OWNER: Marly Zell, call or text 604.202.4335. Voicemail available.

MAILING ADDRESS: #302 - 3580 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6N 3E6

OPEN: Mon-Sat, 10AM–5PM, 1 hour lesson slots: 10am, 1pm + 4pm. Car available at different hours for ICBC road tests.

TERRITORY: Vancouver (excludes Downtown, West End + Yaletown)

FEE PAYMENT: Cash at each lesson start please, receipt issued immediately.

These are the services we are providing:

Quick Shift Hour - 1 HOUR - $90.00 + GST

Road Test Stress Buster* - 2.5 HOURS - $160 + GST

*Note car unavailable without prior lesson within a week preceding ICBC test AND my permission. The only car available is a MANUAL transmission vehicle.


CANCELLATION: 1 business day notice or cash fee due: $52.50, tax included.

OTHER FEES: No show, late cancel, returned item: $52.50, tax included.

MAXIMUM IN-CAR: 1 instructor + 1 client only during Covid-19 pandemic.

DRIVING TIME: 45 – 50 minutes per hour-long lesson, 2 reasons: suitable environment + “Lesson Record” update required.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds given for completed lessons.




A) Reduce risk of person-to-person transmission


Level 1: Limit # of people & physically distance 6’ wherever possible

  • maximum occupancy in-car: 1 instructor & 1 client only

  • impossible to physically distance 6’ in-car, open windows for fresh air flow


Level 2: Barriers & partitions

  • impossible as instructor may need to use stick-shift, steering wheel, e-brake


Level 3: Rules and guidelines

  • Public Health Officer and WorkSafe BC guidance followed to create this plan


Level 4: Personal protective equipment

  • client & instructor wear non-medical face masks during each lesson


B) Reduce risk of surface transmission

  • clean shared pens + hard “high-touch” surfaces before each lesson

  • hygiene:​​

    • NO lesson if either party ill, use “assessment” below for each lesson

    • cough or sneeze into sleeve or tissue + avoid touching face

    • hand sanitizer, tissues + garbage can provided in-car

    • instructor wears mask during lesson

    • MANDATORY: All parties use hand sanitizer before lesson start

    • MANDATORY: Client uses own disposable or re-usable face-mask



Cancel lesson if instructor or client sick for ANY reason. Use assessment questions below:

1. Are you experiencing any of the following:

  • fever, chills, cough, sore throat, painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose/eyes, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of sense of smell, loss of appetite, rash?

  • difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, speaking in single words, chest pain, hard time waking up, feeling confused, losing consciousness, inability to lie down because of breathing issues?

  • any chronic health conditions or difficulty managing these due to breathing?

2. Have you travelled in last 14 days? Where to? Where from? Conveyance used?

3. Have you provided care or had close contact w/ anyone sick or “COVID-confirmed”?

4. Has any public health official ordered you to self-isolate or quarantine?

5. Please explain your “bubble” & extent of your social activities...the risk is never zero

If “yes” to any questions 1 through 4, cancel lesson, use common sense to judge answer #5.

If either party ill during lesson: call 811 (re testing & self-isolation), 911 as needed.

Also contact WorkSafeBC (required injury & occupational disease forms), & deep-clean car.

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Mailing Address: #302-3580 W 41 Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6N 3E6