Driving around now on
my licence (having passed it on the first attempt!), I'm
really glad to have had Henry as a teacher. I feel very
capable behind the wheel, and confident in my driving. I
think this is largely due to the fact that lessons with
Henry were not only about getting you ready to pass a
test, but getting you ready to be a safe driver on the
road. Henry has a good knack for identifying the key
problems with your driving, and continually instructing
and encouraging you to overcome them.
From Henry, I learnt to be
a safe driver, an efficient driver, a
treat-my-car-properly driver, and - of course - a
certified Vic Roads driver! Henry has a great
personality, always conducting his lessons with
patience, respect, and a friendly smile.
Personally, the journey to
getting into the testing seat itself was quite a saga
for me, and Henry was there throughout it all.
Thanks Henry for all your
help, and good luck to your future students in all their
Tal Ellinson, Caulfield
North, VIC - November 2011
I had been putting off getting my
licence for years after an experience with a bad instructor, and
it was only after Henry was recommended to me that I finally
felt comfortable driving. His calm and clear teaching style gave
me the guidance and confidence to start driving, and ultimately
helped me to get my licence on my first attempt. I would
recommend Henry to anyone wanting to become a confident and safe
driver. Thanks again Henry!
Anna Sapontsis, St Kilda, VIC -
I just wanted to thank you for
helping me become the confident and safe driver that I am today.
You really helped me feel at ease
behind the wheel, and you were patient even when I became
frustrated at myself.
Thanks - Merci - תודה רבה
Romy Sachwald, Caulfield North,
VIC - February 2011
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I failed the driving test twice -
and then I met Henry Douek.
I really felt he was there for me
the whole way. He collected all the weak points, and had a list
of them in our next lesson. He went out of his way to make sure
I would get a test date before the hazard perception test
expired - even booking it for me.
I passed on my third attempt.
Matt Benny, Monash
Matt Benny, St Kilda East, VIC -
Henry Douek is a patient and
responsible instructor who puts time and effort into every
student. Within my time learning to drive with Henry, he has
taught me the necessary skills to become a successful driver,
which ultimately led to me getting my licence. He is calm, and
always makes you feel as if you are in control.
I recommend Henry as a driving
instructor for his enthusiasm and his devotion to his work.
Toby Azoulay, Caulfield North, VIC
- July 2010
Thank you so much! I passed my
test the first time after less than 6 weeks as your student.
This was definitely due mostly to your terrific instruction. I
really wasn't sure I'd be able to pass in so short a time (I
left the country 2 days after I passed) but thanks to your help,
I felt confident, and did it!
Eli Parkes, Caulfield North,
VIC - April 2010
As a woman in her 50s learning to
drive for the first time, I thought that I would never be able
to get my licence, but with your patient and caring instruction,
I was able to build up the confidence over the last few months
to go for the drive test. I'm ecstatic to say that I passed
first time, mostly thanks to the quality of your driving
instruction. I look forward to driving in my new little car.
Debra Shatowski, St Kilda East,
VIC - March 2010
I wanted to thank you for all the
support and encouragement while I was learning to drive. You
helped me improve on my reverse parks and three point turns. You
were also very patient, and helped me pass my test first time. I
now have a car of my own which I enjoy driving. Thank you again
for being a great teacher.
Danielle Flack, East Brighton,
VIC, - March 2010
As you could probably tell from my
white knuckled grasp on the steering wheel, I was incredibly
nervous when I began driving. That feeling almost immediately
disappeared in your classes, which were never boring or
intimidating. On the contrary, they were always extremely
humorous and had a light, calm atmosphere so I didn't feel
embarrassed making any mistakes (which, at first, I made plenty
of). Your sense of humour and jokes added another dimension to
the lessons and really made me laugh.
Thank you Henry for having faith
in me (especially when my parents didn't), and for helping me
pass my licence test the first time with 0 errors. I really
appreciate your patience and belief in me. And it is definitely
because of you that not only can I competently reverse parallel
park, but for some reason, find them incredibly fun.
Bronwyn Gamsu, Caulfield, VIC -
Thank you Henry,
I can't begin to express my
appreciation for your wonderful, patient and calm teaching of
this nervous 'begin-again' driver (dormant for many years, and
reincarnated on the other side of the road). Aside from the
excellent technical instruction, your belief that I really could
do it gave me the necessary inspiration to see it through.
Ruth Weiss, Balaclava, VIC -
Hi Henry, well this took me some
time but I've finally got around to thanking you for being such
a great driving instructor. I have been driving solo for a
couple of months now and find that lessons and skills you have
taught me are invaluable, I use them every day. You were very
patient, friendly and funny and had a lot of great advice to
give. Thanks to you I can now cruise around in my little Barina
with confidence. Thanks heaps Henry.
Rose Girvasi, Oakleigh South, VIC
- August 2009
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help. I
have to say that I miss driving lessons with you now that I have
my licence. I remember how scared I was the first time I got
into the car, but after about 20 minutes you had me feeling
confident driving manual. Most of all it was the impressions and
imitated accents that made me look forward to lessons and calm
my nerves. I always felt safe in the car with you and went into
my driving test feeling confident I could pass. Thank you,
Mikayla Green, Glenhuntly, VIC - July 2009
Henry is a terrific
driving instructor. With his knowledge and advice I managed to
pass my drive test on my first attempt. Henry is always aware of
any hazards on the road and gives all necessary information of
how to combat them. He gives a lot of useful feedback in an easy
to understand way, and is always happy to answer any questions
one might have. He has a wonderful personality making the
lessons not only educational and safe but also enjoyable. I am a
much safer driver because of my lessons with Henry.
Eli Barr, Caulfield North, VIC
- July 2009
To whom it may concern..
Henry Douek taught me to drive over an 18 month
period. I found him to be very courteous, helpful and patient. He was really helpful in teaching me about to park.
I passed my exam first go and I credit Henry with helping
me achieve that goal. I would happily recommend him to any teenager
learning to drive.
Glen Iris, VIC - June 2009
I just wanted to say thank you for
teaching me prior to me taking my driver test. As a young,
probably still immature, 17 year old I tended to think I knew it
all. I had been driving with my parents for the past 2 years and
thought I was a pretty good driver and knew all that was needed
to know for me to obtain my license. I was very wrong. I didnít
realize how much I had to learn until I had had a few lessons
Your patience and understanding of
a young 17 yr old was exactly what I needed. Your ability to
teach me and recognize what it was I was missing in my ability
to get my license was incredible. The information that you
needed to convey to me was done in simple terms for me to
understand and then put into practice.
I obtained my license on my 18th
birthday. What better present could an 18 year old boy ask for?
Thanks must go to you Henry, without your support and guidance I
am sure I would not have passed.
Ryan Winston, Caulfield, VIC -
Henry is a great
instructor. He was so caring and patient with me and my driving
and was also very encouraging. My parents didn't think I'd pass
first go, but Henry had faith in me and I passed first time
thanks to him. Good on you Henry, top bloke! I recommend Henry
Brighton, VIC - September 2008
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