Mike Paulin

Coming from the UK I have more than 25 years of driving experience in a range of varying weather conditions including freezing fog, black ice, snow, flooding, and strong wind conditions. I have also had experience of a lot of different road surfaces and driving in many different European countries, with varying road standards.

I have also gained a great deal of knowledge from the previous driving school I worked with, as they ran a proactive driving course, with lectures from an ex-police crash investigator and us as instructors delivering the practical course to the students under his guidance. I have since also received training at my current driving school from an ex-police driver trainer.

In my lessons, I try to use my knowledge and experience to explain to the students, why they should drive safely, read the road layout, and that signage is there for a reason. How to position the vehicle on the road, adjust there speed to suit the conditions, hazards, and awareness of others. I also actively encourage commentary driving and have found this really focuses students.

I have had a lot of students who have come to me from other driving schools, and a lot have told me they have learned more in one lesson with me than they have in 5+ lessons with there previous instructor. I've earned a reputation with my current driving school of having the ability to help students with disabilities and learning difficulties pass their tests. I have a good rate of referrals from passed students and parents, and a good pass rate for first time passes.

I teach students to drive for life, not just to pass their tests.

Reviews 5 Star Rating


Mike started Elijah's driving journey with him back in Oct 21.
Elijah wasn't a confident driver to begin with and Mike's practical manner and knowledge was exactly what he needed. Mike instilled good, practical driving tactics that I can still see Elijah using. He even quotes Mike sometimes!
Elijah had 13 lessons all up with Mike and even though as a parent I worry about him driving alone I am confident that Mike is still in Elijah's mind, prompting him!
We 100% recommend Mike as a driving instructor. He is knowledgeable, practical, friendly, approachable, gives honest feedback and knows exactly what he's doing and you can rest assured you are being taught the best driving practices.

Thanks Mike! Hoping your available when it's time for child #2 to start learning to drive.

Jackie & Elijah Guy


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