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It’s been almost a month since I got my provisional licence and it’s been fantastic to be able to go to places I did not go to before. I would like thank Dmitri from the bottom of my heart for teaching me how to drive and how to be a safe and confident driver. If you are looking for a driving instructor, I would highly recommend Dmitri and his team. Dmitri is very professional, tactful, calm, punctual and very well organised. Dmitri’s aim is not to get you to pass the driving test as soon as possible, but to methodically teach you to drive safely and correctly, and to be a good, confident driver. Each lesson has a specific plan and great explanations of every maneuver that helps you focus on all aspects of driving and parking. You get an instant feedback on every error you make so you know exactly what you need to work on. Dmitri is very passionate about his job and he truly cares about each of his students, and it shows in their high achievements as many of them pass the test on the first attempt with high scores.

Larisa Shurupova

I highly recommend Formula Driving School to anyone whether just learning how to drive, or anyone returning behind the wheel! The driving instructors are very professional, attentive to details, great teachers! Special THANKS to my instructor Dmitri who helped me to gain confidence and overcome my driving fears!🤓🚦🚙✅✅✅🎊

Yelena Khan

Could not recommend formula driving school more! I was a very nervous about learning how to drive and had put it off for many years, but after being recommended Dimitri and trying my first lesson with him I finally felt comfortable to start properly learning. He was so patient and was really good at explaining everything in a way that was easy to understand. I am so happy with my Formula driving school experience and have nothing but positive feedback for them. I have now passed my test and am so grateful I found them! :)

Holly Arnold

Dimitri was an amazing instructor. Always clear and patient. Aced the test thanks to him!

Rémi Hoeppe

I highly recommend Formula driving school. They certainly will get you to pass the driving test. But more importantly you’ll learn to drive safely, be confident on the road and make right decision in difficult traffic situations. The instructors are very professional and friendly. The owner is an instructor himself and seems to know the answer to any question about the test, driving and traffic rules. All instructors are genuinely interested in good outcomes for their students. It was a very positive experience to have lessons with this driving school.

Tanya Rogozhina

Dmitri was an outstanding instructor! His teaching style was very calm and methodical. I had already done 10 lessons with another driving school before starting with Formula Driving School. In my first lesson with Dmitri, I was alerted to huge gaps in safe driving habits that my previous instructor did not teach me. I believe that I have become a much safer and confident driver from my time with him. Thank you Dmitri!!

Alicia Huang

I cannot recommend highly enough Formula Driving School and instructor Dmitri! Professional, patient, attentive to details, great communicator! I passed my test for the first time and would not have done it without the knowledge and experience I gained with every lesson. Thank you very much Formula Driving School and Dmitri!

Valeria Sizova

Everything 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really guys, if you need a licence not fink about nothing just take a phone and call FORMULA DRIVING SCHOOL. All the best guys. and special thank you Dmitri ..

Matevos Hovsepyan
When I arrived in Australia, quite by accident I found reviews about this driving school and, in particular, about Dmitry as a super instructor. And then I decided that if I get a license, I will only learn from him. And now it happened! I passed the exam the first time! What I wanted. And I want to say that it really is! This is the best school and instructor! I started by studying all the questions for a computer test in Russian and in English on the Formula website. And I also passed the test the first time. Then Dmitry and I selected the optimal and convenient training program. He not only teaches to pass the exam, but also inspires confidence, talks about all the intricacies necessary for the driver on the road, while he is quite strict and notes all mistakes and shortcomings, and thanks to this, all weak points are worked out very carefully. Before the test, I had the opportunity to take a lesson with Slava, which was also very useful. Because, I heard a second opinion about my driving, I also received valuable advice and realized that it is not so scary. I express my deep gratitude to Dmitry and Slava! I recommend this school to everyone!
Mariia Nigritskaia
Had such a great experience learning how to drive with Formula Driving School! Dmitriy is a superior instructor, very detailed, passionate about his field, good communicator, professional in all aspects. I’ve enjoyed every lesson – as a result, I’ve passed the test with the highest points, 100/100 and got my full driving licence. Thank you.
Veronika Bakhova

I can’t recommend Dimitry from formula driving school enough. Very professional and made me feel very comfortable straight away. I have tried three instructors before Dimitry and he outshined them all. His knowledge and over preparation for the test made me feel at ease straight away. Dimitry taught me im manual and i passed first time. By far the best. X

Aisling Murray

Dimitry is an excellent teacher , really kind, professional, patient ! It took me only a few months to learn from scratches with him. And got my license today with 100% points. 5 stars isn’t enough I would definitely put more if i could do it.

Iryna Kobak

I passed my driving test last week, yay! All thanks to Formula and Yaroslav. Very professional, patient and kind; and I used to hate driving, but not anymore. I’m so much more confident and comfortable on the roads now because they don’t just teach you how to pass the test, they give you the necessary knowledge on how to be a safe driver. So glad I went with the recommendation and highly recommend to others – these guys are top class quality driving school!

Yelena Aladinskaya

Dmitry is an outstanding driving instructor who taught me driving above and beyond what is required to be known for the test. His teaching attitude is absolutely exceptional as his approach is to help you steadily sail through all possible cavities. He has helped me out so much to boost my confidence to the new level which resulted in my successful test pass at the first attempt. In order to achieve it, I had to take just 20hrs of lessons in total, averaging 1.5 hours lessons once a week. My first lesson was more like the introductory one while the following ones were predominantly about understanding how to control the car and getting comfortable driving in residential areas. After several lessons we moved on to the main road where I began to learn interactions with other cars and rules of the road (priority, stop, give way, etc…). At the end, all the lessons were more about maneuvering and exam focused. I could continue to describe his brilliant way of teaching, but all I know is that I could not have passed the exam and become a safe driver on the roads without all his help and technical assistance. Undoubtedly, I would recommend Dmitry as a driving instructor.

Eugenia Rubleva

I had the most amazing experience with this school. I wanted a few lessons before my driving test. They provided me with an amazing instructor “Slav” who gave me valid advice and information that helped me to improve my driving to the standard needed. As a result, I passed the test from the 1st try and got my full driving license. Highly recommended and super professional staff.

Sameh al anani

Hi there, Today I have passed my driving test! I’d like to say huge thanks to Dmitry for his professionalism and the state-of-art methodology he developed over years of training experience! It is the method and systematic approach to every training routine that really works for all students! More importantly, Dmitry puts a lot of effort into teaching how to drive safely, not only how to pass the test. I highly recommend Formula driving school — the formula of your success in the driving test! Regards, Irina

Irina Gorozhina

Dmitri is very polite and knowledgeable instructor. Great training program. Start from simple and move to more advanced techniques. A lot of time dedicated to practice, theory not forgotten either. I’ve never learnt before but was able to pass driving test from the first attempt and can drive confidently. My highest recommendations.

Anastasiia Kutepova

I definitely recommend Formula Driving School to anyone, learning to drive, transferring the licence or just moving to another state. Good on you guys, you are doing an amazing job! I will miss my driving lessons! I’d also like to thank Dmitri and Formula driving school for such a professional and effective approach to my driving lessons- passed the exam with flying colours from the first time only after a few lessons. I really enjoyed the driving lessons with Dmitri, he is very personable, knowledgeable, understanding and flexible, just so great at what he does, I would never wish for any other instructor. I never felt rushed or unimportant, Dmitri really cares for you to pass the exam as soon as possible. He also gives a lot of useful information for everyday driving skills. Best school, best people!

Anna Dolganova

Simply the BEST driving school ever! No need to try other driving schools at all! Dmitri is so professional, patient and cares about his students! Even you think you could never drive, Dmitry could help you to become a safe and confident driver and most importantly he makes driving very enjoyable!
Thanks for help me to become a happy and complete driver!

Margaret Yue Jun

Hi Dmitri, Thank you for all of your effort and true professionalism. I really enjoyed learning under your thoughtful supervision and will be recommending you to my friends. Went driving today and felt ever so confident about it.

Mindaugas Skavronskas

I am 51 years of age and have never held a driver’s license. I am intending to move to rural Tasmania in the near future and it became necessary for me to obtain my driver’s license as the property I own is fairly remote with no public transport. After searching the internet, I came across Formula Driving and have to say that it was the high pass rates and testimonials on the Formula Driving website that swayed my decision to take my lessons with Dmitri. Dmitri, thank you so much for your expert tuition (the mock tests were extremely beneficial), your extensive knowledge, your patience and for making me feel at ease during my driving lessons. As a result, I passed first time!! I would not hesitate in recommending the Formula Driving School to anyone looking to obtain their license. Tasmania, here I come!!

Stephen Newson

… At 33 years of age I decided to tackle my fear of driving and take lessons. I could not have chosen a better driving instructor than Dimitri! His patience, knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness definitely gave my driving confidence a boost and – having never driven a car prior to our lessons – I passed my test on the first attempt with a 100% mark. Dimitri’s lessons are tailored to suit each individual student’s level of experience and through his organised and detailed lesson plans you can see how your progress is tracking. Dimitri’s teaching method emphasises practical, paced and safe driving techniques which I found invaluable as a tentative beginner driver and his mock tests are a fantastic way to build your confidence levels prior to your driving test (he is a very strict mock tester!) If you want to pass your driving test and gain the skills to be safe and confident driver, Dimitri and his Formula Driving School are your best bet.

Bridie Costigan

Thank you so much for everything. I’m so happy I finally got a good instructor :) all the very best to you and expect lots of students recommended by me

Kate

Thank you for your time, patience and expertise you showed during my driving lessons. The directions and instructions were easy to understand and follow and it made the whole process more comfortable than I thought it would be. Thank you for giving me a lot of knowledge, confidence and independence. You are the best!!!

Tamara Newman

I highly recommend Formula Driving School. I am 50 years of age and had never driven before in my life. After 14 lessons I passed first go. As I did not have access to another vehicle these were the only lessons I had. Dimitri is very professional and passionate about his work. Dimitri is also extremely knowledgeable about the RTA testing methods and what is required to pass your Driving Test. If you wish to obtain your Licence quickly and hassel free as possible Formula Driving is a wise Investment.

John Middleton

I just wanted to thank Dmitry for being such an awesome driving instructor! Thanks so much for your support and patience over the past few months, without your assistance I feel that I would not have been able to achieve my goal. I highly recommend Dmitry as an instructor to anyone looking for driving lessons.

Daryna

I just passed the test on my first attempt and I know I couldnt have done it without the excellent training I recieved from Dmitri Sogrine. His teaching method is perfectly paced. He is professional, patient and his course will get even the most tentative learner through the RTA Gauntlet. You will learn everything from basic maneuvers and road rules through to practicing the real RTA routes. The mock/practice tests see Dmitri acting as a very strict RTA officer and they are without a doubt the best way to build confidence before going for the real deal. I learnt so much from doing this course and frankly I’m kind of sad its over. Thanks for everything Dmitri. I will recommend Formula driving school to anyone who’ll listen :)..

Tyson Elliott

Learning to drive was always something I had dreaded but the lessons Dimitri provided not only made learning easy but also a lot of fun. I found his patience and friendly teaching approach invaluable and instantly put me at ease. Throughout the lessons the correct approach to driving is constantly emphasised to the point where these habits has become second nature to me. I have, and will continue to recommend Dimitri to all my friends who are looking to learn how to drive. Thanks Dimitri!

John Power

I am very grateful for having Dmitri from “Formula Driving School” as a driving instructor. He is patient and understanding, highly experienced, and the most important thing is that he’s very betraid his business and makes sure that his students become the best drivers. He is friendly and his lessons are flexible and enjoyable. He was always correcting my mistakes and encouraging me to continue improving my driving skills. Under his guidance, I was able to pass my driving test with the record performance of 99%. I highly recommend Dmitri for anyone who is looking for a driving instructor, no matter what level of driving you’re at. I wish Dmitri and his “Formula Driving School” all the best and success.

Marianne

I am very grateful for having Dmitri from “Formula Driving School” as a driving instructor. He is patient and understanding, highly experienced, and the most important thing is that he’s very betraid his business and makes sure that his students become the best drivers. He is friendly and his lessons are flexible and enjoyable. He was always correcting my mistakes and encouraging me to continue improving my driving skills. Under his guidance, I was able to pass my driving test with the record performance of 99%. I highly recommend Dmitri for anyone who is looking for a driving instructor, no matter what level of driving you’re at. I wish Dmitri and his “Formula Driving School” all the best and success.

Natalia

I’m so grateful to Dmitry for his training approach and patience! He is a great instructor and I would recommend his school to anyone, who wants to learn safe driving and smart driving strategy. I wish Formula Driving School all the best! And heaps of thanks personally to Dmitry!

Karina

I would like to thank you for being an excellent driving instructor and assisting me with becoming more confident on the road as well as being cautious and aware of my surroundings. I found you to be friendly and professional which made me comfortable to be driving with you. Due to your thorough teaching techniques and strategies over the two month driving lessons with you, I passed my driving test on my first attempt and obtained my P Driving License. Once again, thank you.

Belinda Tolevski

I cannot thank Dmitri enough for all his efforts in helping me to get my red P! As a teacher he is highly experienced, patient and meticulous. He constantly makes you aware of your surroundings and how to respond correctly. He uncovers your weak points and works on them until they are no longer an issue. ‘Formula’ is a perfect name for the school – there is a correct set way of completing every manoeuvre and handling every situation, and Dmitri teaches you so that the correct responses become second nature. And I will miss our hours cruising around! I had a lot of fun with Dmitri, and he really cares about his students. I’ve witnessed nervousness, delight and disappointment on his part based on how his students perform. My time with Formula Driving School was a pleasure and it got results. I have already recommended Dmitri to friends who are now his students, and would not hesitate to recommend Formula Driving School again in the future. Thanks Dmitri!

Aine Phelan

Over the course of learning to drive I have had three different instructors and Dmitri was without a doubt the best. He was patient, friendly and still very professional. His personal techniques and rules made it simple and easy to learn even the most difficult of maneuvers. He was more than happy to practice my weaker points until I was confident and this confidence allowed me to pass my test on my first attempt. I would recommend him very highly. Thanks Dmitri!

Roy Bhasin

Dmitri has been a brilliant driving instructor; before him, I had never stepped in the driver’s seat of a car before and two months on, I was confident enough to pass my test on the first attempt! The course is not only good value for money, but I was always learning something and I was never bored. Dmitri made each lesson fun and engaging, and because he puts so much effort in and cares so much, he really makes students want to do well. He is personable, friendly and honest – he would let me know each mistake I made and how to correct it and he was determined that I drive to the best of my abilities. I will definitely be recommending Dmitri to everyone I know. Thanks for all your time and patience, Dmitri!

Stephen Walsh

i just past my test yesterday, thanks to demitri without him i would not did that so quick. he is very patient and understanding, it yust feel like you have good friend with you in the car. every think he told me and how he told me was very good for me to understand, and it is not easy for me sometimes, why i am german. but with him , i did not feel bad to ask agin at all. he is a very nice person, and i will let some of my friends now , to go with him. i have to say it is a littel sad, that i got my P now, why i cant learn of him anymoor. that is why i ask him to take me, even with my P out to learn moor of him. yust to inprove my self moor. thank you so much demetri

Hanna Holliday

I found Formula Drive’s website when looking for a reliable and professional driving school after having bad experiences with other instructors. After the first class it was clear that this was what I was looking for. Dmitri is professional in every aspect, from his punctuality to the structure of his classes. His teaching method is progressive, which is particularly important for people used to drive overseas, and the mock tests are just genius.

Gaby Mora

Dmitri is very patient and understanding instructor. He has a good structured lesson and will adapt based on how you progress on your driving. Not once was he late during our sessions and is always 5-10 minutes early. I enrolled in his 10hr package to maximize time and money, I enjoyed it so much that I got another 10hr package which also includes the mock exams. The mock exams are pure genius! This gave me confidence when the actual exam came and passed with flying colors (98% score!). When my wife is ready to learn to drive, I will not hesitate to enroll her with Dmitri. In fact, I will insist to get Dmitri as her driving instructor!Do yourself a favor and schedule a lesson with Dmitri. You will not regret it. This is the best decision you will make if you want to learn how to drive properly! Thanks Dmitri and more power to Driveformula!

Arvin

Our student Tamara Newman has gifted “Formula Driving School” a beautiful cake. Thank you very much Tamara for this masterpiece!

“Formula Driving School” cake

“Road rules are there for a reason!” so says Dmitri. I feel more confident and safer behind the wheel thanks to the tough, yet very precise guidance of Dmitri. He is a very experienced, patient tutor who not only train and prepares you for the test, but also vital skills for future driving on the road. I will always remember “blind spot check!” in his voice whenever I turn.

Nicholas Fung

Dmitri is definitely one of the best driving instructors you can find. I highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of learning how to drive

James Lim

Amazing! I feel safe and confident behind the wheel, thanks to Dmitri. Highly recommend to everyone

Julia Molodeva

I would recommend it to everyone . Dmitri is a very professional and patient teacher, I feel very confident with driving now.

Svetlana Mikita

I’m super happy. I got my full driving licence. I’ve been driving for almost 10 years. Can you imagine how frustrating it was to go through knowledge and driving test. I want to say thank you to Julia Molodeva who suggest the best driving instructor Dmitry and Formula Driving School.
And of course a special thank you Dmitry. He made me feel confident driving slow and careful for test (not my usual Russian style). Thank you!!!!

Tatiana Prokofyeva

I studied with Slava and the tuition I got from him was amazing. He had a book, a diagram, or an illustration for any possible road scenario so working through the theory was a breeze. He respected my driving style after I became a bit more comfortable behind the wheel and gave me tons of useful tips and tricks. As I have never had a car before, he shared valuable advice on all sorts or related things – picking a car, servicing it, even getting gas! I got my license after just 2.5 months of lessons over weekends and I can’t imaging I wouldn’t have gotten the coveted “P” so quickly had I gone with any other driving school. Highly recommend!

Katsiaryna Kuryan

Dmitri is a great instructor and helped me become a confident driver. He answered all my many questions and trained me to pass my test on the first go!

Sean Taylor

I’m so happy to have passed my driving test today (Yay!) and it’s all thanks to Dmitri and Yaroslav! :-) Dear Dmitri and Yaroslav, thank you so much for teaching me how to drive, be careful and confident and actually enjoy the driving process. :-) I went into lessons very inexperienced and nervous. You were both very supportive, kind, understanding, super calm and professional at all times. You made the whole experience something to look forward to each time. I couldn’t have wished for better instructors! Once again, thank you so much the wonderful Dima and Slava and the Formula Driving School. Keep up the great work and enthusiasm! If there is some sort of award for being the awesome driving instructors, you definitely deserve it! :-) See you on the road! ;-)
P.S. I’m actually a bit sad that we won’t be driving anymore. :-( I really enjoyed my lessons. :-)

Varvara Kuraeva

I am very happy with learning from this school, and I cannot recommend it enough to those looking for driving lessons. Dmitri is truly an exemplar of a professional teacher. He is patient and understanding of your limitations and shortcomings; encouraging and helps build your confidence behind the wheel, no matter what level your skills are; a kind person, so it is not hard to be at ease with his company. On top of all this, his knowledge of the rules, roads is all top rate, and he is quick to give tips on specific situations that you can readily apply to your own driving. His passion for road safety will rub off you, and he will be very keen to show you (live!) examples on the road of the do’s and dont’s: there are some pretty crazy drivers out there! Even after getting my license now, I will continue to strive to be a better driver each day, as Dmitri says, we never stop learning. All the best and more power to this school!

Penny Reyes

I passed my driving test on my first attempt with a 100% mark! I just can’t believe how much my driving skills have improved since I had lessons with Dmitri. He is a patient, encouraging, organised teacher and has great attention to detail. His advice is absolutely amazing and I would recommend that anybody get lessons from him if you want to pass the driving test easily!! I can\’t thank him enough and I actually miss having lessons with him

Yui Kasamatsu

I switched to Formula after starting with another school and the tuition I have received since switching has been massively superior. Dmitri is a really great driving instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of doing the test. He is very easy going, knowledgeable and patient and he really cares about his student’s progress and ultimate success in the test. I was extremely well prepared for mine which I passed today. Thanks Dmitri!

Eoghan Owen

Dmitri is the best and cool instructor who brings confidence in you. I passed my test yesterday and i am really really grateful to Dmitri to help me pass the test and to be a safe driver. I would highly recommend him as the best instructor. ….

Azza Fathima

I would like to sincerely thank Dmitri for his expert tuition and sound advice. I was able to pass my driving test on the first attempt which never would have been possible without your guidance. You have been a very thorough and patient through out my learning experience and I feel you not only gave me the tools to pass, you have given me the tools to be a safe driver!

Amy Bond

Great support and teaching, Dmitry is a great instructor, very patient and helpful. It was an absolute pleasure taking the classes with Formula Driving School, I strongly recommend this school for anyone who wants to get their license. Once again thank you for your support 

Ekaterina Zhilina

Hello Slava and Dmitri. Just wanted to let you know that I am sooo happy that i got my license now. Thanks so much for the inputs… I have been driving the family to areas we couldn’t get to before. I bought a Mitsubishi Outlander and getting used to it. Loving it. Thanks again. I will be in touched as soon as my husband gets his L’s for driving lessons with you guys. Have a great day.

Myrell Oquendo
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