• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Instructed for 6.2 years
  • Spoken language(s) Chinese English
Instructor bio

In my previous career, I worked in IT Infrastructure. In 2014, I decided to become a driving instructor to have a better work, life balance and enable me to spend quality time with my family. A lot of my learners and driving lessons revolve around the Carlton and Burwood VicRoads Test locations. I not only conduct lessons for new learners, but also for international conversions and also refresher lessons. Despite being able to drive both automatic and manual vehicles, I currently only teach in an automatic. Being a driving instructor allows me to meet different people from all walks of life. It is such a huge milestone when my students pass the driving test as it is always safety first when comes to driving on the roads. I am always pleased when I received positive feedback from my students. Some of my students become my friends long after the lessons are completed. We still keep in touch at times. I am super proud of my students with 98% passing the driving test the first time. My wife and I have 3 grown-up daughters who are working. Many of my siblings reside in Melbourne while my remaining relatives are in Singapore. We all catch up at least once or twice a year. In addition to speaking English, I am also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Reviews

Very happy to highly recommend Sam as an instructor .... courteous, professional, happy to compliment your strengths & firmly point out your weaknesses. I was nervous and the hour drive I did with Sam before my test was the perfect preparation. He reinforced the need to slow down and take my time. The test itself was easy in comparison, and Sam didn't say a word. As soon as the tester went inside, Sam reassured me - "you did okay, only 2 mistakes, minor." I went inside & got my licence. Sam is a good guy .... (he really covers the practical tips you need to know - if you fail first time, try him out - he will get you there!!!!!)

David

Sam’s instructions and teaching methods were phenomenal. Despite never having driven before, I felt a lot more relaxed after Sam guided me through it.

Ahmad

I had refresh lesson for build up my confidence. Sam was very informative, flexible with times and has knowledge to teach every levels. It was great lessons! I would definitely recommend Sam if someone is looking for a driving instructor! Thank you Sam!

Myeongshin

Sam is a patient instructor. His teaching style suits me because I am the type of person who needs specific and direct instructions. Even if I made a mistake, he just kindly reminded me, which made me feel less nervous and more confident after some practice. And I passed my test in one goal!

Shiu sum

Sam is an outstanding instructor that genuinely cares about his students. Patient and professional, his teaching methods made learning to drive much easier. Thank you Sam!

Kai
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1BT8IW   Auto
Toyota Prius C 2014
  • Sam services 15 suburbs View full list
    Brunswick East 3057 Carlton 3053 Carlton North 3054 Collingwood 3066 Doncaster 3108 East Melbourne 3002 Fitzroy 3065 Fitzroy North 3068 Melbourne 3000 Mont Albert 3127 North Melbourne 3051 Parkville 3052 Princes Hill 3054 Southbank 3006 West Melbourne 3003
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