SMS Driving School in Southampton - Steve Kenny Driving Instructor, on 07912 150020 or 02381 223845
Learn to drive in a manual 1.0 Turbo Astra SRI


14th January 2018
Displayed: Jane Davis
Email address: janed72@gmail.com

I picked Steve as had positive feedback from a friend at work who recommended him to me. Had not driven a car for over 10 years and felt very nervous getting behind the wheel again after such a long break. Steve was very reassuring, gave me confidence and self belief that I could do this. Very good at highlighting faults and how to drive safe and become aware of other road users and following signs, which had completely forgot about. After ten hours of driving feel have been driving for years again. 

Thank you for all your help Steve, greatly appreciated.
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22nd November 2017
Displayed: Sam Cole
Email address: toothpickchalie@hotmail.com

Steve helped me to pass my test first time, and with NO FAULTS! I was really nervous before my test, but Steve Re-assured me that I’m a good driver and just needed to focus on what I can already do.

In total I took around 36 hours of lessons with Steve leading up to my test. To begin with, Steve can seem like a firm teacher. But if you read around on Google you’ll soon see this is exactly what you want from a driving instructor - he is simply doing his job and picking you up on the faults which would otherwise form into bad habits. Steve didn’t let such bad habits creep into my driving, and pushed out any bad habits I’d already picked up whilst learning with others. He was always on time, and let me know well in advance when he couldn’t make it or had to re-arrange a session

Thanks Steve, I can finally relax!!

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30th September 2017
Displayed: Annmarie S
Email address: AnnmarieS@aol.co.uk

Had refresher lessons with Steve to improve my driving skills. Very happy with how Steve highlighted my bad habits and let me know how to improve and become a much safer driver and at the same time become a more confident driver. Each time he seen an error he told me straight away and also what I did and how to correct it so didn’t keep making the same error. Feel so much more in control and my awareness and planning when driving, it is so much better. Thank you for your help Steve.

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21st August 2017
Displayed: Matthew Radford 
Email Address: matthew_radford@hotmail.com

I did one of Steve's semi-intensive courses and passed first time within 4 weeks. From my first to last lesson I was very happy with Steve as my instructor. When your learning he's constantly telling you what you need to do, why you need to do it, and how it's marked and measured in your test. Not only did that help me appreciate how much there is to do when driving ( if you want to drive safely) but also what it is expected of you to pass your test. As you progress to get ready for the test he simulates test conditions more and more. As a result you feel prepared and ready as possible when the day comes for your test.

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4th July 2017
Displayed: Philip
Email address: 2017_xmwoe@mail.com

First of all I wish to take this chance to thank Steve for his lessonsand teaching, they helped me passed in my first atttempt! Despite that I had some lessons with my previous instructor, I keep making mistakes and was not confident to take he test, then I found Steve. He responded nicely when I contacted him and quickly schedule some lessons. I have to say my driving was definitely improved after each lesson, he kept a positive attitude when I made mistakes and was patient about me. I could feel he was very responsible to his people, before the test he took me to the test centre to get familiar with the area around it, and explained every details for me. I drive much better than before and passed the test with a few minors. Thank you Steve. 

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12th December 2016
Displayed: Aqib Buland
Email Address: aqibbuland@yahoo.com

Thanks Steve for helping me out. Passed my test first time after only2 months lessons with Steve. You are a great teacher.

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14th September 2016
Displayed: Anna Jochimsen 
Email Address: annajochimsen@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks to Steve I managed to pass my driving test first time with only 3 minor faults. He helped me overcome issues with my planning and awareness and has taught me key skills that I have taken with me since passing. 

Thank you Steve for all your help.

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15th September 2015
Displayed: Sommer Poulton
Email Address: sommer_poulton@live.com

I was a very nervous driver and though passing my test would be impossible! Steve helped me gain confidence and never pushed me too far but made sure I progressed each week. I did not pass first time but Steve did not let that push me back. I practiced more and passed second time with five faults, very very happy with my shinny new pink license, thanks Steve!



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23rd July 2015
Displayed: Kez Duxbury
Email Address:

Steve has been an excellent teacher. I was a terrified beginner having had bad experiences of driving in the past. Steve instilled the confidence in me even when I had none! Passed first time with four minor faults. It's been a great journey full of jolly conversation! Thanks Steve.

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11th March 2015
 Displayed: Mathias Aubert
 Email Address: akati.lose@gmail.com

I strongly recommend Steve Kenny of SMS Driving School for anyone who wish to learn driving. 

Steve was always very friendly and patient and as a result I passed my test first time with only a few minor faults. 
Steve not only teach you the necessary skills to pass the test. He also helps you to become an excellent driver. That is, a driver able to plan ahead and anticipate. I did several mock practical test (with no extra charge from a regular lesson) which helped me a lot to improve my confidence before the real test. 

In the end, I think that the lessons are excellent value for money, as the passing rate at SMS is much higher than at other driving schools. Overall, you can get discount for students and when you book in bulk. 

It goes without saying that I already recommended Steve and SMS Driving School to all my friends! 




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4th December 2014
Displayed: Keir Hack

Email Address: keir_123@hotmail.com

Absolute brilliant bloke giving me tips and tricks from start to end always giving helpful advice and always believed that I can do it and pass first time! Top bloke. Pay for what you get plus more ill recommend Steve to anyone wanting to learn to drive also have a real high chance of passing with Steves knowledge and teaching skills!!! Thank you Steve for everything 
Keir.
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Email Address: adyer1994@hotmail.com


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Displayed : Erin Foster
Email Address: efoster_92@yahoo.co.uk





18th April 2014

Rating ( Cost/ Customer Service / Quality ) 5 / 5 / 5
I've always held a long standing belief that I would never EVER be able to drive a manual car.... That was until I met Steve.
Despite holding a full automatic licence I have always been an anxious driver on the road. I've had lessons in manual cars in the past with two different instructors but they did not have the patience or support and more importantly they did not believe in me.
From the onset Steve was very encouraging and helped me work through my anxieties one at a time and adapted the session to my own specific learning needs. I found this approach incredibly helpful as it helped me break down my problem areas to more manageable chunks.
Steve was also very flexible with my driving lesson times and always endeavoured to adapt it around my working hours which varied from to time.

I feel that learning and passing my test with Steve is a great investment and will save me a lot of money in the long term as there are a lot more choices of manual cars and it is a lot cheaper to buy and run a manual car compared with an automatic car.
Thanks for all your help Steve :)!!!
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Displayed: Alison Turner
Email Address : ally2turner@yahoo.co.uk
Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5
My son Brogan was struggling with another instructor when we were recommended Steve. Brogan enjoyed steve's straight forward teaching methods and things clicked into place.
Steve's patience and encouragement gave Brogan the confidence and skills and thrilled to say Brogan passed 2nd time!
Thank you Steve. I would highly recommend you :)
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Displayed: Sj Smith
Email Address : sj165@live.co.uk
Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5
I had no experience before learning to drive with Steve. When I first started I was very nervous and he made me feel confident. He was very patient with me and told me my mistakes when I made them, he always tailored the lessons to my key issues from before and helped me improve. At the end of every lesson I felt I had improved lots. 
 
I really enjoyed it and I am so glad I chose to learn to drive with him. 

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Displayed: Matt Arnold 
Email Address : matwx96@gmail.com
Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5
Steve was very patient with me as he taught me from scratch, all the way up until I passed first time with 0 faults!
The lessons were always tailored to address any challenging areas I had, building my confidence in each one before moving onto something else. 

Steve helped out lots with the theory test as well as the practical driving skills, regularly testing my theory knowledge until I passed the theory test. He also rented out an excellent interactive CD to help practise for the theory test. 

Later on, he gave frequent mock practical tests at no extra charge, which were very useful for preparing for the real thing, by getting to know the format and discovering any areas we needed to focus on more. 

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Displayed: Marshall 
Email Address : mmukada2002@yahoo.co.uk
Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 4 / 5
i had some experiance of driving before choosing steve as my instructor but steve immediately picked up on all the bad habits I had and showed me how to correct these. I also had two mock tests which helped me a lot and I passed my test first time. I recomend Steve he's value for money. 
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20 Sep 2013 
 

 

18 Sep 2013


Passed my driving test in July this year. Recommend Steve very highly. Worth every pound as had first time pass. 
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Displayed :  Darren Sinclair 
Email Address : darren.sinclair@aol.co.uk
Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5

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28 Sept 2012




Displayed :  Damien
Email Address : loftylongone666.dr@googlemail.com
Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5
Steve is an excellent and thorough instructer. I passed 2nd time due to no fault of his. He teaches safe, effective and very informatve driving skills at a very high standard. Also involves mock test the closer you get to test date, which was reasuring and an excellent opportunity to brush up on any issues pre test. Would recommend Steve very highly, thanks Steve.
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18 Apr 2012 

Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5
Steve is a very efficient, helpful and patient driving instructor. Exactly what you need in order to pass your driving test! Thanks for all your hard work Steve! 
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1 Apr 2012 


Started with Steve as a complete beginner and have now passed my test first time. He is a good teacher: very knowledgeable and importantly, he knows how to get across driving methods efficiently. He also provides very useful mock driving tests to prepare you. Thanks Steve! 
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2 Nov 2011 

Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 4 / 5 / 5
Steve is a very efficient, helpful and patient driving instructor. Exactly what you need in order to pass your driving test! Thanks for all your hard work Steve! 
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28 July 2011

Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5
Passed first time with Steve. What a great instructor, he gave me the confidence and knowledge in a very short time I had passed. I think the mock tests that Steve did with me prepared me well. Thank you very much Steve. 
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22 Jul 2011 


Passed first time with Steve!
I have a driving license in a foreign country and I drive only in automatic cars. However, Steve was great in highlighting my bad habits and helped me to improve them. He quickly brought me up to the required standard and guess what, I passed with less than 3 minor faults first time!!
Thank you Steve! 

Displayed :  Rosie Viola
Email Address : rosieviola@hotmail.co.uk
Rating (Cost / Customer Service / Quality) : 5 / 5 / 5
Passed first time with Steve :) 
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11 Nov 2010 


I found Steve in June 2010 by searching online. I needed to pass asap and from the start Steve helped me set a goal for the test date and made sure he had enough time in his diary for me. Every lesson you have with him you feel that you are making real progress and it was really great to have at least attempted every manoeuvre by the time I'd had 10 hours of lessons. The 2 hour lesson slots are give you a chance to really get your teeth into driving. I passed my test first time on 22nd October and couldn't have done it without Steve!! 
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30 Aug 2010 


Was very nervous to start, steve put me at ease and gave me lots of confidence. Before I knew it I had past my test first time, 4 months from not even able to steer car properly. Thank you so much steve.
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14 Apr 2010 


Steve is a brilliant driving instructer. and even though i thought i could drive well after lessons with a previous instructor i quickly realised how little i actually knew and was taught alot. I am now a confident driver and more aware of whats happening around me, and after also doing my pass plus with him can drive perfectly in any weather condition and do not hesitate when going on motorways. Thank You Steve i don't think i would have ever passed without you :) christie 
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8 Apr 2010 


Passed first time with Steve :) 
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7 April 2010


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When should I book my driving test?
 
 
 
At the moment the test costs £62 or £75 for an evening or weekend slot.  It is usual for you to have an hour lesson before the test to calm your nerves etc and then you will be charged for an hours use of the car during the test.  This means £45 would be due to me on the day of your test  or paid in advance either on it’s own or as part of a block booking (saving money).

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