Matt is a brilliant teacher. He explained everything really clearly and made sure everyone was happy and confident before going to the next step. Being a DIY beginner, I was expecting to make a total idiot of myself. But that never happened at all. Matt was great at giving individual attention to the complete beginners, and everyone on the course was very friendly and supportive. The whole thing was loads of fun. I’d recommend it to all my female friends.
Helen from Brighton
An inspiration to us all.
Thank you both for a great course. Both Charlotte and Abi made it really memorable with relevant content, clear demonstrations and practical experience plus amazing food and lots of it! The venue was stunning and everyone in the course got along and I’m sure I’ve made new friends for life.
You are both amazing women and an inspiration to us all.
Jean - Surrey Retreater 2023
Matt has all the qualities you want in a teacher - he's a great communicator, really knowledgable and endlessly patient. Every question, no matter how basic, is treated with respect and he's never patronising. I learned loads on his course and now feel much more confident in doing more jobs (just disconnected my own washing machine having paid ridiculous amounts of money to other people to do it in the past!) and in dealing with people I'm employing to do work for me. I thoroughly recommend him and everything he does.
Alison Vernon-Smith, Executive Producer, BBC Radio Comedy.
I heard about the SheCan course through a friend at work, and am so glad I signed up. As someone who lives alone I often found it frustrating to have to pay someone to help with jobs around the house. Since doing the course it's given me the confidence to have a go, and have since taken down my sky dish (I job I wouldn't have even attempted before!)
Matt is very thorough and patient, working week by week to address different DIY subjects. We all came away with a tool box we'd made and lots of inspiration to make and fix other things. I'd highly recommend the course.
Suzy - Brighton
I already had some knowledge and a few tools, but had never really been shown how to use them, or what different drills and screws where for each type of job. We spent lots of time de-mystifying stuff that I had previously been confussed about, the hands on practical approach of the Shecan courses was perfect for our group, and we had a giggle too.
Sarah Watson - Lancing
Ready for DIY tasks!
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. I really enjoyed the course (9th June 2018), learnt so much and felt that it was at the perfect pace for me to build confidence, particularly in handling the drill and saw (any power tool previously scared me!)
I now feel ready to try some of the DIY tasks that I have around the house and have the confidence to ask questions of tradespeople coming in...I would have just left them to it before. I have already been trawling the DIY websites for tools too!
Thanks again, I would be more than happy to provide a review anywhere if you need one. (I've already been singing your praises to friends and family).
Thanks for sending the course notes and supplier lists. Very clear and concise.
It was a really good day yesterday. I loved it!!! It certainly beat my expectations. You set the tone just right. Very informative and interesting.
You are good at teaching the skills! I was worried that it would be like a computer course where they assume you know stuff and the language used so you are lost from the start. But you were really clear and straightforward. SheCan is a genius idea. I hope you have lots of success with it!!
I will 100% tell my friends!
Jane - August 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the course
Hi Matt, it was a pleasure to meet you yesterday. Many thanks for the notes and also for the course which I thoroughly enjoyed. The time and effort you put into the course is amazing and is to be commended. I have one job that I need your advice on and I will take a picture to explain the problem in the next couple of days.
Once again, many thanks.
PS - I am just about to start looking at the Toolstation and Screwfix websites!!
Thank you so much for Saturday, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and now feel far more confident about trying out some of my husband's tools! I think SheCan is a fantastic idea, and you are a wonderful teacher, and I will definitely be back on another course soon. Thank you also for the notes, invaluable.
Isabel - January 2023