Louise
 Don't waste your time and money going anywhere else! I had three other instructors over the years but never felt brave enough or ready to apply for the test - passed yesterday on my first attempt. Russell was the difference. Patient, structured lessons, varied routes and roads and definitely dragged me out of my comfort zone with a drive into central London. Good habits and safety is drilled into you and he's a sound and entertaining bloke at the same time! Thank you!! 
Tilly Cairns
 Russel is an amazing instructor and i’m going to miss my lessons with him a lot. He’s very professional and a great teacher, he answered all my questions, as silly as they could be. He has taught me everything i know about driving in a matter of 7 months. I highly recommend him! thank you so much for everything ur the best 
Tsachi
 It was a great experience. Thank you You found very fast whats missing in my driving and teached me exactly what was needed to pass the test and become.a safer driver. 
Paul Okolo
 Russel is a great instructor who wants you to be a good driver in general and not just test standard. He find that perfect balance of ensuring lessons are informative but also engaging and low pressure. This teaching style helped me genuinely enjoy lessons and driving. 
Ellie
 I have just passed my test after learning with Russell and I would recommend his teaching to anyone, especially If you are not only interested in passing but having the confidence to drive in any conditions. Russell ensured that I was not only taken around the test routes but also down to London and in various conditions. I feel very confident to drive anywhere now and also in a safe manner. He is very patient and willing to answer any questions you have and also to go at a pace that is comfortable for you. I'm very happy with the results and would recommend. 
Brian
 First time I saw his profile I can sense that he’s a good person. I feel very lucky to have him as my instructor, as he’s easy going, has a good sense of humour and has been very patient in every aspect. He will teach you everything not just to pass but to become a better and disciplined driver. He’s been “FANTASTIC”, thanks Russell!  
Harvey
 Russell is a excellent driving instructor,He has helped me develop as a driver. I would recommend his service highly,Also a great person to talk to to calm ur Nerves. I recently passed my test all Thanks to Russell and his great service. 
George Harding
 Very knowledgeable instructor. Will help you to learn real life driving not just how to pass a test 
Freddie
 Russel is an amazing instructor who has great patience he is great to have a conversation with and explains every situation to you in detail he helped me pass my driving test first time. I wouldn’t recommend any one else Russel is by far the best.  
Anantha
 Russell has been an absolutely fantastic instructor! While he's excellent at sorting you out for your driving test, what I found most helpful was how comfortable he gets you with every day driving. By the time I did my test every lesson felt like "just going for a drive". Russell is patient, knowledgeable and a brilliant teacher. Highly, highly recommended!  
Jamie P
 I used russle for about a month and passed my test first time with him. He's very professional and and great teacher, I would advise you use him. 
Joanna Hurrell
 Simply THE BEST!!!!! I would not be driving now if it wasn't for Russell. Fantastic teacher!!!! 
Adam Thomas Wright
 Russell is a great instructor! Passed first time earlier today. Feel so much more confident in my driving. Definitely recommend!  
Aaron
 Fantastic driving instructor, helped me to pass first time 
Rupert Coltman
 Russell truly is the crème de la crème of driving instructors. From the get-go, Russell was very patient with me and was more than willing to answer any questions I had with his extensive driving knowledge. His relaxed temperament and cheerful attitude also meant for enjoyable lessons. Importantly, his lessons are not simply a means to prepare you for your practical exam but enable you to drive in the 'real world' with confidence. I am now extremely comfortable behind the wheel and am so grateful that any opportunity to develop bad habits were identified by Russell from the start. If you are looking to book an instructor with a proven track record of passing learners first time, look no further 
Leon
 Russell was a fantastic driving instructor. He is very patient, thorough and really knows his stuff. He ensured that I'd not only pass my test but become a good all-round driver. He is laid back and very friendly while still making sure I made good progress. Couldn't recommend him more highly. Plus he likes good music! 
Abby French
 Russell helped me past first time in no time at all! He was a really fun, patient and very helpful driving instructor. He helped me with both the practical and theory. The best instructor around - I would recommend him to everyone! 
Ryan
 Excelent instructor ! Russel is very talkative makes you comftable , talks to you the same way an examiner would , gets you into all the good habbits so you dont forget , russel is the reason i passed first time👍🏻 Thankyou russel 😁 
Tracy
 Hi Russell just to say belatedly thank you so much for all your help getting Millie through her driving test. She has never been an overly confident young lady so this has been an amazing experience and she has been out by herself a few times which is all very encouraging. I know she enjoyed your very relaxed approach along with the music! Thank you and best wishes regards Tracy  
Murad
 I think he is the best driving instructor! 
Matty
 Rusell Waterman has been my driving instructor for the last 3 months and with him I passed my driving test at the first attempt. He makes you feel comfortable whilst learning, assuring you that you are not the only one with your concerns or doubts, and when it comes to correcting your driving, he is tough but fair. This goes a long way, making you very aware of what stage you are at, so you can feel confident when the time comes to take your driving test. I am very pleased with my experience with him and I highly recommend him for anyone who is serious about learning the right way to drive safely in this country 
Albany Cordova
 Russell is an excellent instructor and very patient. He helped me to get my confindent back after a negative previous instructor experience. Russell will push you to be the best driver you can be, so when you do your test it’s like a walk in the park. He was flexible with my working hours. Would totally recommend!  
Cherrie
 I passed my driving with Mr Russell Waterman. I've had 3 instructors before him and I truly think that Russell is the most professional and knowledgeable one. He is also very experienced and patient, which probably explains why he can always find out the cause of my frequent mistakes and instantly figure out a way for me to correct them. I've had instructors that stressed me out a lot during the lesson and made me find driving very intimidating. Russell is very encouraging and passionate about his job, which in turn made me enjoy driving a lot now. I'm very grateful to have passed my test with confidence because of Russell and I definitely recommend him to all the learners. 
Maryam
 Russell is an awesome driving instructor - probably the best I could wish. You will learn fast with plus he also makes it fun. Highly recommend. 
Linzi
 As a 30+ learner having had lessons at age 18 and 25 but never gone all the way to test stage, I wanted this time to be the last so was determined to pass. I needed an instructor who would encourage me, be flexible with my busy work schedule and be sensitive to an 'older' learner! Russell was all of these. From my initial email correspondence with Russell, he put me at ease. He assessed my capabilities and we even discussed how I learn and my concerns. He gives clear instructions and takes time to discuss things in detail, using examples, sketches or diagrams. He references the Highway Code and provided access to free online theory training. He was supportive through the theory test learning and helped me apply this to my driving. As we got closer to my test, he worked with me on the things I felt less confident on and showed me tips to use to give me confidence on the road. Russell doesn't just teach you how to pass the test, he teaches you how to drive well from day one and has a really high standard. It helps that he is very patient and a has a good sense of humour - he even made me smile on days when I was in a bad mood or frustrated with my efforts. Overall I would highly recommend Russell if you want to be a good driver and enjoy the process! 
Fenasi Kerim
 BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! ONLY HAD 20 HOURS AND PASSED! GREAT PERSONALITY AND VERY AMAZING PERSON! 
Phil
 Russell is a very competent and experienced, fully qualified driving instructor, with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of driving and the driving test. He balances DVLA level instruction, with anecdotal references that help you to understand exactly what you're being taught. I would highly recommend Russell as your tutor. You won't be disappointed 
MaciekB-1
 Most likely the best driving instructor!!! I passed my extended driving test and I had Russell as my driving instructor and he was amazing. Very patient and easy to get along with. After 5 years of driving in a van I’ve acquired some bad habits which Russell quickly and successfully corrected.He is very experienced and a great guy, gave me real world driving advice alongside the knowledge and skills needed to pass the test twice. I had Russell as my driving instructor when I passed my test the first time , unfortunately I had to retake the test as my licence has been revoked . Again - I’ve passed with just one minor mistake. I highly recommend Russel! Mach ,London  
C_A_B_H
 Best. Driving. Instructor. Ever. So the thing is, Russell doesn't just teach you how to pass the test, he makes sure that your savvy and comfortable on the road - so that when your test comes along its a breeze (and almost underwhelming). I just passed today and would be totally fine with driving cross country at this point. Motorways? We did A Roads. Complex intersections & large roundabouts? Roundabout in Edgware and Mill Hill Circus says I'm ready to rumble. He's patient, knows his stuff in every which way, is a professional (not just some driver who occasionally teaches) and (bonus points) and he's a laugh. This helps when your spending 2 hours in the car driving around together and trying not to hit anything. 
Alex Culkin
 Russell was a great teacher, very easygoing, and great fun 
Oliver Allsopp
 Couldn’t recommend Russell enough! Fantastic instructor, and a great teacher! 
Akeemi
  C_A_B_H 13 Nov 2015 Best. Driving. Instructor. Ever. So the thing is, Russell doesn't just teach you how to pass the test, he makes sure that your savvy and comfortable on the road - so that when your test comes along its a breeze (and almost underwhelming). I just passed today and would be totally fine with driving cross country at this point. Motorways? We did A Roads. Complex intersections & large roundabouts? Roundabout in Edgware and Mill Hill Circus says I'm ready to rumble. He's patient, knows his stuff in every which way, is a professional (not just some driver who occasionally teaches) and (bonus points) and he's a laugh. This helps when your spending 2 hours in the car driving around together and trying not to hit anything. 
Elizabeth Marvelly
 I passed my test this morning first time and I can't credit Russell enough!! Honestly had so much fun learning with him, and I feel he's made me a really confident all round driver too. Really really recommend Russell, he's a great teacher - and he's definitely the coolest instructor out there too :)) Thank you!! 
FuchsiaWire
 Great instructor, friendly and easy to chat to, would definitively recommend! Passed first time  
Dean Hughes
 Thanks to Russell for making my test seem pretty straight forward. Russell was great at pinpointing my areas of weakness and working on them through the lessons. I would recommend Russell Driving School to anyone...he has a great personality and calm persona that helps you relax even when first getting behind the wheel. A big thanks to Russell for the last few months! Passed with two minors 🙂 
Abhishek
 Russell waterman is an awesome instructor. He is very methodical & organised in his teaching. Explaining each and every aspect is great detail. I passed on my 1st attempt only because he was my teacher! Thanks Russell! It's been a pleasure learning from you 🙂 
Tom Findlay
 Had a very easy time learning with Russel, he's an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor who gave insight into the rules both written and unwritten and the reasons why they exist. His relaxed training and sage advice put me at ease and got me a pass on the first try. A definite recommendation. 
Chris
 I passed with Russell a couple of years ago now and my driving is almost faultless because of his teaching. He helped me with aspects I was struggling with, not letting me get frustrated when I couldn't pick things up instantly. He takes his time to go over things that may be troubling the learner or may be taking them longer to grasp so that those particular manouvers can be performed confidentially and with ease. He is relaxed in the car and encouraging, something that I found extremely helpful. I still use his tips and teaching when I drive everyday now. A brilliant instructor, I would highly recommend Russell.  
Chris
 So the thing is, Russell doesn't just teach you how to pass the test, he makes sure that your savvy and comfortable on the road - so that when your test comes along its a breeze (and almost underwhelming). I just passed today and would be totally fine with driving cross country at this point. Motorways? We did A Roads. Complex intersections & large roundabouts? Roundabout in Edgware and Mill Hill Circus says I'm ready to rumble. He's patient, knows his stuff in every which way, is a professional (not just some driver who occasionally teaches) and (bonus points) and he's a laugh. This helps when your spending 2 hours in the car driving around together and trying not to hit anything. 
George
 I had Russell Waterman as my driving instructor and he was a fantastic tutor for as long as I was with him. He is a flexible, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable man with a sharp awareness of how to instruct new learners. During lessons he was very straightforward over what I did well and where I needed to improve, and was very encouraging while giving advice and preparing me for my driving test, which I recently passed thanks to his tuition. I absolutely would recommend dropping Russell a line if you are looking for a driving instructor who will help you pass your test with confidence and a strong awareness of how to drive safely and efficiently. Thank you for all your help! 
Massimo
 I started off with virtually no knowledge or confidence when it came to cars, and was very nervous. Russel put me at ease and taught me not only how to pass, which I did first time thanks to him, but to drive confidently in a range of different areas. Fantastic! 
Marianne
 Russell Waterman rocks! I have booked with Russell after reading all the good reviews and he is one of the best out there. Besides being a really nice person with a great sense of humour he is also a very good driving instructor! He explains theory and practice very patiently and gives you a great insight and assistance in becoming a good driver - someone who drives with confidence and with care. Try to book with Russell if you can get a time slot (he is very sought after so you better book as soon as you can). You will get the best driving instructor money can get you in this area! 
Tim Morgan
 Excellent, Incredibly helpful, professional, patient and systematic. Absolutely excellent driving instructor. I was nervous and crochety, and also much older than most learners, and he handled me very well. I had struggled in the past with driving lessons, but I passed within just a few months of my first lesson with him. I'm now a very confident and safe driver, and everything he has taught me has stood me in very good stead.  
Kate Austin
 Russell’s been really great! Not only did I pass my test first time, but he’s also prepared me for driving beyond the test itself. Very patient and a good sense of humour - driving lessons have been really enjoyable. 
Dan
 Russell is an amazing instructor !! I passed with Russell a couple of years ago now and my driving is almost faultless because of his teaching. He helped me with aspects I was struggling with, not letting me get frustrated when I couldn't pick things up instantly. He takes his time to go over things that may be troubling the learner or may be taking them longer to grasp so that those particular manouvers can be performed confidentially and with ease. He is relaxed in the car and encouraging, something that I found extremely helpful. I still use his tips and teaching when I drive everyday now. A brilliant instructor, I would highly recommend Russell. 
Hope Purvis
 I have just Passed my Driving Test today 1st time after using Russel for the last 6 months or so, an excellent teacher and was very reassuring for my test nerves ! Would definitely recommend Russel ! :)) 
Thomas Gardner
 Excellent driving instructor. I found learning all the different things needed to pass my test easy... 
Ieva staveckaite
 Russell is a great instructor! Rather than preparing you to solely pass the test he makes sure you truly are a confident driver. Would highly recommend.  
Joe
 After struggling with another instructor previously I can safely say Russell was a million times better and managed to pass me first time with his brilliant patience and entertaining personality. Would recommend in a heartbeat to anyone! 
Giorgio Casali
 Russell is a great instructor who teaches you not only how to pass the test, but how to drive competently and confidently. He is very laid back and does not put you on edge at all. Thanks to him I passed my test and now feel very comfortable on the road. I highly recommend him. 
BlueCouch33
 Lovely instructor, great at easing nerves of first time driving, enjoyable music in car, very detailed explanations of rules of the road and made sure I became confident at learning them for myself! Passed first time, thank you! 🙂 
Amy Marvelly
 I began learning to drive at the end of June, and have passed my test first time in the beginning of December, including a break in lessons due to lockdown. Russel is a very good teacher even so that my sister started with him as well. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough especially if you want to get driving quickly !!! 
Debbie C
 I started lessons at the start of July with Russell and never looked back! Russell is a gent, is gifted at what he does, has a great attitude, and makes learning how to drive fun! I had a few lessons before with a previous instructor but just could not click or adapt to his method, thankfully Russell changed that all. He is thorough in all aspects of driving, not just for the test but to make sure you are safe and capable of becoming a good driver. I passed my test first time, with 3 minors, would recommend Russell to anyone without a second thought, thank you Russell ☺️☺️ 
Fame Shala
 Just passed the practical driving test today thanks to Russell Waterman . Very professional and dedicated to the job he does.thanks for helping me all the way Russell Waterman,best driving instructor  
Matthew
 A great, patient teacher that got me a pass 1st time 
Akeem
 After taking practical test with others and failed, I contacted Russell. He is very good and always on points, I did couple of lessons & he told what I needed to work on. I found everything okay with you, always engaging in the car to make you relax and the car was comfortable for me to drive. He is an excellent instructor.  
Emily
 I think Russell is an excellent driving instructor, with lots of experience and I would highly recommend him. He was patient when I first started and it was taking me a while to get the hang of the controls. The 2 hour lessons felt quite a lot to begin with but when I progressed I found it really useful to be able to focus for longer times and the eventual test seemed nicely short in comparison! Russell's lessons had an excellent balance between instructing me on how to pass my driving test and on being a safe driver after I'd passed. He took me on a great variety of roads (when I was ready) including motorways and driving through Central London. He clearly is a very experienced instructor. I passed first time! 
Tamzin Wolfson
 Russell was an excellent and patient instructor. With him I was able to pass first time and he helped me feel so much more confident in my driving ability. I highly recommend!  
Fergal
 I'd highly recommend Russel to any first time driver or those wanting to gain confidence on the road. Russel prepared me so much for my test that when it came round, I felt extremely confident and ready for anything that came up on the day. I past first time with Russel and believe anyone can with his expertise in teaching. 10/10 5 stars.  
Dani
 Full recommend to any of my friends 
Jacinta
 I started my driving lessons being incredibly nervous but after a few lessons with Russell I started feeling much more confident and even started looking forward to my lessons! I just took my test and passed first time, which I couldn't have done without Russell's patience, encouragement and amazing teaching. Thoroughly recommend him to anyone about to start lessons or coming back to it after a bit of time. Particularly if you're nervous about it like I was! 
Toby Shepheard
 Russell’s a great teacher and I was delighted to pass first time. Lots of interesting routes and handy tips to help me feel fully prepared. Thanks 
Tristan
 I feel very lucky to have Russell as my driving instructor. He is patient, knowledgeable and great at explaining things. I really enjoy the lessons and feel that I am learning not simply for the sake of passing the test quickly (which I imagine may be the case with some instructors) , but also to feel confident and comfortable behind the wheel for the future. 10/10 A+++. Thanks Russell! 
Isaac
 Russell helped me pass first time and with ease. Not only is he a fantastic instructor but also a pleasure to share the car with for 20+hours. Highly recommended!! 
David
 I Would highly recommend Russell for all your driving lessons and he is a very experienced driving instructor. I've to commend him for putting up with me as an older driver with bad habits coming from the U. S. A. And getting me to understand the roundabouts which can be confusing sometimes if you are not sure where you're going. 
Joanna
 I have been learning with Russell since October and have passed the first time recently. He is not only an excellent instructor, but also became my friend. Russell is very patient (I am a veeery dificult person to deal with), the resources he provides are fantastic. He not only gives the basic info, but also sends lots of extra. I had so little faith in myself, but he made me very confident behind the wheel. Every lesson was different, Russell's attention to details on the road and with other drivers made me think twice before I made the same mistake. His continous reminding about rules made me remember easier. Russell is very patient, calm and very understanding. He is always on time and if happens he is running couple of minutes late he sends a text. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND RUSSELL TO ALL PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LEARN TO DRIVE. THE BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???❤  
Jasdeep Singh
 Russell was an extremely patient instructor, and was very good in customising the routes to focus on things I needed to improve. He was also very flexible in terms of times available including late evenings and weekends to accommodate my schedule, overall great job in helping me pass the exam and sharing some good stories in the process 
Arie
 Hey Russell ; just wanted to thank you for helping me succeed , your firm but fair approach worked wonders i managed to get 0 faults ; amazing and solely down to your guidance i appreciate your help and your saved as a contact for life, and will be passed on to friends/family in need of a world class instructor; thanks again Russell 
Sophie
 Hello, I wanted to write a praise for my driving instructor, Russell, with whom I was having lessons recently. Russell has given me all the skills and the confidence in driving that I felt I needed, and which I will always have. Russell is a superb driving teacher, he is fun, enthusiastic, methodical, very thorough and a true professional. I would like to commend his excellent work. Thank you very much. Sophie  
Antony
 Russell is the man! Lighthearted and sharp, he’s the most knowledgeable and approachable driving instructor I’ve come across; all whilst being a very patient operator. I feel lucky to have been taught by him! 
Magnus
 Where to start with this review. Russell is, without a shadow of doubt, in a league of his own not only when it comes to being a driving instructor but also being a first class man! His consistent anecdotes and sharp refined humour, coupled with musings on politics and fantastic music taste made what could be dull two hour drives into the highlight of my day. Knowledgable to the extreme when it comes to driving and it's safe to say he knows the streets of Milhill and Hendon better than any black cab driver! A truly fantastic bloke and I enjoyed every drive we went on from day one when he made me feel incredibly comfortable doing something which traditionally is approached with a certain fear and worry. Having passed my test I feel I can drive with confidence however I hope to keep in touch to ensure my driving remains as safe as can be, and to make sure my improved risk awareness remains! 
Hana Walker
 I had one session (two hours) with Russell every week since September and am extremely happy to say I passed my test first time today! I found him to be extremely patient and helpful in guiding me from a first timer, who had never driven before, to becoming extremely confident on the roads. Russell was consistently meticulous and pushed me to improve my skills beyond test level, and I am incredibly thankful to have had him as my teacher. I would definitely recommend 🙂 
Louise Gall
 My son Jamie was 17 in January and he has just passed his first attempt driving test in April after having lessons with Russell. Jamie became a very competent driver very quickly and Russell gave him great confidence in his ability to drive. Thank you Russell! I would very highly recommend Russell. 
Micah
 Thanks for the HELP with my lessons! It has been a great journey. Keep up the GOOD WORK and I will see you around. Great Instructor, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 
Peter Goron
 Great, patient instructor. Highly recommend. 
Akel
 Learning to drive from Russel was a great experience. Compared to previous instructors I had there is a massive difference. He is a very patient, dedicated teacher with a high standard of communication skills. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wishing to pass there. 
Ross orbell
 Russell helped me pass first time he is an amazing driving instructor learnt so much in such a short space of time. 
Alejandro Rios
 Russel you the man! You’re the best by miles at what you do. 
Nico da Silva
 Failed 1st time with a different instructor, so decided to go with Russell and best decision i made. Russell was really patient and easy going, had a lot of fun and actually looked forward to my lessons, which wasnt the case with my previous instructor. Passed second time with only 4 minors. 
MaroonRug30
 I started off with virtually no knowledge or confidence when it came to cars, and was very nervous. Russel put me at ease and taught me not only how to pass, which I did first time thanks to him, but to drive confidently in a range of different areas. Fantastic! 
Biniam
 Great driving instructor.He is patient and very though,he explains The rules of the road clearly and carefully,and provides excellent handouts and maneuver notes,I'd highly recommend him to any one looking to pass their driving test. 
Leandro
 Russell is an amazing instructor who has a lot of patience and treats his pupils very nicely and really gets to know you to make the process easier & less pressurized. He makes sure u get everything drilled into you and gets you well prepared for your test. Really easy going guy, great to talk to and the best instructor in the area. 
Sacha Harris
 Great teacher, very chill, handles all situations like a pro and likes good music. Focuses on helping you drive like a good driver rather than just to test standard - more expensive than standard but worth the money, 5 stars. 
C Nicholas Anderson
 Mr Waterman, is an excellent instructor and prepares you well for the practical driving exam. I passed my exam with zero faults which is a direct reflection of Russell's thorough instruction. I felt very comfortable asking Russell many questions and he was very comfortable answering all of them. Russell gives excellent tips for you to utilize while practising to pass the exam and afterwards in your everyday driving. 
Charlotte
 Russell taught me how to drive rather than just how to pass a test, for instance driving through London helped my confidence massively. I’m the third out of my sisters to have had lessons with him, and I highly recommend him as an instructor. Thank you!! 
Rajesh Kumar
 Being an experienced international driver with a lot of bad habits from my earlier experiecne, Russel was really patient in teaching me correct rules and right driving maneuvers. He helped me unlearn my bad habits and get into the grove before my exam. I would very highly recommend him to anyone learning to drive, amazing instructor. Thank you so much! ❤ I have passed the very first time thanks to your guidance and support all along ! 
Casey Akajioyi
 Really recommend Russell great instructor and the best I’ve ever had. Thanks to Russell I was able to pass my driving test. 
inayah x
 Very patient and professional, passed today and am very happy 🙂 thanks Russell! 
Keith
 My Instructor Is A Miracle Worker My instructor, Russell Waterman, has been a true miracle worker in teaching me how to drive in the UK. I'm originally from the USA and it has been difficult learning how to " correctly" drive in this country. On top of that, I barely knew how to drive manual. Within the first few minutes of our meeting Russell quickly assessed the best way to teach me in as short amount a time as possible in order for me to pass my practical exam. He knew how to push me just enough to ensure I learned and retained all that Russell was teaching me about driving in the UK. He was right and I am now a prouder owner of a UK driving license. Definitely worth every pound I paid for the lessons and Russell deserves the 5 star rating.  
Shaq Ford
 I had a fun and easy time learning with Russell, as he's an enthusiastic and knowledgeable driving instructor who made both the written and unwritten rules very clear and explained the reasons why they exist. His relaxed training advice put me at ease and got me a pass on the first try. I never felt too pressured when learning with him, as he makes lessons both fun and relaxed whilst preparing you at a high standard. He also provides excellent resources for both the practical and theory test. I would definitely recommend. 
SeanR
 Russell has been a great driving instructor I've had 2 or 3 and by far he is the best he isn't like a robot like the rest of the driving instructors He treated you like a normal human and I had great Time doing the lessons and not beung nervous what most people do  
Claire
 Hi Russell. Thank you SO much for all your work instructing Emily on becoming a safe driver and helping her pass her test. We and she are delighted she passed! I wanted to wait to say thank you until I’d made sure to post a five star review on Google—now done! Thank you again and best wishes. Of course I will be happy to recommend you should any friends ask. 
Lydia Moloney
 Amazing instructor, helped me pass first time. Very good with nerves and helped me feel more confident. Thank you! 
Mach
 I passed my extended driving test and I had Russell as my driving instructor and he was amazing. Very patient and easy to get along with. After 5 years of driving in a van I’ve acquired some bad habits which Russell quickly and successfully corrected.He is very experienced and a great guy, gave me real world driving advice alongside the knowledge and skills needed to pass the test twice. I had Russell as my driving instructor when I passed my test the first time , unfortunately I had to retake the test as my licence has been revoked . Again - I’ve passed with just one minor mistake. I highly recommend Russel! 
Keisha
 Great instructor, friendly and easy to chat to, would definitively recommend! Passed first time 
Keira
 Russel is the best driving instructor! He taught me all i needed to know despite starting off quite nervous. I’ve now passed and am very confident in driving! 
Marco
 I passed first time, but it wasn't because he taught me only to pass the test but taught me how to drive properly as well as making me a confident driver on the road when coming into spontaneous obstacles that occur in every day driving. Also the lessons were great fun, it was a very good environment in the car and any nerves i had were calmed. His teaching was clear, precise and well structured and he was very easy to talk to.  
Oleksandra Syzova
 I had several lessons with Russell and passed from the first attempt with only two minors. He is very flexible, patient and helpful. I liked how he helped me to work on every minor mistake consistently and provided feedback in useful and not criticising way. And agreeing to have my 3 months old baby in the back seat throughout the lessons was an immediate winner.  
Karthikeyan
 Russell is very thorough with his teaching. Always takes the time to fully explain each and every single concept as well as constantly reinforcing good driving techniques in every lesson. Also has a good sense of humour and is very easy to get along with. 
Catherine J
 Russell is such an excellent teacher. I would highly recommend that you book some lessons with him! He is very patient, has a great sense of humour and really prepares pupils to be good drivers for life. I passed first time. I was quite a nervous learner at first, but now feel very confident and am really looking forward to my new freedom. I am nearly 40, so you can learn at any age! Select Russell to be your driving instructor!  
Ben Weber
 Russel was patient, reassuring and helpful. He helped me through every stage of my driving... 
Emelia
 Very comfortable and calming to learn with 
Janet Shepheard
 I found Russell to be very approachable and organised and his App, blog and communication are all very helpful. My son made great progress in the two hour lessons. He enjoyed travelling further afield and growing in confidence each session, until passing his test first time in rainy St Albans. Thank you! 
Megan
 I really enjoyed learning with Russell and felt very prepared for my test, passing first time! I would highly recommend him as a driving instructor and as a company to work with. 
Meragull
  Such an excellent instructor I passed my test Today , I highly recommend Russell he is such A nice person and has a great sense of humour Thank you dear Russell for your hard work and Your efforts, please please guys if you want to Learn a safe driving and to pass your practical Test take class with this Gentleman He teach you to be a safe driver for life . Thank you for all your help and support I appreciate that Once again thank you 🙏 You’re such a great instructor and a Good human being God bless you My great instructor 🙏 
Millie's Mum
 Hi Russell just to say belatedly thank you so much for all your help getting Millie through her driving test. She has never been an overly confident young lady so this has been an amazing experience and she has been out by herself a few times which is all very encouraging. I know she enjoyed your very relaxed approach along with the music! Thank you and best wishes regards Tracy  
Neelani
 Russell Waterman was an outstanding teacher. He was very thorough and knowledgeable ; one who was very patient and friendly - his sense of humour made the lessons so much easier and fulfilling. If I made any mistake, he would always make sure to correct such errors with routine precision to make me feel absolutely confident. Russell was an all rounder. He was always punctual.,Russell Waterman was an outstanding teacher. A lesson was never boring. He was an all-rounder and very knowledgeable. He was very thorough. If a learner makes a mistake, he would take the learner to the exact spot where the mistake was done and correct it straightaway. Very patient and also had a very good sense of humour which makes the learner at ease, and makes a positive impact on learning. Russell was always very punctual and I never had to cancel any of his lessons. 
Mia Dacosta
 Russel is a brilliant instructor, who builds up your confidence not only to pass the test but to be a good driver. I never felt too stressed when learning with him, as he makes lessons both fun and relaxed whilst preparing you at a high quality level. He is very well experienced, and provides excellent resources for both the practical and theory test. His teaching made me feel totally prepared for my driving test, which I managed to pass first time with 0 faults ! I would definitely recommend taking driving lessons with Russel. 
Ben Mitchell
 Russel was a fantastic instructor in helping me pass my driving test 1st time! He was very friendly and provided excellent advice and feedback. 
Mark Bowden
 Great experience learning with Russel, a great guy who is looking to bring out the best driver in anyone who has the pleasure of learning with him. 
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Alex
 Russell is a really approachable guy, everything you want in a driving instructor; fun but professional. 
Ben
 Really helpful, nice and experienced instructor Russell passed me first time after a previous negative experience with another instructor. His style has a calming influence which really helps you improve and provokes questions to further your learning. Easy to chat to, approachable and reliable. Thoroughly recommend him to anyone wishing to learn in and around London. 
ben goring
 Very good and professional will dont give up until you pass 
Sofie
 Amazing driving instruction! 
Lily
 Very good instructor. Would highly recommend, passed first time 👍🏼  
Jessica Crowley
 Russel was such a great teacher. He helped me pass my test first time and prepared me for driving on my own. He has made me a very confident driver and taught me more than I needed to know. I couldn't recommend more. 
Jennifer Tome
 Russell is a very patient instructor, very helpful and knows exactly what he is doing! He has taught both my sister and I and we have both managed to pass first time thanks to him! Really recommend him! 
Imogen
 Lovely instructor, great at easing nerves of first time driving, enjoyable music in car, very detailed explanations of rules of the road and made sure I became confident at learning them for myself! Passed first time, thank you! 🙂  
Isabel
 I had two driving instructors before Russell and I'd say he was the best. He clearly knows what the examiners look for, what the roads in the area are like, best practices for staying safe and the details of signage and the Highway Code very well. He's also careful to work out exactly why you've done something wrong so he can give the appropriate advice. He's very friendly and while it took me a few lessons to get used to how much he talks while you're driving, he gives plenty of great advice in the process; remembering some tips he'd said which seemed like minor points at the time definitely helped me during my test! 
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Kornelia Gulan
 Best Driving Instructor I’ve worked with . Very patient and the lessons were actually really fun . I’ve learned a lot and would highly recommend Russel to anyone who’s looking to learn to drive 
Junaid
 Russell is a really good instructor, he picks up on the smallest of details and corrects you,so you can have good habits. He also explains situations and what to do really well giving you a better understanding. He is very experienced and if you want to learn to be a great driver, you should choose him to be your instructor. 
Edu
 Thanks Russell for all your support. Within a relatively short period of time, you have made me feel confident and competent as a driver, and helped me pass my Driving Test within a few of months of turning 17! Your relaxed and calm approach to driving, as well as your communication skills made it easy and enjoyable to learn. I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone. 
Alexander Thomson
 Russell is a genius, very patient and will keep taking you out of your comfort zone bit by bit, so before you know it you are doing things you couldnt believe. He doesnt just try to get you past the test. He teaches you how to be a good driver. On top of that he is a great guy. 
Sam
 Brilliant teaching, clear and incisive instruction. Helped me to improve my driving and was very helpful in preparing me for my test, which I was able to pass first time!  
Charlotte Touchais
 Russell was an amazing driving instructor - i was extremely nervous when i started, and he built my confidence as well as teaching me! His advice about the actual test was so helpful and completely prepared me for it. I passed first time thanks to Russell 🙂 
James
 I looked at many instructors and eventually decided on Russell due to his amazing reviews. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to teach me such an important thing. He is really easy to get on with, instantly makes you feel comfortable, has a great sense of humour and always has a story to tell that helps you learn what to do and what not to do on the roads. He has loads of helpful insights, tips and tricks to help you learn and remember everything. He also doesn’t just get you through your test but truly challenges your driving ability like when he took me through Covent Garden in rush hour to train me to cope under pressure and to keep my observation high enough to cope with a random bike or person appearing from nowhere. If I ever made a mistake, Russell would explain everything to me and take me through it until I completely understood. I ended up passing first time after a fairly intensive 2 months and with any other instructor I don’t think I that would have been possible. 
Hannah Weber
 I had Russell Waterman, and passed first time. Very reliable and professional. Taught me everything and more that i needed to know for the test and i was very well prepared. Good balance between professional and also having a calm, relaxed lesson. Very much enjoyed the few months i had with him in the car, and definitely recommend to anyone. Hannah Weber 
Rebecca
 Russell Waterman; a clear and patient instructor! Giving clear instructions, using the terminology given in an exam and ensuring your very prepared for your test! Evidently, one of the best instructors. 
beatrice padurean
 Russell is the best driving instructor I could get, he had the patience and teach me how to be good driver. Now I feel confident about my driving 

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