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Some of my fantastic passers!

‘Delighted to pass my UK driving test with just two minor faults. In short, just wanted to thank you for teaching me how to properly drive Mark :) Many thanks.’

‘Delighted to pass my UK driving test with just two minor faults. In short, just wanted to thank you for teaching me how to properly drive Mark :) Many thanks.’

‘Thanks Mark, great start to 2018!’

‘Thanks Mark, great start to 2018!’

‘I am so pleased at passing first time and I wouldn´t have accomplished this without Mark’s calm and patient manner in the car. <br />
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‘He was really able to put me at ease with all situations I encountered on the road. I learnt more about the car and road craft than I needed for the test, which made me even more confident. I would recommend Mark to anyone thinking of learning to drive.’

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Natasha Carron, Largs


‘I am so pleased at passing first time and I wouldn´t have accomplished this without Mark’s calm and patient manner in the car.

‘He was really able to put me at ease with all situations I encountered on the road. I learnt more about the car and road craft than I needed for the test, which made me even more confident. I would recommend Mark to anyone thinking of learning to drive.’

Morgan Dowdells, Portencross

´I wouldn´t have achieved a first time pass without the encouragement and guidance received from such a patient instructor. Would recommend Mark for anyone learning to drive!´

Lauren Paterson, Fairlie

´Mark truly was an ideal driving instructor as he knew how and when to push me to get the best possible results and the hard work has definitely paid off. I passed with just two faults and I would highly recommend him!!´

Conor Reid, Saltcoats

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Conor Reid, Saltcoats


´Mark is an awesome instructor. I went from being terrified of being behind the wheel to actually enjoying a drive around! I can easily recommend Mark to anyone looking to start driving!´

James Carey, Lochwinnoch

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James Carey, Lochwinnoch


´I can´t recommend Mark highly enough. His fantastic sense of humour, combined with the patience of a saint, will definitely have you learning with a smile on your face from the moment you start your first lesson until the day you pass your test. His results speak for themselves!

I passed first time with just 3 faults. Couldn´t have done it without you mate!´

Samuel Brown, West Kilbride

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Samuel Brown, West Kilbride


GOING from zero driving knowledge to passing my test was made as easy and stress free as possible because of Mark. Due to him taking so much time and effort to improve my drive, always making sure I understood the underlying knowledge, Mark has made me the best driver I could imagine myself being. Mark is a great instructor - as his stats for students passing their tests show - and I would extremely recommend him to anyone who is looking to make a safe and confident driver of themselves.

Joshua Lynn, Stevenston

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Joshua Lynn, Stevenston


MY experience of learning to drive with Mark was great and I would definitely recommend him to a friend. His meticulous style of teaching means no stone is left unturned by Test day. I am confident this allowed me to achieve a higher level of drive than that of friends using other instructors.

Steven Cassidy, West Kilbride

Stunning result! Steven celebrates after passing his test at Irvine with no driver faults!

Gordon Houston, Ayr

TRAINING with Mark has been a pleasure. Each session feels personalised, as Mark has the incredible ability to know exactly how you tick. He will instruct you to an incredibly high standard and his infectious, dry sense of humour makes you feel right at home in the car. It´s been a long journey for me, but Mark has been there every step of the way, guiding, helping and, at times, counselling me. If it wasn´t for Mark´s guidance and fantastic teaching, I don´t think I´d be holding this certificate today. I can´t recommend Mark highly enough.

Josiah Cantor, West Kilbride

´My AA experience was very good and I would recommend Mark to a friend. Everything was well explained and I was shown what to do. Mark is a good choice of instructor to go with.´

David Murray, Greenock

´Mark is great Instructor and focuses on areas of weakness, which builds confidence and settles any nerves you have. He is a great guy and if you can pass Mark´s lessons, then you will certainly pass your test!´

Melissa Coby, West Kilbride

Mark is a great instructor - he makes you feel comfortable and confident in your own ability. So happy I passed with just two faults. Thanks again Mark for everything!

Caitlin McMail, Seamill

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Caitlin McMail, Seamill


Mark, I´m so, so pleased to pass first time with just three faults. Thank you so much for all your help. I felt so well prepared and used all your references, which worked perfectly. Thank you again.

Lewis Fleming, West Kilbride

´Excellent experience learning to drive with Mark. Great guy and knew exactly how to get the best drive possible out of me. Incredibly reliable and had no problems arranging lessons to suit me. I´d recommend him to anyone at any stage of their driving development!´

Cameron McCall, West Kilbride

"I started learning to drive with another instructor and did not feel I was learning anything. I also was not enjoying driving. Then my Mum got a recommendation from a friend about Mark. Since my first lesson with Mark I enjoyed my driving every time. Thanks for all your help Mark. It is much appreciated. Looking forward to doing Pass Plus in the new year."

Gordon Little, Largs

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Gordon Little, Largs


"Huge thanks to Mark for giving me the confidence to sit my test. An amazing instructor, would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Delighted to pass first time. Thanks again, Mark!"

Dominic McCreadie, Largs

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Dominic McCreadie, Largs


"Had a great journey learning to drive with Mark. He really sets you up for all aspects of modern driving. Can´t recommend him highly enough."

Emma Dunlop, Dalry

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Emma Dunlop, Dalry


"I enjoyed every second of learning to drive with Mark. He´s a brilliant guy, a great instructor who always has you laughing, puts you at your ease - and has the patience of a saint! I passed first time, with only two faults, but actually feel sad that I´ve passed as I´m going to miss him. Could never thank you enough Mark."

Laura Falconer, Beith

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Laura Falconer, Beith


Passed my test first time today, thanks to the superb tuition by Mark! Easy to understand instructions and a brilliant guy to get along with, which helped a lot!

Thanks again, Mark!

Now I´m out in the big wide world myself 😂

Heather Brown, Canada

I would highly recommend Mark as an instructor and I wouldn´t have passed without him. Thanks again, I´m very pleased!

Cameron Shields, Lochwinnoch

I couldn´t be more pleased with Mark´s teaching. Mark sets you up to be an independent driver. As you approach test, he will also talk to you as you drive, helping you to learn about dealing with in car distractions and the dangers they pose to young drivers. You will learn a lot and feel confident in the car with Mark.

Karishma Rogerson, Prestwick

Mark is an amazing instructor - very professional in his approach, very patient and polite. I could not have been better prepared for my test and would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for excellent driving tuition. Thank you Mark, I couldn´t have done it without you!

Euan Aitken, Troon

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Euan Aitken, Troon


"Mark has been brilliant from day one. He offers tailored lessons that focus on areas of weakness and gets a real kick from ´putting you in the sh#t´. Joking aside, this approach builds confidence and enabled me to handle all the difficulties that arose during my test with ease. Happy to recommend Mark to all, and would encourage you to ask about his journalism background... he has some cracking stories!"

Jenna Carpenter, Ayr

Thank you for giving a nervous person the confidence to be able to drive anywhere through your brilliant, laid-back but encouraging style of teaching.

Logan Maxwell, Troon

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Logan Maxwell, Troon


Well, it´s been a hell of a ride! Nearly two years now due to a ridiculous amount of rugby injuries! But I´d just like to say congratulations Mark I knew you could do it from the start! Great driving instructor and a great friend! Cheers, Mark

Chris Langridge, West Kilbride

´So happy to have passed! I couldn´t have done it without Mark´s calm and reassuring attitude. A big thanks for being really patient too. If anyone wants a top notch instructor, Mark´s your guy.´

Robbie Hood, Ardrossan

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Robbie Hood, Ardrossan


Thanks, Mark, it´s been a pleasure. You can have a laugh but always stay focused and get everything done safely and correctly. I would recommend you to anyone looking to take driving lessons - and I passed first time with just one fault!

Jennifer King, Largs

Thank you for everything, Mark! Couldn´t have done it without all your hard work. So pleased!

Lauren Rowe, Greenock

I´m so delighted to have passed my extended test to regain my driving licence. You were a brilliant instructor, Mark. Thank you so much.

Jack Kerr, West Kilbride

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Jack Kerr, West Kilbride


Thrilled to have passed my test at the first attempt. It was all thanks to Mark for his excellent tuition. He was very patient and an all-round good guy.

Connor Wallace, Ayr

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Connor Wallace, Ayr


Mark is a cheerful, laid-back guy. I qualified first time with Mark and I wouldn´t have picked anyone else. Thanks, Mark! I really enjoyed it And I couldn´t have done it without you. I´m getting a VW Polo next week - and I can´t wait!

Natasha Scott, Ayr

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Natasha Scott, Ayr


Thank you so much for all your time - and patience! Couldn´t have done this without all of your help! Thanks again for everything you have done!

Alexander Allan, Kilwinning

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Alexander Allan, Kilwinning


I can´t thank you enough, Mark. I couldn´t have done it without you. It still hasn´t sunk in. This is life-changing. I´ve never been so nervous, man!

Paul Irwin, Kilbirnie

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Paul Irwin, Kilbirnie


Thank you so much, man! Words cannot describe how happy I am right now and I´ll put that down to your teaching! T´was a pleasure! And I´m still stunned I passed first time - with just three faults!

Julie McClymont, West Kilbride

I feel absolutely amazing! I passed with just one fault! And, yes Mark, I would definitely recommend you - the test was probably easier than one of your lessons! I liked the way you teach, making me ready for all roads. I now feel I could safely drive anywhere, while some of my friends who have passed are still nervous about driving.

Ryan Hood, Ardrossan

Just want to thank you for all the time and help you put in for me mate. It´s very much appreciated. I couldn´t have done it without you so thanks again for everything and for making me a better driver.

Stuart Anderson, Pt Glasgow

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Stuart Anderson, Pt Glasgow


I thoroughly enjoyed driving under

tuition from Mark! A great guy, a great instructor with great banter. Mark knew exactly what needed to be worked on and helped make my weaknesses strengths. Thanks to this, I passed first time - and it was all down to the help and tuition from Mark. Thank you!

David Low, Ayr

Friendly, professional and patient. Mark knew exactly what was needed to get me through my test. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a driving instructor.

Denni Partepilo, Prestwick

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Denni Partepilo, Prestwick


Very nerve racking but totally worth it! Thank you, Mark, for teaching me everything. I will always be grateful. I can´t thank you enough for all your time, help and patience in teaching me to drive and in giving my confidence a huge boost. Thank you from the heart :) You are the best!

Iqra Saleem, Wemyss Bay

I never knew there could be such a good driving instructor. The thing I liked about Mark was that he could tell me what type of person I am just by looking at my drive! I will really miss having you to instruct me, and tell me that what I´m calling an anti-grip surface is actually anti-skid!!! Lol!!! It was a pleasure having you as a teacher.

Kathryn Burton, Fairlie

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Kathryn Burton, Fairlie


Really enjoyed learning under Mark's tuition. It was good fun and I learnt so much. I don't think I could have felt better prepared for my test. Would definitely recommend Mark to anybody wishing to learn to drive. Will actually miss driving under his guidance. Thanks so much Mark! :D x

Matthew Robertson, Ayr

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Matthew Robertson, Ayr


Thanks for everything you have done for me, Mark. And for being so patient with me. Best instructor in Ayrshire and everyone should use you to learn to drive! Thanks again, Matthew.

Angie Fraser-Moore, Seamill

Over the moon to pass today, just a few weeks before the imminent arrival of my second child! I just can´t thank Mark enough for his dedicated support and immense driving guidance. He enabled me to feel confident and competent to start driving with two kids in tow. Mark brings such a wide spectrum of life experience to his drive that you will struggle to find a more competent and gifted teacher - not to mention the fantastic banter and unforgettable one-liners thrown into the bargain! Thanks again, Mark, really enjoyed the journey :)

Andrew Ashley, Isle Of Arran

I found my experience of learning with Mark great. He was calm and gave me clear explanation when I was driving. He has a very good understanding of your driving capability as well. I would happily recommend Mark to anyone learning to drive.

Alasdair Eaddy, Beith

I couldn't recommend Mark highly enough. Being a little older than most learners I was a bit nervous of learning, but I was put at ease straight away. Mark's very relaxed, calm attitude made it a pleasure to learn. Really nice bloke and a great teacher.

Robert Ridland, Ayr

I would like to say I´m very happy to have passed and I would like to thank you for the excellent tuition.

Liam Robinson, Inverkip

There are certainly worse ways to spend a few hours. Mark provides quality teaching with quality banter. Not only did I get my licence, I also went home with a few stories to tell. And I passed with just one fault.

Marina Wilson, Beith

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Marina Wilson, Beith


I would happily recommend you as you have been a great teacher, the skills that you teach are life skills and very helpful. Thanks for all your help. Safe driving.

Stephen Smith, Saltcoats

Having not had a lesson in 12 years, I was keen to get my driving licence before I got any older but nervous about going through the whole process again. With Mark's knowledge and patience, I was quickly able to enhance my driving skills which gave me even more confidence when sitting the test. He is also a really nice guy, which made the lessons more enjoyable and less stressful. Can't thank Mark enough and highly recommend him.

Ross Irwin, Largs

Learning to drive with Mark was a thoroughly enjoyable experience in a very relaxed environment. I can safely say that, without him, I wouldn´t be the driver I am today.

Cameron Reid, Ardrossan

I´m glad that I chose Mark as my instructor. His methods made me a confident driver and also made me relax and enjoy my driving. I would recommend him to anyone learning to drive as he helped me to pass my test with only two driver errors.

Alistair Grant, Ardrossan

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Alistair Grant, Ardrossan


Mark has been a great instructor. I'm glad I chose to drive with Mark as his teaching techniques and patience helped me to pass first time. I would recommend Mark to anyone.

Adrian Loughlin, Gourock

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Adrian Loughlin, Gourock


Learning with Mark was brilliant, his teaching technique was highly effective for me.

His encouragement gave me the confidence to go to test and pass first time.

Thanks, Mark :)

Kerry Devlin, Prestwick

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Kerry Devlin, Prestwick


I was delighted to pass first time and would recommend Mark due to his patience and excellent training methods.

I´m so proud, I´m the first person in my family to pass first time.

And I just bought a car - woo!!!

Callum Anderson, Port Glasgow

Passing first time, after just over 40 hours of instruction, speaks for itself.

I can now drive to a strong standard with plenty of confidence.

I recommend Mark because everything was successful under his tuition.

David Haughton, Saltcoats

I'm glad I chose to learn to drive with Mark. His patient and encouraging teaching helped me to pass my Test with only three driver faults.

Thanks again for all your help, Mark!

Joe Freeburn, Gourock

Learning to drive with Mark has made me a competent and confident driver, as well as a more confident person. Mark is a pleasure to spend time with and is very in-depth with his teaching which shows in me passing with just two driver faults. I would highly recommend Mark as an instructor, as his calm and measured approach toward everything in life really rubs off on you.

Been a pleasure, thanks again Mark. A happily qualified driver :-)

Jennifer Stillie, Ayr

I passed 1st time (this year!) with only 2 faults thanks to Mark. Thanks again for helping me finally get through it!

Fiona Douglas, Largs

I´d just like to say thanks for your instructing - which was very helpful and memorable for a life-long skill.

Jamie Thomson, Ayr

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Jamie Thomson, Ayr


I think you were a great instructor who has made me a confident driver!

Laura Gall, Ayr

I am so glad I chose to learn with Mark as he helped me to pass my test with only three faults.

He is a patient and encouraging instructor and so easy to get along with.

I would recommend Mark to anyone learning to drive. Thanks again, Mark, for all your help!

Luke Crighton, Ayr

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Luke Crighton, Ayr


Thanks to Mark, I am ecstatic about passing my driving test first time and with only two faults! He helped me to relax and enjoy my driving all the way through to test. I would recommend Mark to anyone wishing to learn to drive.

John Lodge, Greenock

Over the moon at getting my licence! Mark and his AA teaching methods were brilliant and have given me real confidence as a new, young driver.

PS: Don´t think I´ve stopped smiling all day!

Nicola Kelly, Saltcoats

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Nicola Kelly, Saltcoats


I would highly recommend Mark as an instructor for any new learner as I have thoroughly enjoyed being taught by him. He taught everything to the highest possible standard and made lessons enjoyable. I would not have picked anyone else. Thanks for everything Mark - and for putting up with me! If it wasn´t for Mark, I would never have been so calm going into the test so that I was able to pass FIRST TIME!

Emma Craig, Kilwinning

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Emma Craig, Kilwinning


Thanks to Mark, I passed my driving test first time!

I would highly recommend Mark, as he was fully committed to teaching me all I needed to know and answering any questions I had regarding driving.

Thank you very much, Mark!!

ASHLEIGH WATSON, AYR

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ASHLEIGH WATSON, AYR


I highly recommend Mark, because he is a brilliant instructor and very easy to get along with. I'm so glad that I chose Mark as I was extremely nervous. He encouraged me and helped boost my confidence. If I didn't understand something, he would go over it until I understood perfectly. I couldn't be more grateful to Mark for helping me pass first time! Thank you so much, Mark. I couldn't have picked a better instructor.

Liam Simpson, West Kilbride

I highly recommend Mark because he is a fantastic instructor and a top guy.

I am so happy that it was Mark I chose to learn with because from the beginning I felt at ease and was not nervous.

Mark´s instruction was encouraging, helpful and patient - and I passed in just eight weeks!

Peter Callaghan, West Kilbride

I cannot recommend Mark highly enough. He is fantastic value for money, patient and highly reliable - I would definitely recommend him.

I am really pleased with the service I received. Mark was reliable and always on time, never cancelling a lesson. He was extremely helpful when it came to revising for my theory test and always willing to answer any questions I had. Mark chose varied routes for my lessons which provided me with further experience and built my confidence. This allowed me to book my test sooner, rather than later, and I passed first time!





For Driving lessons with a professional instructor in Greenock, Gourock, Largs, West Kilbride, Saltcoats, Ardrossan, Stevenston, Prestwick, Ayr and all surrounding areas
Mark Grundy School Of Motoring
 07767 018675
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