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Previous Career:

John Lewis Partnership for many years, as Dept head and in many other leadership and training roles. Bell School of languages as English teacher, and business generator. Arthur Rank Hospice as retail manager and trainer.

Driving Experience:

Unblemished driving record since 1980

Most Memorable Moment:

Apart from getting married and the birth of my three children (had to get that in for self-preservation!), probably scoring 2 goals in 30 seconds for Cambridge Schoolboys in the 2nd round of the ESFA trophy at the Cambridge United stadium, back in the day!

Teaching Vehicle:

Vauxhall Corsa


Film – Back To The Future; who doesn’t love a time travel film with a Chuck Berry soundtrack!
Food – A good Sunday roast, Indian curries (wimp out after Madras level!). Not averse to a juicy medium rare steak. Ice cream by the bucket-load, crème brulees or pannacotta for dessert.
Music – Wide musical taste; everything from Abba to punk rock. Fave bands/artists: Oasis, Stereophonics, Muse, Beatles, Stones, Chuck Berry, Abba, Bastille, Pistols, Status Quo, George Ezra, Katie Melua, Adele and many more. I’m also learning the guitar, so I empathise with what it’s like to be a student!
Car – My first, a gold 1972 Vauxhall Viva, or the Aston Martin DB9 I drove at a race circuit in Leicestershire a couple of years ago. What a ride!

What Our Pupils Say

  • "Thank you to Phil Orvis. I could not have asked for a better teacher! I passed first time due to his unending patience and support"

    Clare Hancock
    Clare Hancock
  • "Philip was a fantastic instructor. His great knowledge and expertise helped me a great deal in passing my practical driving test. I highly recommend Philip to anybody who is in need of an instructor"

  • "Both Phil and Geoff are great instructors, I highly recommend them! I feel like I can be a confident driver now that I have passed my test, thanks to their great tuition"

  • Congratulations Katherine!

  • Congratulations Heinrich!

  • "Thanks again Phil! So happy to have that weight off my shoulders and looking forward to independent driving now" "I really responded to Phil’s style of coaching. He created a calm atmosphere during lessons and explained the reasoning behind instructions clearly, enabling me to learn quickly. So thankful to have had Phil as my instructor"

    Stacey Jamieson
    Stacey Jamieson
  • “Phil was very patient with me and believed in me. He understood my situation at home and guided me as to where I went wrong, and helped me to perform to the best of my ability”.

    Jess Walker
    Jess Walker
  • Congratulations to Kate Crawley, a student at Hills Rd Sixth Form College in Cambridge. With just two minor faults Kate was a model of concentration and determination and her examiner described her drive as “very tidy”  Well done Kate!

    Kate Crawley
    Kate Crawley
  • “Getting my UK driving licence on my first test required an intelligent instructor like Phil, who can determine the weak points of the candidate. Thank you again Phil.”

    Alba Alayat
    Alba Alayat
  • “Phil taught me very well. English is my second language, and he was careful to keep his instruction clear and easy for me to understand. Thank you Phil!”


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Pledge to Pupil:

I have a passion for teaching and have taught or trained my teams and individuals throughout my working life. I get a great deal of pleasure in helping people to achieve their goals, and would be delighted to help you to achieve yours. From me, I can promise professionalism and dedication to the task of enabling you to drive. I believe that people learn best when their teacher cares about them, listens to them, and when student and teacher enjoy their work. My style is warm, friendly and fun. I will help you by establishing with you how best you learn and by working hard with you to deliver the skills and experience you will need to pass your driving test, to become a safe and competent driver and unlock the freedom of the open road. I look forward to meeting you!

Postcodes Covered:

CB1 CB2 CB3 CB4 CB5 CB21 (Fulbourn, Teversham only) CB22 CB23 CB24 CB25 (Cottenham, Landbeach, Waterbeach, Horningsea only) PE27 PE28 (Fenstanton only)

Towns Covered:

Cambridge, Fulbourn, Teversham, Cottenham, Landbeach,  Waterbeach, Horningsea, Fenstanton, and surrounding areas


Pay as you go – £30.00 per hour.

Special Offers

How about a try before you buy deal?

In the unlikely event you’re not completely happy with your first hours tuition with us. We will refund your lesson fee!

How about a block booking discount?

10 hours for £280.00
Saving of up to £90.00 over the length of the average course.

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