Rio Driving School

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17 Jul


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katie Perry (passed 03/04/2017) said:
Couldn't have hoped for a better driving instructor. Throughout all driving lessons Roy helped me to calm down . He was patient and easy to talk to! Thank you to Roy Morton. I couldn't have done it without you!
Alex Harvey (passed 27/03/2017) said:
Paul is very friendly and very helpful. He knows a lot about driving and is more than welcome to share his knowledge.
Paige Newman (passed 27/03/2017) said:
Working with Paul has been a great experience. I've grown in confidence and would recommend him to anyone looking for driving lessons. Paul put me at ease with hypnosis and I passed my driving test!
Trinity Robinson (passed 21/03/2017) said:
Rio driving school has been amazing when it came to accommodating the right instructor for my needs. I have passed my test with flying colours due to Chris's quality of learning and love for his job which really comes across in lessons. I would highly recommend the school and Chris to anyone beginning to drive! I now love driving again, it has brought me so much freedom and relived so much stress. Thank you so much Rio!
Natasha Steane (passed 22/03/2017) said:
Paul was a great driving instructor. He was very friendly and supportive right from the start. To begin with I was extremely nervous about learning to drive. However, I quickly found out that driving lessons were a lot of fun! Paul always talked to me in a calm manner, he never shouted at me even when I made a serious error. Paul has always been professional with me. He has the patience of a saint and has built my confidence. I have had a great experience, right from the beginning.
Abigail Arndol said:
When I first started my driving lessons I was really nervous. Roy (my driving instructor) was really good at explaining what we covered on the lesson and made me ease up. I look forward to having more driving lessons to build more confidence on my driving.
Rachel Saunders said:
I really enjoyed my driving lessons. I was feeling nervous to begin with but after gaining knowledge and experience I became more confident and I am now looking forward to my driving test
Daniel Mountford said:
Roy was always a pleasure to learn with. I passed my driving test first time! Thanks guys! I will definitely recommend your driving school!
Phoebe (passed on 07/03/2017) said:
Really happy with my driving instructor, I passed my test first time and would recommend Rio Driving School to anyone wanting to learn to drive. I was always made to feel at ease on every driving lesson.
Richard (passed on 17/02/2017) said:
I had absolutely no driving experience whatsoever. Roy was very patient with me. Everything was explained thoroughly to me and e got me to an excellent driving standard before I passed my driving test at the first attempt. I would highly recommend Roy for anyone looking for driving lessons.
Olivia (passed on 20/02/2017) said:
Very good driving lessons. Roy taught me a lot in excellent detail. Roy is very friendly and patient and I would definitely recommend him and Rio Driving School to all my friends.
Shanice said:
Passed my test over a year ago and wanted extra lessons to get me back on the roads. My instructor Sarah was excellent, calm, friendly, helpful and well mannered. Sarah taught me different manoeuvre techniques, some of which I could not do previously (despite already passing my test). The motorway driving was a great experience and has built my confidence to go on there independently. Thank you Sarah for helping me to build my confidence in myself and on the roads.
lee tolley said:
I had failed 2 driving tests and decided to change driving schools so I went with rio I was really nervous and never thought I'd pass but with the help off Chris and then Paul I passed with only 5 minors I would recommend rio to anybody who wants to learn to drive they are brilliant and friendly I can not fault them at all
Amy Ballinger (passed 14/04/2015) said:
The whole experience throughout my learning was absolutely great! My instructor Paul Fisher was brilliant! He's friendly, calming, helpful and so easy to get on with. Paul will make you feel comfortable and at ease, he made learning to drive fun and stress free! I would seriously recommend to anyone learning to drive especially nervous drivers, absolutely brilliant!
Reece Cotterill said:
My experience was everything I expected it to be. My driving instructor Roy was supportive, positive and will teach you everything you need to know . I would highly recommend Rio driving school to anyone with all sorts of driving experience they will pass your test
Paul Sheppard said:
After attempting to learn to drive with previous instructors (to no avail), my partner bought me a block of lessons with Paul Fisher after reading reviews of Rio online. Me and Paul hit it off instantly, he was friendly, patient and made it easy to learn, always finding an alternative method to teach me should I be struggling to pick things up. Most importantly though, learning with Paul actually made me ENJOY driving! I knew after only a few lessons that learning with Paul would lead me to finally gain my driving license. Over the next few months he helped me to improve my driving skills at a steady pace and develop the confidence I needed to be able to pass my test at my first attempt. I believe that it is due to Paul's expertise and guidance, that I have succeeded in becoming a driver - something that, at one time, I thought was never going to happen! I would highly recommend Paul and Rio to anyone who is looking to learn to drive!
Stephanie (passed 05/03/2015) said:
"My driving instructor, Roy, made me feel comfortable, when I have been in the car, as I have always been so nervous. He made me feel at ease and my driving has improved hugely as a result of this. Five Star Rating!"
Urvashi (passed 05/03/2015) said:
"Excellent instructor (Kully) - so professional and patient. He made me have confidence and taught me to a very high standard to pass the practical driving test."
Joe (passed 05/02/2015) said:
“I had a brilliant learning experience with Paul Fisher. I’ve been with x2 previous instructors, and they were very poor in comparison. I would, and will recommend Rio to any learner!”
Hanah (passed 04/02/2015) said:
“I loved being taught by Paul. I felt very at ease, especially when I started to feel nervous towards my test!”
Chloe (passed 04/02/2015) said:
“I wouldn’t have passed without Paul; such a good instructor – I would highly recommend to anybody.”
Aneeka (passed 04/02/2015) said:
“Kully has been an amazing driving instructor. He is very patient, polite, and has been a pleasure to work with. He has been very helpful and has helped me to pass my driving test first time. Thank you Kully, you’re the best! x”
Chantelle (passed 26/02/2015) said:
"Fantastic lessons and really patient. Passed first time. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Kully!!"
Ryan (passed 28/02/2015) said:
"I really enjoyed learning to drive with Rio. My instructor, Neil, was excellent and helped me pass first time."
Matt (passed 27/02/2015) said:
"Paul was a fantastic instructor. Always calm and a pleasure to drive with."
Ashley (passed 26/02/2015) said:
"Possibly one of the best instructors around. Paul taught me a lot! After a year with a different driving instructor, I still wasn't ready for a test! I recommend Paul at Rio to anyone!!"
Matty (passed 26/02/2015) said:
“I have enjoyed every single driving lesson and improved week on week and passed first time thanks to the help of Sarah”
Lucy (passed 26/02/2015) said:
"I would highly recommend having lessons with Paul at Rio as his lessons are very relaxed and he puts your mind at ease."
Alex (passed 25/02/2015) said:
“I would recommend Rio for a superb job of helping me pass my driving test and overcoming my nervousness from the beginning. I have recommended Rio to a lot of my friends all of them are getting the same results as me.”
John (passed 25/02/2015) said:
"A very good driving instructor with lots of experience which put me on the right track! Wuppy!!”
Rebecca (passed 24/02/2015) said:
“I passed my driving test first time with Paul at Rio. Highly recommended. Brilliant instructor.”
Laura (passed 21/02/2015) said:
“Kully is an excellent driving instructor. He really helped me with my nerves. I would definitely recommend Kully at Rio Driving School.”
Beth Peach said:
After learning to drive for a few years with a previous driving instructor, I made a massive improvement when I started learning to drive with Rio in both my driving and my confidence. I passed my test first time! Thank you Rio!
Ethan (passed 16/02/2015) said:
I passed my driving test first time thanks to the brilliant, relaxed and thorough tuition received through Rio. Fantastic!
Brad (passed 05/02/2015) said:
Paul Buckle from Rio made me feel at ease, was very professional, and easy-going, came highly recommended. Every lesson was an enjoyable experience. Will recommend to all!
Balpreet (passed 06/02/2015) said:
Kubir was a really good driving instructor. I am really thankful for his patience with me. I was very nervous about driving, and he put me at ease immediately and was very experienced at his job.
Erika (passed 04/02/2015) said:
I am very pleased with my instructor, Roy. He is very good at explaining all the rules and procedures. Thank you so much! I will recommend to anyone xxx
Laura (passed 07/02/2015) said:
Sarah has been patient throughout all of my lessons. She's helped me feel confident and able to drive safely
Dominic (passed 29/01/2015) said:
I was very happy with Rio Driving School. I received excellent tuition from Paul, who taught me how to drive, not just how to cope through the driving test. I would highly recommend this driving school.
Charlie (passed 9/10/2014) said:
I am so happy with this driving school! Chris has been amazing! Definitely recommend 2 lessons per week as that led me to pass 1st time! Thank you Chris and the rest of Rio!
Clare (passed 6/11/2014) said:
Enjoyable experience – which I wasn’t expecting. Can’t actually believe Chris kept me calm and taught me to drive – at my old age! Thank you so much Rio!
Ellyn (passed 22/10/2014) said:
Friendly and enjoyable driving lessons with a kind driving instructor who really helped me to build up my confidence as a driver.
Marcela (passed 12/09/2014) said:

I feel very privileged to join the group of learners who passed their driving test first time, as only 4 or 5 people in every 10 come out with a Pass Certificate first time round.

My previous driving instructor had told me I was ‘unteachable’, way too nervous, tearful and insecure to make good decisions on the road. Paul Fisher rose to the challenge, asking only for two things: my trust and all the effort I could put in.

He was not intimidated by my frantic and erratic steering at roundabouts due to sheer panic. He patiently drew routes on his whiteboard, marked my hands with red pen dots if I missed a mirror check or signal, gave me directions in Spanish (my native tongue), taught me commentary driving techniques and used hypnosis therapy to help me build the skills needed for driving safely.

He showed me how, where and when to move the car in as many ways possible until I got it, like only true teachers do. This Certificate is just as much an achievement on my part as it is on his. Without his infinite patience, vision, imagination and resolve, I would have been forever bound to a passenger seat.

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