Dave Costello

Hyundai i10

 

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  1. I used Dave back in 2016-2017 and he was a great instructor. Highly recommend

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  2. Would highly recommend Dave, I passed first time today and the lessons were always chilled. Will definitely miss having lessons.

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  3. I couldn’t recommend Dave highly enough, I was nervous to learn but he put me at ease and helped me pass first time. He’s an easy going, patient, kind and brilliant teacher.

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  4. Would 100% recommend Dave. I passed first time with only 1 minor today and it couldn’t of been done without him. Puts you at ease with the jokes, going to miss the driving lessons.

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  5. Both my children learnt and passed with Dave and both said his jokes were really bad!! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ but he is patient and calm and really helped my daughter who was very nervous. He is always punctual and friendly and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

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  6. I definitely recommend Dave as a driving instructor, he’s very patient and happy, which makes you feel at ease especially with his jokes. He is full of helpful advise and tips for taking your driving test. He helped me be a confident driver and pass first time- thank you Dave!

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  7. I highly recommend Dave as a brilliant driving instructor. I passed first time this week and couldn’t have done it without him. He is calm and patient, putting you at ease with is his bad jokesπŸ˜‚. He is also very knowledgeable, giving useful advice to pass your test and to drive safely afterwards. I’m going to miss our driving lessons 😁.

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  8. I am really happy to highly recommend Jigsaw Driving School and, in particular, a driving instructor called Dave. Dave’s kindness and patience can put anyone at ease; this, alongside his expertise and considered approach, is incredibly helpful to anyone who is learning to drive, or perhaps looking to return to driving after a break or loss in confidence. Thank you very much for all that you do, Dave.

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  9. Would recommend Dave to anyone wanting to drive he’s so relaxed and really helps with nerves and when you make mistakes he works with you to fix them without getting frustrated or mad. He’s so kind and puts your mind at ease with his silly jokes he comes out with. Couldn’t thank him enough with helping me to pass first time and making me in to a confident driver – really going to miss our lessons and will recommend him to anyone

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  10. After taking a year out from driving I came across Jigsaw Driving School and soon later Dave became my instructor. From the start he would always reassure me whenever I made mistakes and was never harsh or mean about it. It is really easy to get along with dave as made every single lesson enjoyable with his dad jokes. Because of COVID and the fact that I just needed a brush up we didn’t have a lot of hours. He helped me gain confidence on the road and I ended up passing with 0 minors! Definitely going to miss our lessons together!

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  11. Dave was honestly the best instructor ever. Managed to pass with 20 hours first time, only 3 silly minors. I’ve had a bundle of laughs with Dave and he made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. Couldn’t recommend him enough, a genuine guy who wants to help you be the best whilst letting you enjoy every moment of driving. Defo going to miss seeing him once a week πŸ™

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  12. Dave is a great driving instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of learning to drive. He’s very patient and kind, and always telling jokes. He also ALWAYS has his supply of chewing gum every lesson! Thankyou so much for helping me pass first time with only one minor !

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  13. Previously learning through Shaun on here, he was great, I learned alot but then I had to move over to Dave due to Shaun’s car breaking down. Dave helped polish up my faults and helped me passed my test first time! Cant recommend these guys enough. Worth every penny. Dave loves his Jokes and its endless laughs all round.

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  14. After putting off driving for a long time, I came across Jigsaw and decided to start lessons with Dave. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor – he is so patient, funny and kind, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him! Thank you for everything Dave and for always going above and beyond – I will miss our lessons every week as well as your jokes! I would recommend him to anyone.

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  15. Passed my test first time yesterday, so grateful for having such a good instructor who taught me so well. I enjoyed every lesson, Dave makes so many jokes which made driving less stressful and I couldn’t of asked for a better instructor. Thank you so much, would recommend him to anyone.

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  16. Didn’t expect driving to be as funny as it was until I met Dave. Will miss listening to his terrible jokes and his endless supply of chewing gum. Dave managed to get me through my test first time having already taught my older brother who also passed with Dave. I would 100% recommend Jigsaw to any young person learning to drive.

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  17. Dave was an incredible driving instructor, and couldn’t thank him enough for helping me pass my driving test. He never failed to make me laugh with his accents and funny jokes with an endless supply for chewing gums, I will miss having you teach me and I would definitely recommend! Thankyou Dave

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  18. Dave was absolutely fab! I could not have passed my test without him. I laughed the whole time and feel like a confident driver now. He is the best!

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  19. I passed my test with Dave and could not have done it without him! He was always kind and patient and made lessons fun by cracking jokes (although most of the time bad jokes!) He is a true pro and I am so glad I learn with him, as Dave goes above and beyond to make his pupils pass!! Thanks Dave for everything ?

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  20. I passed my driving test this morning after having Dave as my instructor. He is absolutely amazing and I couldn’t have done it without him. He is extremely calm, understanding and cracks the best jokes. I had Dave before I left for university where I continued to learn to drive with another instructor, however, didn’t have the best experience so was rather low in confidence. When I came home from uni I came back to Dave because I knew how patient he was. He built back up my confidence and here we are today with a test pass! Honestly cannot recommend highly enough, Dave has 100% dedication to his job and I’m going to really miss my lessons. Once again, thank you, Dave, for having faith in me.

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  21. I put off learning for years due to severe anxiety but I finally started lessons after seeing 3 family members and a close friend pass their tests with ease after learning with Dave. He does a fab job of putting you at ease and making lessons fun. I passed my test last week. I thoroughly recommend learning with Dave and Jigsaw.

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  22. I honestly can’t express my gratitude, or recommend Dave enough! He is an incredible instructor and I couldn’t have asked for a better one. I don’t think I’d have achieved half as well as what I did if it wasn’t for him. Thanks to all of his help, support, patience, understanding, faith, kindness, advice and tips, I passed my test first time! I’m so grateful that I went with Jigsaw and had the privilege of being taught by, and getting to know such a top bloke! So funny, super genuine and down to earth! I enjoyed and looked forward to every single lesson! Never a dull moment, and never once made me feel like I wasn’t more than capable.
    Thankyou, Dave. For everything! Especially your endless supply of chewing gum and your jokes, that I honestly didn’t think were too bad I’m going to miss our lessons. It was an experience!☺️
    Wishing you all the best for the future!
    – Stevie x

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  23. I am incredibly grateful that Dave was able to take me on and I couldn’t thank him enough for what he has helped me achieve. Even though I only had Dave as my instructor for a short period time, he made it a very fun experience especially with his bad jokes and never ending supply of chewing gum! I would highly recommend Dave as an instructor because you will always feel at ease, Thank you again Dave for taking me on, very much appreciated!

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  24. Thanks Dave for helping me pass my test! Top driving instructor- friendly and extremely patient. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again Dave πŸ™‚

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  25. Passed my test first time today thanks to Dave – he is a brilliant instructor – friendly, patient and made me feel very relaxed with his awful jokes and endless supply of chewing gum ! Would definately recommend Dave.

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  26. I passed my test first time thanks to Dave. I couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor he was so patient & calm with me even when I doubted everything I was doing. I would definitely recommend Dave to anyone looking for an instructor, you can guarantee you’ll never have a dull lesson and he’ll always cheer you up when you’re having a bad day. I’ll definitely miss our lessons and all your advice but Thank You so much Dave for teaching me!

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  27. There isnt enough words to explain how grateful I am for Dave’s patience and faith in me . He was the best instructor for me & I honestly dont think i would of been able to pass if I had chosen another instructor let alone pass 1st time ! . I Wouldnt recommend anyone else other than Dave . Definitely one of a kind . Thank you so much

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  28. Dave was a top driving instructor. I passed first time with him. He’s very good at recognising small errors with your driving that other instructors may just pass by and makes you work on them until you get them to a very high test standard. He’s a lovely bloke aswell, very genuine and funny. Made me feel very confident for my test! He didn’t waste any time at all. Would recommend Dave to any aspiring driver.

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  29. Cant express the gratitude i have for Dave, he is the best instructor suited to me and he couldn’t of done his job any better. He is patient and such a laugh to drive with, there was never a dull moment or a lack of chewing gum variety πŸ™‚ i would defiantly recommend him to anyone Thanks a lot Dave.

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  30. Couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor! If it weren’t for Dave I would have given up a long time ago. His patience and his banta is something that I will miss dearly..although maybe not his awful jokes! Never a dull moment and always looked forward to my lessons! Will miss daves weekely fix of chewing gum! Thank you so much Dave, meant the world!x

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  31. Thank you Dave for being my instructor, I couldn’t have asked for a better person to teach me how to drive. You made me laugh on every lesson and made it enjoyable and fun. I’ll miss your chewing gums and your bad jokes although they were sometimes funny. Thank you so much for your patience and for the confidence you gave me!

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  32. I could not have done it without Dave. His patience and understanding has been incredible. I have persevered and finally passed my test which I never thought was ever possible for me. Thank you so much for your time, advice and never giving up on me. Xx

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  33. Dave is a great driving instructor. Very friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. Reliable and doesn’t waste any time during lessons. Highly recommend. Also I passed first time, thanks Dave!

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  34. I started my driving lessons in April and passed my test first time today! Although Dave gives me all the credit, I would never have been able to pass without him! I had the most enjoyable time learning to drive and I am going to miss my weekly driving lessons, with Dave’s awful jokes and one liners! I would recommend Jigsaw Driving School to anyone, Dave is a brilliant teacher and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him!

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  35. I started my lessons in January and just passed first time with Dave! Dave is one of the most patient and funniest people I have ever met. He was always comforting me if my confidence was low after doing something wrong, and always making me laugh throughout my lessons. I’m so sad I won’t get my weekly Dave-fix πŸ™ but I will keep chewing gums in my car as a reminder! I couldn’t recommend Jigsaw enough and tell everyone I meet how great and one-of-a-kind he is!

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  36. I started lessons with Dave in January and recently passed my test! Every lesson I had with him was so worth it, he’s was such a great teacher and would never get angry or annoyed at any mistakes that were made! He’s such a wonderful person to be around and never failed to make me laugh with his one liners! I will truly miss having a lesson once a week with him, and can’t thank him enough for helping me become the driver I am today! I would definitely recommend Dave as an instructor to anyone.

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  37. Dave, even though you solely credit me for passing my driving test first time, I couldn’t do it without your humorous approach to teaching – Not to mention your wise pep talks and life lessons that will do wonders for the anxious driver that I once was.
    Thank you again for helping me to be the driver I am today – I wish you all the best for the future ol’ bean!

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  38. Last Tuesday I passed my driving test first time after being taught by Dave at Jigsaw. Throughout the months of learning Dave was very fun but precise, furthermore he let me go at my own pace to ensure that I would be a confident driver once I passed my test. My driving experience was brilliant and allowed me to go into my practical test with confidence in my abilities to drive.
    I would recommend everyone to go with Jigsaw.

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  39. Thank you so much Dave for helping me pass my driving test first time, I couldn’t of asked for a better driving instructor, I was lucky to have somone that was so calm and patient. You really did make my driving lessons an enjoyable experience and I wouldn’t recommend any other driving instructor/school. I will miss the jokes and chewing gums πŸ™‚ and I wish you all the best for the future!

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  40. Dave has been a brilliant driving instructor; he is patient, always reliable and a really down to earth person. He made the whole experience really enjoyable and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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  41. Thankyou for helping me pass my test Dave! You’ve been amazing an helped me build up my confidence! I’ll never forget you and your awful jokes! An I’ll miss all the free chewing gum! I’m gonna miss your infectious laugh! We have had some funny experiences together haha
    You really did make me enjoy my lessons! I’m really grateful for everything you’ve taught me! It’s been a pleasure learning with you an I can honestly say I can’t recommend a better instructor! Xx

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  42. Thank you so much for helping me pass today, you have been incredible and not once did you make me panic and make me feel like I couldn’t do it, you were so calm even when I did completely mess up, I’m so grateful I got taught by you from the very beginning and passed first time, I’m definitely gonna miss all the free chewing gums and your jokes!! Thank you so much, all the best with life!xx

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  43. Thanks Dave you’ve done it again!

    The second Penman junior passed his test today first time today! That’s both Rory and Phoebe who have been changed from nervous young people into confident and safe drivers. Not many instructors would be honest enough to tell their pupils to stop having lessons as it’s wasting their (our!) money and to get on and book their test.

    You were recommended to us by other parents who also had the same experience and we will be sure to continue to recommend you.
    Thanks again Dave you’re a superstar!

    Andie (not so skint mum)

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  44. Luke Taylor

    Dave has been a wicked driving instructor, I passed with 4 minors which is really good, he taught me so much & im so glad I had him as my instructor, he’s a bit crazy but made me feel comfortable & unnerved when driving, very patient with me & I couldn’t have asked for anyone better πŸ™‚ thanks for all your help Dave! Will miss your banter & chewing gums that you have a lifetime supply of lol

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  45. After a difficult start to driving with a previous instructor, my confidence was down and I didn’t enjoy driving. Dave really helped me out by getting me back on my feet and supported me which gave me the confidence I needed to pass my test. Dave is a brilliant instructor, my lessons were always fun and I really enjoyed them! I would recommend him to anyone learning to drive

    Thanks Dave for all your help!

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  46. Dave is a great instructor – he’s methodical, calm, patient, and I think i was extremely lucky that he was my first instructor!

    Although his jokes need work, he knows what pace someone needs to improve in specific areas of driving, and I feel he teaches more than just how to pass the test. He teaches confidence on the road, what to expect of other drivers and certain situations. You can tell he actually cares about your safety and driving future, and wants you to succeed.

    I passed my second test with only 1 minor! (I only failed my first one because of one or two stupid mistakes.)

    Couldn’t have found a better instructor.

    Thanks Dave πŸ™‚

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  47. I commuted all the way from London every week to learn to drive with Dave. Jigsaw is literally the best driving school in all of the South East. So many of my friends passed with Jigsaw – and that’s how I came round to use them! After a two hour intro lesson I already felt great. Dave is a true professional, has passion for his job and cares about his students. I’ve had bad instructors before – shouters, tutters and those that make you feel you’re no good. It put me off driving for 5 years! Dave took a nervous wreck like me and gave me the skills needed to pass first time! His jokes, free chewing gum and his confidence are some perks – I’ll recommend him to anyone, anytime. Thank you so much, Dave. You gave me all the skills needed to drive and not just pass the test. I’ll see you for our motorway lessons!

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  48. Thank you very much Dave for helping me pass my driving test first time. Dave has been a very good instructor, and I will definitely be recommending him to others. I always enjoyed my lessons and it was a pleasure to be taught by him πŸ™‚ Thank you very much Dave!!!

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  49. Dave is a straight forward patient instructor, and because of that it has been easy to learn at a fast pace. Lessons were not boring, every lesson was different and having him as an instructor was the right decision. πŸ™‚

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  50. Thank you so much Dave for teaching me everything I needed to know in order for me to pass first time. You’ve taught me what I’m capable of doing and especially how to manage my nerves; my confidence has improved massively! Our lessons were never dull and you never failed to make me laugh!
    Thanks for being so patient with me and for everything else πŸ™‚

    Kiera

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  51. A week has gone by since I passed my driving test, I got 2 minors and I have to say during my test I felt really confident and relaxed; not because tests do not phase me but because Dave told me exactly what to expect on the day, he had taught me all the little details that contribute to safe driving and most importantly he believed in me (he also gave me a pretty impressive pep talk, before and after my test- which made me feel like a million dollars!)
    The difference between Jigsaw and other Driving Schools is that Jigsaw not only teach you to drive but also teach you judgement and anticipation skills; as well as preparing you for a future of driving opposed to just enough to pass the test.
    Dave was extremely patient which let’s face it, is not an easy skill to have when teaching someone to drive. I have used other driving schools in the past which I will not name and shame but they were pretty awful. It wasn’t until I switched to Jigsaw that I realised just how much I’d missed out on, but I am so glad I made that switch. Dave also has the ability to make you laugh and feel at ease which definitely goes a long way (especially when you are nervy one like me) If you want to be the best driver that you possibly can be, then go with Jigsaw as they produce great drivers because they really enjoy what they do! Thanks Dave, you’ve been a fab teacher and lovely friend! See you on the road πŸ™‚

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  52. Thank you so much Dave for everything you’ve taught me about driving and getting me through my test! Never a dull moment on my lessons with Dave, definitely going to miss the funny stories and jokes. He has been so patient, helped me build my confidence and so much fun to learn with I’d recommend him to absolutely anyone!

    Thank you Dave!!!!!

    Elise πŸ™‚

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  53. Thankyou Dave for teaching me everything to get through my test first time. I always looked forward to my lessons and Dave is a really good instructor. Really patient and always great fun.

    Thanks again,

    Ryan

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  54. For someone who suffers from anxiety I never thought I would pass my driving test. I would question my ability and had no self belief. Dave was their for me every step of the way he makes you feel at ease and gives you confidence.Dave is a genuine instructor who cares about his pupils. I hold him in the highest regard and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you mate I couldn’t of done it without you. πŸ™‚

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  55. I’ve just had my first drive on my own since I passed (first time!) and I couldn’t have had a better instructor to help me get to this point! The idea of driving had always been very alien to me but you’ve made me feel so at ease. Your patience and temperament have been invaluable and I would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for everything over the past few months.

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  56. Thanks Dave for helping me pass first time. Could not have asked for a better instructor. The lesson were great and I’m going to miss them. Thanks a lot Dave.

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  57. Dave is a great instructor, helped me pass really quickly, I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Thanks a lot!

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  58. Thank you so so much to Dave, honestly can’t praise him enough. He helped me build my confidence after a negative experience, and allowed me to actually enjoy driving along with his funny stories and jokes!! He is such a genuine and patient instructor, making every lesson fun and enjoyable, meaning I actually looked forward to lessons. After being with another school previously, I can honestly say that it really shows when an instructor enjoys teaching his pupils as it really reflected in my driving as I improved so much with Dave.

    Would recommend Dave to anyone, you even get free gum and bad jokes included which is a bonus πŸ˜€

    Thank you so much Dave, you are amazing!

    Harleigh

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  59. Thank you Dave for getting me through my test first time with no miners! Honestly couldn’t have had a funnier and more patient instructor! I’m really going to miss the lessons!

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  60. Passed first time with Dave today and can’t recommend him enough! He’s a fantastic instructor who supplies endless amounts of chewing gum and is really patient. Really enjoyed all my lessons and just can’t thank him enough!!

    Cheers Dave!

    Chloe

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  61. Just wanted to say a big thank you to Dave for getting me through my driving test! I passed at my first attempt today. I have really enjoyed learning with him, he is so calm, patient and good fun, even with the bad jokes! I would definitely recommend him, he is a great instructor πŸ™‚

    Thanks Dave!

    Ollie

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  62. After previously learning with an instructor who never seem to teach me anything my confidence was completely knocked. Then I was recommended to Dave at Jigsaw- and I can’t praise him enough!! He’s a calm & patient instructor who taught me so much & built my confidence up. It was enjoyable learning with him – even with his bad jokes! I passed my test first time with only 3 minors πŸ™‚ I would definitely recommend him….thanks Dave!

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  63. I passed first time today with Dave with only three minors! I would recommend him to anyone, he’s a fantastic instructor who teaches at a pace that is right for you, and is always patient with you if you struggle to do something (he needed a lot of patience with me!) he never made me feel as though I couldn’t do anything, I think if it wasn’t for him I would have given up!
    Although be aware of his awful jokes haha!

    Thank you Dave!

    Natasha

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  64. I can highly recommend Dave as a fantastic instructor having been recommended him by collegues. With Dave’s calm, patient and honest tutoring and feedback I was able to pass my theory and practical tests first time with one minor in 23 lessons. Great value for money if you can stand the jokes. (Think I gave as good as I got).

    Kenny

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  65. Passed everything first time, 2 minors, couldnt be happier! Dave is brilliant, funny, great instructor and gives you lots of chewing gum! id recommend him to anyone, only took me 24 lessons to pass! cheers dave:D:D

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  66. Just passed with Dave, first time and only 3 minors!! Dave is an amazing instructor with a great sense of humour and an endless supply of chewing gum haha! Would defiantly recommend Dave to anyone for sure! Thanks again Dave πŸ˜€

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  67. Dave is a great driving instructor, I always looked forward to each driving lesson and they were never boring! A genuine instructor who actually wants to see you pass rather than make money out of you – would recommend him to anyone! Thanks Dave for helping me pass first time πŸ™‚

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  68. Just passed my driving test!! Really pleased with Dave he was an excellent instructor! Thank you so much!

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  69. Passed first time on Wednesday with only 3 minors!!! Dave is absolutely everything you could ask for in a driving instructor, he never makes you feel stupid or like you can’t do anything! Every lesson was a laugh, and learning to drive was never a chore! I really did have such a laugh learning to drive:)!

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  70. Passed my practical test the very first time! Previously I’ve been with other driving schools, and each one I left because I just wasn’t happy and conformable, but Jigsaw driving school were completely different! from the very first day I clicked with Dave, I got taught everything I needed to know at a pace that suited me, and no time was wasted, something that I found a lot of other driving schools did just to get extra money! having say that, I looked forward to every single lesson I had with Jigsaw, I was able to learn as well as have a laugh. Dave is probably the most genuine and funniest person you will ever meet, as well as a great driving instructor, I grantee you will not regret going with Jigsaw, I highly recommend it to anyone!! Thank you for helping me pass Dave, keep up the good work! πŸ˜€ all the best! πŸ˜€

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  71. Just passed my fourth attempt at my practical test, first attempt with Dave and only got one minor!! I was so nervous at first after not practising for three years! Dave is a brilliant instructor, very funny, makes you feel confident when driving and at ease! Would recommend Jigsaw time and time again, I would never have got there if it wasn’t for Dave. Thank you for helping me pass! Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

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  72. Fantastic driving instructor, Passed first time! Cracking sense of humour and endless amounts of poor jokes and terrible facts! Really enjoyed driving once I had him. =]
    Will recommend to everyone who needs to take lessons!

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  73. Passed my test first time today with just one minor! And there’s absolutely NO way I would’ve done that if I’d have had any other instructor other than Dave. He’s absolutely fabulous – I spent most of my lessons laughing, and I feel like I didn’t just learn to pass a test, I learnt to drive. Thank you for everything Dave, including the chewing gum! πŸ™‚

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  74. Never thought driving a car could be so funny till I had Dave as a teacher! Brilliant teacher who is always in a incredible happy mood. Passed first time with no minors, never been so shocked in all my life! Couldn’t ask for a better teacher and would recommend to anyone, and already have done. Want to say a massive thank you and will miss the giggles! πŸ™‚

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  75. Genuinely enjoyed learning to drive with Dave and it went from something I was dreading to something I really loved! Passed first time with only 4 minors and I have to say this is solely down to his great instruction and patience. Can’t thank him enough, and I have recommended Jigsaw Driving School to all my friends and my brother as I don’t think you could choose a better driving school!

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  76. Hi Dave! Thank you for all the help you have given me with my driving lessons, you have given me so much support which really helped and i eventually passed 3rd time! Anyone who is thinking about having driving lessons go with Dave you wont regret it. Dave is a great instructor whilst making lessons really enjoyable! Thanks again Dave πŸ™‚

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  77. Hey Dave! Thanks for all your help, passed my driving test first time with only 4 minors! Ganna miss my lessons though all the jokes and chewing gums, you need to get tropical back in! πŸ™‚ I would recommend you to anyone! See you around πŸ™‚ x

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  78. Hi Dave! Thanks for getting me passed first time. I really enjoyed learning to drive with you and will miss lessons with your endless supply of chewing gum and bad jokes. Would recommend Dave and Jigsaw Driving School to anyone who’s nervous about getting on the road. Thanks a bunch!:)

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  79. Hey Dave, Thank you so much for getting me through my driving lessons/test and passing first time with only 8 minors. I can’t believe I passed first time after so much bad luck and 4 instructors before you, you were by far the best one you made every lesson fun and relaxed with your silly jokes and of course the free chewing gum:) You made the whole teaching how to drive simple and easy to understand and I had only 8 lessons with you before I passed first time and driving made sense and was easy and enjoyable. Thanks again Dave, couldn’t of done it without you!!!

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  80. Hi Dave, thank you so much for everything and getting me to pass my test! Always enjoyed your lessons, and even your shocking jokes. Would definitely recommend you to anyone!

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  81. Passed first time with 1 minor, thanks to Dave’s excellent tuition! If you don’t mind singing, dancing, and the odd non funny joke then Dave is your guy! Loved every lesson I went on and he was a great laugh! Thanks Dave x

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  82. Passed my driving test today… Thank you so much Dave! You’ve been the best instructor I could’ve asked for, you really taught me how to believe in myself! Will really miss my lessons and of course your absolutely hilarious jokes and handy supply of chewing gum! Thank you for everything… And I promise to take up poker one day!!

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  83. Hey Dave! You are in my view, the best driving instructor about! Fact! Thank you so much for helping me pass the test first time today. I am so happy about it. I would definatley recommend you to anyone. Thank you so much for what you have done for me! All the best in the future pal! πŸ™‚

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  84. Thanks for getting me on the road at the first attempt. One of the nicest guys you will ever meet as long as you can put up with the terrible jokes. Had so much fun learning with Dave and I’ll be recommending to anyone who wants to learn to drive.

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  85. Wooooohooooo I passed!!!! Thank you so much dave, I couldn’t of done it without you!! I’ve never felt so comfortable with a driving instructor, really but me a ease. Every lesson I had was just so much fun, I laughed from the start to the end. But do be warned folks his driving is miles better than his jokes!! Thanks again dave it’s been a blast

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  86. Past first time with Dave he is an awesome instructor would defiantly recommended him! Lessons were good always on time and taught me well, just be prepared for the non funny jokes!

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  87. Passed today FIRST TIME!!!!!! How i dont no ha ha, dave you are a fantastic instructor, i loved learning to drive with you, and i will actually miss our lessons (but not your dreadfull jokes lol……thank you so so so much for getting me through it x

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  88. thank you dave for making my driving lesson so enjoyable and relaxed! i had a bad experience with another instructor from another company and dave was the complete opposite. i would highly recomend Jigsaw driving. thank you again dave for the great lessons and for getting me to pass my test πŸ™‚

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  89. Was so glad i went with jigsaw driving school PASSED FIRST TIME!! Really liked learning to drive with dave he is funny and made every lesson enjoyable. Also ya get free chewing gum or mints! Haha Wouldnt go anywhere else and DEFO DEFO recommend to anyone who wants to learn to dive thanks dave πŸ™‚

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  90. Going with Jigsaw was the best decision ever! Had my test today and PASSED with only 1 minor. Thanks to Dave this wouldn’t have even been possible! THANK YOU DAVE!!!! I enjoyed all my lessons with Dave and may have some motorway lessons. Dave is such a great instructor, with some funny and not so funny jokes! He is also very well equiped with a great stash of chewing gums! But back to the driving, Dave is your man! He will get you through it! Thanks a million, hope to see you soon Dave πŸ˜€ P.S Don’t forget to come to my shows!

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  91. Hi,Dave, thanks a million for getting me passed. Sorry it took so long to sign it. Definitely enjoyed all you bad jokes and off tune singing, but will definitely recommend you and the rest of the team. Anyone reading this, choose Jigsaw and Dave, really good choice for driving lessons. Thanks once again for passing me, any always remember me as the person who beat you at Yellow car! Thanks again, Kath

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  92. Dave you were an amazing driving instructor over 10 yrs ago when u got me, a nervous wreck thru my driving test 1st time round! I was so shocked i couldnt even walk after! I see from all your great feedback that you are still doing a great job, i am actually kind of hoping your going to have some availability in a few months when my son is old enough to take to the road! Thanks dave great memories of learning to drive

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  93. Thank you Dave!! you really pushed me to do well and thanks to you passed 1st time and doing 26 lessons!! Thank you sooo much! you are a great instructor! Anyone who learns with Dave will have so much fun, with all his jokes :’) Thanks again!

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  94. Want to say a MASSIVE thank you to Dave for getting me through my test and helping me to pass on my first try! I was so nervous on my first ever lesson and Dave helped me gain confidence and made me feel at ease! (even if it was through the use of his bad jokes!) I would recommend him to anyone! He is fun, patient and friendly and I will miss my driving lessons with him! Thank you Dave! See you around (probably for motorway lessons next!) x

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  95. All lessons where highly enjoyable due to Dave’s unique sense of humour, although this relaxed atmosphere did not distract me from learning a great deal! I highly recommend Dave to anyone looking to learn and I shall miss our lessons greatly, thank you Dave much appreciated!

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  96. I can’t recommend Dave and Jigsaw enough as I was always made to feel at ease. Also being in my early 30’s I felt a bit old, but they teach plenty of people my age and older! My lessons were always relaxed, funny and calm, I was never made to feel bad or inferior. Massive thanks to Dave for getting me through, I couldn’t have hoped for a nicer instructor πŸ™‚

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  97. THANKYOU DAVE! i will miss our driving lessons together full of laughs and free chewing gum! Great driving instructor! I will miss you and thankyou for everything!

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  98. Thank you so much for getting me through my test Dave!! I always looked forward to driving lessons, I’m going to miss them (and your bad jokes!!) I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, you made everything easy to understand, your funny (sometimes!), easy to get on with and patient. Would definitely recommend you to anyone! Thanks again!! See you around! Leah x P.s see u at the wedding, lol.

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  99. Thank you for getting me though my test Dave you’re definitely the best driving instructor out there! I had great fun learning to drive with you and with free chewing gum, what more could anybody want?! I would recommend Dave to anybody that is looking for an instructor! Thank you!

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  100. Thanks to the best and funniest driving instructor ever I passed first time with a little help from the polos and the holes. Thanks Dave and can’t wait to do the pass plus!

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  101. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! sorry it has taken me 3 weeks to write on here I have been in sunny Egypt! thanks again for helping me to finally learn how to drive, even though I don’t even know my lefts and rights! I am still in shock I passed 1st time and never thought I would, I’ll probably still be a nervous wreck at the round abouts so watch out! I’ll still be reccomending you to everyone, dont you worry! had such a laugh on my lessons and wouldnt have gone with anyone else!

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  102. Thaank you Dave! I had a really good time learning how to drive! Our lessons were never boring and I always had fun! Going to miss seeing you every week. Thank you

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  103. Hi Dave! Wanted to say thank you so much for being such a good driving teacher. You were very patient with me, even when i got my left and rights mixed up! I passed first time which I never ever though I would be able to do, and I will miss having lessons with you! Thank you for making learning to drive such a funny and enjoyable experience πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work and see you on the road!!! Isabelle πŸ™‚

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  104. Hi, Went with Dave after failing 5 other times with another instructor and passed first time. You filled me with confidence and helped me to get on the road. Thanks!

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  105. Too happy to have passed first time and it’s mainly all thanks to Dave! Plenty of laughs and actually made driving sort of enjoyable, despite being a nervous wreck at the beginning of it all. Definitely recommend you to other learners! Appreciate all that you’ve done and best wishes for the future! Kathryn πŸ™‚

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  106. Thanks Dave really enjoyed learning to drive with you and i would reccommend Jigsaw to anyone!

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  107. THANK YOU! i passed first time, and had a great time on my lessons πŸ™‚ i think i might actually miss my driving lessons in a strange way lol.. thanks again! πŸ™‚

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  108. Thank you! Had fun learning to drive and passed first time, had a good laugh with a great instructor!

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  109. a fantastic driving instructor who taught my daughter to drive very well , passing both theory and practical first time after just 32 lessons fantastic thanks

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  110. If anyone is thinking which driving school this one definately! Thankyou Dave for teaching me to drive and helping giving me the confidence to pass, I never thought I would and first time too! I will miss the laughs even the bad jokes πŸ™‚ loving driving and now addicted to tropical chewing gum cheers Dave!!!

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  111. I think the sheer amount of reviews speaks for itself, fantastic driving school, lovely instructor, taught myself and my sisters how to drive and we all thoroughly enjoyed it as well. I highly recommend Jigsaw Driving School!

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  112. Loved my driving lessons! Highlight of my driving experiences! Would definately recommend to anyone πŸ™‚

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  113. Passed first time with Dave he is an excellent driving instructor and i would un-doubtedly recommend him to anyone! One of the most patient people I’ve ever met! Thanks for everything Dave, thanks for all the chewing gum!

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  114. you taught me daughter and two nieces to drive. my daughter passed first time and nearly two years on she still misses your lessons, with you as you made them so enjoyable. we all recommend you as the best instructor in the medway towns .

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  115. Hey Dave, well it took just over a year and atleast a truck full of chewing gum but we did it, I passed first time, I wouldnt have wanted a better driving instructor……Dave your a Legend thank You and hope to see you soon out and about πŸ™‚ Aimee x x

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  116. Definitely learn to drive with Dave. Not only did he make lessons worthwhile but I had loads of fun and actually passed my test first time! If he can get me to pass, he can get anyone to pass, so all in all, Dave – you’re the best πŸ™‚

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  117. Hey! sorry this is a bit late but thank you soooooo much for teaching me! After having a bad driving instructor, a 10 lessons with you made me pass first time with only 2 minors! your a great laugh, and a top bloke! tanks a bunch!! It was a pleasure to learn to drive with you! Im definately recommending you to all of my friends! πŸ™‚ love curly pops! (sammmm) x

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  118. I passed my test last week and I only had 20 lessons with Dave. Such a great instructor. He also taught my brother and we both found him a great laugh. He makes you feel relaxed and is really calm. I am gonna book my pass plus with him asap.

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  119. Well overdue to write on here! Dave was fantastic, and I’d recommend him to everyone. Chewing gum, mints, and wine gums on tap. Passed first time and enjoyed all of my lessons.

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  120. To anyone looking to learn to drive, I suggest you look no further. Dave is a fantastic driving instructor and I could not recommend him more. He is funny and patient and loves giving away his complimentary chewing gum with each lesson. Worth every penny and I’m glad I picked Dave and The Jigsaw Driving School – learning to drive was actually fun!

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  121. You’re the graeetst! JMHO

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  122. Dave is one of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure to meet. A fantastic tutor and couldn’t recommend him more. Down to earth, doesn’t shout, he is a great laugh, lots of jokes and puns – be sure to spot a pink car before him! He doesn’t like to lose that game πŸ˜‰ Free chewing gum with every lesson too, as if incentives don’t come any greater. Dave is a legend, and you would have to go a long way to find a better instructor. Thank you for all your help!

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  123. hello, this is ssosososos late ! but had to make a comment, fantastic instructor, cant belive you put up with me! so glad that i changed to jigsaw, really helped me out, made me calm and most of all made me laugh. i honestly mean when i say thank you, its the best thing ive ever done!!! and no crashes so far!! result hehe anyone whos considering to learn to drive go with jigsaw! you will NOT regret it!!! Thanks again dave youre amazing!!!! x

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  124. So glad to pass first time with Dave! don’t think it would have happened if he wasn’t so laid back and calm so I actually started to enjoy driving. Thanks a lot.

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  125. My first lesson with Dave was great i couldnt believe how lovely Dave was, bcoz i had two other horrible instructors with other schools. We had such laughs telling jokes and talk of our day. Dave was ALWAYS Patient, friendly and praised me all the time. I was so nervous and was total clueless when it came to cars and driving. I never thought id get the hang of driving but i did it thanks to you DAVE !!! I will definatly recommend Dave. I miss you Dave, see you soon. To any1 nervous ring Dave you wont regret it.

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  126. Hi Dave. Just to say, cheers for teaching me to drive and helping me to pass first time and just for generally being a top guy. My sister and I are both glad you managed to get us through the test, alive. You’ve been brilliant. DEFINITELY choose Jigsaw Driving School!!

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  127. Hey Dave, I told you I wouldn’t forget to write on your guestbook! πŸ™‚ Thank you so so much for teaching me to drive, I really appreciate all the patience you had with me and I don’t think I could have passed so well with any other instructor. You’ll be seeing me again soon (aren’t you lucky) possibly for the pass plus or even just for a couple of motorway lessons would still be good! Anyway thank you again! πŸ™‚

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  128. Hey Dave!! Sorry this has taken me so long but I finally got my car so I thought I’d let you know! If you see a bright red Peugeot 206 AVOID IT!! hehehe. Thanks for everything, didn’t think I would ever enjoy driving as much as I do now. Cheersss mate!! Xox

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  129. Hi πŸ™‚ sorry I took so long to write a message, still cannot quite believe I actually passed first time! And with only 30 hours of lessons in total, including hiring the car for my test xD So thanks loads and loads and loads Dave!! Couldn’t have done it without you, such a great instructor, you spend so much of the time laughing you can’t be nervous πŸ˜‰ and bribing all his learners with as much chewing gum as they want probably helps too lol. Now you’ll just have to wait until I have pass plus lessons to see me again πŸ™‚ hehe, Thanks again Dave… Greatest instructor to have in my book!

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  130. Only took over a year to get me to do my test but i finally passed =) Going to miss my driving lessons but you can’t get rid of me that easily, still have motorways to tackle. Great driving instructor. Thanks for everything πŸ™‚

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  131. passed first time today after 17 lessons. the best instructor i could have asked for. you will all pass with Dave. see you on the road :):)

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  132. Great instructor help me a lot. calmed me downon test day and passed 1st time. Thank you

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  133. Hello Dave, i promised you i’d write on here so i am! Thank you for all your help in my lessons and getting me to pass first time, i’ve never been so pleased about something. Your a fantastic instructor and made every lesson such a laugh to do. Thank you once again and have a fantastic christmas.

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  134. THANKS DAVE!!! FIRST TIME, SUCH A RELIEF, ONLY 6 MINORS WOOP WOOP WOOP NO DOUBT ILL HAVE TO FIND A PASS PLUS DATE! πŸ˜€

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  135. Thank you for all your help Dave! Feels fantastic to be driving on my own although my boyfriend doesn’t sing to me which is disappointing. I loved my driving lessons, they were always fun and cheered me up if I was down.

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  136. hi dave thank you so much with out you i never would have passed. You are the best,not only was you a great driving instructor you are a great person, i looked forward to my lessons, so i am going to miss you thank you dave hopefully see you around. oh you might full out off your seat but rich has insured me on his car,anyway take care,and for anyone reading this you wont find a better instructor than dave.

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  137. Helloooo Dave!! WAHOOO i finally passed and its all thanks to you!!! Just a message to say thankyou for all your help and the Chewing gums πŸ™‚ Maybe ill see you on the road!! Lol THANKYOU!!

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  138. Heya, thanks dave for helping me to learn, it was sooo good learning with you, you gave me great confidence to learn, and helped me to pass πŸ™‚ thanks mate, and thanks for all the wine gums and mints, they were lush. Definatly everyone should go with jigsaw, its the best company to learn with.

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  139. hey dave =] my face is still bright red lol. im so happy ive passed now, cudnt have done it without you! thanks for making my lessons fun and supplyin me with wine gums lol. now il be able to drive myself to the gym instead of getting dropped there at the end of my lesson ! thanks again ! see you around dave. vikki

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  140. i would like to thank dave for being such a good driving instructor.I past first time this week with only 35 lessons thanks to all hes hard work many thanks dave

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  141. cheers for putting up with my endless tests and driving for one year and 5 months, its been a blast. thank you for everything!!!

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  142. Hi! Thanks for being a great driving instructor. I really enjoyed my lessons as you made them very painless and enjoyable, unlike some instructors I have had! Thanks for helping me to pass! See you on the roads! lol

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  143. Alright Dave! Ever so sorry that I forgot to post a message, last few days have been busy.. still in that just passed bliss where I insist on taking everyone everywhere! Anyway, thank you so so so so so so so so so much! I still can’t believe I passed first time! I was so unconfident learning to drive before I came to you, and you just made it seem so easy, with a few jokes along the way too! I have already recommended you to about a bajillion people because I honestly think that you are a brillant teacher. See ya on the road!

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  144. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!! I only had you for 3 lessons because I went to uni in Exeter but the 2 instructors I have had since then were shocking and so hopefully you’ll take me on again! You were the best and I still recommend you to everyone!!!! Thanks and hopefully see you soon x.

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  145. Hi Dave, i no i passed years ago but I am still telling every one how great you were and i never got to write on here!!! I think your great sense of humour helps everyone relax and make it really enjoyable!! Id loved learning to drive with you and I’m such a brilliant driver!!! lol! C u around x x x x x x

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  146. Ello Dave! Just want to thank you very much indeed for helping me to pass my test! Could not have done it without your help! Enjoyed every lesson, yes even your jokes! Take Care keep in contact! Dave P.S. Daveparker89@hotmail.com

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  147. dave dave, gives us a wave! let’s go for a spin, in your citro-in! i bet you’re going to miss that but i really enjoyed my time and thank you so much… i dont think there is actually anyway i can truly show my appreciation for helping me through my test, it’s definitely my turn to do the thanking! Lolz!

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  148. Hey Dave! Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for getting me through my test. It was quite a journey! But all in all great fun, a good laugh, with random conversation and lets not forget learning how to drive all at the same time! If you guys are reading this and need a driving instructor I recommend you call Jigsaw Driving School and ask for Dave. You wont go wrong πŸ™‚

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  149. Yo Dave, thanks for all the help and the patience in getting me through my test second go, will miss the lessons and the free chewing gum, but maybe not the jokes πŸ™‚ Thanks again x

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  150. Thank you Dave, you are a great instructor who knows how to bring the best out in everyone. I always felt so comfortable driving as you made every lesson good fun, i would have never passed first time if it wasn’t for your help. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  151. Dave! Thanks so much for teaching me! even if the jokes were a bit disasterous on occasions! Can’t believe i actually passed first time, shows what an amazing driver I am, or instructor you are. haha! Thanks for everything. x

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  152. Dave!! Thank you sooo much for putting up with my blonde moments and having such patience teaching me to drive, I wouldnt have been able to pass first time without your support and the endless supply of sweets and chewing gum!! You made lessons really fun, you make me laugh, especially when waving at all the other driving instructors lol. I will never forget the countless jokes… or the attempts lol! Remember-“Look who it is! The bells, the bells, thats her alarm clock for in the morning!!” haha. Not forgetting the quote; “No thats naaaugghttyy, mummy says no!” haha. I miss having lessons already, however your not lucky enough to get rid of me just yet as I will be ringing you for pass plus soon!! πŸ˜€ THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ PS. If your going to have driving lessons GO WITH DAVE!!!

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  153. daveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! well what do i say i am gunna miss you alot but not in way becuase now i can drive without hearing any of them stupid jokes anymore however i will miss it very much.Thanks for the chewing gum/soft mint/wine gums or any other sugary sweet to make my go hyper . You should get shares in wrigleys lol. Thanks for helping my pass , and thanks for making do those horrible reverse round the corner but it worked!! This is a reli good company and i will be recommendning you. ONe last thing………. a blonde walks into a library and asks for a beer hah u no the joke i let u carry it on bye dave!!! and THANKS X

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  154. I didn’t realise you had this or I definately would have signed it as soon as I passed in 2006! It’s never too late to say thankyou! I need to say a big thankyou for not only teaching me to drive and helping me pass my test but being a good ear for me to winge to in between perfecting reversing around corners! Thankyou so much! Get driving lessons with Dave.. he is the best! x

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  155. When I met Dave, not only did I meet the instructor who would make sure I got my licence in good time, I met a great friend too. A patient, flexible, fantastic tutor with oodles of humour and an absolute gentleman. I can definately recommend Dave and his honest business values. I felt truely valued as a customer, and at ease with his caring attitude. Truely makes you feel at one with driving and gives you the confidence to overcome any obsticles. Wow, how far I’ve come since meeting Dave and driving with Jigsaw. Thanks Dave and Cheers! Karen

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  156. David – I miss you and your terrible jokes already lol and have only been passed a week and one day lol πŸ™ Thank you so much for helping me pass my driving test, i couldnt have done it without you πŸ™‚ If you are looking to start driving lessons go with dave – he’s funny (well tries to be) lol, makes you feel at ease, very patient, doesnt stop talking and is a gossip queen (like me lol) but the best thing about learning to drive with Dave is that you have FUN πŸ™‚ Thank you for everything Mr Costello you are a star πŸ™‚ See you on the road with Polly lol πŸ™‚ xx

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  157. Hi dave! Well i must congratulate u on managing to get the un-passable Lou to pass her test. Im so looking forward to her carting me around for a while now haha. Its been 4years now since i passed and will never forget our lessons and the mad rush for me to pass before u left BSM. Can’t thank u enough for all the help and support u gave me even after i passed my test. Have finaly mastered the parallel parking which i have had issues with for many years. I was so lucky to get u as an instructor and recomend u highly. Take care and no doubt will pass u on the road somewhere or services with Lou, lol.x

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  158. Hi,well what can i say,its only taken me 2 years and 5 tests but hey got there in the end. Passed yesterday and wouldn’t have been able to do it with out the help, support,patients,gossip,jokes and the good old faithful mints from u Dave. Cant believe we have finaly done it. Going to really miss our lessons but up for the services lol. Highly recomend Jigsaw Driving School to anyone looking for driving lessons. U wont find a nicer and more patient instructor anywhere else. Take care, all the best, Lou.x

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  159. 26.1.09 Thank you so much Dave for all your help and support. Never thought i’d pass and I passed first time! You are a brilliant instructor and I really enjoyed learning with you. Thanks again, you are the best!! See you soon x

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  160. It’s taken me a while to write on here but i passed first time after about 8 months thanks to dave. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone, i never felt stressed on my lessons and enjoyed them. Thanks again Dave

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  161. Hi Dave Thanks for teaching me to drive. I would recommend you to anyone who wants to pass first time! You made learning to drive fun and easy! Thanks Dave, see you on the road! Emma x

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  162. Hey, hey πŸ™‚ thankyou so much for everything. couldnt have done it without you dave…am going to miss our lessons where i get free sweets and a lot of laughs! if you want to pass first time and have fun as well as learn how to drive, then JIGSAW is the place to go! David really is the best instructor ever :)and a really good friend. thanks again! see you soon dave x

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  163. HI DAVE ! SORRY ITS TAKEN ME SO LONG TO WRITE ON HERE. I WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU FOR HELPING WITH MY DRIVING LESSONS, YOUR ACTUALLY A STAR ! FOR OTHERS READING THIS WHO HAVE NOT YET STARTED DRIVING, GO WITH DAVE, I HAD 2 INSTRUCTORS BEFORE I WENT WITH DAVE AND DAVE WAS BY FAR THE BEST ! HE IS SO CALM WITH YOU, HE MAKES YOU LAUGH, HES NOT ONE WHO IS SILENT THE WHOLE LESSON, HE WILL TALK TO YOU AND MAKES YOU FEEL AT EASE. HES ALWAYS OFFERING SWEETS OUT, WINEGUMS, MINTS AND CHEWING GUMS LOL. IF YOU ARE NERVOUS ABOUT GETTING INTO A CAR, DAVES THE ONE TO GO TO. IM NOT SAYING THIS TO HELP HIM GET CUSTOM, I REALLY DO MEAN IT, HES A BRILLIANT INSTRUCTOR. I WAS WITH DAVE 6/7 MONTHS AND MANAGED TO PASS FIRST TIME, I OWE IT ALL TO HIM AS HES JUST BRILLAINT ! THANK YOU SO MUCH DAVE, YOU HELPED ME GET OUT ONTO THE ROAD πŸ˜€ !! MERRY CHRISTMAS X

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  164. I would like to say thanks to Dave. His relaxed manner helps you when you learn to drive. I only had 2 minors on my test. Nice one Dave! Cheers. See you next year for a game of golf when the weather’s better.

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  165. Having had trouble with my previous instructor, i am very glad that i switched to dave just after my second driving test. His methods and techniques were very useful and effective and his manner is very approachable, and some of his jokes weren’t too bad on some occasions πŸ˜‰ I passed on my third test, but it was the first with dave and i am very grateful for his help. Having got only 3 minors i can not complain, nice one dave πŸ˜€

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  166. I would recommend Dave to anyone I know learning to drive. Passed my driving test first time with only 6 minors! I still cannot believe it lol! Dave makes driving fun and encourages you, which is good if you are not very confident like I was. So thank you Dave for helping me to pass first time same as my sister lol! Hopefully see you soon for pass plus!

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  167. Passed in August ’08 Fab Instructor Dave, Ta for all the help! Dave was my 3rd instructor, and I learnt more from him than the other 2 put together! Ta very muchly Dave, speak to you soon about pass plus, Dani

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  168. hi dave, your an excellent instructor, and the lessons were great fun gunna miss them to be honest….any third time lucky but i get nervous!!! daves the best instructor even with the awful jokes lol thanks for everything dave and all the mints and sweets!! =] i’ll let you know soon about the pass plus all the best love soph x

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  169. i passed first time … some how 😐 all down the sir dave and hes great teaching techniques. P.s i found daves jokes quite entertaining πŸ˜‰ Jst like to thank dave again for the great lessons and ‘fun filled’ driving lessons. Ring u bout pass plus soon πŸ™‚

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  170. I LOVE DAVE Because he is: – Amazing! – Easy to talk to and get on with. – Funny! (well, the jokes are pretty bad!) – Reliable! – A generally happy and very hardworking dude! I passed my Theory and Practical Test first time. This is all because of Dave. Before my first lesson with Dave I was very nervous. But, as soon met Dave and sat in the ‘saw’ car my nerves completely disappeared. If you choose to learn with Dave, not only will you get the best driving expertise ever known to man…you will also gain a very good friend for life. Now I can go drivey-wive in Geoff my lovely car! Chris. πŸ˜€ PS: See you for Pass Plus!

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  171. thankyou dave for making me persevere with the driving. so happy i’ve finally passed. would recommend dave to anyone who wants to learn (even if you do have to put up with his shockingly bad jokes). thanks again love sophie

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  172. hey Dave, i know its really delayed but thanks for making me pass!!! your sweets helped me along the way though, and your great jokes! lol thanks, love natalie x x

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  173. I had 7 tests with different instructors including BSM and then a friend recommended Dave, who gave me the confidence to pass. I was nervous to start with, he helped me overcome my nerves,and helped me to break everything into managable pieces. Thankyou for having confidence in me and beleiving i could pass my test. I couldn’t do it without you -Thankyou, Thankyou,Thankyou.

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  174. hey dave, thanx for making me pass!!!!!!! i love u lol hehe i bet you will miss me xxxxxx

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  175. hey dave thanks all the help you gave me passed first time now just gotta get my sister to give me her mini haha be intouch for pass plus mike

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  176. passed first time today 15/03/08 thanks to dave he taught me well and in the short time ive been driving wiv him ive made a good friend i actually will miss driving wiv him. i truly am gateful for all youve done and hope to see you around i would definately recommend you to others.so thanks again for everything.

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  177. Dave is a great instructor very reliable and patient. He was able to teach me even though I was very scared and very nervous (I put off learning until I was 21). There was many times when I thought I would never drive and felt like giving up, but Dave kept me going and he never got stressed with me. He makes the lessons enjoyable and fun and the whole atmosphere is relaxing (With sweets every now and then ), which is great as I have heard many horror stories about other instructors/driving schools. Im so glad I finally got over my fear of driving, as I now have independance and love driving round in my Clio, which is all thanks to Dave and I will definatley recommend him!!

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  178. Well it’s my second day on the road. Passed my theory and practical test first time. Came across Jigsaw after being recommended by a friend. At first, I think it was expected for me to go with the driving instructor several family members have learnt with, however I wanted to try with Jigsaw and was the best decision about driving that I made. Dave was a brilliant driving instructor for me, never cancelled or anything- unlike many driving instructors that you hear of! Had many laughs, as well as taking it seriously and it all paid off. I had about 38 hours in the end, and I think every penny spent was worth it. Would definitely recommend Dave as an instructor, and I’m sure the other instructors with Jigsaw will be equally as good. Thanks again Dave

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  179. hey DAVE just here to say hi and thank for getting me onto the road ( when i finally buy a car lol) i had quite a few instructors before him who all basically messed me around or they didnt teach me well but with dave he always was on time and made you feel you got your moneys worth glad i went with him Thnak you again for all your help see you soon for pass plus

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  180. I’ve just completed my 6 hours Pass Plus course with Dave and I’ve got to say it was probably the best driving experience I’ve had! It took me 2 years to learn to drive with four different driving schools so I know what I’m talking about! I was extremley nervous before my lessons I used to worry about them all week and was physically ill before each lesson with my other instructors. I was physically terrified of driving a car, and even shut my eyes when driving faster than 50mph! My hands were sweaty and my knuckles were white during the whole hour lesson. I was scared of roundabouts and pulling out of junctions, I was also scared of anybody waiting to come out of a side road incase they pulled out on me! I had numerous other totally irrational fears that made my normally full-functioning brain totally turn to mush! It took me two years and buying my own car and a very patient mum taking me out everyday and eventually I got over my fears very gradually! Also listening to some girly angst-ridden songs by the likes of Pink etc. usually helped me get a bit of confidence! Basically, anybody who is terrified of driving and feels like they are alone, you are definately in good company I know it feels like you will never get there, but if I had known Dave for those two years I’m sure I would have got onto my test a lot quicker, so go with him! He makes the lessons a right laugh and relaxes you totally with his hilarious sayings and jokes! He is also really passionate about helping people to not only pass their driving test, but to actually feel confident on the road that they can do it! I passed first time but I was still petrified of driving. Doing the Pass Plus with Dave has really helped with my confidence. Well worth doing and such a laugh thankyou Dave sorry you had to hear all my crazy stories about my job! ! ! Take care x

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  181. i defeated dianne with dave!! passed my test first time! couldnt have done it without dave hes been a wiked instructor and gave me the confidence i needed in order to pass. would definately reccomend him to anyone and everyone he is the muts nuts. cheers dave!!!

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  182. just passed third time lucky with Dave! couldnt have done it without him…thanks for everything! absolutly brilliant instructor, couldnt have asked for anything more! great great lessons! gona miss them! But i am sure i shall see you about in my car…dont forget to wave! thankyou for everything! Hope you enjoy your wine gums! xx

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  183. Passed theory and pratical both first time. Was all down to dave, brilliant instructor and makes each lesson a laugh aswell. Pass plus was also worthwile and helped me gain the confidence on the motorways that i needed. Cheers for all the mints aswell lol. Nath

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  184. hi! sorry its taken me so long to sign this. I recently passed first time with Dave, which is something i never thought would happen because im the biggest worrier ever. So thank you you helped me so much and never ever shouted i’d definatly recomend dave to anyone because he made driving really enjoyable and he has an endless supply of mints and wine gums haha. thanks dave!

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  185. I passed first time with Dave. He is a great, patience driving instructor who made me laugh almost every lesson. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks a lot Dave, Matt. P.S. Pass Plus was brilliant too. It was loads of fun ;p.

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  186. I just passed, third time lucky! Thank you sooooo much dave. Absolutely amazing driving instructor. I got 3 free hot chocolates xxxx

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  187. i’ve finally got round to signing this guestbook! sorry it’s taken me over 5 weeks. i kept meaning to do it. i’d definitely recomend dave to anybody. he was an amazing instructor and i really enjoyed learning to drive. although i didn’t pass first time, dave kept me positive when i was worried and thought i might never pass. as if that would have happened with dave as my instructor!

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  188. hey dave. thanks for helping me pass 3rd time lucky. you’ve been great at building my confidence up. definitely better than bsm haha. shame you didnt have any wine gums today, was well looking forward 2 them. speak to you soon, hopefully you can have me for pass plus. brrmm brrmm hehe xxx

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  189. i passed first time the other week πŸ˜‰ dave is a great driving instructor and also great fun. i learnt to drive whilst also having an enjoyable time doing it. with plenty of free mints πŸ˜‰ i would definatly recommend dave to anyone. thankyou πŸ˜‰

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  190. I just passed my test first time and completed my pass plus with Dave! Definately recommend him as a driving instructor. Thanks for all your help and the aniseed imperials! xxx

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  191. hi i found the guestbook finally lol ‘would you like a mint’ see you thursday x

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  192. Following my daughter’s comments (see comment 19), as she passed with Dave last year. I passed my test today ;-d. I was also trained by Dave. I am a 45 year old bloke so not the youngest of learners and thought I was too old to learn. But on meeting Dave for the first time, he really made me feel at ease, any nerves I had then disappeared. He is a very professional Instructor. The company is well set up and you are given a driving log book that Dave completes each time after a lesson, this shows you your weaknesses and what you need to improve on. I found this really useful as I could refer back to it. He is extremely punctual on every occassion, I have never been let down by him for any lesson. Dave is also a really friendly guy who has a good sense of humour and is always handing out mints. Thanks to Dave I have now acheived something that I never thought I would do at my age. Thanks for everything Dave.

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  193. Definately recommend Dave! Even with his bad jokes and annoying phrases!! Thanks for all your help Natalie x x

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  194. Hey finally got round to signing the guestbook.. dave was brilliant! always looked foward and enjoyed my lessons, thanks to him i passed first time with very few lessons! really cool guy highly recommended! ‘yes id love a mint…cheers dave!’ dan

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  195. Didnt realise you had a guestbook! couldnt resist leaving you a message…. WOULD YOU LIKE A MINT?!? haha! see u friday! x

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  196. alrite dave!!? thought id leave you a little love letter to express how much love I have for you! But then I changed my mind and thought id just leave one sayin cheers for everything n gettin me sorted first time n’all that! I got a feelin that phone wont stop ringin with new customers soon! sorrrry lol thanks again!!!!!

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  197. Hey Dave! Guess who!! Long time no see, dont you worry I will be starting up driving with you very soon, hopefully I havent lost the lingo, dont think I have. What I shall do once I have got some money together is give you a text or a call, and we can hopefully get some lessons sorted out for the near future if thats ok with you xx

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  198. Just to add, i meant werthers originals.I need to stress that i ddnt have ANY home made sandwhiches set out for me each lesson .lol!

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  199. wanted to say thanks for preparing me for the test. Top instructor , totally relaxed style of teaching , puts you at ease making it simple to do the business. One of a kind sense of humour that makes you able to laugh about your mistake as oppose the letting them get you down. All in all , top bloke. oh yeh …and you run a wicked sweet shop. DAVES DOORWELL

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  200. Omgosh!I cannot believe it.Im actually a bit speechless about it believe it or not.And i know exactly what youre thinking.he he he First of all, I would like to say thank you for being an amazing driving instructor.You always seemed to make me laugh even tho i felt preety bad.I do not even know how you coped with all my emotional ups and downs and how i seemed to get everything wrong .. preety much every time. I still remember the first time i got into your car i thought i will give you some paracetamols.I hope over the time i have been driving they have helped.We experienced countless screams when i have driven and in some respects you always seemed to forget that they even happened. HA HA HA!No seriously.I was such a nightmare. I told you i was going to write a long note. So they you go!I would be seeing you very soon for my pass plus.Btw my family were really shocked when they heard.My sisters were on the verge of tears.I dnt blame them, I would as well if i knew that I would be on the road. But apart from that, thanx for helping me pass my driving test first time.I dnt know how i would have turned out if it wasnt for you! ( and the wafers ;)) Thank you again

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  201. Hello Dave. Just to say a big thank you for the support with my driving lessons. For all those unsure whether to go with Dave, I highly recommend him! He has a lovely personality that puts you at ease (he never shouts at you unlike some driving instructors!) Dave has a great way of teaching driving and makes even the most difficult of tasks simple! I will definitely be doing my Pass Plus with him in the future!

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  202. Hello dave, jus wna say how much i apreciate what you did for me, i wud definatley recomend u to others, u might even get a few of my army mates soon. when im home next i’ll buy u sum mints to replace the ones i had lol cheers agen

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  203. Hey Dave, I finally got to writing on your guest book. Just saying a huge thankyou for getting me through my driving test and pass plus you are one ace driving instructor. I have and will reccommend you to everyone, I’m glad I switch to you because my other instructor scared me and made me feel I would never drive, but you changed all that now I drive around in my corsa with a big smile on my face. You should have ‘s on the side of yor car. THANK YOU and keep doing what your doing. xx

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  204. Hi Dave Not only were you an ace driving instructor, you were a brilliant agony aunt too!!! Thanks for helping me through – i nearly gave up half way. now you have help, i can reccommend you to more people and who knows i may want to do my pass plus ha ha!!

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  205. Hi Dave, Just wanted to say a great big thank you for getting me through my test, you were a brilliant teacher and kept me laughing most of my lessons!!! Cant believe i passed first time…… Thank you so much, freedom at last!!!! Thank’s so so so much Ali X (I’m sure you’ll see me driving around in my little red car!!!! )

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  206. Hey dave hope all is well! just thought i would drop a comment into say hi hope you arent working too hard! i see you have a new instructor, i remember you saying bout that before i passed. seen you around when i am driving lee

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  207. Hello Dave, just a note to say thank you for being such a briliant driving instructor! Passing first time was such a relief and was not only down to my efforts…but your’s as well! I would not have been able to do it without your encouragement and support. Deffinitely the best driving teacher around, as I’m sure many would agree!

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  208. Just would like to say a big thank you to dave, youve been a great instructor and im so relieved i choose you as my driving instructor, when i hear stories from my mates instructors, proves how easy i got it and how much of a great instructor i really had. Never once felt like i couldnt drive because you mad eme really so confident and relaxed. Thanks alot for a first time pass Craig

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  209. oi dave ;P bet your fedup with me now hahaha 1 good driving instructor here πŸ˜‰

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  210. Well well…Mr Costello i think is the best instructor you can get!! and no he didn’t pay me to say that!! If you wanna learn how to drive in a relaxed environment this is the guy…he don’t shout and somehow manages to keep his cool even when you muck up big time!! Though i seem to remember saving his life once…swerving away from some stupid woman opening her door!! When you learn to drive with Dave he ain’t just your driving instructor he’s your friend!! If he can get me to pass my test…he can get anyone to pass!!! ‘cos i gotta say i was a nightmare!!…but did turn out to be your BEST student ever…even you got to admit it…!!

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  211. hey dave, i told you i would sign this so i am. I had about 30 lessons with dave and i PASSED first time, and only with 2 minors, and it is all because of you. Not only did you teach me to drive but you gave me freedom to do what i wnat now, and for that i thank you. I also just passed the pass plus with dave and thank god i did it because it has saved me so much money on my insurance. Thanks for everything Dave, it meant alot, good luck teaching my dad to drive. Speak soon, Merry Christmas, x

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  212. daaaaaave! i passed my test on the first attempt today. all thanks to dave! i was a very nervous driver and absolutely HATED roundabouts when i first started learning, but they were sorted pretty quickly. thanks dave! you’ve made both me AND my older sister pass first time! (good luck with my little sister too in a couple of years) THANKS AGAIN!

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  213. Hi Dave, Sorry its taken me a while 2 write a message seeing as i passed my test in may ! Just wanted to say thanx alot for puttin up wiv me for a whole 8 months but we got there in the end. To others reading this Dave is a great instructor. He gives u free sweets, never gives up on u and doesnt get mad if u do something wrong just encourages u 2 try again and do your best. The best thing of all i passed 1st time and its all thanx 2 Dave. From EmMa J

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  214. Excellent instructor, and great fun, he doesn’t even shout at my scary driving. Although he does like a cup of coffee… oh and he does brilliant accents.. always very entertaining! Thanks Dave

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  215. Hey Dave’s a great driving instructor, he makes the lessons fun and u get free mints lol.

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  216. Hi Dave, well jigsaw is the 2nd company i have got wiht and in the 6 lessons in which i have had, i have learnt more than what i had in 20 wiht another company. Dave is a great and funny guy and he has made me enjoy driving, not only that but he dont pressure you into sumthing in which you dont want to do. He also makes all his lessons diffrent and fun so you will always do something fun, and interesting. Hope i will be leaving you soon enough, but for anyone looking to choose a instructor, well you have come to the right place, because not only will you have fun but you will pass very quick. Good luck

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  217. Hi Dave, Hope ur well & Jigsaw’s a success (sure it is). For everyone else, definitely choose Dave as a driving instructor; he’s great! Got me through 1st time in September, so must be good. Dave is a brilliant driving instructor + has a great sense of humour. Thanks for all your help, Carly

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  218. hey dave! you asked (or moaned)at me to sign your guestbook so here it is! i better get extra mints for this! hehe! Jigsaw is a great driving school to go with, even with the “funny” jokes you make! anyway, i should be off cya saturday! xx

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  219. Hey Dave! Its me, your honorary daughter! hehe. Hope everything’s going well for you with Jigsaw. I managed to pass back in September 2005 when you were still with BSM (boo, hiss) Hmm, its hard to compliment a guy I’ve known for years considering we are constantly trying to insult each other, but yes you are a really great driving instructor! (And that’s all you’re getting!) hehe. But yeh everyone should have lessons with Jigsaw Driving School! You get free mints! Love kylie xxx

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  220. Hi Dave firstly to anyone who is reading this and is looking for a driving school choose Jigsaw! Dave is an honest and funny bloke as well as being a great driving instructor! You will enjoy your lessons and it won’t break the bank either!! Secondly to dave a personal thanks for everything you have done so far and fingers crossed for the 12th!! Ben

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  221. Dave is a legend, a great instructor that makes you feel calm and safe at all times, he helps you do anything and doesn’t loose his patience, he is hilarious and a good talker which makes the driving even more fun

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  222. Hey Dave! Only me! You are a great driving instructor, and as many people have said on your guestbook you are very funny and easy to talk which i totally agree with! you make me feel at ease if i do something wrong, when most driving instructors i have heard of shout at their pupils and insist they need 10 times more lessons. you are great all round and you are a top man! i dont regret choosing jigsaw driving school one bit and i am glad i am learning with such a genuine bloke! thanks dave! see you on tuesday! oh and thanks for your mints i will buy you something in spain love sarah -x-

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  223. JIGSAW – WE LOVE YOU! Choose a decent instructor – choose Dave! Plus, you get free mints!

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  224. Hiya to everyone reading this! I passed my test with Dave in March 2005, when he was working for BSM. He is a great driving instructor, and i really enjoyed and looked forward to my driving lessons! I even (somehow) enjoyed doing things i couldnt do! Dave is fun, friendly and easy to talk to! He doesn’t let you give up when you really want to and helps you find ways to do manouvers, that are safe, and suited to you. He helped me build confidence of driving and calmed me down when i was panicking about things! All in All, a FANTASTIC instructor, who i would recommend to anyone!! ..even my sister who will be learning with him soon hehe! -shows how good he is as i want him to teach her, even though he could tell embarrassing stories about my driving lessons!! hehe! ;$ Thanks a lot Dave! Love Rachel xxx

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  225. Hi (its me again) I passed my driving test (for the first time!!) today, so i guess Dave was doing something right…Haha!! And he taught me how to parallel park (which, given my general spacial awareness problem!! is pretty impressive!!) See you round soon, Marthani p.s richard drives like a n00b…haha

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  226. Go with Dave, you won’t regret it; he’s funny, easy to talk to, a good listener, full of interesting stories… and a fairly good driving instructor πŸ˜‰ He’s not paying me to say all this…honestly (although perhaps he should be ) In all seriousness you will find lessons not only beneficial, but as Marthani said, ENJOYABLE. I did Pass Plus, just for another 6 hours of Dave. Been happily driving for 4 months now with no accidents (ok, a few near misses, but its everyone else who can’t drive, not me).

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  227. Hey David, Thanks for helping me to pass my test your tution was a great asset and has helped me to drive well in real life aswell as the test. Dont worry im still ridiculously paranoid about driving so i hope not to crash in the near future. If i did crash it would probably be into marthani …. (congrats on getting rid of her). Keep up the good work and all the best in the future. Rich p.s i love marthani really…

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  228. Hello Dave! Havent really spoken to you ina long time, but I decided that as one of your many successful RMGS pupils I’d better add my words to this fine box Cya on the 20th l8rs Andy

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  229. Hi! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get round to signing the guestbook! To everybody who is thinking about having driving lessons, chose Jigsaw Driving School! Not only is the teaching good, but you actually ENJOY your lessons which doesn’t seem to happen a lot with other driving schools!! So, choose Jigsaw Driving School!

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