My aim is to provide professional driving tuition and get you through that test in less than the national average of tuition hours (so far I have always achieved this). I also aim to provide tuition and encouragement beyond the test, whether for my recent pupils or anyone who feels they need some refresher lessons. I welcome feedback from students - here are some of the comments I have received since recently starting to invite them. If you are a previous pupil or currently learning with me then why not e-mail me a comment. Thank you.
Prior to practicing driving with Tony I already had 20 years of driving experience outside the UK. I had already one driving instructor with whom I was totally nervous and afraid to drive and not interested at all to go for classes. I failed my test drastically with 2 serious, 1 dangerous and multiple minor faults. I was totally disheartened until I practised driving with Tony. From the word go he made me feel at ease, my nervousness vanished and I became confident again. He gave me invaluable inputs and corrections. Thanks a lot Tony for your great driving lessons as I passed in my driving test comfortably and now I enjoy the freedom of driving. I recommend everyone and anyone even if you have lost hope to try him for your driving lessons.
Edwin Carlo 19.10.2019
I really struggled learning to drive, I think the fact that I was older made me more nervous behind the wheel. I had 2 previous driving instructors who both lost their temper with me which then made me even more nervous to drive! A friend of mine suggested I try an Automatic car and recommended Tony. From my very first lesson I was much more relaxed, I found driving an Automatic car so much easier and it took so much pressure off driving for me. Tony was fantastic and as I kept telling him throughout all of my lessons with him " You have the patience of a saint! " I found I was looking forward to every driving lesson instead of dreading them which I had previously. Tony was encouraging, positive and turned any worries I had around. I no longer dreaded roundabouts and eventually become so much more confident with all of my manoeuvres. Now I have passed my test I am looking forward to having the freedom that driving will give me and I owe a huge thank you to Tony for getting me there! I really couldn't recommend him enough. Jenna
It's safe to say that Tony did not know what he was letting himself in for when he first pulled up outside my house for our first driving lesson together. However despite the challenges that lay ahead of him with The World's Most Difficult Pupil, Tony managed to transform me from a person who was completely afraid of driving and lacking in any confidence, to someone who passed her test with three minors and now drives everyday. All I can say for those of you that are reading this is: if you think you are one of those people that can't drive, won't be able to drive or you are afraid of driving, Tony is the instructor for you. I know because I was that person. I cannot thank Tony enough.
I'm absolutely thrilled that I passed with 0 minors, thanks to all your help and teaching!
I enjoyed every single driving lesson with you and l would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being the best driving instructor in the world.
I did my driving test once and l passed it very well with the help of Anthony Wharton.
I would recommend Anthony to everyone l know that wants to pass their driving test he is the best driving instructor.
Thank you very much Anthony for all you have done for me teaching me to drive an automatic after struggling to do manual for so long an giving me the confidence and ability to be independent which made me pass my driving test I am very grateful thank you
I'm still feeling overjoyed at passing my driving test at the first attempt and with only one fault!!
As you know I had no previous experience when we met last October. I was so very nervous and in some respects scared of the prospect of driving. But your patient,positive,tuition gave me the skills needed to drive safely. And your calm,friendly manner gave me the confidence I needed.
You believed in me which enabled me to believe in myself. I couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you so very much.
Thawatchai Masthong (Pern)
Tony is an excellent instructor, who taught me the skills that I needed to pass the exam. I highly recommend Tony to everyone, as he is very patient with me when I made a lot of silly mistakes. He made sure that I get that confidence to pass the exam and I am really pleased I had Tony to be my instructor. You will get all the kind of help you need, he even printed out some diagrams for me which was really helpful and informative.
Jon Cedric Bondoc
"After learning to drive overseas I needed to set up some lessons to prepare me for a UK test. Not only was Tony very helpful but he also managed to knock out of me all the bad habits I had collected over the years. He is an excellent teacher who is both informative and patient."
"I'm so grateful to Tony for being such a great instructor and helping me pass my test on the second attempt (1st time was in a manual with another instructor).
I was so nervous and really doubted myself as a good driver, but Tony gave me the confidence and I went to test with a real positive attitude. And it worked."
Tony is a brilliant and supportive driving instructor. Having had two previous instructors and being a nervous driver, I was apprehensive about learning to drive, but with Tony's vast experience and patience he helped me to pass my test and learn to drive responsibly. I can't recommend Tony enough as a driving instructor
"Moving from Canada to the UK meant adapting to driving on the other side of the road and at first this seemed like a scary task. However I found lessons with Tony to be a great choice. He was very patient but honest, which is helpful when you are looking to develop your driving skills. I had previously taken lessons with other instructors but found Tony to be far more helpful. He was very focused, and prepared me very well for the test. The test route was all routes that I had previously covered with Tony so I felt very confident the whole time. I found Tony high professional and would definitely recommend him to anyone!"
"Moving from South Africa to the UK made me feel like getting my licence was a daunting task. However Tony provided the patience I needed to learn correctly. The method of teaching he uses simplifies driving, through the lessons I received I began to feel more confident on the road. On the day of my test I was very anxious, Tony calmed me by going through what the test will consist of, it eased my mind. I passed my driving test first time! It is all thanks to having a professional and patient instructor! I couldn't have asked for anyone better than Tony to teach me the rules of the road. "
Just to say thank you for all your support in getting me through my test. It was a positive experience full of patience, with honest and constructive feedback. All in all, highly recommended.
"I was anxious about doing the driving test and was constantly postponing taking the test. Once I took some lessons from Tony, I became confident that I could do it. I passed my practical driving test in the first attempt thanks to the calm and constructive guidance given by Tony" Latha
I first gave driving a go 10 years ago and absolutely hated it so starting again was quite a scary thought! Tony is absolutely fab! I felt confident from day one as he got me driving from the start which definitely helped me, I found some instructors would talk too much rather than getting out there but it was perfect balance with tony, he taught ways of remembering things eg how to know when to turn when doing certain manoeuvres!
Overall I couldn't fault anything!! He helped me pass first time and in 4 months! (Feb to June) Thanks tony!!
I booked lessons with Tony to help me prepare for the UK practical driving exam. I have been driving in Texas for the past 15 years and I moved to the United Kingdom with many bad driving habits. Tony taught me the new rules and how to drive around the new roads. He is a tough teacher but he is definitely a good one. My driving has improved tremendously and I owe this to Tony. Thanks to Tony, I know I am ready to take the exam with confidence!
" I have tried out a couple of driving instructors in the Winchester area but I didn't really 'click' with any of them. As soon as I started my lessons with Tony I knew that this time I would be successful with my lessons. He is extremely patient and he tailored my lessons to me and my needs. Tony is also very honest and his praise is genuine so I have always known the stage I was at with my driving. He makes you feel comfortable but he remains professional and focused on his job, meaning that you know you are always getting your money's worth! He helped me to build my confidence with driving and thanks to his brilliant teaching techniques I passed first time! (Started in February and passed in September.) Thanks again Tony! You're the best! "
"I can highly recommend Tony as a driving instructor to anyone considering learning to drive whatever their age. Having had some manual lessons elsewhere many years ago my confidence took a battering and I decided to become a public transport guru! However, recent circumstances meant I had no real choice but to learn to drive. I chose to learn in an automatic with Tony with a very limited time frame and he was so incredibly helpful and encouraging it made the whole experience enjoyable rather than stressful. I can now say that I passed my test first time, with only 1 minor fault and it was all due to Tony's excellent teaching skills and his patience!"
Many thanks again, I am so grateful for what you have helped me to achieve.
I am just writing to say how amazing your teaching techniques are. I am perhaps, to put it lightly, a difficult person to teach but your ways worked with me. Your dedication and efforts towards getting me to pass in such a limited time frame (I called in November and passed in January) have left me wanting to recommend you to anyone I can.
As you know I have in the past had lessons with a large national company whose instructor as we discovered left out a huge amount of learning I had to do. As a result after many months driving under instruction I failed my test badly. Discouraged I had left it four years to try again. I called you as I wanted someone local, who offered automatic and had experience. I was not disappointed.
You have made my life so much better, the freedom of being able to hop in a car and go anywhere has made me so much happier every day since. I am not only a driver, but a safe one thanks to you!
All my gratitude and thanks.
After a brief and unsuccessful attempt at learning to drive almost twenty years ago, I'd resigned myself to being one of life's pedestrians. The arrival of children forced a re-think and, luckily for me, I happened across Tony Wharton for my instructor. Quietly knowledgeable and encouraging, with a myriad ways of explaining those aspects of driving I found particularly tricky, his lessons were always constructive and enjoyable. Although I always felt able to learn at my own pace, thanks to Tony I was delighted to pass my test rather sooner than I'd anticipated.
Learning with Tony was really great. I had minimal knowledge and experience of driving but he helped me learn fast and very calmly. Thanks to Tony I was delighted to pass my test first time with only two faults. He is great teacher and brilliant at helping you improve.
Tony previously taught my sister. He is incredibly patient, especially as I was completely new to driving and quite nervous. What I have learnt from Tony is memorable as he explains clearly where you have gone wrong and the consequences of your mistakes, which meant that it has stuck in my head. I found Tony easy to get on with and extremely helpful and I passed my test with just two faults. I look forward to carrying out my Pass Plus with him.
"I took my driving test many years ago but hadn't driven much at all over the years.Tony gave me lessons to go back into it and regain the confidence I'd lost.I would recommend Tony Wharton to anyone.He's patient,highly professional and has excellent teaching skills."
"I had manual lessons with Tony and passed my driving test first time with one minor fault [Winchester]. Tony's calm, patience and excellent instruction were invaluable and he prepared me thoroughly for my test."
"Tony provided me with driving lessons and guided me from having minimal driving experience to being a confident new driver. I passed first time thanks to his expertise and guidance and would happily recommend him to anyone who needs to learn to drive and wants to do so to a high standard."
I can recommend Tony Wharton as a driving instructor. I took driving lessons with Tony in an automatic car, and passed first time. He was thorough in preparing me for the test, and always patient when some aspect of driving was difficult. He is clearly very knowledgeable, and always calm, while helping me to attain a high standard in driving. Sarah Viersen-Corser.
I would highly recommend Tony as a driving instructor having passed first time, as well as having done my Pass Plus with him. He enabled me to learn at a speed I was comfortable with, and feel confident to drive on my own once I had passed. He was always very reliable and I was able to fit lessons in around my college timetable.