Mark has been an exceptional instructor throughout my tuition and has given me great confidence going forward in my driving now that I have passed. Punctual, patient and encouraging, Mark really helps you get to grips with what starts out being a complicated task, but by the end is an enjoyable and rewarding skill. Mark’s knowledge of the local test centres and roads is second to none and I can’t recommend him highly enough.
I can highly recommend Mark as an independent driving instructor serving the north of Norwich and surrounding villages. Always punctual and professional with a calm and methodical manner, communication between lessons was reliably clear and consistent. A good conversationalist with a sense of humour helps greatly when you are in a car for many hours together!
Lesson days, times and start/finish locations have a degree of flexibility which helped considerably whilst having to make arrangements around work and childcare commitments.
His dual control Kia is spotlessly clean and well maintained and is a very easy car to drive. It’s also not emblazoned with loud graphics making you feel like you are driving a clown car unlike some other instructors or franchises.
Each lesson was reviewed at the end with targets and progressions logged as well as areas for improvement and how best to approach these learning challenges in the following session.
Sessions would often involve visiting the test centre and the surrounding test routes to familiarise yourself with what to expect on test day. After failing my test twice many years ago I was very happy to have passed this time around with only a few minors thanks to Marks supervision
I failed twice with my first instructor as I have an anxiety disorder which means without clear defined instruction I struggle to learn and master new skills. I then changed over to mark and passed first time with him, despite the fact I was incredibly anxious before hand. Mark has a very relaxed and professional method of teaching that’s sure to put you at ease if like me you have problems with anxiety, I’d definitely recommend him to anyone thinking of learning to drive 👍
Comment from Anne-Marie Pound (James’s Mum)
I’ll second that. James has grown in confidence so much since he started lessons with Mark. He gave James clear , concise instruction and encouraged him to believe that he could drive. Today Mark’s support got James to his driving test and through it. He’s definitely a 5 star driving instructor. I would have no hesitation in recommending him!
Mark has been excellent driving instructor. He has been supportive if we where I needed but also pushed me at the right points to go out of my comfort zone to build confidence in my driving without being a dangerous road user. He always made sure that I learnt from mistakes, no matter how small, and turned those negative experiences into something positive. As well as being a great teacher Mark was also fun to be in a car, bringing a great personality to the role and making the lessons personal. If you need a driving instructor in or around Norwich I would thoroughly recommend his services
About 4 years ago when I was 17 I had driving lessons but then started uni and stopped, in February I decided to restart driving lessons but this time here in Norwich where I’m now living. I was so anxious and nervous to start learning to drive again, but mark has been absolutely brilliant at supporting me and encouraging me through my theory test (which had expired) and my practical test. He is really knowledgeable and explains information in a way that is easy to understand. With his support my confidence with driving has improved; I’m so glad I found him and have now passed second time with 5 minors. Thank you so much Mark!
Fantastic tuition. Mark recognises that driving is not just a means to an end for passing your test, and teaches you the skills that will keep you driving safely long afterwards!
The car (Kia Rio) is also perfect for learning in, as it doesn’t contain any unecessarily complicated bits for new drivers.
Passed first time with two driving faults (‘minors’), and couldn’t be happier. Would highly recommend.