Rachael Patterson

Teaching Areas: Tauranga  
Vehicle: Auto 2021 Suzuki Baleno RS

Manual lessons can be taken in student’s vehicle
Personal pronouns: She/Her

Instructor of the Year - 2021

Hi, I’m Rachael.

I’m originally from the UK. I was in the UK police as a constable, then various roles including the New Zealand Police and truancy officer before finally finding my current career as a driving instructor.

I enjoy working with students from all backgrounds and cultures and having a bit of fun along the way learning to drive. I enjoy the progression of teaching the basics to the finer skills needed to ensure students reach their goals and attain their freedom which comes from driving independently.

Having had a lifelong enjoyment of driving, I chose to pass on the skills I’ve learnt and take a change in career path from enforcement to nurturing in a positive, life skills environment.

I look forward to helping you on your driving journey.

Review 5 Star Rating


Ms. Rachael has been a very great teacher. She was so good at giving prompts, and explaining stuff straight to the point. She's gives constructive feedback, so I know which one's I'm good at, and which ones I need to work on. Overall this was a great learning experience.


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