According to Maslow’s pyramid of personality growth, at the vertex or peak is self-actualization. It is simply the instinct to pass on what one has achieved or gained to another so as to derive immense self-satisfaction. Anything short of it will be considered selfish and ignoble. A legend leaves his footprint for others to follow. Otherwise the exploits however big they may be will not be perceived as legendary. This is what makes the players in the field of pedagogy motivated and inspired to move on. The ability to transport ones speciality to another or to an ensuing generation builds a community around him or her. The keen recipients of the benefactor of unique talents and skills consider that person a model to emulate.
A driving instructor in Maroubra is in that mould. The knowledge and experience transported is a package for to create similar exponents of the dynamism of motoring. Gone are the days when teaching was confined to the classroom, chalk and the text book. Students see through the person in the tutor, his character, commitments and the personal enthusiasm towards the tutored. He inculcates genuine skills not merely to obtain a certificate but that the initiated could achieve more than what is currently set. This is required as the new generation is yearning for new vistas in anything and everything although they cannot be hundred per cent right in such a thought. Further, generalized concepts may be for the start but the mentor takes pains to delve into diverse models of cars and all vehicles to cater to the individual student’s expectation. Be it SUVs, Pick-ups, Mini Vans, Buses etc., the guide and the tutor sets an ideal model in teaching methods for the upgrading trends.
Students likewise will do well to consider the immense benefits of being under a professional tutor and keep away from the flash-in-the-pan types. As an adage sums it up as ‘adversity is the cradle of creativity’ initially the lessons could be a rough road and void of any relevancy or thrills on the road dreamt of. However, it is in such a disconcerting situation personal in-born hidden abilities begin to surface. For a person who envisages owning a luxurious vehicle that would turn every eye towards him could feel like pulling off the track then and there. But as time goes on, with the constant guidance and encouragement to do the right by the teacher, matters that seemed sour turn into a sweet experience, creating a thirst for more.
Hence, as a driving instructor the professional tutor should consider himself or herself a model to the learners and not simply doing the duty as required. The future of these mostly young learners (with a few exception of older folk), is driven with the picture of the mentor engraved b their minds wherever they go proudly carrying the wit and wisdom of the prototype master.