Martin is a great driving instructor who was always so patient and helpful during my driving lessons. He enabled me to feel comfortable with driving whilst always trying to push me to the best of my ability.
The progress I made in my driving with Martin allowed me to pass my practical test first time.
Lessons were always tailored to what I needed and he was always very supportive and encouraging if I was struggling with something. He is very kind and very easy to get along with. Thanks to Martin, I feel safe and confident on the roads. I would highly recommend Lock’s Driving School!
I started lessons with Martin after previously having lessons with another instructor. Soon after I started lessons with Martin I could see my driving was improving.
He helped with my confidence and always made sure I was comfortable I knew what I was doin before moving on to a next step. I have just passed my test on my first attempt and am very grateful to Martin for all the help he has given to get me there.
I began lessons with martin in December 2018 and successfully passed my driving test first time at Tunbridge Wells center on Monday 24th June 2019 with only 3 minors, couldn't recommend Martin enough as an instructor. He taught me how to improve my confidence in driving as well as staying safe to myself and other users of the road.
He is a very friendly, supportive and patient instructor that will help you progress regardless of how much knowledge you have about driving previously.
Huge thank you Martin for the whole process of teaching me to drive and I'll hopefully see you soon for some motorway pass plus lessons!
I would highly recommend Martin as a driving instructor because he helped re-build my confidence after a series of test disappointments when I was 19.
Flashforward to 24, I was extremely anxious to start the process again - not only because I feared I wouldn't pass, but also because I'd left a HUGE gap between my last batch of lessons, and my decision to get on the road again.
However Martin immediately put me at ease and seemed like a friend from our first lesson. He understood my concerns completely, and made the whole situation less overwhelming.
Martin knew when I was test ready. I passed first time with Lock's Driving School and can confidently say Martin provided the best teaching style, helping to grow my skills and confidence day by day, and allowing us to laugh during lessons.
I'll have fond memories of our lessons, and couldn't recommend Lock's Driving School enough. Thanks for everything, Martin. See ya on the roads!
I successfully passed my driving test first time with Martin as my instructor. His ways of teaching and how he made me feel comfortable driving is what lead me to be able to pass.
I started with no driving experience but he was patient with me throughout every driving lesson whilst also pushing me to the best of my ability. He would listen to what I struggled with and would always help me to improve.
I am so glad Martin taught me and I could not recommend him highly enough!
Martin was an excellent driving instructor, very patient and thorough in his teaching. His teaching enabled me to progress quickly with my driving and then lessons were catered to areas I felt needed improvement.
Martin made me feel very comfortable and helped greatly to increase my confidence, so that I passed my practical test first time. Overall I would highly recommend Martin especially to anyone wanting to really enjoy their lessons, as he is extremely easy to get along with
I began learning to drive, with Martin, on the 15th August 2018 and successfully passed my driving test on the 1st November 2018.
I had no idea about driving beforehand but throughout the whole experience, Martin kept me so relaxed and always remained so patient with me.
His way of teaching was most definitely the fundamental part of me learning to drive and I could not recommend him to anymore more highly!
To any parent or persons considering Martin Lock for driving lessons, I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
Martin is kind, calm and patient. He puts you at ease (even parents) immediately.
Martin has taught my younger brother and both of my sons. All three passed first time with Martins excellant tuition and he will let you know when he thinks you are ready to take your test.
I hope that he is still teaching when my younger daughters are ready to learn. I wouldn't want to use anyone else.
Huge Thank you to you Martin.
I would highly recommend locks driving school to anyone learning to drive weather they have had no previous experience in driving or can drive but need extra help.
Martin is an extremely helpful and patient instructor with the ability to adapt to cater for the individual needs of each of his students. Martin is a understanding and highly sympathetic instructor and this makes the experience of learning to drive easy! Davis
Martin is an excellent driving instructor and I would most definitely recommend him. He explains everything very clearly and is especially patient whenever I wasn’t confident on any aspect of driving.
Every lesson was focused on exactly what I wanted to do and what I felt I needed to work on.
He was also very flexible with working around my commitments to ensure I was still able to have my lessons and he was also able to reassure me and keep me calm before my test.
Overall Martin is a brilliant driving instructor and I am so glad he was the one to teach me.
My son Brooke starting driving lessons with Martin Lock on 12/01/18, & successfully past his test first time with no minors on the 15/06/18.
Throughout this time Martin was a fantastic instructor making Brooke feel at ease from day one, both myself & Brooke would like to thank Martin for the effort & getting Brooke through his test.
We would highly recommend him to anyone that would like to start learning.
Martin was an excellent and reliable driving instructor, always polite and professional. He ensured that every lesson was focused on what I needed to improve on so that I could correct and improve my weaknesses.
He was very clear and patient when explaining concepts, and I feel that this allowed me to progress quickly. He was also very accommodating and flexible when booking lessons around school and other commitments. He was also very reassuring before my test and helped keep me calm.
I think that all of the above is why I managed to pass my test first time with only two minors. Overall, I would definitely recommend Martin as a driving instructor, he was brilliant.
Martin is a fantastic driving instructor and I would highly recommend him.
I was very nervous at first and lacked confidence, but Martin really helped build that up with practice. My lessons never felt rushed or pushy and I could learn at my own pace as he has the patience of a saint! His teaching techniques were great and easy to remember, he even made them relatable to me as a dance teacher.
Before my practical test he was very good at calming my nerves and used one of his favourite phrases “Drive like a driver, not like a learner.” Which really did stick in my head.
Today is the perfect day to be praising Martin and his efforts as I have just test driven my first car (and the only other car I have ever driven besides Martins Fiesta). The salesman and my dad were both impressed with how easily I coped getting into a completely different car and that’s all down to the skills and guidance from Martin!
Each lesson, for me, was a confidence boost having always doubted my driving abilities. Lessons were always kept upbeat and enjoyable which really helped get me become a more confident driver.
I couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor, Martin was so patient every lesson and really took time to make sure that I felt confident with everything that I was asked to do - including parallel parking!!
As for my practical test, I just kept in mind all the helpful advice Martin gave me in my lessons and just focused on reference points when need be, but most of all, I tried to keep positive - I drove to what I saw and thanks to Martin’s efforts I passed first time!
Martin is an excellent driving instructor. He gave me so much confidence whilst learning to drive. He was very patient, calm and good at spotting my weaknesses and helping me correct them. He was very flexible when it came to booking all my lessons and helped fit them around school times.
He gave me all the help I needed in order to pass first time with two minors and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone hoping to start learning to drive.
Martin is an excellent driving instructor and I would thoroughly recommend him. I was very nervous when I started learning, but he was very calm and patient with me and really helped improve my confidence.
He explains everything very clearly and well, and always had different ways of explaining concepts if I didn't understand the first way. He was also very accommodating when I booked lessons and managed to fit them around school, work and other extra-curricular activities as well.
Each lesson was tailored to what I felt like I needed the most practice on, which made me feel that I progressed well at the end of each session. Overall, Martin is a brilliant driving instructor who I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn!
Martin is an outstanding instructor. He is calming, easy to get along with and has a great attention to detail, not to mention he is a great laugh. I really enjoyed working with him and appreciated his thorough teaching style and dedication to his students.
Sometimes when I lacked confidence, he would always manage to reassure me that I was progressing well and allow me to enjoy driving rather than dread it.
Starting out as quite a nervous driver, the thought of taking my practical test petrified me. However, I easily passed my test on my first attempt with only one minor fault which I put down to Martin's scrupulous and professional approach to teaching.
I am so pleased that I chose Martin to teach me to drive because I truly believe I would have struggled to gain such a great outcome with anyone else.
Martin is a great teacher very friendly and polite, always willing to help in lessons and out of lessons always prepared to go the extra mile. Always manages to make each and every lesson different and interesting great man to learn from and I'd highly recommend one of the best definitely.
From my first lesson Martin put all my concerns and nerves at ease, he is so patient and calm which in turn made me relax and actually enjoy my lessons. He doesn't just think about his learners during lessons, he regularly keeps in contact ensuring that you are happy with the service and progression of your lessons. Nothing is rushed and he ensures that any areas that need improving are highlighted and practised until perfected. He constantly gives encouragement and praise which really boosts confidence, and at the same time gives constructive advice to constantly improve. Martin uses a booklet which is filled out each lesson showing improvement and progress which really helps when returning home showing friends and family how you are doing and gives you an idea of how close you are to booking your test. I cannot recommend Martin enough as a brilliant driving instructor who taught me from my first ever time behind the wheel of a car, through my Theory test and finally passing my driving test with only 2 minors. Thank you again Martin you are ace!!!!
I'm extremely glad I chose Martin to teach me how to drive. I was very nervous but Martin was very patient with me and reassured me when ever I started doubting myself. He got me to do stuff that were outside of my comfort zone but was very encouraging so I didn't feel forced.
He is very knowledgeable and helped a great deal with me passing my test first time. The lessons were very good and relaxed which helped ease my anxiety a lot.
Thanks again Martin for all your help!! Would highly recommend!!!
From the moment I stepped into the car with Martin I knew I would be in good hands. He is calm and professional and gives positive feedback as well as professional advice when it is needed in order to improve more and more. At first I thought that making mistakes on the road would be a terrifying experience but Martin stayed calm and showed me how just to carry on. The anxiety I had in driving at first disappeared much faster than I expected.
From learning with him I can now be calm, confident, observant and feel safe on the roads. Lesson prices are reasonable and I would highly recommend going for 2 hour sessions if possible as you can make the most of the time. I managed to pass with only 2 minors first time because of my time with Martin. Overall I would definitely recommend Lock's Driving school if you want drive to the best of your ability.
Martin was an incredible instructor!! I am so thankful to have had someone so patient and kind throughout a very stressful time for me!
I passed first time with only two minors, and I truly believe I wouldn't have been able to do it without him. He boosted my confidence and has taught me to be comfortable, and safe, on the road.
I work 9-5:30 Monday to Friday, Martin was around in the evenings and on Saturdays, and made himself available to fit into my schedule.
Forever thankful for your help!
Also, a bonus.. weekly updates and pics on his ever growing puppy!
Lock’s Driving School gave me a wonderful experience of learning to drive from day one. Before my first lesson I was very nervous and I wasn’t sure that I would take to driving very well.
Martin dealt with this perfectly, striking the balance between not forcing me to do things that were outside of my comfort zone and pushing me so I could progress. The lessons were also very well organized, with lessons always starting on time and the booklet Martin uses was very useful for highlighting progress and areas which needed improvement.
This organization followed through to taking my test – I didn’t feel rushed to take my test or like I was being held back just so I could be forced to take more lessons for extra money.
Martin was also very good when it came to exams, understanding fully how hard it is to juggle priorities and would always encourage the best option for his students. I took a break during my AS exams and Martin was very understanding to the stresses of life and was very amenable to stopping lessons if I became too stressed, whether that was about driving or external factors.
The day of my driving test was also very well organized, with Martin making sure we had gone through every possibility and that I went in feeling as calm as possible. All of this paid off with my test going perfectly, passing first time with no minors. This is a real credit to Martin’s teaching and I could not have achieved that without the support and teaching Martin offered.
My whole experience with Lock’s Driving School couldn’t be faulted and I would highly recommend him.
Well, Where do I start!
As a mum of one soon to be two I really needed to start up my driving lessons and pass my test! Martin was my 4th driving instructor due to me not really getting along
with my others. My first driving lesson with Martin was great and I felt confident! (Never been a big fan of driving anyway).
On the plus side the first 2 hours was £25!
Then as lessons when on i finally found my self being more confident on the road! It took me a while due to other commitments but we got there in the end! Passed my theory and then booked for my test! Martin knew I was ready and when they said I have passed with 6 minors I burst into tears and gave Martin a big hug! (With his permission of course haha)
Thank you so much Martin for all your support! The best driving instructor around and would recommend to ANYONE!
Martin is the best driving instructor ever! He is so patient and willing to help with anything that I was struggling with. The lessons were all tailored around what I needed and wanted to work on and it was what I chose to do and go over. It didn't matter how many times I said I wanted to go over something, Martin would always help.
I liked the different methods of teaching Martin uses such as the demo drives and using apps on the iPad to show me new things and to help me to learn in places I struggled and panicked with. Martin also provided me with a booklet which was good as I could see my progress after every lesson and see what else needed to be covered or worked on.
He has a lot of patience and also great for helping me over come my anxieties over certain parts of driving which I struggled with! I loved and looked forward to my driving lessons as they were very relaxed, very fun and I was nearly always laughing but also covered what I needed to. He wouldn't let me give up and would push me to reach my full potential.
Highly recommend Martin for anyone looking to learn how to drive! Thank you so much Martin for helping me to pass my test first time! Going to miss our lessons so much! ??
Martin is an amazing instructor!!! I came to him after trying out two other instructors and from then on my driving lessons have been a great combination of learning and fun. Always pushing to go further every time as he believed in me, which helped grow my confidence with driving. He was very patient and I don’t think I would have been able to pass with only 2 minors without his help. Thank you so much Martin! Best instructor out there!
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Martin is a very patient, calm instructor who turned my son from shaking like a leaf on his first lesson into a confident (but not over confident) driver who passed his test first time. He is always honest and realistic with his observations and was a fun and entertaining instructor, whose top priority was helping James achieve his potential.
I would highly recommend Martin to anyone of any age or ability wanting to learn to drive. Martins student centred approach to teaching defiantly helped in boosting my confidence and fine tuning all the skills you need to pass. And the two hour lessons on offer were defiantly better, I'd recommend them to everyone. I had a very stop start journey learning to drive before going to Locks driving school.
Martin was easy to talk to and helped with all my issues. I felt well prepared and ready to take my test which I passed first time with Locks driving school.
Martin is a brilliant driving instructor and was extremely patient and thorough while teaching me to drive. I wasn't keen on learning to drive but after a few lessons Martin had already encouraged my confidence and made me feel safe being in control of the car.
He is very easy to get along with and lessons with him were enjoyable. Whenever I was finding something difficult Martin would always take the time to go over it with me and also show me how to do things, which I found very helpful. Thanks to Martin I passed both my theory and practical tests first time! I would definitely recommend him to anybody wishing to learn to drive.
I used Lock’s Driving School as it was highly recommended to me by my friends, and I was not disappointed in taking their advice. Martin is a more than capable teacher, able to make you think for yourself, making you think about what you could have done better and how to improve rather than telling you what to do. This makes you feel far more confident about what you are learning, and I personally found it to be a far better way of teaching than any other. The end result was a pass for myself first time and only five minors, the average person gets seven. I do believe that if I had not had Martin I would not have done as well or indeed passed first time. Martin has a great style of teaching, and is also more than capable of catching you out when you make a minor mistake, or indeed stopping you from making a major one. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Martin whilst he taught me, and I would highly recommend Lock’s Driving School to anyone who is learning to drive, as I have done to my friends.
I was pretty nervous about learning to drive, but the way in which Martin tailored each lesson to my specific needs helped me gain confidence in driving. He would explain everything clearly and use diagrams to help his explanation, which was especially useful for learning my manoeuvres.
As well as being great driving instructor, Martin was also always friendly and easy to talk to. The fact that he uses facebook made it especially easy for me to book lessons, and he was always happy to try and book lessons to suit my needs.
Thank you Martin for being a brilliant driving instructor and helping me to pass first time! I would absolutely recommend Martin to anyone looking to learn to drive.
I could have not succeeded
without Martin Lock`s driving structure. He is a professional instructor knowing always how to transform a pupil from a learner to a proper driver.
He is calm, patient and has all the interest to make you pass from the first time, knowing exactly when you are ready for the test and when you are not.
I recommend Locks School to everyone who wants to become a safe driver.
Thank you Martin you are the best instructor ever!
My lesson's with Martin were
always planned to help me improve on what needed to be improved from past lessons, this really helped as I was getting regular practise at things I wasn't too good
I never felt nervous when I was in the car with Martin, he makes you feel very welcoming whenever you have a lesson. Overall a very good driving instructor that I would highly recommend.