Marco Polo Oxford

Driving School in Oxford, Oxfordshire
Driving School in Oxford, Oxfordshire Marco Polo Oxford Is More Than A Driving School. If youre ready to gain your independence and get out on the road, you need more than just a driving school. To excel at this task, you need a knowledgeable instructor that teaches in a supportive environment. We are a dynamic brand, pushing the barriers of driving instruction. All of our clients are issued with a driver record and guided through a complete course of structured tuition. We find this encourages good habits in both learner and instructor and avoids a haphazard or random approach.

Whether a first time learner or someone taking refresher lessons, referral to the DSA syllabus is the surest and quickest way to achieve competent and proficient driving attitudes and skills. Our mission and goal is to direct the vast collective experience of our instructors at achieving success for the most cost-effective rates. Whatever your standard, whatever your finances you have found a home at Marco Polo Oxford!!
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  • Pass in 1-6 weeks with Marco Polo Oxford explore driving school unique driving lessons and intensive courses.
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5 North Parade Avenue
Oxford, Oxfordshire
OX2 6LX
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Testimonials

Jordan Brodley
read moreI believe that Marco Polo Oxford is an excellent driving school as Marco taught me with a calming, pleasant, patient and encouraging attitude that helped me to improve my driving skills dramatically each lesson - making me pass First Time in one week!!! There is no doubt that I recommend Marco is an excellent teacher, who is capable of teaching anyone, no matter what level he or she is at.

Natalija Koceva
read moreI am so happy with Marco I had to take off 5 min of my busy time to write a review so I can assure people who want to learn fast with very experienced, friendly and professional instructor with affordable prices to take their lessons with confidence!I have passed my driving lessons 1st Time with only 3 small mistakes it was well worth spent money. I would highly recommend Marco Polo Oxford to anyone.

Romain Batut
read moreThanks to Marco, I finally passed my test! I failed onece, but thanks to him and all his effort to ensure I was prepared. I finally was able to drive myself around. If youre looking for someone to teach you how to drive how to pass look no further as he can teach you everything you need to know. He did for me. With Marco as my instructor, I became more confident with each lesson, he is a grate person and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive!

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Michelle
Abingdon
Apr 08, 2012
Pased my driving test first time!!
Fantastic service received, enjoyed every minute learning with Marco Polo Oxford – explore driving! My instructor, Marco, was extremely helpful and I recommended him to a friend who was looking for driving lessons. He helped give me the confidence that I could pass my driving test. I'm very glad I chose MPO-ed as a driving school and am thankful for the support I received as a learner driver.
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Simon Howells
Witney
Apr 30, 2012
Personalised driving tuition
I chose Marco Polo as they were a company able to arrange lessons around my slightly erratic working schedule in Oxford and it has proved to be an excellent decision. The patient, focused and knowledgeable tuition that I received helped me to go from an absolute beginner to passing my test first time in under 6 months. I wouldn't hesitate to fully recommend the company to anyone who wants to get the best out of their learning experience. 
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Amadeus
Oxford
Jun 27, 2012
Passed with a clean sheet!
Marco runs an excellent driving school. He is a tremendous instructor with a calm, reassuring instruction technique. He was very flexible in arranging lessons at the last minute, and has an in depth knowledge of the Oxford driving area. I passed with a clean sheet and have Marco to thank! I would highly recommend him.
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Vasi-m
Oxford
Jul 13, 2012
Driving
Marco is an amazing teacher!! I have recommended him to all my friends and family. In fact it would appear he is somewhat of a legend in the Oxford Medical School! He is a patient teacher, his lessons are interesting, he keeps you calm, he is always focused on everything you are doing so that every lesson you feel you have massively improved and he has good chat! I had a very short time to learn, and a big gap between my lessons, as well as a difficult timetable (often at short notice) whenever I was actually in Oxford and yet Marco accommodated for all these difficulties. I was able to pass first time (with only four faults) and my success is entirely due to Marco, as I was only taught by him. But more importantly (for my nervous parents and the people who have to share a road with me) I have become a good, safe driver! Although passing first time is an added bonus! Thank you so much Marco!!
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Hannah Ibison
Oxford
Jul 16, 2012
Fantastic Driving Instructor
Marco was an excellent driving instructor!! He was incredibly patient and had a fantastic way of explaining the more complicated Oxford roundabouts. As a result of his excellent tuition I enjoy driving and feel confident on the road.
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RebeccaK
Oxford
Sep 21, 2012
Highly recommended!
I failed my driving test three times 18 years ago and then "buried my head in the sand" for a long time with regards to learning to drive! Resolved to try again in 2012, I am thrilled to have passed this time with only four minor faults thanks to the excellent tuition and support I received from Marco. He is reliable, meticulous and patient, and combines this with a good sense of humour and personable manner. I felt properly prepared for the driving test but particularly liked the way in which Marco's primary focus is on teaching safe driving for life not just getting through the test. I have no hesitations in recommending him as a driving instructor.
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Lucy Wang
Oct 14, 2012
Recommended Driving instructor for the Oxford area!!
A great instructor - professional, competent, patient and always in a good mood! You can tell he really does want you to do well, tailoring lessons to get you prepared for your test. I have a very busy timetable but he was incredibly understanding and managed to work around my times. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive in Oxford. Thanks so much Marco for everything!!
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James Marsh
Oxford
Nov 08, 2012
I passed first time with Marco
I learnt to drive with Marco after a recommendation from a friend and am very glad I did. Marco is a thorough, patient and calm instructor who knows exactly what is required to pass the driving test. He’s also a very nice guy with a great sense of humour. My lessons with him were never boring as he always ensured we covered a range of manoeuvres/skills each time. I would highly recommend Marco to anyone wanting to learn to drive.
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Joe Loxton
Oxford
Nov 08, 2012
Excellent Instruction
Marco is a superb instructor. Even after 6 months of lessons I thought I'd never pass my test, but he kept encouraging me and getting me to practice bits I was doing wrong. And I passed first time! With only two minors! Thank you Marco!
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Location — Oxford. Perfect.

Laura
Oxford
Nov 15, 2012
Honestly The Best Instructor!
Marco is an amazing teacher!! I have already recommended him to all my friends and family. He is a very patient teacher, his lessons are interesting, he keeps you calm, he is always focused on everything you are doing so that every lesson you feel you have massively improved. I had to pass very quickly and however Marco always accommodate me and schedule me in when it suited me. I owe all my success to Marco. He is brilliant for nervous drivers. I have become a good, confident safe driver! Thank you so much Marco!!
Enjoyed learning to drive and pass really quickly!
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Francesca Heartfield
Oxford
Mar 20, 2013
Brilliant
I took an intensive course with Marco in the hope of passing my test within a short period of time- the best decision I could have made. I passed after only three weeks of lessons! I really enjoyed them, Marco always made them fun and relaxing and by the time I had passed, though I had only been driving for three weeks, I felt really confident. I could not recommend Marco more highly.
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Dr S. M.
Oxford
Apr 12, 2013
How Learning To Drive Was Meant To Be!!!
Getting a car driving license has been a breeze with "Marco Polo Oxford"!!! I couldn't ask for more personal attention during my learning. And it appeared I needed all of this attention, being not the fastest learner - admitting without hesitation, now that I was so successful with taking the test. Also amazingly my goal of receiving a license within several weeks was very nicely achieved, this is given no prior experience at all. All of this was possible due to an exceptional standard of teaching that was provided.

The only real downside was the expenses, and the demand for discipline to take lessons regularly during the week. But there isn't any way around these difficulties, I guess! So what I'm most grateful to "Marco Polo Oxford" is for making my learning engaging and safe. There were no particular problems with aspects that we couldn't positively overcome during the study. My actual driving test was ultimately a great success, followed by buying a car the day after, how do you like that?!

First thing as a new driver I've taken the "Pass Plus" course, during which I learned the essential skills of driving on motorways and in other difficult conditions. This completed my learning course with an extra ability and confidence. I've been on the road every day since, for leisure and a bit for work! All in all, I think I had a great luck to learn driving with this company, hence writing this review to let you know.

Highly recommending to you all this school, as well as already recommended to my friends and younger colleagues. They will be setting aside some time to get their licenses with "Marco Polo Oxford" -- so grab it while you can -- and go "explore driving", as the school slogan says. It is only as difficult or easy to pass the test as you make it, and you will make the right choice with "Marco Polo Oxford", have my word.
Personal attention, Exceptional standard of teaching, Adherence to learner's schedule.
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Emily Reeves
Oxford
May 17, 2013
Great Instructor - Passes first time
Marco was a fantastic driving instructor - always very calm, patient and friendly. He was very thorough and reliable in his teaching, making sure that you knew everything you needed to be a safe and competent driver. He gives you lots of good techniques and rules for doing manoeuvres and general driving, so that you can apply them to any situation. I genuinely felt that developing me into a confident and safe driver was what was important to him, and because of him I passed my test first time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone learning to drive.
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MJD
Oxford
Jun 14, 2013
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After a bad experience with a driving instructor some years ago, I was very hesitant in choosing an instructor. However, I'm glad I discovered Marco. He was extremely patient and allowed the lessons to proceed at a pace I was comfortable with. He was very attentive identifying weaknesses to focus on in the next lesson and very focused on teaching how to drive well and safely, but at the same time making the lessons enjoyable.
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Dr J
Oxford
Jul 22, 2013
Excellent
Marco has been an excellent instructor; patient, good fun and excellent at explaining the rules of the road. With him, I successfully achieved my license within only a few weeks (passing 1st time with only three minors no less!).

In addition to this, he knows the test routes extremely well and ensures considerable practice of each of the main components of the routes. He also provides access to a range of useful internet links including a prodigious database of theory questions, hazard perception, detailed pictures of the main roundabouts, correspondence about test criteria from the chief driving officer and excellent mock tests. The car is a wonderful vehicle to learn in being tolerant of mistakes and nice to drive.

In short, Marco Polo driving school comes highly recommended – both Marco himself and the extremely helpful office staff. So go explore driving!
Good instructor, wealth of useful information
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TING Z
Oxford
Nov 18, 2013
Best Driving Instructor Ever!
I have tried to pass the driving test for the past one and half year before Marco took me over, he is an amazing instructor immediately pointed out my bad habits and weaknesses, only 2 and half months later, on 1st Nov, I passed my driving test with only two minor errors, unbelievable!!! Best driving instructor ever, huge fun and most importantly, he will let you enjoying the driving along with being confident and safe!
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Olja
Oxford
Feb 06, 2014
Great driving instructor!
Marco is a wonderful instructor, patient and encouraging and it really helped me with my confidence and driving skills. I passed my test with only 3 faults!
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Yira
Drayton
Jun 30, 2014
Great instructor!
Very professional. I only got one minor fault in my driving test thanks to his thorough lessons!
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S.Ryan
Oxford
Aug 14, 2014
Excellent driving tuition
Marco is a superb driving instructor. I had tried several times to learn to drive over the years and always lost my confidence after a short time. Marco had a structured approach and he made sure that I gained confidence in each skill before moving on to the next thing. Safety is a priority for Marco too and I feel that I've been very well taught. Thanks to Marco, I passed first time, with two minor faults. I couldn't have done it without his help. Thanks Marco!
Patient and calm instructor, safety is a priority, organised and structured approach
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Marta Kowalska
Oxford
Oct 02, 2014
Great value for money, amazing driving instructor!
Marco is such s good instructor, calm and patient, he knows how to explain even the most complicated issues and how to bring out the best in his students! He put so much effort into making me into a calm and confident driver and I will always be incredibly grateful to him! Highly recommend him to everybody, even the most nervous drivers!
Great attitude, personal approach ensures you get the most out of every lesson
Value for Money — Great value for money!
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Nayeem Choudhury
Oct 14, 2014
Amazing intstrutor
Marco is an excellent instructor. He makes driving fun and enjoyable. He takes the time with you on the lessons to make sure you are fully confident in each skill. There is never any pressure or nervousness in any of my lessons. He was committed to getting the full potential out of my driving. He helped me pass first time, would strongly recommend to anyone. Marco is an amazing instructor.
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Nik P
Oxford
Oct 31, 2014
Fantastic instructor
Marco is a fantastic instructor. He is very thorough and incredibly patient. He'll not only make sure you can drive, but make sure you can drive safely! He always took the time to explain things very carefully and was very supportive. He also was very flexible with my schedule which was very handy. Highly recommended!
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Annabelle Robineau
Oxford
Nov 25, 2014
Driving lessons with Marco Polo
Driving lessons with Marco were always of excellent quality. His approach is relaxed and calm. He teaches safe driving and due to great test preparation I passed first time. Thanks!

Svetlana
Oxford
Jan 06, 2015
The best driving school
I would highly recommend Marco as a driving instructor. He is so professional, very patient and helpful. The lessons were fun, enjoyable and stress free. I progressed loads and learnt something new each lesson. I really appreciate Marco's help. Marco Polo Driving school is asset for Oxford's community. You will not just pass Your exam, but also You will be able to learn how to stay safe and confident on the road. Thank you! Would definitely recommend!
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Bilal Cicek
Oxford
Jan 23, 2015
Best instructor in Oxford
Thank you very much Marco, if it wasn't you I wouldn't have passed my practical test. Thank you for your patience. You're #1!
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Chloe Webster
Oxford
Feb 13, 2015
Excellent Driving Instructor
I feel really lucky to have been taught by Marco, he was always patient and made learning fun and straightforward! I have now passed and feel safe. I would recommend him to anyone - especially nervous drivers looking to gain confidence.
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Wesley Carney
Oxfordshire
Feb 20, 2015
Cool, calm and massively experienced instructor
All I can say is WOW. Marco made me feel at ease from the word go but also gets the job done. His knowledge of the Oxford test is second to none and will make sure that you pass your test.... No matter what. With his knowledge and expertise I only got 2 minors and passed first time. Thanks Marco!
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Cara
Oxford
Apr 10, 2015
Passed 1st time in only 2 months with the tuition of the best instructor in Oxford!
Marco's approach to tutoring is outstanding. His lessons are calm and well-structured with an overall aim of preparing you, both practically and psychologically, for achieving your test date goal (for me, I had a deadline of 2 months). His knowledgeable ability to explain things very simply and clearly maximised my own understanding, and consequently, gave me more confidence to drive independently, especially as the lessons went on and there was more opportunity to do so.

He ensured that I gained confidence in each skill before moving on to the next thing and would revisit any areas that needed more work as appropriate. We spent a while on learning basic techniques in preparation for putting them into practice and developing them further, which I feel has been the main reason why I passed my test so quickly. The safety of all road users was a priority at all times, reinforced by Marco's explanations as to why we act on certain decisions and avoid other things and his capacity of information of other possible scenarios and their possible consequences was always helpful to me and aided future considerations with my own judgement of the roads.

Marco was able to be flexible with my awkward schedule and his communication of lesson reminders was very beneficial! His time is great value for money through a range of deals he offers. Provision of access to a variety of useful websites and information is given and his mock tests are invaluable!!! I passed first time after 2 months of tuition with only 2 minor faults! Thank you so, so much, Marco!
Development of basic skills, mock test, safety first
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Joseph McCullough
Oxford
Apr 20, 2015
Perfect Driving Instructor
Marco was a great instructor. Calm, friendly, a good teacher. Just what you want when you are learning to drive.
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Victoria Jones
Oxford
May 27, 2015
Highly recommended
Marco is a really brilliant driving Instructor. Very dedicated in doing his job properly and getting you to drive safely and sensibly. I had been through a number of instructors before I came to Marco and I instantly started learning, most of all I learnt to really enjoy driving! I would definitely recommend him and his company.
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Rodolfo Carvajal
Abingdon
May 28, 2015
I highly recommend Marco as a driving instructor
I took +20hrs of driving lessons with Marco in preparation to my practical driving test. I need to say at the beginning I was not too motivated basically because I am experienced driver for +15 years with no incidents in much more hostile routes in my country but Marco did the right things to get my attention and interest. His method helped me to be aware of what kind of driving skills I need to conduct myself safely in the UK and we covered every aspect that make me feel comfy to take the exam. The learning process went from basics to more advanced aspects using most of the time test routes in Oxford and we were able to track the progress doing practical test at the end of each session. As for the formal Practical Test, I am honest, first time I failed the exam just because I missed a speed limit signal; 10 days after, I took the exam again and passed right away with just one minor fault. I really appreciate the right approach used by Marco to conduct the sessions and fully recommend him as a driving instructor if you do not only want to pass the exam but develop your capabilities to drive safely in the UK.
Patient, experienced, structured progressive and traceable approach, useful and relevant information to get prepare for the practical driving test
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Katie Bee
Oxford
Jun 22, 2015
Great instructor - I would recommend Marco to anyone
I just passed my test after having lessons with Marco for about six months. Marco was a calm and patient instructor, who made me feel at ease in the car. He was very clear about the skills I needed to be a good driver, as well as to pass the test. I would really recommend Marco to anyone.
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Majid Khan
Oxford
Jun 30, 2015
Highly recommended!
Marco kindly fit me in for an intensive course over 4 days, with my test being on the 5th day, which I passed. He gauged exactly how well I could drive and how much he could push me. Hands down he is the best out of the 3 instructors I have had.
Thanks a lot, Marco!
Very passionate instructor, breaks at the right time
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Danijela
Cassington
Jul 21, 2015
World Class Instructor!
Taking lessons with Marco Polo Oxford driving school proved to be a great decision. Coming from Canada with driving licence for automatic cars only I had to start from scratch and learn driving on left hand side. Manual cars have always been a challenge for me. When I started with lessons I was struggling even to understand what the clutch is. Then Marko’s ability to explain things in simple ways came in - he draw a sketch of clutch and explained what was happening every time I press the clutch and change a gear. From that moment I have realised that I had an excellent instructor.
During my lessons Marko has shown a great deal of patience, persistence, flexibility and above all skill. Not surprisingly I have managed to pass my driving test in first attempt. Every driving session was different yet very interesting. Marko is very professional and nice person. I can highly recommend his driving school Marco Polo Oxford to anyone.

Thank you, Marko!
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Danijela
Cassington
Jul 22, 2015
World Class Instructor! - Part 2
... every time I press the clutch and change a gear. From that moment I have realised that I had an excellent instructor. During my lessons Marko has shown a great deal of patience, persistence, flexibility and above all skill. Not surprisingly I have managed to pass my driving test in first attempt. Every driving session was different yet very interesting. Marko is very professional and nice person. I can highly recommend his driving school Marco Polo Oxford to anyone.
Thank you, Marko!
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Jess
Oxford
Aug 10, 2015
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After having a year of lessons with a previous instructor, then breaking my back in a road accident and unable to drive for 4 months. Marco helped me regain my road confidence and I managed to pass first time with him. I would highly recommend. Thank you!
My confidence and manouvres were much better
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Theo Greenfield
Oxford
Aug 28, 2015
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Marco is a great driving instructor, he stays calm at all times and is always encouraging even after the mistakes that I made. He was also very flexible with the timings of our lessons and so I could choose the best time for me. With his help I managed to pass first time and I am very happy that we chose to use him.
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Sam N
OX2 9AB
Oct 05, 2015
Excellent driving instructor
Marco is a great driving instructor: calm, clear, friendly and full of good advice that helps break down driving into more manageable chunks to learn. I found his manner to be very calming, almost flegmatic at times, which is ideal for nervous drivers. He makes the most complicated of roundabouts a simple exercise in logic that can be negotiated without too much difficulty. He also knows all the test routes and runs mock tests through them, which I found very useful in getting up to test standard. I had failed my driving test twice in as many cities beforehand, but Marco got me through my third test with flying colours. I feel not only confident about driving, but also confident that I have learnt good techniques that will serve me well. On top of all this, Marco is a great bloke, who regularly bought me coffee! Highly recommended.
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Rebecca Symes
Oxford
Dec 11, 2015
Exceptional service and passed first time!
Before my lessons with Marco I was not a very able or confident driver, however over 3 weeks of regular 4 hour lessons with Marco I was able to pass first time. Marco was very flexible and so the times of my lessons suited me very well. I always felt safe having Marco in the car as he always stayed calm and was very patient, even when we switched to my car a few lessons before the test (which is not duel control). Marco knew all the test routes for the practical so well and really gave me the best possible chance of passing by helping me become familiar with the area. It was the best idea switching to Marco and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Matt Smith
Oxford
Jan 13, 2016
Passed first time thanks to Marco!
I would highly recommend Marco; he is a great guy and his approach to driving instruction is calm, patient, and clear. He doesn't just teach you how to pass your test, he teaches you to drive safely and conscientiously. I found driving quite nerve-wracking when I started lessons, but Marco has the ability to build your confidence and make lessons both fun and challenging.
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Oskar Bukolt
Oxford
Jan 22, 2016
The Driving School to go for
I had tried a different driving school previously, but wanted better teaching and faster progress. Marco Polo provided this - the teaching was excellent from the outset, the instruction was demanding and comprehensive, constantly targeted to the things I found most difficult in driving. The instructor was extremely friendly and gave me several practice tests. The level he expected in the car was higher than the level the examiners seek on the real test, and I passed with only one minor, a testament to his excellent coaching. Many thanks to Marco Polo - I would recommend any day!
Pick up anywhere in Oxford/Abingdon area, excellent instruction
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Amber Goodgame
Oxford
Mar 17, 2016
Really good instructor!
I really enjoyed learning to drive with Marco, he helped me build confidence on the road and I looked forward to my lessons as they were fun and I learnt a lot in each of them. He was also very patient if I ever did anything wrong! Thank you Marco, I would highly recommend you as a driving instructor.
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Alex Sheppard
Oxford
Mar 29, 2016
An excellent instructor
Marco was an excellent driving instructor. He is well-organised and communications to arrange lessons were always clear and easy. The pace of learning was good and Marco teaches a fluent driving style from the start. I passed first time with a completely clean sheet!
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Jenny
Oxford
Apr 17, 2016
Another First Time Pass for Marco!
Marco is a fantastic instructor - extremely patient and organised, and a real pleasure to learn from. His effective communication and excellent knowledge of Oxford test routes helped me to pass first time after just 2 and a half weeks. Couldn't have asked for anything more, would highly recommend!
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Emma Pope
Oxford
Apr 20, 2016
Brilliant driving instructor
I can’t recommend Marco highly enough – he’s fantastic! Marco made learning to drive really enjoyable and I passed first time – an achievement made possible with the excellent preparation Marco gave me. Marco is extremely patient and teaches with a pace that boosts confidence at every level. He doesn’t just teach you how to pass the test but goes above and beyond to ensure that you pass as a safe, confident and considerate driver.
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Matt Thorns
Oxford
Aug 18, 2016
Awesome instructor
Well worth the extra hourly rate. Marco is really fun and very talented at teaching how to drive safely and calmly. Its a bonus that he helped me pass first time.

I'd had 4 instructors and he was the best by a country mile.
Best instructor in Oxford
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Abi Taylor
Oxford
Aug 24, 2016
Great- passed first time
Marco is an excellent driving instructor and he helped me pass first time. What really helped me was that he was always calm and patient, and he made the lessons enjoyable (not always easy in Oxford rush-hour traffic!). I never thought I would be able to pass first time but he really boosted my confidence and was happy to explain things repeatedly if required. He really does care about you being a good driver, rather than just passing the test. Would highly recommend!
Committed to helping you pass, friendly, value-for-money
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Domicio Silva
Abingdon
Aug 31, 2016
Passed my driving test first time
Marco Polo was instrumental in me passing my test first time. His professional approach developed my driving skills in a competent way. It was not a rushed approach to driving competently. My skills developed to a level which allowed to pass first time. I would definetely recommend Marco Polo to anyone who wants to learn to drive safely.
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Matt Taylor
Oct 07, 2016
BEST DRIVING SCHOOL IN OXFORD
Marco is a fantastic instructor very patient and calm shows you everything that you need to know not only for your test but also for the rest of your driving life. in 25 hours he took me from not driving a manual in 3 years to past with no minors. BEST DRIVING SCHOOL IN OXFORD (previous auto licence)

Sebi Cheshire
Abingdon
Dec 20, 2016
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Marco's approach as a driving instructor isn't to just churn out students at a fast rate, but to make sure you can not only pass your test, but to also drive safely and confidently afterwards. He is very calm and patient instructor and will explain and show you things till you understand. He is very flexible with times and has always tried his best to fit me in when I had time. I really cant recommend anyone better than Marco.
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Jim Mower
Oxford
Jan 06, 2017
Excellent instruction and very professional
I really enjoyed learning to drive with Marco. As an older driver I was quite nervous and had already been through two instructors. Marco was patient, calm and delivered just what I needed to pass first time. I can't recommend Marco enough. If you want your licence, learn with Marco! I will miss driving his lovely car....
Good value, very professional
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Dan
Oxford
Jan 07, 2017
Passed first time with a clean sheet!
Easily Oxford's top driving instructor. Thanks to Marco's calm, positive attitude, along with a limitless knowledge of the Oxford test area, his teaching has brought me the confidence and experience to feel safe and enjoy driving. Marco helped me pass my driving test without a single fault - a rare result in general, but a common feature of his students.
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Chris
Oxford
Feb 11, 2017
Excellent driving instructor
Marco is an exceptional driving instructor. Within a short period he took me from an inexperienced driver with plenty of bad habits to passing my test comfortably. However, he not only teaches you pass, but to drive safely and to read what is happening on the road - skills that will matter far more than a piece of paper! I would highly recommend him.
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Jordan Hunt
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Mar 21, 2017
The best driving instructor in Oxford!
Marco is the second instructor that I have had, and by far the best!! He teaches you everything you need to know to pass your test, but also for when you will be driving by yourself. I passed first time & I cannot thank him enough! I highly recommend Marco!
Marco is patient, enthusiastic and encouraging
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Vani
Abingdon
Jul 16, 2017
Fantastic instructor!
Marco is a fantastic instructor! I passed first time! Couldn't have done it without his awesome patience, excellent guidance & positive motivation. Can't thank him enough. I highly recommend Marco. He's the best!
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Emily Harding
Oxford
Jul 24, 2017
Great instrutor
Marco was my 3rd driving instructor and by far the best! He was an excellent teacher, helping me to pass first time!
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Amy Clark
Oxford
Mar 27, 2018
Excellent driving instructor
Marco is an excellent teacher, I don't think I could have passed without him. I was quite nervous and he kept me calm and relaxed and makes sure you are confident and driving safely. I struggled with roundabouts and hill starts and we practiced until I felt comfortable. Both myself and my sister have passed with him and would recommend highly
Really calm and funny, builds confidence
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Kate
Oxford
Jun 02, 2018
Passed first time!
The thought of even learning to drive terrified me but Marco quickly put me at ease and enabled me to pass my test first time and feel comfortable, confident and safe behind a wheel! I have since driven some friends to the Peak District so thank you Marco for providing me with the ability to do that!
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Stuart Box
Oxford
Sep 24, 2018
Passed with no faults
I found Marco after looking for the top-rated instructor in Oxford, and I couldn't be happier with the result. His lessons teach you to drive better than the exam standard, which I think is important for a skill that may be used frequently. Marco has a great knowledge of the local area, and he gives advice about how to deal with the places that often cause problems for students in their exams, and explains how to drive safely at the more dangerous areas. The lessons were all very friendly, and Marco stays calm even if it takes you a lot of attempts to learn something. Although I failed my first practical exam due to a mistake on my part, I was able to pass on the second attempt two weeks later with no faults at all, which I think is down to Marco's great teaching. Absolutely recommended.
Friendly, calm instructor, great local knowledge
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Daniel Brooke-Lander
Oxford
Nov 06, 2018
Great driving instructor
Marco was patient, communicated well and gave me knowledge of Oxford's roads needed to pass my test first time. Thanks Marco!
Flexible, patient, good communicator
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Philip Webster
Oxford
Dec 03, 2018
Fantastic Instructor
Passed theory and test first time without any hassle thanks to Marco Polo Oxford. What's more, I even feel very safe out on the roads on my own now after excellent training. Would recommend to anyone!
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Jon Weston
Oxford
Dec 18, 2018
Fantastic Instructor
Highly recommend Marco, a fantastic, patient and calm instructor. Always explains the correct processes and techniques. Not being a natural driver I wasn’t expecting to pass 1st time and feel as comfortable driving as I do. Marco is very professional and has a wealth of knowledge.
Very knowledgeable and professional
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Dene Hobbs
Oxford
Jan 10, 2019
Great instructor
After having 1 lesson with a loud and impatient instructor, I quickly decided to switch to Marco. Straight away I realised it was the right decision, he is always patient and calm, easy to understand and fun. I passed first time thanks to Marco
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Anna Westbrook
Oxford
Jan 18, 2019
Great Instructor Particularly for Nervous Drivers
Marco was an excellent driving instructor. His kindness, patience and methodical teaching style was so helpful and I could never have passed my test without him.
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Lucy Jones
Abingdon, Oxford
Jan 27, 2019
First Class Driving Instructor!
Marco is an exceptional instructor! His patient and calm manner meant I could relax and focus on learning to drive. The encouragement and feedback after each lesson built my determination to pass.

On the day of my test, I went in feeling prepared, confident and at ease which resulted in me passing first time with only one minor. Marco’s teaching experience also gave me the skills to become a driver beyond taking the test.

I would absolutely recommend Marco to anyone for his professional and friendly approach to teaching - I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with him!
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Holly Thompson
OXFORD
Apr 28, 2019
AMAZING
Marco was an amazing driving instructor. He gave me great confidence in driving with his patient and relaxed approch.
He was really encouraging and made the lessons feel fun. He has not only taught me but also my other half! Would recomend 100%.
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leah villacorta
cowley
May 24, 2019
Marco
Marco is an excellent driving instructor, he is very friendly and kind and puts you at ease from day 1. After having a bad experience with another instructor , I was really nervous to drive again but Marco was calm , patient and reassuring and I gained confidence quickly and easily. If you're looking for somebody who is genuinely interested in you passing and driving safely and confidently then look no further .
Calm, patient, friendly, safe, supportive
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