Why me?

Why Me?

So why choose me as your Driving Instructor?

  • Friendly professional and very patient instruction to get the best out of every learner.
  • Fully qualified DSA driving instructor with 14 years of experience.
  • Learn to drive in the Kia Rio, a superb learner car.
  • Learn with the same Sat Nav as they use in test.
  • Great pass rate (see an archive of my old passes in about page and more recent ones on Facebook).
  • Very competitive prices (check with other driving schools to compare).
  • Fully air conditioned car.
  • Flexible lessons.
  • Using specifically designed iPad apps to enhance your learning.
  • Aerial photos used to clarify difficult driving layouts.
  • Registered pass plus instructor, refresher ,motorway and other courses also available.

For recent testimonials check out my FaceBook Page

“Fantastic Instructor.  Would recommend Alan to anyone who feels nervous about taking lessons, he has a calm and reassuring nature. He made each lesson very easy for me to pass my test first time.  Thank you so much Alan will recommend you to anyone I know wanting to take up lessons.”

Kimberly Barrack, Tranent

“I would highly recommend Alan to anyone who wants a good quality instructor and value for money. He has a very calm and patient approach to teaching and was able to increase my confidence in no time at all.”

Philip Tod, Portobello

“Alan was the perfect instructor for me. He’s a great teacher – really thorough, extremely patient and personable and he knows the Edinburgh/Musselburgh roads like the back of his hand. I also really appreciated his professionalism – he’s well-organised and punctual, really flexible with lesson times and easy to communicate with via email and text. I warmly recommend him to anyone in Edinburgh looking to learn to drive – especially people who are a little bit nervous about it all! “

Hannah Smith, Cannonmills

“Alan is a very talented instructor with a natural ability to communicate information in an easy to understand way, this coupled with his uncommon patience makes him an excellent choice for anyone wanting to learn how to drive. He has an excellent teaching approach that identifies any deficiencies in your driving and his flexibility ensures that any problem areas are addressed. On the day of my test I felt very well prepared and thanks to Alan’s instruction there were no surprises. I will happily recommend him to anyone I know considering learning to drive.”

Keith Duffy, Prestonpans

“It’s fair to say that before my first lesson I was extremely nervous of driving: I simply did not believe that I would ever feel anything but terrified behind the wheel, let alone pass a test. And yet, with Alan’s expert tuition, I passed first time, with just 3 faults. More importantly, I genuinely feel like I can drive and I’m not scared to tackle to road on my own. Alan immediately put me at ease: he was patient and always calm – no matter what. He was keen to make sure I was making progress, yet always kept me feeling comfortable and safe, and I knew throughout that I was getting great value for money. I cannot recommend Alan highly enough; he really is a great teacher.”

Charlotte Halligan, London Road

“I would highly recommend Alan as an instructor. His friendly approach and enthusiasm made lessons enjoyable and spurred me on to do well. He teaches logically and methodically, but always at your pace and every lesson is a progression from the last. He gives constructive feedback – reviewing what you have learned and what the plan is for the next lesson. I couldn’t have been more prepared for the test – his checklist of things to remember and little hints was absolutely invaluable. I can’t thank Alan enough for his time and patience. There are plenty of driving instructors out there but what sets Alan apart from many is simply the fact he is a great teacher. “

Lesley Hartley, Prestonpans

“Was so HAPPY to have passed and i cannot thank alan enough.He was always very calm and even when i made mistakes he took time to go over everything till i understood.I have given Alans no to some friends already and will again if i know any one that wants to learn to drive.”

Ziauddin Khan Siddique, Portobello

“Alan is a patient and understanding instructor he will take you at a pace that you are comfortable with.I felt at ease and my confidence had built up even before i new it.There is a clear progression throughout the lessons and you difinately get your moneys worth.”

Tasnima Hussain, Easter road

“Alan came highly recommended to me by a colleague. It was clear from the onset that Alan was going to be patient, attentive, and thorough in his teachings. I was encouraged to ask questions and we worked at a pace which always suited me. Alan’s great notes, diagrams and pleasant disposition proved to be very beneficial too. I am so pleased to have had a positive experience with each and every lesson. Alan had faith in me which gave me the confidence to believe in myself.”

Jenny Calder, Leith

“After my two daughters passed first time with Alan i was reluctantly persuaded to learn to drive again with a block of lessons bought for me by my familly.With Alan s help i was soon driving again.He is very patient and explained every thing very thoroughly.Now though i am really glad these lessons were bought for me because i really enjoy driving and the freedom it gives.I would recommend Alan to anyone wanting to learn to drive He is an excellent instructor and was great at helping me pass the test.”

Denise Brown – Craigentinny

“I have had a few diferent driving instructors over the years and alan was by far the best.What i liked was from the first lesson he had a definate plan for me,”to pass the test”.All lessons where to enable me to reach that goal.I actually enjoyed my lessons with Alan, finding him reliable and punctual.I have recommended Alan to others and will do so again.”

Manpreet Singh – Magdalene

“I first began my driving experience with Alan in 2008. During this time Alan was able to guide me in developing key driving skills, which were essential for my test. One of the benefits of being instructed by Alan, was that my lessons were always tailored to suit to my individual needs. I am especially grateful to him, for working with me on my own driving weaknesses, which then brought out a great deal of confidence in me. I believe that it was because of this, that I was succeeded the practical test first time. I already have done so, and will definitely recommend Alan again, to anybody with the hopes to becoming a safe and skilled driver.”

Ambreen Mahfooz – Leith

“Learning to drive with Alan was a pleasure. He is a very highly skilled instructor and with a passion to see all his pupils do well. He is very personable and excels at getting his point across. I would recommend Alan to anyone who would like to learn to drive.”

Scott Johnstone – Duddingston

“I was very nervous about learning to drive and had put it off for years but then my husband booked me a few lessons with Alan who put me at ease and made me feel safe and comfortable from the very first lesson. He had a good sense of my capabilities and pitched the lessons just right and I never felt it was too much too soon or that we were going too slow. I was delighted when I passed at the end of October and can’t thank Alan enough. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services!”

Jenifer Fortune – Duddingston