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Rio Driving School

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Gary is a good instructor, patient and knows what he's doing. If you mess up he won't make a big deal out of it and keeps composed. He's a good instructor and taught me how to drive more confidently.
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I could not recommend Gary enough. Gary is easy to get along with and extremely supportive. He helped me overcome my nervousness and made me feel at ease and confident while also pushing me to be the best and safest driver I could be. Couldn't have passed first time without his patience and guidance.
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“Having tried with a previous instructor prior to Gary, it was a refreshing experience having someone down to earth who was teaching you and chucked you straight in to actually driving. My first lesson I had done more with Gary than I had in 3 hours with my previous instructor.
Gary was very helpful throughout the lessons and answered any questions I had, no matter how silly they may have seemed to be. Also, considering the situation with COVID and the effect this has had on waiting times for booking the practical driving test, Gary continued to support and encourage me to continue despite failing on my first attempt, and didn’t use the waiting period as an excuse to get more unnecessary lessons out of me. He acknowledges when you are ready and I felt very comfortable trusting his opinion on this.
Overall, a very easy to get along with, down to earth person who makes the whole process of learning how to drive one that does not feel like an ordeal and instead an experience. Very useful especially for people like me who get very nervous and anxious in test situations.”
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I recently passed my test after having driving lessons with Jonathan. He was very patient with me during my whole driving experience and improved my confidence massively. I will definitely be recommending him to friends and family. Thank you Jonathan.
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A very good driving instructor, learned everything I needed and had good support from my instructor. Easy to talk to and got on well, was calm and useful when pointing out errors or giving advice. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn to drive to learn with Gary.
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Very good instructor learnt very quickly, great at answering and explaining any questions I had. Very friendly, good to talk to and I always felt safe while learning. Glad to have passed my test with Gary, would definitely recommend to a friend.
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I have been fortunate enough to have lessons with Paul from Rio Driving school. He has been outstanding. I can’t recommend him highly enough. Calm. Professional. Reassuring. Skilled. Patient. Truly brilliant experience. Thank you!
Paul helped me overcome my fear and anxiety which stemmed from an accident over 10years ago. I was terrified to get in the car. But with his help and tuition I am now not only more competent than I have ever been. But somehow I am confident and actually enjoy driving. I highly recommend Paul and Rio to anyone who wants to learn, improve or increase their confidence. Thank you Paul!
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I cannot recommend Paul at Rio Driving school highly enough. He is calm, reassuring and professional. He not only tailored and focused the lessons to my personal needs but worked really well with me to help build my confidence in a safe and professional way.

I hold a driving license but after having had an accident 10years ago I hadn't driven and was incredibly anxious to be behind the wheel again after so long. He communicates clearly, he is calm and reassuring and ultimately improved my confidence and competence far more than I could have hoped in a short amount of time. I give Paul 10/10 and thoroughly recommend him and Rio driving school to anybody who wants to feel safe and confident behind the wheel. Thank you so much Paul - truly grateful for all your help!
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I had Jonathan since my 17th birthday last year as my instructor. From day 1 he was a lovely instructor, sitting in a car with a stranger is always awkward but Jonathan made it feel like you’d known each other years and you instantly relax. He’d always reassure you when you’d make a mistake that it doesn’t matter and how to avoid/correct it in the future. Due to COVID I’ve only just been able to take my test and passed first time due to the quality of Jonathans teaching, if you aren’t confident in something he’ll go over it until you’re happy to move on. I enjoyed each one of my lessons and will miss my Saturday mornings driving . I would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone learning to drive.
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Had a lesson with Roy and he is a very good instructor. Passed my driving test today with thanks and help from my driving instructor Roy. Thank you very much. Highly recommended.
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My instructor Roy was the driving force behind my success today. I am beyond please with my lessons. I got constant encouragement when I did well and endless lectures when it didn't go too well. In all was a great experience with him and would definitely recommend to others.
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Very good instructor learnt very quickly form the start with brewing confidence and always felt safe. Easy to talk to and enjoyed my time learning with Rio would recommend to all my friends and happy that I have passed my test with Garry.
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Jonathan was a fantastic driving instructor, really friendly always made me feel calm, his ways of teaching were really good, I looked forward to every lesson with him. Jonathan was just as nervous as me taking my test and felt like I really made him proud passing first time! Would highly recommend Jonathan to everyone.
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I was extremely nervous about starting my driving lessons. Having had my first lesson with Roy this anxiety has gone! He was very patient, understanding and friendly. I have learnt a lot already.
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Sarbjit is a Great instructor, explains everything thoroughly and clearly. Highly recommend.
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Rio driving school is the best driving school ever. Thank God I passed my test from the first attempt. My instructors Seema and Peter are brilliant. They are so patient, respectful and professional. Definitely I recommend Rio driving school for everyone. Thank you sooo much.
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It is the best driving school ever. My instructors Seema and Peter are brilliant. They are so professional and patient. Definitely I recommend Rio driving school to everyone.Thank you sooo much.
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Thank you for your u tube routes my daughter had lessons in Stafford and we thought she would take her test in Stafford but with COVID we could only get featherstone . We did not know featherstone or Wolverhampton. But we used your routes to get to know the area and she passed last week. Thank you so much for putting the routes on line she would not have passed with out us doing the routes to get to know the area.
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I have had a fair few lessons with instructor John now and have made noticeable progress in less than 10 lessons, where I had 26 previously. John is a great instructor for anxious drivers and makes everything crystal clear. Having a good laugh while learning, really puts you at ease and boosts your confidence behind the wheel.
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My teacher is John and he's really helped me get comfortable behind the wheel and pointed out my strengths and weaknesses and what I need to work on next lesson. I highly recommend to other learner drivers.
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Had my first Driving lesson today with John, and must say after initially feeling really nervous it wasn't long before John made me feel at ease, comfortable and confident. Thank you for making my first lesson enjoyable. I would highly recommend.
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Ive had my first few driving lessons with john and hes a wonderful instructor who made me so calm and comfortable from the moment i got in the car. If u r anxious about driving, I cant recommend him enough!!!
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I have had a few lessons with Roy so far, very informative and enjoyable.
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It was simple to book a lesson and Chris has been giving me patient and excellent instruction, building up my knowledge and confidence at a pace I’m comfortable with. I’m excited to keep learning and would definitely recommend this school!
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My teacher is John and he's really helped me get comfortable behind the wheel and pointed out my strengths and weaknesses and what I need to work on next lesson. I highly recommend to other learner drivers.
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