Joe Koren

Joe Koren

Accredited Driving Instructor - ACT

Teaching Areas: Southside, Central ACT

Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Automatic

“I like the challenge of inspiring young drivers to embrace safe driving behaviours and to take them away as a life long commitment.”

Joe is a former Marist student.

Joe has a marketing background and choose to pursue a career as a Driving Instructor in order to spend more time with his key interest, motoring. Joe is very keen on motor sports and cars generally.

Joe has a manner and communication style which has made him a popular driving instructor among learner drivers in South Canberra. He is well regarded and receives many personal referrals from past students and parents.

Joe is able to inspire young drivers to embrace safe driving behaviours. He is committed to safe driving, for life goal of National Driving Academy in which he is a co-founder.

Joe teaches driving with automatic transmission in a Honda Jazz.

Joe has previously been recognised for his outstanding service and performance against the high standards we set for our business, being selected as one of the weekly winner's of our Instructor of The Week Award.

Joe can also speak a little Slovenian/Croatian and a tiny amount of German.

Babar Chohan

Babar Chohan

Accredited Driving Instructor - ACT, Licenced Driving Instructor - NSW, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Vice President - Australian Drivers Trainers Association (ACT) Inc.

Teaching Areas: Northside, Central

Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Automatic

"After a career in sports coaching and motoring I became a driving instructor to make a difference to our future road users. I strive to ensure that our young drivers become life long safe drivers for their own safety and that of all other road users.”

Babar is passionate about driving and skiing, actually there is little he is not passionate about! And this passion is apparent when you take your driving lessons with Babar. Right from the start you will be amazed by his attention to detail and ability to communicate clearly and comprehensively every aspect of the vehicle and driving skills. Babar is one of the most popular driving instructors in Canberra, but don't believe us, ask around!

He is able to motivate the learner driver to become a safe driver for life not just to pass the log book or test! That's important as the highest fatality risk of all drivers are new P plate drivers. Babar's background as a elite sporting coach in Europe and Australia provide the basis for making a difference to young people in this most important skill development process.

Babar has been working within the motor industry for many years and is a keen motoring enthusiast. He imparts knowledge about cars and motoring freely during driving lessons to make sure that the learner fully appreciates the vehicle, it's risks and capabilities.

Babar developed and presented the Advanced Low Risk Driving program which was well received by former students and the community.

He is very active in the community and regularly presents to Colleges and Schools on road safety, driving skills and behavioural aspects of getting your P's. He was involved in the launch of the RYDA program in Canberra in 2011 and has presented at each event since.

Babar is the only Platinum level instructor with Keys2Drive in Canberra and  has been committed from the launch of the initiative believing that the program allows parents, learner and the instructor to collectively understand the journey, risks and challenges associated with obtaining a drivers licence.

Prior to starting National Driving Academy with some colleagues he was the Chief Instructor and General Manager of NRMA Safer Driving Schools in Canberra and Queanbeyan. He was responsible for recruitment, training and quality assurance.

Babar teaches learner drivers automatic transmission in a Toyota Yaris. 

Babar has previously been recognised for his outstanding service and performance against the high standards we set for our business, being selected as one of the weekly winner's of our Instructor of The Week Award.  

 

Babar is also 2017's first winner of the Instructor Outstanding Performance Award.

Yasir Mohammed

Yasir Mohammed

Accredited Driving Instructor - ACT, Licensed Driving Instructor - NSW, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Southside, Central ACT, Queanbeyan

Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Manual

Yasir is an experienced instructor who covers the central, southern ACT and Queanbeyan.

Here is some feedback from recent customers:

"My instructor was patient and was always happy to show me things again if I didn’t understand it the first time. Definitely recommend this driving school to all learner drivers."
Jasmine

"Good, clear and understandable in teaching on initial lesson."
Daniel

"Yasir was very calm and patient with me, and clearly directed me when needed."
Delaney

"It was really engaging and informative."
Justin

Danny (STH) McCarthy

Danny (STH) McCarthy

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Danny (NTH) McCarthy

Danny (NTH) McCarthy

Danny Bio

Samson (Sth) Massey

Samson (Sth) Massey

Accredited Driving Instructor - ACT, Licenced Driving Instructor - NSW, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Southside, ACTCentral, Queanbeyan

Experience: more than 10 years

Transmission: Automatic

Languages:  I can teach in other (Indian) languages: HINDI, PUNJABI 

“The objective of the lessons is not only to get the learner drivers prepared for driving test but also to ensure they appreciate and apply safe and responsible driving practices.”

He is a instructor with plenty of patience and great experience in adult education. He has a very positive attitude in providing structured lessons to the students and enjoys a solid reputation with both the students and their parents. This respect is evident from the referrals from his past and present students. He is consciously involved in promoting good practices while driving so that learners can take that knowledge and apply for the rest of their lives on road.

The objective of the lessons with him is not only to get the learner drivers prepared for driving test but also to ensure they appreciate and apply safe and responsible driving practices consistently now and into the future.

Samson graduated and started his career as a hospitality consultant to five star Hotels.  When he migrated to Australia in 2006 he gained Australian qualifications to become a Trainer and Assessor in Hospitality Management and has subsequently been teaching a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management in Canberra.

Having a passion for driving, he decided to become self-employed and moved to the most interesting and fulfilling role of his career - driving instruction. He is a co-founder of National Driving Academy Pty Ltd.

Samson is married with two children, and still enjoys a game of cricket. He relates well to young people.

As a parent, road safety is of paramount importance to him (several of his friends and relatives have been seriously hurt in road accidents) and he is now doing what he can to help drivers, young and old, to develop skills and behaviours to ensure that they are safe drivers, for life.

Samson teaches driving cars with automatic transmission in an Hyundai i30.

Shoel Fakhrul

Shoel Fakhrul

Accredited Driving Instructor - ACT, Licensed Driving Instructor - NSW

Teaching Areas: Northside

Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Automatic, Manual

Book a driving lesson today with Shoel in the Northside of Canberra!

Shoel started his instructor career with our director and was mentored by our Chief Instructor, Babar Chohan.

Some of the words used by his students to describe him are patient, calm, experienced, friendly and professional. Over the years Shoel has worked with students from all walks of life and enjoys the diversity. He believes no question is a silly one and students should never apologise for making a mistake.

With Shoel, you will learn to understand the road rules, how to implement low risk driving techniques and gain the confidence to drive in any situation.

Shoel delivers driving lessons that are tailored to the individual needs of each learner and believes there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to driver training. He believes in teaching students independent driving which allows them to grow through their own experiences, making their own choices which helps develop positive driving habits. This allows his students to truly understand the basis of safe and independent driving.

Shoel loves to spend his free time with family and friends. Watching TV, going for a drive, cooking and working in his little workshop are his favourite ways to unwind.

Samson (Nth) Massey

Samson (Nth) Massey

Accredited Driving Instructor - ACT, Licenced Driving Instructor - NSW, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Southside, ACTCentral, Queanbeyan

Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Automatic

Languages:  I can teach in other (Indian) languages: HINDI, PUNJABI 

 

“The objective of the lessons is not only to get the learner drivers prepared for driving test but also to ensure they appreciate and apply safe and responsible driving practices.”

He is a instructor with plenty of patience and great experience in adult education. He has a very positive attitude in providing structured lessons to the students and enjoys a solid reputation with both the students and their parents. This respect is evident from the referrals from his past and present students. He is consciously involved in promoting good practices while driving so that learners can take that knowledge and apply for the rest of their lives on road.

The objective of the lessons with him is not only to get the learner drivers prepared for driving test but also to ensure they appreciate and apply safe and responsible driving practices consistently now and into the future.

Samson graduated and started his career as a hospitality consultant to five star Hotels.  When he migrated to Australia in 2006 he gained Australian qualifications to become a Trainer and Assessor in Hospitality Management and has subsequently been teaching a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management in Canberra.

Having a passion for driving, he decided to become self-employed and moved to the most interesting and fulfilling role of his career - driving instruction. He is a co-founder of National Driving Academy Pty Ltd.

Samson is married with two children, and still enjoys a game of cricket. He relates well to young people.

As a parent, road safety is of paramount importance to him (several of his friends and relatives have been seriously hurt in road accidents) and he is now doing what he can to help drivers, young and old, to develop skills and behaviours to ensure that they are safe drivers, for life.

Samson teaches driving cars with automatic transmission in an Hyundai i30.

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