Don Russell

Don Russell

Experience & About Me:

Russell holds many other records, including the most pupil passes in a calendar month… along with a staggering (73) passes in the 2008/09 season. In 2013 Russell was approached by a driveJohnson’s scout, however Russell’s management team declined their first offer, so more talks followed after lengthy discussions in a unnamed location both parties, agreed on a lucrative package.. 

According to the official driveJohnson’s website he is statistically the greatest instructor ever.

Favourite Quote:

A huge victory lies before us today, a victory worthy of story and song

Memorable moment

Signing on the line at driveJohnson’s


The driveJohnson’s team and the paying public



  • Position:

  • Qualified Adi instructor for 15 years (2001)
  • Teaching Vehicle:

  • Citroen DS3
  • Petrol
  • Manual
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 78 reviews
by Josephine B on Don Russell

Being one of Don's cadettes has been an absolute pleasure. He is not only statistically, but also practically, the greatest coach ever. He really knows his stuff - couldn't have done it without him, the legend. Other talents include dancing, taglines, and takeouts. 10/10, would do the 30 hours all over again!

Remember; if you can dream it, you can do it

by Valerie Palfi on Don Russell

Great instructor, good sense of humour. Would recommend to all the nervous (and not so nervous) learners out there :)

by Sophie B on Don Russell

I was super nervous about driving but Don quickly put me at ease, was patient and encouraging and didn't fail to make me laugh when I needed to calm down! Couldn't have passed my test without his support. I would (and have already) recommended him to others!

by Eleri on Don Russell

Patience, humor, challenge and a deep knowledge of how to pass the test. Don knew when to push me and when to shut up! He is a natural born coach. The rumors are true: he really is the best instructor in the UK!

Thank you for helping me pass first time :)


by Imogen on Don Russell

I was so nervous at the prospect of driving. After just one lesson I felt at ease. I couldnt of asked for a better instructor to fill me with confidence. You can see the improvement in every lesson and I couldn't recommend him more.

by Aqib Mehmood on Don Russell

Don is not only an exceptional driving instructor but also a great personality. He provides encouragement, instills confidence in your abilities and is especially good at identifying your weakest points in order to help you become a safe driver. I passed in under 24 one-hour driving lessons and with only 2 minors - from a complete novice to a confident driver. Don's pass rate speaks for itself and his experience really is a credit to Oxfordshire.

by Hector Lyons on Don Russell

Don is the best instructor I could of found. He came highly recommended. Don was very calm and keen to push me to learn to drive as fast and safely as possible. Could of done it this soon without Don.

Cheers Don


by Simran Singh on Don Russell

Don is the best instructor anyone could ever ask for!
He was the only one to support me in this long journey. When I started I was so insicure and scared but Dons' great teaching abilities, and of course his great sense of humour made it all so fun and easy. I always looked forward to having lessons with him.

Thank you so much Don, I could not have done this without you! I'm so happy to have passed my driving test but most importantly I'm so happy that I've found a life long friend like you! :)


by Holly gardner on Don Russell

Amazing tutor! Very patient and calm. Would recommend to anyone

by Fifi on Don Russell

Amazing, friendly and supportive driving instructor with a great sense of humour. Don was really reassuring. Thank you!!

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