I’m always happy when my students pass their road tests, but a recent student’s success gave me particular satisfaction.
A couple of months ago I was contacted by the father of a potential client. Apparently his daughter had attempted the Point Grey Class 5 road test several times and kept failing. She had also had tried a variety of driving teachers, and she felt she wasn’t getting proper instruction.
This client was a little unusual for me – she is a Chinese lady, maybe in her forties, and English was her second language. I don’t get many clients like this, as most adult Chinese students use the services of a Chinese-speaking driving teacher. But her father was getting desperate, and was ready to try something different.
Before her road test the student took ten hours of lessons and diligently attempted to follow my strict guidelines for a successful road test. She wasn’t the greatest driver, but I felt she definitely could pass as long as she was disciplined in the critical areas that I had pointed out. She also needed a confidence boost after her previous instructors were eager to point out her deficiencies and offered no positive reinforcement.
I would like to share the letter the student’s father sent me after her successful road test:
It was a great pleasure when I heard my daughter Jin had passed her road test yesterday. Now she is able to accomplish her dream of being a qualified car driver with a legal driver license of Vancouver. This will certain have good influence to her future career and living here. I wish to express my deepest gratitude to you for your excellent teaching and specific help to Jin. In last few years Jin learned driving from several teachers, but none of them could teach so excellently as you did. As I know, you designed a ten hour plan for Jin after the first interview and an hour of driving. During the training, you actively explained every detail of driving, encourage her when she did right, explained and helped her to correct when there was an error or she did not so well. This also reestablished her confidence. As a result she could pass her road test after so many times of failure. I wish to tell everybody that you, Mr. Perry Lamarche is an Excellent Teacher and the New Day Driving School is a High Quality Driving School!
I can’t guarantee success on the road test, but I can guarantee that if my students strictly follow my advice, they will have a much greater chance. If you are taking the Point Grey Class 7 or Class 5 road test, a session with me, Perry, of New Day Vancouver Driving School will go a long way towards a happy ending.