Rio Driving School

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Had my first lesson with Roy and for the whole 2 hours he was really helpful and made me feel comfortable for my first lesson.
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My first lesson with Roy was fantastic. Roy made me feel comfortable whilst teaching me plenty of important pointers. As I have had instructors in the past, Roy has demonstrated an efficiency with assessing my diving abilities and identifying the areas I needed to improve on. I would highly recommend this instructor.
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Passed my test today; first time with two minors all thanks to my amazing instructor Gary Bennett. I started with no previous experience and it took around 4 months to get up to test standard. Gary was exceptional; really knowledgeable and most importantly patient! He gave me the knowledge and the confidence I needed to pass and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. & on a personal note from me, I honestly mean every word and really appreciate all your hard work Gaz, I will be in touch over the coming days to arrange pass plus, just going to take the weekend to celebrate haha.
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Gary has converted me from a very nervous driver to someone who drives with confidence, no anxiety and energy. When I first started my lessons I struggled to get up to high speeds, navigate roundabouts and hill starts. Non of these things are an issue for me and my achievement of passing with only five minors in my opinion would not have been possible without Gary’s support, patience and guidance.
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Had two double lessons with Roy so far. His help me a lot with the nerves and made the driving fun, would highly recommend for a new driver. Review received from Leah A.
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Roy has helped me massively with my confidence behind the wheel, he is very friendly and professional and has helped me to improve. I am very pleased with the quality of lessons that he provides! Highly recommend. Review received from Laura V.
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Gary is very relaxing and makes you feel completely comfortable while learning to drive. He makes you feel at ease and confident when learning, which makes a massive difference. I only had around 20+ hours of driving and gained only 3 driver faults while sitting my test. I would highly recommend Gary as he is a fab instructor and a genuine, down to earth person.
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I had my first driving lesson with Sarbjit (Roy) yesterday. After having 2 previous instructors from other driving companies, I am already at ease and less nervous. Looking forward to more lessons. Thank you Roy.
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Review received from Aaran S- Was a very good first lesson, was comfortable and felt confident. Sarbjit was very clear with instructions.
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My driving test was an experience that was made much easier through the lessons I had with Gary from Rio. I found every lesson very enjoyable and was taught all the skills required to pass first time. The guidance and advice received during lessons made everything much easier to understand and helped me make the right decision in different situations. Through the use of mock tests I could experience what the real test would feel like and I felt very prepared for it as the feedback that was given was a way of helping me improve and highlighted what the examiner was looking for in every situation. I would highly recommend Gary from Rio as from my own experience the long and stressful task of learning to drive can be made very enjoyable and a lot easier through having such an good and well experienced instructor by your side every step of the way. The driving skills learnt will be with you for the rest of your time on the road and best learned from Gary at Rio.
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My experience as a student of RIO driving school has been an extremely positive one. Lessons are well structured to optimise progress whilst maintaining what has been learnt in previous lessons. Instruction, when required, is always clear and the lessons are conducted in such a manner that keeps driving as safe as possible, even when encountering unfamiliar scenarios whilst on the road. Once I started becoming more confident and gained experience as a driver, my instructor gradually decreased the frequency of prompts, resulting in improvements to my decision making and awareness. During and after lessons my instructor helps me to self-evaluate and identify both the positives and the aspects of my driving which could be improved upon, allowing me to become a more confident, and therefore safer, driver. Overall, lessons are meticulously structured in order to maximise learning and improvement so that the pupil becomes as good a driver as they can possibly be, but are also designed to ensure safety for both instructor and pupil at all times. This makes for a fantastic learning experience overall, with which I am very pleased and would no doubt recommend to anyone interested in learning to drive in the near future.
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Rio has really helped me to develop as a young driver and gain in confidence when driving and in preparing me for driving once I've passed my test. They do this in a calm and caring way and take you through at your own pace and take you through your mistakes and make sure that you improve from them.
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Had an amazing instructor Sarah. She supported me with the drive and also made me feel relaxed while I was driving. I am happy that I passed with her help.
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Sarah is an excellent driving instructor, she not only covers the technical side of driving but explains how it can affect real life situations by using her own experience. She gives me opportunity as a nervous driver to understand all that I am doing and this has really brought up my confidence! I would recommend her to everyone!
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Sarah from Rio has helped my driving leaps and bounds. Her calm, clear and fin instructions mean I'm more confident and comfortable with my driving than ever and I actually look forward to them each week!
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Sarah is a very patient instructor who is very informative. I am a slow learner and she makes me feel comfortable even if I go wrong. When I do go wrong, Sarah explains exactly where I went wrong so I know what I should have done.
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Sarah my instructor always makes me feel comfortable on my lessons as I was really nervous to start my driving and she's made the whole experience enjoyable.
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Rio has been really helpful whilst I've been learning to drive. My instructor Sarah has been amazing with the constructive criticism which has helped me improve a lot. I'd recommend Rio to anyone.
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Such a great understanding company. I am really enjoying my experience with Rio.
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Driving instructor Chris is very patient and understanding with me being a new learner driver, he always asks questions and is very clear with what we are learning each lesson and ensures I understand what to do. So far my lessons have had no problems and have been consistent.
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Gary is a good teacher with a lot of patience and he will learn you everything you need to know to pass your test. Before the end of every lesson he will tell you where your going wrong and things you need to improve to make you a better driver. He’s also a genuine nice bloke and I appreciate the time and effort he invested in me.
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Helpful and provided confidence and patience to a first time driver.
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Review received from Ed C- Roy is a very good instructor, I hope I passed my exam with him!
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Highly recommended I done mine with Paul he's a great bloke made me feel comfortable, I got along with him really well.
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I chose Gary because he was recommended to me be a work college. He was a brilliant instructor. He was so reassuring and patient when I didn't have the best of days, he was flexible with days and times and we also planned weeks in advance to make life easier as I work full time. If it wasn't for Gary teaching me the safe and right way to drive I don't think I could have succeeded. I would highly recommend Gary. Thank you so much for the help!
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