About at Behind the Wheel Driver Education

Driving School Instructor Karen

Karen

Karen is one of the owners of Behind The Wheel Driver Education.  Karen has been a driving instructor since 2009.  Karen has a keen interest in education and training.  Previously she was a NSW Police Officer, who worked in many areas which included positions in training and education of NSW Police.

Karen holds a number of University qualification's in Training and Education. Karen is both an automatic and manual instructor, holds platinum status as a Keys 2 Drive instructor and is a Facilitator and Car Coach for the Safer Drivers Course.  Behind the Wheel (Karen and Wayne) are also a provider of the Safer Drivers Course across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Hunter, North Coast, Northern Tablelands and Northern Rivers areas of NSW and also a provider of the Safer Drivers Course Training for Facilitators and Coaches across the Sydney Region, Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Hunter, North Coast, Northern Tablelands and Northern Rivers areas of NSW.

Karen enjoys being able to provide driver training and loves the satisfaction it brings.

Driving School Administrator Ellie

Ellie

Ellie is a half of the Daz and Ellie Driver Training combination! She has been a driving instructor for over 6 years and has been a facilitator and car coach for Behind The Wheel since 2017.
 
Prior to becoming an instructor, Ellie was a local bus driver for Eggins Comfort Coaches Taree. Karen and Wayne from Behind The Wheel believe that Ellie’s relaxed manner and knowledge of all things driving make her an excellent instructor, and this is why Behind The Wheel have engaged with her to facilitate and coach the Safer Driver’s Course. Her calm demeanour builds a rapport with her students.
 
Currently, Ellie works as a driving instructor in the Taree area and also assists with the Behind The Wheel Safer Drivers Courses in Forster, Taree and Port Macquarie. She holds a HR Drivers licence, an unrestricted Drivers Instructors Licence (manual and automatic) and a Working With Children Certificate. Ellie has also completed a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Driver Training) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Ellie also is an accredited Keys 2 Drive instructor and provides FREE KEYS 2 DRIVE lessons.
Driving School Administrator Daz

Daz

Daz is the other half of the Daz and Ellie Driver Training combination! He has been a driving instructor for over 6 years and has been a facilitator and car coach for Behind The Wheel since 2017.
 
Prior to becoming an instructor, Daz was a local bus driver for Eggins Comfort Coaches Taree, and currently still works part time in that capacity. Karen and Wayne from Behind The Wheel believe that Daz exudes a very relaxed nature which always puts his students at ease from the very first meeting.  His decision to change career paths has been an excellent choice and his understanding of students and their needs makes Daz an excellent instructor, and this is why Behind The Wheel have engaged with Daz to facilitate and coach the Safer Driver’s Course. 
 
Currently, Daz works as a driving instructor in the Taree area and also assists with the Behind The Wheel Safer Drivers Courses in Forster, Taree and Port Macquarie. He holds a HR Drivers licence, an unrestricted Drivers Instructors Licence (manual and automatic) and a Working With Children Certificate. Daz has also completed a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Driver Training) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Daz is also is an accredited Keys 2 Drive instructor and provides FREE KEYS 2 DRIVE lessons.
Driving School Administrator Kristine

Kristine

Kristine is the owner of Newy Driver Training based in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas.  She has been a driving instructor for many years and has been a Safer Drivers Course car coach for Behind The Wheel since 2021.
 
Kristine understands that each student is unique and that a "one size fits all" approach does not work when teaching students to drive.  Kristine is passionate about safety and is a friendly and patient instructor. Karen and Wayne from Behind The Wheel believe that Kristine's approach to teaching Learner drivers and her professionalism make her an excellent instructor, and this is why Behind The Wheel have engaged with her to coach the Safer Driver’s Course. 
 
Currently, Kristine works as a driving instructor in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle areas and also assists with the Behind The Wheel Safer Drivers Courses in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle areas. Kristine holds an unrestricted Drivers Instructors Licence (manual and automatic) and holds a Working With Children Certificate. Kristine has also completed a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Driver Training) and the Safer Drivers Course Training Course for Coaches.
Driving School Administrator Paul

Paul

Paul decided to make a sea change and career change after many years in other training and education fields. His training expertise included training young apprentices and organising training courses for up to 150 young apprentices at a time. Paul had been helping friends and family to learn to drive for many years. 
 
Paul is the owner of Big Paul's Driving School based in the Great Lakes area.  Paul has been a driving instructor for 3 years and has been a Safer Drivers Course car coach for Behind The Wheel since 2019.
 
Paul has a relaxed approach with students which assists him in building a rapport with a student very quickly.  Paul has a fantastic manner and understanding of young drivers and is very knowledgeable of all things related to Learner driver training. Karen and Wayne from Behind The Wheel believe that Paul's relaxed demeanour and excellent understanding of students and how to teach students to be a safer driver makes him an excellent instructor, and this is why Behind The Wheel have engaged with Paul to coach the Safer Driver’s Course. 
 
Currently, Paul works as a driving instructor in the Great Lakes area and also assists with the Behind The Wheel Safer Drivers Courses in the Great Lakes, Taree and Port Macquarie areas. Paul holds an unrestricted Drivers Instructors Licence (manual and automatic) and holds a Working With Children Certificate. Paul has also completed a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Driver Training) and the Safer Drivers Course Training Course for Coaches.
Driving School Administrator Jason

Jason

Jason is a facilitator for the Safer Drivers Course and has been since 2020.  Prior to this, Jason was a NSW Police Officer with over 23 years of policing experience.  Jason was an instructor at the NSW Police Academy and has always enjoyed training and educating others.  This interest resulted in Jason becoming a facilitator for the Safer Drivers Course.  Jason also assists at a local gym as a group fitness instructor.  Karen and Wayne from Behind The Wheel consider Jason to be an excellent facilitator for the Safer Drivers Course.  He demonstrates a higher understanding of teaching and has the ability to engage with young Learner drivers.  Jason has a remarkable knowledge of driving, risk taking, and the consequences of poor driving decisions, from his many years of policing experience.
 
Jason has completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, the Safer Drivers Course Training Course for Facilitators and also has a Working With Children Certificate. Jason currently facilitates for the Safer Drivers Course in the Hunter, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas and also facilitates for the Safer Drivers Course Training Course for Facilitators in the Hunter, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Sydney regions.
Driving School Administrator Kim

Kim

Kim is the owner of Kim's Driver Training based in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas.  She has been a driving instructor for over 30 years and has been a Safer Drivers Course car coach for Behind The Wheel since 2021.
 
Kim delivers lessons with a patient, respectful, fun and passionate attitude towards learning.  Kim's goal is to help Learner drivers become safe and confident behind the wheel. Karen and Wayne from Behind The Wheel believe that Kim's experience over more than 30 years as a driving instructor, along with her positive attitude and ability to build rapport with her students, is why Behind The Wheel have engaged with her to coach the Safer Driver’s Course. 
 
Currently, Kim works as a driving instructor in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle areas and also assists with the Behind The Wheel Safer Drivers Courses in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle areas. Kim holds an unrestricted Drivers Instructors Licence (manual and automatic) and holds a Working With Children Certificate. Kim has also completed a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Driver Training) and the Safer Drivers Course Training Course for Coaches.
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