• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Instructed for 9.2 years
  • Accredited for the 'Keys2Drive' program
  • Spoken language(s) English
Instructor bio

Hi, my name is Darren. I spent most of my life in the construction industry doing varying roles. I began as a driving instructor in 2013 after hearing of another life lost on the roads. There are some things you just can't ignore, and the rising mortality rate from road deaths was one of them. All my lessons are conducted with an holistic approach and are tailored to each student. The two key areas I focus on are raising a learner’s level of awareness and teaching a learner how to read traffic. I have always been able to quickly establish great rapport with people and as a driving instructor, I am committed to helping learners stay safe on the roads. I am part of a not profit driver training facility, as I wanted to immerse myself in the Road Safety scene. In addition to this, I am a lead trainer, classroom facilitator and on the Board of Directors for them as well. I am very passionate about the role I play within the community. I am married with 3 grown up daughters and 2 grand children.


I wouldn't made this without my excellent teacher, I was holding learner license for the past 6 years, but not anymore �� Was excited and I'm more than HAPPY now :) Thank you Dareen.

Bwyy Natta

Being a much older person, life's stressors spilled over to my driving and I found myself needing help, gaining confidence driving again. My instructor Darren has been very patient and understanding of my situation. I have more confidence now getting back on the road. It hasn't been easy at times but him supporting and encouraging me, keeps me motivated to keep improving.


first time driving, i was very nervous. He made me feel relaxed and confident. He also gave very clear instructions, and advised me on how to improve mistakes.


Still can't believe I'm on the roads and I certainly couldn't have done it without Darren! As a pretty anxious person I had been putting off my licence for a while, but Darren made me feel incredibly comfortable and taught me so much about driving safely not only for the test but also for everyday driving situations. At the times I was unsure about myself he had so much faith in me and I can't thank him enough. Even after one lesson I was so much more confident in my own ability and that continued to improve as the lessons went on. I would reccomend Darren to absolutely anyone who wants some guidance or a friendly face (and some guaranteed nerve easing laughs) to accompany them on test day - not only is Darren a great instructor, but also a wonderful person! Thanks again for helping me gain my independence! �


Darren has now helped two of our children attain their license. Great instructor. Highly recommended

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1SN1HO   Auto
Mazda 3 2021
  • Darren services 27 suburbs View full list
    Bayswater 3153 Bayswater North 3153 Boronia 3155 Chirnside Park 3116 Coldstream 3770 Croydon 3136 Croydon Hills 3136 Croydon North 3136 Croydon South 3136 Donvale 3111 Heathmont 3135 Kilsyth 3137 Kilsyth South 3137 Lilydale 3140 Mitcham 3132 Montrose 3765 Mooroolbark 3138 Mount Evelyn 3796 North Warrandyte 3113 Park Orchards 3114 Ringwood 3134 Ringwood East 3135 Ringwood North 3134 Warrandyte 3113 Warrandyte South 3134 Warranwood 3134 Wonga Park 3115
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