Paul Ryder


Teaching Areas: Dunedin
Vehicle: Automatic 2024 Suzuki Ignis LTD

Manual lessons can be taken in students car
Personal pronouns: He/Him

Languages:? English

Night-time driving lessons available by arrangement.

Hi, my name is Paul.

My previous careers have flowed over a wide range of companies from Publicly Listed to Not-for-profit. However, my best job ever has been being a Dad. I’ve come to the stage in my life where job satisfaction is achieved by helping others grow and develop.  I’ve seen many incidents where a simple mistake or bad habit can and has had tragic consequences. This has lead me to my current profession of being a driving instructor.

I now find myself in a position to work with students to develop safe driving skills that last a lifetime, which has become a true passion of mine. It's about taking what I teach you and applying it to everyday safe driving habits, not just in lessons.

Remember, forming a new habit or breaking an old one is a process that requires patience and persistence. How long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behaviour, the person, and the circumstances. Keep at it and don’t give up!

I am looking forward to embarking on this journey with you.

Review 5 Star Rating


Paul's classes are really inspiring and motivating. He helped me build my confidence on driving in New Zealand. His techniques helped me gain a better road sense and improved my driving ability. The best part about the classes was when he challenged me with different levels of driving and helped me smoothly transition into becoming a better driver. He is patient with your mistakes, let's you figure out whether you've made a error and rectify it yourself.


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