Alan Pontet has been driving since 1973, and all his working life has involved driving. After 16 years of commercial driving, he qualified as an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) and has been teaching the subject full–time since. He is currently graded B — the second highest grade awarded by the DVSA as the regulator of driving instructor standards.
Alan lives in Crawley, and offers driving instruction within an approximately 12 mile radius.
Alan welcomes all standards of driver, from complete beginners to those wishing to improve their driving techniques.
He offers flexible booking arrangements and a range of payment options. 1 hour, 1½ hour and 2 hour lessons are available.
Bringing to you the benefits from his experience in commercial driving combined with his teaching experience, Alan’s technique puts you at the centre of your learning, enabling you to develop at your own rate and to make decisions about your course and your qualifying test appointments — see Benefits to You.
Alan encourages you to see learning to drive as development of skills for life, especially in safe sharing of the road environment. He explains how and why we drive the way we do, including how we identify, assess, and manage risk associated with driving road vehicles. He further helps you by explaining in simple ways how cars work, and how they are likely to behave on the road depending upon how we drive them.
Alan Pontet offers driving lessons in Crawley including Pease Pottage.
“Alan was an excellent driving instructor who was very thorough and particular in making sure all aspects of learning to drive were covered. Alan was a considered and calm person and a good teacher. I would certainly recommend him to those wanting a top–quality driving instructor.”
Edward Kemp, Raynes Park
“I came from Turkey as an experienced driver and, since I am remaining in the UK, I needed to obtain my UK Driving Licence. Alan was recommended to me by my work colleague, Eddie, whose testimonial is also on this site.
Driving in the UK is different to that in Turkey — it is more developed and a higher standard is expected both from drivers and from driving tutors. Using client–centred learning skills, Alan enabled me to develop my driving skills at my own pace and to feel that I owned and was responsible for my driving standard. He also introduced me to logical routines for some particular skills where I had struggled before. I now feel more confident driving in the UK.
Thank you, Alan!”
Fikri Bostanci, Wimbledon
To keep costs down and keep your fees realistic Alan does not employ staff. You may need to leave a voice message when you call, or you may prefer to send a text message or an email.