Phil

I Teach: Automatic and Manual, Keys2drive, Gold Coast Central and South.

 My Experience: Three and a half years teaching students from 16 to 80 years old.

 My Super Power: Phil specialises in teaching all ages with special needs, high anxiety and those looking for work who need a licence. Phil is passionate about teaching students to drive and they appreciate his gentle and patient nature. Phil's life's experiences of people and places enable him to pass on many life experiences to his students. Phil's calm and unnerving nature ensures every student is treated with respect and kindness during what can be a highly anxious and nervous milestone.

 Why I love my job: Phil enjoys teaching all ages to drive and calming the nerves prior to a test. He enjoys making the manoeuvres easier with his step by step plans which he says are sure to make you confident. "I didn't know reverse parking was so EASY" is what he hears a lot.

 In a previous life: Phil has enjoyed driving all kinds of vehicles in the UK, Europe, Northern America, Colombia and even a school bus in Zambia and Botswana! He started off in publishing, was Art Director on The Australian Women's Weekly having worked with 16 different editors before becoming Creative Director of the company within the group. He then freelanced designing cricket books for Ritchie Benaud and other titles including The Institute of Company Directors. He retired for a while but was drawn to teaching people to drive.

 When I'm not working: Phil enjoys spending time with his four adult kids and 10 grandkids, wildlife photography, renovating, art galleries, swimming and cycling.

Qualification: Queensland Accredited Driver Training, Keys2drive, Blue Card Approved.

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