Although I've only been a qualified approved driving instructor since 2011, I am a grade A instructor, and I am also an ORDIT (Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers) trainer. This allows me to pass on my wealth of knowledge, passion for the job, and experience to those who not only want to learn to drive, but also those who seek to move into this industry and become an ADI. my pass rate is quite impressive, and a large number of my pupils come to me as referrals from passed pupils, which makes the job really rewarding.
I decided to become an ADI because I enjoy meeting and helping new people. As I also love driving, becoming an ADI seemed the perfect job, and teaching people how to drive safely on our roads fulfils my ideals.
I am also a professional nurse (RMN) with 13 years of experience. With my nursing background and experience, I do believe the everyone is a unique individual, and this has helped me to develop various training styles and method to suit the needs of my pupils, regardless of their levels of experience, skills and abilities.
I encourage my pupils to believe the anyone can fulfil and achieve their potential if they believe in themselves that they can do it, and I will help them to make this happen.
My motto is 'Never say never!'
Conor Arnold, South Croydon, Surrey
"My instructor Garry gave me loads of confidence when I was nervous, he was very patient and easy to talk to. Would definitely recommend Elite driving school to anyone who wants to learn how to drive."
01 May 2019
Asif Jahangir, South Croydon, Surrey
"Thanks to Elite Driving School Instructor Garry I was able to pass with aplomb. His guidance and teaching were first-rate, and his calm and patient manner ensured that any wobbles were swiftly left behind and improvements confidently consolidated. Highly recommended."
23 April 2019
Jen Welby, South Norwood, London
"I passed first time with Garry Comey after a long period lacking in confidence in driving. Not only did he teach me to pass, but he taught me to be a safe and competent driver. Garry was very patient, meticulously on time for every lesson, and very clear. I would highly recommend him."
20 March 2018
Keavy Arnold, South Croydon, Surrey
"I was originally a very nervous driver but my instructor Garry gave me the confidence and skills to feel at ease on the road. He gave lots of support and helped my prepare and pass my test first time. Funny guy and made the lessons enjoyable!"
08 March 2019
Cherylleanne Key, Whytleafe, Surrey
"The Instructor I had the lovely Gary. Spent time going through everything you would need to know pushing you to progress at your pace and certainly letting you know when you were not on point. This was greatly needed for myself to begin with. I found myself really enjoying learning to drive with Gary. I would recommend to anyone who wants to drive. Thank you so much Gary for the special talent you have."
27 February 2019
Mr James Ijomah, Croydon, Surrey
"My Instructor Gary was great, taught me a lot with my driving lessons in a short space of time. The instructions and hints he gave me helped me pass my driving test. I will highly recommend him to anyone looking to pass his or her test in a short space of time."
16 February 2019
Phoebe Brooks, Warlingham, Surrey
"Gary has made my driving learning experience extremely enjoyable! I have really enjoyed all of my driving lessons with him. Gary is by far the best driving instructor I've had the pleasure to learn from and when he teaches he makes you feel really calm and at ease. Gary was never late for a lesson and had never cancelled. Making him very reliable. On a more personal note I'd like to thank Gary for his time and patience and for making every lesson fun and thoroughly enjoyable."
04 February 2019
Mr Preetam Jooty, Thornton Heath, Surrey
"After countless searching online for a good driving school that were within my budget in Croydon, I came across Elite, I read they have a very good reputation for passing people, so I had applied to become a student with them. Garry Commey became my instructor and upon starting the driving lessons, his basics into the driving world were so detail, he explained the risks, the good and the bad as well as the tips and tricks on how to do certain manoeuvres. All this was within a week. I knew then this is the guy who will help me pass. Within each part of the lessons, he explained everything clearly and concise that I were able to understand fully. As the months went buy, I began doing mock tests, THIS helped me a lot, as I did lack a lot of skills in certain areas, but thanks to Garrys faith and confidence in me, I had improved on them. So much so from failing with 7-10 errors in the mock tests, at my MAIN driving test, for the first time, I had passed with only 3 minor errors all thanks to Garrys' practice mock tests. A great instructor and a great person with a lot of patience. Thanks Garry and I highly recommend this instructor to anyone."
21 November 2018
Ann Baani, Croydon, Surrey
"Garry Commey was my instructor. A friend recommended him and right from the first lesson I knew I am in good hands. He was always on time for lessons. Very patient but firm. Always gave me constructive feedback at the end of the lesson. I passed my manual test the 1st time. Thank you very much Gary. I just recommended you to a friend. She will get in touch. God bless you abundantly for all your help. Excellent Service."
12 November 2018
Rachael Tarr, Croydon, Surrey
"Elite have been a fantastic driving school. Highly professional and dedicated to what they do. I had Garry as an instructor and he's been great! Always on time, never had to cancel a lesson and was always happy to book in lessons around a busy schedule! He's always calm in the car and makes you feel at ease behind the wheel, even if you get into a bit of a panic."
"I would 100% recommend Elite and Garry for anyone who is looking to learn how to drive. It can be quite an overwhelming experience, but these guys can make you feel comfortable in the car quite quickly!"
16 October 2018
Reine Oppong, Streatham, London
"Garry is an excellent instructor. He is very professional and explained everything clearly which made my driving experience more enjoyable. I passed my test first time and its all thanks to Garry. I would highly recommend Garry as a driving instructor as he makes driving lessons fun and encourages you to continue going regardless of the mistakes you may make. Thank you for getting me to pass."
15 October 2018
Vera Amanda Adu-Darko, Purley, Surrey
"Thank you so much Garry for your wonderful tuition. You’ve been very patient with me and explained everything clearly to me on our lessons. You didn’t only teach me how to pass the practical driving test but you’ve also taught me life lessons that will make me a confident and safe driver which I’ll never forget. I’ll definitely recommend Garry and Elite to my friends and I’ll be doing my PASSPLUS with Garry."
10 October 2018
Indira, Mitcham, Surrey
"Garry Commey is an excellent instructor. Learning to drive with him, has enabled me pass my test at the very first attempt. He is very professional, punctual and patient. Lessons were fun and stress free. His teaching methods and explanations are excellent, and the tips to master manoeuvres are very helpful. His words “Sharing is Caring” has been imprinted in my head, making sure all road users are respected. I would definitely recommend Garry to anyone. Thank you Garry."
13 June 2018
Haritha, Croydon, Surrey
"I have passed my driving test first time at West Wickham. I would like to thank my Elite instructor Garry Commy who had helped me to overcome my driving anxiety and built confidence. He is an excellent instructor, very professional, friendly, punctual, patient and explains everything in detail with examples and drawings. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn driving. Thank you so much once again Garry for your amazing help and guidance through my learning journey."
04 June 2018
Harrison Borrett, Caterham, Surrey
"I began learning with Elite in the summer after just turning seventeen. As an eager new learner with no driving experience I was dealt with patiently by my instructor Gary."
"I was given the skills needed to pass and my instructor was also flexible allowing my lessons to work around secular employment and college."
"I would definitely recommend Elite and my instructor Gary, he was kind, patient and flexible."
"A good experience all around."
21 March 2018
Lin Myat, Croydon, Surrey
"Garry has been very patient with me. He is very friendly and flexible. Clear information provided to me. I was happy to have as my instructor. I willrecommend him to anyone. Thanks a lot!"
13 March 2018
Diana, Croydon, Surrey
"I had been terrified of driving and took lessons on and off (mostly off) for years until I started lessons with Mo (who went automatic-) then Gary C. I had an excellent service from both instructors. I was the most nervous of drivers and both instructors were incredibly patient and calm. Gary taught me well and made sure I understood how to be a safe driver. Lessons were fun, he even managed to make them stress free and I have come to enjoy driving and found my confidence. I could not recommend ELITE enough. Very professional service, always punctual and a great introduction to a life long skill. Highly recommended. Thank you so much Gary and Mo and the ELITE team."
12 March 2018
R Newall, Croydon, Surrey
"Garry C is a fantastic instructor! He was always very patient and calm and gave me huge confidence with my driving. I always looked forward to my lessons and he explained clearly all I needed to know to pass my driving test first time. He was always flexible with lesson times and polite and punctual. I would definitely recommend Elite Driving school and especially Garry C. Thank you for getting me to pass first time! Pass Plus with Garry here I come!"
02 January 2018
Abigail Appiah-Kubi, London
"Garry C. Was my instruvtor and I yhank him so much for helping me pass my test yesterday. He was always punctual, carefully explained things to my understanding and really tried to instill confidence in me. I would highly recommend him and from a sincere heart I say THANK YOU MR COMMEY!!"
29 November 2017
Steve Kyme, Croydon, Surrey
"My instructor Gary was absolutely incredible, so patient and understanding. I was very up and down with my lessons and never once did he show frustration which was brilliant. I passed my test on my 2nd attempt all thanks to the great teaching and patience of Gary. On top this the service I received from the staff in the office was also very good. A great all round experience."