"Mark taught me to drive. He was absolutely fantastic. Despite my rather ambitious aim to pass my test in 3 months he worked so hard with me and made it happen! He had so much patience and nothing was too much trouble.
Mark is such a calm instructor - his explanations were always crystal clear and I feel really safe on the road! He has also taught a number of my friends and I know for a fact that they think exactly the same as me. He really is the best!"
Olivia D, Littlehampton - passed test aged 17 years 3 months.
"When I started having lessons with Mark I had already gone through 20 driving tests in around as many years (yes really). As a consequence of an horrendous first test aged 19, I had developed what was basically a phobia of driving tests. Just driving past the test cente made me want to heave and, yes, sometimes cry a bit.
I explained this all to Mark when I booked my first lesson. Mark then sat with me and we agreed an approach to my lessons.
Mark was incredibly patient with me and extremely professional. I can't tell you how many driving instructors I had already encountered who talked about themselves throughout the whole lesson instead of concentrating on my driving. Add to this the number who had only taken it up until something better came along and you will see how difficult it is to find an experienced, dedicated, professional instructor.
I had several mock tests and Mark offered to sit in the back of the car during the real one. On the day I went for a long run to try and get rid of the nerves. It obviously worked because I passed on my first test with Mark.
As soon as I started driving on my own I felt confident and well prepared. I now have my own car and drive to work every day. I love it!"
Suzi H, Worthing - passed test aged 39 years.