About at Cairns Car School

Raquel

Raquel

After being a bit of a slower starter at getting my licence - 24 yrs old, I have definitely made up for the lost time on the road. Almost every role I've had has had an element of driving involved with extensive driver training throughout the years. I completed my accreditation last year and have been trained extensively by both Michelle and Peter which has enable me to transfer my experience and previous training into my role as a driving instructor. 

With my experience in hospitality, management roles and the public service I've been able to communicate with people from all walks of life and am usually able to cater my teaching style to the needs of the individual. I understand individual people learn in different ways and can usually help learner drivers wrap their heads around most things.

I have a strong interest in not only road safety, but personal safety too and am more than willing to share tips with young and/or vulnerable drivers to keep them safe. 

Gaye

Gaye

I arrived in Cairns 15 Years ago from Papua New Guinea with significant work experience in customer service at airports in both locations.

Recently I became a certified Driver Trainer, greatly assisted by Peter and Michelle. Now I am very much looking forward to assist trainee drivers in becoming active safe road users and to achieve their “P’’ license. 

I am very patient and understanding, and do recognise that all individuals have their own ways of learning, and I’m happy to encourage them to be successful in their “learning to drive” experience.

Murray

Murray

Driving has always been a passion for me, even before I was old enough to drive.

I have driven commercially for nearly fifty years and not only do I still love driving, to be able to share my enthusiasm with learner drivers is a real pleasure.

I have been a professional Driving instructor for over ten years. My goal has always been to make the experience instructive and most of all, enjoyable.

 

Michelle

Michelle

After 16yrs in the Navy, a change was needed.

Besides my love for the water, is my love for driving. It was a no-brainer. I decided to share my passion for driving with as many people as I could. In 2007, I completed my Driver Trainer Course and took to it like a duck to water.

Having a fun, easy going nature shines through into my teaching style. If your not having fun, you won't learn....

I use lots of pictures while teaching, so even a language barrier isn't an issue. Everyone can understand a picture.

I have four kids, so I have LOTS of patience.

Peter

Peter

Aloha.

I have always loved driving & teaching people in equal measure. I love the theory & physics aspects of driving. I love getting into the nitty-gritty of why you do things, and when you do them. This knowledge helps new drivers safely navigate unexpected circumstances they may have not encountered during their Learner's tenure. And of course, the (really bad) dad jokes are free.

Driving experience:

  1. Driving older brother's home-made dirt buggy on farm - age 8 - education method = trial & error!
  2. Pizza delivery during senior high school years and University (Ba of Health Science) - This is where I learnt my steering & observation skills
  3. Chauffeuring INXS from Cooma airport to their gig at Jindabyne (Ski season) - Not the most successful event.
  4. Driver for international tour coordinator for Adventures Cross Country, USA (ARCC) through Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria - ended up marrying the chauffeuree!! - beware of ICE on mountain passes.
  5. 2 Years delivery driver for printing and office furniture & supply company, Mill Valley, California, USA (chauffeuree was American)
  6. Co-Founder of Small World Journeys, Cairns - tour guide for SWJ, Tony's Tours and Barefoot Tours over 12 year period.
  7. 4 years as Driving Examiner/ Principle Customer Service Officer for QLD Department of Transport & Main Roads - Indigenous Driver Licensing Unit.
  8. Riding motorcycle around Thailand.
  9. Various truck driving roles between Gold Coast & Cairns.
  10. Have managed to avoid collision with Cairn's drivers for over 13 years - my greatest achievement!! :)

Kind regards

Pete

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