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Mark joined YES! Driving School in April 2017. He 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.
Mark recently furthered his own skills by successfully achieving a Gold standard on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Advanced Driving Test. He is also now on the RoSPA Tutor List.
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I am glad I decided to work with Mark. I got totally discouraged because of my previous instructor. I thought I would never drive again.
He doesn’t make you feel under pressure when you make mistakes, he always find a way out of every problem instead.
Great, professional and patient teacher. Very positive person. He has made my driving simple.
Many thanks to you!
“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 in the gaps of my knowledge when it came to driving and my knowledge about the car. He helped me to stay calm through out the lessons and helped me to build my confidence prior to taking the driving test. Thank you for everything. 😀”
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 journey with driving when I was 20. I went through 3 instructors, who made me give up every time. Mark was first, who believed in me and supported with his experience and a good words. Patient, smart and honest. What a guy!
Thank You for everything.. Marlena
I just wanted to take the time to thank Mark. How lucky was I to get to meet him and have lessons with him. It tool me 3 years to finally have the money to invest on my license and Mark helped me make this dream come true. I can’t believe it still! So thank you so much Mark, you are a great professional, a great teacher and a lovely person! You were genuinely so happy for me when I passed. Thank you for everything!! 😊😁
Mark is a relaxed instructor whilst being patient enough to go through things multiple times! He has a great approach and puts you at ease. I can’t believe how scared I was to even set off from the side of the road when I first began but Mark was there to push when necessary. In your own time!
I will miss our lunchtime chats on pretty much everything whilst he showed me the best and safest way to drive. Can’t wait to get out on the road and put everything he said to more practice.
I started from the beginning and Mark was really patient with my driving and a really good instructor to talk to and learn from.
10 points from me to the Yes company and the instructor!
I want to express my deep gratitude to the BEST (and it’s not an exaggeration!) Instructor – Mark Robson! Thanks to your pedagogical talent, I got rid of fears and doubts. You are a wonderful, responsive person, generously sharing his knowledge and skills. Thank you for loving your work and your students. For every lesson I went with pleasure. Firstly, it is a comfortable, benevolent and “supportive” manner in which Mark conducted lessons. For me, a novice driver, it was very important. Secondly, it is the availability of an effective teaching methodology. Not just sat still explaining but really teaching in theory, practical advice and exercises. Thirdly – professionalism and confidence on the road. In those moments where I was lost, Mark was on the alert and helped to cope with the situation. Thanks to Mark for feeling joy and pleasure from the results obtained after every driving! Mark is a true professional in his field, he can teach anyone to drive (of course, if there is a desire). Everyone who dreams of feeling self-confident and happy with the process of driving, ADVISES … the only and unique master of his craft, Mark Robson.
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.
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Alan is a good instructor and very professional.
Definitely recommend him to anyone!
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Cannot recommend this driving school enough!
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Thanks to Jeff I passed first time! He is a brilliant instructor who constantly grew my confidence and I couldn’t have done this without him!
First time pass! Donna was such an amazing instructor! So professional, really calmed my nerves and increased my confidence! She was always so patient with me and always made me...
Donna was such an amazing instructor! So professional, really calmed my nerves and increased my confidence! She was always so patient with me and always made me laugh and feel...
Passed first time with Donna! She’s been so supportive and calm through my driving lesson, I always felt confident and relaxed in the car with her, I would definitely recommend....
First time pass with Donna. Such a great instructor who has been so calm and patient with me, would definitely recommend! Thank you 😊
I passed first time with Nigel and can’t thank him enough, he was reliable and helped me improve my confidence driving. I found my lessons very enjoyable and he would...
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Thanks Nigel, A Great teacher very patient and understanding.
I passed my test on my first go with only 2 minors. This wouldn’t have been possible without Jeff. He was an amazing instructor, always had great conversations and really...