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tThis is my third or fourth shot at learning how to drive and I’ve always let my anxiety and fear get in the way.
I specifically did my research and am so happy that I found Cooper’s driving school.Working with Cooper has been an incredible experience so far (still learning).
He is knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging and knows how to check in with me to see where my energy and anxiety levels are at. He also knows how to break down his observations about my driving and seems to know me better than I know myself at times which I can highly appreciate.
After my 5th or 6th lesson, it felt like I’ve had a breakthrough and can assess that my driving skills are not only improving but more importantly my confidence is growing and I’m getting less anxious about driving in general – which is huge for me!!!
I really can’t wait to continue my lessons with Cooper and finally start driving in the city 🙂
Encouraging. Patient. Knowledgeable
Cooper was absolutely amazing. I had a car accident and was quite nervous about driving again. Cooper was always early or on time with a friendly face! He knew I was very nervous so we started off with less busy sections in Vancouver. He walked me through all the traffic rules. When I was not confident, he would be very patient and we would repeat the same route until I was confident enough to move on. Cooper is also very experienced instructor. Whenever I was nervous or made a mistake, Cooper was always calm and in control of the situation. I would recommend Cooper to anyone.
Patient. Calm. Friendly
TL;DR: Best driving instructor; suitable for all driving levels; amazing car. I had zero driving experience and had a class 7 road test coming up in two months. Due to low availability at driving schools caused by the pandemic, I had to try out multiple schools in Vancouver area and Cooper was certainly the best instructor I had and who really polished my skills and pointed out the not so obvious mistakes I made overlooked by my other instructors. In that sense, I would surely recommend him for drivers of all levels.
Not only his driving teaching technique is clear and effective, but he’s also friendly and patient person who lets you gradually take full control of a car and enjoy driving as well, in contrast to some other instructors I had who constantly micromanaged me, made me anxious and less confident in my abilities and the whole driving experience horrible.
At end of each of lesson Cooper would also send audio with a summary of what I did well and things to improve, which I really appreciate and something I wish other instructors would incorporate into their teaching too.
Although his services seem pricier at first, each lesson with Cooper is much more valuable than with anyone else, so in the end you can actually save more money, since the learning curve is much steeper than with other driving schools.
Lastly, his car is super comfortable and fun to drive:)
Needless to say, I got my N and highly recommend Cooper to everyone!
I’ve had a number of driving instructors and can say with certainty that Cooper was the reason I passed my test.
While other instructors can point out the obvious, Cooper helped me with the precise skills I needed to become a good driver. More importantly, he did so in a calm & constructive way. His knowledge of the test routes and criteria were something no other instructor got close to, and were key reasons why I was successful on the day of my test.
I will be recommending Cooper to everyone I know!
Precise, Constructive, Calm
Cooper is THE BEST driving instructor you’ll ever meet! I got my driving license by passing the very first road test I attempted, and before meeting Cooper, I thought I could never drive. I attended a few driving lessons back home with possibly the worst instructor ever. I also ended up meeting with an accident and that caused tremendous trauma towards driving. I then did some research on Reddit and based on the recommendations there I got to Cooper.
He was very patient, friendly and professional with his lessons from day one and I thoroughly enjoyed each minute I spent on the road with him. He followed up with me after each class to provide feedback and was very persistent in correcting each single mistake I made and in addressing all the fears I had. He approached the classes in a very methodical way and when he said I was ready for the exam, I took a road test and passed on the first go. More than the road test, he made sure that I was going to be a safe driver when I get out there to ensure the safety of both my loved ones and the ones that I’ll be sharing the road with. I highly recommend Cooper as your driving instructor 🙂 He’s also an amazing human being!
Friendly. Persistent. Patient
I highly recommend Cooper! So much so that I need a 6th star.
Before working with Cooper, I found that even the thought of driving made me anxious. As a person with two learning disabilities, dyslexia and dyspraxia, I found that the standard driving instruction available in BC did not fit for how I needed to learn. They were focused too much on checking the test boxes and not the real experience of driving and communicating with the traffic around you. After getting my ‘N’ using these programs, my partner at the time was involved in a life changing car accident that left me afraid to drive again.
Working with Cooper, I’m back on the road again. Instantly I felt seen and heard. Cooper is sure to guide me at my own pace, picks up on the way I learn specifically and tailors his instruction to match, and provides reassurance. I feel confident that working with him will help me reach my driving goals!
Listens, Supportive, Goals
Cooper is AMAZING!
I reached out to Cooper with very short noticed and he managed to accommodate me in his schedule and take me on a few driving lessons and took me to my class 5 driving exam.
He is very knowledgeable and friendly so that makes a great teacher. He let me drive and I did not feel like he had his foot on the break all the time (compared to another driving academy I went to before Cooper).
The way that he pointed out my mistakes was great since it allowed me to learn from them. He managed to help me fix some bad habits I had from my time driving in my home country.
I really enjoyed learning with you and chatting with you Cooper.
Thanks a lot!!!!
Friendly. Great Teacher. Enjoyable
Luis De Leon
I was very anxious to learn how to drive and put it off until i was past 30 before i decided to contact cooper on a whim.
He instantly made me feel comfortable and less anxious behind the wheel in the first lesson.
He is very friendly, professional, and funny which makes it super easy to relax.
He points out things you need to work on or improve in a very clear manner so that i was able to work on them while practising in between lessons.
I went from being super anxious to get behind a wheel to getting my N in 6 months, passing on the first try.
If you’re at all anxious to drive and want a friendly instructor that makes you feel comfortable, contact Cooper!
Friendly. Comfortable. Funny
I wish I could give Cooper more then 5 stars as he is literally amazing! I’ve never felt so comfortable so fast after meeting someone I’ve never met before. He is more then welcoming and full of smiles. I instantly felt like we were friends.
Cooper made me feel so much better about my driving capabilities & skills. Always positive feedback/constructive criticism and always made it simple so I could fix what I needed to!
I have had my L license for more then 3 years now and always thought I wasn’t ready to take the road test.
Just a couple weeks ago, I took a drive with Cooper and now I had my N test today & just passed my Road Test minutes ago- all thanks to his help!
He gives you advice & information in a way that is simple to understand especially for those that are visual learners.
I wish I could come back for another drive with him as it was truly a amazing experience.
Thank you Cooper!
Visual Learners. Positive Feedback. Constructive Criticism
Cooper is a fantastic instructor.
He’s patient, friendly, explains things in a way that makes sense and works with you to get you up to speed with driving.
If you’re looking around for someone, get in touch with Cooper.
I passed my N first time round thanks to him!
Thanks again Cooper
Out of 4 driving instructors, I chose to commit my time and resources to learn from Cooper. It was the best decision I ever made.
He was the only one who had the patience, non-judgmental/respectful attitude, GENUINE care and the ability to effectively communicate where I was going wrong in my learning.
To top it off, he also had the EXPERIENCE above and beyond the others.
One of Cooper’s superpowers is his communication and easy-to-understand instructions/descriptions. I went from not being able to drive very well to being a driver who now has the confidence to be on the road — my driving improved dramatically once we started working together.
I highly recommend this individual if you want to learn from the best, he’s punctual, likeable, knowledgeable and EXPERIENCED.
I started with a 12 lesson package and after that, I was a different driver. I will learn from Cooper as each stage of my driving/driving tests continue. He gets 5 stars and I’m so happy that I found him.
Do yourself a favor and book with him, you’ll know what I mean when you do.
Learning should be made easier when it can already be challenging and Cooper will provide ease whilst learning.
Happy driving discovery!
Genuine. Easy-to-Understand. Experienced
Cooper is an amazing instructor, who is not only experienced but also really good at teaching to let you know what you need to work on.
He is professional, punctual, and also has great sense of humour.
I really like his teaching style, because it is really effective in a way that he observes your driving really carefully, and makes sure that you are aware of what you need to improve by giving you feedback every class.
I feel more confident and safe to drive just after taking two lessons with him.
Highly recommend Cooper!
Punctual. Effective. Careful
Cooper is possibly the best driving instructor in Vancouver and I say that having to have possibly close to 5 instructors from different schools in the past 3 years.
I always had anxiety with driving and Cooper had to bring me back to the basics and really stress to give me the foundations. He is extremely patient with explaining the whys on the traffic rules and overall reasoning of why the rules exist – something that I really struggled before.
What I liked most is that he make sure that you end your lessons by going through what you improved, what you need improving and he will even go the extra mile and send you notes and voice messages – i thought this was above and beyond everyone else and it made me feel that I am really being coached in this journey.
I am much more confident in my driving and was able to get my ** class 5 ** and it wouldn’t be without Cooper’s expert tutelage.
If you are looking for quality driving lessons, look no further and just go reach out. You won’t regret it!
Patient. Notes & Voice Messages. Expert.
I was having my class 5 road test and I drove like a beginner, made a lots of mistakes and did not have that much knowledge but Cooper taught me each and every rule of driving.
His way of teaching is the best.
After practice he always send me notes and gave me information regarding the things which I needs to work on, because of that I improved my driving and cleared my test in first attempt.
I will definitely recommend him.
Calm. Kind. Skilled
I would highly recommend Cooper for some driving lessons, best driving instructor in Vancouver without a doubt !
He is very professional and easy going. Great sense of humour. Breaks down skills.
Very easy to understand. Calm and collective when we went out driving.
I was amazed how much I was learning in just one session with Cooper.
Highly recommend 10/10
Humorous. Professional. Easy Going
Cooper is the best instructor ever!
He helped me gain confidence, understand the rules of the road, taught me to be patient and helped me very much pass my road test!
He has a great sense of humour and he is very calm and patient!
I highly highly recommend Cooper!!!
If you have Cooper as your instructor, you will get your road test passed!!!
Calm. Patient. Humorous
Taking lessons with Cooper was an amazing time.
As we have a mindset that it is not easy to crack the class 5 road test but I did just because of Cooper.
I never saw such a positive man who always tries to show some light when I was going off track.
My road test was 1 week away and I was just looking for a driving school than one of my friends recommended Cooper driving school.
3 lessons for my road test with them looks like that I become a professional driver.
Jokes apart but I really recommend everyone to just try to take one lesson from him after that you will get to know the difference between others and Cooper.
Thank you so much Cooper for coaching me till the end time.
Positive. Determined. On Purpose
I took a couple of driving lessons with Cooper to brush up before my Class 5 test and was able to pass with confidence!
I’m a naturally anxious driver, but Cooper made me feel comfortable on the road with his advice and tips.
He was flexible during lessons and made sure to prioritize working on specific things that were causing me anxiety.
I had a great experience!
Comfortable. Specific .Enjoyable
Nicole Au Yeung
Prior to meeting Cooper I didn’t think I’d ever be able to drive (confidently) again.
I was in a car accident 10 years ago, never got back behind the wheel and have had severe anxiety ever since.
Cooper is kind, understanding, incredibly patient, open to feedback and has a way of making people feel safe and heard.
After my first lesson with Cooper, I knew I had a long way to go but I felt overwhelmed with a sense of hope and confidence in myself.
Cooper showed me that there is value in my hyper awareness and has been working with me to build up my driving competency.
I’d recommend driving lessons with Cooper to anyone but especially to those who have driving anxiety, those with a history of trauma or those with specific learning needs.
Kind. Patient. Understanding
Cooper is the best, his teaching methods are amazing! He helps you feel more confident on the road and understand it. I’m really grateful to have him as my driving instructor because it has enabled me to grow confidence, I was really afraid of driving before. Understanding the road also helps boost your confidence. He teashes in a manner that enables you to confront any situation you may find yourself not only the road test. Which in my honest opinion think it’s better because he is giving you the full experience of driving and enables you to be even more prepared. I truely recommend this company!
I had my learner’s license for about 12 years, failed my road test twice over that time, and had general anxieties and confusions about driving that I could never seem to overcome.
Within 10 minutes of our first driving session, through listening and observation, COOPER was able to get to the root of my issues of being overwhelmed, and then (by sketching simple visualizations) was able to better direct my focus towards exactly what was important at any moment. By breaking down maneuvers and the order of checks into logical steps, I could then start integrating them into my regular driving until it became intuitive and ingrained.
Today I passed my road test! And I even felt good about it while it was happening. This confidence would not have been possible without me obtaining concrete skills and knowledge through COOPER’s empathetic teaching.
I would very much recommend COOPER, particularly for anyone who has had difficulties with past driving courses and teachers. His dedication and care is abundantly clear, but he also manages to guide with a light touch that puts you at ease.
Daniel Ryan Jeffery
Prior to meeting COOPER, I took few lessons from another instructor from surrey, that did not help me in anyway rather made me feel like I can’t drive in Vancouver at all. That guy was very rigid with his technique and only wanted me to follow that strictly. But since meeting COOPER he understood my main weakness and helped me to overcome. He is very polite and funny sometimes but never makes you feel scared as he will listen to my arguments whenever I was wrong but would also correct me regarding them.
So i highly recommend COOPER for anyone who wants to learn driving in Vancouver or areas around Vancouver.
PS 13+ years of experience.
Sandeep Singh Basran
Cooper is amazing!. Patience of the gods with me 😁
Some of the things I like about Cooper’s practice sessions:
– He explains the rules of the road, he breaks it down so fine in words I understand lol so that it makes sense in my head.
– He’s always in a good mood and welcomes with a smile( wish I had that attribute) so it makes the session so much better.
– After each session he sends detailed Voice notes to explain strengths and weakness.
– I really appreciate how he makes sure he’s finish explaining or doing something even though the time is up. Like others would say okay that’s your time or just rush and lesson would have to stop but NOT Cooper. For example he went over about 10 minutes today just so I could understand the intersections.
– Thanks to him, I’m no longer just looking at my side of things but I’m trying to understand and predict what others are doing and will do so I can drive safer.
I highly recommend him today and everyday 🐱.