Full licecne holder Refresher and Motorway Lessons
Biography - Marc Hutchby driving instructor
Have fun and get the job done... Safely!' This has been my motto throughout my professional career, all the way from my management days in retail to my career now as a Driving Instructor.
Being an instructor is in my blood, from my Granddad, Uncle & now the mantle has been passed down to me. I've loved driving since getting in the drivers seat on my 17th birthday all those years ago! Even though it was Friday 13th, my first lesson was great and so much fun!
Now that I'm teaching, I'm so grateful for the opportunity to help my pupils learn this rite of passage. The independence driving gives is one of the best feelings you will experience. Just like the excitement of being a kid again on Christmas Day, that moment when you pass your test and get in the car for the first time by yourself is so rewarding.
But it's not just about passing your test, it's about safe driving for life. Safety is King! I like to really get to know all my pupils and tailor my approach based on you. There is no one size fits all when it comes to driving. This is the approach I adopt when teaching and what I encourage when in different situations out on the road. I'm an open book when it comes to your development, I'll always work with you and keep your best interests at the top of my priorities.
Aleya Gardner, Crawley, West Sussex
"I was lucky enough to have Marc as an instructor, who was always kind and patient with me, our lessons were always enjoyable and I passed first time with just under 30 hours of lessons. I couldn’t be more grateful!"
10 June 2022
Holly Dunn, Crawley, West Sussex
"Marc from Elite is an excellent driving instructor. He quickly got my confidence up and made driving lessons easy and fun. I would recommend Marc and Elite to everyone. The other thing I found excellent about Elite was the Total Drive app, which allowed me to easily book in lessons, see my instructors availability and access extra learning material. Thank you so much Marc at Elite. Thanks to you I have passed my test. Learning to drive at 36 is not easy, but you made fun, value for money and filled with expertise."
28 April 2022
Rachel Briggs, Horsham, West Sussex
"Marc's been FANTASTIC! I switched from manual to auto and I'm quite a nervous driver, however Marc has been amazing and has always been able to calm my nerves. Marc and I have built up an amazing friendship as well since he has been teaching me, which makes the world of difference. He never pushes me to do something I'm not ready to do, but equally gives me confidence to try new things every week. I would recommend Marc to anyone!"
13 February 2022
Kyle Sweeney, Faygate, West Sussex
"Where to begin?! I had Marc as my driving instructor and all I can say is that he is fantastic and a huge asset to Elite! After losing confidence with driving around 9 years ago, I decided to resume and came across Elite. The establishment themselves are fab and kept me up to date with my start date and finding an instructor that was available. I started with Marc in November and I remember how cheerful and bubbly he was and I knew from the get go that this was finally my time to start learning again. His knowledge, skill and confidence has not just equipped me with understanding of driving but has definitely made me a safe driver. Marc understands your specific learning style and adapts accordingly, which was fantastic as I myself learns from understanding the concept and then practising on my own. He was great at giving me the confidence that I needed and to correct any little issues that needed fixing. Arranging lessons was super easy and Marc was always punctual! The TotalDrive app was also super handy organising lessons and it even notified you on any gaps that Marc had available. It also displayed your progress which was great to know and also had the show me - tell me questions on there to practise. As I mentioned, Marc is a huge asset to elite and if you’re anything like me in regards to nerves and knowledge, Marc can definitely be the one for you and you’ll be ready for your test in no time! After around 24 hours of lessons, I passed first time! I’m super happy for the future and definitely feel safe and confident. Thank you Marc, you’ve been great! I’ll miss our lessons for sure."
28 January 2022
Liz Peck, Horsham, West Sussex
"Like some others that have posted here I am an older learner who was anxious about driving lessons and put off having them for years. I had never even sat in a driver’s seat before. However Marc understands anxiety and is completely supportive and non judgemental. He’s also extremely knowledgeable and professional. And on top of that he’s super friendly and brings a sense of fun to driving. I am able to learn at my own pace with Marc and he talks me through anything that might cause me to feel nervous. I’m really pleased with my progress and I highly recommend Elite and Marc."
29 November 2021
Louise Treherne, Horsham, West Sussex
"I'm so grateful to have come across Elite Driving School and to be learning with Marc. I am an 'older' student who has put off learning to drive for many years. After a few lessons with a different learning school, I was still feeling very anxious about driving. Marc is a great instructor; he is patient, empathetic and helps to build your confidence. I haven't yet passed my test but I'm just so happy to feel excited about driving rather than dread it! And that's down to Marc's encouragement and friendly nature. I'd highly recommend learning with Marc :)."