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Barry Gosper

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Testimonials For Barry Gosper

"Last year I did lessons to prepare for the restricted test with Barry. I remember confidence and parallel parking were my biggest weaknesses that time. Through his logical knowledge of the area and expertise, I managed to pass the resticted test with ease. I vowed that if I was to prepare for my full license test, I would get in touch with Barry in the new year. And that I did, just a week before my test, I booked a lesson to prepare for the full license. Another weakness came into play, which was identifying and speaking the hazards. As a person who is slow to react or identify hazards, it’s a difficult task. It’s literally multitasking identifying, speaking while driving at the same time. While I was doing my lesson with Barry, he pointed out the what the hazards were and how I would go on to say it using the right terminology and also how to identify what a hazard is. Through the advice he had given me, I was able to execute the full license test with breeze. I want to say a very big thank you to Barry for the outstanding service of giving lessons from my time of preparing for the restricted license last year to preparing for my full license this year. And also a very big thank you A1 driving school for the standing service to make sure drivers are well prepared to for their license tests. Keep up the great work."

25/5/2018 2:49 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"So good we rebooked straight away!"

16/5/2018 6:10 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I would like to thank A1 and in particular Barry Gosper for helping me pass my restricted licence test. I was a nervous wreck about driving and had avoided it for many years, but Barry's patience and kindness really helped me gain confidence on the road! Barry I really enjoyed our lessons, you made driving less of an ordeal for me.
Thanks so much,

26/4/2018 12:34 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I would like to thank Barry who made my learning experience enjoyable, relaxing and very beneficial. In my case it was the matter of preparing for exam and gaining confidence to make sure I can pass the full driving test. Barry is very professional, easy to deal with and has a great sense of humor, he is also very very calm and patient. Thank you Barry. These words when you hear “you have passed” are invaluable."

13/4/2018 11:06 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Thanks to Barry I went from being scared of driving to passing my restricted license test and actually enjoying myself. Would highly recommend to every one!"

March 2018    
Google review: 5 stars    

"Barry took me out for a pre-test session in New Lynn.  He was very encouraging, clear and informative.  A lot of what I did in my test I wouldn't have done without Barry's guidance - and I passed so that should say enough!"

January 2018    
Google review: 5 stars    

"Thanks so much to barry for the 5 lessons - i passed my restricted first attempt last week and am certain i wouldn’t have been able to if not for the lessons, thanks so much again!"

23/12/2017 7:22 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Great organised website and service, thanks! I did two lessons with Barry Gosper to brush-up on my skills before sitting the full licence test (which I passed!), and he was excellent and made sure I was well prepared."

19/12/2017 2:45 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Thank you Barry."

7/12/2017 9:14 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Another awesome lesson with Barry. Thanks."

27/11/2017 9:34 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry is a wonderful instructor. He is very patient and is excellent at explaining everything."

18/11/2017 3:42 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Hi there,
Jonathan (my Grandson), came back from the session today happy as to how it went. He has taken on board the suggestions made and hopefully will have enough skill to have success in his test. Incidentaly he gives you 4 Star rating as he was a bit put out with there being extra controls in the car! It hurt his pride, I suspect!!
Sincere thanks for giving him the tips he needed.

5/11/2017 10:14 PM    
Rating: 4 stars    

"Thank you so much, Barry, for today’s driving lessons. I feel a lot more confident now, thanks to your guidance. You’re such a calm and patient man, the perfect instructor to beginners like myself. I’d definitely recommend you to my friends every time. May God bless you and your family.

28/10/2017 7:56 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Once again, thank you so much Barry for this morning’s driving lesson. You’re ever so patient and so good at what you do. I feel my confidence at driving returning. God bless you. -Maryknoll"

21/10/2017 9:37 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Many thanks, Barry, for my second driving lesson. Like the first, you were calm and patient and have delivered your instructions very clearly. I'm enjoying driving again and envisioning doing it on my own with confidence in the near future. Thank you so much for your help. -Maryknoll"

7/10/2017 10:03 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Many thanks, Barry, for my first driving lesson last Saturday. You were calm, patient and soft spoken. You made me feel at ease and your instructions were delivered clearly. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."

3/10/2017 9:58 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I had 2 lessons with Barry leading up to my restricted test, and passed first go. Thanks to Barry who helped me learn skills like parallel parking etc."

16/8/2017 5:42 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry was a fantastic driving instructor - I was nervous at first but I felt very safe with him. He was calm and put me at ease right from the start and has a great sense of humour. He prepared me fully for sitting my restricted license which I passed today. Thank you Barry."

August 2017    
5 star Google review    

I had two lessons with Barry Gosper and he is great. He was a very calm instructor who chatted with me during lessons and made me feel at ease. When I made mistakes, he gave me feedback and instructed me clearly on how I could improve. He asked if there was anything that I would like to work on in particular which was really helpful because I could polish up more on my skills. It was very kind of him to ask after my test result and I am thankful for his assistance in preparing for my Restricted. Thank you A1 Driving School and thank you Barry. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family."

9/8/2017 11:08 PM    

"I recently passed my restricted test and had a pre assessment lesson with Barry the day before my test. Barry is very calm and patient and also very friendly. He helped me polish up my driving skills and answered all the question I had regarding the test. I told him about how I get really nervous during the test time and he was very supportive and also put me at ease. I would highly recommend Barry, he was a really good instructor thanks."

4/8/2017 7:30 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Hi there,
Just to say a big big thank you to Barry Gosper for all your help, support and guidance - I passed my full license test today and I'm over the moon! Barry was my instructor since day 1 from being a complete learner. He always made me feel at ease, very patient, always giving me helpful advice, great sense of humour, and I've always enjoyed our chats. I feel very lucky to have had Barry as my instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone from complete beginners to those who are just wanting a little bit of help towards a full licence. Thank you for giving me my freedom Barry!!
Lara :)"

4/8/2017 5:33 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Hey guys and gals, I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to Barry Gosper for all of the guidance and support throughout my full license training. He was very attentive and gave me brilliant feedback which I applied to my full license test... and passed! I can safely say the chances of me passing the test without his help would have been slim (it turns out I picked up some bad habits on my restricted!). I also want to thank Robyn for making the booking process so easy. Your team at A1 are wonderful :)"

1/8/2017 2:44 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

My name is Jesse and I've just received an email asking for some feedback about my driving lesson so here it is:
Barry was very helpful taking me through the full license test, explaining hazard detection in particular as well as correcting some bad habits I had developed.

30/7/2017 4:10 PM    

"Hi this is a feedback on my experience with my driving lessons,

Had Barry as my instructor and had a very good experience with my driving lessons, I took many lessons to prepare for my restricted test, and found all the lessons useful and helped improve my driving and my confidence. Barry was a very kind and patient instructor and had covered every single obstacle/driving skill to go over for the restricted test. Would defs recommend!"

29/7/2017 12:01 PM    

"I sat my restricted test a while ago and managed to pass with ease. Thanks to Barry I was able to keep my composure in confidence and make use of the timing when making parallel parkings because prior to meeting him, I would always rush the manoeuvre thinking that it was against the time. I did three sessions with Barry at every session I started getting better at those two things. A calm, patient and well respected instructor I would recommend Barry to any other individual who wishes to transition from their learners to restricted or restricted to full. I know for a fact that I'll definitely book him again when I'm about to go for my full license.

Thanks Barry and thank you A1 Driving School"

20/5/2017 7:19 PM    

"Hello Harald
My son Tom was instructed by Barry Gosper. He passed his restricted licence first go. We found Barry to be an exceptionally nice person who was professional, and good and calm with our son and this led to his licence pass. We will definitely recommend your firm and Barry to anyone who enquires of us. Thanks again. 

6/4/2017 8:19 PM    

"I recently passed my restricted test after doing several lessons with Barry Gosper. He was very calm and willing to answer any questions I had throughout the lessons. I felt as though every lesson I came away with some progress being made - from learning how to fix bad habits to harder tasks such as parrallel parking and three point turns. I would recommended Barry to anyone wanting an instructor who can be calm, friendly and cater to their needs.
I'm still super excited I passed my restricted test. Thank you Barry / A1 Driving School."

29/3/2017 6:16 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I had a fantastic experience with A1 driving school and have recently passed my restricted. Barry was very friendly, professional and quick to point out mistakes before they became habits. Most importantly he was calm and explained things well. Thanks A1/Barry!"

17/3/2017 4:16 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Hi there
I would just like to place some feedback about my experience having lessons with A1.
I have been practicing for my restricted test and had 4 lessons woth Barry and 1 with Caroline. The lessons were excellent, and today I passed my test.
I'm so grateful I had these lessons because I'm 100% confident I would have failed without them. During the test, there were many things that I distinctly remember being told to do by my instructors and that help certainly paid off.
I would definately recommend A1 over other driving schools. My first lesson was with another school and they told me I was ready when I definately wasn't - luckily I suspected as much and found a school that was friendly but honest, and trained me until they believed I was ready before instructing me to book the test.
Thanks to Barry and A1, see you for my full licence training.

10/3/2017 6:49 PM    

"Barry is very calm and patient. He helped me polish up my driving skills and answered the questions I had (even after I had, had my lesson) I passed my full licence. Thanks once again and i highly recommend him to everyone :)"

13/2/2017 11:41 AM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry was a great instructor. Very calm and friendly. He helped me learn what I need to do for the full licence test so I am now well prepared. Thank you Barry :)"

30/11/2016 3:08 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Thank you Barry you were very professional and patient, I have highly recommended you to my friends."

29/9/2016 8:12 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"10/10 driving instructor. With Barry's calm and cool demeanour my driving experience on every lesson was relaxed, as I was very nervous this helped build my confidence behind the wheel. Barry is a great guy and I would 1000% recommend him!"

22/8/2016 9:40 AM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry is the perfect example of cool, calm and collected. He previously taught my brother and followed through in teaching me how to drive manual. He never gets mad or raises his voice and is always on to it no matter what your level of experience is. I have had such a positive learning experience under his guidance and I found his teaching styles to be extremely valuable in the lead up to passing my test. I highly recommend his services to anyone thinking about learning in a manual.
-rating of 5 stars"

5/5/2016 8:46 AM    

"Really good driving instructor, very clear instructions, good communication, would highly recommend cheers"

1/5/2016 5:55 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Recently had lessons with Barry Gosper as part of preparation for my restricted test. I was really nervous about sitting the test, in part because I was going to be taking it in a manual car, but after only a few lessons with Barry I felt way more confident in my driving abilities and passed my restricted with flying colours.

Barry was friendly and quickly put me at ease, making the lessons we had relaxed and enjoyable. He was quick to point out mistakes and suggest changes I could make to my driving habits to ensure I would have the best chance of passing. I would definitely recommend Barry as an instructor if you are driving a manual car and I will be contacting A1 again when it comes to prepare for my full licence. Thank you!"

22/3/2016 1:59 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry was very supportive and put me at ease re my first lesson on driving a manual car. Explanations were very clear on how to use my feet and when to change gears. I felt very comfortable and look forward to my up and coming reaming 4 lessons.

5/3/2016 11:54 AM    
Rating: 4 stars    

"Hey there,
Just giving my feedback on Barry as my driving instructor. Such a calm guy, always made me feel comfortable and never rushed me into doing anything! Definitely would recommend to others, thanks

23/2/2016 9:31 PM    

"Hey, I wanted to give some feedback on Barry as a driving instructor:

• Barry was such a great help to me. He was always laid back and calm, which meant that I didn't stress out when I drove. He didn't just teach me how to drive, but also how to drive smoothly, safely, and stress free. I looked forward to my lessons with him and my driving improved in leaps and bounds because of them. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to drive a manual. You couldn't have a better driving instructor."

23/2/2016 8:53 PM    

"I passed my restricted licence this week and it's all thanks to my wonderful long time instructor Mr Barry Gosper. At nearly 30 years old I was a complete beginner when I first started my weekly lessons with Barry with a manual car, and I must say I was so relieved at my very first lesson as Barry made me feel very at ease and didn't make me feel pressured at all. He has always been very calm, very professional and always supportive. His sense of humour has helped me relax and enjoyed our little chats. I will always remember his advice and will always endeavour to be a safe driver, and I'm so pleased to have that freedom now to drive all by myself! I honestly cannot recommend Barry enough. I will be contacting Barry again when I'm ready to take my full licence test.

Thank you Barry and A1! :)


23/1/2016 9:38 AM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Hi there,
Im just emailing through my feedback for my instructor Barry as i no longer have the emails with the links with attached

My experience with Barry has been a very positive one. He was able to identify which aspects of the test i would need to improve on to pass and then gave clear helpful advice on how to correct my mistakes. Barry was very Friendly and helped me a great deal, especially with parallel  parking as i had never done it before. I was able to pass my test and am now throughly enjoying driving on me restricted licence. Would definitely recommend!

Thank you,

"I was lucky to have a very patient and funny instructor (Barry Gosper) who made my switch from an automatic to a manual enjoyable and educational. Really appreciated his calmness when I was having difficulty at the start."

31/8/2015 3:38 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I was extremely please with the service that I recieved from my instructor Barry. He was very friendly, had great tips and tricks to teach me and made me more comfortable with driving on open raods. I feel very prepared for my restricted test and am very glad and thankful that I chose A1 driving school. Great service, great people, great company!!!! I would definitely recommend A1 driving school to anyone interested in learning to drive or wanting to brush up on skills for tests. I am now a safe and competent driver. Thank you so much Barry :)"

26/8/2015 3:17 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I had multiple lessons with Barry and passed my restricted the first try. He is a great instructor, very calm and friendly during each lesson. He gave good feedback and helped me to gain confidence in my driving ability. Would highly recommend Barry and this driving school."

17/7/2015 12:41 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

Barry was VERY professional, nice, helpful and good to talk with.
Thank you and will definitely be recommending your services to family and friends."

1/7/2015 9:42 AM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I had two enjoyable lessons with Barry before my restricted test. We drove around Westgate (my test centre) and throughout the lesson, he pointed out different aspects of my driving that I could improve on and gave me valuable tips and advice (like with parallel parking and checking blind spots). I was quite nervous at first because I haven't had any formal driving lessons before, but after two lessons with him, I went on to do my restricted, drove with a lot of confidence, and passed (first time). The lessons were helpful. Barry is a very friendly and patient instructor. I very highly recommend him! Thank you A1 and a big thank you to Barry for your help and time! Cheers, Lisa"

29/5/2015 2:23 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I had Barry Gosper as my instructor and would just like to say how fantastic he was. I was really nervous about driving but he made the experience really enjoyable. He took the time to explain everything and was very calm and patient. Thanks Barry!!"

26/5/2015 10:16 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry was awesome. He was a great help"

22/5/2015 3:06 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Excellent driving lesson, Barry is great at fine tuning our learner drivers"

7/4/2015 5:03 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"hey great lesson from barry, we definitely want to book again, cade did find the clutch a bit of a challenge!"

8/3/2015 11:20 AM    
Rating: 4 stars    

"Thanks Barry for being such a great instructor! You were very calm which was exactly what I needed, as I had previously failed the Restricted test due to nerves. After 2 lessons I felt so much more confident and went on to pass my licence shortly afterwards."

7/2/2015 12:21 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Passed my restricted! My instructor Barry was great, reliable, fast at communication and went out of his way to help me. He helped me heaps, and taught me how to drive. He was always patient and made me feel calm and relaxed. I would recommend to anyone who would like to learn to drive! My little sister will now be learning with Barry. Recommended - 5 stars"

23/12/2014 5:19 PM    

"Very good instruction and feed back, thanks."

19/12/2014 3:02 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Had a great time! Barry is a wonderful instructor, relaxed and funny."

14/12/2014 6:13 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry was a great teacher, really helped me sharpen up my driving skills by having a few lessons with him before I went for my restricted test! Passed confidently. Thanks heaps"

26/11/2014 8:25 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I had my driving lessons with Barry three times last week and have just passed my restricted test! All credit definitely goes to Barry for this! He was very helpful and so calm even when I was continuously making the same mistakes haha. He is very polite and makes it very easy to relax around him. I will definitely be getting more lessons with Barry before I sit my full licence. Thank you so much for all your advice, encouragement and support."

19/11/2014 2:24 PM    
Rating: 4 stars    

"they help't me get to a good way of driving and you can take your time in doing things."

1/10/2014 8:05 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Found the feedback really useful. Clear instructions."

30/9/2014 5:53 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Thanks Barry for a great pre full driving test lesson. You helped me pass my restricted and full tests first time. The pre test lessons gave me confidence that I could do it. I highly recommend you. All the best, Daniel "

13/8/2014 1:00 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"I learnt a lot. very good instructor."

9/7/2014 11:07 AM    
Rating: 4 stars    

"The lesson was one of the best I have done so far despite stalling the car a few times, lol :) Barry is very patient and professional in his approach to the lesson which I like.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend Barry to anyone who is keen on learning how to drive Manual.
Thumbs up!"

25/6/2014 1:29 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Was a great all round experience nice calm enviroment to learn in, really helps when you have to start out and it can be frustrating. Even right untill the end Barry was always giving little bits of adive to help make everything go smoothly. I personally found that having such a calm instructor helped me to be more calm while driving and made even the test nice and easy. Barry did a great job and I would highly recomend him."

26/5/2014 10:15 AM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"Barry has been teaching my son for a few months. He has been very professional and calm and has made the whole experience very enjoyable. Nathan passed his test today on the first try so we are very happy, a very worthy investment.
thanks Barry

29/4/2014 1:01 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

"HI there
I'd like to place feedback about Barry Gosper as an instructor.
He is the calmest driving instructor you'll ever meet, which really helps when learning how to drive! Great instruction, and rather funny too!! Highly recommended to anyone wanting to learn how to drive manual."

3/4/2014 10:14 PM    

"Barry was always very calm, even when I wasn't! I appreciated his dry sense of humour. He pushed me outside of my comfort zone and listened to how I was feeling. Will be re-booking when it's time for my full licence."

3/3/2014 9:54 AM    
Rating: 4 stars    

"Barry was very patient and calm with clear instructions and a sense of humour that put me at ease."

27/2/2014 12:33 PM    
Rating: 5 stars    

Great friendly service! Thanks!

18/1/2014 3:41 PM    
Rating: 5 stars