Reviews and testimonials

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Vicky Pennington

Alan is a great driving instructor who had a clear plan for our son Zach . Very patient and good at building confidence to pass , Thank you Alan


Alison Downes

My daughter had Alan as her driving instructor and felt very comfortable with him from her first
lesson as he was always calm, patient and cheerful. He instilled confidence into Maisie and always gave her
feedback at the end of the lesson.  He arranged a schedule around Maisie’s college and work commitments
and organised the test date when he felt she was ready.  Maisie began mid January and has just passed first
time with no errors, which she was thrilled with.

I would thoroughly recommend Alan to anyone and he certainly built up a great rapport with Maisie.  Thank
you Alan for making the experience as stress free as possible.


Elizabeth Wright

Alan instilled great confidence in both my son & I from our first meeting with him, when he came round to the house to go through the learning process. He is very calm, communicates well and has a great understanding of young adults and their parents. Learning to drive has changed such a lot, since we parents learned 25+ years ago!
Our family cars are not appropriate for learner drivers, so all Callum's driving tuition came from Alan and thus, Callum's success and zero minors pass is purely down to Alan's input.
Alan was extremely accommodating in fitting lessons around my son's college & work schedules and is easy to contact & communicate with.
Once my son has gained some experience driving in his own car, we will be back in touch with Alan for a motorway lesson and a driving in the dark lesson.


Michelle Rodney

My daughter had Alan as her instructor and he was a fantastic instructor. He was calm when needed and gave good criticism that was helpful to her. He encouraged her throughout her lessons. He went above and beyond to support her to through her theory test by coming over after working hours and going through the questions with her.

My daughter passed her driving test first time and after every lesson you could see the confidence grow in here. 

He gave clear informed details of dates and times and was very accommodating when my daughter was taken ill before lessons. 

Alan is a very polite caring instructor who shows that he cares about his students by the encouragement he gives them.


Imelda Baldwin

I would highly recommend Alan to anyone who is learning to drive. He is so chatty and friendly that makes the pupils feels really at ease. He is amazing.


Sandra Owen-Halley

Thank you for teaching Tegan to drive. I know she has enjoyed her time with you and we will all be highly recommending you to anyone looking for a Driving Instructor. 

Tegan spent days before her first lesson fretting that she hadn't any idea how to even start a car and now just 7 weeks later you have given her the confidence to drive wherever she wants to go.

We are all thrilled with Tegan's excellent pass although both Philip and I are still trying to get our heads around how quickly this has all happened since she turned 17! But what a treat this Sunday morning laying in bed whilst T takes herself off to work, although of course now the worrying starts!


Tegan Owen-Halley

Alan was an excellent instructor. He was patient and explained everything clearly. Nothing was rushed and he made sure I was well prepared for my test. I am very thankful to Alan for helping me pass my test. I would highly recommend Alan.


Matt Drake

Excellent, honest and loyal tutor, the best instructor I had by a mile. Great car to learn in, too. Cheers Alan!


Angie Chitty

Successful tuition and a proven record. Very friendly service.


Lucy Rooks

Alan immediately made Helena feel at ease. Very patient, flexible and prompt. Thank you Alan!


James Pocknee

Great instructor, knows how to teach, organised and friendly. Gives good feedback. As someone with aspergers, I have always been particularly cautious and hesitant and I used to be nervous when driving, however I managed to pass first time after a lot of help with getting the technical parts of driving nailed. Would recommend 100%


Jeanette Ely

Great instructor, always punctual, organised and friendly.  Thank you Alan.


Jane Wiltshire

My son was initially very nervous about learning to drive.  However, in less than 5 months and with Alan’s excellent tuition my son has become a confident and competent driver who passed his driving test on the first attempt.  We would thoroughly recommend Alan.


Joanne Rowe

Alan was recommended by a friend, and we're really glad we went with him for our daughter.  From the parents perspective he gave us complete confidence - extremely reliable and organised, always tried to fit around our ridiculously chaotic schedule and accommodate changes (really, I can't thank you enough for that Alan!)  From our daughters perspective, he was very calm and encouraging when she was extremely nervous.  Couldn't ask for more from him, so wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.


Louise Smith

My daughter always felt relaxed and got on well with Alan, so progressed quickly. It was reassuring that Alan came to talk everything through with us at the start and always managed to fit in with her college and summer schedule. Delighted that she passed first time with only 2 minors!


Sam Talbot

Great driving instructor, made it very easy to fit in lessons around a busy schedule! Highly recommend


Dipti Kumar

Alan got our son passed first time, very happy as he was a great choice for our son and felt comfortable with with him after changing instructor.  Thank you Alan


Nina Edmunds

Would highly recommend Alan to anyone!! So would my son.  Thank you Alan for your patience and flexibility.


Jonathan Martin

Thank you Alan for your superb instruction. Ben throughly enjoyed his lessons with you and we would highly recommend you as an instructor.


Lucy Thomson

Excellent tuition, gave me the push to pass my third and last driving test. Completely boosted my confidence whilst driving and I’m very grateful. Well worth the time and money.


Susan Harvey

We had to wait a few weeks for Alan’s availability but if was well worth it. My daughter started driving with Alan, mid February and passed first time with one minor in April. 

When we took her out driving before her test, she had excellent road knowledge and was confident and didn’t panic, if roads were busy or she stalled, this was all credited to Alan. 

Alan gave us a timetable before starting with him, up to and including test date, this can alter should it be needed to by both parties. 

I would highly recommend Alan, he has been nothing by professional from start to finish.


Steven Mcnamara

Alan helped me pass my test first time and was a brilliant tutor, very calm and clear on how to carry out manoeuvres and explained things in a helpful way with use of examples and diagrams. Generally really friendly and supportive would definitely recommend to others looking to learn to drive.


Louise de la Riviere

Big thank you to Alan’s driving Tuition. Alan comes highly recommended to anyone wanting to learn to drive.


Tom Nash

Alan has been my instructor for the past two months, he has been reliable, reassuring and a great help, with no other way of practising away from his lessons, he managed to help me with any problems and got me through a couple shaky lessons. Today I passed first time, only 4 minors, I was very happy and couldn't thank Alan enough. Would definately recommend to anyone learning to drive.


Tracey Green

Alan was my daughter’s instructor for the last 3 months and she passed first time. He gave are confidence in her ability to drive and made it an enjoyable experience. We will be using him again for our younger children.
Thank you so much Alan.


Susanne King

My son Oli passed today with Alan and I would highly recommend him to anybody. He’s been a positive and calm influence on my son and has turned him into a great driver. Thank you


Jess Nasimento

Alan is an amazing instructor! Very helpful and reliable, I passed today and was very happy and couldn't thank Alan enough. Would definately recommend to anyone learning to drive.


Geoffrey Hill

Alan was amazing with my son, thoroughly recommend him to anyone


Laura Dunn

Alan has been my son’s driving instructor for 4 months and he has just passed on his first attempt with only 4 minors. We met up with Alan before starting the lessons and Alan set out a schedule and organised the driving test. My son found him to be friendly, calm and supportive and Alan’s teaching methods were particularly helpful in the first few lessons which my son found unexpectedly stressful. Alan is patient, clear and easy to understand, instilling confidence and motivation from the start. I would highly recommend Alan’s Driving Tuition. Thanks so much Alan!


Zuzana Hedgesukova

What I've been delaying for 9 years, Alan helped me to do in space of 3 months. I can't recommend him enough. Professional, helpful, encouraging and understanding



Kim Nash

Hi Alan

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU again, for getting Tom through his 1st driving test. (Jan 2018) Having gone through the process with my daughter 2 years ago with someone else, it was refreshing to have a reliable, professional, well organised service. From our first meeting, I was confident you would do a great job, you had thought of everything and I knew exactly what to expect. I particularly liked having the schedule of lessons. I think the fact that Tom did so well in a very difficult test, is a credit to you, and how you taught him. I will be recommending you to all Tom's friends. Kim  




Andy Eastwell

Hi Alan, just a quick email to thank you not only for getting Bex through her test first time but also for the continuing tuition with the Pass Plus driver training. Bex had no experience of being on the roads prior to you taking her on as one of your students, she'd never even ridden a bicycle on the roads. I am so pleased and impressed with her driving, her attitude towards driving and the confidence you have inspired in her. Thank you very much for your teaching and mentorship. Please feel for to use any part of this email in advertising or promotion for your business.

                                                                                                         

Clare Wong

Alan is a great driving instructor. He has a calm manner and instilled confidence in my son. Would fully recommend anyone using his driving school.


Jane Nicholson

Alan has been a wonderful instructor and helped my 18 year pass her test today. She suffers badly with her nerves but Alan has a very calming manner and professional and patient approach which helped her get through it. A very happy lady today! Thanks Alan - couldn't have done it without you!  


Sacha Heard

I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan. He has a  great rapport with teenagers and  instils confidence in his pupils. As a parent I have been kept in the "loop" and all arrangements for lessons have been well organised and clear. He's now teaching the second of our children with one more to follow. Thank you, Alan


Andy Eastwell  

Hi Alan, thank you so much for getting Bex through her test first time. I am very proud and impressed with her driving already at this stage.  


Suzie Moss (Zero fault pass)  

Just to say a big thank you for teaching Suzie how to drive so well and, most importantly, safely. Passing your driving test is such a big milestone to building your independence, something I remember to this day.  


Laura Cooke (1st time pass)  

My son, Daniel Cooke, passed his driving test at the first attempt with no minor faults on Friday 30th June 2017. He had 10x2 hour lessons with Alan who was very accommodating fitting the lessons around college and Daniel's sports training. Thank you Alan!  


Camilla Bailey (1st time pass)  

Thank you so much Alan for your patience understanding and encouragement. I definitely couldn't have done it without you! I look forward to Pass Plus and you taught me to drive safely, not just to pass my test. Thank you Bridget.  Parents comment.  Passed first time! Thank you so much for your professionalism and support, you did what it said on the tin. Highly recommended 5/5 stars. Much appreciated. Brett and Camilla.  


Jeannette Cashmore mother of James Cashmore (1st time pass)  

Alan is a brilliant driving instructor who had a calming manner in the car with my son. He instilled confidence and the importance about being a sensible and responsible road user. He was reliable and organised with the lessons and the booking of the test. My son passed his test first time, with just one minor, but more importantly is now a confident driver due to the great teaching provided by Alan.  


Jo Longmuir mother of Mya Longmuir (1st time pass)  "To say that Mya was a nervous driver would be an understatement! Alan showed great skill and patience with her in building her confidence, so much so that she really looked forward to her lessons. She passed first time within a short timescale and is now a very safe and confident driver with only drives above recorded on her black box and no accidents in her first year of driving. As well as great people skills Alan runs a well organised, professional business. I would recommend him to all my friends unreservedly - and already have to several whom have been very pleased with the results."  


Sam Carter Whitcombe  

I cannot recommend learning to drive with Alan highly enough! He is a great teacher, extremely patient, and always very smiley! Thank you for helping me pass in such a short time, I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with you!  


Rachel Bomphrey (1st time pass)  

Alan is a brilliant instructor and would suit all ages and personalities. He is very calm and friend



Peter Jones father of Nathan Jones (1st time pass)

We're so pleased and think you've done a great job. Nathan speaks so highly of you.

Alix Griffiths (1st time pass)

Huge thanks and much appreciation for all you have done to help Jacob pass his test today.

Lucy Hall (1st time pass)

Thanks Dad for teaching me to drive

Stuart Hesketh (1st time pass)

"When I first started to learn to drive it was very nerve racking but Alan was very calm and helped me a lot to get through all the first struggles of driving. Thanks to his amazing teachings I not only learned what I had to know to pass but he also taught me to be a safe confident driver. The result was not only passing  first time but getting zero minors. Thanks Alan you were a fantastic teacher." Stuart

Rebecca Eastwell  

Hi Alan, thank you so much for getting Bex through her test first time. I am very proud and impressed with her driving already at this stage.  


Suzie Moss (Zero fault pass)  

Just to say a big thank you for teaching Suzie how to drive so well and, most importantly, safely. Passing your driving test is such a big milestone to building your independence, something I remember to this day.  


Daniel Cooke (1st time pass)  

My son, Daniel Cooke, passed his driving test at the first attempt with no minor faults on Friday 30th June 2017. He had 10x2 hour lessons with Alan who was very accommodating fitting the lessons around college and Daniel's sports training. Thank you Alan!  


Bridget Bailey (1st time pass)  

Thank you so much Alan for your patience understanding and encouragement. I definitely couldn't have done it without you! I look forward to Pass Plus and you taught me to drive safely, not just to pass my test. Thank you Bridget.  Parents comment.  Passed first time! Thank you so much for your professionalism and support, you did what it said on the tin. Highly recommended 5/5 stars. Much appreciated. Brett and Camilla.  


Jeannette Cashmore mother of James Cashmore (1st time pass)  Alan is a brilliant driving instructor who had a calming manner in the car with my son. He instilled confidence and the importance about being a sensible and responsible road user. He was reliable and organised with the lessons and the booking of the test. My son passed his test first time, with just one minor, but more importantly is now a confident driver due to the great teaching provided by Alan.    


Sam Carter Whitcombe  

I cannot recommend learning to drive with Alan highly enough! He is a great teacher, extremely patient, and always very smiley! Thank you for helping me pass in such a short time, I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with you!  


Rachel Bomphrey (1st time pass)  Alan is a brilliant instructor and would suit all ages and personalities. He is very calm and friendly yet thorough and did not miss a single detail in my learning. Thanks to Alan I passed my test with 0 minors and I will continue to use his advice and techniques!  


Mike Hesketh father of Stuart Hesketh 

1st time pass  Amazing Alan...From the first lesson to the last, your unique and safety conscious approach enabled my son, potentially a typical boy racer with attitude, not only to pass his test first time but more importantly become a capable and responsible driver. Keep up the good work and you'll make the roads safer for everyone.  


Manda Ttofi  

Alan was a great tutor for my 17 year old daughter who passed last year. His approach was calm yet thorough and he communicated with us every step of the way keeping us informed of her progression and highlighting key points to work on. I'd recommend Alan to either young or old who want to learn to drive safely and confidently. His timekeeping is exempletmery and is a nice and jolly chap!