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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”.
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Sarah Hurley, 4 Rathmiles Ave, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Sarah Hurley, 4 Rathmiles Ave, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 07 January 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Sarah first came to me to start her EDT Lessons back in October and from the very start, we just got on so well. An extremely polite young lady, who was consistent with her lessons and took on board everything that I was telling her. I just knew when she did her mock test with me yesterday, that she would pass her test 1st time out. Congratulations Sarah. I wish you well in your swimming teachers course and also your summer in the USA.


"Huge thanks for being an amazing instructor! Would highly recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL, from only beginning lessons 3 months ago to passing my test first time today, it's been one great journey. Whoever thought learning to drive would actually be enjoyable? Well Ray makes it possible. Best in the country. Thanks Ray!"
Sarah Hurley.

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Krzysztof Rabczak, 2 Limefield, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Krzysztof Rabczak, 2 Limefield, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed -  Monday 11 January 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

I first met Krzysztof back in September when he started his EDT Lessons and from the very start, I got on really well with him. We always had a laugh together and he was extremely polite and friendly. The mock test put him under pressure, which motivated him to really pick up a gear on test day and as a result, came back with only 1 mark against him on his very 1st attempt. Congratulations Krzysztof. Well done. Best wishes for the future.

"Hey Ray, I was so happy today when I passed the test first time. It would not be possible without your patience and motivation. From the beginning we had a lot of laughs together during the lessons. Cheers Ray, you are a fantastic driving instructor. I will recommend you anytime. Wish you all the best in the future with your business. Good Luck Ray."
Krzysztof Rabczak.

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Roger Schoenstaedt, 16C, Parkside, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Roger Schoenstaedt, 16C Parkside, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 
 
Date Test Passed -  Wednesday 13 January 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

I first met Roger back in 2012 and did a double lesson with him. Then I heard nothing unitl 2 weeks ago when he contacted me again and said his test was approaching. He got into test mode very quickly and I was delighted that he passed 1st time this morning. What a wonderful birthday present for you Roger. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

"Hi Ray, Thanks very much. I'm really happy I passed my test after 6 lessons with you. Could not have done it without you. Will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs driving lessons." -  Roger Schoenstaedt.

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John McCauley, Church Crescent, Athy, Co. Kildare.
John McCauley, Church Crescent, Athy, Co. Kildare. 
 
Date Test Passed -  Saturday 23 January 2016.
 
Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

I first met John back in November when he called me for lessons. He told me that he had already failed the driving test 1st time out with a previous instructor and wanted to begin his training again to help improve on his last attempt. I got on very well with John from the start and he was such a pleasure to teach. He took on board everything I was saying and applied it to his driving. I knew when I did the mock test that he would come out trumps.Congratulations John and best wishes for the future. Well done.

"Thanks very much Ray for helping me to pass my test in Portlaoise! Through all the lessons you were always really clear in explaining things and always very patient. You helped me build up a lot of confidence in myself as well. I would highly recommend Ray to any learner driver. Thanks again Ray !" -  John McCauley.

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Karen Porter, 38 Assumpta Tce, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.Karen Porter, 38 Assumpta Tce, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 29 January 2016.
 
Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

From the moment I sat in Karen's car, I was hooked with her very polite and bubbly personality. A lovely lady, who really wanted so much to pass her test. She never quit and was constantly practicing even on test day right up to when she went and done her test. I was absolutely thrilled for her when she came running out of the test centre with her Certificate of Competency. Congratulations Karen and best wishes for the future.

"Hey Ray. Thank you so much for helping me get my full licence. You're a fantastic instructor, so patient and a great motivator. You really put my nerves at ease as you're so easy to get along with and a great laugh. All the lessons were enjoyable. I honestly would not have passed without your help. I would highly recommend you to everyone I know. Thanks again Ray". -  Karen Porter.

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Carol Feery, 10 Eiscir Riada, Cloncollig, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Carol Feery, 10 Eiscir Riada, Cloncollig, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 29 January 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Carol has been with me from the very start and is a sister of Amy Feery who passed with me back in August 2014. A wonderful lady who I had many laughs with throughout her training and as Carol put it, we could have been detectives with the amount of incidents we seen together while on lessons. I was so happy when she passed her test today. Congratulations Carol and best wishes with your upcoming Wedding in August this year.

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Marcus Flood, Rutmore Cottage, Kilmore, Carbury, Co. Kildare.
Marcus Flood, Rutmore Cottage, Kilmore, Carbury, Co. Kildare.
 
Date Test Passed -  Tuesday 08 March 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

When Marcus contacted me and told me that he had failed his test twice with another instructor, I knew something wasn't right. When I looked at his last test result, he had 18 Grade 2 marks and 2 Grade 3 marks. I immediately went to work with him and Marcus worked really hard and despite his nerves, he finally got his well deserved full licence today. Congratulations Marcus and best wishes in your new business. Well done.


"Hey Ray. Thanks a million for helping me get my full licence. I will definitely recommend you to anyone doing their driving test. You kept everything simple and broke everything down so it was easier to understand. I honestly couldn't have done it without you. Thanks again Ray." - Marcus Flood.

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Eoghan Briody, Garryvacum, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois.
Eoghan Briody, Garryvacum, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 01 April 2016.
 
Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

At 17 years 8 months old, Eoghan is one of my youngest students to pass the test. A very polite young man who comes from a good background and was a pleasure to teach. He worked really hard and was very unlucky 1st time out in Tullamore a few weeks ago, but after picking himself up and opting for a cancellation date in Portlaoise, he secured his full licence this afternoon. Congratulations Eoghan. Don't ever let the good habits leave you. Remember, driving is for whole life.....not just licence. Best of luck.

"I am sure that I was one of Ray's youngest students and was very impressed with his thorough preparation and professionalism throughout my EDT course.The fact that he broke everything down and took such a personal interest made preparation for the test much easier. I would highly recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL to anyone who wants to pass their test." -  Eoghan Briody.

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Emma Mooney, 30 Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Emma Mooney, 30 Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 
 
Date Test Passed -  Saturday, 02 April 2016. 

Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Emma had been with me from the very start and completed all of her EDT Lessons. A very bright and bubbly personality, I had some great laughs with Emma on our journey. Her crowning moment was her new car which she purchased not long ago, and decided to do her test in it. I did a mock test with Emma yesterday and she passed with flying colours and today was no different when she did the real thing. Congratulations Emma. I'm very proud of you and I wish you all the very best for the future. Well done.


"Thank you so much Ray for helping me get my full license. Especially first time in Portlaoise!! Wouldn't have been able to do it without you, not just literally lol. You helped me so much and explained everything so well. You prepared me from day 1 for the test and what to expect and you were always accommodating to make sure I got what I needed from the lessons and I was fully prepared for taking on the big test! I hope you do well with your future endeavours, and I wish you all the best !! I will certainly pass you on to anyone looking for an ADI. You were the best. You really knew what you were talking about and you had such interest in making sure that not only was I a safe driver but a good driver and that I was confident! Thank you so much." -  Emma Mooney.
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Emer McEvoy, 1 Spire View, Patrick Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.Emer McEvoy, 1 Spire View, Patrick Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 29 April  2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Emer first contacted me back in March and began her training for her test. She tried very hard to overcome bad habits which were sometimes getting the better of her. However, she wouldn't give up and put everything into her lessons. Despite a torrential downpour of rain and hailstones on her pre hour lesson, Emer still gave everything she had to getting both of the manoeuvres right and lucky enough, the sun shone through for the actual test. I was absolutely delighted for her when she came back with a 1st time pass. Congratulations Emer, and I would like to wish you all the very best for the future and also on your pregnancy. Hope everything goes well.


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Conor Fitzgerald, Riversdale, Hanover Road, Carlow.
Conor Fitzgerald, Riversdale, Hanover Road, Carlow. 
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 05 May 2016.
 
Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

When I first met Conor, he had already did a driving test and failed. His overall driving was very good, but just had a lot of bad habits that needed urgent attention. He was so unlucky with his 2nd attempt and would have had it only for a stupid Grade 3 he picked up on the day. However, Conor didn't give up and he went for it again this morning and with a lot of work, put all his bad habits behind him. Congratulaions Conor. Best wishes for the future and also with the new job which needed a full licence.

"As they say, 3 times the charm, well that goes for myself anyway and driving tests. I wanna give a massive thank you to Ray for helping me pass my test. From the first lesson we had, he explained everything clearly and made me very relaxed in the car. There was always good banter and a laugh to be had and a joke was never far away. I would highly recommend Ray to anybody who is looking to pass their driving test and learn the rules of the road to a very high level. Very professional and friendly atmosphere created." -  Conor Fitzgerald.

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Karina McLoughlin, Bracklone Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Karina McLoughlin, Bracklone Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 12 May  2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

An absolute down to earth young lady is a simple way of describing Karina. I first met her in April of last year and from then on, we just got on so well. The lessons were always a great laugh, but Karina was all  the tme learning. I was so happy for her when she passed her test 1st time this afternoon. She worked hard for it, put in the effort and got the result. Congratulations Karina. Best wishes on your new car and safe driving.

"Today I passed my driving test on my first attempt! Thank you so so much Ray! I couldn't have done it without you! Not only is Ray the craziest driving instructor around, but he is also the best ! Ray is such a funny and genuine man, and I would recommend him to any student who is looking to pass their test the first time round! Again thank you so much Ray"
Karina McLoughlin.

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Lina Gorelikova, 6 Castlelea Ave, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Lina Gorelikova, 6 Castlelea Ave, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 02 June 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

I first met Lina back in January this year. She had a little driving experience but was a very nervous lady. As the lessons went by, I could see her confidence starting to grow and today, those nerves were long gone becasue she came out of the test centre smiling with her full licence. Congratulations Lina. Job well done. Best wishes for the future.

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Ciaran McManus, Clonmalire Crescent,  Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Ciaran McManus, Clonmalire Crescent,  Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 23 June 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

I first met Ciaran back in January this year and the one thing that always stayed in my mind about him, was the fact he was a student who really wanted to do the right thing and work hard at everything he tried. This proved very useful for Ciaran and, as a result, flew through his EDT Lessons. Today Ciaran passed his test on his very 1st attempt and while I couldn't be there to take a picture for the gallery due to my own ADI Check test, I was delighted when he rang me and told me the news. Congratulations Ciaran and best wishes for the future.  

"I passed my driving test on the 23rd of June 2016 on my first attempt and I can safely say Ray played a major role in this. I started driving in January and Ray helped me all the way. He made sure I had no bad habits and that I was consistent throughout my driving. He was always helpful, chatty and just a great teacher. Thanks again Ray"
Ciaran McManus.

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Niamh Kennedy, Orchard, Timahoe, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Niamh Kennedy, Orchard, Timahoe, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 07 July 2016.
 
Location - Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Wow. If only all my students were like Niamh. From the day I met her, she was always asking questions about different things that she wouldn't be sure about and even today on test day, came with questions written down. This is the only way to learn and prepare for a driving test and of course, it was only fitting that Niamh went out and passed on her very 1st attempt. Niamh also has the hall of fame honour for been the 1st student to pass her test in my new car which I only got last Friday. Congratulations Niamh.

"Having started my EDT lessons back in October 2015 with Ray, the last few months have been nothing but a pleasure as well as being very beneficial for me. His guidance and continuous instruction most definitely had a major role to play in passing my test on my first attempt. The pre-test lesson before hand made all the difference and put me at ease from the start. It has been an enjoyable last few months and I would recommend Ray to anyone hoping to pass first time round. Thanks again Ray." - Niamh Kennedy.

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Maureen Henry, 24 St. Joseph's Tce, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
Maureen Henry, 24 St. Joseph's Tce,  Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 07 July 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Having just completed a test in Portlaoise with Niamh above, I rushed over to Tullamore where Maureen was ready and waiting to do her pre test lesson with me. She was a very good student and took on board everything I was telling her and today, she got the result that she had been denied of on 5 previous occasions with previous instructors. Congratulations Maureen. A very polite young lady. Congratulations and best wishes.

"I had tried for the full license 5 times and failed, today on my first attempt with Ray I am delighted to say I passed. I honestly would not have been able to do so without him as he helped me get rid of all my bad habits and put everything straight to the point. Very enjoyable and easy to work/learn with and would highly recommend to anyone.. Thanks again Ray you are simply the best." -  Maureen Henry.


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Jennifer Iwuagwu, 49 Oakfield, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Jennifer Iwuagwu, 49 Oakfield, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 08 July 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Jennifer, like so many other students, had been very unlucky on previous attempts at the driving test. She told me that she seen my car parked in Tesco one day, took down the number and the rest is history. Her 1st time doing it with me, and there was no doubt about her ability to pass. A lovely, outgoing cheerful lady who was really determined to do well. I was absolutely delighted for her. Congratulations Jennifer and safe driving.


"Today is definitely one of my happiest days having passed my driving test after three attempts. Thanks to Ray for giving me the confidence that I needed and making me understand what the driving test is all about and making me a better driver henceforth. I can't recommend Ray enough. He is an amazing instructor." -  Jennifer Iwuagwu.

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Calista Bolger, Droughill, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Calista Bolger, Droughill, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Saturday 09 July 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

I first met Calista last February and from the start we got on well together. Always having a laugh and chat throughout the EDT programme. I was delighted when she got her own car to be able to practice in and when she got called for her test, she did extra lessons along with a mock test to bring herself to driving test standard. With only 3 faults against her, she went out this morning and passed her test on her 1st attempt. Well done Calista.


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Owen Boland, Beechlawn, Garryvacum, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Owen Boland, Beechlawn, Garryvacum, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Wednesday 13 July 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

It has been 2 years since I first met Owen and because of his busy schedule and travelling back and forth to Scotland, it's only now he managed to finish his EDT Lessons  and had a window of opportunity to sit the driving test. I was delighted for him that he got the result he wanted on his very 1st attempt. Congratulations Owen and best wishes for the future.


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Luke Dempsey, Ballyshane, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.
Luke Dempsey, Ballyshane, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.
 
Date Test Passed -  Tuesday 19 July 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Luke was very unfortunate on his 1st attempt at the driving test about 3 weeks ago, picking up a silly Grade 3 for something he knew he did wrong. However, it's by mistakes you learn, and today, Luke was never going to repeat those same errors. He came back with only 4 faults recorded and passed his test. Congratulations Luke and best wishes for safe driving. Don't forget the good driving habits as licence is for whole life, not just test.

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Declan Kiernan, 9 Clanmalire Crescent, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Declan Kiernan, 9 Clanmalire Crescent, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Wednesday 07 September 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Declan was with me from the very beginning at EDT No. 1. An accomplished full licence motorbike rider, he had never driven a car. He was very quick to learn and got in on good habits very quickly. He purchased his own car in which he did his test and on his very 1st attempt, passed this morning with only two Grade 2 faults against him. Congratulations Declan. You now have your full licence in Category B along with A for Motorbikes. I wish you the best of luck for the future.


"I passed my driving test today thanks to Ray. Everything he taught me paid off. Thanks for that Ray."- Declan Kiernan.

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Kashmira Zahoor, 30 Rinuccini, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Kashmira Zahoor, 30 Rinuccini, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Wednesday 14 September 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

A wonderful and down to earth young lady is how I would describe Kashmira. She was a very nervous driver but didn't really have to be, because she was much better than she gave herself credit for. Kashmira took 10 lessons with me to get herself up to driving test standard and to eliminate all her bad habits. I was delighted for her when she passed her test this morning. Congratulations Kashmira and thanks for the beautiful box of chocolates. Best wishes on your new career. 

"I want to thank you so much Ray for all your hard work in getting me ready for the test. I was so nervous but you kept telling me everything was going to be alright. I am so happy. Thank you again so so much" -  Kashmira Zahoor.

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Anwar Wansa, 117 Whitefields, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Anwar Wansa, 117 Whitefields, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 16 September 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Anwar started his EDT Lessons with me back in July this year and from the very start we got on so well. A genuine nice guy, we had some great laughs throughout his training. His overall driving ability was very good and when he completed the mock test with me, I knew unless there was an absolute disaster, that he would pass his test 1st time out. Congratulaions Anwar, You can now drive the motorway to college in Galway. Well done.


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Gavin Farley, Killimy, Emo, Co. Laois.
Gavin Farley, Killimy, Emo, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 13 October 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

If ever I wanted a student to pass a test more than anything, it was Gavin. An absolute gentleman, with many years of driving experience, but also with bad habits. He had no problem whatsoever learning all the good methods, and with each lesson, learned to master them. As a result of his excellent work and commitment, Gavin was 100% ready for his test today, and despite the nerves, absolutely nailed the test with a perfect clean sheet. Congratulations Gavin. I wish you every success with your job now that you have your full licence. Best wishes for the future and thank you so much for your wonderful feedback below.

"Oh where do I start to explain this man. I suppose the beginning is always best. I sat my test almost 3 years ago and failed miserably in Portlaoise.  I was previously doing lessons with a long time instructor in Portlaoise before my test which I won't name and he was the most un-professional man I have ever came across. Always talking on his phone and only telling you where to turn at the last minute and then when off the phone, giving out because you didn't take the turn right. I probably would have, if given enough direction as to where I was supposed to go, but look, long story short, I failed. Move on 3 years later, the first attempt shocked my confidence in doing it again, but I needed it and swore I wouldn't be using the first clown for lessons again, I always seen the Rock Solid Driving School car around town and looked at the website loads of times trying to build up the courage to do it, so I finally booked my test again and rang Ray for my first lesson, and God I did not realise just how bad my last instructor was until I sat in a car with this man. The attention to detail, the way he explains things, never seen his phone in his hand once and just the laugh you have with him along the way is great "best man for the one liners" but after taking his instructions and listening to what he thought was the next best thing to do, I passed my test today in Tullamore with an absolute clean sheet. Not one fault to report and I can not thank you enough Ray and to whoever is reading this, I cannot recommend this man enough." 
Gavin Farley.

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Kate McInerney, 88 The Paddocks, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Katie McInerney, 88 The Paddocks, Naas, Co. Kildare.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 14 October 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Kate began her EDT training with me and from the start and despite the fact she could well move around, had the familiar bad habits that a lot of students display such as coasting and not enough observations. She worked hard on trying to do the right thing and despite her nerves on test day, Kate managed to hold herself together and pass her test on the 1st time out. Congratulations Kate and all the very best of luck to you.

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John Neale, Clonmore, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
John Neale, Clonmore, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
Date Test Passed -  Monday 17 October 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

I first met John way back in April 2014 when he started his EDT Lessons. He completed them in August 2015 and then went off the radar. When John rang me in September this year and said he wanted to start training for his test, I was only too happy to oblige. He was a model student who actually had remembered all of the good habits and kept them up in his every day driving. The mock test on Saturday put him under a lot of pressure and even though he thought he had failed it, he actually passed it with me. The result was no different this morning when he went out on the real thing. A 1st time pass for a good genuine guy who I got along with so well and had some great laughs. Congratulations John and I wish you all the very best of good luck.


"From day one I really enjoyed lessons with Ray. He always had a laugh with you while simultaneously watching you like a hawk. He misses nothing when it comes to your driving, I swear he has eyes in the back of his head. He's very fair in what he expects from you week to week. If he feels your're not practicing enough to better your driving skills, he'll call you out on it but he'll also give you lots of praise when you've improved. I enjoyed every single one of my lessons with him, the environment he makes in the car is great for learning, it feels like you're  just driving around with a friend who knows his craft really well. I would strongly recommend him to anyone and very much recommend doing one of his mock tests. I feel I wouldn't have passed first time if it wasn't for the mock test. It prepares you for the horrible silence you get during your test and not to get too worked up on your mistakes. I honestly can't describe how much it helped. Thanks a million for the help Ray, you were absolutely brilliant the whole time and enjoyed the whole experience. Not only did you teach me how to drive, but some great sayings too haha. Best of luck". -  John Neale.

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Carrie Thompson, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Carrie Thompson, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Thursday 20 October 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

I first met Carrie back in June this year and even though she didn't have to do the EDT Lessons due to having her Learner permit before the deadline, she still completed 14 lessons to bring herself to test standard. Always one for a chat and asking questions, I was delighted when she passed her test. As you can see, Carrie was camera shy, so hence the default photo.

"Ray I can't thank you enough. There's no doubt in my mind that I would never have passed my test without your confidence and belief in me. Thank you so so much and I could not recommend you enough!!!  -  Carrie Thompson.

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Aoife Guinan, 15 Barrow View, Portarlington, Co. Laois.Aoife Guinan, 15 Barrow View, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Friday 04 November 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

It's almost a year since I first met Aoife as a very nervous non driver. Over the course of the lessons, I have seen a massive transformation into a confident and well rounded driver. Aoife bought her own car and worked hard at practicing all the good habits and it certainly paid off. This morning, on her very 1st attempt, she passed her test. Congratulations Aoife and best wishes. You now have no problem going up and down the motorway to Waterford to your college. Remember, driving is for whole life, not licence.

"Just want to say thanks a million Ray for everything throughout the past year. You have the patience of a saint. I first met Ray this time last year when I started my 12 EDT Lessons. I had no clue about cars and we started off in the train station car park where I learned how to get the car moving. I really love a challenge but Ray really threw me into the deep end as on my second lesson, he had me driving to Killenard. Ray told me he'd take a chance on me and every time I doubted myself, he was quick to knock that out of me. I can't recommend Ray enough, he manages to get every task done while creating a relaxed environment. He has eyes like a hawk and I can assure you he won't miss a thing. I can't thank Ray enough for helping me get my greatest achievement to date." -  Aoife Guinan.

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Leon Forristal, Brockra, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.Leon Forristal, Brockra, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
Date Test Passed -  Wednesday 09 November 2016.
 
Location - Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Leon began his EDT Lessons with me in January of this year and as he progressed, he managed to get insured on the family car to help with his practice. As with any student that can manage to do that, it proves invaluable to keep up with the skills and lessons that you acquire. The result for students who put in an excellent effort is almost always a 1st time pass, and Leon was no exception. Congratulations Leon. Well done.

"I started my EDT lessons with Ray near the end of January this year and although I was a complete beginner, Ray really helped me to develop good driving habits. I was silly enough not to practice until a week before my test after a long gap but Ray saved the day and I couldn't have done it without his help during the 2 hour lessons in Tullamore. Thanks again Ray for helping me pass my test first time and good luck in the future!" -  Leon Forristal.

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