I decided to start learning to drive in an automatic after years of starting and stopping lessons due to bad experiences with other instructors and a general lack of enjoyment, but I’m thrilled to say that I’ve now passed my test and am a much more confident driver than I ever was in the past.
I found Richard’s teaching method straightforward and his instruction to be calm and patient, which helped to put me at ease whenever I was finding anything difficult or frustrating!
I’d highly recommended Richard as an instructor – I went from someone who never thought they’d be able to pass their driving test to someone who passed first time around!
Many thanks, all you’re help was really appreciated!
RACHEL :I started learning to drive with True-drive back in April, from day one Richard made me feel really relaxed and made learning fun.
His teaching method was really good and felt confident out on the road.
I have just passed my test with True-drive and will be recommending him to all my friends
thank you so much
CAROLINE :After attempting lessons in a manual car with 2 other instructors, I had no confidence & thought I would never be able to drive. I then started lessons in Richard’s automatic car and it was the best thing that I ever did! He explains everything thoroughly and teaches in an uncomplicated way which makes driving seem so easy. He encouraged me through my theory & practical tests so that I am now a confident driver & am enjoying the independence that it brings. I can’t thank him enough!
I started driving again after a 14 year break and a bus accident that left me as an amputee and needing to drive an automatic car. Taking a semi-intensive course with True drive in Blyth was great! I was nervous but Richard is patient, doesn’t get stressed or cross and makes driving seem easy. He also pushes and encourages when its needed! I passed at the end of the course and am now able to be more independent. I’m even beginning to trust other drivers on the road! Thanks again
Carl black: I decided to take an intensive course with True drive becuase I had to pass quite quickly, it was the best thing that I had ever done my instructor Richard was great very patient and made learning fun and I passed first time with only three faults. I will be recommending True drive to all my friends, Thanks Richard
Richard Gornell : I have had 40 hrs driving tuition from Richard and i must say that i
am very satisfied with his pleasent, calm and professional approach to
instructing. He made me feel relaxed and his techniques helped me to
become a confident, safe and comfortable driver. So much so that i
believe due to his tutoridge i passed my driving test on my first
attempt. I would strongly recommend him as an instructor to any who
wish to learn to drive. All i can say now is “Thank you Richard”
Nicola McFarlane: I would just like to thank Richard for getting me through my test first time. I found Richard very calm in is teaching even though I was a little erratic sometime, he would pull me over and talk to me about the mistake and discuss how to put it right then we would practice till I got it right, This gave me a lot of confidence and after only 32 hours of taking lessons with him I passed, This is going to change my entire life thank you so much for all your support and advice.
Tabatha Dodds: I passed my practical driving test yesterday.I have been learning to drive with an instructer called richard porter and i must say hes a fantastic instructer very patient reliable and he very fair with his prices if i was to recemond an instructer to anyone it would be him so come on people get richard porter booked for your lessons you wont regret it x
Sonia Athka. Just passed my test with Richard at true drive great instructed made me feel very at ease thank you so much, would recommend him to anyone
Sophie Brown.I Recently passed my test with True Drive and would highly recommend Richard as a driving instructor. He is very calm and puts you at ease. To begin with I was not a confident driver but this grew with his excellent teaching and patience. I have enjoyed my lessons with True Drive and would recommend him to anybody!
Becca Ellis. Richard is a great teacher, very patient, very friendly and good at explaining things. He never tried to delay me taking my test and he never pressured me to do it either. We went at a pace that was good for me and I passed first time with no faults after 25-30 hours of driving lessons. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
Moira Willis. I have just passed my test, first time, after taking lessons with Richard. He has been a great instructor who showed a calm, non pressurising way of teaching me, together with an abundance of patience and understanding, which as a non confident driver I needed a lot of. I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone wishing to learn, without him I certainly wouldn’t be a driver today. I wish you continuing success in the future. Mx
Lauren Turner. I have recently passed my driving test with Richard. What a fantastic, patient, kind and reliable teacher he is. I enjoyed every minute of my lessons. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to take up driving lessons. I couldn’t have done it without him! 🙂
Louise Maybury. just passed my driving test in July with Truedrive. It was the second time and I dont think I would of passed if it wasn’t for Richard Porter ;-). He is very patient and is very good at explaining things. I would highly recommend him, he is also very reliable. I learned in a automatic and really enjoyed it. Im now looking foward to getting my own car. Thanku Richard 🙂
Lesley Arkey. JUST PASSED MY TEST THE FIRST TIME NOT BAD FOR A 55 YEAR OLD WOULD
RECOMMEND RICHARD HE IS THE MOST PATIENT PERSON I HAVE EVER MET HE HAS
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR WHICH HE CERTAINLY NEEDS IN HIS JOB AND NEVER
GETS STRESSED HE TEACHES YOU EVERY ASPECT OF DRIVING WITH LOADS OF
LITTLE TIPS FOR YOU TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING .HE WAS MY SECOND
INSTRUCTOR WOULD NEVER HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HIM.A GREAT BLOKE AND A
THANKS A LOT RICHARD LESLEY