• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Instructed for 2.4 years
  • Accredited for the 'Keys2Drive' program
  • Spoken language(s) English Sinhalese
Instructor bio

Hi, my name is Neil (Niru) and I've been driving for over 24 years in both Australia and Sri Lanka. I had my very first driving lesson at the age of 16 and even now remember the nerves of driving on Sri Lankan roads, focus on road rules and be a safe driver. A bit of my past life, I have an Application Support Engineering background while working with Monash Health, South Australian Health, and multinational organizations like HP and DXC Technologies. Being a Trainer, Mentor, IT Consultant, and Lecturer in IT gives me more experience in my life and love to follow my passion. With my experience comes extensive knowledge of the requirements to pass your driving test and also the skills required to remain safe on our roads. I have a strong focus on creating a positive learning environment, keeping calm, encouraging my learners and developing confidence. My approach is to equip both new and experienced drivers with the tools and knowledge required to drive safe & successfully for the rest of their lives, and not just learn how to pass the drive test. I also really enjoy helping people achieve their goals. Being a Dad to a teen daughter & young very energetic boys, my Wife and I love to help people who need assistance in their life to start their journey in any aspect. My additional qualifications include: Masters in Cyber Security (Currently Studying), Grad Certificate in Cyber Security, Bsc in Communication & IT, Certificate in Leadership & Training. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on this journey! Smart Drivers, Starts Here!

Reviews

Neil is an extremely kind and encouraging driving instructor which made it easy to gain confidence for driving on the roads. He was happy to answer any questions along the way and is very knowledgable about how the driving tests are conducted which was helpful in calming my nerves on the day of the test. Could not be happier with passing my test and also learning the important skills which will continue to assist my driving in the future.

Alisa

Very helpful and friendly instructor, I was nervous to drive but he was a very relaxed and comfortable teacher which I felt benefited me alot. Gave very insightful tips for driving and I am very happy with my decision to drive with him. Would highly recommend!

Daniel

He was very calm. Observed my mistakes, and explained how to correct them, in a way that was easy to understand. Gave me helpful tips and things to keep in mind on the day of the driving test, and when driving in general.

Melissa

really great instructor, he makes it really comfortable and teaches clearly. you can tell he really cares and wants the best outcome for who he is teaching, highly recommend Neil

Mya

A big thank you to Neil for making the session so informative and thorough. He made me so comfortable and made learning fun, answered every question.

Khushi
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Toyota Corolla 2019 (Auto)
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  • Neil services 91 suburbs View full list
    Avonsleigh 3782 Bangholme 3175 Bayswater 3153 Beaconsfield 3807 Beaconsfield Upper 3808 Belgrave 3160 Belgrave Heights 3160 Belgrave South 3160 Berwick 3806 Bonbeach 3196 Boronia 3155 Botanic Ridge 3977 Cardinia 3978 Carrum 3197 Carrum Downs 3201 Chelsea 3196 Chelsea Heights 3196 Clematis 3782 Clyde 3978 Clyde North 3978 Cockatoo 3781 Cranbourne 3977 Cranbourne East 3977 Cranbourne North 3977 Cranbourne South 3977 Cranbourne West 3977 Dandenong 3175 Dandenong North 3175 Dandenong South 3175 Devon Meadows 3977 Dewhurst 3808 Doveton 3177 Emerald 3782 Endeavour Hills 3802 Eumemmerring 3177 Ferntree Gully 3156 Ferny Creek 3786 Glen Waverley 3150 Guys Hill 3807 Hallam 3803 Hampton Park 3976 Harkaway 3806 Junction Village 3977 Kallista 3791 Keysborough 3173 Knoxfield 3180 Koo Wee Rup 3981 Koo Wee Rup North 3810 Lynbrook 3975 Lyndhurst 3975 Lysterfield 3156 Lysterfield South 3156 Macclesfield 3782 Maryknoll 3812 Menzies Creek 3159 Mount Burnett 3781 Mount Waverley 3149 Mulgrave 3170 Nar Nar Goon 3812 Nar Nar Goon North 3812 Narre Warren 3805 Narre Warren East 3804 Narre Warren North 3804 Narre Warren South 3805 Nilma 3821 Noble Park 3174 Noble Park North 3174 Officer 3809 Officer South 3809 Pakenham 3810 Pakenham South 3810 Pakenham Upper 3810 Patterson Lakes 3197 Rowville 3178 Rythdale 3810 Sandhurst 3977 Sassafras 3787 Scoresby 3179 Seaford 3198 Selby 3159 Sherbrooke 3789 Skye 3977 Tecoma 3160 The Basin 3154 The Patch 3792 Tremont 3785 Upper Ferntree Gully 3156 Upwey 3158 Wantirna 3152 Wantirna South 3152 Wheelers Hill 3150
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