These are just a small sample of the many  reviews John has received from

his many happy customers

Superb instructor
I came to John with very little driving experience but passed my test first time of asking thanks to his great tuition. John is a knowledgeable, patient, engaging and talented driving instructor. He was always accommodating to my schedule, gave excellent advice about driving and preparing for the test, and provided clear instructions on the road. John gives emphasis to driving safely and efficiently and I would, without hesitation, recommend anyone learning to drive to use his services. 

Learn the right way


Before taking lessons at Parkside I had tried two different instructors with poor results and feared that I may by one of those long suffering ‘non-driving’ adults.  After two lessons with John I had surpassed anything I had learned in my previous instructions and began to ‘believe’.  He is patient, relaxed but also a true professional who wants to ensure that his students are driving correctly, confidently and safely.
I would have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone who is interested in learning to drive the right way and by way of endorsement I recently attempted my driving test for the first time….and passed! Thanks John!



I had already tried other instructors before finding John. He is easily the best (and most patient) instructor I have used. Within a few lessons, I was driving my own car and beginning to feel confident on the road, I could not recommend John highly enough.  His attention to safety and careful driving remains with you after every lesson. Excellent.


I had never even sat in the driver’s side of a car before I took lessons with John. He thought me everything in an easy manner with common sense advice. He remained very patient which help as I was an extremely nervous driver. He managed to explain to me in a style I understood. His safe & careful driving has stayed with me. I passed my test first time and I would strongly recommend Parkside.

First Class Instruction


I found John to be an excellent  and patient instructor, his professionalism and easy manner made the whole experience stress free and a lot easier than I imagined.  John’s common sense advice and instruction style make him an excellent choice for anyone and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.


Highly Recommended!


I came to John with a full licence but without driving for 8 years. Probably the worst combination for any instructor, I’d been taught by someone else, had picked up my own bad habits, and had not driven for ages!  I was so impressed with the patience, advice and common sense approach that John  has which got me back driving.


Great Instructor


I had a couple of lessons and pre-tests with John.  He made me feel at ease even though I was an inexperienced driver.  I felt my driving and confidence improved greatly after each lesson with him.  He made some valid judgements on my driving and thanks to him, I passed my test.


Parkside = 5 stars


John is an excellent instructor who really helped put my nerves at ease when I first started driving.   I found his teaching style very effective and I felt it was very easy to learn from him.  He is also very professional.  I faced different tasks each week while driving and really enjoyed learning to drive.  Thanks to John I now feel competent and confident on the road.  I would strongly recommend Parkside to anyone learning to drive, especially if they are just starting out and are nervous.