• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Member of Australian Driver Trainers Association (Victoria) Inc
  • Instructed for 1.8 years
  • Spoken language(s) English
Instructor bio

My name is Garth. To say that I have a lot of driving experience is an understatement. I have driven through the NT in the 130kph speed zones, on the autobahns in Europe, across states of the USA, country dirt roads in Fiji and Vanuatu and on the long sandy beaches in New Zealand. I love to drive, I love to ride and I love machines. I have been driving motor vehicles for over 30 years. Front wheel drive, Rear wheel drive, 4x4's as well as Heavy Vehicles for the past 15 years. I've driven in every major city in Australia and Melbourne is by far my favourite, perhaps even the best and easiest city to navigate in the entire country.... yes even right hand hook turns! I am passionate about coaching drivers to success. Success towards road safety and success in knowing and understanding the importance and what is required of them when they are behind the wheel. I am friendly, easy-going, calm and patient. The skills I have acquired through my life journey have equipped me with the ability to quickly find common ground and relate well with people across a diverse range of backgrounds, experience and age groups. I studied Youth Work, Leadership and Counselling, I’ve worked in the Retail Industry, Gaming Industry and most recently in Events, Conferences and Exhibitions. I am married with children and 2 dogs. My work brings great flexibility and work-life balance. As a father, working close to home means that I get to spend more quality time with my family, which is important to me.

Reviews

Calm, clear and direct. Looking forward to future sessions

Tom

You're a good teacher! I always remember you teaching me how to ease the clutch out, off handbrake and use the clutch, (marshmallows) easy :)

Tracie

GARTH is the most amazing professional driving instructor I have came across, I have been putting off my license for many years and been through quite a few instructors but Garth made me feel so comfortable- I was quite an anxious driver and even on my worst days Garth motivated me and kept me going. So grateful and I’m going to miss Garth ❤️❤️ I could not recommend him enough ! Thank you soooooo much I could not have got my license without you

Sharni

Garth is a very patient teacher and I really noticed how he was particularly good with our Son who has high functioning ASD and sometimes experiences anxiety when it comes to new things like driving.

Sarah

I am learning manual with Garth, still working on my handbrake starts but I now know what to do and just need to practice and as Garth always says, take it easy on myself. I have learnt heaps and I'm getting very excited about getting my P's really soon.

Max
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Garth's vehicle
PPL8SM   Manual
Honda Jazz 2015

PPL8SA   Auto
Honda Jazz 2014
  • Garth services 11 suburbs View full list
    Croydon Hills 3136 Doncaster East 3109 Donvale 3111 North Warrandyte 3113 Park Orchards 3114 Ringwood North 3134 Templestowe 3106 Warrandyte 3113 Warrandyte South 3134 Warranwood 3134 Wonga Park 3115
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