About Mat


I have lived in Suffolk for all of my life and currently live in Thurston, on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

I have been driving for over 25 years, and an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) since 2011. I really enjoy my job, as it feels great coaching others to improve their driving skills and then pass their driving test.

Passing your driving test is a day you will remember forever - and just imagine the independence a driving licence could give you! Give me a call today and I will do my very best to get you there.

Mat Crowe


DVSA ADI - Grade A (click for details)

(Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency - Approved Driving Instructor)

Over 25 years of driving experience




Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages


07710 417250



Mat Crowe, driving instructor of Advance Driving School, Bury St Edmunds






"Thank you to Mat who helped me pass my test within a week (from having lessons last year!) Mat is a lovely, personable instructor, who teaches in a calm and encouraging manner. Would recommend to all - also does awesome YouTube vids :)" [Lara Phillips, 2018]

"Mat was a fantastic driving instructor and his calm and friendly approach really helped me to gain confidence and enjoy driving. I passed first time with them after changing instructors and would definately recommend Advance Driving School. Thanks again Mat :)" [Gianna Dennis, 2018]

"My son was taught by Mat who came recommended to us by a friend & I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and family. Mat was very approachable and friendly, always prepared to give advice, hints & tips of things to watch/read to help with the learning process. He is an outstanding instructor and my son passed first time after just 9 (2 hour) lessons. Amazing!! Thank you Mat, we couldn't be any happier :-)"  [Julie Brown, 2018]

"Mat was an incredible instructor for me, taking me through every part of driving I needed step by step and having more than enough resources to answer any questions I had. Changed instructors to them after failing twice with a different instructor and passed first time with them. Would recommend 100%."  [Matthew Asker, 2018]

"Mat was an excellent instructor who helped me to overcome insecurities as well as a fear of driving. He helped me to gain confidence, feel comfortable sitting in front of the wheel and showed me great reference points and techniques for various driving situations and manoeuvres. He is a very good teacher - calm and patient and he will do everything within his means to make the learning experience stress-free. I am so please to have passed my test with him and would recommend him as an instructor to anybody wanting to learn."  [Jade Sequeira, 2017]


I currently use a Ford Fiesta as my tuition vehicle:

• Manual gearbox      • Responsive 1.5 petrol turbo engine    • Automatic lights

• Full climate control air conditioning    • Dual controls    • Reversing camera