I thought I would let my readers in on what a typical day looks like for me.
I met my first client, a guy from Iran, at the Point Grey ICBC office. He took a lesson on the weekend, and his driving was definitely a little rough around the edges. But during that lesson he was focused and tried to adapt to the key points needed to pass the Class 5 road test. During his practice before the road test today there were a couple of issues, such as not stopping for stop signs, but again he focused and attempted to strictly follow my suggestions. He went on the road test and he nailed it – a passed test with just a couple of minor marks on his paper.
Next up was a lady form South Africa. I think she has taken about four lessons and has made excellent progress towards what should be a successful Class 5 road test at Point Grey later this week. In South Africa they drive on the left side of the road. As with many of my students who are from countries that drive on the left, this client’s major issue was driving to far to the right in her lane, but that is no longer an issue.
My third client is a UBC student who is preparing for her Class 7 road test this week at Point Grey. She is taking lessons on five consecutive days to get ready for the road test. She didn’t have any professional training in the past, but overall her driving is great, just a few details to be worked on.
After her I met a lady from Ireland. My Irish students have all done remarkably well on their road tests. This client just took a one-hour lesson. She is going to try to go on a standby road test soon, and based on her driving today, she has a good chance of passing. My only concern is that with just one lesson, I didn’t have the opportunity to show her more of the common problem areas in the Point Grey area, and there are lots of them.
My next client was an international student from China who is attending Eric Hamber Secondary. When I first met her, she was a brand-new driver. She has been making steady progress towards her Class 7 road test at Point Grey in June.
The final student of the day was a lady from Brazil. This was her second lesson; her Class 5 road test is later this week. She had previously failed the Class 5 road test three times before contacting me. She also had taken a lesson from one of my competitors, which she found to be less than satisfactory. It gave me great satisfaction when she told me that my lesson was exactly what she was looking for. This young lady just needed a confidence boost and some clear direction on the areas that she needed to focus on.
The thing I like most about my business is meeting and helping a diverse group of clients. I take great pride and satisfaction in assisting my clients in reaching their driving goals. I can’t guarantee that you’ll pass your road test, but I can guarantee that my lessons will give you a much better chance of passing the Point Grey road test. And of course I won’t yell at you when you slam on the brakes and my coffee spills all over the place.