“Judie was recommended to my son by a family member. She was polite, patient, courteous and an excellent instructor. My son liked her straight away. It was his second test and Judie got him to test standard in just a few short months. She ensured he was ready for realistic everyday driving situations such as meeting, dual carriageways and very busy roundabouts, this helped immensely and it is my belief that this built his confidence and made him a better driver.
I am pleased to say that my son passed his test with just two minor driving faults.I can not thank Judie enough.I will be using her services again later in the year for one of my other children when she starts learning to drive”
From Wanstead, April 2023
“I started my lessons with Judie in July 2023 and it has been really fun.
I have built confidence on the road and now driving alone I’m not nervous at all… even in my test I wasn’t really nervous.
Judie is very kind and caring, she doesn’t get cross when you do something wrong and if you don’t understand a certain topic she will go over it with you until you do understand.
Not Learning the test routes helped me to build my confidence on the road as I became prepared for what would be thrown at me!
Judie teaches you for the exam,but also teaches you for driving when you are out alone. I highly recommend!!”
From palmers Green, March 2023
“I started during driving lesson with Judie 5 years ago as a total beginner. When I first started I was so nervous and doubted myself so much because I couldn’t seem to pass my theory test so I decided to stop for a couple of years, but then I worked hard and finally passed it. When I thought of going back to my driving lessons, Judie was the only instructor I wanted to go back too. Judie pushed me because she knew from before, that if I was pushed, that I would be able to get my license one day. She listened to me every week and reassured me every week and gave me all the tools that I needed for my test. I am happy today that I have passed my driving test and I am able to get myself a car. I would give myself a 10/10. Judie gave me the best driving experience I could ever ask for and I’m so excited for my driving journey. The best part is I passed first time with only 2 minor driving faults, thanks to Judie”
From Enfield, March 2023
” Judie has been an amazing instructor and was very patient and helpful whenever I made mistakes, I learned a lot about realistic driving situations and there were loads of exclusive resources online that really helped me to understand the rules of the road, I am very grateful to have had her as my driving instructor, thank you so much !”
From Hackney , December 2022
” “Judie has been a fantastic driving instructor over the past few months. I have learned so much and want to thank Judie again for her patience and knowledge of the road. It was my 2nd time going up for my test and Judie was able to re-train me and get me to test standard in approx 3 months! Judie has great expertise and I recommend Judie as a driving instructor”
From walthamstow September 2022
‘’ Judie has been a huge blessing in my life, and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect driving instructor. She has been patient and persistent, but most importantly encouraging throughout my whole journey. I’ve truly learnt how to comfortably drive safe for life, and I am grateful to have passed with Judies teachings”
From Stoke Newington October 2022
” To my lovely instructor Judie. I would like to say a big thank you in believing in me and always motivating me. I could not have passed my test without you, and couldn’t ask for a better instructor. Judie has taught me so much, even when I would make silly mistakes she would always remain patient and continue to support me every lesson. I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without her. Judie teaches how to drive safe for life and not only for the test, the website she has created has been extremely useful throughout my journey and has been an excellent guide towards my learning. I will miss our lovely driving lessons and banter. Thank you so much xx ”
From Dalston, August 2022
” Judie has been an absolute God send! She is helpful, encouraging and totally professional. She knew how to get the best out of me and covered every base so that I was ready for my test. She wasn’t just my driving instructor but also a mentor and she has celebrated passing my end of year university exams as well as my driving test with me. And I passed first time. Thank you Judie, you are the best!”
From Enfield, August 2022
” What can I say from the beginning all the way through out to the test, Drive Safe 4 Life have been amazing.My instructor was Judie and she was amazingly calm and knew how to get me to learn and understand the road. It was more like sitting down and having a good good friend teaching me how to drive and wanting me to really pass. Up until the test,on the day, she was still there encouraging and just making sure everything was covered. The website has detailed information on everything you need to know, on how to pass your test. Thank you Drive Safe 4 Life, and thank so much you Judie”
From Cheshunt, August 2022
“Judie is a blessing to have as a driving instructor. She is great at breaking down driving scenarios and understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
It’s not about passing as quickly as possible it’s about ensuring you take the tools learnt and applying them consistently once you have passed the test.
Having Judie’s patience helped me pass my test, with only two minors!! Thanks again Judie!!”
From Stratford, June 2022
“I found my time with judie and Drive Safe 4 life very helpful. I was always informed of where I needed to improve but also told when I was doing well which gave me a lot of confidence. The information given via her website was also very helpful and I thank judie very much and recommend her to any new learner drivers”
From Leyton, June 2022
“I felt safe and comfortable in the car with Judie and thanks to her I now feel fully prepared to navigate any crazy London road situation. After an early experience with a disengaged driving instructor and inconsistent driving practice, I spent 15 years wondering if driving was just not for me. I decided to give it a shot again and began lessons with Judie. Despite my chronic anxiety and several COVID lockdowns, I managed to break through and meet my goal of getting a license. I’m very grateful for Judie’s knowledge, help and encouragement”
From Walthamstow, June 2022
“Judie is the best driving instructor you could ask for, point blank!
With her teachings, guidance and safe practices, I was able to pass my driving test on my FIRST TRY!!!!
I was so nervous too, so much so, I begun to cry before the test even started, but with the knowledge she provided and then helped me to transfer and implement into real life driving, I was able to pass.
She’s absolutely wonderful and I am so grateful that I chose her to be my driving instructor. She’s just the best!
And to top it all off I’ve had the pleasure to have her in my life since I was born and will continue to have that pleasure as she’s my Godmother!!!! Such a blessing”
From Enfield, March 2022
“Thank you Judie for supporting me on my driving journey and enabling me to become a confident driver.
I would definitely recommend Judie to anyone who wants to learn to drive because she is patient and a great teacher. She prepared me thoroughly for the test and didn’t allow me to pick up any bad habits. Judie continually provided me with guidance and advice to help me become a better driver.
Once again thank you Judie, I really appreciate you taking the time out to teach me how to drive and helping me pass my driving test first time”
From Wood Green, February 2022,
“Judie was recommended to me by a family member who had learnt with her.
Judie was patient in our lessons, and always encouraging. She was thorough in her teaching of the syllabus and clear in her explanations. I valued the way in which she asked how she could better help me to understand things, and took the time to go over sections that I found difficult. I quickly learnt that the most important thing was to make the safe decision, and she built my confidence in reading the road and managing the car in order to not only pass the test, but to be a safe driver for life. I would especially recommend Judie if you are nervous about driving, as her calm approach, tailored to your needs, will enable you to become a confident and safe driver”
From Palmers Green, February 2022
“Judie is a very professional, knowledgeable and pragmatic driving instructor. She is great at understanding one’s capabilities and pushing us drivers to exceed. She was patient at times, when I wasn’t focusing, calling me out when necessary, explaining the reasons why, so she could get me back in track. She is interested in making you a great driver for life, and not only teaching you what’s required for you to pass the test. That alone already separates her from other driver instructors.
I drive for more than 20 years, and had many vices that needed a clean up. Having lessons with Judie was a great refresher course, getting me not only ready for my driving test, but confident in adapting to the UK roads”
From Wood Green, January 2022
“Alex Keenan Friend: Learning to drive is always a scary prospect (especially in London) but right away I was put at ease with Judie. She is very patient and reassuring which is exactly what you need. I knew if we were doing a new manoeuvre or road then I could do it as I knew we wouldn’t be there if she didn’t know I was able to do it, which was great to know for building confidence.
If you want to learn in a relaxed and upbeat environment, then Judie is perfect for you. I 100% recommend her to anyone. Honestly again. Thank you for everything ???? ”
From Stratford, January 2022
“Judie (drive safe 4 life academy) was referred to me by a friend. Upon meeting Judie the first time I was a bag of nerves….Judie immediately put me at ease. We talk about understanding the highway code, everything pertaining to the lessons ahead.
“As anyone ever got that uncontrollable shaking leg”! I experienced that quite a number of lessons, Judie had a way of putting me at ease, once I started driving this disappeared. I looked forward to my driving lessons, it build my confidence on the road. Judie, I just want to say a big Thank you. I’ve even got my own car now. Thank you, Andrea”
Refresher student, from finsbury park, December 2021
” After the lockdown, I’ve decided to finish my driver license process started back in 2015. I was searching locally for a good instructor to keep the business around. Judie was very professional and her driving practice methodology is unbeatable! Every single day I finished my lessons there was a solid improvement. I’ve started my lessons afraid of driving in a place such as London and finished with confidence and conscious about driving safely. If you’re looking for a solid plan to really learn how to drive, this is the place ”
From walthamstow, November 2021
“I absolutely loved learning to drive with Judie! As a complete beginner, learning with Judie was really stress free, she has an incredibly calming presence and puts you totally at ease even in stressful situations. I always felt very safe when learning and never stressed out. Not only is she a great instructor but a very encouraging, upbeat and positive person to be around too, I can 100% recommend learning with Judie!”
From walthamstow, September 2021
“It was a total joy to learn to drive with Judie. I had had some negative experiences learning to drive at 17 and so coming back to it several years later I had a lot of apprehension- but from the initial conversation with Judie I knew I was in safe hands. Judie is a patient, kind and dedicated teacher, who made every lesson meaningful, great value for money and lots of fun. I never would have passed my test (let alone first time!) without Judie’s excellent teaching and I would thoroughly recommend her”
From Walthamstow, September 2021
“Drivesafe4lifeacademy has been a blessing, although having driving lessons during this covid period was hard at times. Judie was always patient and understanding, which is what helped me to pass first time with 3 minors! Drivesafe4lifeacademy also teaches you driving skills you can use anywhere on the road, not just for the test which is another thing I loved about the company’s values. I would recommend Judie to anyone, if you are looking for an reputable, safe and friendly instructor, you are definitely in the right place :)”
From Enfield, September 2021
“I passed my driving test on Thursday the 19th of August with the help of the amazing Judie, initially I did not believe I would get enough lessens and practise before my test but the Lord and Judie had my back and did not doubt me so I am forever thankful. Passed with only 2 minors which is a sign of our hard work”
From Enfield, August 2021
“Judie is an outstanding instructor with a great depth of knowledge, experience and patience. She has helped eliminate bad habits I had picked up from my previous driving instructor. With a huge emphasis on road safety, she’s an adapble instructor with great people skills who provides a supportive, safe and stable learning environment and I will continue to recommend her”
From Finsbury Park, April 2021
“After having taken an eight year pause from my pursuit of learning to drive, I was naturally very cautious about returning back behind the wheel, all of which quickly dissipated shortly after taking lessons with Judie after she was referred to me by a friend.
I found that Judie’s instruction methodology focused more on ensuring that I was assured in my decision making whilst out on the road and thus could develop into a confident driver far beyond passing my test. Being someone who frequently struggles with anxiety this approach proved vital for me, as outside of all the textbook knowledge that comes with learning to drive, being adaptable to the ever changing conditions on the road and being self-assured in knowing you are making the correct and more importantly safest decision in any given scenario is a far more invaluable metric. Which I was able to acquire by consistently having lessons on unfamiliar roads beyond the scope of my local area or test centre. This coupled with Judie’s ability to break things down simply, and precisely tailor her teachings to address a student’s problem areas made for very value driven learning experiences.
For these reasons I’m more than happy to recommend Judie to anyone who is not only serious about learning to drive, but crucially who after passing their test wants to be left feeling assertive in their abilities and ready to be on the road without assistance”
From Stoke Newington, June 2021
“I am grateful to have had such a wonderful driving instructor like Judie. Judie has great teaching methods and never once gave up on me. Every single lesson I had I enjoyed my time as well as learning how to drive. Judie also has a great personality, brightening up my day when I step into my lessons. I would highly recommend Judie she’s the best.I thank you Judie for teaching me how to drive, allowing me to pass first time”
From North London, June 2019
” Firstly I’d like to thank Judie for helping me throughout the whole process. She is one of the main reasons as to why I passed my test today.
Judie has calmly supported me through each step and really helped to keep me calm and control my nerves, as someone coming from a Caribbean island these London road would be overwhelming at times.
She informs you of each situation and advises you on how to understand what to do or know how to do it.
The lessons are always fun, she’s really friendly and you get to laugh when learning to drive.
If you make mistakes she doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable when she corrects you but helps you regain focus, this really put me at ease and helped me get back behind the wheel.
Her presence boosts your spirits and makes you want to learn and be a better driver.
I highly recommend Judie as a driving instructor, it was an excellent choice for me”
From Hackney, September 2020
” Judie has been an excellent driving instructor. She is so calm, patient and thorough with her teaching. Her prep at the start and feedback at the end of every lesson is extremely helpful in prioritising what needs to be worked on. She gave me a lot of helpful information and advice on tackling the practical test including resources online such as the examiner’s sheets and step-by-step references on the manoeuvres. She has also been good at calming my nerves and has never stopped encouraging me to the point where I feel confident in my own abilities. Her lessons are tailored to you so she will focus entirely on what you need, taking you to drive to practise your skills in a variety of locations, types of weather and times of day. I would definitely recommend her”
From Walthamstow, September 2020
” Learning to drive with Judie was a calm and enjoyable learning environment, judie made everything clear and whenever I didn’t understand anything Judie took her time to make sure I understood until I got it correct. After achieving my pass I feel confident to drive alone on the roads and that I fully understand road signs because of her teachings”
From Tottenham, August 2020
” Definitely recommend Judie as an instructor, she was sooo patient and honest with me and made sure I was ready to do my test. I always made the same mistakes when driving, which were things she knew i was just doing because of nerves lmao. Even with that in mind, when I was doubting myself, she wasn’t doubting me. Passed first time, thanks Judie. I’ll miss our leasons!”
From Walthamstow, August 2020
“I was always scared about driving and kept putting it off. When I finally thought about starting my lessons I was recommended to get Judie as my driving instructor by family and friends. From the very first lesson to passing my test first time, Judie has always encouraged me in calming my nerves and ensuring safe driving. At the end of each lesson Judie will always ask for your own feedback first which allowed me to think about what I had done, what went well, what I think I needed to improve upon. This also allowed me to focus more each lesson to evaluate my own driving. Judie will let you know what you did well and what you need to work on. You never left a lesson without knowing what you need to focus on and what tutorials and resources was best to help you improve in preparation for the next lesson. The resources on Driving Safe 4 Life Academy website helped massively, definitely recommend using them!! Judie has great experience and knowledge in driving! There were times I wasn’t picking up skills needed or repeating mistakes, she has a lot of patience but also will be harsh when needed as she knows what your capable of – there’s no beating around the bush, she keeps it 100% real and to the point – and trust me it helped!! If it didn’t I wouldnt have passed first time!! If you are looking to start your lessons and dont have confidence trust me dont delay any longer, get Judie as your driving instructor you would not regret it, Judie will help to build your confidence and ensure you that you will know how to drive safely! There are not enough words to express how greatful and thankful I am to have had Judie as my driving instructor – really could not have done it without her!! Thank you sooooo much Judie for everything!!!!”
From Hackney,January 2020
“Without a doubt I would recommend Drive Safe 4 Life all the time. Judie is so patient and thorough in her method of teaching. Did I mention how patient she is? She gives 110% to ensure you leave her confident and able to tackle the roads. Thanks a million for helping me achieve one of my goal”
From Enfield,December 2019
” Judie it was a pleasure doing lessons with you.I learned so much in the little time with you, compared to my previous instructor. I will definitely be recommending you, thank you again, kind regards ”
From Leytonstone , September 2019
” I have been doing lessons on and off for a while with different driving instructors. I was recommended by a family member who also passed with Judie first time. They stated that she is a very honest and friendly instructor, but is stern where she needs to be. She will make you a confident and careful driver. Even though I had quite a few lessons before with other instructors I was not that confident, but after a few lessons with Judie that all changed, I thought I was Lewis Hamilton ??♂! But she brought me back down to earth quick time. Judie is excellent at her job and knows how to get you prepared for your test. Without a doubt the best instructor I’ve had and trust me I’ve had a lot. I Passed first time with 2 minor faults. Even though I have my full Uk license now, I still miss having lessons with this great lady. I highly recommend her to any new driver. Thank Judie for everything ?”
From Bounds Green, August 2019
” I passed my driving exam on my first attempt with 3 minor faults. If you are looking for a kind, thorough and super competent driving instructor look no further. Judie has taught me the skills I need to drive in hectic London safely and with confidence. Thank you Judie!”
From Walthamstow, August 2019
” Big thanks to Judie. Judie was always patient, motivating and allowed me to take charge of my own learning. I have gained confidence as a driver as she always took me different routes and exposed me to new areas. I’m glad Judie was my driving instructor. Thank you!”
From Walthamstow, August 2019
” Being taught to drive by Judie was an amazing experience. Judie was patient with me and made me feel at ease. when I did things that were not correct she helped me focus and repeat until I felt confident. Thank you for helping me to achieve my goal of becoming a driver. I would strongly recommend Judie to anyone!”
From Tottenham, April 2019
” Judie is an amazing driving instructor! She makes you feel comfortable, she is extremely patient and is very multifaceted in regards to explaining how to drive. At the end of each lesson she gets you to reflect on what did well and what you could’ve done better while you were driving; she also advises you on the type of videos to watch to help you and also gives you tips on how to improve. Reassurance from Judie helped me to gain confidence within myself and my ability to drive safely. I am elated that I have finally passed and I would highly recommend Drive Safe 4 Life Academy”
From Barking,April 2019
” Words fail me. Judie of Drive Safe 4 Life Academy, wow! I had a previous instructor and was not feeling very happy a couple of lessons. My aunty saw Judie parked up eating her lunch and asked for a card for her nephew. That was the best day of my life. The first lesson, she just blew me away, her teaching was totally different. She was calm and relaxed, patient and at the end of the lesson she asked me to evaluate my own driving. I started lesson just before christmas and I passed my test in end of February, first time round. Well happy. Thank you Judie ”
From Tottenham, February 2019
“A huge thank you to Judie from Drive Safe 4 Life for helping me to achieve my goal of passing my driving test. Being a first time learner and having zero confidence on the road, Judie instilled confidence within me from day one. Every lesson was a completely new experience where Judie took me to new roads, situations and scenarios – during my time with Drive Safe 4 Life I was always pushed to my fullest to gain maximum improvement in my driving every lesson. Judie has been a great instructor at motivating me and making me believe that I am a competent and safe driver. I highly recommend Judie and the Drive Safe 4 Life Academy”
From Walthamstow, March 2019
” Judie has been something close to what I imagine to be a perfect instructor for the way that I learnt. Professional preparation and feedback for each lessons and very calm and clear with her instruction on the roads. I mean the proof is in the pudding, I headed into my test with the confidence she helped to instill in me and passsed the first time of asking. Genuinely I couldn’t recommend her any more.”
From Tottenham, March 2019
” Judie is an amazing driving instructor! She made sure I was confident and comfortable with my ability from the very beginning and throughout. Every lesson Judie makes sure that the student can reflect on their driving and, look for areas of improvement in order to progress further. Judie forms a relationship with her students making the whole driving experience personal and fun. I would highly recommend Judie as I believe she is the best driving instructor out there who can cater to any student regardless of their experience ”
From Walthamstow, March 2019
” I can without a doubt say that Judie is the best instructor I’ve had, I had a few issues with instructors in the past but then I met Judie and she helped me pass with her flawless teaching skills, she is easy to understand and most of all she is a very down to earth lady. Thank you Judie , I highly recommend Drive safe 4 Life Academy”
From Walthamstow, January 2019
” I approached Judie for some refresher lessons. Indeed I got my driving license 40 years ago and only after very few lessons and have barely ever driven since, hence my driving skills were poor and I did not feel confident enough to drive again (the last time I touched a steering wheel was over 10 years ago). I had a goal in mind (driving a small van for a few hundred miles for a removal) and wanted to learn driving again. I had 6 lessons with Judie and overall I found it was a very pleasant and useful experience. I found Judie was relaxed, flexible and instilled confidence in me. She gave me a lot of information during the lessons and I was also able to ask all the questions I needed. With her guidance I progressed from week to week, practising on a range of different roads. I never had the feeling that Judie was watching the clock, on the contrary, I found Judie had my interest in mind and was not trying to sell me more lessons than I needed. I have managed to drive that van and came back to London in one piece. It was a Ford Transit custom 290, so a fairly small van, not so much bigger than a car. It was a 2017 model and the driving itself was as “comfortable” as driving a car. Vans are a bit higher so you have a better view. On the downside it’s a bit bigger than a car so you do need to be careful in these narrow roads, and also there is no reverse mirror so you need to use the 2 large side mirrors instead. My aim is to now try and drive a car on a regular basis in order to build up on my driving skills (or at least not to forget) as I know that only frequent driving will make me a thoroughly confident and reliable driver. Thanks Judie!”
Agnes, full licence holder from Walthamstow, Dec 2018
” I am so thankful to Judie for being such an amazing driving instructor! She helped increase my confidence & gave me the skills and knowledge needed to not only pass my test, but to also drive safely in everyday life. She is very patient, calm and encouraging, as well as professional, always giving feedback and reflecting on each lesson. It was such a pleasure to have Judie as my instructor and would highly recommend Drive Safe 4 Life! ”
From Buckhurst Hill, November 2018
” A big big thank you to Judie of Drive safe 4 Life Academy, for all your knowledge and experience which enabled me to pass my test! You are patient, kind, calm, and have a very friendly manner. You taught me everything you knew to help me to gain more driving experience and driving techniques. I have many wonderful memories with you! You are an extremely excellent instructor, thank you ”
From Stamford Hill, November 2018
” When I first came to Judie at Drive Safe 4 Life Academy, I thought I was ready to do my test and just needed a few practices lessons, only to find out that there was a lot I didn’t know. So thank you Judie for showing me how to drive safely, thank you for enocuraging me to do better and thank you for making me a better and safer driver. You are the best instructor I have ever had ”
From Edmonton, September 2018
” I would highly and proudly recommend ‘Drive Safe 4 life Academy’. My own experience with driving prior to this driving school was frustrating, disempowering and hopless. No-one seemed capable of directing me to driving success. I soon even became disillusioned and doubtful of my very own character. However, under the caring, professional and timely coaching and instruction of Judie, my frustration turned to satisfaction, my disempowerment disaapeared and I succesfully passed my practical test with Drive Safe 4 life. The instruction I received was top class, everything about this driving school prepares you for the test and beyond. Judie goes above and beyound the average, she is meticulous in every way and her instruction technique is flawless and very comprehensive. Her wisdom and experience of what she does is extraordinary and of the highest standard. Every lesson was beneficial and her teaching approach meant I saw rapid success and improvement in my driving. On the day of the test she really showed the highest levels of support and encouragement every step of the way; she provided the highest quality service. I cannot express how amazing she is! Please do not waste time searching amongst the mediocre or even the good when I can, hand on heart, recommend the best! ”
Thank you so much Judie.
I am forever grateful to you
from Walthamstow, September 2018
” I am so grateful to God that I was able to pass my test the first time. Judie’s teaching methods are excellent, she helpled me overcome a lot challenges and changed my thinking. She is patient and explains eveything fully and in detail, leaving no doubts. Thank you so much for your support. I would definitely recommend Drive Safe 4 Life, if you want an instructor who invests time into teaching you to drive and not just pass your test”
From walthamstow, August 2018
“After all the hard work I have finally passed my test for the second time round. Pleased to have Judie as my driving instructor! I wouldn’t have done it without the right encouragement and extra push at the right time. Thank You once again for all your help & patience. Overall I’m thrilled! ”
From Barking ,June 2018
” Judie is the most effective driving instructor you could ever ask for. Not only does she keep you motivated but she understands that every individual is different and will use unique methods to get through to you based on your personality. I learnt a lot from these lessons that i can go on to use in my daily life. Thanks again! ”
From Tottenham, March 2018
” Judie! I can do nothing but sing your praise. You are an amazing instructor and was the perfect match in helping me pass today. Your confidence in me gave me the confidence I needed to gain this achievement.
Thank you for your patience, for calmly talking me through the silly mistakes I would make, your constructive feedback after each lesson & preparation for the next. More importantly for giving me a lifetime of skills to keep safe on these crazy roads.
I would highly recommend you and drive safe 4 life everytime. Thank you, thank you, thank you ”
Hackney, February 2018
” In my opinion, Drive Safe 4 Life Academy is great,because you learn the skills you need for the road at a pass that suits you. Plus, Judie is the best instructor to pass with, she is so patient”
From Stoke Newington, January 2018
” Cally ❤️’s drivesafe4lifeacademy
I decided that in this busy city, it was about time I took some driving lessons. Judie and her company came highly recommended for reasons unrelated to driving. She was esteemed for her good nature, patient character, commitment, and drive.
So it began… I booked a pre-lesson session and found all of the above to be true – and after 10 sessions it definitely was true. I don’t think there would have been any other company who sustained my stubborn nature!
I took a break to the point where Judie had to ask where I was – my response was “living life a little, but I’ll call” (it was a year of much travel for me).
When I did resume, drivesafe4lifeacademy were still committed to my outcomes and goal at competitive and reasonable rates.
Judie pushed and encouraged me in aspects of driving I had never considered. She ensured that each lesson was tailor-made specifically for me. My learning environment became more than a driving lesson; I would enjoy these nuggets of life-long skills.
On the day of my test, everything I had learned fell into place perfectly. I passed on my first attempt and I believe I took on some of Judie’s attributes – her calm demeanour and diligence. These (and more) helped me to actually enjoy my “test day drive” and stay focused on driving safe.
I have and will continue to recommend drivesafe4lifeacademy to anyone, and I will continue driving safely by pursuing the pass plus course”
” I really admired Judie for her patience and dedication with me while I was learning to drive. She has never shouted at me (not even once) and is always calm.
I used to practise with another local driving school, whose drivers would always shout and got easily irritated. This made me so nervous before my lessons that sometimes I would come up with any excuse to cancel a lesson.
With Judie, I looked forward to each lesson. She is a professional, constructive with her feedback and easy going. Judie prepared me well to be a driver for life and I passed with only 2 minors. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks a lot Judie. You are A**** ”
From Wood Green. February 2017
” I would just like to say, thank you to Judie for helping me pass my practical driving test first time. She always made me feel comfortable while I was learning and never shouted or got annoyed if I was doing anything wrong, instead she would talk to me and tell me where I went wrong and how to improve for the next time. I always looked forward to my lessons because I found them enjoyable due to the manner in which she taught me. The mock tests she had done with me had really helped when it came to my test because they were done under stricter conditions than the actual test so it made the test seem easier and helped with my nerves. I would definitely recommend going with Judie as your driving instructor because she is a great teacher who makes all of the lessons enjoyable and really supports you while you are learning.”
From Tottenham. March 2017
” After very bad experiences (and literally thousands of pounds) with instructors and intensive courses, Judie at Drive safe 4 Life was recommended to me. She has high standards not only in the way she taught but also in small things such as timekeeping and respect for the individual. It was refreshing and I was pleasantly surprised in an industry where so many corners are cut. After only 8 sessions, I managed to pass my test first time with only a few minors. I’m over the moon and looking forward to (and confident) in driving solo. Thanks Judie! ”
From Leyton. April 2017
” I’ll like to say a BIG, Thank u Judie,for your patience with me and for pushing me to the finish line … Thank so much for your expertise.. I passed my driving test with only two minor faults … thank u”
From Barking. April 2017
” It has been a pleasure having Judie as my driving instructor. She is so straight forward and always make the most complex things very simple. It took me 4 tries to pass my test but in the end I did it because I listened to what she said and concentrated. Thank you Judie”
From Leyton. May 2017
” Judie has been an amazing instructor! After having a previous instructor who was unreliable and regularly cancelled on me, Judie was a complete breath of fresh air. Always, reliable, on time and willing to answer any questions I may have even outside my lesson times. As an instructor, she was very patient, firm, fair and always encouraged me to use my initiative and “think safe, drive safe”. This is what i had in the forefront of my mind during my test and I really believe this is what enabled me to Thanks again Judie!”
” Such an amazing journey to take with you Judie,you made me into an independent woman and for that I can’t thank you enough. You always remained positive,blocked out all my negative thoughts and believed in me. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do my lessons with you after such a struggle. I’d recommend you to anyone and everyone you’re absolutely fantastic at your job. Thank you x ”
” First let me shout out a big thank God for you Judie, I must say you are the best!!!!. Thank you for putting up with me – your patience is undeniable, your support and encouragement rewarding.
I know its a paid job but your passion surpasses money, you care for your students I can truly say you are a cut above the rest. Thank you Judie at Drive safe 4 life, I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.See you on the road!”
” Judie’s been a fantastic instructor. I had lessons on and off for three years and as a very anxious person, Judie’s patience and sense of humour ensured I persevered and kept calm throughout.
She was always there with kind, motivational words of encouragement and tailored her instruction to suit me. Judie prepared me not only for my test, but for the real world of driving. I am now a confident driver and this is all thanks to Judie!”
” Firstly, let me start off by saying Judie is an amazing driving instructor and she helped to me pass first time. She is polite and gentle but firm. I would highly recommend her service. She is effective and efficient. When i felt like giving up, she continued to push me!”
“I am glad that Judie paid extra attention to driving safety during the last lessons before my test, it’s literally what helped me pass my test first time. Judie is a passionate and dedicated instructor who actually cares about her students passing “
” First of all, I would like to say a big thank you to Judie. She helped me to pass my driving test on the first attempt. She was very reliable, always on time and very patient. She also helped my sister to passed her driving test first time. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Judie of Drive Safe 4 Life Academy, to anyone who wants to learn to drive”
” On the 12th February 2016 at about 13.30 pm marked the day and time a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders… With the help of Judie (Drive safe 4 life), I finally passed my driving test.
24 whole years later…. I can drive, or should I say I’ve been driving but needed to get my UK licence but got discouraged after a bad driving test experience. When I found Judie online through Theory Test Pro, I knew I had made the right decision choosing her even before meeting her, and now the rest is history. Can’t thank you enough Judie, great instructor, thorough, patient and very experienced, and best of all makes you feel confident. God bless you “
“After failing my driving test three times before, there was one point in my life when I thought I would never gain confidence again in taking another driving test, let alone a driving lesson.
After much convincing from close friends and family I decided to change my driving instructor, start a fresh and gave it ago once again. That’s when I met Judie. After the first lesson, I finally felt that there could be hope in gaining confidence and being in the driving seat of my own learning.
Judie taught me very early on that I am in control and that I am capable of being a safe driver. After several hours, hard work and commitment I booked my final driving test and passed with two faults. Overall, I would like to say a massive thanks to Judie and I am forever grateful!”
“A heavy weight lifted from my shoulders as soon as I passed my Practical driving test.
Thanks be to God and to Judie, who through her patience,kindness and love instructed and guided me to the finish line.
Even when I was trembling with anxiety her calm voice and instructions made driving possible. In a very positive way, I can still hear Judie’s voice in my head saying “have you checked your mirrors, whats happening behind you and around you”. Thank you Judie, you have certainly made a safe driver out of me”
” A big thank you to judie who helped me to pass my driving test first time. She gave me confidence and helped me to believe in myself even when I doubted. She was also very punctual and dependable. I would have no hesitation in recommending judie of drive safe 4 life academy”
” Thanks for making learning how to drive on the other side of the road such a joy. I couldn’t have imagined how different driving in the UK would be from driving on the wide-open roads of North America that I was so used to! You made the hectic and crowded roads of London both fun and bearable, and I learned a whole lot in the process about biting points, zig-zags, zebra crossings and left-reverses-around-the-corner. You’re clearly an excellent teacher – I think my result speaks for itself!”
” Well…. what can I say!…. first of all, I thank God for creating Judie!!! She’s simply a God send!
In the past, I started lessons and stopped repeatedly. The last straw for me was when I had been involved in a second major road accident and totally struck being a driver off of my wish list! Simply because I was so frightened of cars and the road. I now realise that if you have the right instructor, you won’t stop!!! No matter what!!! You’ll keep going!
I really didn’t think that I could do it as I needed to be told a thousand times before something is registered! Yet Judie believed in me and had this amazing level of patience and understanding. …. I just can’t believe that I had achieved this as I didn’t think it was at all possible. Judie encouraged me and didn’t allow me to give up. Words will never be enough to express my level of thanks, gratitude and appreciation.
I’d recommend Judie to every person that wants a license ”
” My experience with Drive Safe 4 Life was something I will definitely remember. It taught me to be confident both behind the wheel and also within myself in life in general. My instructor kept me calm and constantly reassured me even when I was on the brink of giving up! Judie knew exactly what my strong points were and my areas of improvement and helped me develop. The materials that were given to use outside of lessons helped tremendously, especially in the weeks leading up to my test.
Learning with Drive Safe 4 Life was a great experience and I some-what miss doing my lessons.
I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking for an instructor who can motivate you, help you develop at your own pace and cater your lessons to suit your needs, to learn with Drive Safe 4 Life!”
Me passing my driving test first time with 4 minor faults would have never been possible without Judie! Shes the most patient woman I’ve ever met. No matter how many times I forgot what she told me literally 2 minutes ago, she would never get angry!
She makes learning so fun and every lesson is well spent, because she’s so thorough, this is what ensures that you learn and trust me she will make sure of it! Judie is more than a driving teacher she’s a friend and I’m happy I met her she is so easy to talk to and laugh with.
She tailors the lessons around you so you can make sure your doing what you want to do, she makes it convenient by picking you up wherever you are which was so useful for my busy lifestyle. Learning to drive with drive safe for life academy was a good decision.
I want to give Judie a BIG thank you for helping me during this process!
You was always encouraging me when I was doubting my self or when I thought I was unable to do something. Whenever I thought that I had a really bad lesson you would tell me all the things that I did well to make me feel better.
Even though I may have put your life in danger a few times while I was driving, you never once shouted at me lol!
But I am very thankful for the lessons that you gave me and also helping me to pass.
Finally!!! After so long learning to drive I managed to pass my test 2nd time round. This would not have been possible if I didn’t have all the help of my amazing driving instructor, Judie teaching me at Drive Safe For Life Academy.
I am so grateful full for all the time and effort she put in to making this happen and would highly recommend her to anybody.
I want to give a massive thank you to the Drive Safe 4 Life Academy and my instructor Judie Regis.
Judie was confident in me when I wasn’t in myself and was very patient and committed to ensuring I didn’t just pass my test, but also become a safe driver for the rest of my life. Judie was very persistent in perfecting me before my test which I ended up passing with only 1 minor fault and I cannot thank Judie enough.
Judie is always on time, ready to pick up from where you last left off without any delay and is always friendly no matter what time of day. I now have the techniques, skill and knowledge to drive on my own, but when I’m out driving alone, Judie is always in the back of your mind reminding you of the safest possible option. You are supplied with a wide amount of resources from Judie and any queries you may have, you can ask without any hesitation.
I passed my test but I am looking to better myself through other driving qualifications with Drive Safe 4 Life and Judie, as I am sad my driving lessons have come to an end, but pleased to have passed my test. Thank you Judie !
BIG THANK YOU to Judie, for not only believing in me,but encouraging,supporting and just being a beautiful person.
Her professional knowledge of driving, patient approach and reassurance not only helped to calm down my nerves,but brought my confidence back after I failed driving test with my previous instructor.
I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Judie. Xxx
Drive Safe 4 Life Academy has been one of the greatest decisions of my life. I was recommended to Judie by a friend of mine, a previous student, and God bless him for the recommendation.
Judie and her driving academy gave me everything I needed and put in place all the extra help for assistance such as driving videos to help you pass your test first time.
I would like to thank Judie and Drive Safe 4 Life Academy from the bottom of my heart for everything they’ve done for me, especially helping me turn my green card, pink!
” The Drive safe 4 life academy is a great place to learn.
I gained a great understanding of driving and what it takes to be a good driver, allowing me to pass my test first time, with only 7 minor driving faults, as Judie is a great instructor.
Top rating from me! I definitely recommend the Drive Safe 4 Life Academy”
Driving lessons with Judie was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Because of her wealth of knowledge and her teaching skills, which are second to none…straight after passing my test I am driving to work independently kitted out with the confidence gifted to me by Judie herself.
Malika Williams xx
Judie was a great teacher. Her knowledge of driving helped me excel and eventually pass my driving test.
I feel confident enough to drive on the roads alone and to drive safely.
Thanks for everything Judie!
Thanks to Judie and her driving academy I passed my driving test first time!
It took me 7 months to learn how to drive and I can’t thank Judie enough for her patience and encouragement throughout my driving journey.
My experience has been an exciting and comprehensive one with added value, for example, Judie encouraged me to be confident and assertive behind the steering wheel. I have no regrets that I picked Judie’s driving academy as she isn’t just a driving instructor, she is also a motivator.
When I first started to take my lessons I was very nervous and anxious about how I would be behind the steering wheel but from the very first induction lesson Judie ensured me that I was going to be safe and that I had nothing to worry about. After my first lesson I was excited about the challenges I would face, especially learning how to turn right at a junction (boy oh boy how I conquered that fear by the grace of God).
So if you looking for a driving instructor who is motivational and caring then look no further, you’ve found what you’re looking for – at Drive Safe 4 Life Academy.
Drive Safe 4 Life Academy has given me all the skills needed to be a safe driver. With one of the best driving instructors that I could have wished for.
Judie made learning fun and gave me clear instructions which allowed me to pass my practical test first time. I would recommend Drive safe 4 Life to all my friends.
I started learning to drive in September 2013 and 10 months on I now hold a full UK driving licence. On top of this I qualified for my BTEC level 1 in safe road skills and attitudes, all with the help of Drive Safe 4 Life Academy.
When I took my first lesson I was really nervous but excited to embark on this challenge to become a safe, competent and confident driver. With the help of my instructor Judie, I learnt how to read the road and approach situations in a safe manner.
I am now going to begin the pass plus scheme and the BTEC level 2 in Demonstrate safe driving so I can widen my experience on different roads.
I just passed my test thanks to Drive Safe 4 Life. I can’t thank Judie enough for helping me do this because without her commitment and guidance I would never have gotten here.I’ve got to be honest, in the beginning I was lazy, I just thought it was about getting in the car and going. But it’s not, as Judie will tell you. It’s about being safe, thinking about more than just how high your foot is off the clutch and taking time to think about hazards and how you plan to respond to them.Thankfully Judie was patient and it sank in. All of the skills Judie taught me are essential to not only passing your test (because believe me, you will not pass until you can demonstrate you have them) but to be able to successfully negotiate the roads when you do!
I would like to thank Judie not only for providing me with the skills and knowledge to pass my test, but also for the advice she gave which will not only help me in driving but in life. Judie is an exceptional person, she showed so much patience and support during my journey.
I had a previous instructor from a well known company, paid twice the money and I did not receive the high standard of support, advice, and teaching that Judie provided.
She is calm and gives open and honest advice and encouragement. I would definitely recommend Judie to anyone looking for an instructor.
I can not thank Judie enough and I will honestly miss her not only as an instructor but as a person. Thank you Judie
Judie is an excellent and highly professional Instructor. She was very supportive, patient and encouraging throughout the lessons, even through it took some time for me to fully grasp some of the driving techniques.
I would definitely recommend to anyone loking for an instructor who can deliver the desired results.
I passed my test first time!.
I would like to give a massive thank you to my instructor, Judie, who helped me go from zero driving experience to a qualified driver in very effective way and in my own leisure time. She always remained calm and patient, which gave me a great confidence when I was behind the wheel. There were never any moments of confusion thanks to the great advice given by Judie as well as helpful reviews after each lesson when I would have to grade myself. I always knew where I stand and she was very open and fair when grading me and advising where I have to improve.
I would easily recommend Drive Safe for Life Academy to anyone learning to drive as you will get best service and knowledge as I did.Will miss her hugely now that I’ve passed. 🙂
My first driving instructor had little patience and a short temper. My second instructor never gave me feedback or encouraged me. My third instructor was Judie! She had all the qualities my first and second instructor lacked. She was honest, encouraging and patient. Judie gave me the ability to think as a “driver”. She would prompt me when needed but would also give me the opportunity to think independently.
The best thing about Judie’s lessons is that she will always ask you what you want to do at the start of the lesson. This really helped increase my confidence as it empowered me to make decisions and choices. My answer would always be “Roundabouts!”. At the end of the lesson Judie would encourage me to reflect on the lesson. What went well? What could I do better next time?
Judie was so supportive throughout all the lessons but particularly to the run up of my test. She gave me lots of written information and answered all my questions with great detail. Although I was nervous the morning of my test I felt 100%prepared. I passed my test first time with three minors.
I would highly recommend Judie to anyone looking for a driving instructor.
My experience of driving with Judie was amazing. I cannot thank her enough for making learning to drive such an amazing experience. Judie always made sure that good service was delivered to a high standard and was thorough when teaching me how to drive. I started out with no confidence and by the end Judie taught me how to be very confident on the roads, which I am grateful for.
I passed my test first time which shows how great she is. I also completed my pass plus and the BTEC certificate course which was very beneficial for cheaper car insurance. I would recommend anyone to Judie school of motoring.
“Thank you so much Judie xxx”
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