Pete joined YES! Driving School when he moved to Dorset and chose YES! Driving School from many others.
Pete served for 22 years in the Army and was an Instructor of various subjects for 21 years of this service. In this time, Pete realised that he had the ability to understand what makes an individual tick and how to get the best from each one. He now puts this ability together with the latest coaching techniques to make your learning experience an easy, stress free and fun time.
He believes that the Pupil should have a major say in their learning experience and any decisions made about the pace and direction of training should be a team effort. Pete is passionate about training, takes great pleasure from seeing people progress in life and relishes in the excitement of Test Day. He has a great ability in putting his pupils at ease and giving a great sense of self-belief, not only for Test Day but also in preparation for solo driving once the Pupil becomes a Full Licence Holder.
He has knowledge of all test areas in Bournemouth, Dorchester and Salisbury.
Pete recently took the Advanced Driving Test assessed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and achieved a Gold Award, the highest standard awarded. In February, Pete went on to successfully complete the RoSPA Tutors Assessment.
More recently, Pete completed his Standards Check with the DVSA and was Graded ‘A’, scoring the maximum score possible with 51/51. Top Result!
Ruedi is the founder of YES! Driving School. Originally from Austria he permanently moved to the UK in 2002. He now resides in Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset.
He is a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) approved Grade A Driving Instructor and registered with the Driving Instructors Association (DIA). He also is a qualified Edexcel Lvl3 Assessor, holds a Fleet Training Qualification and NVQ 3 in Driving Instruction.
During his service with the Austrian Army and further work with the UN Military Police in Cyprus and the Middle East, Ruedi has acquired a range of skills and vehicle licences for Motorbike, Car, Articulated Truck & Trailer and Coach, both, with manual and automatic transmissions.
Ruedi loves working with people and passing on his knowledge. He also has experience in teaching windsurfing & dinghy sailing.
Being a patient and thorough tutor he is happy to repeat his instructions until the manoeuvres are made to perfection. He puts his pupils at ease which is what makes his lessons enjoyable. Ruedi recommends the number of lessons one needs to pass the test and drive safely for life. He has been teaching driving for some time now and has a comprehensive knowledge of the area and driving test routes around Bournemouth and Dorchester. Most of Ruedi’s pupils have passed their tests at the first or second attempt.
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, but aside from his military qualifications, Mark 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 including Off-road, rallying, evasive driving and he has successfully completed the Police advanced driving course.
Mark takes a client centered approach to training and believes 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, so 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 to advance your skills and develop your driving experience.
Alan joined YES! Driving School in November 2010, following a period of several years as an independent driving instructor, and has worked with two other driving schools in recent years. Alan lives in Bearwood with his wife and son, having moved from Banbury in Oxfordshire in 2005.
Adult training has been a large part of Alans working life. He worked for many years for British Telecom as an installations engineer. Training and assisting adult trainee technicians accounted for much of Alans time with BT. Before leaving BT, Alan passed a selection board for the post of Training Officer at the BT training school at Bletchley Park, but the school was closed down before he could take up his post.
Moving into financial services as an insurance agent for a large British insurance company, Alan quickly moved up the rankings to Financial Consultant /Sales Manager. Training new trainee Financial Advisors to competent advisor status was a substantial part of Alans role.
Following a final career move into driver training, it is clear that Alan has become a popular and successful instructor, enjoying a consistently high pass rate; many testimonials left on our web site, and receives a constant flow of recommendations. Alan has a style of teaching which is relaxed and calm, and he specialises in very nervous pupils. He has a great sense of humour, which will help your learning experience to be as stress free as possible.
You will love your driving lessons with Alan.
Before moving to Dorset Susan lived and taught in South-West London. She now lives in Boscombe with her three children, her partner and a Dalmatian. Susan teaches in the areas of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole – a wide area, because she can’t say “no”, when asked nicely :).
Sues motoring career started when she marshalled at various motorbike events from club races to GPs. When occasionally asked if she’d ever get scared when teaching, Sue likes to reply that “nothing is as scary as a riderless motorbike hurtling towards you with only a straw bale (or another marshal) for protection!” In other words, Sue is still looking for the student who’d give her a challenge ;).
Apart from that, Sue loves teaching in Dorset as the roads are so varied compared to South London roads. Please ask for Sue if you want lessons that are fun and in a relaxed atmosphere.
Hi, I’m Andy and I’ve been an instructor since 2004. I now specialise in automatic tuition. If gears and clutch are not right for you, for whatever reason, and you’re looking for an instructor who is very understanding and patient, then you are in the right place.
I will listen to what you want to get out of your driving and help you achieve your goals in the ways that work best for you. I believe that everyone learns in their own ways, rather than the same approach for all. I have an interest in Coaching and Client Centred Learning and am qualified with a BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Driver Coaching. This way of learning puts you at the centre of what and how you learn and will make you a safer driver, more able to make your own decisions after your test.
Before becoming an instructor I worked in the IT industry where I enjoyed meeting and communicating with people at all levels. My work included running training courses and helping people solve problems and this experience has helped me greatly with Driver Training. I look forward to meeting you.
After 19 years in engineering, Lee decided to change career and became a Driving Instructor in 2001. He has been teaching continuously since then with many competent, safe, skilled and thoughtful drivers as a result of his teaching. Lee is very patient, friendly and reliable.
He guarantees to put any new pupil at ease and make them feel relaxed behind the wheel from their first lesson up until they pass their test and beyond.
After spending some time of his live outdoors gardening, Steve has decided on a career change towards driver education 6 years ago. Always eager to improve, he has specialized in teaching B+E (car+trailer), in his powerful Nissan Terrano. Steve is very laid back and never short to go the extra mile, which brings him into the odd Dorset Village and you might easily see him on the way to a lesson on a quiet Sunday morning. We are not entirely sure about his claim to do lessons on Christmas Day though – maybe if you ask him really nicely :)? As you’d expect of a YES! Instructor, Steve is well educated, knows how to drive a train, holds a degree qualification, currently working on his HGV licence and is often taking part in CPD, such as teaching learners with special needs etc.
Some say he resembles Bruce Willis, so here you go, can’t go much wrong!
Jeff really enjoys passing on his knowledge to learner drivers. Therefore he has decided to say goodbye to his previous job at a big insurance company and become a dedicated full time driving instructor after 5 years of part time experience. Jeff comes across as an outstanding friendly personality, very patient and professional. He is happy to go the extra mile and takes your requirements serious.
Book now for lessons with Jeff, so you’d soon be a confident driver on the road.
Having established himself as an excellent manual instructor through his driver training over the last 6 years, Rob has recently decided to turn his hand to Automatic lessons.
With an excellent pass rate you can be sure of first class training to a very high standard, coupled with the ability to put even the most nervous people at ease.
Based in Poole, Rob covers lessons in Poole, Bournemouth and all surrounding areas.
“I tailor my lessons to suit each individual pupil and their specific needs, whether they are a complete novice or a qualified driver looking for a refresher course, or a newly qualified driver wanting to take some motorway training, I’m happy to help!”
Rob has a passion for all things relating to cars and motoring, what you would call a true petrolhead, and is always keen to help people become confident and most importantly safe drivers.
Al has recently joined the YES! Driving School team and lives in Knighton Heath, Bournemouth, with his wife and their two children.
He qualified as a driving instructor in April 2015 after an 11 year career with the Royal Marines, the last 3 years of which he specialised as an instructor at the Landing Craft School in Hamworthy. There, Al has discovered his natural ability for teaching.
Since then he is known for his positive approach and that he puts the pupils’ needs first.
We are confident that in Al you will find a patient, enthusiastic and fun instructor.
Originally from Lewes, Donna moved away to support her husband whilst he was serving in the forces. After living in Oxfordshire and Germany, Donna and her family have been settled in Newhaven since 2007.
Donna has always enjoyed driving, especially driving on the continent, after spending 8 years in Germany. Her ambition has been to combine her experience within children’s education and her enthusiasm for driving.
She relishes the challenge of new nervous drivers of all ages and enjoys bringing the best out of them. This is due to previous experience of working with special educational needs, including Dyslexia, Asperger and ADHD. Through her personable instructional manner, she is keen to help students pass first time and become the best driver they can be.
I would highly recommend Pete to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Every lesson was a positive experience that helped me gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to pass...
Andy is very patient and doesn’t panic in any situation he just reasure’s you.Iwould highly recommend andy he’s a nice guy and makes you feel comfortable straight away.Thankyou andy for...
I passed my driving test on the second try. My driving instructor was very patient, chatty and helpful. In 6 months I have learnt a lot from him!
A massive thank you to Alan for helping me pass my test first time today! From coming from a previous instructor to Alan I can say I learnt so much...
On behalve of my daughter and myself her dad i wish to thank alan so much he instilled so much confidence in my daughters driving he was recomended by...
I had a few driving lessons prior to Jeff and found I was dreading my lessons and had no confidence with my ability so I ended up taking a break...
Andy is an excellent driving instructor. My driving abilities steadily progressed week by week. I passed my test first time around and definitely attribute this success to Andy’s tuition....
Alan is a great instructor. Second one I’ve had and the difference between the 2 are huge. I didn’t think I’d ever pass before I went with him. I have...
After 10 years of lacking confidence to drive on the roads, I contacted Sue from Yes Driving as my Sister in Law highly recommended her to me. Amazing instructor with...
Sue is an exceptional driving instructor as she has helped me pass my driving test first time. I would definitely recommend Sue as she is very reliable, patient, and excellent...
During the 4 months that I was learning with Alan, he made me feel very comfortable and pushed me out of my comfort zone, which really helped with my confidence....
Amazing instructor, great attitude and very patient. 100% recommended!
Learning with Pete has been great. He’s encouraging, but does not place too much pressure upon you to do things you may not be comfortable with. Pete also emphasises the...
My instructor Andy is knowledgeable, courteous and above all, patient. When I lacked confidence he encouraged me, and I was so proud to pass my test at the first...
Thank you so much Alan! Without your amazing teaching and patience I wouldn’t of been about to achieve a pass with no minors! Your an amazing instructor! Thank you so...