Mattew Rush

Mark is a brilliant driving instructor, there will almost certainly be a wait before he can fit you in for lessons but I can promise you that it is worth the wait. There is a reason he is so busy.

Some people would say he can be harsh, but I think he strikes the perfect balance. He makes you feel comfortable in the car, and through his calm demeanour he gives you the confidence that you need from the first time you sit in the car, to the moment you climb in to do your test.

Driving with Mark is something you will find yourself looking forward to, and the fact that he teaches in a very nice car certainly does help. I always enjoyed my lessons, even when I made mistakes. They were always learning opportunities and Mark never shouted or made you feel like you couldn’t improve.

I’ll always be grateful for Mark for getting my motoring life going and I recommend him at every opportunity, because with someone this good, everyone should have the opportunity to learn from the best.

Jake Summers

Thank you very much for getting into shape boss legend mate !!

Jadi Cruickshanks

I really can’t believe that yesterday i passed my test which i never thought i’d accomplish especially with my neves! I couldn’t thank Mark enough for everything he has helped me achieve and for making me a lot calmer to complete my test. I’ve always struggled with having patience and waiting around and this is another thing that mark has worked with me to help me be safer on the road. I’d highly recommend this driving instructor to anyone without fail, you will always feel at ease and enjoy your lessons whilst learning the rules of the road. Again I really can’t thank Mark enough and I really couldn’t have done it without him especially being as blonde as I am, I’m surprised he managed to cope with me sometimes. By far the best instructor on the island!

Karena Stacey (Andrew Browning)

Can’t recommend mark enough both me and my partner passed with him! Patient and makes sure your ready for your test without palming you off

Chloe Delasalle

Cannot thank mark enough for what he has helped me achieve over the last year! First passing my theory 1st time and then practical 1st time too! He has been a big help and has helped me a lot, helped with my confidence when driving and helped calm my nerves! Top driving instructor and would 100% recommend!

Jerome White

I can’t express how happy I am with the service I received from Mark, he’s not only an exstremely talented driving teacher who teaches to an very high standard, he’s extremely nice and a good laugh you’ll never be bored on one of his lessons. I came to Mark having never driven a car before and at the start of my lessons I thought I would never be able to even get close to a test let alone pass one, but every week he’d push me little by little, until I got to a comfortable stage then throw something new into the mix, which makes you up your game as a driver as you never know what will happen on the road. Looking back on my time with Mark it is surprising how far I have come as a driver, he’s helped me stay calm and collected in the vehicle and feel safe on the road. I highly recommend learning with him.

Dene Lewin

Nice bloke,very clear instructions,highly recommended thanks Dene Lewin

Belle Jones

After years of putting it off I realised that I finally needed to actually learn to drive to make life easier for my family, many reviews & a lot of my friends recommended Mark to me so I joined the waiting list & decided to wait for an availability rather than going elsewhere as I gathered that all the high reviews must mean something.
I was a nervous wreck when I first started out with Mark, I had absolutely no confidence what so ever behind the wheel & I especially didn’t believe in myself that I would actually become a driver one day.
Turns out that after just a short couple of months of having lessons with Mark I actually managed to pass not only my theory test but my practical test too! And both first attempt!
To say I was over the moon was an understatement!
Mark has amazing teaching skills & a very clever way of boosting confidence & moral!
For anyone who is nervous or overwhelmed with the thought of driving I highly recommend giving Mark a call, believe me you won’t regret it!
Huge thank you to Mark, who has completely changed my life!!

Steve Street

I’ve just passed my practical and I can honestly say, Mark was key in me passing, I was pretty much doubting myself in every lesson, but his method of training worked dreams and I cannot thank him enough! Excellent instructor! Thank you Mark.

Adele Nightingale

I cannot explain how good Mark is as an instructor! My test was made so simple and easy due to Marks high standards of teaching! I waited around 7 months to get lessons with Mark and it was the best decision I made as it was well worth while! Having other instructors before I can tell the difference in Marks teaching straight away, I would highly recommend and I have very thankful for everything he has taught me and how confident he has made me driving!

Summer Rebecca

Highly recommended can’t fault this bloke in any way passed 2nd time due to my own silly fault – thank you so much for your help amazing instructor will make sure any one who needs lesson comes to you x

Stephanie Abbott

I cannot express how truly grateful I am to Mark for all his help, advice, and utmost patience with me throughout my lessons with him and managing to help settle my nerves to get me through my test. After giving up on my lessons a few years ago, and moving away, I eventually decided it was time to start learning again and Mark was my number 1 choice – all I can say is, it was well worth travelling 30 miles (each way) to be taught by him! I would recommend Alert School Of Motoring to anyone looking to learn how to drive, you can’t go wrong with them! Once again, thank you Mark, I’ll keep you and your advice as the parrot on my shoulder now I’ve been let loose on the road on my own!

Phil Judges

I have had previous experience of driving but have not been able to gain the confidence to be able to pass my test. After a long break I started driving with Mark and have found him to be very calming. He has helped me to gain confidence and help me become a better driver. With his guidance I was able to pass my test first time. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to start driving lessons.

Jodie Street

I first came to mark a year ago after doing nearly 20 hours with another driving instructor I had no idea how to drive and my confidence was at an all time low.
Marks determination taught me how to drive but also the confidence to believe I could drive. Yesterday I passed my test first time.
I would highly recommend mark driving lessons are fun and always something different to learn and he’ll never give up on anyone!

Dayle Worthington

Top bloke, Excellent instructor would recommend him to anyone straight to the point no beating round the bush with this man… Thanks mark

Jade Barnard

Best instructor i could have possibly picked. Highly recommended. Makes you feel at ease and the confidence i built whilst driving was amazing. Cant fault him what so ever. Thank you so much mark for everything. Gonna miss my driving buddy

Samuel Johnson

Thank you so much Marc really nice bloke and helped me lots

Jock Mc Tavish

From the very first moment of meeting Mark his approach puts you at ease straight away.His style is perfect for anyone feeling nervous or unsure.Always willing to go over stuff without any hint of any impatience.Always calm,cool and collected which in turn makes us the learners feel the same.A big thankyou to mark, Worth every penny and will recommend to anyone.

Samantha Hake

Would recommend Mark to anyone who wants to learn to drive. 6 months ago I was very nervous and had no confidence at all, i had bad experience with other instructors through no fault of mine…Mark got me passed 1st time on theory test and also 1st time pass on practical test. He is calm and positive which kept me calm and positive. Thank you for all your help Mark. All the best……A* instructor. Xxxx

Richard Nicholson

Would recommend mark to anyone he knows his stuff and doesn’t mess about, couldn’t have asked for a better instructor passed today 1st time!! Thanks so much Mark