Mark Robson

Mark Robson

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Test Types

  • Advanced
  • Manual
  • Refresher
  • Trailer
  • UK Driving

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About Mark

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.

It’s all about the pupil

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 over 27 years so will always find you some appropriate and challenging driving routes.  This will advance your skills and develop your driving experience.

As part of YES! Driving School’s mission to promote ‘Better Driving Starts Here’, Mark has reviewed and updated our trailer training course to better meet your flexible training needs.

Safety first

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.  He uses these advanced skills to make YES! Driving School the most up to date driving school in Dorset.

Areas Covered

  • Bournemouth
  • Branksome
  • Broadstone
  • Charminster
  • Corfe Mullen
  • Ferndown
  • Hurn
  • Parkstone
  • Poole
  • Sandbanks
  • West Moors
  • Westbourne
  • Wimborne

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Mark's most recent testimonials - Leave a review!

Mark was a great instructor, helping me understand not just what to do but why it was important, I passed first time and am comfortable with my driving ability as a result of my time learning with him. Would recommend, no question.

Andrew from London, 8th November 2021

Instructor: Mark Robson

Thank you so much, and thank you for being such an amazing teacher. I am so grateful. I found the lessons really helpful and I know it would have taken me so much longer to pass without your help so thank you.

Jess from Poole, 12th July 2021

Instructor: Mark Robson

Mark is a fantastic instructor. Very calm and relaxed. Mark helped me do my B+E with ease. Definitely recommend.

Jay from Parkstone, 19th June 2021

Instructor: Mark Robson

Mark is a great, very friendly instructor. I have had 3 and he was particularly knowledgeable and helped me massively with manoeuvres. Would 100% recommend. Kept me calm before test and only good things to say. Thank you Mark

Imo from Canford, 19th June 2021

Instructor: Mark Robson

Freedom and I recommend yes and Mark 💯 to anyone good training throughout thank you !!!!

Emilie Peggerz from Poole, 30th December 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

I started Learning with Mark as a key worker during Lockdown, Mark came out of his area to Blandford daily to give me lesson, he is great. I would definitely recommend mark to anyone who is worried or nervous about learning to drive, he has a great sense of humour which definitely helps. Cannot thank mark enough for all his help and patience whilst teaching me!! 🙂

Shannon Gaffney from Blandford, 4th November 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

Amazing teachers, very professional and very courteous. I felt very comfortable while taking my lessons. I knew how to drive a car but had not driven before on the UK roads. First Nigel and then Mark were extremely patient with me and were very flexible as my timings were often quite odd because of my job as a doctor at Poole Hospital. Thanks for all your guidance 10/10 would recommend

Baber Khattak from Pakistan, 25th July 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

Absolutely amazing driving instructor if you need critical tests right now then enquire or any lessons or courses for when lockdowns over enquire!

Roxanne Davies from Poole, 26th May 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

Mark is amazing! I’ve had various instructors and he made me the most comfortable, had the most knowledge and was extremly calm when I had 0 confidence. I nearly gave up on instructors. I recommened him for anyone, best instructor in town. 5 million stars

Chloe Traves from Broadstone, 3rd March 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

Totally recommend Mark at YES driving. Both my sons passed theory and practical first time with Mark being very patient and relaxed and giving them every confidence they needed. Have recommended him to others with the same feedback! Thank you Mark.

Lynda from Bournemouth, 25th February 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

Just wanted to say a Huuuuge thank you for everything! I din’t think I would get to where I am after having my confidence knocked. You kept your cool throughout and made the driving experience fun and happy again for me. I can’t fault you Mark.

Dani from Oakdale, 7th February 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

I’m an exceptionally anxious driver with little to no confidence, but Mark was an AMAZING instructor. He was calm and had so much faith in me even when I didn’t and I honestly couldn’t be more grateful for his patience and his wisdom. I passed my practical test this morning and I couldn’t be happier.

Gemma Farrell from Poole, 7th February 2020

Instructor: Mark Robson

Thank you for being a great instructor and for teaching me everything I know, you are a brilliant instructor and I would highly recommend you to others.

Daisy from Sandbanks, 31st December 2019

Instructor: Mark Robson

Mark was an excellent instructor. He was thorough and clear in his explanations and would always be really patient with me. He ensures that driving is to a high standard and helped me pass first time. I’m so thankful to have been taught by him and would highly recommend him to anyone learning to drive.

Hannah Roberts from Bournemouth, 9th December 2019

Instructor: Mark Robson

I couldn’t have done it without your help, thanks you so much, you’re a TOP instructor

Jen Talbot from Spain, 2nd December 2019

Instructor: Mark Robson

Mark is a real calming personality and very professional in his teaching approach. Inspires you to always think about road safety and how to be a ‘detective’ in spotting upcoming hazards. We learnt so much from his patience and encouragement. Thank you so much for helping us both pass and will definitely recommend you and YES! to everyone. Well done.

Tom and Fern Morrison from Wimborne, 15th November 2019

Instructor: Mark Robson

Can’t thank Mark Robson enough. Very smooth experience, from 1st lesson to b+e certificate in 3 weeks.

10/10. Thanks again….

Ben Woodhouse from Mudeford, 29th October 2019

Instructor: Mark Robson

Done my trailer test with Mark and would highly recommend he’s very flexible on lessons only does what you need apposed to other company’s just going for money really appreciate how helpful he’s been with helping sort out the test after a few faults and can’t fault in any way so many thanks 10/10

Joshua hooper from Christchurch , 15th June 2019

Instructor: Mark Robson

“Thank you so much for your time and patience Mark, would 100% recommend you to anyone wanting to learn. 👍🏼😃”

Ellie from Poole, 6th June 2019

Instructor: Mark Robson

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!

Sylwia from Parkstone, 22nd November 2018

Instructor: Mark Robson

“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. 😀”

Heidi Smith from Upton, 29th September 2018

Instructor: Mark Robson

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

Marlena Raczka from Wimborne , 23rd September 2018

Instructor: Mark Robson

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!! 😊😁

Ana from Bournemouth, 12th July 2018

Instructor: Mark Robson

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.

Ben Sharp from Winchester, 22nd June 2018

Instructor: Mark Robson

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!

William OsTvold from Norway, 15th May 2018

Instructor: Mark Robson

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.

Olga Robinson from Poole, Dorset, 2nd March 2018

Instructor: 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.

Tony Hunt from Canford Heath, 5th December 2017

Instructor: Mark Robson

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!

Chloe from Corfe Mullen, 12th November 2017

Instructor: Mark Robson

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!

Janhavi Pal from Bournemouth, 31st October 2017

Instructor: Mark Robson

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.

Vikki Cadle from Bournemouth, 23rd October 2017

Instructor: Mark Robson

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.

Conor from Bournemouth , 11th September 2017

Instructor: Mark Robson

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.

River from West Moors, 11th August 2017

Instructor: Mark Robson

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.

Arabella from Dorchester, 11th August 2017

Instructor: Mark Robson

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