AP Driving School – Instructors

We like our driving instructors, and we’re confident you will too!  Here’s a little intro to each one.  They look forward to meeting you soon!

  • Ara Choi

    Hello! My name is Ara, and I grew up in Orange County. I worked in the fashion industry for six years which taught me many important things such as how to talk to customers, multitasking, and most important of all, patience. When I’m not working, I usually spend my time at the church. I’m a part of the praise team and youth ministry. I LOVE coffee. I can’t start my day without my 5 shots of espresso. I love music, and I love going to the movies. My main goal in teaching students is that driving is not scary, it’s more about how aware you are of yourself and other drivers while following all the rules and regulations. Hope to meet you behind the wheel!

    Training Car: Hyundai Veloster

  • Robert Lane

    Hello everyone, my name is Robert Lane. I am originally from New York City and came out to California in search of a musical career, and after years of playing the club circuit, I started teaching students to drive. I fell in love with the job and never looked back. My main goal for anyone that I teach is to mold them into a vigilant driver because in my opinion, the more aware you are, the better your chances of avoiding an accident. It’s not about a license; it’s about the lives. I look forward to being your next driving instructor.

    Training Car: Toyota Corolla

  • James York

    Hello, future drivers, my name is James York. As your next driving instructor, you will learn to efficiently and safely drive the roads and highways of our picturesque state of California. I grew up in Santa Ana in Orange County, and I currently live in Long Beach. I have worked ten years in a law-enforcement field, concurrently having worked for two different school districts in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley School Districts for 17 years. My background enables me to understand minds of younger generations which would be an asset in providing driving lessons. I am privileged and excited to help you learn the knowledge of the motor vehicle, and for the DMV test. I will help you perfect every step that the DMV expects out of you as a licensed driver.  Hope to meet you soon behind the wheel, if not see you on the road! Thank you.

    Training Car: Toyota Yaris

  • Dillon Fan

    I’ve grown up here in Southern California, and I lived in ShangHai, China for two years of high school. I spend my time playing guitar, attending school, or working my other job at Starbucks. I currently attend Santiago Canyon Community College where I’m pursuing a degree in criminal justice. My goal is to become a police officer and serve in Orange County community. Meanwhile, I want to serve as your next driving instructor where I can demonstrate my patient attitude and grow as a person by interaction with students. I’ve always sought an ability to influence people positively, and I want to continue that desire as a driving instructor.

    Training Car: Toyota iA

  • Nicole Mendoza

    I was raised in Woodland and call the small farming community of Arbuckle my home. My husband of 19 years and I are raising two teenagers who keep us very busy with their sports, activities, and academics. We also have two cocker spaniels, Duke and Hazard; they keep us busy as well. As a family we enjoy traveling and exploring our beautiful state and country, watching movies (especially sports movies), and finding and trying new and different restaurants. I love gardening! I enjoy the process of planning, planting, growing, and harvesting fruits, vegetables, herbs, and cooking with my freshly grown ingredients. I am a big reader; enjoying historical fiction, mysteries, adventure novels, and really anything that crosses my path. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a safe and proficient licensed driver.

    Training Car: Ford Focus

  • Jason Park

    I am a simple, unsophisticated island boy from Hawaii.  My wife and I have been calling California our home away from home since 1996. I am happily married to an amazing woman since college, and we have four wonderful children together. I had been working in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years. Since then, I have been pursuing a Masters degree at Talbot School of Theology, heeding the call to become a pastor at my later age.  My loving wife says that I am a late bloomer, but I think I am just a slow starter.  Growing up in Hawaii, the ocean and surfing are an everlasting love of mine.  My life revolves around church, family, school, and meeting vibrant young people (which I get to do on a daily basis as a driving instructor).  With the little time I have left over, you will find me at LA Fitness trying mightily to stay young. I am the owner and operator of AP Driving School.

    Training Car: Toyota iA