Alan Pontet Driving Tuition

Driving Instructor in Crawley

Alan Pontet

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 throughout the town.

Alan welcomes all standards of driver, from complete beginners to those wishing to improve their driving techniques.

He offers flexible booking arrangements. 1 hour, 1½ hour and 2 hour lessons are available.

Bringing to you the benefits of his commercial driving and 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 a life skill, 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’s professional title is Approved Driving Instructor – a title issued by the government through the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency
  • Alan is currently Grade B, the second–highest grade awarded by the DVSA as the regulator
  • He is DBS checked


  • Alan has been driving since 1973
  • He has been teaching since 1991
  • He has 16 years commercial experience, including driving vehicles of up to 7.5 tonnes


  • Alan is patient, well–spoken, polite and friendly
  • He is a non–smoker and non–drinker
  • He does not chew gum or eat in the car

Areas Covered

Alan Pontet offers driving lessons throughout Crawley, including the new neighbourhood of Forge Wood; Alan also offers driving lessons in the new villages of Kilnwood Vale and Woodgate. Alan does not offer driving lessons in Copthorne or in that area to the east of the M23.

Availability and Bookings

  • Alan is available Mon to Fri between 10:00 and 12:30.
  • Contact direct — no call centres! See contact box on this page
  • Flexible booking arrangements to suit your diary, and whilst Alan asks for 24 hours minimum notice of changes or cancellations he tries to accommodate you anyway (see Conditions and Guarantee)
  • Lessons of 1hr, 1.5hrs, and 2hrs — see Prices
  • Discount on 10 hours bundle — see Prices
  • Service guarantee — see Conditions and Guarantee
  • Alan does not give non-stop back-to-back appointments all day, and which can make the instructor tired, reducing the safety and quality and value for the customer’s money
  • He teaches one customer at a time, not piggy–backing customers by using one customer as a taxi for another
  • Alan is self-employed and works as a sole-trader – he is not, therefore, employed by anyone else and he does not employ sub-contractors for your driving lessons. If you message Alan, Alan responds and not someone else; if you book with Alan, Alan turns up and not someone else.


Edward Kemp

“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


Fikri Bostanci

“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

Contact Alan

Phone or Text
07739 508 398

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.


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