THIS week we´re celebrating Stuart Anderson´s success in passing his driving test at the first attempt.
Stuart, 17, from Port Glasgow, coped superbly with the pressure of having an extra examiner in the car to earn his licence with an excellent drive at Greenock.
He came to Mark Grundy School of Motoring as part of his prize for being a winner in the Recruit personal development programme, run by Inverclyde Council, which receives sponsorship from my driving school.
Stuart´s first-time pass kept up a proud family tradition, as his brother, Callum, a former winning Recruit, also passed at the first attempt after training with Mark Grundy School of Motoring.
As his success began to sink in, Stuart said: "I thoroughly enjoyed driving under Mark´s tuition.
"A great guy, a great instructor - with great banter.
"I passed first time - and it was all down to the help and tuition from Mark."
Stuart was a great guy to work with and I´d like to congratulate him on his success and wish him safe driving for life.
David Low kicked the New Year off in fine style for Mark Grundy School of Motoring when he passed his driving test with just three faults.
The 33-year-old delivered an excellent drive to earn his licence at the test centre in Ayr.
David, who works in the entertainment industry, said: "Mark was friendly, professional and patient. He knew exactly what was needed to get me through my test."
David´s success follows that of mum-of-two Denni Partepilo, who passed first time at Ayr at the end of 2014.
After celebrating with family and friends, Denni, from Prestwick, said: "It´s just starting to hit home.
"I can´t thank you enough for giving my confidence a huge boost. Thank you from the heart, Mark :) You are the best!"
Maths student Iqra Saleem, 19, passed at Greenock test centre.
Iqra, from Wemyss Bay, said: "Thank you so much, Mark. It was a pleasure having you as a teacher."
Kathryn Burton, aged 17, passed first time with just three driver faults at the test centre in Irvine.
Kathryn, from Fairlie, said: "Really enjoyed learning under Mark´s tuition. It was good fun. Will actually miss driving under his guidance."
Kathryn, a volunteer student teaching English in China before going to St Andrews University, delivered a superb drive after 40 hours of tuition.
Her success follows that of Matthew Robertson who passed first time at Ayr.
The 21-year-old, from Ayr, immediately headed off to enjoy a sunlit drive in his treasured BMW M Series.
Matthew said: "Thanks for everything you have done for me. Best instructor in Ayrshire and everyone should use you to learn to drive!"
Angie Fraser-Moore´s imminent new arrival, Isaac, put mum under huge pressure as her test date approached, but she drove superbly to pass at Ayr.
The Bhuddist massage therapist, from Seamill, said: "You will struggle to find a more competent or gifted teacher than Mark - not to mention the unforgettable one-liners thrown into the bargain!"
Angie´s success followed that of Andrew Ashley, from the Isle of Arran, who passed first time with just four faults at Irvine test centre.
Andrew, of Machrie, a student gamekeeper, said: "I found my experience of learning to drive with Mark great. I would happily recommend him to anyone learning to drive."
Alasdair Eaddy, from Beith, an ´older than most´ learner, also passed his driving test at Irvine.
Alasdair said: "Mark´s very relaxed, calm attitude made it a pleasure to learn. I couldn´t recommend him highly enough."
Earlier last year, student Liam Robinson delivered a stunning drive to pass with just one driver fault at Ayr.
Liam, 18, from Inverkip, was rewarded for his tremendous commitment during driver training, and enjoyed unstinting support from his mum, Louise.
Mark Grundy School of Motoring is an independently-run business offering high-quality driving lessons in and around Greenock, Gourock, Inverkip, Skelmorlie, Largs, Fairlie, West Kilbride, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr.
Whether you are a complete novice, have had lessons, or hold a full licence and want to improve your skills or boost your confidence, Mark Grundy School of Motoring can provide lessons tailored to your needs.
In addition to standard lessons, I can offer hazard perception and theory test help and advice, and Pass Plus, Drive Confident, Refresher and Motorway tuition.
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I will teach you the skills required to become a confident, competent and responsible driver and look forward to speaking to you soon.
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