Instructors at Rightway Driving

Alan

Alan

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter, Corporate driver trainer

Teaching Area: Gold Coast North 

Teaching Experience: more than 10 years

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i30 N line

 

Alan is a very experienced instructor holding a CertIV QLD Driver Trainers accreditation. He is also an accredited Keys2Drive instructor. In addition to the learner driver training Alan is also qualified in Advanced Driver Training for both cars and 4WD's.

Alan is extremely passionate, a strong communicator, adapting his advanced driver training teaching methods to suit each individual student.

His background and experience allows his students to benefit from his deep understanding of road safety and the attitudes that are required to be a life long safe driver, regardless of driving conditions, distractions and personal challenges.

Alan is also a senior RYDA Presenters

 

Andrew

Andrew

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: White Suzuki Swift

Andrew is passionate about cars and driving and is committed to helping as many people as possible to become better and safer drivers. Andrew believes that a significant factor in becoming a safer driver is the right driver education.

You will learn how to become a proactive driver rather than a reactive driver and to stay calm and relaxed under all conditions whilst driving. Being calm is one of the keys to safer driving. Andrew’s teaching methods will also help reduce any anxiety that you might have, increase your confidence and teach you what good driving skills are.

Why get a manual Driver Licence?

Andrew believes that everyone should initially learn to drive a manual car and get a manual Driver Licence even if they never drive a manual again! This is because those who learn with a manual car become more aware and, ultimately, safer drivers. The transition from a manual to an automatic car is very simple and you can legally drive an automatic car with a manual licence. However, you cannot legally drive a manual car with an automatic licence in Queensland.

Book now. It's much easier to drive a manual car than you think!

Leearna

Leearna

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA Presenter

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Teaching Experience: 5 Years+

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i30

 

Before becoming a driving instructor, I drove Limousines and spent a lot of time on the road noticing the general ignorance and how unsafe our driving community can be.

My working history was mainly spent in retail/retail management, so I have a fun, helpful and caring nature and pride myself on the best positive interactions in the car. 

I believe in teaching our younger generations the importance of driving, the risks associated with driving and the basic defensive driving skills we need to improve our road statistics.

 I'm very passionate about my family, my dogs and my students. 

 

I don't just teach them to pass a test, I teach them to be able to drive anywhere.

 

 "Life has enough worries in it, so lets make this Fun!!!"

 

Raj

Raj

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Master Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 12 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Yaris

Recognition: Instructor of the week

Covid19 Vaccination Status:  Fully Vaccinated

 

Raj is a highly regarded member of the Rightway Instructor team. He brings a steady paternal influence to his lessons with the same caring attitude he has for his own children when learning to drive.  He is accredited as an Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Master Driver Trainer,  Keys2Drive Instructor and has previously played professional cricket in England. He also holds a Law degree as well as honours in English Literature.

Naomi

Naomi

FEMALE - MANUAL Instructor

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer

Teaching Area: Gold Coast 

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: White Kia Rio

I am a friendly, patient and kind person, who enjoys being able to help others. Especially when it comes to achieving personal goals. I strive to provide an all-inclusive, safe space for all young, mature and returning drivers. 


I was born and bred on the Gold Coast and have enjoyed growing up here. I look forward to being able to teach students in my local area and pass on the knowledge I have collected over my many years of roaming these streets. Look forward to meeting you and teaching you all the skills involved for safe driving for life.  

 

Jackie

Jackie

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Licenced Driving Instructor - NSW,  Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast, Northern NSW

Teaching Experience: 4 years +

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Vehicle: White Hyundai Accent

I have been an accredited Driving Instructor since 2017. Prior to that, I have also been an educator, with 8 years experience with children from year 1 through to year 9.

My love of teaching, combined with a passion for driving,  put me on a natural course to become a driving instructor. I enjoy the company of all ages, meeting new people and sharing knowledge in a way that people understand

I am an accredited driving instructor in both QLD and NSW and look forward to helping you on your learning journey.

 

 

Allesha

Allesha

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer

Teaching Area: Gold Coast - Northern End

Transmission: Auto

Usual Lesson Vehicle: White Toyota Corolla

After working in finance for 11 years, I thought it was time for a different challenge.
I decided Driver Trainer was my new challenge, after completing 100hrs teaching my son to drive.

I am very patient, calm and understanding. I have always loved helping others. Years of thinking of how to help others, I finally found a rewarding career.
I am very excited to teach driving to a level where each student will be competent and confident & a safe driver.

 

Greg

Greg

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 15 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i30

 

As a Rightway Driving Instructor, my goal is to equip you for a lifetime of safe driving and to enable you to pass your test!
My relaxed instruction style helps me to clearly communicate my twelve years of teaching experience which I gained in Sydney and the Gold Coast.
I enjoy teaching all ages and nationalities. I look forward to sharing your learning journey and achieving the goal of getting your Licence!

Jan

Jan

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Master Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 14 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Mazda 3

I qualified as a driving instructor 12years ago, gaining my Certificate IV in Driver Training. Since that time I have been working with Rightway Driving School on the Gold Coast. I am a Master Driver Trainer and a Keys2Drive Instructor.

I pride myself for taking the time and patience needed to ensure all my students achieve their licence. More than half my students come from recommendation and referral. I have also taught intellectually disabled students. I work extensively in the areas from Nerang, Robina, Palm Beach and Elanora but can travel outside my usual areas. My vehicle is an automatic Mazda 3.


My background is of Maltese descent and my hobby is working as a DJ doing school discos, weddings and social functions.

I am looking forward to helping you with your journey to become a safe driver.

Diana

Diana

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Volkswagon Golf (European style indicators)


I am delighted to be part of the Rightway Driving School team as it enables me to teach and instil safe driving practices, while delivering this information in a relaxed and enjoyable way. 

Before becoming a driving instructor, I worked in management and Human Resources, implementing and teaching programs to people of all ages and abilities. 

Prior to this I worked in the publishing industry for 10 years, spending many hours driving. I covered a territory from the Gold to the Sunshine Coast, out to the Darling Downs and down to northern NSW. Spending so much time on the road highlighted to me the importance of safe driving.  

 

 

David

David

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 20 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai Elantra

David is an experienced Driver Trainer who is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping  his students reach the necessary skill level to become a safe driver.

David has great sense of humour and will help you feel relaxed while you learn to drive.

Chris

Chris

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Keys2Drive Accredited Instructor

Teaching Area: Gold Coast - Southern End

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: White Holden Barina

Covid19 Vaccination Status:  Fully Vaccinated

 

Friendly, experienced and fun

 

 

Check out the cleaning routine used by Chris in his vehicle.

Hi I'm Chris.

I have been involved in the road transport industry for over 20 years. I have spent a lot of time on the roads driving trucks, and in the office doing compliance, safety and operations. I have just returned to the Gold Coast, after spending the last 2 years in W.A as trainer/assessor in the mining industry, training quad road train operators. 

I have a relaxed easy going personality. I enjoy music, movies, travel and motor sport.  

Let me help you to stay safe on the road by sharing my experience. 

 

 

Book your free Keys2Drive lesson today.

Sharon

Sharon

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Silver Kia Rio 

 

Sharon has a patient and supportive approach to her teaching. She has successfully trained students from all backgrounds, experience levels and learning difficulties. Sharon forms long lasting, productive relationships with her students which is supported by the consistent excellent feedback she receives.

Ben

Ben

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter

Teaching Areas: Central Gold Coast 

Teaching Experience: more than 10 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle:  Toyota Corolla Hybrid  (looks pretty impressive too)

 

Ben is one our most requested instructors with a wealth of experience.

Ben's calm and patient nature alongside his professionalism gets him rave reviews.

Highly experienced with anxious drivers. Ben has the ability to relate to any student and put their mind at ease and ready to learn. Dedicated to teaching students safe driving skills for life; adapting to each student's learning style each and every time.

Ben's attention to detail is second to none and gets his students the knowledge and skills not only to pass their test but also brings out their confidence as a driver to carry on through life. Highly recommended by all his students.  

 

 

Karen

Karen

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Area: Northern Gold Coast 

Teaching Experience: 3 years

Transmission: Auto

Usual Lesson Vehicle: White Toyota Yaris

 

I am new on board but not new to Instructing. I am bringing my experience and knowledge I have gained to Rightway.

I have taught all ages and Nationalities in a relax and enjoyable environment.

I have been driving for over 30 years and in this time I have driven both Automatic & Manual cars.

I want to handover my skills and knowledge that I have accomplished over the years to Learner Drivers.

I am passionate about my job, I have good communication skills and a friendly personality, which will keep you at ease behind the wheel, but most of all make sure that my clients are trained safely and on their way to getting their licence. 

 

 

 

Tony

Tony



Adjusts to different needs & situations


Uses diagrams or other visual learning tools 

Understands the individual concerns that a student may have and
works with them and their parents to overcome obstacles 

Helping students stay focused especially after a mistake or fail or just a bad day!

Able to identify different learning styles or learning difficulties.

 

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Holden Barina

 

Tony retired from 23 years of corporate training in private enterprise and local Government to join the Rightway team. Training/Coaching is his passion. Helping people reach their potential is his motivating force. He inspires to use skills and experience to not only help people achieve their licence but to work with them so that they become safer drivers  on our roads.

Tony decided to become a driving instructor because he sadly lost a close family member to an intoxicated, unlicensed and unregistered driver and does not wish for others to suffer like his family has.

He believes that learning should never be boring. Therefore, his style, while focused on outcomes, is both creative and engaging. Everyone learns differently and he has learnt that good trainers look for ways to tap into individual learning styles.

Not afraid of the spotlight, Tony has previously worked in television, radio, theatre and live show presentations.

Additionally Tony is also a fitness freak, spending 5 days a week in the gym and has covered a lot of kilometres cycling and running in his life. Furthermore, he also likes to play chess pretty seriously and enjoys spending time with his 2 young grandsons.  

Why should you pick Tony as your driving instructor?  As Tony says, coaching and training are gifts. Some people are good at a skill but not everyone has the ability to impart that to others. He believes he has been blessed with that ability. Consumers would certainly get value for money and they would be challenged and motivated by him to not just gain their licence but to be a safe driver for life. He would like to think that his students would also impart their skills to others.

His long term goals as a driving instructor are to continue to improve and to learn from every driver training session. The driver training industry is a critical one that needs good trainers and he'd like to be one of the best.

Ultimately he is very grateful to have this opportunity to offer his services and to make a difference to the learning experiences and lives of both young and not so young learners. He would like to think that everyone he works with would be treated with the utmost respect

Tim

Tim

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 12 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Corolla Ascent 

 

I started with Rightway at the beginning of 2009. I have a master trainers qualification and am qualified for Keys2Drive government lessons. I am passionate about helping students to enjoy their driving experience. I teach with the belief that with knowledge comes confidence and that confidence leads towards a better, safer driver who will enjoy being on the road. I enjoy watching people progress and improve their skills and change into a better driver , one who feels calm and happy to be out on the road. I was previously a flying instructor in my younger days and enjoy teaching. I like watching motor sport, golf and enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, fishing and riding motorcycles. I also enjoy movies, travel and life in general! 

 

Richard

Richard

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Transmission: Manual

Teaching Experience:5 Years

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i20

Covid19 Vaccination Status:  Fully Vaccinated

Richard is also available to conduct lessons in Italian.

Richard brings his caring and supportive teaching style to his role as a Driving Instructor. Richard ensures that his students feel supported and comfortable during their learning process and he always has fantastic feedback from his students.

 

Nick

Nick

 Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer. Bringing fun to driving, making you safe and risk aware in a friendly and relaxed approach.

Vehicle: Hyundai i30 -- Black

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Transmission: Automatic

Covid19 Vaccination Status:  Fully Vaccinated

Hi, my name is Nick.

Originally from the UK, my background is in IT as a Business Consultant. I helped clients to understand how technology could shape their business; I've mentored architects and developers, and guided students on to new careers.

Having spent a lot of hours helping my twin boys achieve their P plates, I decided to embark on a total career change and became a qualified Driving Instructor.

I like to keep things simple and relaxed - driving should be about having fun. I help you to understand what it takes to be a safe and risk-aware driver for the future lifetime of your driving experience.

I treat each new driver as an individual, I definitely don't try and label you - I look to personalise plans to help you respond positively to any challenges on our roads.

I am happy to work with people that may need a little more patience and perhaps a different way to learn to become a safe driver for life.

I enjoy working with people and exercising my passion in helping others to achieve their goals. 

Michael

Michael

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i20

Michael has been a professional driver his whole life with experience as a traffic controller, HR Truck driver, bus driver and taxi driver.  He decided to become a driving instructor to share his knowledge on how to stay safe on the roads.  He hopes to demonstrate that driving can be enjoyable and not just a chore.  His previous students have said that they like his attitude and calmness towards situations in traffic, they have also said that they feel relaxed and comfortable in his presence.

Previously Michael has also worked as a carpet technician, handyman and hospitality, bringing a wide range of  valuable experience.

His hobbies include drawing, movies, gardening and snow skiing.

Ultimately, Michael brings to this company his personality and unique way of teaching and hopes to deliver the best way possible to keep us all alive on the roads, drive to survive.

Derek

Derek

Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Gold Coast

Teaching Experience: 4 years +

Transmission: Auto

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Honda Jazz

Covid19 Vaccination Status:  Fully Vaccinated

 

Hi I'm Derek 

I have been a K2D accredited Driving Instructor for over 4 years both at the Gold Coast and in Sydney where I worked for the NRMA Safer Driving School.

I also worked as a Courier for 20 years in Sydney CBD. I specialise in dealing with traffic and how to handle other road users in a patient & sensible manner.

I am calm, relaxed, patient, honest, & enjoy good conversation!

My interests include Golf, Music (DJ) & Travel

I am looking forward to helping you with your journey to become a safe driver.

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