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Alan joined YES! Driving School in November 2010, following a period of several years as an independent driving instructor. He had worked with two other driving schools in recent years. Alan moved from Banbury in 2005 and now lives in Bearwood with his wife and son. He now enjoys his passion as a driving instructor in Bearwood and surrounding areas.
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 Alan’s 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 Alan’s role.
Following a final career move into driver training, it is clear that Alan has become a popular and successful instructor. He enjoys a consistently high pass rate and many testimonials left on our web site. Alan also 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.
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Alan was amazing!!! 10000% recommend to everyone! I passed 1st time with him, he definately is the best driving instructor!
I would like to thank Alan (Sir)
Amazing Driving instructor.
The man is an absolute legend. Could not have a better instructor.
I really enjoyed my lessons.
I would highly recommend him(Yes Driving ) to any learner.
Once again Thanks Alan( Sir).
Thank you so much Alan, I wouldn’t of done it without you, would recommend to anyone, I’m going to miss our little weekly catch ups x
I really enjoyed my lessons with Alan, they were really fun and he is so encouraging. He made sure I went in for my test when he thought I was ready which meant I passed first time. I would definitely recommend him to any learner. Thanks Alan!
Alan was a great driving instructor who helped me pass my test quite quickly. He is very patient, punctual and friendly and he knows his stuff! Thanks Alan!
The most patient and understanding teacher you could ask for ! Very relaxed and friendly approach, even on my grumpiest days he managed to make me laugh and helped me push trough it. Fantastic experience.. I highly recommend !
Thank You Alan ! 😀
I had the best instructor in Alan, was patient, kind and I wouldn’t have passed first time without him!!!
Alan is literally the best instructor you could ask for! Makes you feel very at ease, whilst teaching you to the highest standard!
Such an awesome instructor Alan. He made me feel I had the confidence to do what I needed to to pass my theory even through i didnt and then my test yesterday. Such a BRILLIANT instructor would definitely recommend him. He made driving fun and he always made me laugh. I really did look forward to my next lessons. Thank u so much Alan I will miss you. X
Alan is a brilliant driving instructor I passed my test today! He is very calm and patient, I really enjoyed learning to drive with him. Totally recommend 🙂
Alan was a fantastic instructor who helped me reached the level of standard required for the test, making sure that I had the knowledge and experience to drive safely not just for the exam but for the future as well. I would recommend Alan and this school to any other learner driver.
I would definately recommend Alan to new drivers as he is very friendly and committed to getting you the end goal of a pass. He gave me great confidence on the road and I would highly recommend him to new drivers!
I would highly recommend Alan as a driving instructor as I git a first time pass with zero faults. A great instructor, really friendly and I would like to thank him for reliability commitment to helping me pass. Once again I definitely would recommend Alan to other new drivers.
my experience with yes driving has been great. my tutor was very kind and the teaching process felt very calm in my opinion
Great instructor, really patient and understanding, always on time. Would defiantly recommend to others.
I was recommended Alan from my partner, as she had him and felt he was/is very patient and understanding for new drivers. Alan has brought my confidence right back up after having my last lesson from my father 10 ago. he has been so good at explaining techniques. i can honestly say he has changed my life in a good way for my partner and i, we couldn’t thank you anymore, Alan 😀
you’re One in a million.
I was very lucky to be taught by Alan. Patient, understanding and overall lovely guy! Was so nervous on my test but thanks to his teaching passed first time with only 3 minors.. Merry Christmas Alan and Family! You’ve made my year! xxxx
I would highly recommend Alan to anyone learning to drive; he really helped to ease my initial nerves and gave me confidence behind the wheel. His teaching style is very calm but supportive and he always explains things in a way that’s easy to understand. Plus he’s a chatty person with a great sense of humour so the lessons are always fun! I couldn’t have had a better driving instructor!
Alan was great! He immediately made me feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel and always said where I could improve for next lesson. There was also never a dull conversation, making the lessons even more enjoyable. Highly recommend!
Alan is a very patient and calm instructor. I have had previous instructors and he has definitely been the best one. I would highly recommend him, thanks for all your help Alan!
Most helpful and I would say best driving school in POOLE they helped me when I needed a driving instructor at short notice and I would like to Thank Alan so much for his help I know we only had 2 lesson but thank you so much for helping me and getting me on the roads thank you to all.
When I approached YES driving school, I needed help and guidance to lift my level and confidence having already had lessons with another instructor and a couple of unsuccessful test attempts. Luckily, I was paired with Alan, who helped me tremendously to trust in my own abilities and taught me many driving life lessons which I expect will be invaluable. I was delighted to pass today with only 2 minors! I would highly recommend Alan as an instructor. He’s incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about teaching and really makes the whole experience a pleasure. Alan was completely open to structuring the lessons around what I wanted to work on and always had a solution to anything I found tricky to learn. I was very happy with my Yes driving school experience from start to finish!
I passed my test on the first attempt today, but I couldn’t have done it without Alan. I looked forward to my lessons each week, as he made me feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel, as well as having a good chat – I’d absolutely recommend anyone to him.
Alan is an amazing driving instructor really friendly and makes you fell really comfortable when learning. He made me pass first time along side with my sister 4 years ago would really reccomend
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 and would recommend him to anyone! I enjoyed my lessons with Alan and will miss them, it’s been an enjoyable experience and it will be weird driving on my own but I can’t thank him more for teaching me!
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 a friend whos daughtres passed first time i highly recomend alan great instructor hes the best book him now!
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 anxiety and found Alan very easy to be around very calm. He’s got a very calming voice. And just makes u feel at ease. He’s never shouted or made me feel worried. I passed with 4 minors and don’t think I would of without him. Best instructor. thanks alan
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. He was very patient and calm, making me always feel at ease. Things were explained very clearly and he always told me what I needed to improve every lesson. Thanks to Alan, I managed to pass last week with only 2 minors! Definitely recommend, thanks Alan!
Amazing instructor, great attitude and very patient. 100% recommended!
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 much!!
Where do I start?! If you had said to me a year ago that I would pass my test first time with no faults I wouldn’t have believed you, but here I am!! It was all down to Alan. My husband passed first time with Alan 6 years ago so there was no contemplating who I would go with. By far the nicest and best driving instructor out there. I was so scared and anxious about learning to drive but Alan was so calm and relaxed which helped me a lot! I wouldn’t have done it without him and I thank him so much for teaching me! I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.
I study down in Bournemouth so when I started driving I was really nervous about learning my way around Bournemouth as my family home is in Reading, but Alan helped me pick it up really easily and quickly! Fantastic instructor and very patient. He explains things clearly and helps you improve on every lesson you have with him! Always on time and his car is easy to drive! I passed my test today in Bournemouth with only 4 minors! Would definitely recommend, thanks Alan!
Want to say thank you to Alan for helping me pass after my second attempt. After not driving for a little while and lack of confidence Alan patiently helped me build my confidence back up and helped correct my mistakes, which then allowed me to pass. Alan is highly recommended to anyone who is learning to drive and wants to pass their test comfortably and confidently.
Hard to know where to start really, Alan is really fantastic! I was quite anxious about learning to drive & right from the beginning Alan made the whole experience incredibly pleasant for me! My confidence as a learner driver grew quicker than I ever could have imagined & his teaching style is spot on. I have so looked forward to my lessons over the past months & although I am mega chuffed to have gotten my license, I will quietly miss my drive time with Alan! Thank you for getting me passed!
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Alan who made me past first time!! I stopped driving for 2 whole years and was anxious about driving on the roads again but he made me feel so confident in myself that I passed with less than 26 hours of lessons. I would recommend Alan to friends as well as anyone who is wanting to be able to pass relatively quickly or someone like me who took time off driving.
Alan. Where to start? Alan has had me learning with him for almost 5 years, no matter what life was throwing he’s kept me motivated. Determined. Focused. But most importantly he made me want to learn to drive. Alan is a great laugh, he truly does make people around him feel comfortable. He tells silly dad jokes to keep you laughing and he always has a funny story. Alan has been an amazing instrument, thank you Alan for getting me to test and helping me on every hurdle on the way. Alan’s teaching method help you see how you’d drive with no one there and feel completely calm about it, I would 100% recommend you to anyone who asks. I’m gonna miss our catch ups before the lessons.
Alan is a wonderful teacher. Very easy going and makes driving easy and safe right from the beginning. helping every step along the way, including theory. helped me pass first time.
Alan is really amazing teacher. I pass my test today it’s just because of Alan’s hard work. I always feel confident driving with Alan…..thanks so much again
I would definitely recommend Alan to anyone with a lot of nerves, as he has a great amount of patience and gave me confidence. Thank you, Alan, for helping me pass my test first time!
I would highly recommend Alan to anyone, right from the start he made me feel at ease. He is a very friendly patient and encouraging instructor. Thanks to his great tips and instructions I managed to pass on my 2nd attempt with a few minors. I am so grateful thank you very much Alan 🙂
I can’t even begin to thank Alan enough! After having been in a car accident I never thought I’d have the confidence to drive. Yet Alan completely banished all nerves that I had and gave me the self belief I needed to conquer my fears. Passing my test today felt unreal and was all made possible thanks to Alan. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
I would highly recommend Alan to anyone wanting to learn to drive. I was originally very nervous to learn to drive and Alan is very calming and knows how to make you laugh! He replaced my nerves for confidence when behind the wheel and covers every little thing you will ever need to know about driving! Would reccomend to absoloutly anyone, Thank you Alan!
I am very glad that I decided to go with Alan for my driving lessons. I recommend him to anyone and especially any nervous beginners as he did a great job at calming my nerves. His lovely and funny personality made the whole experience a lot more relaxing and easier! Not only did Alan's teaching help me to pass my test with 1 minor, but his helpful tips and going through real life scenarios has made me an overall confident driver. I can't thank Alan enough for being such a great instructor and would recommend him to everyone, Thank you!
I was referred to Alan by a friend who also struggled with nerves. When I started driving, I didn't believe in myself at all, but Alan believed in me & with each week I started to as well! Alan has a great sense of humour and knows just what to say in every situation, whether to perk you up or just make you laugh! Today I passed my test, first time & I truly believe that I wouldn't have got there without him. I'm sad I won't get to hear his jokes every week now but am so grateful he got me to the end! I couldn't recommend Alan more highly. Thank you so much.
I started from scratch learning to drive with Alan. I felt confident from the beginning and knew I was in good hands. Alan really knows his stuff and teaches with such techniques. I was lucky to of had such a friendly, genuine, kind-hearted man from day one whilst learning to drive. Alan was my driving instructor, who became my friend, after all learning to drive is a lot more fun when you feel comfortable and can have a laugh also. Thank you for all of your support, positivity and belief in me.I one hundred, thousand, million percent recommend Alan!
Alan is incredibly friendly and easy going which led me to be more relaxed in the car which was a huge help. His sense of humour made me laugh constantly throughout the lesson and having such a friendly instructor made the whole experience so much easier. Alan taught me not just how to pass the test but so many small ways to be a much better driver. These skills were invaluable and must set Alan apart from other instructors. I couldn't recommend Alan strongly enough. Thank you so much Alan!!
Could not have asked for a better driving instructor. Was great to find Alan again after he gave my mum refresher lessons back in 2006. He was so patient and easy going. I thoroughly enjoyed his lessons and was completely satisfied with what we had covered each time. From a nervous rookie I am now a confident driver passing with only three minors! Cannot recommend him enough. Thanks again Alan!
Thank you Alan! It's been a journey – but I couldn't have asked for a kinder, more supportive, instructer! You are a total star! X
Massive thankyou to Alan for helping me pass my driving test! Great instructor, patient and very helpful and absoultely lovely! Would highly recommend!
I will recommend Alan to anyone who will listen! Alan is the best driving instructor I've ever had. He is so calm during lessons and really puts you at ease. He is easy to get along with and always up for a laugh! He really helps build your confidence and countacts all your worries and negative thoughts. I'm going to miss my lessons with him. Thank you, Alan!
Thanks to Alan for helping me pass my driving test first time! Lovely instructor with a very calming attitude. Always looked forward to his lessons as he is very friendly and chatty. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is nervous about driving – brilliant instructor.
Alan was my first instructor and I passed first time. Great instructor is very patient, talks u through everything which really puts u at ease. And also can have a good laugh and chat with. Would definitely recommend him.
I definitely recommend learning to drive with Alan. He is a great instructor, he's a relaxed guy, it's lovely having an instructor you can have a laugh with. I'm so glad I had lessons with Alan, it was definitely worth it. Thanks so much Alan!
I passed my test first time with Alan after failing 4 times with several other instructors. I had given up for a year and when I decided to have another go I was very choosy about instructors. I 100% made the best choice with Alan, he is relaxed and positive and he doesnâ€™t allow you to be stressed or beat yourself up! Alan dissolved my stress and each lesson was calm and confidence boosting, on my test date I passed with 2 minors which was absolutely amazing! Thank you Alan, youâ€™re the best!
I highly enjoyed learning with Alan over the 6-7 month period! His style of teaching is unique and one of a kind, the throw you in the deep end method works! I passed first time with 7 minors, thank for everything Alan!
Alan was my second driving instructor and I can't recommend him enough! With his friendly personality and great sense of humour you don't realise just how much you're learning and how quickly!His best quality by far is how calm and relaxed he remains even when you've done something wrong and start to panic.Today I passed my test first time with only 3 minors and it's all thanks to him!Thank you Alan!
I was very stressed about all the driving license thing. Then I met Alan. He taught me not only how to drive but also how to enjoy it. He is brilliant with using his great sense of humor to discharge any stress which can occur as a result of beginner's defeats. He also quickly replaces that stress with self confidence. I wasn't the brightest student. I took 35 hours of lessons before my first practical test and I've passed it with 7 driver faults. As I mentioned I wasn't the brightest but I've passed it first time anyway, thanks to Alan. Thank You Alan.
I highly recommend learning to drive with Alan. He has a razor sharp knowledge of the practical test and how to pass it. Lessons are two hours instead of one and structured so you gradually learn to drive and, importantly, become a safe driver.
Alan was a great instructor, very easy to get on with. I feel very confident driving now and would highly recommend him! Thanks Alan
Alan is a brilliant instructor and I would highly recommend him. He has great ways of teaching that are easy to understand and he is really easy to get on with.Thanks to Alan I passed first time with only 3 driving faults.
A brilliant instructor, highly recommended.Alan's teaching style will take your mind off of any areas you are worried about, always encouraging & helping you get things right.He will keep you updated on your performance, and have you positive & ready for your test. Trust that he knows exactly when you're ready to take your test, even if you don't think you're ready.Gave me the confidence to not worry about my test and pass 1st time.Thanks Alan
Alan is a brilliant instructor and eloped me pass my test first time. Very happy with Alan's clear and well explained teaching that has helped me to be confident on the road alone. Thanks again Alan.
Alan was an excellent instructor and I would recommend him to anyone who wishes to learn to drive. He was very good at explaining things and was always very patient with me. Because of Alan I was able to pass my driving test first time and had fun the whole time I was learning.
Alan was a great instructor who helped me go from complete novice to gaining a first time pass. He is a calm instructor who is great at explaning. I enjoyed learning to drive with Alan and will recommend to any friends interested in learning to drive. Cheers Alan.
Alan is an amazing instructor and is perfect if you are a nervous learner like myself. I was a novice when I started my lessons with Alan (who was recommended by a friend) and was very nervous and never thought I would ever pass my driving test. Well I did it, passed first time!!! All because of Alan's patience, reliability, kindness, sense of humour, friendliness…. The list is way too long. Thank you Alan for believing in me and helping me believe in myself, and for being so kind. You will be missed!!!
After being recommended by a friend to take lessons with Alan this was the best decision I ever made. Alan is such a lovely, kind and caring instructor,absolutely brillant!! always made lessons seem at ease. I couldn't ask for anything more. He helped me over come my nerves and always praised and encouraged me when I wanted to give up. I would definitely recommend him to any one. Going to really miss my lessons with you Alan.
He makes sure you pass in 1st attempt.Alan is a great professional and quite friendly instructor, I strongly recommend Alan if you want to pass your driving test in 1st attempt as I did it because of him.
Alan is an amazing instructor! He's fun to learn with and is very patient. I was really nervous to begin with but Alan made me feel safe and comfortable to drive. I passed my test first time too! I highly recommend Alan. =D
Three years ago I took my test with another instructor and I didn't feel ready whatsoever. I had no independent skill or confidence in my self to even think of passing. Three years later I pass on my second time with Alan feeling confident in my independence on the road. Alan taught me to believe in my self and I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking on starting driving lessons.
I started lessons with Alan as a complete (nervous!) beginner. I was instantly put at ease by his patient, laid back and fun approach and lessons quickly became a routine I looked forward to! No question was too much and he always responded with kindness and consideration. Alan has a way of making driving fun and simple! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alan to anyone looking for a good, reliable and friendly instructor, especially nervous beginners like myself. I've passed first time today thanks to Alan and I'm going to miss my lessons with him! These 5* reviews are spot on!
Passed my first test and with no faults all thanks to Alan!! He's an amazing instructor. I'm very lucky to of had such a patient, friendly, reliable and fun! instructor. From the word go i was put at ease and I couldn't of hoped for a better person to learn with. I'm even a little sad i won't be driving with Alan anymore. I owe my pass to him and i couldn't be more grateful. All in all Alan is an amazing teacher and a wonderful person. All these 5* reviews are spot on and i wish i could copy and paste them all! I can't recommend him enough.
I passed my test first time after 4 months. Alan is everything you'd want in an instructor, friendly, reliable and a great teacher. I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Alan for making learning to drive such an enjoyable experience!
When I found Alan as an instructor I couldnâ€™t believe my luck, heâ€™s been absolutely amazing! Alan is great at texting back to questions promptly. His coaching style completely put me at ease. Friendly, kind and never gets angry. He is knowledgeable about driving, had so many good tips, and showed me common test trip-up spots. For my anxiety he was like a cure in human form. He speaks with consideration and kindness. With other instructors Iâ€™ve experienced â€œswooping inâ€ but Alanâ€™s whole attitude comes from a place of respect. Alan is the perfect instructor.
Alan is a fantastic instructor who helped me pass quickly and first time. I cannot fault him: his lessons are both helpful and enjoyable and he teaches you to become a careful and safe driver. I would highly recommend him.
Passed my test today first time . Thank you very much Alan for being a great instructor ! Highly recommend to everyone !
I was recommended Alan from a friend and so glad she recommended him !Don't think I would have found a more patient driving instructor and yet so motivating at the same time.I'm going to miss driving lessons with Alan and would definitely recommend Alan for anyone wanting to learn to drive in the area !
I was extremely happy with the excellent tuition I received from Alan. He completely justified why I chose him to be my instructor after I received a recommendation for him by a friend. I highly recommend Alan, couldn't be any more happy.
Alan is a fantastic instructor. The lessons became something I looked forward to rather than dreaded which is testament to his friendly and relaxed teaching. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Alan.
Alan is a great instructor & has given me the confidence to drive by myself.I was so nervous about lessons before with other instructors so it was a nice change looking foward to my lessons with Alan.thanks so much!
I took up lessons with Alan after my previous instructor (Andy Sheppard) also from YES Driving switched to automatic lessons. Alan made me feel very at ease and was great at explaining techniques of driving. He's also really friendly and easy to talk to 🙂 I passed my test with only 1 driver fault and I feel very confident now I'm out driving my own car! Would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks Alan!
Alan is a very good instructor, he is very patient and motivating. He made me belief in myself and without him I wouldn't have passed. Out of all the instructors I had, Alan is by far the best!
I started driving with Alan from yes a couple of months ago after having lessons from a different school and the difference in quality was astonishing, I couldn't believe I had wasted my time anywhere else.Alan made me feel very comfortable and relaxed and I breezed through my lessons and past my test 1st time. Would complelty recommend him and yes driving school to anybody :).
Alan is a great driving instructor who has been a massive part of passing my test first time. His teaching style is by far the best I've had and he gives you confidence to get on the road and enjoy driving. Even better he's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. Many Thanks for all your help, the beers are on me!
If you don't choose to learn with Alan you are doing yourself a disservice. He's a fantastic instructor; he's amazingly patient, he immediately puts you at ease and gives you confidence in your own ability. On top of that, he's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humour. Thanks Alan, I shall miss my lessons with you!
Alan is a brilliant instructor, easy to talk to and made learning to drive a great experience plus I passed first time and would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thank you Alan!
Alan is a amazing instructor he makes driving fun and is great at teaching I would recommend him to everyone
So thankful for Alan's help! Failed a few tests with other instructors but with Ã…lans help I had so much more confidence and passed first time with him and with only 1 minor! Fsntastic!!!!
An amazing instructor, couldn't of done it with out him! Best in bournemouth!
i learned with Alan, and it was the best experience, thanks to alan and boosting my confidence i now can drive 🙂 anyone wanna learn alans your man 🙂 thanks alan x
I passed my driving test 26/1/11 and had only 2 faults. at the begining i had lessons with Ruedi who is very good instructor then had a chance to meet Alan who also was very helpful. i would recommend Yes! for anyone who wants to take lessons with patient and excellent instructors. Ruedi and Alan thank you very much for your help 🙂
After being with previous driving schools and instructors, I felt it would take ages until I was finally driving, but having lessons with Alan from Yes! driving school, it completely changed my view on driving and instead of becoming a chore – I learnt to love it, I have just recently passed my test and I couldn't be more grateful to Alan, and would highly recommend him!
I have passed my driving test first time thanks to alan and have enjoyed every lesson i have had with him. He is very patient and his style of learning makes you feel calm and stress free. I cant thank him enough and i highly recommend him.
my driving instructor was Alan and he was exellent, i have literally just passed my test, and first time aswell! Alan is a great guy and brilliant instructor, many thanks! x
Alan was my driving instructor and I passed my test first time after 4 months with only 3 minors! Alan was really patient and a really good teacher!
I learned with Alan and so glad i did. Was so easy going and wasnt afraid to push you if thats what you wanted. Really awesome bloke and i've recommended hm to people already and i do so if you want to learn. Cheers Alan =)
thank you alan and yes driving school for helping me pass my test .Alan is the best instuctor as he gave me the confidence to pass first time and took the pressure that the dsa had put on my sholders .Excellent school with nice cars and superb driving instutors thank you yes !
I passed with Alan Gascoyne back in July 2010 with only 4 minor faults. His quality of tuition is second to none!! He is a patient guy and someone who puts you right at ease! Its always nice to have an instructor you can have a laugh with, and Alan most certainly is a fun guy! I came from Alan from another local driving school who didnt do too much for my confidence, but Alan put me straight at ease and I think this is the reason I got through my test first time! I would reccommend him to any prospective pupil for quality tuition!
Thankyou Alan for helping me to pass my test FIRST time!!Very helpful & understanding. Perfect for me. Best wishes to all your students you have a great Driving school.
I had a very good feedback from a friend that passed his driving test after having gone through Yes driving school. I decided to use Yes and I did not regret it. I found Alan' teaching method very effective. His approach not only helps a learner scale through the technical problems in driving, it also addresses how a learner could manage anxiety issues on the D-day.I would recommend learners that require a patient instructor to Alan of Yes driving school, any day.
Today (19/Apr/2011) I passed my driving test! Second time round and all thanks to my amazing instructor Alan! He was always calm even when I was flapping and I really think he's the nicest guy you could get! If you don't choose this school you're an idiot! Thanks for everything! 😀
My instructor was Alan Gascoyne, and because of him I managed to pass first time, without any other practise. He always made me feel relaxed, which helped to give me the confidence needed to pass. I had not had any previous experience, and Alan managed to teach me in a fast and enjoyable way, as I passed in 4 months. Alan was recommended to me by 3 friends, and I would definitely recommend him to future learners, as he is the best teacher around! Go Alan!
i passed my test today with alan! thankyou very much for everything you are a brilliant instructor, if anyones looking for a instructor alan is the one 😀
After 10years of on and off learning and a baby due in a matter of weeks, Alan from YES! gave me the support, encouragement and confidence to finally pass my test this week. Thank you so so much Alan, I really couldnt have done it without you 🙂
I passed my test first time with Alan with 4 minors, so I would like to say a big thanks to him for being patient and always going over everything so that I could achieve well in my test. Learning with Alan you feel comfortable and relaxed which makes you a lot more confident when learning, so I would definately recommend Alan to anyone. Couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Cheers Alan!
I managed to pass my driving practical exam first time round. Learning with Alan, I was instilled with confidence and was taught excellent driving skills and techniques. Alan is a very warm and relaxed fellow which puts any learner into an assured state of driving. Alan is a LEGEND!
Would like to see a massive thank you to Alan for getting me through and passing my driving test first time with 4 minors! Absolutely amazing instructor, best you could ever get! So easy to get along with and a great laugh! Really going to miss our lessons! Oh and Alan I think I left my jacket in your car haha. If your reading this, thank you so much! Your amazing and I'll miss you! Xxx
I had Alan as my instructor, coming from a previous driving school which the instructor was awful and never pushed or gave me confidence to drive coming from there to YES driving school was such a difference. Alan made me more feel so at ease at all times. Alan is always happy to help and trys hes best to please everyone. I would recommend anyone looking to take driving lessons to choose Alan as your instructor. Im so happy that ive passed but will still miss chats with Alan.. Thank you so much for everything your the kindest person and wish you all the luck..
FANTASTIC SCHOOL – ALAN was great. Passed first time with only one minor and he helped me all along the way. Friendly and really helped my confidence. THANKS ALAN.
Great instructor! Very patient, and a great teacher! I passed first time – thanks Alan
Today I passed my driving test all thanks to Alan! I had previously used other driving schools but unfortunately they were not very good and it knocked my confidence quite a lot! I was hesitant about trying another school but I need not of worried because Alan is super at his job! Friendly, extremely patient and NEVER a cross word said! If you want a top notch driving instrutor Alan's your man!
Thank you Alan for helping me pass my test on the 20th, highly recommended very calm and patient. Thank you once again!!! 😀
Thankyou so much to Alan who perpared me so well for my driving test that I passed first time. He was so patient and helpful, I definitely recommend him for novice drivers! Thanks Alan!
Alan is a great instructor who i moved to after my after instructor was not the right one for me. Alan was definitely was the right choice and i am grateful to him for teaching me.
I have had many instructors in the past… none were as calm and patient as Alan. He is an excellent instuctor and has always got the time to let you know, where your going wrong without making you feel stupid. 10/5
Absolutely chuffed to bits, passed my test first time today with the help of Alan. I never thought I would pass as I was such a nervous driver but he really improved my confidence in myself and my driving. With my previous instructor, I dreaded my lessons but Alan was so relaxed and friendly that I began to enjoy them. Thank you so much Yes and Alan x
Alan gets you out on the road quickly as a learner, and is also very patient with your errors! Definitely recommend him as an instructor to anyone looking to learn. Thank you Alan for all your help!
I very highly recommend Alan as a driving instructor. I am so happy to have just passed my test, first time, after just 3 and a half months. Alan is a brilliant instructor. He is very patient and makes the learning experience fun and stress free. Thank you so much Alan. 🙂
I learned with Alan and had one lesson each week. he is great at building your confidence and making you fell less nervous in the car. He is an excellent instructor and he helped me pass on my first attempt with only 2 faults. will recommend him to anyone starting as a beginner!! Big Thanks Alan!!
I would highly reccomend Alan to anybody, he helped me over come all nerves and pass my test! Amazing instructor and person! Thank you so much Alan i'll recommened you to ALL of my friends! Thanks again xxx
I was with a different driving school to start with and failed my first test because I wasn't ready like they kept telling me.When I had my first lesson with Alan I was nervous as I hadn't driven for nearly a year but straight away he put me at ease and helped me get back into it quickly. Alan has given me the confidence I needed and I passed my test second time round thanks to him and his teaching!Thank you so much Alan, I don't think I could have done it with somebody else!! 🙂
Alan made me feel comfortable and at ease , rather then dreading lessons I looked forward to having lessons with Alan , he was calm and made my lessons fun ! Recommend Alan as a instructor to anyone.
I passed my test on Wednesday (18/04/12) thanks to Alan and couldn't be more pleased with the service I received. He was so patient and supportive, even after my reversing-related breakdowns! I would recommend him 100%! Thanks Alan xx
I loved learning under Alan's guidance and would definitely recommend anyone starting to learn to get him =)thanks Alan x
I managed to pass my test first time thanks to Alan. His teaching is calm and positive, making learning as easy and as enjoyable as possible. Thanks Alan.
I passed my test first time thanx to alan cool, calm teaching. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn in safe hands. Thanx Alan.
A massive thanks to you Alan for getting me through the test today 10/07/12A great guy and brilliant instructorwould reccomend to anyone who is learning
Alan is a wonderful instructor. I passed my test today first time after only learning to drive for less than 2 months, all thanks to Alan. Highly recommended.
I passed my test on the first attempt yesterday thanks to Alan's patience and encouragement. I was extremely nervous and picked Alan as he specializes in nervous drivers. He helped me become confident and comfortable behind the wheel. On top of that, he's a really nice guy! I have already booked my Pass Plus with him and would not hesitate to recommend Alan to anyone who asks. Thanks again, Alan!
I passed my test 1st time thanks to Alan. After using other instructors I realised how hard it is to find a decent one, but alan was brilliant! Highly recommended.
I was lucky enough to have Alan as my instructor. He has made it so easy for me to learn with him and put me at ease straight away.I would just like to add that if you are thinking about learning to drive then there is no one better than this man. Total respect to you Alan and once again thanks for giving me the confidence that i needed. I will be recommending you to everyone i know who wants to learn to drivr. THANK-YOU.
Learned with Alan from day 1. He is a brilliant Instructor who is very patient and also very friendly which gives you as a learner a lot of confidence. You learn at your own pace and are not rushed into things. Everything that you do and learn is fully explained before hand. I passed 2nd time round. I would defiantly and highly recommend YES!Driving and also Alan to anyone looking to take lessons. Thank you Alan!
Alan was a great instructor. I passed first time thanks to alan. After having two previous instructors I finally found Alan who built my confidence, and with well structured lessons I was on my way in no time. Thanks Alan!
I just passed first time today!. I cant thank Alan enough, he is a very calming influence and gave me enough information to tick all the boxes without making me feel overwhelmed with points like some instructors can. To top it all off he's a thoroughly nice, friendly guy and I almost used to look forward to our chats every lesson!Thanks Alan!
After being with previous driving instructors, I felt i would never pass my test, until i went to Alan, he is so patient and excellent. i would recommend yes to anyone. so happy thank you so much
I had 30 hours with Alan before taking my test which I passed first time so it really helped me save money for my car. I passed this quickly because Alan was really helpful and calm all of the time. Thanks a lot Alan 🙂
I had a very good friendly experience beacause he will boost your confidence to the max by being stress free. If anyone would like to take lessons then, Alan is the man. 😉 cheers mate.
Passed today thanks to tuition from Alan Gascoyne. Excellent teacher, very patient and kind. Great teacher for nervous people on the road or anyone who wants to learn.
A really good instructor; clear and direct just what i needed to pass my test thanks Alan for all your help.
I have passed my driving test first time thanks to alan , he was Friendly and really helped my confidence and would highly recommend him!
I learned to drive with Alan and it was a brilliant experience, fun, laid back and easy going while all the time pushing me towards my goal. I highly recommend Alan to anyone who is serious about passing their test and have already recommended him to a number of my friends. Thank you Alan for helping me pass my test and making it an enjoyable experience. 5 stars!
I have successfully passed my driving test with 4 minors with Alan (7/2/13).After having numerous driving instructors i found Alan who provides comfortable and relaxing driving lessons. Thank you Alan and YES! for your excellent service! Highly recommended.
I started learning to drive with Alan in October! He was a brilliant instructor! Always made you feel confident! I would recommend him to anyone that want to learn to drive 🙂 thank you Alan for helping pass my test 🙂
Thank you very much Alan for helping me to pass my test first time! Alan is a very good teacher, and was always calm and patient!
I passed my test today, first time 13/02/13 all thanks to my instructor Alan. I was a very nervous driver who lacked confidence but Alan helped me to overcome my nerves, thanks to his magnificent teaching skills. I highly recommend Alan. Best instructor.
I learnt with Alan, He was a great instructor and i passed first time, i would definitely recommend him 😀 thank you Alan
Alan has a presence when teaching that helps you too learn effectively and quickly. With Alan's help I was able to get to test standard driving Very quickly. He was also very professional and honest. I can't thank alan enough, Hope to see you around Alan,Good luck in the future!
Alan was my third driving instructor and definitely the best. He made the harder aspects of driving a lot more simple and understandable, and boosted my overall confidence in driving. Alan is a brilliant instructor and I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Alan
I would like start off by thanking my best instructor I've ever met in my life,Mr Alan Gascoyne, for every single effort has been deployed to pass my first test , He deserves to be highly rated, 10/10…. It was a great experience being learning from him. He is a very professional instructor , I trusted him for the first time I met him. I would be so pleased to recommend him to new learners .thanks again Allan , I appreciate the time been with you .Last word , many thanks for YES driving school for providing qualified instructors like Allan .
I had heard about Alan from my brother who was also taught by him. He had told me how efficient and good he was as an instructor, needless to say I was not disappointed! He was always helpful and I enjoyed every single lesson I had. I have now passed my test and honestly it will be so weird to drive without him sat in the passenger seat talking to me constantly haha 😀
Alan's a brilliant instructor!! Boosted my confidence so much and passed first time! WouldÂ highly reccomend him to anyone learning to drive, thanks Alan!
Alan is such a laugh!! Learning to drive with him was defiantly a fun experience and you never get bored. If your'e struggyling to learn a technique such as reversing, alan will be so patient and try to alter the technique so you can do it. Without Alan's patience and techniques there would of been no way I would of passed when being asked to reverse around a corner. Thankyou!x
I had not driven in years and Alan gave me the confidence to get back on the road. Alan is an excellent instructor with a great sense of humour which puts you at ease straight away. Many thanks Alan, see you on the road.
After having a bad experience with my first instructor Alan helped restore my confidence and made me believe in myself. He is a pleasure to drive with and made me feel very comfortable. He is very encouraging, patient and a fantastic instructor. I would recommend him to anyone. He made learning driving an enjoyable experience for me! Choose Alan 🙂
Alan is a great instructer I would recommend him to anyone!! He passed me and loads of others I know, he always keeps his cool and is very helpful and friendly thankyou Alan!!
I passed my driving test Monday the 10th of June 2013, I had been learning with Alan since my 17th birthday and past first time. Alan is a great Insctrutor he may have thrown me in at the deep end but that was brilliant I picked things up quickly he very clear and made me feel comfortable straight away. I would recommend Alan to anyone who is willing to learn 🙂 thank you very much Alan x
I'm 33 years old and just passed my test, I never thought that I was going to learn so fast, Alan has been wonderful , he always make sure that we are comfortable with the way lessons are going, thanks to Alan I got the confidence to drive a lot sooner then I expected , I'm enjoying every minute of my new life as a driver and could not have done without Alan's help, thanks a lot!
Alan is a gentleman , always very nice to have someone calm e relaxing as he's when you are under pressure out there, Alan has been great and made the whole process so Mach easier and smooth!
When I started driving, my first instructor didn't give me the skills of driving and didn't push me. When I started learning with Alan there was an instant improvement to my driving. He's a brilliant teacher who boosts your confidence, teaches you all he knows about driving, is very friendly and great company. With all of this i managed to pass 1st time with 2 minors. There's no doubt that I'd recommend Alan as an instructor who makes learning to drive a great experience.
I was quite nervous about starting my driving lessons but Alan made me feel comfortable straight away. He was an excellent instructor and really encouraging which boosted my confidence. Alan's easy to get on with and have a laugh and a chat but still remains focused on the driving. I would recommend Alan to anyone wanting to learn to drive. I think it would have taken me a lot longer to pass my test if I had a different instructor. Thanks Alan!
Alan is a great teacher! He helped me pass today on my first time with just 3faults! Alan is always calm and when you need assistance, he there for you and he never makes you feel under pressure! I would recommend Alan to anyone who looking to start learning! Thank you for your time Alan!
I passed my test first time back in October 2009. Alan was very patient and I wouldn't recommend anyon else. He's now about to start instructing my Daughter-in-Law
I have passed my driving test second time thanks to Alan!He is very patient,easy going,very helpful and understanding, brilliant instructor!!!Cheers Alan:)
I started learning with Pete over a year ago, and after taking a break from lessons I started up again with Alan as my instructor. Both guys were great at easing my nerves and helped me progress quickly. I was so thrilled to pass first time and cant thank Alan enough for getting me there in the end!
Passed mu test first time today thanks to Alan. I was a very nervous driver to dart with but he was very encouraging and put me at ease very quickly. Alan is very informative and professional but has a great sense of humour! Thank you for all your help Alan I will miss our lessons!!!
Alan was the absolute perfect instructor for me. Patient, calm, easy to talk to and very easy to get along with. Went to Alan with no driving experience whatsoever and passed last week with only three minors. Alan has a way of teaching that is completely individual to each pupil because he teaches you in the best way for you, such as giving you multiple techniques for a maneuver or just going over something that you find difficult. Will recommend Alan to anyone wanting to learn to drive, he's the best man for the job. Thanks Alan- you've given me my independence on the road! 🙂 x
I was very impressed with Alans teaching – he helped me build my confidence as a driver that I didn't have before when learning with a different school. After only 2 months with Alan I passed my test with 6 minors – thank you Alan! highly recommend!
Passed first time thanks to Alan, after starting lessons with another instructor. I switched to Alan and found him to be very understanding and patient, a really good teacher. Thank you so much. Highly recommend
Iâ€™d had a couple driving instructors before I was recommended Alan. He is very patient, makes you feel comfortable and is a great instructor! Alan boosted my confidence as a driver after previously failing a test with another instructor. And I finally passed 29/11/13! Thank you Alan!
I passed my test first time with Alan as my instructor. I was nervous about learning to drive but Alan is very patient and puts you at ease. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
My friend recommended Alan to me and he was right. Even i failed my first one, he gave me a lot of confidence indeed. Thanks a lot, Alan
Just passed my test first time round with only 2 faults. Many thanks to Alan, he is a great instructor. I was very nervous and scared when I first started my lessons but thanks to Alan he boosted my confidence, made me feel very relaxed and encouraged me. I enjoyed every lesson with Alan, he was always patient and has a great sense of humour. He also taught 3 of my brothers and my sister, they all passed first time round. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I had previously learnt to drive with other driving instructors including Sue who was very helpful. However, Alan made me feel relaxed and helped me a lot with my manoeuvres. He was really helpful and would recommend him to anyone.
Learned very well with Alan. Would recommend to anyone wishing to learn to drive to a high standard. He is a great instructor. 🙂
I passed my test first time today with 0 faults. Thanks to Alan for being a great instructor and giving me the confidence to do it – I couldn't have asked for anyone better!
Thanks to Alan both my daughters passed first time with confidence- would thoroughly recommend
I highly recommend Alan to learn with, he is easy to get along with and very understanding. I always made good progress and always corrected you when needed. I cannot thank Alan enough 🙂
I learned to drive with Alan and i couldn't have picked a better instructor! I passed first time on the 11/02/14. Alan never made me feel nervous or made me feel incapable of driving especially when i kept forgetting my left and rights! He is very patient, an excellent instructor to learn with! Thank you so much for teaching me to drive with confidence! 🙂 x
Alan is brilliant instructor! during my lessons with him, i feel more relaxed and had a great time while learning, he will bring the best out of you and boost your confidence. Cant find the right words how to thank you Alan, I salute you sir!
Alan has been an amazing instructor. I came to him having never sat in the drivers seat before yet passed my test first time! Alan is amazing at allocating pupils lessons at the time and day they can do best and I've always been happy with my progression every lesson. Alan puts all his trust in you as a driver and I felt he helped me progress very quickly, especially with tricky roundabouts which were my biggest struggle but they became my most confident part of driving. Anyone would be lucky to learn with Alan he's a great teacher and great to chat and get along with!
Allan was a fantastic instructor! Very professional approach!!! High quality lessons! Very friendly and positive person! Anyone who wants to become a confident driver must learn with Allan!
I had Alan as an instructor and he was amazing. He was always calm and very helpful. I could not have asked for a better instructor. Thank you Alan, you are the best! x
Ive learnt with alan and thanks to him today ive passed my test !!! great instructor would highly recommend .gonna miss him tho lovely man thanks alan x
Having Alan as a driving instructor has made me comfortable and confident at driving, he is extremely friendly and patient and also always made me feel relaxed and able to resolve a situation. I would definitely recommend Alan as an instructor particularly if you are at all nervous. Thanks so much Alan, you're the best!!
I was referred to Alan by a friend who informed me how great he was. Alan was very helpful and an amazing instructor, he made every lesson an enjoyable one and was very friendly and talkative. Highly recommend! Thanks Alan!
I'm extremely happy to say that thanks to Alan I passed 1st time without any faults! He was very professional and maintained a high standard of teaching. I was recommended by my family who also passed 1st time with Alan! He was very friendly and I can honestly say without him I'll still be learning to drive! Thanks Alan! Your a legend in the Lacey family! Thanks again!!!
I was so lucky to have Alan, he was genuinely such a good instructor and I passed first time due to him! Everything Alan taught me was always well explained and easy to remember, and I really enjoyed my lessons. Alan is also very reliable. Would recommend without reservation! Thank you Alan!
So glad (after having 2 other driving instructors) that I ended up being taught by Alan. A very professional yet relaxed approach by a genuinely nice man. Would recommend immediately to anyone, especially anyone who is not yet excited about learning to drive. He was also very reliable! Thanks Alan!
I had three instructors. Alan was by far the best in every way. Easy to get along with and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. I don't think I'd have passed if I had stuck with my previous instructors. I 100% recommend Alan!
I'm so glad I had the chance to have Alan as my driving instructor , he made me feel so much more relaxed and confident with my driving , he also made me overcome my fears without me even realising ! Very personable and fun guy and a great driving instructor ! Thanks Alan x
Im so glad I decided to choose Alan to be my driving instructor. I found his throw you in at the deep end approach perfect for me as it forced me to do the things I had to do. If ever anything went wrong Alan really helped me to remain calm and resolve the situation. I would highly recommend Alan to anyone who wants to pass 1st time!!
Alan originally taught my older sister to drive and we were very impressed and decided to choose to be taught by him myself. He is very friendly and talkative and is a great instructor and will definitely get you to be a great and safe driver. Highly recommend him to all those looking for a wonderful instructor.
if anybody wants to pass first time and enjoy driving lessons, i would go with Alan! changing driving instructor was the best thing i ever did! Alan made me feel comfortabe and relaxed at all times, and was a great teacher as i passed my test first time. I felt very confident and relaxed with Alan as he was very patient and frienly at all times. i would recommend Alan 100%! Thank you! xxxx
After delaying learning for the past 7 years i finally plucked up the courage and through a recommendation looked Alan up. He put me at ease straight away and I felt I developed and increased my confidence very quickly. I passed my test 1st time which I can only put down to Alan's skill and patience. Cheers mate
Passed first time!!I came to Alan after having a few lessons with a different instructor who was impatient and was cutting my lessons short.. I was a nervous driver and Alan was perfect in giving me the confidence I needed. Very very patient and calming especially on my earlier lessons! Even now I have passed I'm going to miss my lessons! just want to say thank you again Alan you have been brilliant 🙂
Alan is just a fantastic instructor, I passed first time due to alans in depth knowledge about driving safety. Thank You
Alan is gregarious and easy to get along with, he's patient and a great instructor! Highly recommended.
Alan I would like to thank you so much for all of your patience,knowledge and dedication. I have achieved my goal of passing my test first time couldn't of done it with out you, I will genuinely recommend you , I feel amaze with joy today a very happy student and great driver thanks to you 🙂
Passed my test 1st time on 24th April. Thanks to Alan he is a very good instructor, clear to understand and I would highly recommend him. He is very professional and gave me loads of confidence in my driving.
I would really recommend Alan as an instructor, he was always positive and never got frustrated when i made mistakes. I really enjoyed being taught by him
Thanks to Alan I passed my test today first time! He always made me feel comfortable even when I was getting things wrong or not believing in myself, he always did. Would highly recommend Alan, he is an amazing instructor. Thank you Alan x
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When I first came to Donna for lessons I was really scared of driving, after a small car accident when I was younger. Throughout our lessons she has helped build...
Sue is amazing, she has a lovely personality. Very patience and an excellent instructor. She knows her stuff. Thank you so much Sue.
Alan was amazing!!! 10000% recommend to everyone! I passed 1st time with him, he definately is the best driving instructor!
As a learner the best one could get is a patient and supportive instructor. Sue is one among those. She was utmost patient and calm throughout my lessons, explaining everything...
Amy was a fantastic instructor and adapted her teaching style to suit my learning from the very start, nurturing me out of my comfort zone early on. This was very...
Andy made learning to drive a relaxed experience which was needed for me with an anxiety disorder. He was really good at not putting so much pressure on the whole...
I passed 2nd time! – in no small way thanks to Andy – he’s got a gift for tuning into how you learn new skills as an individual...
I’VE PASSED! Just want to give a massive shout out to the living legend that is Pete Wilkinson! The man sure knows how to get the best out of his...
“I had been with previous driving instructors before I went with Mark, I am glad I switched as now I have finally passed my test. Mark helped me to fill...
I would highly recommend Nigel, He really helped me to improve my driving, explaining everything in a way that I understood and going back over things I was unsure about....
I couldn’t be more grateful to have had such an amazing instructor. It has been the best experience to drive with Andy and I will definitely recommend him to anyone...
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Amazing Driving instructor.
The man is an absolute legend. Could not have a better instructor.
I really enjoyed my lessons.
I would highly...
Al was a very good instructor. Helped me get over my fear of roundabouts which was my main problem. I am a better driver because of Al.
There are no words to describe how lucky I was to meet Mark. An amazing teacher and a true soul fixer.
I am 30 years old and I started my...
My instructor was amazing! Made me very comfortable and really helped with me driving. 100% recommend.