"I have lived and studied in five different countries across three continents but I can honestly say that Pat is, by far, one of the best instructors I have ever met. He is calm, patient, pedagogical, challenging yet easy-going but, most importantly, he is extremely entertaining, which always helps when you are stuck in a car for two hours with someone! I went from knowing nothing about driving to being a calm and skilled driver within just a few weeks. I still don’t understand how he did it! I could not recommend him enough."
"Pat is a really great driving instructor! He taught me everything I needed to know at a pace that suited me and was always very flexible about my driving lessons, when I needed him to be. He has a way of explaining things that makes complicated things seem clear and easy to understand and always made me feel very comfortable behind the wheel. I enjoyed every step of the way and was always able to have a good laugh while I learnt. I am ecstatic to have passed first time and am under no doubt as to the benefits of doing it with someone who guided and supported me every step of the way through my driving lessons. I have recommended Pat as a driving instuctor to all my friends and would definitely suggest to anyone looking for driving lessons on Oxford to call Pat's driving school before calling anyone else!"
- Matt Harrison
"Driving lessons in Oxford with Pat, as my driving instructor has been a fantastic experience. I took my driving lessons alongside my university studies, which I thought might be a problem but Pat and Kate were very good at finding mutually convenient slots for my driving lessons. As for the driving lessons themselves, Pat as my driving instructor has a knack for making you feel at ease at the wheel from the very start. His deep knowledge of the road and his love of teaching come across so well that you know that you can rely on him even when facing the really challenging situations that crop up on the road. The driving lessons with Pat, you work as a genuine partnership: his commitment to dialogue and making joint decisions meant that I could progress at my own pace and within my zones of comfort, but also always rely on his honest expert advice. Working with Pat, I went from being a complete novice to passing my test first time in just over 3 months. Needless to say, his driving school comes highly recommended!"
- Tim Holden
"I wanted to say a huge thank you to your driving school for getting me through my learner driver experience. I would like to write a note for your website testimonials:"Pat as a driving instructor has the best sense of humour that has made learning to drive a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Booking driving lessons with Kate was seamless even when freak snow threatened to hinder my progress! I felt so ready for my test when the time came and I really appreciated Pat's realistic and calming attitude throughout my driving instruction."So thanks again, I wish you both and your driving school all the best and I hope you finally got your back gate fixed :)"
- Helen Charlett
"Driving nowadays is a life-skill, whether to get to a job or to visit the relatives on the other side of the country, and I would highly recommend learning this essential skill with Pat as your driving instructor. I found Pat to be a genuinely nice and pleasant person, who remained calm, patient and reassuring throughout the driving lessons. I have friends who took years to learn to drive with other driving instructors, but Pat had me passing my test for the first time in months. Thanks Pat!"
- Sibgha Salim
"Pat is an excellent driving instructor. He is very calm and collected during lessons and his friendly manner is engaging and relaxing. Pat took me through to successful test and I plan to do the Pass Plus scheme with him also. I have already recommended his driving school to friends and will continue to do so"
- Dr James Patterson, 29, Oxford
"Having never driven before Pat had a huge task, he was patient, very honest and tough. As a driving instructor he really cares about his students and wants them to be really good drivers. He will not tell you something just for the sake of it, and will not try to get you to do anything you are not ready to do. He is also funny and has a great sense of humour I enjoyed taking my driving lessons with him. Kate his lovely wife is also great; dealing with all the bookings you could always twist her arm if you need a favour. Best pare around. Would recommend Pat and his driving school to anyone who wants to learn how to drive novice or not"