• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Member of Australian Driver Trainers Association (Victoria) Inc
  • Instructed for 8.6 years
  • Accredited for the 'Keys2Drive' program
  • Spoken language(s) English
Instructor bio

In my previous career, I worked at Harvey Norman. I was there for approximately 15 years in a sales role with my final position being the State Manager for both Victoria and Tasmania. This experience translates well into my current role as I have a strong customer focus and can relate well with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. I started as a driving instructor in July 2011, with my goal being to get a generation of safe and aware drivers on the road. My focus is not to teach people to pass the drive test, but I try to coach people to be safe and aware of their surrounds so they, in turn, are safe on the road. I love my job and get most enjoyment from meeting new and different people every day. My work is never boring as I have new experiences every day. I have a wife and 3 beautiful, adult children, two sons and a daughter.

Reviews

The instructor, Gary, is a very professional, calm, patient, experienced, clear, courteous, flexible and wonderful bloke! His aim is more about driving safely and then pass the test. As he is based in Mooroolbark and eastern suburb, he knows the test details very well. His instructions are very clear, either his accent or driving skills. I am sure he obtained some teaching skills from somewhere to make the learners more relaxed and motivated while driving. Strongly recommend!

Emma Xiaoxi Liu

I am a 36 years old and I always had an excuse to postpone my driving lessons due anxiety. I think I grew up with my father saying to me driving a car is almost as dangerous as manage a gun. :-/ Years passed and about 6 months ago I got a job but one of the requirements was to have a driving licence. So no more time for excuses, I finally found Gary whist googling for someone around my area and I was also able to use my free lessons from through keys2drive. I told Gary I was pretty nervous but he took me to quiet roads before we hit normal traffic on further lessons. I have issues to avoid the same mistakes from happening again due anxiety but Gary never gave up to teach me the same thing over and over again. He never yelled at me as I had heard from my mates driving instructors do. He was always polite, understandable, on time and funny. We have had cool times and I am so satisfied with his service that I might take further lessons even with my driving licence now as I want to practice more until I buy a car next year. Now I have a licence to show at work, my father is proud of me and I have finally my driving licence to show everywhere I go.

Marc

My name is Liz and I recently passed my driving test. My instructor was Gary Martyr. Gary was a fantastic teacher. He was always patient, kind, knowledgeable and positive. Even though I didn't enjoy driving initially, I grew to enjoy it more. I also grew in my confidence behind the wheel. I just wanted to email you to let you know how pleased I am to have had him as an instructor.

Liz

Just a huge shout out to Gary Martyr, a great instructor that I would recommend to anyone that is wanting to get their p's. He made me feel confident and a safe driver. Resulting in me getting my licence the first time! Worth the money, I feel a whole lot safer on the roads. Gary took time and was calm, never screamed moaned... he would correct me and tell me how to go about certain situations Great instructor and great guy.

Phil

I recently had a few driving lessons with Gary Martyr and would just like to say that I found him to be a really good instructor as well as friendly and kind. He gives very good tips, encouragement and is always calm, even when you make mistakes. He took me through everything I needed to know for my driving test, many little things about the test which I didn't know before. Overall, Gary taught me a lot in a very good way and helped me pass my test.

Tremaine
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  • Gary services 63 suburbs View full list
    Bayswater 3153 Bayswater North 3153 Belgrave 3160 Belgrave Heights 3160 Belgrave South 3160 Blackburn 3130 Blackburn North 3130 Blackburn South 3130 Boronia 3155 Burwood East 3151 Chirnside Park 3116 Croydon 3136 Croydon Hills 3136 Croydon North 3136 Croydon South 3136 Doncaster East 3109 Donvale 3111 Ferntree Gully 3156 Ferny Creek 3786 Forest Hill 3131 Glen Waverley 3150 Heathmont 3135 Kallista 3791 Kalorama 3766 Kilsyth 3137 Kilsyth South 3137 Knoxfield 3180 Lilydale 3140 Lysterfield 3156 Menzies Creek 3159 Mitcham 3132 Monbulk 3793 Montrose 3765 Mooroolbark 3138 Mount Dandenong 3767 Mount Evelyn 3796 North Warrandyte 3113 Nunawading 3131 Olinda 3788 Park Orchards 3114 Ringwood 3134 Ringwood East 3135 Ringwood North 3134 Rowville 3178 Sassafras 3787 Scoresby 3179 Selby 3159 Tecoma 3160 Templestowe 3106 Templestowe Lower 3107 The Basin 3154 The Patch 3792 Upper Ferntree Gully 3156 Upwey 3158 Vermont 3133 Vermont South 3133 Wantirna 3152 Wantirna South 3152 Warrandyte 3113 Warrandyte South 3134 Warranwood 3134 Wheelers Hill 3150 Wonga Park 3115
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