• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Member of Australia Driver Trainers Association (NSW & QLD)
  • Instructed for 8.2 years
  • Accredited for the 'Keys2Drive' program
  • Spoken language(s) English
Instructor bio

I worked at a school with kids with disabilities for 10 years and loved it.. however I decided to make a change when all my favourite students went  to high school. There were many other changes happening and training as a driving instructor seemed like a natural progression. I became licenced in 2012. Learners often comment that I am kind, patient and friendly. I try to use humour when I can, as it can relieve a tense situation and its good to learn to laugh at yourself. I am a firm believer in making mistakes as they are necessary to learn, as long as you learn from the mistake. During my lessons I will provide reasons and explanations as to certain manoeuvres, why they are a good or bad decision. If I can provide you with a visual image of the problem, I will as this helps immensely. Generally speaking, once learners have a clear understanding, they rarely repeat the same mistakes. I have been doing this now for a while now and most of the time I love it!

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Thank God I found Joanne. Joanne was calm, patient treated my daughter respectfully, listened to my daughter's needs and was flexible in her teaching methods. My daughter simply could not master a reverse parallel park with her initial driving instructors teaching methods, but Joanne was able to find a method so that my daughter could successfully master a reverse parallel park. Joanne was there 100% for both myself and my daughter and of course my daughter did get her drivers licence under Joanne's tuition. I can say with 100% confidence that if your teenager has a disability Joanne is excellent with people with disabilities. I would definitely recommend her.

Angela

I had Joanne as my instructor and she was perfect for me. She knows what information is relevant to share, she has the ability to explain and let you experience the driving lessons on a very positive way. My confidence was restored and my driving skills were better after a couple of classes. I strongly recommend Joanne for international drivers that want to get prepared for the test in queensland.

Denise

My lessons with Joanne have been fantastic. She has been so incredibly patient and understanding even though I'm an older learner, and she's taught me some fantastic techniques that I never learned from my parents. My confidence has grown so much and I can't recommend Joanne enough. My lessons have been absolutely fantastic.

Brigid

I'd recommend Joanne to all learner drivers as her kind nature and friendly demeanour lead me to always feel at ease behind the wheel leading to a learning experience where mistakes were not feared. The knowledge from instructors on test day conditions is second to none, allowing drivers of all abilities to enter their test day knowing they will succeed. Highly recommended A++++ ;)

Matthew Fegan

Joanne is really easy going and calm. She made my son feel at ease with his driving even when he was just starting out. Really good teacher. Highly recommend.

Dylan
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JLD234   Manual
Hyundai i30 2020
  • Joanne services 26 suburbs View full list
    Bald Hills 4036 Bracken Ridge 4017 Brighton 4017 Burpengary 4505 Burpengary East 4505 Clontarf 4019 Dakabin 4503 Deagon 4017 Deception Bay 4508 Griffin 4503 Kallangur 4503 Kippa Ring 4021 Lawnton 4501 Mango Hill 4509 Margate 4019 Murrumba Downs 4503 Narangba 4504 Newport 4020 North Lakes 4509 Petrie 4502 Redcliffe 4020 Rothwell 4022 Sandgate 4017 Scarborough 4020 Shorncliffe 4017 Woody Point 4019
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