• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Member of Australian Driver Trainers Association (Victoria) Inc
  • Instructed for 43.6 years
  • Spoken language(s) English
Instructor bio

Based on his experience, qualifications and an ability to develop an excellent rapport with those he teaches, John is often portrayed by his delighted students as “driving instructor of the year”, especially since they usually pass their test on the first attempt. These very successful results are due to John’s background in mechanical engineering, along with his having gained his first qualification as a Civilian Driving Instructor with The Victorian Police in 1976 and also the fact that he currently holds high qualifications in training and assessment. This has enabled him, as well, to work in special areas of driver training, with Occupational Therapists, helping physically and mentally challenged students. This lifetime of involvement in driver training has allowed John to develop high level programs in all aspects of driving, some of his teaching methods including imagery of animals such as snakes, birds and monkeys, which are used in explanations of specific skills. Using visual pictures for these demonstrations not only makes the lessons easy to understand, but allows the learner to speak about these verbal pictures, impressing their friends and family with what they have learnt and showing how quickly they are developing their on road safe driving. New learners and nervous starters quickly warm to this extremely creative, highly acclaimed, intensely entertaining instructor and mentor, with his forty three years of experience. If you are able to book a place on his calendar, you can certainly expect the very best driver training available today.

Reviews

I passed my driving test first time on 21 May 2019. I always found John to be very patient. He is a great instructor who really helped me become a good safe driver and always a great conversation. So now I can drive to work instead of getting Ubers every day thanks to John. I would recommend John to my friends or anyone wanting to learn to drive and they can expect the very best.

Josh

I would like to say John has been extremely patient, softly spoken and kind with me. He was very clear with all his instructions and teachings. His reverse parallel parking recipe is total perfection, He also kept me calm and kept my nerves under control all along, which really helped. I believe it was because of John ONLY that I have been able to pass the test. I cannot thank him enough and would definitely recommend him to all my friends and others who are looking for an excellent caring instructor

Zee

I thought I could do it but teaching a relative is not always the best idea. I managed to teach my son how to drive a car – but he was not a “ driver” To improve the skills and demeanour necessary to be a safe driver, he required a professional instructor with impeccable knowledge, dedication, patience, and humour. I chose well. John, is a highly experienced professional who has the principal goal of making our roads safer – with safer drivers. I could have asked for nothing more.

Peter

Being an accountant I’m very particular about details. I found John is very patient in teaching me driving skills. As a new learner, I think John provides great “driving formulas and visual images” that helps me in driving and parking. His reverse parallel parking recipe is perfection. John is caring and funny, which creates an enjoyable driving experience for me. The lesson timing and location is flexible which is favourable to a working person like me. I would certainly recommend John to my friends he is my “instructor of the year”

Georgia

Dear John, I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to say thank you for your amazing job. I have received my Australian driver license for one week. I was so lucky to had a wonderful instructor like you. Thanks for your patient. Thanks for teaching me all the key points of driving. Sometimes words cannot describe your appreciation. I always keep you and your family in my prayers. Please send my special regards to your lovely wife. I always remember you and I have this driver license from you. Whenever I look at it I remember your kind face. All the best Warmest Regards

Mona
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YGV515   Auto
Toyota Camry 2015
  • John services 29 suburbs View full list
    Balwyn 3103 Balwyn North 3104 Blackburn 3130 Blackburn North 3130 Blackburn South 3130 Box Hill 3128 Box Hill North 3129 Box Hill South 3128 Burnley 3121 Burwood 3125 Camberwell 3124 Canterbury 3126 Cremorne 3121 Deepdene 3103 Doncaster 3108 Doncaster East 3109 Donvale 3111 Glen Iris 3146 Hawthorn 3122 Hawthorn East 3123 Kew 3101 Kew East 3102 Kooyong 3144 Malvern 3144 Mont Albert 3127 Mont Albert North 3129 Richmond 3121 Surrey Hills 3127 Toorak 3142
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