Your Driving Instructor in Darlington

Learn with me, Mike Davies - I'll get you Through it!

Take relaxing, stress-free driving lessons with me, Mike Davies and feel your confidence soar..

My speciality lies in getting you through your test on the first attempt, saving you time, disappointment and money. With one of the best first time pass rates around (69.5%!) my teaching methods are not only fun and friendly but proven to get results!

I'll get you Through it!

Taking driving lessons for the first time need not be intimidating. With years of teaching experience behind me, I know how to make you feel comfortable, calm and confident. Moreover, learning with MLD means teamwork - partnership! - with student and teacher both working towards the same goal. Whatever your nervous disposition, however low your confidence, my proven teaching method will get you through it.

69.5% First Time Pass Rate

Driving instructors pushing their students into their test prematurely is the main reason why the UK first time pass rate is so low (just 45.65%!). That's why I won't book you for your driving test without proper preparation, and even then, not until you feel you're ready for it. This is the secret of my success and the reason why my first time pass rate is so high (69.5%!).

Get 2 hours Free!

The cost of driving lessons can be an issue. But, don't be fooled by driving schools that offer so-called special deals. In driving tuition, as elsewhere in life, you get what you pay for. Cheap driving lessons may be tempting, but they often equate to poor tuition, which increases your likelihood of failure, costing you more money in the long run. I provide only top quality one-to-one tuition, which has been tried and tested by me with great success. What is more, I give all new drivers two hours absolutely FREE!

Reasons to choose MLD..

  • I have one of the best first time pass rates around - 69.5%!
  • My prices are competitive plus new drivers get two hours FREE!.
  • I specialise in getting you through your test on your first attempt, saving you time, disappointment and money!
  • Driving with MLD means teamwork! Whatever your nervous disposition, however low your confidence, my proven teaching method will get you through it.

If you live in Darlington / Hurworth or surrounding area, please contact me for quality, stress free driving lessons and let me help you pass first time!

I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and have lived in Darlington for most of my life. I currently live in Hurworth near Darlington with my wife, with whom I have a son, who is now living in Australia.

Over the past thirty years I have run my own business and have a wealth of experience in senior management and all aspects of teaching and training. I trained for my driving and teaching exams through (LDC) which is one of the most respected and successful Driving Instructor training schools in the UK today.

After qualifying as an Approved Driving Instructor, I joined BSM and completed a number of courses to further develop my CPD (Continuing Professional Development). I gained valuable experience teaching MOD recruits to drive on an intensive course basis, the objective being for them to pass their Practical Test within two weeks. I also started building my own private diary teaching the general public.

I gained much experience from my time at BSM, but decided to concentrate on building my own Driving School and subsequently left BSM.

Since setting up MLD Driving School, I have never looked back. I can honestly say that, as one teaching day draws to a close, I am already looking forward to the next driving lesson and the challenges it may bring. Despite being a driving instructor for many years, I am still highly motivated when I see the expression on my customers face as they move the car off themselves for the first time, and especially at the end of the Practical Test when they hear the examiner saying "I am pleased to say that you have passed".

This is what makes it all so worthwhile for me and is the reason I love being a driving instructor.

My Credentials:

  • 69.5% First time pass rate (National average 45.65%)
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Approved Driving Instructor
  • Pass Plus registered
  • Fully CRB checked
  • Member of the Driving Instructors Association (DIA)
  • Member of the Darlington Driving Instructors Federation (DDIF)
  • Registered for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) I actively seek to develop and improve the quality of teaching instruction and my business model.
  • Completed CPD Mock Test Course (27/04/12)

I would recommend Mike to anyone, such a lovely person and has helped me to pass my driving test first time. He is calm, patient and understanding, making him a great driving instructor. Thank you Mike.

Hannah Horvath - Darlington