Pupil Reviews 2021

Below are some of our many testimonials from pupils who took driving lessons and passed their driving tests in 2021. The testimonials below are the pupils own words and we would like to thank them for their kind support.

Nothando Ndhlovu - Newbury - Automatic
"I really am very thankful for my instructor Tomasz, for believing and trusting that I will pass. Indeed I've come across impatient instructors but this time around it was a wonderful experience and a good learning curve during my driving lessons. And finally here I am... I passed my test first time. Patience and consistency is what you'll get from Tomasz. And passing first time ofcourse.
Thank you so much."

Ben Fieldhouse - Newbury - Automatic
"Just passed my driving test! Muba was an excellent instructor who supported me every second of the way. I thoroughly recommend taking lessons with Muba, you won't regret it!"
Grzegorz Ingielewicz - Thatcham - Manual
"Thanks Boss I was so Lucky to meet a instructor like you (Peter Skelton). Thanks again for helping in passing first time i really enjoy your good sense of humour You say I listen 😎"
Jajati Dash - Newbury - Automatic
"Thanks for all your support (Tomasz), listening to me and guiding me. Correcting my manoeuvres. The famous 45... I moved from 90 to 45. Party is due for me! I was really struggling last 5 years without a car."
Daniel Burger - Newbury - Automatic
"Muba was a great driving instructor from day 1, always very calm and welcoming, I had a great time learning with him and felt like he taught everything in a manner that was easy to digest and made driving with him fun but serious at the same time."
Daniel Hayden - Newbury - Manual
"Louise was teaching me to drive since June of this year, through a horrendous rota from work on my behalf, different appointments and isolation(s) I was finally able to pass my test in November after only 28 hours of driving. Louise with easy to talk to, helpful and really informative with her driving knowledge, I know I wouldn’t have passed without her as my instructor and all the help she has given me over the last 5 months. Will definitely be recommending Peter Skelton wherever I can! Thanks Louise!!"
Isabella Knott - Kingsclere - Automatic
"Tomasz is a great instructor. He would always give me good feedback during each lesson to help me better my driving and make me feel more confident. Thank you so much for all your help! The lessons have been very enjoyable."
Harriet Allen - Newbury - Manual
"Pete (Burke) is an amazing instructor and I am so grateful to have been taught by him. His calm and patient manner put me at ease every lesson, and his knowledge covered everything and anything I needed to know to be test-ready, and of course, to be a safe and confident driver in general. Thank you!"
Bella McInnes - Newbury - Manual
"I’m so happy that I managed to pass and I could not have done it without my instructor Louise who was very calm even during some of my roughest moments on the road
Thank you so much

Ruby Rainbow - Peasemore - Manual
"Thank you very much Peter (Skelton) for your patience while teaching me- I passed first time today and I couldn't have done it without your help 👍"
Tahira Farhan - Newbury - Automatic
"I have today passed my driving test that was not possible without Mubas efforts and excellent tips and guidance. I wasn't sure about my skills and was quite nervous due to lack of time and enough practice. But his sincere efforts and good professionalism helped me to pass my test."
Elizabeth Holloway - Newbury - Automatic
"Tomasz taught me to drive and Peter stepped in to save the day when Tomasz came down with covid two weeks before my test. Both are fantastic instructors who will teach you to drive beyond the test, so that you really are ready for the roads. Tomasz was the perfect instructor for me - patient, supportive, encouraging and understanding. He takes pride in adapting his teaching to your learning style and encouraging you to push your comfort zone just the right amount. Both Tomasz and Peter are an absolute pleasure to be taught by - relaxed, supportive and good humoured - and they succeeded in getting this 41 year old with no experience or confidence a first time pass with just two minors within 6 months of starting."
Olga Lomonossova-Zubko - Hermitage - Manual
"Today has been the most amazing DAY!!!! I have passed my driving test and all Thanks to Peter!!! I can’t thank him enough for all his patience with me!!! He is the best instructor I have had!! Very calm, responsible and fun at the same time! He made my experience stress free and he would explain things over and over again!!! Thank you!
Kind Regards

Ellie Cole - Newbury - Manual
"Huge thank you to my instructor Peter Skelton who made me feel comfortable and confident, passing first time. I highly recommend him and really enjoyed learning!"
Velayutham Arumugam - Newbury - Automatic
"Thanks a million, Muba. I couldn't feel more safe and confident behind the wheel without your driving lessons.
Muba is very skilled, well organised, respectful and a considerate driving instructor. After examining my driving in the first lesson, he evaluated my strengths and weaknesses. He taught several techniques to turn my weaknesses to strengths not just to pass the driving test, but be a very good driver. He is thoroughly professional in pointing out driving mistakes without getting impatient or angry. I would highly recommend Muba to anyone learning to drive in Newbury!"

Louise Davis - Newbury - Manual
"Thank you Peter for helping me to pass first time! Great instructor, would recommend."
Igor Bas - Newbury - Automatic
"I had the pleasure of having my lessons with Mr Muba who was always professional and clear on guides which led me to become a confident driver. I had a fascinating experience with my lessons, never bored, felt safe on the road, always made me feel focused and determined. Thank you!"
Kamil Rosenau - Newbury - Manual
"Thank you so much Peter (Skelton) for your help and support in getting my licence. You are the Best !!! Definitely I will always recommend you.
I will never forgot your words "the bend is not your friend the straight is your mate "

Ilker Karan - Newbury - Automatic
"It was marvellous to have Muba as my instructor. He is a calm, analytical and such an observant teacher. I enjoyed the whole process and didn't have any doubt when he said "you are ready!"
Teena James - Newbury - Automatic
"I would like to say a huge thanks to my instructor Muba (From Peter Skelton) who mentored me for the last few months with patience, calm and friendly approach. It was very hard for me when I started my driving lessons but Muba has helped me to change my entire attitude and turned me around to became a good driver which enabled me to have my diving licence. I highly recommend Muba because he is very passionate about his job and will stay with you until you succeed. Thank you Muba…"
Shelley Grozin - Thatcham - Manual
"thank you so much for helping me pass my driving test, you’re teaching was really clear and helpful, I feel confident knowing what to do in my car now and being able to drive safely 😁"
Rose Borthwick - Newbury - Automatic
"Massive thanks so much to my instructor Muba for his clear teaching and patience. My confidence has improved so much and I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly. I’ve really enjoyed learning with him!"
Gladys Page - Newbury - Manual
"Amazing teaching (from Pete Burke), very easy to understand and get grasp of!"
Nina Faithfull - Newbury - Manual
"I have really, really enjoyed learning to drive with Peter (Skelton), when on my 17th Birthday I never thought I would. I have learnt loads, and surprised myself by passing first time! Thank you Peter :)"
Alex Fenton - Newbury - Manual
"Pete (Skelton) was very helpful in calming my nerves surrounding the test and made me a much more competent driver""
Sam Hardy - Newbury - Manual
"Peter (Skelton) is an exceptional driving instructor with specialised teachings that make even the hardest parts of learning to drive feel a great deal easier. I would highly recommend to anyone that would want to learn from the best and pass first time."
Abhinav Arya - Newbury - Manual
"Had a great learning and customer experience with "Pete Burke". During pandemic it's really hard for everyone to get the training time as well as test appointments and it's extremely important to choose a right instructor. I was lucky enough that I got Pete as my instructor. He helped me to learn quickly and his guidance on each and every step of driving really helped me to pass my driving test in a very quick time. Really appreciate and highly recommend "Peter Skelton Driving School" to everyone."
Claire Gorman - Newbury - Parent
"Peter (Skelton) has taught both of my boys to drive and they both passed first time. As a parent I liked that Peter always responded to any questions I had and kept me updated during the uncertain Covid times. I would always recommend Peter he is amazing!!!!"
Jamie Williams - Newbury - Manual
"Great instructor! Passed my practical test first time thanks to Peter (Skelton). Makes you feel at ease and fills you with confidence, would recommend 👍"
Jagadish Srinivasa - Newbury - Automatic
"A big thank you to my instructor, Muba ..!!
I am fortunate that I was mentored by Muba (from Peter Skelton) who supported me with endless guidance as instructor and friend, which helped me to get my driving license today???.
What really helped me, is the detailed and constant feedback which I used to get from him while learning & post every session. Trust me, even a very minor observation used to be shared and discussed until I was clear, which eventually helped me to correct myself?and improve my driving abilities.?Muba's training plan of approach is really excellent and commendable. As an instructor he is pro and does his job right 100%, we just need to follow his instructions, concentrate, and take all the?feedback he shares positively to improve ourselves.?Thank you once?again, Muba.?
Muba does have a great humor????which you will definitely enjoy."

James Davies - Newbury - Automatic
"Massive thank you to Muba who got me over the hurdle of passing my driving test first time! I started lessons with low levels of confidence and some lessons were very challenging. Rather than just repeating the same steps over and over he always thought of alternative approaches for me to grasp what was required. His thoughtful and honest approach I would recommend to anyone learning to drive. Thanks Muba!"
Angel Sachter - Newbury - Automatic
"I’ve recently had the pleasure and the luck to work with Tomasz. We spend a couple of sessions driving through Newbury and around it with the goal of becoming acquainted with the “driving on the other side” as I come from abroad. What originally seemed to be a mission impossible it immediately become something natural, smooth and pleasant. This is not because I’m a talented driver, but because Tomasz is a very gifted and the most patient trainer. I would encourage anyone that needs a boost of confidence just to try a single journey with Tomasz. Thank you very much, Tomasz! Angel"
William Spurr - Newbury - Automatic
"My name is William Spurr, and twelve years ago I was diagnosed with borderline Asperger's Syndrome. Choosing to have Muba as a driving instructor was the best thing I have ever done. Muba is kind, patient and very considerate of his students. It has taken me years to find as good an instructor as Muba. I rate him 5 stars out of 5, he is truly excellent. Many thanks, Muba."
Scott Carlyon - Newbury - Manual
"Passed my test today with Peter Skelton on his intensive course and I passed first time with no faults, I even had the examiner tell me it was a good drive, I'm over the moon!! Thanks Peter!!"
Chloe Wragg - Basingstoke - Automatic
"I could not recommend Muba more. I was exceptionally nervous when I started but I felt comfortable from our first lesson. I didn’t think I’d be able to pass so quickly and wouldn’t have been able to do it without him!"
Floyd Reddin - Woolton Hill - Manual
"Passed my test today first try with Peter (Skelton) as my instructor, he was a brilliant instructor and I only got one minor after 3 months of driving."
James Thomas - Newbury - Refresher Lessons
"After 14 years since passing my test (and no driving) it was great to get back on the road in a new area and Peter (Skelton) made the refresher lessons enjoyable. Peter helped build up my confidence on the road and the lessons were suited to what I wanted to do. I can highly recommend Peter for refresher lessons if you are looking to get back into driving after a long break. Thanks Peter!"
Euan Sherlow - Newbury - Manual
"Passed with 0 minors, Pete (Burke) was very accommodating with the test time and getting the hours in before the test, awesome instructor!"
Emma Shepherd - Newbury - Automatic
"Tomasz has been an absolutely amazing driving Instuctor with me, always been honest, guided me when I needed reassurance, and most of all patient it has been a pleasure learning with him

Emma Griffiths-Rose - Oxford - Manual
"Peter (Skelton) is the best instructor! He built up my confidence so much and taught me to drive in three months, with a first time pass. I also had a few lessons with Pete (Burke) and Louise (Hicks); everyone was so supportive, encouraging and patient! Couldn’t recommend Peter Skelton Driving School enough!"
Gerard Smith - Headley - Manual
"Over my time with Peter (Skelton) he really helped me gain confidence quickly on the road. Making what seemed hard to do for me become a second nature! I went into the test feeing confident knowing I'd learnt from one of the best and came out feeling even happier with a first time pass! Thank you Peter for everything."
Sam Morton - Winchester - Manual
"Peter (Skelton) has been a great instructor, a really diligent teacher! He made learning to drive really fun and helped me pass first time which I was really happy about. I have really enjoyed my time with him and would recommend to anyone and everyone! Thank you so much!"
Jack Hedley - Newbury - Manual
"Louise was a great instructor made things very clear and easy to understand. Thank you very much. Great driving instructor!!"
Grace Armstrong - Headley - Manual
"Peter Skelton is a phenomenal instructor. I am beyond grateful for all the effort Peter has put in, I went from not being able to drive at all, to passing first time. I wouldn't have been able to do it without him. Thank you for having confidence in me."
Ruby Mitchell - Kintbury - Refreshers
"Peter’s (Skelton) refresher driving lessons were great for my confidence and really changed my driving for the better!"
Luke Bullen - Wash Common - Manual
"Best instructor! (Pete Burke) very chilled and nice guy to drive with. Teaches you every detail and that's how I passed with only 1 minor."
Aaron Simmonds - Newbury - Manual
"Peter (Skelton) is a calm, considerate and accommodating teacher. It's a pleasure to pass first time."
Sathish Kumar - Newbury - Manual
"Thanks a lot for getting me passed at the first test itself... I gain more confidence after taking the training from you with detailed explanation on why we do each action mainly on the observation and anticipating things.... I am very much thankful to make me safe driver throughout my life time."
Clare Woodage - Kintbury - Manual
"Peter (Skelton) is an amazing instructor! He helped me to pass first time with no minor marks. I'd highly recommend Peter Skelton as a driving instructor as he is patient, understanding and helped me over come my nerves when driving!! I started learning to drive when I was 17 with another instructor, but gave up for four years, before learning with Peter. It was the best decision I ever made! Thank you!!"
Katie Roberts - Compton - Manual
"I took intensive lessons with Peter (Skelton), we had 6 days to get me to pass my test, I passed first go, Peter is a very very good instructor and I would definitely recommend him to everyone."
Lily Carroll - Newbury - Manual
"Passing first time, on both practical and theory, thanks to Peter's (Skelton) guidance and support. Couldn't recommend anyone more highly."
Freya Prunton - Newbury - Automatic
"I started driving in April and have just passed my test first time thanks to Muba Eminovs! He is a great instructor and is very patient, explaining all the rules clearly. He has built my confidence over the last 3 months and made my lessons really enjoyable because of his relaxed and friendly manner. I highly recommend him!"
Rodrigue Zakhour - Crowthorne - Manual
"I got couple of sessions with Pete (Burke), which was very helpful! And I was surprised when I took my test, that is was all kind of a Deja Vu, because Pete simply covered every detail on the sessions. Thanks Pete for the amazing job."
Tali Hamshaw - Newbury - Manual
"I passed my test first time, I am now confident that I will be a safe driver on the road thanks to Peter's (Skelton) excellent teaching."
Amy Forde - Kintbury - Manual
"Passed first time with Louise who always made me feel calm and confident, would definitely recommend."
Nick Holloway - Crookham Hill - Manual
"I had a great experience with Pete (Burke), he was great at teaching me everything necessary to pass the test first time. He taught in a slow and helpful way which helped a lot."
James Holloway - Crookham Hill - Manual
"I thought my lessons with Pete (Burke) helped me learn and understand the necessary information making passing my test first time so much easier."
Connie Pope - Woolton Hill - Manual
"Honestly the best teacher I could imagine, I learnt from the best! Thank you so much Peter (Skelton) for your amazing teaching. I passed first time in Basingstoke even though I didn't know the area that well. Will definitely be recommending to anyone who needs a driving instructor!"
Sruthi Pillai - Newbury - Automatic
"Tomasz is a great Instructor, really patient and understanding and he makes sure to go through everything that could come up in your practical test. I would highly recommend him!"
Fadila Mahammed - Newbury - Manual
"Pete (Burke), you are an amazing instructor, the best who I met. You made me feel confident and you advices are always really good and helpful. Thank you I'm very grateful to you. I highly recommend you."
Harry Light - Thatcham - Manual
"Peter's (Skelton) a first class instructor! Passed first time with him. Would highly recommend."
Tilly McDougall - Cold Ash - Manual
"I passed my test first time today with one minor! Peter (Skelton) has been an amazing instructor and made me so much more confident in my test and I'm really grateful to him! Thank you!"
Ellie Richards - Kingsclere - Manual
"Peter is an excellent instructor, he is very patient and has a great way of putting you at ease. I loved his little sayings to help remember things, they will definitely help me with my driving in the future. I would thoroughly recommend him!"
Tilly Javes - Thatcham - Automatic
"Thank you so much for all your help (Muba Eminovs)! After trying my fair share of instructors, you're the only one who didn?t make me feel more anxious. You helped me stay calm in situations that made me want to give up driving altogether! By the end of my first lesson with you I?d gone from ?I?ll never be able to do it? to a calm and confident driver. You absolutely deserve 5 stars and I will be recommending??"
Ludo Hardy - Newbury - Manual
"After a long two years of driving and 3 failed tests with another instructor. Peter (Skelton) has completely transformed my driving and my confidence behind the wheel. Very highly recommend Peter no matter what stage of driving you are at."
Larissa Hardy (Ludo's mum) - Newbury - Manual
"Peter (Skelton) was a fantastic driving instructor, who enabled my son to pass his test with only one minor! His previous instructor had taught him so little in comparison & he said that Peter taught him brilliantly & we would highly recommend him. Thank you so much Peter!"
Levent Unal - Newbury - Manual
"Thank you very much Peter Skelton , you're the best driving instructor who I met , I passed my first time driving exam , I never forget shoulder to shoulder. You're the best one 😊"
Edan Camplin - Newbury - Manual
"Really good and helpful instructor (Pete Burke), always giving the best advice and giving me lots of confidence. Thank you!"
Kieran Higgins - Newbury - Manual
"Passed my driving test thanks to Louise the other day, she was an amazing calm and understanding teacher. Highly recommend learning through Peter Skelton!"
Holly Jackson - Thatcham - Manual
"Passed first time with only 4 minors thanks to Pete Burke, he’s an amazing teacher and made sure I was test ready and that I was confident."
Holly Robson-Lacey - Newbury - Manual
"I took refresher lessons with Pete (Burke), a very calm, patient instructor. He helped me to gain back my confidence being back behind the wheel. I would highly recommend to both beginners and people more experienced."
Hyma Elda - Newbury - Automatic
"Tomasz is a great driving instructor and follows a step by step teaching approach. He is very interactive and understands our driving faults, limitations and explains the driving concepts & Manoeuvres in simple way. I am very happy for taking lessons from Tomasz and had passed the test in first time."
Jemima Landale - Cold Ash - Manual
"Passed first time with one minor. Very happy and all due to Peter (Skelton) who taught me everything."
Rita Piscikaite - Newbury - Automatic
"A massive thanks to Tomasz for all his support and endurance with me throughout my driving lessons. He is a very knowledgeable and practical instructor. Would recommend him to anyone that wants to pass their driving test first time. Thank YOU again and again"
Issac Flowers - Newbury - Manual
"Would highly recommend using Peter Burke. He's a brilliant teacher and helped me become test ready in really good time. Top bloke too, perfect for 1st learners 👍🏼"
Karolina Hamerlik - Woolton Hill - Manual
"Thank you Muba Eminovs for your hard work, all support and patience. Ive passed my exam on my first attempt with 2 minors. Highly reccomend :)"
Annabel Cotton - Peasmore - Manual
"Peter (Skelton), what a amazing driving instructor!!! I feel so so happy to have passed my driving test FIRST TIME!!!! I think only Peter could have made me such a good driver with his instructions!! I would recommend to anyone I see!! Thank you so so much Peter and keep being the best!!"
Cara Murphy - Newbury - Automatic
"Tomasz is quite possibly the most patient driving instructor I've ever met. He takes the time to understand you and try you easy, yet detailed ways of teaching you to drive. I was so happy I was able to pass first time with Tomasz as he gave me the ground work of being a more confident driver. Thankyou so much!"
Saurabh Singh - Newbury - Manual
"I had a great lesson with my instructor. His name is Pete (Burke). He taught me to pay attention to all details. My instructor really helped build my confidence with just 5 hours revised lessons as I did not drive for a year due to the pandemic.You could literally see the zeal and determination in him to see you pass.
Very professional, Timely, Kind, patient and firm.Will definitely recommend him to anyone.
Best Regards

Alyshia Connerton - Newbury - Manual
"Absolutely brilliant instructor (Pete Burke)! Helped me get through my nerves and explained everything clearly! Highly recommend!"
Phil Protonorios - Newbury - Manual
"I have just passed my driving test with Peter (Skelton) as my instructor and I would highly recommend his driving school to anyone who wants to receive serious training in order to pass his test. It was an emergency test as I am a critical worker. On the rather short notice of 10 days before my test Peter helped me tremendously by adequately preparing me for the test. He explained all my mistakes through logic and mathematics which helped me understand them and correct them. He was also very supportive with my working schedule and provided excellent flexibility with the lessons. Thank you very much Peter, I am most grateful."

Cloe Withers - Newbury - Manual
"Thank you so much for your help Pete (Burke), first time pass!"
Jonah Bowden - Newbury - Manual
"Really helpful and insightful lessons from Pete Burke. Passed first time!"
Will J - Basingstoke - Manual
"Cheers for your help Pete (Burke). Top bloke."