Callum Griffin

For one reason or another I always had it in my head that I’d be a hopeless driver. On top of that, finding an instructor that I’d get along with seemed really daunting, so I pushed back learning until I really couldn’t afford to any more. Thankfully, my girlfriend recommended Alex, who’d taught her to drive, and suggested that I ask to see if he could fit me in for some lessons. This turned out to be a brilliant decision. Alex managed to make most of my nerves melt away, and learning to drive became an absolute pleasure. I had it in my head that driving instructors were intimidating, but he’s a really genuine, funny, and approachable guy who felt more like a friend than a teacher.

From the start it was clear that Alex genuinely cared about his pupils. Aside from being a fantastic instructor, he’d ask about my day and how I was doing, what frame of mind I was in, and we’d have a little chat to ease the nerves before each drive. I’d heard tales of driving instructors berating their pupils if they made an error; none of this here, if something went wrong, we’d pull over and talk honestly about it, then plan how to avoid it next time. The lessons were well planned and the perfect length. The course is set up so that you can face each obstacle voluntarily and when you believe you’re ready to do so, so there is no being pushed into attempting something you don’t think you can manage. As a once very nervous and now confident driver, I simply cannot recommend Alex enough. If you don’t live in Nottingham just move there just so you can learn with him!

Callum Griffin

Hi I'm Alex Orchiston

I'm a driving instructor in Attenborough, Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell, Long Eaton, Nottingham City, Nottingham University, Rylands, Sandiacre, Stapleford, Toton, Trowell, Wollaton and surrounding areas.

Alex Orchiston Driving School
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