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Alex Vouvaris

Driver Trainer/Assessor, Manager & Owner of Driving Zone

Alex has been a driver trainer and assessor since 2003 and has diversified within the industry training learner drivers, probationary drivers, fully licenced drivers and overseas licence holders. He now oversees operations for Driving Zone and further value adds to the school by training and selecting all of his instructors to make sure they meet the highest driver training and customer service standards.  He delivers student driver education programs within high schools, some of which are Emmanuel College, Aitken College, Emerson School and many more. He is a qualified Assessor (TAE accredited). Alex also conducts defensive driving courses and has been a  Trainer and Assessor and has delivered training for the  driving instructor course since 2010 (course code TLI). Alex aims to direct the focus of Driving Zone instructors in teaching safe driving skills and to convey a good understanding of the Victorian Road Rules to all Driving Zone students, not to simply train students to pass the VicRoads driving test. Alex is passionate about the industry. Coming from a long line of driving instructors within his family specifically his father (Zeta driving school, Melbourne based  from 1970) and two of his uncles( Delta driving school Middle Park and Jame’s driving school Port Melbourne), Alex has a culmination of extensive driver training knowledge from his own training experience and from his closest family members. Proud member and supporter of the Australian Driver Training Association, Alex is always striving to better his school and the driver training industry with the latest training methods and techniques to provide all Driving Zone students the edge they need to tackle our busy Melbourne roads with confidence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bill Ziskos

Driver Trainer / Owner of Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Yaris

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Carlton / Heatherton

With one of Melbourne’s most recognised and respected names in the Driving School Industry. Bill has been teaching around the Carlton and Heatherton areas in Melbourne since 2003. He is highly experienced and passionate about teaching learner’s the correct way to drive and how to handle themselves safely on our busy Melbourne roads.
Bill is a qualified driving instructor holding a Certificate IV accreditation. He has undergone Police and medical checks and holds a working with children identification card.

The one thing he stands by is that learning to drive should be an enjoyable experience. From the moment you step into his vehicle, you can be assured that you will learn to drive in a relaxed and safe environment.

Patience is what he prides himself on and more importantly the safety of his student’s at all times behind the wheel. His objective is to give his students the skills to be a confident, accomplished, safe driver for life.

He is part of the Melbourne City Mission L2P Program, which is an innovative community based program developed to provide assistance to young people, who face significant barriers in completing their 120 hours of on-road driving experience. The program is funded by TAC and administered through Vic Roads. This has been a highly fulfilling role that has elevated his teaching skills and has also taught him valuable life lessons.

Bill is a charismatic character with a warm and friendly nature. He balances his work and home life effortlessly as both help him to feel fulfilled and accomplished.
He is a dad to three beautiful kids and when he is not teaching, he is active with his children. He is an avid supporter of the Carlton football club and he rarely misses a game.
You will always be greeted with a smile by Bill. His years of experience are evident as you cruise through the streets of Melbourne, checking your mirrors and handling the roads.

 

James Grigoropoulos

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Yaris

Transmission: Manual

VicRoads: Carlton / Heatherton / Ringwood (Mitcham)/ Frankston

James was an accountant, looking to challenge himself in different ways he joined the driving instructor profession. He joined the Driving Zone team back in 2014 and since then he has been a dedicated teacher who enjoys the teaching role.
James is a manual instructor servicing Southern suburbs, South Eastern  suburbs Melbourne, Bayside suburbs and Melbourne inner city areas. He is a highly experienced instructor who trains learner drivers to get their licence and drivers who hold a licence but need or want to learn to drive manual.
James is a qualified driving instructor holding a Certificate IV Accreditation. He has undergone Police and medical checks and holds a working with children identification card.

Being a very patient person, he provides a calm learning environment for his students. He also enjoys making lessons interesting for his students.
He believes that patient, experienced driving instructors offer a better and more comfortable learning experience for learner drivers. He also believes drivers develop bad habits over the years. So it’s better that learner drivers are trained by driver trainers in correct practices instead of learning bad habits from other drivers.
His real satisfaction comes from seeing students smile as it all comes together for them. Like when they get the hang of the clutch and changing gears and as they succeed in their journey to become a safe, capable and confident driver.
James is passionate about teaching safe driving skills for life and not just skills to pass the test.

 

Shei Vadjdi

                                                                                                                              

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Suzuki Swift Hatchback

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Werribee/Deer Park/Carlton

Shei teaches in an automatic car servicing the Western suburbs, Southern suburbs in the Port Phillip area and inner city suburbs of Melbourne. She has a background in social work making her a very patient, understanding and caring trainer.

Shei is a qualified driving instructor with the latest driver training qualifications (Certificate IV Accreditation). She has undergone Police and medical checks and holds a working with children identification card. She loves teaching learner drivers to drive safely on busy Melbourne roads and loves to get them prepared and ready to sit and pass their driving tests. She is in an expert in Overseas Licence holder conversions to a Victorian licence. Enjoys delivering refresher lessons to drivers needing to brush up their skills with providing a warm and comfortable environment in her vehicle.

For Shei, being a driving instructor is extremely rewarding as she can assist people, particularly young people, achieve a vital step towards their independence and passing their driving test and obtaining a Victorian driver’s licence. Her strength is to help students overcome their anxieties and fears and finds it extremely satisfying to have visible results for her efforts. She wants to make sure her students are thoroughly prepared for the driving test and that they are skilled and capable with the right attitudes as future road users.
She is an extremely patient person who will use all her abilities to provide a learning environment where her students feel calm and relaxed to develop their driving skills and attitudes.
Shei has an excellent first time pass rate and has built a strong reputation in the Western suburb and inner city areas.
Her students like to describe her as friendly, knowledgeable, caring and reliable.

 

David Rakhlin

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Carlton / Heatherton

David is an impeccable professional with the highest in driver training standards. David is an expert with beginners right through to more experienced drivers. He delivers training around the City of Port Phillip and Stonnington  suburbs. David is sought after with clients because of his patience, knowledge, experience and great attitude to teaching. He loves preparing his students for driving tests and works the Carlton and Heatherton Vicroads centres. David enjoys training all his students which include learner drivers, probationary drivers, fully licenced drivers and overseas licence holders.

He has a passion for the industry and always looks forward to meeting new people and teaching them how to drive. He aims for students to get the most out of the training he has with them not only preparing them for the driving test but also for the difficulties of driving solo once they get their licence. David services Southern suburbs and some Bayside suburbs of Melbourne.

A great asset to our school with fantastic testimonials and reviews on Google/Face Book, he is definitely a great trainer to have by your side throughout your learner training or overseas licence conversion journey.

 

Phillip Vasiliades

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Hatchback

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Carlton/Dandenong/Ringwood (Mitcham)

Phillip is a patient, reliable and knowledgeable driver trainer with great reviews from his clients spanning from all VicRoads stations he covers.

He loves teaching and helping learner drivers to drive safely on Melbourne roads and to pass their driving test.  He also loves teaching probationary and fully licenced drivers looking to refresh their driving skills. He is an expert with Overseas Licence holders  looking to get driving experience in Melbourne and those looking to convert their Overseas Licence to a Victorian one.

Phillip is an expert trainer on Melbourne’s busy roads, easy to understand and simplifies his training to suit everyone’s needs when learning how to drive. His experience with driving cars and vans and Medium and Heavy rigid trucks on Melbourne roads gives learner drivers an unparalleled view of blind spots in and around the vehicle along with safe driving skills that are crucial elements all drivers should gain before driving solo.  He provides a great source of knowledge when it comes to the Victorian road rules and is an expert on the Vicroads driving test criteria to make sure all of his students are well prepared to pass the Vicroads drive test. Phillip services South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

A fantastic instructor who loves teaching.

Harvey Bararia

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Rav4

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Carlton / Ringwood (Mitcham)

A fully qualified , passionate and driven driving instructor, Harvey is committed to getting the job done with all of his students. He is an expert when it comes to passing the Vicroads drive test. Harvey is passionate about safe driving behaviour on our roads and is always striving to get his students to becoming confident and safe road users. With many reviews from his happy students, Harvey is very empathetic to his clients needs and wants and is always trying to help as much as he can to fit his clients into his busy schedule. Harvey enjoys all students training learner drivers, probationary drivers, fully licenced drivers and overseas licence holders. Havey Covers the South Eastern suburbs and some Northern Suburbs including Carlton.

He is friendly, calm, easy going and highly skilled when it comes to professional driver training, Holding a Certificate IV Accreditation Harvey is a true professional in the driver training industry.

Harvey is simply a great instructor that is caring, professional and driven.

 

Melissa Shine

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Corola Sedan

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads:  Heatherton/Dandenong/Frankston

Melissa is a passionate instructor with over a decade of experience in the driver training industry. She is well sort after and loved by all her students. She loves teaching learners and overseas licence holders training them to drive safely on our roads and prepared for the Vicroads drive test.  She covers South Eastern suburbs  and some Bayside suburbs and loves doing drive tests in Heatherton , Frankston and Dandenong Vicroads. Always greeting students with a smile and known to be a very patient and friendly instructor, Melissa is fantastic and has received plenty of 5 star Google reviews from our students experience with her.

 

Peter Vu Do

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota CHR

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Carlton

Peter is a very patient and understanding instructor upholding the highest driver training standards for all his students alike. He is an expert with Vicroads driving tests  and values safe driving behaviour. He promotes the application of safe driving and appropriate road craft on our busy roads. He works in the city locations such as the CBD and Docklands along with Carlton and the Northern suburbs of Melbourne making him an expert in heavy traffic conditions with all sorts of road users in and around his lesson locations. He delivers training to learners, overseas licence holders looking to convert their licences, licenced drivers looking for refresher lessons and driving test applicants looking to get their Victorian licence.

Peter holds a Certificate IV in driver training  accreditation and is continuously  looking to improve his students to be safer drivers not only to pass the Vicroads driving test. Peter is an amazing instructor high in demand.

 

Sahra Ahmed

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Deer Park / Werribee / Carlton

Sahra has been a professional driving  instructor for over 6 years working in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, Northern Sububrs and in the CBD and surrounding suburb areas such as Richmond, Brunswick and Collingwood. Her favourite Vicroads testing locations are Deer Park, Werribee and Carlton. She is patient and very attentive to students needs and tailors her approach to suit different learning styles. She is an expert with learner drivers and overseas licence holders looking to convert their licences to a Victorian drivers licence through the Vicroads testing process.

Holding a certificate IV in driver training and working as a full time professional instructor, Sahra is looking forward to booking new students to take them through the learning journey of driving safely and the Vicroads testing process to get a licence.

 

Adi Sethi

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Camry

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads:  Deer Park/ Melton /Werribee/ Carlton /Heatherton / Ringwood (Mitcham)                                 

Adi is an enthusiastic professional instructor with a huge amount of passion for teaching his students safe driving on Melbourne roads.

His primary concern is to develop safe and confident drivers. Adi loves to train all students including learner drivers, probationary drivers, fully licenced drivers and overseas licence holders converting their licence. Therefore his teaching methods are reared towards all students being equipped with skills required to drive their cars safely during the years ahead. He enjoys using his skills and training to put new Drivers at ease, assist young drivers with logging their hours , enjoys teaching in the CBD covering Hook Turns and trams, refreshing skills of licenced drivers, encouraging Hazard Awareness skills while teaching with professionalism throughout the students learning journey. Adi services the Western Suburbs, South East, Northern and Inner city and CBD areas.

Meeting new people and sharing driving knowledge with them is what keeps him engaged and excited.
He absolutely loves the rewarding experience of assisting drivers at varying stages of their driving journey and getting their licence. Adi holds a certificate IV in driver training accreditation.

 

Kush Dua

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Kia Cerato

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads:  Deer Park/ Carlton /Broadmeadows/ Ringwood  (Mitcham)

Kush was a Vicroads testing officer that decided to become a professional driver trainer with Driving Zone and he is always very busy with our students. He loves teaching people how to drive and also loves helping people get their licences and to convert their overseas licences to Victorian ones. Kush emphasises his training on safe driving behaviours on our roads and blends the required training needed to pass the Vicroads test with expert advice. Kush looks forward to meeting new students and providing the high level service and expert knowledge they need to become safe drivers on our busy Melbourne roads and to get their licence. He covers inner city and surrounding suburbs in Melbourne, Northern Suburbs and some suburbs in West adn East Melbourne.

 

Mick Arora

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Corolla Sedan

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Carlton/Bundoora/Coolaroo/ Broadmeadows/ Ringwood (Mitcham)/ Heatherton

Mick is a fantastic instructor with many happy students. He is very passionate about the industry and has a real passion for teaching his students safe driving skills and for preparing them for the Vicroads Driving test. He is a true expert with driving test criteria and driving test practice but always makes sure his instructing  is combined with the training everyone needs to be safe on the road. He makes certain his students learn how to abide abide by the road rules whilst always looking and thinking 3 steps ahead to be safe in amongst other road users. He really enjoys teaching his students that hold an Overseas licence and that are looking to convert it to a Victorian licence. Mick covers most Northern suburbs of Melbourne, Inner city and some East and South East suburbs.

Holding the latest Certificate in driver training  accreditation and constantly looking to improve his students to be safer drivers and to pass the Vicroads driving test to gain their licence. Mick is one of the best instructors you could ask for.

 

David Tran

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Toyota Corolla Hatch Hybrid

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Carlton/Deer Park/ Ringwood (Mitcham)

A true professional driver trainer, David has over 10 years experience in the industry and is very dedicated to educating his students on safe driving in Melbourne. He is an expert in training his students on the Vicroads drive tests and familiarising them with the Vicroads testing criteria. He works the Carlton, Deer Park  and Mitcham Vicroads. He covers Inner city including West and East Melbourne , Northern suburbs and some East and West suburbs of Melbourne. His knowledge of the Vicroads Driving Tests is impeccable and he strives to make sure all of his students not only pass the test but become safe drivers on our very busy Melbourne roads. He is very patient and friendly and makes his students feel very comfortable in lessons, allowing then to learn at their own pace and advising and training students on what they need to know. David is holds a Certificate IV in driver training.

Maj Singh

Driver Trainer at Driving Zone

Vehicle: Suzuki Swift Hatchback

Transmission: Automatic

VicRoads: Deer Park / Werribee / Melton / Sunbury / Geelong

Maj is an enthusiastic and empathetic driving instructor catering to students learning needs. He is always looking to provide the best training to make sure his students are ready to drive safely on our very busy Melbourne roads. Covering the suburbs in the West of Melbourne and in Geelong, he takes his students for driving tests in Werribee , Deer Park and Melton, Sunbury and Geelong. Practicing to make sure his students are very well equipped with the knowledge and techniques to pass the test and also making sure they are driving well above the standard required to pass the Victoads driving test. Holding a Certificate IV in driver training all his students are trained utilising the latest and most established safe driving techniques and sequences that can be easily understood and followed.