There's a mix of scary and excited feelings when you first drive a car. Scary because it seems big, and you know it weighs at least a thousand pounds. Exciting, because of the freedoms and efficiency that come with having your license. I understand these feelings, because I had to go through them twice: first for learning a car, and second for learning a motorcycle. The scary feelings don't last very long, while the excited feelings last as long as you enjoy driving - no matter what/where/with whom you drive! I am an observant and accommodating instructor. Whatever pace you learn at, I will follow along patiently. I will still cover the basics so that you may better prepare for the DMV road test. I am a physics major in college and have driven over 205,000 miles. Being safe on the road is so extremely important, and I promise to do my best to guide you toward being a good driver.
I remember my first driving lesson how nervous and excited I was at the same time!
It takes a patient and nurturing guide to help you achieve driving success. I know what a student is thinking and feeling and can offer supportive teaching and effective communication.
I am originally from Boston,MA but have been living out here now for 12 years and I love it! I have a 6 year old daughter and a Sassy but clever Siamese kitten called "Gingi". I reside in North County, I love Photography,Reading and I am bilingual.
I am patient and understanding with all of my students and I'm passionate about developing safe drivers.
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I am extremely patient and easygoing. I understand how to work with different students’ abilities and teach them how to become safe and excellent drivers.
I love to teach. My background includes substitute teaching in the San Diego and North County School Districts. Having a calm and even nature really helps when relating to students in helping them gain confidence with their driving skills. Originally from New York, I became accustomed to driving in all kinds of conditions. I now appreciate the California Highways and roads as opposed to New York streets. I love spending time with my family at the beach and hiking Torrey Pines State Park.
Driving for the first time is one of the special events in your life you’ll always remember. Imagine driving yourself to school, to your friend’s house, the movies or running errands for your parents. But, before you can drive, you need to pass your driving test. I would like to help you reach that goal, not just passing your driver’s test and getting your license, but to help you learn to drive safely. Respecting the rules of the road and other drivers will make your driving experience safe and successful. Everywhere Mike works, he is recommended to friends and neighbors. He has developed a reputation for having a gentle, soft teaching style. Very professional.
Students find me to be their favorite instructor because I am easy to get along with. In my many years of teaching, I have heard so many stories from my students about driving instructors that lose their temper or yell at their students. I cannot understand why anyone would want to be mean to an inexperienced driver. I can tell you that teenagers like teachers who are patient and explain instruction in a clear and simple manner. I just love traffic safety. I enjoy teaching students about the laws and rules of driving. I want my students to understand traffic safety. And I know the best way to do that is to be relaxed and easy going. The office tells me I am requested so much because of my precise careful teaching in an easygoing style.
The owner of the school says I was born to teach. I pay close attention to what my student is saying and how he is doing to help him get through difficult driving situations. Students need simple easy instructions and then quiet to allow them to drive safely. Many teachers talk too much and interfere with their student's learning. I am naturally calm, this has a calming effect on my students. A calm teacher with a gentle voice has relaxed students. A nervous jittery teacher has nervous students. If you have never driven in your life, you cannot imagine how fast you will learn with a good teacher. If you are nervous and afraid to drive, I am the right teacher for you. I like my job.
I grew up in San Diego, CA. I am married, have three kids, and three grand kids. My family loves my gentleness and patience. I know that when I teach this is what teenagers appreciate most. We are all very close and do things together as often as we can. I love cooking delicious food, arts/crafts, reading, walking at the beach and pier, going to the local farmers market located at the beachfront, funny movies, helping people of all ages, and teaching a variety of things. I am patient, kind, considerate of others, and easy to talk to. If you value a gentle patient instructor it would be an honor to be your instructor. Other driving schools do not understand that when your are gentle and soft your student learns more. But it is natural for me.
Originally born and raised in California. I am recently moved back and really enjoying teaching! I live in North County San Diego area. with my wonderful, beautiful cat, Ladybug. I have lived in Alaska, Kansas City and Chicago. I learned to drive though on California freeways and roads and am more than delighted to be able to help give some of my experience to others. I am an extremely patient and relaxed person. I love driving and teaching. I am also a full time student, getting my english degree so that i can become a college professor. I like to laugh, have fu and make the driving experience enjoyable and comfortable for all levels of experience.
Gentle, precise, methodical. Great for never driven before students.With me you will walk back in your front door (have never driven in your life) and say to your parents, "I can do this." With a good instructor, after your first lesson YOU LOVE TO DRIVE!