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    We now also cover Leeds, West yorkshire with two femail instructor special  introductory offer only for the month of April 2012 do not miss out. Ask about our offers for the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Huddersfield and Cardiff areas.

     

    Testimonials for 2010/2018  March 2010  to February 2018


    Selection of pupil comments.

    Matt Kinslock -- Monmouth -- passed test 05/01/10 Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- awaiting testimonial form

    Jenny Henshaw -- St Arvans -- passed test 08/02/10 Monmouth 5 Minor faults -- Pupil remarks -- awaiting testimonial form

    Marion -- Chepstow -- passed test 05/02/10 Monmouth  2 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- Steve was very calm even in stressful situations this was very reassuring and stopped me panicking. His use of handouts with tips on manoeuvres, part of the test route etc was useful in backing up what i was told in the lesson. 

    Grant Thomas -- Monmouth -- passed test 17/02/10 Monmouth 4 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- An all round nice guy with great skills as an driving instructor. Thanks for all the lessons had a laugh or two, and am enjoying my driving on my own.

    Miraque -- Lydney -- passed test 30/04/10 Monmouth 4 minor faults -- Pupils remarks - Steve is perfect in his work whenever i made a mistake, steve was always there to explain my mistake in a understandable way.

    Dan Marsh -- Cinderford -- passed 23/06/10 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- Steve puts your safety first, I would recommend Steve to any kind of driver new or old. I would like to thank Steve for all his hard work and passing me 1st time with only 3 minors.

    Bowen Madle -- Portskwett -- passed test 01/07/10 Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- awaiting testimonial form.

    James Miles -- Hereford -- Passed test 02/07/2010 Monmouth 0 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- Steve is very patient and very good at explaining. If you want to pass your test quickly then you should use Steve, he is a very good instructor.

    Susan Matthews -- Monmouth -- passed 09/07/2010 Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Pupils remarks -- awaiting testimonial form.

    Sarah powell -- Lydney -- passed test 19/07/10 Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- Steve was very patience and very helpful throughout all my lessons with him. I would 100% recommend him.

    Matthew Fisher -- Chepstow -- passed test 04/08/10 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- Steve is a patient laid back person which makes him an excellent instructor. I would recommend steve to anyone wanting lessons. 

    Violette wysmsle -- Brockweir -- passed test 07/10/10 Monmouth 2 minor faults -- pupils remarks -- Steve was very good and very patient and i feel that only because of his clear objectives I was able to pass my test. I would definitely recommend Steve to my friends and relatives, I am very pleased to have only 2 minors on my driving test and glad i choose Steve from 1st Call as my driving instructor.      

    Barney Ellam -- Tintern -- passed test 22/10/10 Monmouth 4 minor faults -- Pupils remarks --Steve was very patient whenever I made a mistake he would go through everything I needed to correct the the mistake. I would recommend him to all 17year olds waiting for lessons

    John Lloyd -- Penallt -- passed test 06/11/10 Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Pupils remarks -- Steve was able to put the necessary points across, I would definately recommend steve, a very good teacher.

    Matthew howells -- Chepstow -- passed test 15 /11/10 Monmouth 4 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- Steve made all the points clear in a way that was easy to understand, I would recommend Steve to anyone a fabalous instructor his 2010 100% pass rate speaks for itself. Thankyou for all your time and help during lessons, much appreciated. Top instructor 

    Testimonial and pass rate 2011

    Adam Palmer -- Nr Chepstow -- passed test 03/02/11 Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Pupil remarks --Steve is very patient and explains the necessary details very well. I would recommend Steve to friends and family, a very friendly and enjoyable instructor to work with.

    Amanda P -- Coleford -- passed test 15/03/11 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Pupil remarks -- Steve was very patient he explained everything clearly. I would definately recommend Steve to friends and family.

    Laura Caradonna -- Chepstow -- passed 15/04/11 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Pupils remarks -- My instructor was very patient and made an effort whenever he had problems to understand me ( i'm Italian). I would definitely recommend Steve to a friend or relative, he's a great instructor. I am so grateful i've passed my test first time and it's thanks to Steve's determination and accurate planning

    Justin Evans -- Chepstow -- passed 05/05/11 Monmouth 1 minor fault --Pupils remarks -- Steve was able to put the necessary points across to me very clear and precise instruction, I have already recommended Steve to my friends. Steve is a lovely bloke and very helpful and knows the test route very well.

    Stuart Shalliday -- Devauden -- passed 16/06/11 Monmouth 4 minor faults -- Pupil remarks -- Very patient and was very specific about every point. I would definately recommend Steve he is a great instructor. Steve made difficult manoeuvres much easier to manage.

    Annabelle Clarke -- Mitchel troy -- passed 07/07/11 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Pupil remarks -- Steve teaching was great, i learnt very quickly. I would recommend Steve I already have and will do so in the future. I had a great time and feel like a confident driver.

    Steve Gabia --Chepstow -- passed 25/07/11 Monmouth 4 minor faults -- Pupil remarks-- Steve was able to notice any weakness in my driving and would go  over until perfect, I was recommended Steve by a friend, I would recommend him,Steve is  friendly talkative and a great instructor  

    Sophie harrie -- St Arvans -- passed 16/08/11 Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Pupil remarks -- Steve was very patient and able to sort out all my difficulties. I have recommended him to my friends, Steve is the best instructor, never gets angry always patient and fun to drive with. Thanks Steve

    Tom Williams -- Caldicot -- passed 30/08/11 Monmouth 12 minor faults -- Pupil remarks -- Steve patience and ability to put points across in any given situation makes him a extremely calming presence within the car. It is this calming aura that I believe would be both productive and vital to any new driver. I would definately recommend Steve in fact this is how I was introduced to 1st call driving school. Steve had previously taught two relatives of mine and in turn I have recommended Steve to my younger sister.

    Bleddwyn Willings -- Chepstow -- passed 14/09/11 Monmouth 5 minor faults -- pupil remarks -- Steve was very patient, and would absolutely recommended him to anyone, Steve was great really happy with the result.

    Carrianne Williams -- Caldicot-- passed 26 /09/11 Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Steve is very patient and explains things very well, I would recommend Steve to my friends or relatives, his lessons are fun and very informative I have very much enjoyed learning to drive with him.

    Lisa Jarvis -- Lydney -- passed 27/09/11 Monmouth 6 minor faults --   I felt Steve instruction was very through and he is very patient, professional instruction very happy with the progress i made, he has a good sense of humour.

    Oliver Leahy -- Walford, Ross on Wye -- Passed 02/11/11 Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Brilliant instructor would definately recommend Steve.

    Jamie Mcgregor -- Chepstow -- passed 04/11/11 Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Steve was very patient his instruction was very clear, I would recommend Steve to my friends.

    Alison Gray -- Blakney -- passed 17/11/11 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Steve was very patient and explained everything clearly, I would definately recommend him.

    Gabby -- Coedy-pyn -- passed 01/12/11 Monmouth 1 minor fault  -- Steve is a real confidence giver, he will also try and fit his lesson times around you. I would recommend Steve to family and friends.

    Testimonial and pass rate 2012

    Hannah Keeble -- Chepstow -- passed 08/02/2012 Monmouth 4 minor faults --Steve gave very clear instruction and he was always very patient when i misunderstood or found things difficult, I would recommend Steve to my friends and family as I feel I have been taught to drive safely.

    Elizabeth Mcleod -- London -- passed 08/03/2012 Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Steve is very patient and a clear communicator he is very calm and repeats things in different ways and draws diagrams to make it easier to understand. I would definately recommend Steve. Thank you very much, this will make a big difference to my life.


     
  
Coralie Nicolas -- St Arvans -- passed 19/03/2012 Monmouth 7 minor faults --
    Steve is very patient and puts his points across clearly an excellent teacher. 


 
Will Thomas -- Chepstow -- passed 27/03/2012 Monmouth 1 minor fault--
  Steve is great at explaining things using land marks and focal points.  
 

  He made driving fun and relaxing so learning was stress free would recommend him. 


   Oliver P -- Coleford -- passed 02/04/2012 Monmouth 5 Minor faults --

   Steve is patient and put the necessary points across for me to pass my test, 
    I would recommend Steve to new drivers.

    Phillip Woo --
Portswett -- passed 03/05/2012 Monmouth 0 Minor faults --
    Steve is very understandable and fair, good advice and patient.
    Definitely a very good instructor, passed my test with no faults

   Charlotte Obrien --
Caldicot -- passed 16/05/2012 Monmouth 2 minor faults --
   Steve is a brilliant instructor I passed first time with only 2 minor faults,  I
   will recommend him to my friends. Thanks you very much for getting me through
   my driving test Steve your the best! 

   Samatha Joyce -- Cinderford -- passed 11/06/2012 Monmouth 3 minor faults --
   I feel the training I was given was exceptional easy to learn from and got me to
   a very good driving standard. I would recommend you to family and friends
   definately.
                                                     

Neil -- Chepstow-- passed 29/06/2012 Monmouth 2 minor faults-- Steve was always very patient his   instruction was very clear easy to remember. If I was unsure of anything Steve would  cover it until 
I was confident. I would recommend Steve his knowledge and experience shines through in the lessons giving you great confidence in passing.
Steve was a brilliant instructor his techniques are derived from years of experience, he makes sure improvements are made every lesson. A top bloke very friendly and patient.
                                                                      
Ben Smart -- Woolaston -- passrd 17/07/2012 Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Steve was very patent and
understanding the use of flashcards reinforces the methods learnt. Steve is a very enthusiastic guy that's great for motivating his pupils to pass. 

Aoifee -- Chepstow -- passed 08/08/2012 Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Steve was very patient I would recommend him as he is very good.

Nicky Foster -- Chepstow -- passed -- 15/08/12 Monmouth 3 minor faults-- Steve was really calm and patient helped me believe in myself when I didn't. Thank-you.

Julie Britton -- St Arvans -- passed 06/09/12 -- Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Steve is the best driving instructor ever absolutely fab, I would recommend him he's lovely patient and lets you get on at your own pace. Steve makes sure you are ready for your test and gives you confidence. Definately use Steve.

Arthur Douglas -- Gloucester -- passed 04/10/12 -- Monmouth 1 minor fault.

Isabelle Goodfrey -- St Arvans -- passed 01/11/12 -- Monmouth 2 minor fault -- Steve was very patient and was good at explaining any points I found confusing. I would recommend him. 

Maria Farra -- Monmouth -- passed 07/11/12 -- Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Steve was fun on the lessons, patient and built up my confidence, I would recommend him to friends and family.

Tom Mitchell -- Earlswood -- passed 07/12/12 Monmouth 4 minor faults -- Steve has several attributes I think they are necessary for a good driving instructor. He is patient and calm no matter what the scenario is which is hugely reassuring especially when you are a new driver. He will always have sound advise so you can constantly learn from him and most important he is a genuine personable guy who wants you to learn how to drive well in terms of safety and skill. I would recommend Steve without a second's thought, I am now confident in my driving and don't find myself limited by relative inexperience. I am going to find it odd driving without him. Cheers Steve.

Will Thomas -- St Arvans -- passed 10/12/12  Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Steve is a friendly patient driving instructor, his explanation are thorough and easy to understand. I would recommend Steve to anyone.

Testimonial  2013

Jack Pearce-Webb -- Chepstow -- passed 28/01/13 Monmouth 1 minor fault -- I found you were very professional with your teaching as well as being quite relaxed and easy to get along with. I thought I built up confidence quite quickly as everything such as roundabouts, manoeuvres etc because they were explained in such a clear manner. As I have previously explained I think confidence in what you are being taught is a major factor and I have absolutely no complaints in the manner of which you teach, after all I did pass first time with only one minor. Cheers Steve

Harry Woodfield -- Chepstow -- passed 01/02/13 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Steve is a very patient and quite relaxed driving instructor, his instruction is very well thought out and clear. I would recommend Steve to anyone.

Rebecca Goode -- Caldicot -- passed 04/02/13 Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Steve was very patient and made points clear, I would recommend Steve he is a great instructor. 

Kirsty Walby -- Coleford -- passed 12/02/13 Monmouth 3 minor faults -- I'm so glad I chose to learn to drive with Steve, he made things very easy to understand and in a way I would remember. He was really flexible with my lessons to which helped a lot with work.  He made me feel very confident in myself and also had a relaxed friendly attitude which is always the best. Thank you Steve for everything, would recommend to anyone.

Joel Williams -- Caldicot -- passed 26/02/13 Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Steve was very patient with me and got his points across well, he is approachable and easy to talk to and would recommend him to friends and family. I enjoyed my lessons with Steve I was well prepared for my test and I knew all that was required because of Steve.

Matthew Batchelor -- Chepstow -- passed 27/02/13 Monmouth 4 minors --Steve was very patient and good at teaching, I would recommend him to friends as he is easy going, thanks Steve I can now drive.

Jackie Moore -- Cinderford -- passed 08/04/13 Monmouth -- I can only sing Steve's praises although it pains me to admit it.
He has the patients of a saint a case of having to have one really. 
The lessons were well balanced a healthy mix of seriousness and humour not to mention the banter, which he can give as good as he gets. 

Liz Thomas -- Shirenewton -- passed 18/04/13 Monmouth 6 minors -- Having stopped learning to drive at 19 and picking it up again at 32 I couldn't have ever imagined I would one day pass my test.However as soon as i spoke to Steve I was at ease and so the tuition began. Steve is wonderful patient and a brilliant teacher, he managed to build up my confidence (and I was really, really nervous) and I passed first time with 6 minors. I am beyond thrilled and would recommend Steve to any one nervous about making the leap of faith - it will pay off with expert help. Thanks Steve

Isaac Cheshire  -- Llansoy -- passed  16/05/13 Monmouth 4 minors -- My thoughts on Steve Tuition is as follows, Steve is a good and thorough teacher he always explains everything clearly and makes you understand what is required. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone wishing to pass there driving test.

Kieran Powell -- Chepstow -- passed 01/07/13 Monmouth 1 minor --Steve is a friendly guy who is patient and understanding, he teaches by making everything seem simple and logical allowing you to be more at ease and relaxed therefore able to enjoy the lessons. 
If you want good quality lessons which you look forward to then i would recommend him. Thanks Steve for helping me to pass first time.

David Dummett -- Cinderford -- passed 18/07/13 Monmouth 1 minor -- Steve is a brilliant instructor he helped me with everything he makes driving a lot easier by giving reference markers and it makes driving really easy, I've never had an instructor as good as Steve I would recommend him to anyone even people that feel nervous with Steve you can chill out, a massive thanks to Steve for his ability to teach me to drive in such an easy way. Thanks again everyone use Steve you cant beat him.

Chris Hanson -- Sedbury -- passed 16/08/13 Monmouth 0 faults-- I passed my test on Friday 16th August at 0910 first time with 0 minors. From day one Steve made me feel relaxed and comfortable behind the wheel, his methods for learning were excellent and extremely easy to learn and are what helped me achieve my 0 minors. I felt completely at ease on my test because Steve had spent a lot of time with me going over everything thoroughly until I had perfected my driving skills. He used a "game plan" that we stuck to and it was what got me through my test, it put me completely at rest and helped me keep calm the whole time.Steve
is calm, fun,easy going, and reliable and great to learn with, I would highly recommend him to anyone . Thanks Steve  

Jasmine Williams -- Caldicot -- passed 24/09/13 Monmouth 5 faults -- I am the 4th person in my family to have learnt and passed with Steve. 
His lessons were friendly, enjoyable, and also very informative.
I was a very nervous driver at first but Steve's patience and calming presence really helped in times when i got flustered. I grew more confident with Steve's lessons and I passed 1st time, he's a brilliant instructor and I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thanks Steve                                                                                      

Jenny Lambert -- St Arvans -- passed 12/12/13 Monmouth 4 faults -- Steve really helped me to feel at home in the car, he was always calm, relaxed and very patient which built my confidence. Steve was very thorough and always explained everything clearly. I would recommend him to to anyone who wants an instructor as I enjoyed the lessons and felt well prepared for the test. Thanks Steve 

 Testimonials 2014 
                                                                                                                                          
Danielle Morgan -- Lydney -- passed 28/03/14  Monmouth 9 faults --awaiting testimonial.   

Lana Bulmer -- The Cott  Chepstow -- passed 31/05/14 Monmouth 4 faults. "The best teachers teach from the heart not from the book"               
This quote sums up Steve's teaching to me he not only teaches you up to the highest level he also teaches you with real passion and in conjunction with your personality.
Steve's notes are precise to the dot,every detail is always explained fully. What i loved the most about my lessons was that I always knew that Steve would explain my uncertainties to me tailored to my personal way of learning.
Very few teachers do that . Brilliant and fun learning. 

Ben Fisher -- Coleford -- passed 11/06/14 -- Monmouth 2 faults -- Training was excellent, I would recommend Steve to my friends and family, Thankyou Steve.  

Charlie -- Chepstow -- passed 24/06/14 -- Monmouth 3 faults -- learning to drive with Steve was brilliant his tuition was clear and he helped me learn not only how to pass my test but to drive in the real world. I would recommend him to anyone learning to drive as he is very good at tailoring his lessons to improve each pupils weaknesses. I had lessons with other instructors before and felt I was getting nowhere but with Steve I knew i was working towards a goal. I enjoyed learning to drive  with Steve as he made me feel confident and relaxed in the car and this allowed me to focus and pass my test. Steve's Quirky way of getting you to remember things was also a bonus too. Thanks Steve 

Selina Ratcliffe-Refour -- Coleford --passed 04/07/14 -- Monmouth 5 faults--I found my lessons enjoyable as Steve is very easy to talk to and get on with. I felt like he put a lot of effort into making me feel confident behind the wheel and went over the things I needed to improve on and never rushed me yet always felt the progress each lesson.
I would definitely recommend Steve to friends and family as I have already done.


Janelle -- Chepstow -- passed 31/07/14 -- Monmouth 2 minor faults. Waiting for Testimonial

George Perry -- Chepstow -- passed 12/08/14 -- Monmouth 1 minor fault -- The training is very thorough and consistent which helped to provide an excellent routine that learner drivers require. I would recommend Steve to my friends and family his willingness to fit around your work patterns to ensure your had the best chance of passing was great.

Matt Bacon -- Raglan -- Passed 02/09/14 -- Monmouth 9 minor faults --The training I received from Steve was second to non. The training was constructed in a concise and easy way to learn. 
From my very first lesson I felt at ease with driving, this showed when i passed both my theory and practical test first time.
The way Steve conducted his lessons really helped me to enhance my driving skills, I would defiantly recommend him to my friends and family as he is an excellent instructor with a wealth of knowledge not only about driving but also driving safely.
I personally found that his knowledge of when to take your theory and practical tests made me a more confident driver. I would like to thank Steve personally as he goes above and beyond to ensure everyone's driving needs are provided for. 

Stuart Petherick -- Chepstow -- passed 18/09/14 -- Monmouth 3 minor faults

Rhydian Dobbin -- Itton nr Chepstow -- passed 23/09/14 -- Monmouth 8 minor fault -- Brilliant training, Steve is funny and calm mannered, would recommend him to friends and family. 

Alice Woodfield -- Chepstow -- Passed 06/11/14 -- Monmouth 1 minor fault.

Emily George --    Woolaston --Passed 03/12/14 --Monmouth 1 minor fault. --Steve was such a great instructor, he is such an easy going person to get along with and so lovely. He helped me pass my test and that i can't thank him enough. He is so patient and down to earth, I was very nervous first meeting him but as soon as i spent an hour with him it was like i knew him forever.He was absolutely fantastic to learn with, and he makes you feel very comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone I know as he is perfect instructor to go with and you will be happy you did and that i can ensure you!
Thankyou again Steve missing your company '' little one''

Kim Paterson -- Coleford -- passed 19/12/14 -- Monmouth 12 minor faults -- Steve is an excellent driving instructor who gave me confidence and was calm and patient he also has a sense of humour that puts you at ease.Steve gave clear instruction and would recommend him to anybody. Thanks


Brock Griffith -- Sedbury-- passed -- Monmouth -- Steve is a very good instructor and would recommend him to friends and family.

Frances Nicholls -- St Arvans -- passed -- Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Steve's lessons consists of him explaining things during the lesson and then giving you a paper copy for you to look at between lessons. This worked really well for me (my memory is like a sieve).
Steve is a very calm person which really helps when driving, also Steve is very thorough you will go into your  test being completely confident, I would recommend him to anyone.

Shaun Preston -- Thornwell -- passed  -- Monmouth 4 minor faults --Steve was a great instructor he not only provides sound technical knowledge but also delivers it in a way that suits the pupils. Steve is very accommodating and is more than willing to alter his teaching style to you. I would definitely recommend Steve to friends and family and anyone I meet. As far as I am concerned Steve is the only instructor around .Steve was great not much more I can say.

Niamh Adams -- Chepstow -- passed -- Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Steve training plan was constructed so that everything was covered thoroughly and at a steady pace. I would recommend Steve because i felt comfortable, at ease, and he was very friendly, my sister will be next for lessons. Thank you very much Steve!!

Wayne Brooke -- Ross on Wye -- passed Monmouth 2 minor faults -- I enjoyed the training Steve gave me he is a nice guy, and would recommend Steve to friends and family.

Emma Jones -- Llansoy -- passed Monmouth 1 Minor fault -- Steve's training was very good and comprehensive, tailored to my needs. I would recommend Steve to friends and family, as his instruction is very easy to understand and a friendly instructor. Good use of email links and other media. Thank you Steve.

Eve Jones -- Tutshill --Passed Monmouth 2 Minor Faults -- I enjoyed Steve's training especially the marking points very helpful for each junction, I would recommend Steve he is a very good teacher.

Peter Watkins -- Caldicot -- Passed Monmouth 6 minor fault -- I enjoyed the training with Steve because he is a down to earth, not afraid to tell you about your progress he is easy to be around feels more of a friend than a teacher. "GREATEST INSTRUCTOR AROUND"
I would recommend Steve as a Driving instructor, as I was Privileged to learn with him.

Alex Dewar -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 3 minor faults-- I enjoyed the training because I was always covering a new part of the route and I could feel myself iimproving after every lesson.
I felt prepared for the test as I knew the test route very well and felt confident on the day of the test due to Steve's training.

Hamish Kelway-Bamber -- St Arvans-- passed Monmouth 1 minor fault --I enjoyed the training, Steve was helpful and very knowledgeable, I would recommend Steve to friends and family as he is consistent and helpful.

Isabella Kerpner--The Cott Nr St Arvans -- passed Monmouth 1 minor fault-- Steve was an excellent instructor explaining routes well before driving and again after if needed. I found this very helpful, he is very patient and calm which puts me at ease and gave me more confidence when learning to drive. I would thoroughly recommend Steve to family and friends or anyone looking for a good instructor. Thank you very much Steve.

Elliot Powell -- Chepstow-- passed Monmouth 0 minor Fault -- Steve was very good at teaching me how to drive. Any weaknesses were immediately noticed and noted down so that they could be improved as soon as possible. This was especially useful coming up to my test when honesty was required to ensure I would be able to not only pass, but be fully capable to drive safely after passing. The training was enjoyable with the necessary training taught, whilst still being relaxed and talkative. Overall I would most definitely recommend Steve to all my friends and family.  

Sam Morris -- Brockweir-- passed Monmouth 1 minor fault -- I cannot recommend Steve highly enough his knowledge of the route and surrounding areas is impeccable, the lessons are are well structured and the instruction is on point,If you want to pass your test he's your man.

Annie Glynn -- St Arvans -- passed Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Just wanted to say thank you for helping me pass my test. Steve was a great driving instructor really clear on every thing he taught and always patient with me. I would like to thank Steve for helping me pass my test, and would recommend him to anyone

Annie parents -- Steve just a quick note to say thank you from the three of us for getting Annie through her test we are all really pleased 
(especially Annie).
I think you've done a great job of it and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Dan Rust -- Coleford -- passed Monmouth 8 minor faults -- Your the best driving instructor I have had, you gave very clear instruction and gave key points on test route such as road markings or signs when to brake and indicate etc. The whole way through I felt confident of passing and you got me to test standard in minimal time, I then passed 1st time with Steve. I would recommend Steve to anybody looking to pass there test. Thanks Dan

Tom Gold -- nr Trelleck -- passed Monmouth 0(Nil) minor faults -- I would recommend Steve to anyone who is wanting to learn to drive, he is very calm and informative, he creates a very nice atmosphere to learn in and makes the whole experience very enjoyable. He is a top instructor and great guy, I would like to thank Steve for all his hard work and advice which led me to pass my driving test first time with ZERO points. Cheers all the best.

Jasper Cousins -- Coleford --passed Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Steve is a great instructor, he has a calm attitude and is meticulous in his feedback of what you did well  and more importantly explains clearly how to improve what did not go as well. His knowledge of the route is flawless, and so was his knowledge of the examiners and their ways. In the lesson before my test Steve was able to tell me who my examiner may be, and guess at the route of my test pretty spot on, right down to the forward bay park at the end. I would highly recommend him. Thanks so much Steve it was enjoyable learning from you and passed first time.

Macaulay Ward -- Griffithstown/Mathern -- passed Monmouth 3 minor faults -- I would definitely recommend Steve as your first port of call for an instructor. He is very calm and patient and very methodical. I could not have been happier with the result of my test. He is very accommodating around the hours that I work and prepared me for my test in a way that made me feel confident in passing, thanks a lot Steve all the best.

Callum Mcgregor -- Garden city, Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 6 minors -- I thoroughly enjoyed Steve as my instructor, he explained everything I needed to know in a very simple and easy to understand manner.He is very calm instructor, and when I made mistakes he would always point them out to me, but not in an aggressive way. His knowledge of the test route is fantastic and before my test he even guessed the majority of the test route I had. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone looking to learn to drive.

Sophie Jones -- Tutshill, Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 2 minor faults --  Awaiting testimonial.

Daniel Scroggs -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth  0(Nil) minor faults -- I enjoyed the training Steve gave and very relevant to a learner drivers. Steve was very patient and not at all patronising, he makes you feel comfortable whilst learning and congratulates you when you do something well. I would definitely recommend Steve to others as he is patient, passionate about the job 10 times better than my two previous instructors. Thanks a lot Steve, thanks for being patient, Dan.

Roberth Estandian --  Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 0(Nil) minor faults -- I would like to thank my instructor Steve Derraven for his time and effort to help me to pass my driving test 0(Nil) faults.
It has been a struggle for me to manage my lessons with him due to work schedule but he was able to adjust and look for ways to to help me to pass.
I am gratefully honoured to be one of his students, I will definitely recommend him to friends and family.
He is a truly patient and very devoted instructor.

Sian Wade -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 5 minor faults -- A special thank you for my driving  instructor Steve Derraven at 1stcalltuition.co.uk for his patience and getting me through the test.

Phil Wood -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 0 (NIL) minor faults -- I would like to thank Steve for helping me pass my driving test, he is by far the best instructor I have had, he talked me through everything I had to do and help me to pass with ZERO minors!!(which I still cant believe I done). Steve  has a unique way of teaching which helps the lessons and advice that sticks in your memory. I would recommend Steve to anyone he is an amazing instructor and a great guy, thanks again Steve.

Matthew Evans -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 4 minor faults --

Sam Nicholls -- St Arvans -- passed Monmouth 0 (NIL) minor faults -- I highly recommend Steve, his patience and expertise gave me the confidence to pass my test. Whenever I had a question or uncertainty he would always answer clearly and thoroughly . Thanks Steve

Lauryn Collins -- Bream, Lydney -- passed Monmouth 3 minor faults -- Awaiting testimonial

Liam Jones -- Lydney -- passed Monmouth 6 minor faults -- I recommend Steve as I had never been behind a steering wheel before I trained with him, he gave me the time and patience I needed to become better. I would recommend Steve to friends and family as he will give you the advice and attention you need, and will not be afraid to have a laugh. I enjoyed the training because it met my needs as I never felt particular pressure when driving in my weak areas and felt safe doing so.

Elin Crossland -- Tutshill -- Passed Monmouth 6 minor faults --Thank you very much for getting me through my driving test. During the time I was learning to drive I particularly enjoyed Steve's calm and professional style of teaching as well as visual prompts to help me remember specific details of routes for my test. I would highly recommend Steve if you are looking for a good driving instructor.

Note from Elin mum, Hi Steve thank you very much for getting Elin through her test . I will definitely recommend you. Ceri

Molly Clibbett -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 6 minor faults -- Steve's Training methods were logical and easy to remember. I enjoyed the training it had a good balance of chat and driving also I feel a confident driver now, and not just passing my test, I will definitely recommend Steve. A very good teacher, and good teaching methods

Note from Molly mum -- Thank you so much for teaching Molly to drive. She is really pleased that she learned to drive not just to pass the test. Anne Clibbett

Ollie Barnes -- Thornwell, Chepstow--Passed Monmouth 5 minor faults -- Steve's training was pretty good it certainly helped me progress. I enjoyed the lessons as it was explained well. I would recommend Steve as I passed my driving test due to his training.

Note from Ollie Dad --Just a note to say thank you so much for the excellent way in which you taught my son Ollie to drive.I am naturally delighted that Ollie passed his driving test first time but equally delighted that through your excellent instruction he has turned out to be a thoughtful, considerate, competent, and confident driver.
Thanks again Steve for all you have done for Ollie, I will surely recommend your services to any others looking to learn to drive.

Michael Boyes -- Abergavenny -- Passed Monmouth -- awaiting Testimonials

Ram Sapkota -- Chepstow-- passed Monmouth -- I find Steve a very dedicated to his job, I enjoyed his lessons he always encouraged me to do well whilst correcting any mistakes I made. His teaching techniques are very useful for new learner drivers. I will always recommend Steve as he will help you pass your test, also making you a better driver.

Matt Baker -- Trelleck -- passed Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Thank you for all your help in passing Matt, my Daughter is itching to get behind the wheel in September, Fiona Baker.

Georgina hockey smith -- Tutshill Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 2 minor faults -- I would highly recommend Steve his teaching is thorough and provided a really good learning environment.

Jamie Brown -- LLandogo -- passed Monmouth 2 minor faults -- Awaiting testimonial -- I enjoyed the lessons as I felt I gained confidence when driving the route,Steve gave clear instructions which were easy to follow and I thought I made progress after every lesson. I would recommend Steve to family and friends as he is was always on time and very reliable.

Steve Roberston -- Caerwent -- passed Monmouth 5 minor faults -- very professional driving instruction in a relaxed 
atmosphere. i would recommend  Steve because he makes sure you are ready for your test.

Andrei -- Lydney--passed Monmouth 0 minor faults -- awaiting testimonial.

Sam hope Bell-- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 3  minor faults -- I thought the training was conducted thoroughly and in a positive manner. Where any mistakes were made Steve identified them and taught me how to rectify my errors. I will recommend Steve to my friends as he is a positive instructor who made me feel confident that I could pass my test first time, also made me feel comfortable on all types of roads and situations

Comments Sam Mum -- Thank you for sending photos through he's so pleased to pass first time. Thank you also for teaching him so well.

Issy Powell -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 2 minor faults -- I would recommend Steve to all my friends because I found him very professional and made me feel confident when learning to drive. He gives very clear driving instruction and you feel prepared and ready when you take your test. Thank you very much Steve

Tabby -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 1 minor fault -- Steve made me feel comfortable from the moment I started lessons with him, he was very patient and clear in his instructions and we were able to have a laugh as the lessons progressed. I would 100% recommend Steve to anyone. I'm so grateful for all his hard work with me and helping me have the confidence to pass my test .

Rebecca Henshaw -- St Arvans -- passed Monmouth 1 minor fault --The training was amazing as it was very thorough and it never moved to fast. I always felt very prepared for each lesson and never felt as though i was being chucked in the deep end, which really helped me become confident in my driving. I would definitely recommend Steve as an instructor to any of my friends as he was just an amazing driving instructor. 

Robbie Atkinson -- Monmouth -- passed Monmouth 0(zero) points -- I found the training was ideal for my way of learning because of the work Steve puts in, out of the car, for example the use of emails to show manoeuvres and therefore giving a heads up before even getting in the car. I would definitely recommend Steve to friend simply due to the fact that he is a friendly person and is always up for a laugh. I think Steve makes an ideal instructor or due to the strict but fair approach to teaching it also helps that he has numerous stories that I'm sure will entertain you along the way.

Jack Hendrickson -- Tutshill -- passed Monmouth 0(zero) points -- The training was conducted  very thoroughly covering every aspect of the route. I would recommend Steve as he helped me pass first time with no minor faults.

Testimonials  2018

Daniel Dicksee -- Chepstow-- passed Monmouth 6 minor faults. -- Was a joy and a pleasure to learn from Steve. He helped me learn from the mistakes I made by explaining where I went wrong, and how not to repeat them. Also gave me the drive to better myself

Ethan Phillips -- Usk -- passed Monmouth 4 minor faults -- I really enjoyed my lessons as i could look forward to them as it was in a friendly environment to calm my nerves as the ordeal of driving a car is very nerve wracking.

I think the training was conducted in a very friendly and professional manner so it resulted in a very enjoyable experience. 
I would recommend Steve to my friends as every lesson is tailored to suit what you need to work on, not just a vague topic 
like i know other instructors give.
A very good car to learn in, Steve has lots of helpful sheets to give out and explain how to do everything on that course.
Overall a very good Instructor. Thanks for all the help Steve.

Ruby Richards -- Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 5 minor faults -- I enjoyed the the training because I felt each route was covered thoroughly you were easy to talk to and didn't rush or pressure me.
The training was structured well to include all routes, manoeuvres and additional information needed for the test. Everything was covered many times to ensure I knew what I was doing.
I would recommend Steve because I felt the routes, Manoeuvres etc were taught well . Steve is personable which made it more enjoyable  and you enabled me to pass first time.
Steve was very good at keeping me calm before the test, as I am someone who gets extremely nervous your calm mood was helping me feel calm which I think was essential to me passing . Lessons were very well organised. 

Shay Dumayne -- Caldicot -- passed Monmouth 0(nil) minor faults -- I enjoyed the training because I learnt a lot and it was memorable. The training was memorable through funny stories that helped me remember certain parts of the driving.
I would recommend Steve as he is an amazing driving Instructor that teaches perfectly and is easy to get on with.
Thank you Steve you are a legend.

Evan Roberts - Monmouth -- passed Monmouth 4 minor faults --Steve's training was very thorough, for example Steve sent several links, videos and documents to help back up what i did in lessons. Thanks you for helping me pass my test.

James Fisher - Chepstow -- passed Monmouth 4 minor faults -- I enjoyed the training because nothing was rushed and the training was structured in a way that i was able to do things at my own pace.