Szymon Swidkiewicz


East Grinstead

Driving lessons areas covered

RH7, RH10, RH11, RH19

Lingfield, Dormansland, Crawley, East Grinstead

Szymon Swidkiewicz driving instructor East Grinstead dvsa approved driving instructor Szymon Swidkiewicz

Training vehicle

Toyota Yaris Automatic Hybrid

Services offered

Automatic Driving Lessons, Refresher lessons


Driving since 1997

Instructor since 2017

elite automatic driving lessons Lingfield

Biography -

I have been driving for 20 years, and I have found a lot of joy and satisfaction through the sheer independence of being able to travel wherever I need and whenever I want.

Learning to drive has always been a passion that I wanted to share with others, so they can also experience the thrill of being able to drive themselves. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them on their route to success. 

I am patient and professional, and I treat each of my students individually, ensuring that my pupils gain as much knowledge and confidence as possible during the lesson.

My patience and focus on each and every one of my pupils' driving journeys is the best start in preparing you for a confident driving future.

In my personal life, I am the father of two wonderful teenage daughters. I also love to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle.

Szymon's Testimonials

Fahmina Khan, Crwaley, West Sussex

"Szymon was a great instructor - gave very good lesson instructions that were easy to understand and remember. Thank you for helping me pass my driving test!"

17 june 2022 freeindex review

Chamodya Dissanaya, Crawley, West Sussex

"I passed my driving test today for the first time and I have instructor Szymon to thank for. He’s was very patient and supportive. He focused on my weak points and made sure I felt confident and comfortable with driving. He’s instructions are very clear. He’s a friendly person and I’d definitely recommend him to anyone that wants to learn to drive automatic."

17 June 2022 freeindex review

Arshiya Begum, Crayley, West Sussex

"I am very satisfied with the instructor. Excellent work, Excellent instructor. Thank u so… much to teach me.(SZYMON my driving instructor)."

15 June 2022 freeindex review

Laith Alkaradsheh, Crawley, West Sussex

"Where do I start? It was a wonderful journey. I was never a confident driver but this changed now; thanks to Mr. Szymon Swidkiewicz. What a professional and a wonderful instructor. Szymon tailors his lessons based on the individual requirements. He also assesses the gaps and/ or the weaknesses of his student and works around them to find a solution. He is very calm, patient and polite. Regardless how many times a mistake is repeated, he persists to overcome it. I have learnt a lot and I cannot recommended him enough. Thank you Szymon."

20 May 2022 free index

Valerie Larkin, East Grinstead, West Sussex

"I found it difficult to book a refresher lesson with a driving instructor as all schools had a waiting list. However Eloise Sedgewick at Elite was very helpful and within a week I had a one hour lesson in East Grinstead with Szymon Swidkiewicz who was an excellent instructor, very patient giving me clear directions and restoring my confidence. Thank you."

31 March 2022 freeindex review us

Sweta Jha, Crawley, West Sussex

"Syzmon was extremely great instructor. I had great learning. He is the best driving instructor. He is very patient and calm. Always suggests you the best driving skills. I am very lucky to have an instructor like Syzmon.
Thank you Sweta Jha."

09 March 2022 freeindex review

Susan Hudson, East Grinstead, West Sussex

"I have recently had some refresher lessons with Szymon and would definately recommend him as I hadn't driven for many years so was very nervous and anxious. He was very understanding and supportive and I can't thank him enough for that."

26 November 2021 freeindex review

Mansi Nayee, Crawley, West Sussex

"Today I passed my practical driving test and it was a first time pass! I wouldn't have been able to pass without my amazing driving instructor Szymon, who was very patient with me, friendly, explained driving concepts that I didn't understand well and he also made notes of how I could improve for the next lessons that I had with him. I would highly recommend him if you want to pass your driving test for the first time!!"

14 December 2021 Google review logo freeindex review

Laura Hebden, Redhill, Surrey

"I recently passed with Szymon as my instructor. My learning history had really been hampered by my anxiety, but Szymon really put me at ease and helped me build my confidence. So pleased to say that I passed first time so I would really recommend using elite, and booking with Szymon if automatic is your choice."

18 November 2021 freeindex review

Vanessa Eugene, Crawley, West Sussex

"2 words "Instructor Szymon" Absolutely fantastic.!!! I am very pleased as recently passed my automatic driving exam on the first time with no minors 😀 . I prepared over the course of 2 months. Instructor Szymon was very professional and efficient. Excellent teacher who is patient and genuinely wants his students to pass. Communicates clearly what is expected of you on the road, and when performing maneuvers. I am so happy to have my UK license ☺ I highly recommend Szymon from Elite driving school. I hope this was helpful guys Cheers"

14 October 2021 Google review logo

Lovanya A, Crawley, West Sussex

"My instructor was Szymon Swidkiewicz. He was very patient and a very good driving instructor. He explains every situations on the road and no matter how many questions I had, he would take time to explain each of them and made sure I understood. I would definitely recommend Szymon to everyone."

26 October 2021 freeindex review

Duc Hieu Pham, East Grinstead, West Sussex

"Great experience, I've passed second time. Thanks to my instructor Szymon :)."

25 October 2021 freeindex review

Renata Pakulnyte, Crawley, West Sussex

"I started of driving with a different school and had such a horrible experience with them until I can across Szymon who changed my experience so much he was not only patient with me but also very understanding and because of him I had passed my test today and I could be more thankful honestly I would recommend him to anyone in my opinion he is the best."

12 October 2021 freeindex review

Shannon H, Crawley, West Sussex

"A massive thank you to Szymon Swidkiewicz for helping me pass first time!! He’s a great instructor and I would highly recommend if anyone is looking to learn automatic to go with him!! Thanks again Szymon!"

23 September 2021 freeindex review

Tuyo Ola, Redhill, Surrey

"Szymon was very professional, and patient, throughout all the lessons. He addressed all my mistakes and concerns constructively, and ensured that I was confident with all the manouvers before the test. I would recommend him to all learner drivers."

27 August 2021

Helen W, East Grinstead, East Grinstead

"I had a really great experience with Szymon. He was patient and helped me get over my nervousness about driving in the UK, and with his help I passed first time. I highly recommend lessons with him. Thank you!"

30 June 2021 Google review logo

Ranvir Ruprai, East Grinstead, East Sussex

"I highly recommend Elite Driving school and in particular Szymon. I recently failed a few of my tests before teaming up with Szymon. However his calm attitude and hard work in helping me to correct my mistakes whilst also giving me the confidence to drive, helped me massively!"

29 Juky 2021 Google review logo


Tugba K, Reigate, Surrey

"I just want to say huge thank you to Szymon Swidkiewicz, who has been my driving instructor since October, he has been really incredible and thanks to him I passed first time despite being nervous driver and unable to take lessons for months during the pandemic. He is very patient and teaches you everything you need to be a good driver. I couldn’t asked for a better instructor myself."

29 August 2021 freeindex review

Tuyo Ola, Redhill, Surrey

"Szymon was very professional, and patient, throughout all the lessons. He addressed all my mistakes and concerns constructively, and ensured that I was confident with all the manouvers before the test. I would recommend him to all learner drivers."

25 August 2021 freeindex review Google review logo

Sally Suarez, Crawley, West Sussex

"The driving instructor who I had and really helped me pass was Szymon Swidkiewicz, I wouldn't have passed without his help and guidance, he's a great instructor and is very patient, I felt very at ease and from the get go, he taught me importance of safety, being mindful when driving, and he gave me advice to look out for when it came to the test, any mistakes I did I learned straight away to correct them, what I needed to improve on, which really encouraged me, so the next time I wouldn't do the same mistake, and I wouldn't get any bad habits. I was really happy after each lesson because I learned so much and I had improved after each lesson. Szymon was really encouraging and I'm very thankful for all his help. This was a huge stepping stone for me and I am so happy to have passed thanks to Szymon :)."

24 August 2021 freeindex review Google review logo

Qamar Azam, Crawley, West Sussex

"I had lessons with elite my istructor name is szymon I had test in 10 /08/2021 I pass in my first try because of my instructor he is a brilliant szyom is perfect instructor he teach me every thing."

18 August 2021 freeindex review

Joy O, Crawley, West Sussex

"I just passed my test with Szymon.
He was very professional and always punctual for the lessons.
He was also very patient which made me less nervous and anxious to especially as a beginner and I was able to make very quick progress. Overall, I had a great learning experience and I would highly recommend him."

25 July 2021 freeindex review

Aniko Repka, East Grinstead, West Sussex

"I had some refresher lessons with Szymon after not driving at all for about 15 years, which also included changing from manual to automatic. I can honestly say I couldn't have picked a better person to learn from. He was always very friendly and calm and explained me everything. I got very comfortable driving with him from the very first lesson. Would recommend him to anybody with confidence."

19 July 2021 freeindex review

Arabella Harris, Redhill, Surrey

"If you’re thinking about starting lessons, go here and ask for Szymon! He is such a brilliant instructor and I don’t think I would be at much ease driving without him! At the beginning I was a nervous/anxious learner who made silly mistakes, and now I’m a confident driver! Szymon is understanding and has great patience which made me feel more comfortable when on lessons with him. He’s easy to talk to, professional and really amazing at what he does. I couldn’t of asked for a better instructor myself! So please, get yourself booked in with him! You won’t regret it!"

10 July 2021 freeindex review Google review logo

Millie McMillan, Forest Row, London

"Szymon was an amazing instructor very patient and clear with instructions and has great tips, tricks and reference points to help with manoeuvres. Best driving instructor I have had."

7 July 2021 freeindex review Google review logo

Jason James Aquino, Redhill, Surrey

"I’m very thankful to Szymon Swidkiewicz for being patient, calm and friendly while teaching me how to pass my practical driving exam. Also, he didn’t fail to teach me all the basic and know-how in passing my driving test. It’s the best decision that he became my driving instructor. I highly recommend him for anyone who’s looking for driving instructor. Every pound is worth it with him."

05 May 2021 freeindex review

Alicia Vickery, Reigate, Surrey

Alicia passed in Redhill with Szymon"I’ve been learning to drive with my instructor, Szymon, and today, I passed my practical test (first time!) - I also passed my theory test first time! Which was totally thanks to the website Elite Driving School provided access for, to all of their students. Szymon is a fantastic driving instructor. He is always on time, he is so friendly, patient and gives very clear feedback. I would recommend Szymon to anyone he is brilliant! I am so so thankful and will miss our lessons."

03 May 2021 freeindex review Google review logo

Liudmila Bulavintseva, East Grinstead, West Sussex

"Szynom is the best driving instructor I have ever met ( I passed driving exams in three countries ). He was polite and patient. At the same time his instructions were clear and detailed. Thank you so much!!!"

09 November 2020 Google review logo

Roni Luxford, Horley, Surrey

"I've been learning to drive on and off for nearly 5 years, I found it a longer process because of my dyspraxia. I've also had many different driving instructors who found it hard to be patient with my issues, therefor bringing my confidence right down."

"But when I started with Syzymon, I was actually making progress because he is always so clear, positive and patient, to the point I started enjoying lessons again. He is also a very lovely person and is easy to get along with. I wish I had found him from the start, I'd absolutely recommend him to anybody especially to people with some educational difficulties like myself! Was worth every penny!"

28 October 2020  freeindex review Google review logo 


Miguel Cervantes, Horley, Surrey

Miguel passed with Szymon"It was amazing, fast track in one week of training I passed on first time the driving exam, totally recommend, good availability and excellent instructor."

14 October 2020 freeindex review

James Collins, Redhill, Surrey

"I'd happily recommend Szymon at Elite Driving School. He has a very relaxed, calm teaching style which helped me to quickly gain confidence going into my test. Thanks!"

07 October 2020 freeindex review

Arulrose Diskorin, Crawley, West Sussex

SS Arulrose100 201009"It was really good. It was such a good experience. He was very calm and supportive. He was explaining everything clearly. Was such a wonderful experience."

10 September 2020

Phoebe Douthwaite, Crawley, West Sessex

Photo uploaded by Phoebe Douthwaite-..."I picked up lessons with Szymon after being recommended him by a friend. I hadn't driven in 10 years after finding driving in a manual incredibly uncomfortable due to my rheumatoid arthritis. My friend recommended learning in an automatic with Szymon and I'm so glad I did. Szymon made me feel incredibly relaxed right from the start and this enabled me to feel safe and confident after not having driven for so long. I was able to pass first time within two months and I never thought I'd be able to do that in a million years. Thank you, Szymon!"

03 October 2020 freeindex review

Cheryl Jaffa, Crawley, West Sussex

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"Very encouraging and patient instructor. Always made me feel confident and I highly recommend him if your trying to fine a good Instructor."

01 October 2020 freeindex review

Edith Wairimu, Redhill, Surrey

SS Edith100 200929"I had my lessons with Szymon and I passed first time! He is so patient and his way of teaching is so simple and clear you will hardly forget. Szymon has always been on time and rarely cancel lessons. He always reassured me and made me feel confident. If anyone wants to pass first time he is best!"

22 September 2020 Google review logo


Siham El Gallaa, Horley, Surrey

"“ I would like to say a big thank you to both Szymon and PG for helping me pass my test! They are both professional, calm and patient witch helped me feel confident with my driving. I would recommend Elite to everyone wanting to drive. I could not have done this without you guys:) thanks again."

20 August 2020 freeindex review

Anton Vydrin, Redhill, Surrey

SS Anton100 200805"I was very lucky to be trained by Szymon to prepare for the driving test with a very short notice from DVSA after the test center was re-opened after COVID-19. Szymon was able to adjust his calendar to accommodate a refresher training session and the exam timing for me. He has taken me to all complicated parts of the driving test, explained very clearly the routines for various road situations. Szymon is also a very patient and positive instructor, he uses visual materials very efficient to help his customers understand the expected driver behavior. It was a great luck and pleasure for me to be guided by him."

28 July 2020 freeindex review

Tugce Sadler-Montgomory, Crawley, West Sussex

"I had a few lessons with Simon, he is the best instructor ever, He was patient and easy to get a long with. Definetely would recommend him. Thank you ."

28 July 2020 freeindex review

Debora Areco Lopes, Horley, Surrey

"I just passed my test first time in Redhill with Szymon as the instructor."

"He has been an incredible instructor - very patient, knowledgable and friendly. Thank you so much for helping me through my test and giving me the confidence to go out on the road by myself." 

11 February 2020 freeindex review

Alicia Guy, Reigate, Surrey

SS Alicia100 200130"Szymon is an excellent instructor and helped me pass first time. He is very patient and gives clear advice."

30 January 2020 freeindex review

David Hampden, Horley, Surrey

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"Trained by Szymon. Provided reasurrance and clear advice. Passed first time in Redhill Thanks so much Szymon."

18 December 2019 freeindex review

Hannah Jackson, horsham, West Sussex

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"I passed first time with Szymon, something I never thought I could do due to my horrendous nerves and self confidence issues but thanks to Szymon for his patience, kindness and understanding during every lesson I now am so comfortable with driving, confident and aware whenever I am out on the roads! ."

17 December 2019 freeindex review

Celine Wong, Crawley, West Sussex

"I had Syzmon as my Driving Instructor, very calm, helpful and patient. I passed my test in Crawley."

11 December 2019 freeindex review

Praveena Keerty, Redhill, Surrey

Praveena passed after taking driving lessons in Redhill"I was trained initially by Symon and then By Ian. They both were very good in identifying my weakness and helped me improve.
They accommodated my last minute practical test plan and helped me pass with just one minor."

05 December 2019 freeindex review


Turkan Ismail, Horlaey, Surrey

"Elite is highly recommended. My instructor was Szymon great teacher full of patience and knowledge. I previously had really bad experience with another company, who wasted my time and money. Elite on the other hand had me very well prepared for my driving test and I was confident of passing on the day, and I did !! Thank you Elite !"

03 October 2019

Oshimarie, Redill, Surrey

Oshimarie passed with Szymon after taking automatic lessons in Redhill"I did my lessons with Szymon and passed first time. I would highly recommend Szymon he is so patient And a really good instructor."

02 November 2019 free index

Craig O'Toole, Horsham, East Sussex

Craig passed after taking automatic lessons with Szymon in Crawley"I thoroughly recommend Elite Driving School to learn with. I was a first time driver who was looking for Automatic lessons (which were hard to find in my area, West Sussex), but luckily Elite contacted me about an opportunity to learn with the very professional and helpful instructor Szymon. I am very grateful for this as in the space of 4 months I had gone from someone who had never driven to someone who passed their test first time and with 0 majors and 0 minors! Thank you to Szymon once again and I have given full marks for Value, Service and Quality to reflect the teaching, patience and encouragement he offered in helping me achieve my licence."

02 October 2019

Sonni Ruax, Lingfield, Surrey

Sonni passed in Crawley after driving lessons with Szymon"My driving instructor Szymon helped me to increase my confidence as a driver and was very patient with the areas that I wasn't sure about. He is clear and professional and definitely improved my understanding of driving!"

25 August 2019

Louis Barnett, Crawley, West Sussex

"I had a wonderful session with Szymon and I am really thankful to him to have helped me pass my driving test on the first attempt."

14 May 2017

Alice Bush, Crawley, West Sussex

"Szymon is a very good instructor, very knowledgeable, his lessons are very organised and if you listen to him you will have no stress at all going into your test. Highly recommended instructor."

09 May 2017

Ian Hassall, East Grinstead, West Sussex

"Szymon is an excellent instructor. He is very patient and very professional. He always makes me feel comfortable and relax."

"Thank you so much."

21 April 2017

Andrew Platt, East Grinstead, West Sussex

"Szymon is a great driving instructor ,very patient he made my experience very easy."

"Highly recommend"

14 April 2017

Hannah Amin, Crawley, West Sessex

"Szymon was a fantastic instructor, very patient, calm and thorough, allowing me to have full confidence in my driving ability after taking lessons with him. I will be recommending him to my family and friends"

07 March 2017

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