1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL - Photo Gallery 2012
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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”.
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Fiona Conroy, Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Fiona Conroy, Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Friday 09 March 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Fiona was an absolute joy to teach and took everything on board really well. After an unfavourable result in Portlaoise, she picked herself up and followed my advice to apply again in Tullamore. I was so happy Fiona got the result she so greatly deserved and should have got 1st time around.
 
 
 
 
"Thank you so much Ray for all your help. Even after the set back I had, you gave me great confidence in my driving. I definitely wouldn't have been able to pass my test without your help and guidance, so thank you very much".         
Fiona Conroy.
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David Mazur, Ivy Wood, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.
David Mazur, 15 Ivy Wood, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.
 
Date Test Passed - Thursday 17 May 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
David was one of my EDT Students who commenced his training last October 2011. After a very unlucky result in his 1st Driving Test back in February, (he missed it by one mark) David quickly bounced back and was more than ready for today's test. Congratulations David. Well done.
 
 
 
"Thank you a lot Ray for helping me pass... Was very scared the first time i was trying to pass my driving test... but i learned what i did bad on my 1st try and passed the second time with your guide.. the videos you were showing were great." - David Mazur.
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Liam Byrne, 12 Riogard, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Liam Byrne, 12 Riogard, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Saturday 09 June 2012.
 
Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
I found Liam to be a very pleasant and polite young man who was really anxious to pass his test. Despite been very nervous, he showed great spirit and determination in wanting to succeed on his 1st attempt and I was so happy and proud when he achieved that goal today. Well done Liam.
 
 
 
 
 
"Ray, you are a legend....I'm over the moon. Can't believe I've passed 1st time out. I was very nervous in the waiting room but you told me to just relax and focus. I really needed that full licence for August and now I have it...thanks to you." 
Liam Byrne.
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Sinéad Donoghue, 112 Sliabh Rua, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
Sinéad Donoghue, Sliabh Rua, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
 
Date Test Passed - Thursday 14 June 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
When I first med Sinéad, she was just a bag of nerves as she said herself. However, she showed great determination and spirit and was willing to listen. A truly nice lady with a big heart, she deserved so much to pass her test today. Congratulations Sinéad and safe driving.
 
 
 
"Ray, I can't believe I've passed today.....I really thought I had messed things up. I was let down with another Instructor who told me I had no chance of passing the test and then I met you. You gave me great confidence and tips on how to pass and it really worked. My sister is doing her test today aswell and I wish she had you to bring her out. Thanks a lot Ray for all your help". Sinéad Donoghue.
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Darlene Lynch, Co. Offaly.
Darlene Lynch, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed - Tuesday 19 June 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Darlene contacted me just 5 days before her Driving Test and was so eager to get her full licence before heading off to Australia in August. While she had a few bad habits, Darlene was determined to break them and we got in a good few 2 hour sessions including working over the weekend until late in the evening.  I knew when she did her pre test lesson that she would pass her test 1st time out. Congratulations  Darlene.
 
"Thank you so so much for all your help, You have been a fantastic Instructor and I would highly recommend you to anyone sitting their test soon. I came to Ray just five days before my test after many other Instructors had told me that I had left it too late to do lessons and that I wouldn't pass. He had so much patience with me, we packed in a good few lessons, up until the day of the test. He gave me great ideas to remembering my manoeuvers and every aspect of my lessons were broken down to help me remember. Really lovely guy, very patient and gave me the confidence to pass my test 1st time. Thanks again Ray." - Darlene Lynch.
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Francis Schwan, 91 Castlegate, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Francis Schwan, 91 Castlegate, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Friday 22 June 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
When I first met this very polite young German man, I could never have imagined how well we could have got on. At just 17 years old, he was so determined to succeed, and today on his 1st attempt and with just a few weeks before his 18th Birthday, he passed his test. Well done Francis.
 
 
 
"Thank you so much Ray, for helping me to pass my driving test today. You gave me a lot of tips and great confidence,   during the final pre hour test. I´m really happy, that I chose you as my Driving Instructor... Vielen, Vielen Dank!!!!! ".
Francis Schwan.
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Gráinne Deegan, Derryguile, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.
Gráinne Deegan, Derryguile, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Monday 09 July 2012.
 
Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
A very shy, quiet and polite young lady was my first impression of Gráinne. She listened very well to what was been said and it really paid off. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of her great success in the spills of rain on a July morning. Well done Gráinne & Congratulations.
 
 
 
"Thank you so much Ray for helping me pass my Driving test. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. Your lessons were great and I learned so much about safe driving. The handouts and the DVD you gave me were also a great help. Again thanks very much." -  Gráinne Deegan.
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Carol Johnson, 16 Chancery Close, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Carol Johnson, Chancery Close, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed - Thursday 19 July 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
An absolute gem of a lady who I got on so well with from the very start and who has a very infectous personality which is why she is a qualified nurse. Anyone under her care, is well on the road to recovery. Congratulations Carol, and all the very best to you for the future.
 
 
 
"Just Passed My Driving Test This Morning All Thanks To Ray. I'm Over The Moon & Wouldn't Have Done It Without His Help.  He Has A Very Good Way Of Getting You To Remember Things And Gave Out Very Useful Handouts & Dvds.  I Loved Getting Lessons With Him As He's Such An Easy Guy To Get On With, Which Makes You Feel Relaxed And Have A Laugh While Learning. So Thanks Ray You're Doing A Very Good Job.  Keep It Up." - Carol Johnson.
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Eoin Conroy, Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Eoin Conroy, Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Monday 30 July 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
The passing of Eoin's test today was so significant for me because Eoin is a brother of Fiona Conroy who passed her test with me back in March of this year. (See photo above) To have a brother and sister pass their test with me was a highlight of my 2 short years as a Driving Instructor. Well done Eoin, I'm very proud of you. Congratulations and safe driving.
 
 
"Many thanks Ray for helping me pass my driving test. You gave me a lot of simple tips that made the manoeuvers that first seemed difficult become simple to do in the test. I found the mock test to be extremely beneficial, and it gave a real feel for what the actual test would be like. You have been a fantastic Instructor and I would highly recommend you to anyone." Eoin Conroy.
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Chandar Lal, 101 Carraig Clúain, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Chandar Lal, 101 Carraig Cluain, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed - Monday 20 August 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Chandar was a very good student to teach. He was forever asking questions which is really what all Driving Instructors love to hear. It shows that the student has a vested interest in wanting to do really well. And it paid off, 1st time out today. Congratulatons Chandar. Job well done.
 
 
 
"Thank you Ray, you were a great, professional instructor. Your tips and advice really helped me to pass the test first time and I will continue following your advice in the future too for safe driving. In my opinion the mock test was very useful and gave me an insight of where I stand before the real test. Your handouts and dvd were beneficial aswell. I really appreciate your teaching and would recommend you to anyone." - Chandar Lal.
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John McKenna, 31A, Mountcarmel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
John McKenna, Mountcarmel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
 
Date Test Passed - Monday 27 August 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
For John to pass his Driving test 1st time out today was so important to me because of the fact that he is my 1st Cousin's son. I was so thrilled for him. He had put in a lot of effort and made the journey from Newbridge to Tullamore with me every week for the last couple of months doing 2 hour sessions which were reflected in his result today. Congratulations John, I'm very proud of you and remember, "SAFE DRIVING IS FOR LIFE".
 
"Ray, you're a star, I passed my driving test today and I couldn't have done it without your help. You were an absolutely brilliant instructor from day one. So patient with everything and explained everything clearly. The diagrams of the manoeuvers to demonstrate how the point of turn is found were excellent and also the DVDs. A true professional, and you take massive pride in what you do, You're a gentleman.  I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. The hard work really paid off.  I am delighted. And I wish you all the best in the future". - John McKenna.
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Emma Fingleton, Shandra, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
Emma Fingleton, Shandra, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed - Friday 31  August 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
It was Emma's Dad, Andrew who first contacted me in relation to getting lessons for Emma. She had failed her test twice before with another Instructor and was very anxious for her to do well on her 3rd attempt. Emma was an extremely polite young lady who took everything in that I was telling her and I knew when we did the mock test that she would have no problems making her wish come true. Well done Emma. Safe Driving.
 
"Passed my test today all thanks to Ray!  After failing before, Ray focused in on the areas I was weak on and gave me tips on what testers would be looking out for. The pre test this morning was great as it allowed you to get familiar with any obstacles on the day. The DVD's were also a great bonus!  I cannot thank you enough for your help,  I'll be recommending you to all my friends". -  Emma Fingleton.
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Rodger Tango, 76 Crann Nua, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Rodger Tango, 76 Crann Nua, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Monday 01 October 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Rodger had been driving for many years abroad but unfortunately let his licence expire and had to start all over again. He was so willing and determined to master all the good habits of driving that he was even practicing in his own car when I would only be leaving him after his lessons. A very nice guy who received the result he so much deserved today.
 
 
"Ray, I can't thank you enough! Passed my test today first try. Was worried about a few manoeuvres, but your helpful tips seemed to stick. The mock test and pretest came in very handy and your marking was 99% spot on. A brilliant instructor that's there from start to end. I'll recommend you to all my friends, Thanks again Ray and all the best for the future." Rodger Tango.
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Anita Westman, 4 Sycamore Drive, Ballycumber, Co. Offaly.
Anita Westman, Sycamore Drive, Ballycumber, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed - Monday 01 October 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Anita and Rodger above, actually met in the test centre today as their paths crossed. Anita went out on her test after Rodger. A truly salt of the earth lady with a bubbly personality who I really liked from the start and it was such a pleasure to see both students get the results they worked so hard for. Congratulations to ye both and safe driving for the future. Well done.
 
 
"I passed my test today, all thanks to Ray... His persistance and hard work got me through it.. It was a pleasure to learn under him... Thanks a mil Ray, you're a legend". - Anita Westman.
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Sean Murphy, Canal Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Sean Murphy, Canal Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Friday 09 November 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
I first met Sean back in June of this year and was highly impressed by his kind and gentle manner. We had some laughs along the journey  and even though he was nervous before the test, I knew that if he gave half of what he was capable of, then he would be on the road to success. Congratulations Sean. One hell of a nice guy who passed his test on his very 1st attempt.
 
 
"I can't believe it but today I passed my driving test on my first attempt ever! I honestly can't talk highly enough of the help I got from Ray. He is a fantastic instructor who takes a personal interest in the success of each and every student. We've been working at these driving lessons ever since early on in the summer and I've never felt let down. Now at long last I can hit the road properly!  Thanks again Drill Sergeant O' Connor!  I'll be recommending you to all of my friends!" Sean Murphy
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Timothy Malaolu, Upper Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Timothy Malaolu, Upper Main St, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Friday 16 November 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Timothy got his 1st Irish learner permit on the 01 October 2012. When he contacted me, and said he was exempt from the 6 month rule on the test, the 12 EDT Lessons were done as an intensive course along with the mock test, and pre test. We spent almost 6 hours per day for 4 days in training. This has to be the fastest time anyone has got their full licence from the learner permit. 01 Oct 2012 - 16 Nov 2012. Congratulations Timothy.
 
"Thank you so much for being highly professional Ray!  Your professionalism, support and understanding made the difference!  When I told Ray I needed to get my full licence in a very short space of time due to work committments, he backed me all the way. I can't believe it myself that I have passed the test 1st time out. A true professional who is very very good at what he does. Thank you so much". - Timothy Malaolu.
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Ibrar Hussain, Apt 7A Stradbrook, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Ibrar Hussain, Stradbally Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed - Thursday 13 December 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
I first met Ibrar when he was half way through his EDT training programme and decided to change Instructors. After a very unlucky 1st attempt on his Driving Test, Ibrar came back today fully determined to put things right and finally got the result he so deserved 1st time around. Congratulations Ibrar, and thank you for choosing me to help you through. Best of luck to you.
 
 
"Thank you very much sir for been a great teacher....I learned some really great advice from you and I am so happy that I have now passed my driving test. I will remember all the good habits you showed me. Thank you again sir for all your patience." - Ibrar Hussain.
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Oguzhan (Ozzy) Caglardere, 8 The Hazel Puttaghaun, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Oguzhan (Ozzy) Caglardere, 8 The Hazel Puttaghaun, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed - Monday 17 December 2012.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Known by all his friends as Ozzy, and originally from Turkey, I met this very nice chap for the first time back in June. He was a good student who spared no expense in wanting to pass his Driving Test 1st time out. A pleasure to teach and he was always willing to learn more. Congratualtions Ozzy. I'm very proud of you. This is one Christmas present you will never forget.
 
"Thank you so much Ray for everything that you have done for me. I can't believe that I passed 1st time out. Most of my friends did it on their 2nd attempt. You have been a great Instructor and I will pass on your name to anyone I know wanting to do their test. Thanks again." - Oguzhan (Ozzy) Caglardere.
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