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Mark joined YES! Driving School in April 2017. Mark considered many other driving schools, then chose YES! as the stand out, professional and friendliest driving school in Dorset.
Mark served for 26 years in the Royal Marines and has served all around the world. During his time in the Royal Marines, Mark held various instructional positions. Aside from his military qualifications, he is an experienced instructor for Skiing, Rugby and Polo. A member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, he has also received driver training in a variety of different driving styles. These include Off-road, rallying, evasive driving and he has successfully completed the Police advanced driving course.
Mark takes a client centred approach to training. He believes that when a student understands the ‘How & Why’ and applies that during learning, progress and success can come quickly. Learning to drive can be daunting and Mark can still remember the first time he went 30mph. Therefore he ensures that all lessons are conducted in a relaxed no nonsense style, working together as a team to ensure lesson goals are achieved.
Mark has lived in Dorset for 26 years so will always find you some appropriate and challenging driving routes. This will advance your skills and develop your driving experience.
Mark is also involved in promoting YES! into the best driving school in Dorset by developing our Trailer Training course along with Steve.
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Mark was an amazing instructor and without someone as good as him I doubt I would have pushed on through.
It has been a privilege to be thought by him.
I passed with Mark a couple months ago and couldn’t imagine anyone better to teach me to drive. He helped me to understand anything I struggled to remember. I passed first time with him in 2 months. Mark made everything seem easier and would always remind me to do something I’m forgetting to do (mostly my mirror checks😂 thankyou mark! I highly recommend him!
Mark is an amazing teacher, who listens well and is so patient! He’s the reason I passed my test with no minors and I would definitely recommend him to new learner!
I passed my test first time today, which I wouldn’t have done without Marks help. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn. He is a brilliant instructor and very friendly person. Thank you very much.
It was a great pleasure to be taught by Mark for a couple of months whilst studying in Bournemouth. If you read Marks Bio above, you will find an impressive list of qualifications which really show whilst being taught. This allowed me to pick up the basics of driving as well as mastering techniques extremely quick.
Because of Mark I have huge confidence in driving, and I am confident to say I would recommend Mark to anyone. In fact, because of Mark I would recommend YES Driving over any other Driving School.
Hey thanks Mark for getting me up to speed after my first attempt, so glad I swapped to you guys, I would recommend YES to other students, you explain things so well and stay so calm.
Thanks Mark for your advice and pointers just before my test they really helped, but also thanks to my Dad who got me to this stage.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Poole, United Kingdom
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Wareham, United Kingdom
Ringwood, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Ferndown Town, Ferndown, United Kingdom
New Milton, UK
Bradbury Centre, 300 Aldermoor Rd, Southampton, Southampton SO16 5NA, UK
Newhaven, United Kingdom
Susan was very supportive and kept me calm throughout each lesson. Very helpful. Would recommend to anyone who learning to drive. Thank you Susan
Jeff is a really great instructor and taught me everything I needed to be able to pass my test first time. He’s very friendly and helpful in lessons which had...
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Nigel is a very good instructor, he is very calm and fair. He reassures you when you’re doing something right and quickly notices when you’re ready to move on.
Sue is an excellent instructor. She was calm, patient and supportive. She made me fell relaxed and comfortable. I passed my test with 3 minor....
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Very good instructor and makes you feel relaxed when learning which is very important. I had no driving lessons before and passed with 20 hours of driving. Would highly recommend!...
I really enjoyed my time learning to drive, Pete in an amazing instructor and a lovely person. Would 100% recommend to anyone.
Jeff is such a great driving instructor, he makes every lesson super fun and makes you feel comfortable within your driving. He’s super easy to get along with and I...
Thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Andy. Always made me feel very relaxed. Great sense of humour which is really good if you’re feeling nervous. So happy I have...
I have been driving with AL for around 7 months. He has helped me get very confident in driving and put up with the many mistakes I made. I would...
Nigel is an incredible instructor. Calm, patient and can personalise his teaching approach as he gets to know you better. Nigel worked around my busy work schedule and really understood...
Niger is a great instructor he is very calm always makes you feel good about your progress. Would recommend him to everyone wanting to learn to drive
Nigel is a brilliant instructor. He will always try to find ways to teach in a manner that will suit each person. It was a pleasure to have an instructor...
Rob Edwards AMAZING the BEST instructor .i very slow at learning but he’s very helpful, explain things very good for what I don’t understand he will make sure I understand...