Three words to describe me: Patient, Easy-going, Chatty (so don’t get me talking too much, I’ll have you there all day!)
Favourite film: Deadpool
Dream car: KITT from Knight Rider – who wouldn’t want a talking car?!
Mr Man that I’m most like: Mr Bald – he’s a new one 🙂
Pet hate: People that wear their PJ’s and Ugg boots out in public
Favourite quote: What goes around comes around… and when it does it will bite you on the bum!
Item I can’t live without: Hair clippers
If I won the lottery, I would… teach for free as I love what I do! Seeing the happiness on my pupils’ faces when they pass is very addictive.
My car: Volkswagen Polo
Mat gives driving lessons in Failsworth, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bardsley, Blackley, Chadderton, Droylsden, Fitton Hill, Hathershaw, Hollins, Hollinwood, Limeside, Manchester City Centre, Middleton, Miles Platting, Moston, Newton Heath, Oldham and Royton.
“I had driving lessons on and off for years and nobody else kept me engaged enough for me to keep going! Mat’s lessons were always structured, with a plan of action for each lesson- I always knew where I was up to with my learning. Mat was calm and professional at all times- I always looked forward to my lessons. I passed my test first time; I can’t wait to get a car and complete my Pass Plus with Mat-his knowledge is invaluable. I now feel confident to drive anywhere on my own.”
“Mat has a lot of driving experience and knowledge and delivered this to me in a calm but professional manner at all times. Mat has a lot of patience & will go over things until it sticks! He gave me the confidence & skills I needed to pass my test and to be a safe / happy driver and never to trust the public!!
I would definitely recommend Mat to my friends as a driving instructor.“
“He has plenty of patience and no matter what may go wrong, he is eager to help sort it out.
Although I had a lack of confidence in myself, he helped me build up the courage and see that I was better than I gave myself credit for.
The best aspect though, is Mat is one of the easiest people to get along with. I always felt at ease and not once did I feel awkward – even when he was in his “test instructor mode”. Mat doesn’t just teach you to pass the test, he teaches you life lessons to become a responsible driver. I recommend Mat 100%.
Thank you Mat, couldn’t have passed without all your help.“
“I want to thank Latics for the support you gave me to get me though my driving test. I would also like to thank Matt Slack for helping me to become a more confident driver and help and support for passing my test.
I would highly recommend Matt and Latics driving school to anyone who wants to learn to drive.
Thank you for all your support. ”
“I can’t fault Mat at all 10/10, not only was he absolutely fab at teaching, he is so laid back with a great sense of humour that every lesson was so fun for me! I did previous driving lessons with RED driving and the comparison is just unbelievable. His teaching style was so clear, allowing me always to have a choice on the way in which I wanted to learn and I never once felt awkward or on edge, he is so easy to get on with and always ensures he picks up on any issues/questions you might have. I must say even now I’m driving I can still hear Mat in my head with his tips & safety warnings. ‘NEVER TRUST THE PUBLIC’. I will definitely be recommending Mat to anyone that wants to start learning and will genuinely miss having my lessons. Thank you Latics.”
“On my first lesson he made me feel relaxed and at ease. He is very patient and calm, he never gets frustrated with you if you don’t get things right straight away. He is very friendly and chatty but also can be strict when he knows you need to concentrate and get the obstruction done ahead. All in all Matt Slack is a 5 star instructor and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality instructor who can teach and also feel like your best friend to settle your nerves Thank you Matt Kaili.”
“It is a great relief to have passed my test the second time around and to have done it with only 6 minors. Before signing up with Latics I had had a couple of driving instructors back home, in Prestwich, where I had one awful instructor who messed me about and another instructor who had to play catch up to get me ready for test day and he did a very good job to give me a chance. Unfortunately, I failed my first test and then went travelling around America so my lessons stopped for a while. When I got back home it was my girlfriend who recommended Mat, as she passed with him, and got in touch with him about taking me on. Driving wise it was the best thing to happen to me. Having Mat as my instructor has been a blessing, not only getting me up to test standard but also in preparing me for life as a driver for the 50+ years that I will be on the road. Mat is a patient instructor who takes the time to explain, clearly, what he is after and he does this verbally, with pictures and with questions and answers to help each student understand the key points of driving. Then when we are on the road he gives you the freedom to learn the key skills you need and is always just there in the background to help correct and advise when I made a mistake or forgot a small part of the procedure, like checking mirrors. This approach not only relaxes drivers, it also pushes them to be a better and more thoughtful driver when on the road taking into account all the skills needed and your surroundings so that you remain in control of every situation without relying on other road users. All this came to the fore when you do Mock tests with Mat and he puts you through a tougher marking scheme than the instructors do because he is always looking beyond the test to you being a future road user. Simply put Mat is the best teacher I have ever had, he made driving for me a calmer experience and elevated my skills to a better level than they were which makes me feel safe driving on the road from now until I die. His calm, easy going nature is fun to get along with and his way of analysing every skill you perform to the minutest mistake makes sure you become the best driver that’s road ready while building up your knowledge to keep you safe driving. I don’t think I would have passed as easily without Mat and I will recommend him in a heartbeat if anyone in Oldham asks for an instructor. I can’t thank your company and especially Mat enough for what you have done for me. You are easily the best company I have come across when learning how to drive, not just to pass a test but driving for life.”
“I would like to thank my driving instructor Mat Slack, for helping me pass my driving test. His experience and great teaching skills gave me the confidence and ability to pass first time. I would definitely recommend learning with Mat.”
“He got me through all my fears of driving and I don’t think I would have done it without him. I have told all my friends about him and how good he is.”
“I had always been extremely hesitant and nervous about learning to drive. My friend was taught by Mat and recommended him to me, and I’m really glad she did as I honestly couldn’t have wished for a better person to be my instructor. I had never sat in the driver’s seat of the car before my first lesson with Mat, and didn’t even know what the gear stick did… despite this, Mat never ever made me feel silly, he was always encouraging throughout my time of learning. No matter how many times I would put myself down, tell myself (and him) I couldn’t do it or got frustrated at myself he was never anything but helpful, friendly and reassuring. He never lost his cool. He always pushed me to progress with my driving, but at my own pace to make sure I was comfortable. If I was struggling, he would always have really helpful explanations on how to improve. Mat trains you for driving in real life after your test, not just the minimum to pass then be struggling when it comes to driving on your own, as some instructors do. He has the patience of a saint and I cannot recommend him enough. I also completed my pass plus with Mat and would highly recommend this, it was so informative and I’ll now feel a lot more prepared for the different situations I will have to deal with when driving in different conditions to my lessons! ”
“He made me feel at ease, comfortable and also confident that I have a chance of passing. He was thorough; he would try many ways of skills if I was struggling and he would go over it and make sure I got it. Matt would ask me if there was / were any areas that I wanted to go over. He also praised me when I did well, which gave me a boost in my confidence and encouraged me when I thought I hadn’t had a good lesson. I have already recommended him to my friends. Thank you once again Matt I am so ecstatic!!”
“I had great experience learning to drive with Mat Slack he was patient and very helpful.”
“On my first lesson he made me feel relaxed and at ease. He is very patient and calm, he never gets frustrated with you if you don’t get things right straight away. He is very friendly and chatty but also can be strict when he knows you need to concentrate and get the obstruction done ahead. All in all Matt Slack is a 5 star instructor and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality instructor who can teach and also feel like your best friend to settle your nerves Thank you Matt.”
“I passed my test with Latics and would like to say how excellent a driving school Latics is and how much of a brilliant driving instructor Mat Slack is. I Would not have been able to pass so quickly and with only one minor fault without Mat. Thank you so much Mat and Latics Driving School.”
“I was recommended to Latics by my best friend who was also taught by Mat. I was terrified of being behind the wheel at first but Mat helped me overcome my fear and literally got me rolling. I’ve heard stories from friends that some driving instructors can get annoyed or shout when you make a mistake. Mat never got annoyed once when I made a mistake, he was always calm and reassuring which really helped to stop me from panicking if I did something like stall. He was always cool as a cucumber and would use his catchphrase “Keys off, keys on”. Not entirely sure if it is his catchphrase but he said it quite a lot with me, I stalled on nearly every lesson at first. I didn’t pass first time as I would’ve liked but I got there. Now I’ve been driving solo for a few days with the red L’s on my car replaced with green P’s, and it feels great. Latics was a great school to learn with. The lesson prices were good; I took advantage of the block booking offer as well which saved me a few pound. I would definitely recommend Latics as a driving school and Mat as an instructor to my friends. I also hope to take the pass plus eventually to get a bit more experience.”
“Mat is a great instructor he takes time and puts a lot of effort in training you into a great driver. When he sees you develop he starts you on something new and in no time you’re experiencing what it’s like to drive. Every lesson he asked me what I’d like to work on and also suggested what I might want to work on to perfect my drive. With time and dedication anyone can pass with Matt!”
“I have been doing my driving lessons with Mat Slack for over a year now and Mat was very patient with me. Mat taught me, to not only be a safe road user but he helped me to become confident in my driving. Mat would always praise me for things I did very well and also gave me a clear understanding on what I needed to do to achieve things. I loved all my lessons with Mat and I don’t think I would have passed first time without him! I can’t thank Mat enough and Latics! I recommend Mat to anyone who wants to learn to drive because of how down to earth he is and his knowledge and understanding! ”
“I initially learnt to drive 5 years ago but gave up after failing 3 times. I had no idea as to why this was the case until I learnt with Mat. He taught me not just how to pass but how to be a good road user and how to stay in a good frame of mind whilst driving. Thanks Mat, and thank you Latics!”
“I had my lessons with Mat Slack and he was brilliant he made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. He happily took me on when my other instructor couldn’t teach me anymore and even put up with my terrible nerves on test day! I have already recommended him to others because of both his knowledge and patience.”
“He was easy to learn from, very straight forward with what he wanted you to do and how to do it, which enabled me to pass my test quickly. I enjoyed all parts of my lessons really, he made the lessons enjoyable as well as getting everything done without dragging out the time, day to day life is a lot easier now I have a driving license and I will be recommending my instructor to anybody I know who wants to get driving. Thank you.”
“I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. Mat made me feel comfortable right away despite my never being in a front car seat before. He always had tissues (Subway napkins!) at the ready for my oh-so-emotional moments and had encouraging, positive words and praise for the great moments. My confidence has grown all round because of Mat, so when I passed a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t have been any happier. I have no problems recommending him to anyone wanting to learn. I also really like Latics’ Facebook page where there are tips and helpful pointers for learners, not forgetting the great competitions each month. Thanks Latics!!”
“He was very patient, funny and really made me feel like I was getting value for my lessons. He encouraged me all the time and I would be happy to recommend Mat to other learners as I feel that his support helped me pass my test and without which it would of took me longer.”
“My instructors name was Matthew Slack. He was fantastic, he made me feel settled and comfortable, he figured out the kind of help I needed straight away and focused on what worked best for me. After failing my test with a different company it shook my confidence but I soon got it back and passed with flying colours!!”
“I started my driving lessons in June 2010 and really did not pick it up. I booked extra lessons but really struggled with my instructor. My friend then recommended Matt at Latics to me which really did help me enormously. I loved my lessons with Matt, he was so friendly and patient and targeted my weakest points and helped me progress until eventually I was at ease with driving. He never made me feel like I couldn’t achieve what I was trying to do, but instead talked me through it and let me realise where I was going wrong so I could correct it myself if a mistake happened on test. I really don’t think I would have passed first time if I didn’t swap instructors and I really value the time Matt put in to help me pass my test.”
Way to go Michael!
Well done Sharon!
Great pass Sam!
Fab 1st time pass!
Well done Shannon!!
Great result Kamen!!
Great result just 3 faults!!
Well done Sue!!
Fantastic 1st time pass!
Well done Christina!
Great 1st time pass!
Well done Shannon!
1st time pass 3 faults!
Well done Peter!
Fantastic 1st time pass!
Well done Stacey!
Fantastic 1st time pass!
Brilliant 1st time pass!
Great pass Joshua!