Colin Pullen (Automatic)


Tadworth, Surrey

Driving lessons areas covered

RH1, RH2

Redhill, Reigate


Training vehicle

Toyota Ysris Cross Hybrid Automatic, in grey

Services offered

Automatic Driving Lessons, Refresher lessons


Driving since 1981

Instructor since 2017

Colin Pullen Automatic driving instructor Redhill

Biography - Colin Pullen driving instructor 

I have been crazy about cars for as long as I can remember. Having first got behind the wheel at the ripe old age of eleven years, (not on the road of course!) I eventually passed my driving test in 1981
aged 17 years and six days. I can still remember the look on the Examiners face as we jumped into my Cortina Mk1 1500 GT. Not sure who was more scared!

My first job was with BMW, my second job was a Close Protection Security Driver and my third was a Car Valet for a Casino in Mayfair (yes you get the picture) wow I got to drive some pretty impressive cars in that job. Unfortunately the Casino saw something in me and I moved into Business Development.

Fast forward thirty years I just felt it was the right time for me to work closer to home and find a job that I actually enjoy again. I feel I have acquired many transferable skills in the different roles I have experienced and I look forward to being part of the beginning of your own journey behind the wheel.

Away from work I enjoy running, cycling, football, golf and spending time with my wife and Son Daniel. (Car mad of course!).  I can honestly say that my love for cars and driving has not diminished, and I am loving passing that on to my pupils.

Colin's Testimonials

Joanne Dungog, Redhill, Surrey

"I passed my driving test first time with the help of my instructor, Colin Pullen. He is very experienced, patient and professional. I learned not only the skills but also the discipline when you get behind the wheel. I would not be able to do it without his expertise and support. Thank you again Colin! I highly recommend Colin and Elite Driving School."

22 October 2023 Google review logo

Danny Jones, Redhill, Surrey

"Passed my driving test yesterday, first attempt! I would like to personally thank Colin he is an excellent instructor. He was very patient, friendly and always made me feel comfortable when driving he was also very easy to get a long with which helped with my confidence. If I struggled with anything, he made sure I understood what I needed to do, gave feedback on how I could improve and tried different approaches until I got it right."

20 July 2023 freeindex review

Sumanth Dupuguntla, Redhill, Surrey

"I passed my driving test today first attempt, and I want to give a big shout-out to my instructor, Colin. Colin was patient, knowledgeable, and always encouraging. Colin helped me to improve my driving skills in a safe and supportive environment. I would highly recommend Colin Pullen to anyone who is looking for a great driving instructor."

22 July 2023 freeindex review Google review logo

Chris James, Reigate, Surrey

"I had Colin as my instructor, and I couldn’t have asked for a better one, he made me feel comfortable and helped grow my confidence, explained everything clearly and as many times as needed, a caring considerate and supportive person. Passed my test first time with Colin , couldn’t recommend enough!"

13 June 2023 Google review logo

jasmine warner, Redhill, Surrey

"Had the best experience with Colin got me to pass first time with no minors! Had previously been learning with another instructor but wasn’t getting anywhere and started lessons with Colin and passed in a few months. Lessons were always so fun and he really cares about his students and getting them to pass as quickly as they are capable of."

02 May 2023 Google review logo

Sandi Suleman, Reigate, Surrey

"Colin was a great driving instructor, he was very patient and made sure I was comfortable with every aspect of driving. I would like to thank Colin and would highly recommend him to anyone."

04 March 2023 Google review logo

Jen Orchard, Redhill, Surrey

"I had Colin as my instructor. He is so calm and patient. After years of learning to drive and some pretty awful experiences with past instructors he was a breath of fresh air. I passed my test 1st time and it's life changing. I can't put into words how greatful I am. Thankyou Colin!"

12 March 2023 Google review logo

Daniella Wilson, Redhill, Surrey

"Just passed my driving test thanks to Colin Pullen!! I was lucky enough to have Colin as my instructor, he was very patient and made me feel so comfortable! A very lovely man, i highly recommend others that want to learn to drive to go with Colin at Redhill Elite driving School"

08 April 2023 Google review logo

Thom Jackson, Reigate, Surrey

"I was recommended elite driving school by a family member and I am so pleased I went with them to learn to drive. My instructor was Colin and I found the whole experience stress free and simple. Firstly, the driving school app makes communication very easy. You can track your progress which highlights what you are gaining from each lesson, and shows you what you have left to learn. This cuts out any floating around doing the same thing each week. Secondly, the approach to teaching is different to what I had heard from friends about other instructors and schools. It felt as though Colin was teaching me to drive, rather than just how to pass my test. Overall I couldn’t recommend Colin and elite driving school highly enough! If you are wanting to learn to drive in a stress free environment and feel totally supported then this is the instructor and school for you. I passed first time and am happy to drive on my own knowing that I have been taught how to drive for me, and not just how to look like I am driving safely for someone else."

15 December 2022 Google review logo

Kenichi Shibata, Horley, Surrey

"Colin is a fantastic instructor. He cares deeply about his student and treats them very well. Most instructors will work with what they have but Colin goes further. He helps with Skills and Road Discipline and also your personal anxieties and apprehension. I've had multiple driving instructors but I must say that Colin is the best instructor I had!"
"If you want to pass your test and more importantly be a safe driver for life then having Colin as your instructor is a must!"

13 October 2022 freeindex review

Ajao Abiola, Redhill, Surrey

"Do you want to pass your Driving Test? Have you been struggling to pass your test? Colin Pullen is your best bet! He will dedicate his time to ensure you pass your test in one attempt, he will also furnish you with all the information you need to pass your test.
Contact Elite driving school and request for Colin Pullen."

05 September 2022 Google review logo

Jonathan Townsend, Reigate, Surrey

"Colin, my driving instructor was attentive and well versed on all topics of driving. Any issue that we had at the beginning of my driving lessons were made clear and we were able to work on them for me to be able to pass my exam first time, with only 2 minors. A good listener and able to convey difficult manoeuvres clearly. A fantastic teacher and I’m extremely happy with the result. Thank you Colin!"

29 July 2022 Google review logo

Liliana Branco, Reigate, Surrey

"Passed my driving test with Colin after the first attempt. I couldn’t recommend him enough, Colin was always very patient and made me feel comfortable when driving. He really helped keep me calm and deal with my anxiety. Passing first time with only 2 minors ! I want to personally thank you, you have been incredible."

28 June 2022 freeindex review

Harry Petersen, Reigate, Surrey

smart"I passed my test first time with Colin after 34 hours. Colin put me at ease as I was very nervous and explained everything thoroughly and clearly. He was always on time and had excellent communication prior to lesson's. The total drive app you use to book lessons, view progress and communicate was very useful. Thanks Colin!"

20 May 2022 freeindex review us

Daniela Huggins, Reigate, Surrey

Daniela passed first time after lessons with Colin"I had an amazing time having Colin as my driving instructor! Passed my first time. Colin was very patient, enthusiastic, and always made me feel comfortable when driving. Best instructor and great service! A big thanks to him for helping me get to test standard and building up my confidence!! :)."

21 May 2019

Michael Quisio, Redhill, Surrey

"Passed my driving test today! Thanks to Elite Driving School for accomodating me on such short notice, very kind and helpful staff. I would like to personally thank Colin, my driving instructor, such an incredible instructor the attention to detail and patience that he has shown throughout our lessons is just amazing. He adapts to what level you are and slowly builds you up to an amazing driver that you can be. I highly recommend him. All the best!"

30 July 2019

Jack Darnell, Redhill, Surrey

"Colin was an excellent instructor. He was very patient, friendly and easy to get a long with. If I struggled with anything, he made sure I understood what I needed to do, gave feedback on how I could improve and tried different approaches until I got it right."

19 June 2019

Jason Ager, Kingswood, Surrey

"Just want to say thanks to Colin. He has been a brilliant teacher, and I've thoroughly enjoyed all of my lessons. He keeps calm, and explained everything really clearly. Thanks again!"

21 December 2018

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