Tony Ellis

Teaching Areas: Taupo
Vehicle: Automatic 2020 Suzuki Baleno GLX

Manual lessons can be taken in student's car

Happy to discuss alternative pick up point - please contact me once you have confirmed your booking.
Personal pronouns: He/Him

Hi there, my name is Tony.

Before becoming an instructor over 4 years ago, I was a police officer for 17 years – the last 10 years of my career were on highway patrol. I attended many driver direction events where I educated young drivers on hazard awareness techniques and safe driving practices. 

The best part of my job is getting to know my students' strengths and weaknesses and identifying how best to increase their skills. I enjoy getting to know my students, encouraging them and take great satisfaction taking a novice student through to hopefully a first test pass. I strive to ensure my students feel relaxed and know that they are in good hands. 

When I decided to leave the police, I still wanted to be involved in teaching new learners how to be safe and responsible drivers which is what led me to becoming an AA Driving Instructor. 

I look forward to guiding you through your learning journey! 

Reviews 5 Star Rating


Really good first lesson today. I learnt a lot as there was so much information covered. Tony, you have such a great manner, you put people at ease very quickly, and make the process enjoyable and not nerve-wracking! Thank you


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