. He is very reliable and will move around his schedule as best he can to fit in with your week (I had both college and work to fit around). I recommend anyone who doesn't want to go with one of the big driving lesson companies to take GDI into consideration.
    Client in Guildford, 26 January 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  23. Driving lessons

    Darren is a great instructor, feels you with confidence in preparation for your driving test. I would highly recommend him. I passed first time with his guidance and couldn't be more grateful for his help. Xxx
    Client in Guildford, 19 January 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  24. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren is a fantastic driving instructor and he helped me to pass my test on the first try. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience to impart and I can't recommend him enough. Very professional, knows the answer to every question you could think of. Learning with Darren will be an excellent investment of your time.
    Client in Guildford, 7 January 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  25. Passed my driving test with Darren

    Darren was a great driving instructor and was very flexible with driving lessons short notice. Darren was very friendly and made the lessons fun. He also provided a huge amount of information (diagrams and explanations) over email which was extremely useful for perfecting each manoeuvre and answering any questions I had.
    Client in Guildford, 22 July 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  26. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren helped me to complete my driving course and pass first time! He was a very friendly and reliable teacher and excelled with his knowledge of the driving course/criteria and teaching know how. His years of experience are clearly backed up with the results his students have come away with and I am extremely pleased with my own progress under his instruction. I would HIGHLY recommend Darren to anyone looking for a driving instructor!!!
    Client in Guildford, 22 July 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  27. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren is a good driving instructor, he has a calm attitude when teaching. Whenever I've made a mistake, he would not be harsh but instead he would tell me to calm down and do it the right way. Like many other young drivers, I failed my first test but that was due to my nerves but Darren still believed in my driving, which made me believe in myself. After rebuilding my confidence, I went and passed my test second time. Throughout this journey of learning how to drive with Darren, he built my confidence and taught me to become a safe driver. He is very helpful and gives great advice when it comes to driving in the future.
    Client in Guildford, 18 June 2014
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    Overall Score 9.8
  28. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    I highly recommend using Darren and GDI. As a young and over confident driver, Darren turned my erratic and lousy driving into an all round ability to be able to control a car on the road. He not only taught me to pass my test (first time), but also taught me the invaluable ability to drive in many different situations. His approach to instructing is incredible, adapting to the personality of the driver and using that to best aid them learn to drive. You should use GDI and Darren, not just to pass your test, but because he will make you the best driver you can be.
    Client in Petworth, 29 May 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  29. Passed Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren is a great teacher, he has a calm attitude and will boost your self confidence whilst making you a safe driver beyond just passing your test. He answered all my stupid questions, got rid of my nerves and repeated the manoeuvres until I was completely comfortable with driving independently. Never once late for a lesson, and was able to adapt the lesson to focus on what I was most concerned about. I could not recommend him more!
    Client in Guildford, 16 April 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  30. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren's approach to teaching meant I was able to learn at a pace that I found managable whilst improving my driving skills. His positive approach to teaching resulted in me passing my practical test with only 3 minors. I Cannot reccommend Darren enough, he is very personable and arranged the lessons to suite me.
    Client in Guildford, 21 January 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  31. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    I have complicated learning and speech and language difficulties which make me extremely nervous and anxious. So it was important I found the right driving instructor. After searching the internet I found GDI and Darren. Darren is a very friendly, knowledgable and calming instructor who is patient, did not rush me, made my lessons fun and explained things in a language I understood, hence building my self esteem. He dealt with my difficulties brilliantly, spending time to work out the best individual plan and learning aids for me adjusting them when I struggled with certain things. I passed my test first time with only 5 minor faults and feel very confident and in control when I drive, remembering the things Darren had taught me for enjoyable, safe and stress free driving. Thank you so much Darren. If anyone feels that driving will be a struggle for them I would highly recommend you speak to Darren !!
    Client in Farnham, 12 January 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  32. Driving Instructor

    I would recommend this company.
    Client in Petworth, 13 December 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  33. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Darren was a great instructor, went at just the right pace for me, with loads of handy hints and tips, not just to pass the test but also to become a safe driver for life. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking for a driving instructor in future.
    Client in Aylesbury, 10 December 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  34. Driving lessons and test

    I can't recommend him more even with my random work shifts and son's health problems he was able to sort me lessons out around these things. He is polite and makes you feel relaxed. He provides lots of info with pictures to help you learn to drive and pass your test
    Client in Aldershot, 27 November 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  35. Passed my Driving Test with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor

    Well thought out, calm and relaxed teaching.
    Client in Guildford, 17 September 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  36. Passed test with Guildford Driving Instructor

    I had to learn to drive and pass my test in just under 3 months as a requirement for a new job. Having not had any driving experience in the slightest I was under a lot of pressure but Darren gave me the time and guidance I needed to pass in time. After having 2 family members that have had problems when it comes to driving instructors, I cannot be more glad that I found Darren first! He is very honest, an extremely good teacher, and made me laugh a lot! I never felt uncomfortable in the car with him. Thanks Darren!
    Client in Guildford, 19 August 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  37. Driving instruction

    Darren provided me with driving lessons during summer 2013. The easy option would have been to sign up with one of the main franchise brands however after a detailed search online Darren stood out. Having failed several times in the past I now realise how poor my previous instructors were. Darren really did make the difference. He is very calm, a great teacher and has fantastic intuition ensuring the lessons suit the individual, the circumstances of the day and the technical needs of the pupil. I was completely prepared for the test, he taught me the manoeuvres quickly and effectively and we had a giggle in the car as well. I generally give praise sparingly but Darren really deserves the fantastic comments others have also posted. Oh, and I passed too!
    Client in Guildford, 9 August 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  38. Driving lessons

    I only started doing my lessons with Darren, Guildford Driving Instructor 2 months back. This was my first time driving a car and I was so nervous. After meeting Darren for the first time and doing my first lessons, I was soon relaxed. His methods of teaching are to the highest of standards, Always making me feel comfortable and more importantly, Confident. At times I felt like I was chucked in the deep end, however this gave me so much more self belief in my own driving skills. Darren is a great guy to know, and a great instructor. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to get driving! Today I passed my test with Darrens guidance, First time with only 8 minors. I'm still so happy about how things went. I think the main advice I can give anyone is just to try and relax, Which at times is hard - But Darren done a great job keeping me calm. To anyone who is thinking about becoming one of Darrens students, Don't hesitate. I promise you will not regret it. Many thanks and good luck to the future :)
    Client in Guildford, 14 June 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  39. Passed my test with Guildford Driving Instructor

    Passed my test first time with only 4 minors thanks to Darren and Guildford Driving Instructor. I had previously had another driving instructor who told me I was too nervous to ever pass my test. Then I gave GDI a call and my mind was immediately put at ease! Darren was incredibly patient when I was nervous - and even when I was just a bit of a pain! Seeing a friendly face to get in the car with always made me feel better about my lessons and I grew to enjoy driving; something I didn't think I would be able to do at first! I also now, thanks to Darren, feel safe and confident about driving my own car. He did everything possible in order to get me to test standard! I would definitely recommend Darren and GDI to anyone (and have already!); he's a great instructor, listener and friend - and he's pretty good for banter too! An all round nice guy. Cannot rate him highly enough!
    Client in Guildford, 17 May 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  40. Driving lessons

    Darren taught me for 3 months, from the 29th January to my test on the 29th April. His work is of the highest standard, it's professional, flexible, and I feel a better driver having used his high quality service. It is reassuring to have a driving instructor that knows so much about his trade; Darren has an answer to every question and gives you insightful advice only someone at the top of their profession can give. His methods shine through in my successful test: I passed first time with 2 minor faults. Not only am I grateful for Darren's fantastic tuition, but I can also count him as a good friend.
    Client in Guildford, 8 May 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  41. Driving Instruction for two sons

    Darren has instructed both of our sons and both have successfully passed there driving tests first time with 6 minors or less . Darren comes highly recommended. Not only a very good driving instructor in terms of knowledge and instruction but Darren is a very nice guy. As a father I cannot recommend highly enough .
    Client in Guildford, 17 April 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  42. Driving instructor

    Great teacher, makes you feel relaxed and comfortable while learning to a high quality level of driving to get you ready for your test. Passed my test today first time with only 5 minors
    Client in Guildford, 16 April 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  43. Driving lessons and test

    Darren was very patient, and made me feel calm and relaxed every time I got in the car. I enjoyed my lessons because I knew I would not be judged and got help with anything I needed improving on, this made me feel more confident and safe on the roads. Overall I would recommend Darren to anyone who needs that extra push to believe in themselves and feel more confident behind the wheel.
    Client in Twickenham, 28 February 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  44. Driving lessons

    Really happy with my experience with Guildford Driving Instructor. Excellent instructor, helped me right to the end preparing me for the exam. I was prepared for the exam and was not nervous due to the fact I knew exactly what to do! I Really recommend GDI driving school.
    Client in Guildford, 28 January 2013
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    Overall Score 10
  45. Driving lessons

    Always extremely useful lessons that were always based around what I needed to do next to progress and if I felt I needed to go over anything he always made time to help me practice it again. Total opposite of what I would call a stereotypical driving instructor, a really great down to earth guy and teacher. I would highly recommend using Darren to learn to drive!
    Client in Guildford, 12 January 2013
    Overall Score 10
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  47. Driving lessons.

    Always extremely useful lessons that were always based around what I needed to do next to progress and if I felt I needed to go over anything he always made time to help me practice it again. Total opposite of what I would call a stereotypical driving instructor, a really great down to earth guy and teacher. I would highly recommend using Darren to learn to drive!
    Client in Guildford, 12 January 2013
    Overall Score 10
  48. Driving lessons.

    Darren is just the best instructor. He is always calm and with a great sense of humor. Lets you get on with things without any fuss. Teaches in a fun way how to be a safe and confident driver. Is an encyclopedia of driving knowledge, answered all my questions. He helped me relax and not be nervous for my test which I passed first time with only two minors. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive, he makes the most of every lesson.
    Client in Cranleigh, 28 November 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  49. Driving lessons.

    I cannot recommend Darren enough. From the moment I first started the car to passing my test, he has been 100% supportive of me. Driving can obviously be a very daunting task but the pressure is completely taken away with his teaching method. I always felt safe with him in the car and knew that I could at any point ask him advice on aspects of driving that I was having problems with. The lessons focus very much on making you a safe driver, rather than one who can just do all the right things for the examiners and having now begun to drive independently, the full impact of this has come into play. I feel totally relaxed on the road which I thought I would never feel when I couldn't get passed stalling at the beginning! Every lesson was enjoyable thanks to Darren's great sense of humour and warm personality. He is a really friendly guy and will make the entire experience a personal one for you. For making driving enjoyable, informative and safe, he is without doubt the man for the job!
    Client in Guildford, 20 October 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  50. Driving lessons.

    Darren was a great driving instructor, I found it easy to progress safely and successfully under his supervision. Darren is a very likable character and was not only my instructor but a friend too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend GDI to anyone.
    Client in Godalming, 11 October 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  51. Driving lessons.

    Darren is an extremely good driving instructor. He makes you feel very comfortable in the car no matter how many mistakes you make! His instructions are clear and simple which means that your never confused about what he wants you to do. My driving lessons were really enjoyable and I would definitely recommend Darren to parents who want their children to learn how to drive safely and to teenagers who want a realisable, relaxed driving instructor.
    Client in Guildford, 3 October 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  52. Took my daughter Katie throught her driving test

    Wish I had a driving instructor like Darren, when I learnt to drive. He is the best at what he does. He treats his pupils with the upmost care and respect. My daughter passed 1st time, with not a single fault. He could not have been more helpfull. I am especialy happy that my daughter has been taught to drive safetly. Thankyou Darren.
    Client in Guildford, 6 July 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  53. Driving Lessons

    The thing for me about driving lessons is that I’ve never really had the confidence to start them. I’ve always tended to be on the nervous side with anything that I do and, as a result, driving seemed like a non-existent reality. However, after beginning a course at Merrist Wood College and having no option but to stay on-site, I realised how benificial driving would be to me, so I bit the bullet and emailed Darren (GDI). He immediately called me, put me at complete ease, and said I should have a taster lesson to see how I would get on in the car, and the rest, as they say, is history. The amazing thing about Darren is how relaxed he is in the car. I must admit stories of ‘strict’ driving instructors had been one reason that put me off taking lessons, but this could not be further from the truth in Darren’s case. First of all he is a great instructor, but this is because of his attributes: He is funny, calm headed and never at all raises his voice; even when I made some pretty big mistakes! He understands that you need to be able to experience driving for yourself –including the mistakes- so that you can become a good, and especially safe, driver. At the same time he is always there for you if you have a question to ask or any sort of niggling worry. The truth is I don’t think I could have passed without Darren, and I now realise that it was a blessing not starting my lessons earlier, as I would have missed out on meeting an incredible individual. Not to mention the fact that without him I’d probably have just failed umpteen tests, instead of the first time pass I achieved with him! Darren, thank you, you have most certainly changed my life!
    Client in Wickford, 21 June 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  54. Teaches me how to drive.

    Darren teaches me how to drive and I passed my test 1st time.
    Client in Guildford, 21 May 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  55. Driving Lessons

    I would say Darren is as good as they come with regards to driving tuition. From the first moment I sat in his car I felt relaxed and at ease, and his constant encouragement and support was a welcome change (having had a previously disappointing driving experience). Darren’s tips and hints helped me learn all the manoeuvres with confidence, and I passed with Just 2 minor faults. I would recommend Darren to anyone trying to learn to drive.
    Client in Reading, 9 May 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  56. Driving Lessons!

    The teaching styles of Darren has helped me grow in cofidence. There is always great feed back at the end of the lesson. You leave the lesson knowing what you need to work on for the next lesson. With working with a tick list you see what needs to be worked on. Out of all the driving instucters I have had Darren has helped me the most, made learning the manoeuvers easer to remember. While driving, the atmospher in the car is really relaxed and easy going, there is no presure or stress, which helps a person who might be low in cofidence! I would recommend GDI to all my friends and family!
    Client in Woking, 26 March 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  57. Driving Lessons

    Darren was a fantastic driving instructor. I was really nervous when I first started driving my Darren put me at ease and was always calm and relaxed. He was also always very honest, if he felt I didn't need any more lessons he would refund the money and I didn't feel like I had more lessons that I needed. What I really think separates Darren from other driving instructors is the fact that he makes you a good driver before he starts on the exam. Lessons like the distraction lesson give you a good idea of what it will be like when you have friends in the car and what the realities of driving are. I would really advise going with Darren!
    Client in Guildford, 16 March 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  58. Driving instructor to help me pass my driving test!

    Darren really is a great teacher, his skill in relating the complexities around driving and different techniques to help me learn and build up my confidence is second to none. I passed my test first time on Friday 27th January. I hugely recommend Darren as a driving instructor.
    Client in Guildford, 27 January 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  59. Driving Lessons

    It would be a mistake to book a driving instructor in Guildford other than Darren; he is the best you will find. Throughout my training he was patient, helpful and adjusted the lesson plan to focus on anything that needed perfecting. He trained me to such a high level that I felt no nerves during my test because I knew I could do anything the examiner asked of me. I passed first time with only 2 minor faults. I only passed yesterday and have already recommended him to a friend!
    Client in Guildford, 24 January 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  60. Driving instruction

    Excellent instruction.. Darren's expertise helped me pass first time with two minor faults. Most importantly though, he laid the foundations of being a safe and competent driver. Highly recommended.
    Client in Addlestone, 16 December 2011
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    Overall Score 9
  61. Driving Lessons

    Darren is simply brilliant! I remember how nervous I felt before my first lesson and how this was instantly reduced when I found out how relaxed and patient Darren was with his teaching methods. I was a nervous driver and knew very little about driving before I started lessons but Darren's constant reassurance and support allowed me to gain the confidence I needed to drive. Darren is easy going and let me work on the areas I felt weakest on in order to gain more and more confidence. I passed with 5 minors and would just like to say another thank you to Darren for everything he has helped with :)
    Client in Guildford, 4 December 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  62. Driving Lessons

    I hadn't driven for a few years and needed a few lessons to get my confidence back. Darren was great - really patient but pushed me enough to really regain my confidence and get back into driving again.
    Client in Guildford, 1 December 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  63. Learnt to drive!

    DARREN IS A FANTASTIC DRIVING INSTRUCTOR. He really made me feel at home in a car and his calm, reassuring attitude made driving second nature to me in a matter of weeks. His dedication to his students is unmatched and his confidence in you as a driver if you listen to what he says is 1st class. I passed my test first time with only 3 minor faults and this is a credit to all of Darren's hard work over the past few months. Even with a 9 month break for the summer, I was able to get back in a car and, with Darren's instruction, drive as if I had never been away. I honestly challenge anyone to find a more friendly and professional driving instructor than Darren. Thank you so much! Ben.
    Client in Chessington, 22 November 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  64. Passed with only 2 minors! Can't recommend highly enough.

    Above anything else, I really enjoyed being taught by Darren. Learning to drive can be a stressful experience, but with Darren's support and advice I was able to progress to test standard without any hassle. Spending so much time in a car with someone, you need to make sure you get on with your instructor. I couldn't praise Darren enough for his relaxed, amiable nature and would recommend him to anyone. Passing with only 2 faults, I am happy to say my provisional driving experience is over in just 6 and a half months. Talking with my friends who have also passed but with different instructors, I can see that Darren is a cut above the rest. He has taught me to be a safe driver for life. Thank you so much for everything Darren!
    Client in Guildford, 18 November 2011
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    Overall Score 9.5
  65. Driving lessons

    First class enough said. That sums it up in one, I would recommend this driving school to anyone because the quality of teaching is one of the best I have ever had.
    Client in Hindhead, 11 November 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  66. Weekly driving lessons

    Darren is an amazing driving instructor! I passed first time with only 4 faults :) Like most people I was very nervous the first time I got into a car but Darren makes you feel relaxed and comfortable straight away. He is a reliable and professional driving instructor, but is really easy to talk to and becomes a friend as well as a teacher. He provided me with the knowledge and confidence to drive safely and correctly on my own and his reassurance and motivation was definately what allowed me to pass my test! His extensive knowledge of all things driving meant I could ask any question and get a factual and helpful answer and allowed me to broaden my driving knowledge. No matter how many mistakes you make, Darren stays calm and collected, supporting and encouraging you to correct and rectify the situation on your own which I feel is a huge confidence boost, knowing you can get yourself out of tricky situations. I am SO glad I learnt to drive with Darren and will miss my regular driving lessons which were always fun and interesting. Thank you so much Darren! Highly recommended :D
    Client in Godalming, 9 November 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  67. Driving lessons and driving test.

    Pass my driving test 1st time with NO faults today. Thank you Darren you are the best driving instructor ever! If you want the best driving instructor call Darren he will help you like he helped me. Thanks again.
    Client in Guildford, 26 September 2011
    Overall Score 10
  68. Driving Lessons and Driving Test

    Darren is the BEST driving instructor ever!!! he taught me everything I needed in order to pass my test, but also the knowledge I need to have to be a good and safe driver for the rest of my life. I would recommend him to anybody, as he makes the lessons interesting and provides clear explanations on everything that happens in driving. He provided me with the confidence I needed in order to believe that I could pass the test, and know that I would keep a good standard of driving when im by myself. Darren made my driving lessons fun as I knew he would be patient with me even if I made a mistake multiple times. Darren is easy to talk to and I think of him as a friend as well as my instructor, Darren is the reason I passed my test, and is the reason I know I will be a safe driver for the rest of my life. I look forward to doing the pass plus with him so I can increase my driving knowledge. Thanks soooooo much for all your help!! Josh :)
    Client in Guildford, 10 September 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  69. Driving Lessons

    I passed on August 31st 2011 with 3 minors. Darren was what I expected of a driving instructor and more. He not only taught me how to pass my test, but he taught me how to drive safely for the rest of my life. He gave me great confidence behind the wheel with clear explanations so I knew what I was doing as well as helping me with things I wasn't as good at or wasn't as confident with. This fully prepared me for my test and for life on the road. He is a very friendly person who is easy to get on with. He made lessons fun. I always looked forward to them. I highly recommend him to everyone who is looking for a driving instructor. Low prices and great service. Cheers Darren :)
    Client in Godalming, 31 August 2011
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    Overall Score 9.7
  70. Driving lessons

    Darren is a great driving instructor who I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is looking to learn to drive! He makes you feel very relaxed right from the first lesson and is an excellent patient instructor, explaining everything in a clear way that is easy to understand. He teaches you to become a confident independent driver and due to that I managed to pass my test first time, thanks Darren!
    Client in Guildford, 20 August 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  71. Helped me to pass my driving test.

    I would highly recommend Darren Covasic to anyone interested in learning how to drive, he is completely understanding , patient and easy to get along with. If only every instructor took a leaf from Mr Covasics book.
    Client in Guildford, 19 July 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  72. Teaching me to be a safe and confident driver

    An absolute pleasure to learn with, Darren has taught me very well and I am now a confident and safe driver. Despite at first fearing the day I had to drive by myself, now at the end of my lessons with Darren I am really looking forward to being able to be more independent and I feel that I can trust myself to be safe, and I have started to quite enjoy driving. He is relaxed and easy to be with, and keeps cool even in difficult situations when I may have been raising my own panicked voice. He is also straight forward and down to earth, and teaches you to be a safe driver and how to pass your test while maintaining the connection to the reality that after passing the test you will probably change some of your habits- I know how to stay a safe driver even if my habits become less than test perfect. He managed to fit lessons into my hectic schedule around college and rehearsals, and stayed very helpful and positive throughout the entire process. I learned quickly and every one of Darren's lessons were efficient and valuable. I am really looking forward to having a few motorway lessons following passing my test.
    Client in Godalming, 19 July 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  73. Driving Lessons

    Darren is a very good driving instructor. He is very relaxed, patient and observes every detail of your driving skills. I was very grateful as he arranged time for me over the weekend and made me go thru all my weak points again and again till I was very confident. I managed to pass first time and thanks not just to his teaching but also the way he helped me to relax on the final day of the test and provide good motivation. I've no second thought in recommending his teaching credentials. My wife has also decided to take lessons from him to pass her test. Thanks a lot Darren.
    Client in Guildford, 18 July 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  74. Driving Lessons

    Had my first driving test today and passed! And I couldn't have done without Darren, he was a brilliant instructor! He was a great person to learn with and made me into a confident driver. He made every lesson comfortable and you could have a good chat with him. I would recommend him to everyone wanting to learn to drive. Overall he is a genuinely decent person and a great driving instructor and it was a pleasure being taught by him.
    Client in Chichester, 17 July 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  75. Passed my driving test!

    Darren is a really great driving instructor, he would always explain things, but let you experience it for yourself. There was no faffing about! He always makes up for any time lost (through traffic or something) and has a lot of integrity. He is always relaxed which is really helpful because it makes you more relaxed and confident in your driving ability. He is good at boosting confidence and going at a pace that I was happy with! He doesn't just teach you to 'drive' but he goes that extra mile to make sure that you are a 'driver' who is safe on the road. He was really encouraging on the day of my test, and went over anything I wanted. I passed first time with only 3 minors! Thank you so much Darren!
    Client in Guildford, 15 July 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  76. Driving lessons.

    Darren was always on time, professional and fun to have as my driving instructor. The lessons he gave were structured which made learning to drive easy. I would and have already recommended him to my friends.
    Client in Cranliegh, 22 June 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  77. Driving Instructor

    Darren is an excellent driving instructor who I would highly recommend! Darren goes above and beyond expectations to set the best possible standard for his pupils. When I first met Darren, I had picked up many bad habits due to outdated information from another instructor. Darren helped me become a much safer and more confident driver using a more modern and personalised approach. After learning with Darren for a few months I have passed my test today; first time with only 3 minors! I'm now looking forward to getting back in the car with him this summer and gaining my pass plus certificate.
    Client in Guildford, 5 May 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  78. Driving lessons and driving test

    Passed my test first time, Darren is the best driving instructor around, just read all his comments on his website.
    Client in Guildford, 19 April 2011
    Overall Score 10
  79. Driving lessons.

    What can I say! Darren thank you so much. Passed today, first time. I would recommend Darren to anyone, he is so good. Patient, polite, relaxed, he is an excellent driving instructor. Ring him now!
    Client in Guildford, 16 April 2011
    Overall Score 10
  80. Driving Instructor

    Darren was an expert at his job, making learning to drive easy and enjoyable! Easy to get on with, his odd methods worked every time. Darren was honest and relaxed, meaning the final exam was not the stressed, nervous experience friends had pictured it to be! I was confident in myself all the way through because he had taught me well. I would highly recommend Darren to anyone!
    Client in Guildford, 6 April 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  81. Driving Lessons

    Darren taught me to drive very clearly and thoroughly so it gave me the confidence and control needed to drive safely. I would recommend to anybody because of the clarity and respect Darren shows.
    Client in Guildford, 5 April 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  82. Driving Lessons + Driving Test

    My son passed his driving test with Darren 1st time! We live in Fleet but my son goes to Guildford college and it made sense to do his driving lessons in Guildford as he wanted to take his test in Guildford. We searched around for a driving instructor and did what most people do - search for the cheapest. We soon found out cheapest is not the best! We booked 4 hours with a different instructor and my son didn't like the instructor teaching. I gave Darren a call and booked an introductory lesson with him. My son told me he learnt more in 2 hours with Darren than the previous instructor. So my son was happy for Darren to teach him to drive. Darren has done a brilliant Job! I went out with my son just before his test and couldn't believe how good and safe his driving was and that is down to Darren. I would highly recommend Darren at Guildford Driving Instructor to anyone! Thanks again Darren.
    Client in Fleet, 20 March 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  83. Driving lessons

    I came to Darren with an idea in mind about what I would like from my driving lessons and he delivered a great service. Darren was on time for every lesson I had with him and when driving he gave very clear instructions and was calm and patient about my driving errors. I will be recommending him to family and friends in the future. Passed my test first time with Darrens help!
    Client in Godalming, 18 March 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  84. Driving Lessons

    Darren is a very professional teacher, but also an extremely friendly person. He has helped me become a confident and responsible driver and I would recommend his driving school to anyone.
    Client in Guildford, 18 March 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  85. Driving Lessons.

    I was looking around for a driving instructor as I wanted to start taking my lessons a.S.A.P. A good friend of mine had recently started taking lessons with Darren and recommended him to me. So I contacted Darren and arranged my first lesson, I am glad I listened to my friend. From my first lesson to the last, Darren could always find a way to stop any nervousness and keep me calm and relaxed . He is an excellent driving instructor with a nice personality and sense of humor. He teaches with a technique that is easy to understand and follow, and I recently passed my practical driving test first time!! Thanks so much again Darren... top class instructor.
    Client in Woking, 16 March 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  86. Driving lessons

    I found Darren on google, his testimonials were so good. I am happy to add to that. Darren is fantastic, a very good driving instructor, 10 out of 10. I passed my test today, thanks again Darren.
    Client in Godalming, 10 March 2011
    Overall Score 10
  87. Refresher driving lessons

    After seven years of not driving I was very nervous about getting back behind the wheel. Darren was relaxed and really helped build my confidence. I feel more comfortable driving now than I have ever done.
    Client in Guildford, 3 March 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  88. Taught me to drive and use the road safely

    Darren is a very enthusiastic and understanding driving instructor he will always strive to help you in any way he can, I can be a fairly nervous person but Darren always made me feel at ease, I would recommend GDI to all anyone who is thinking of starting to drive, 5 star instructor. Cheers Darren.
    Client in Guildford, 16 February 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  89. Passed Driving Test

    Passed My Test- When it first came to driving, I started with a different instructor who didn't really help me at all with learning to drive. I soon got fed up and decided to find a new instructor. I was recommended Darren by a friend and so I got in touch and he seemed great! He fitted me in straight away. I had lost a lot of confidence with driving and had started to give up, but Darren was the breath of fresh air I needed. He made me feel really relaxed and I learnt so much in just my first lesson! Darren really does care about what he does and never gives up on anyone! Even after I didn't pass till my third time, Darren stuck at it and didn't let me give up! Which was exactly what I needed in an instructor. My learning didn't stop when I left the car as Darren made sure I had diagrams and information which I could look over in-between lessons to help me with any worries I may have had. I would and do fully recommend him to people as he is an excellent driving instructor and is also very reliable. Thanks Again
    Client in Godalming, 4 February 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  90. Learning to be a confident driver

    I passed my test on Monday! I would highly recommend Darren to anyone who need' s an honest, reliable, friendly instructor, I was very nervous and didn't have any confidence, Darren made me feel at ease, I was able to ask questions and if I was unsure on anything Darren would explain clearly so I understood, the lesson's were fun aswell as informative, and each lesson was tailored to my need' s, I enjoyed every lesson. Thank' s Darren.
    Client in Godalming, 31 January 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  91. Teaching me to drive.

    Very good, made learning very enjoyable.
    Client in Godalming, 21 January 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  92. Driving lessons.

    Darren was excellent. I passed my test today! It's all down to Darren, his teaching is so understanding, he is very patient, he is a credit to driving instructors. Highly recommended, thanks Darren.
    Client in Guildford, 17 January 2011
    Overall Score 10
  93. Driving lessons.

    Very good instructor, very good time keeping. Very good value for money. I recommend GDI to every one who wants to learn to drive. I passed my test today, 12-11-2010 FIRST TIME, 3 minors, thanks again.
    Client in Woking, 12 November 2010
    Overall Score 10
  94. Taught how to drive

    Darren is an amazing driving instructor. He made me feel relaxed and comfortable straight away. His advice was really good and clear at all times. He boosted my confidence when I was not feeling very confident. He is easy to get along with and to talk to so that no lessons were boring. Darren did an amazing job in getting me to a level where I felt confident to drive in any situation! I always looked forward to my lessons with him and I would recommend him as an instructor to anyone and everyone! He will make you confident, self-assured in the car and to a high level of driving in a short space of time! I shall strangely miss my lessons! Thank you Darren :)!
    Client in Guildford, 9 November 2010
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    Overall Score 10
  95. Driving instructing.

    I could not have asked for a more friendly, honest, hard working and knowledgeable instructor. He has completely transformed me from a nervous, unsure driver into a happy and safe driver. He always made certain that I had everything I needed and that I really understood everything - what's more I never felt unable to ask. He has absolutely earned his reputation, and I couldn't recommend him more strongly.
    Client in Guildford, 19 October 2010
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    Overall Score 10
  96. Driving lessons

    Superb instructor.  Lessons were well structured with specific goals, tailored to my individual needs. Darren always made me feel relaxed and at ease during all lessons, and I always looked forward to, and enjoyed my lessons!
    Client in Godalming, 8 October 2010
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    Overall Score 10
  97. Driving test

    I was very pleased with having Darren as a driving instructor, he was always on time, polite and very encouraging.  I found learning to drive with Darren enjoyable and was very pleased that I passed within 3 months with only one minor. I would recommend Darren to anyone who wanted a good driving instructor.
    Client in Guildford, 8 October 2010
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    Overall Score 10
  98. Driving lessons.

    I booked in car  lessons with Darren. After failing my test twice, he boosted my confidence and I just passed.
    Client in Woking, 17 September 2010
    Overall Score 10
  99. Driving lessons

    An absolutely excellent, very friendly professional service, will definitely recommend to others.
    Client in Guildford, 9 September 2010
    Overall Score 10
  100. Driving lessons.

    Darren was recommended to me.  He was fantastic, his lesson were fun he made me understand driving. I passed today, thank you again Darren, my life has now changed.  Looking for an instructor, call GDI now.
    Client in Cranleigh, 21 August 2010
    Overall Score 10
  101. Driving lessons.

    Very professional service. Instructor explained things well, learnt driving at own pace, felt relaxed and became more confident as lessons went on.
    Client in Guildford, 13 August 2010
    Overall Score 10
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