Comments from previous pupils
Francis: "Viv has a calm and assured teaching style that creates the perfect learning experience"
Jon: "Viv provided me with brilliant tuition and I am extremely grateful for him helping me to pass my test first time. I would (and have) recommend him to anybody as he is very patient and able to adapt his style to suit how you want to learn. In addition I had a lot of fun learning. Thanks Viv!"
Cara: "Thankyou so much for being such a fantastic instructor. It was a pleasure learning to drive with you"
Danielle: "I enjoyed every lesson with Viv - a great help & support. Knew how to keep me relaxed and calm, and made driving fun".
Tony: "I found every lesson with Viv as enjoyable as the last. He's extremely patient, calm and reassuring. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks for making learning to drive fun".
Jo: "Viv’s professional yet friendly, patient tuition ensured that any nerves or worries I had driving around a city were soon forgotten. His calm and clear teaching method meant that I made progress quicker with him than my previous instructor. He is exactly what I needed in an instructor in and around Cardiff. I just wish he taught around Somerset! Thanks for everything Viv!
Jim: "Thanks for being such a brill instructor and getting me through the test first time".
Sepher: "Viv is calm and friendly and encourages you to believe in yourself. He is experienced and knows how and where to teach you each specific subject. I passed the practical test first time and I now have the confidence to drive on my own. I suggest him to every one of my friends. Thanks a million Viv for your patience"
Bronwen: "I was by no means a natural driver but Viv was unfailingly calm and patient and I was thrilled to pass first time"
Tom - "Viv's calm and friendly manner made lessons a complete pleasure. Patient and professional Viv offers competitively priced lessons, and you'd be hard-pushed to find an instructor as fun as Viv. Thanks for everything!"
Wah - "I am not a natural driver. Beside, I tried to learn driving at my 30's which is not very helpful in my learning process to be a safe and alert driver. Above that, I tried to learn driving in UK where its driving test standards are one of the highest on the Earth. Last but not least, I learned to drive in Burma while I tried to get my first driving license. In Burma, we have the opposite road system to the UK. However,it's a miracle!!!, Viv helped, encouraged, and coached me well not only to pass(only with 4 minor faults in my 2nd attempt following the 1st attempt within a month) but also to be a safe and confident driver on the road. Viv is a very good driving tutor who taught me not only how to drive but also reinforced my confidence well".
Aled: "Viv's friendly and calm approach to driving tuition is the perfect combination for passing your driving test. His patience is admirable and reassuring teaching methods are the perfect guidance for a learner driver.
He was recommended to me by a friend who passed his test at first attempt as I did. It was a joy learning to drive with Viv and would (have) recommend him again to others. Thanks again"
Tim: "There is much to be said in praise of Viv's teaching style, most of which has already been declared on this page. I have had brief experience of three driving instructors around the Cardiff area, of which Viv was definitely the best. He is enthusiastic (he regularly claims he teaches for the love of it rather than money), patient and able to put you at ease in any driving situation. He is also friendly, with a broad range of interests and anecdotes, (an important factor considering the amount of time you spend with your instructor). Above all he is methodical and experienced, and is able to get you to test standard as quickly as you are capable of achieving it. I would recommend Viv's instruction to anyone".
Jo: "Viv is a calm and patient teacher who makes every lesson enjoyable! He was always making me believe in myself and one of the best teachers I've had. I will miss the lessons but glad with viv's help I passed my test. Trust me you won't be let down by him!"
Lowri: "I swapped to Viv's School of Motoring after a bad experience with another driving instructor and he was amazing, his teaching skills are brill and he is the main reason why I love driving. Thanks to Viv I passed my theory and practical first time, you can't go wrong with Viv."
Yatri: "Honestly the best instructor one could possibly have. I have heard horror stories about driving instructors, their strict rules and how scary they are, so naturally I was worried, but from day 1 of my lessons, Viv has been nothing but nice and helpful. He never yelled or got angry if I repeatedly made the same mistake. Viv i constantly motivated me to be confident and pass first time, and I am very grateful!"
Elaine: "Viv is a great instructor and put me completely at ease behind the wheel. I failed my first test attempt with a different instructor which really knocked my confidence. Viv has been nothing but supportive especially when I was getting frustrated with myself on my lessons. I'm pleased to say I've now passed my test with 1 minor for stalling. Thanks Viv, it's been fab learning with you and we've had a giggle too. Now on to Pass Plus!"
Mike: "I learned to drive with Viv after he was recommended to me by my brother. I was extremely pleased with the standard of tuition provided: Viv was always meticulous, patient and encouraging. I thoroughly enjoyed my driving lessons, and by the time I reached my test I felt prepared and confident. Thanks to Viv's teaching, I was able to pass my test first time!"
Thae: "I’ve been driving since I was about 16 on the other side of the road. Learning to drive in the UK in late 20s wasn’t easy for me but Viv helps, supports and encourages me every step of the way. Thanks to Viv I passed my practical test on first time with only 3 minors. I would have never done it without him. I would (and have) recommended him to any one as he is very patient, friendly and encourages you to believe in yourself. He’s the best driving instructor ever. Thank you ever so much for everything Viv!!!"
Luke: "Viv is a fantastic instructor he is very friendly and always maintains a profesional appearance. He is very supportive and he is always encouraging me saying that I was a really good driver, but you only become a good driver if you are taught by a really good instructor. First time pass with only 2 minors. Definitely would recommend to family and friends. Thank you so much viv, looking forward to PassPlus".
Emily: "Viv was recommended to me by a friend, and I will be sure to recommend him myself in the future. His patience and enthusiasm are the main reasons I think I passed both my theory and practical first time. He made the whole learning to drive experience a pleasure and I now feel a confident and safe driver on the roads. Thanks so much!"
Charlotte: “I was so glad to have Viv as my driving instructor. I had quite a tight deadline that I wanted for passing my test and Viv responded with as much determination as I had, and I believe it was his patient, practiced and tailored style of teaching that helped me pass first time with 35 hours of driving, and only three minors. It was great that he was happy to teach in Barry, Penarth and Cardiff so I could get a wide range of driving experience, and had complete confidence in me when I had none in myself. His techniques were easy to remember and he always stayed calm. I’d happily recommend Viv to anyone wishing to learn as he is fair, professional and an excellent drive instructor all round. Thanks again for everything you’ve done. I’ll see you again for Pass Plus"!
Kate: “Viv became my counsellor as well as my teacher! He has a calm and patient teaching manner which suited my challenging nervous disposition! He helped me mentally prepare for my test and encourage determination and self belief. I passed first time which was a total reflection on Viv’s capability as an instructor.”
Iestyn: "I didn't learn to drive the same time as my friends and kept putting it off thinking it wasn't for me and I wouldn't be any good at it anyway. Then my friend passed with Viv and soon after my brother passed too, both couldn't recommended him highly enough. I took a trial lesson so they would get off my back but by the end of the hour I found I was really looking forward to the next one. Viv is a great instructor, calming when your nervous, always reassuring and encouraging, every lesson is fun and rewarding. Thanks again for all you patience and guidance".
Kate: "Failing my driving test twice had left me a nervous driver, lacking in confidence with some bad habits to boot! Viv observed my learning style and coached me to become a safe and confident driver. His patient and calm teaching method is extremely effective and restored my confidence, enabling me to pass my test with no faults. Thank you so much"!
Amber: "Thank you so much u r a brill teacher"!
Sophie: "Viv is calm, patient and understanding and always made the lessons enjoyable. I would highly recommend him especially as he helped both me and my brother to pass first time. Thanks Again"!
Will: "Viv was a great instructor , I had the national average amount of lessons and Viv helped me pass my practical test first time" .
Sam: "A great person to learn with. Very patient and kind. Helped me pass first time."
Anne-Marie: "Viv was a pleasure to be taught by, helping me to get through it all passing first time. I couldn't recommend a better instructor as he understood the way I like to learn. We had endless laughs, such a fab experience. Can't wait for Pass Plus. Thank you Viv