Testimonials

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Dearest Heike,
Many thanks for your wonderful professional service in getting Georgia ready to sit for her “p” plates, Georgia felt very comfortable with you and very confident she was ready, the loan of your vehicle for manual instruction for us was a huge bonus.
Many thanks X – Alison Fenton

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Heike is a great instructor— she explained everything I needed to know to put me into the right frame of mind on test day & I felt really confident going into my test—Which went swimmingly. Highly recommended. – Lawrence Yakimov

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Our daughter Lauren had a great experience with Heike as her driving instructor. She was professional, supportive, reliable and encouraging at all times. She also went above and beyond to assist with finding suitable test times and was a great support on the actual test day.
We will recommend Heike to our friends and she will be our son’s instructor in a few years time! – Keryn Metcalfe

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Thank you Heike for helping me to pass my test the first time! As a 34 year old late learner it was great to receive instruction at my level and to always be pushed just outside my comfort zone, ensuring that every lesson was packed full of new learning experiences. Despite getting sick twice, working full-time, and not being able to practice driving in between lessons, I was still able to go from no experience in April to P-plater in June! Heike’s relaxed but professional teaching style, as well as her focus on safety above all else, makes me feel confident that I will be a very safe, competent driver! – Adam Nielsen

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Yay – we have a new driver in the family!! Thank you Heike for coaching our boy towards safe, confident driving so that he passed his test first time! We loved that you are local and flexible and positive and that you kept us informed of his progress via Facebook and email. We also loved how we could pre-purchase a lesson package as a gift and let you keep track of using it up. There are three other kids in this family – we’re not done with you yet. – Jodie Miller

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“Heike is a brilliant driving instructor, she is clear, kind, patient and understanding and always wants the best for her students, thanks Heike”. – Emily and Luca

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Heike is very knowledgeable and professional – thank you, not only for helping my daughter pass her test first time, but also for ensuring that she has some good skills to keep her safe on the road. – Megan Stephenson

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We found Heike to be very professional and personable. She gave Grace the skills to drive safely and confidently and pass on the first go. We are very grateful for all the support and communication Heike provided. If we had any more learners we would send them her way……….fortunately we are done!!! – Robyn Thurman

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Heike of Born to Drive is an excellent instructor. She taught both of my children to drive and both passed on their first test with flying colours. Heike is very kind, patient, thorough and knowledgable. I highly recommend her services and will definitely return to her when my youngest is dues to learn. – Andy Guerra

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Excellent driving instruction helping my daughter to pass first time. Thank you Heike – Debbie Brayshaw

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Highly recommend Heike!! Absolutely love her teaching style. She is very professional and understanding. – Wayde Cadogan

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Way to go Heike: Ellie passed her test today. Thanks for your help and guidance. Cheers – Jan Nicholson
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I just received this message from the keys2drive head office – 1.12.16:

Hi Heike,

I have just completed an audit on your lessons and wanted to let you know it was very good. Not only are you delivering all the compulsory components but the feedback was excellent. Below is a snippet of one comment:

 “Heike’s been great at teaching practical driving and theoretical knowledge that’s relevant and accurate. She’s able to instruct in a way that’s understandable and sensitive to the situation, and encourages questioning to make sure I understand. “

 Well done. Keep up the good work.

Kind regards,

Diana Taylor

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I highly recommend Heike as a driving instructor. She put my daughter at ease and not only helped her pass her test on her first attempt but gave her the tools to be a safe and confident driver. We will certainly return to Heike when our other 2 daughters learn to drive. – Jenny Nelson

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Heike is a great driving instructor, I would recommend her to everyone. She always has the right words to explain things easy. – Jacqueline Schatz

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Heike was really precise and helped me understand the parameters that are required to pass the test. She really cares about providing a good learning environment and is passionate ate about making sure your safe after you get your licence. – Tamera Gibson

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Heike isn’t just an amazing driving instructor, she is an inspiration in all aspects of life. She is personable, easy to talk to, and is continuously developing her teaching technique to ensure that she is treating each of her students as an individual with different learning needs.
As a 22 year old living aboard in Brisbane, I had no access to a car or anyone to drive with so I learnt to drive entirely at the hands of Heike. I had never sat behind a driving wheel before November and today, January the 16th, I have passed my exam for a manual driving license.
I am so grateful to Heike and will be recommending her to all of my closest friends and family.
– Faye Rentoule

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Thank you so much for all your help and support in helping to get my P license. Every lesson helped me immensely to understand how to be safe on the road. – Amy de Wet
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Heike is a great driving instructor! I passed my test first go! Gained a lot of confidence through her lessons. When I finished up- I was – and still am- a confident and safe driver! Thanks –  Mary-Ann Kafoa

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Highly recommend Born to Drive Brisbane! I passed my manual P’s test first go thanks to the mentoring of my instructor. She gave me feedback that suited my learning style and made this a very enjoyable experience. – Farah Muharam

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“Today I spent 1 hour with Heike as my driving coach. After 37 years of driving it was great to have my driving style assessed by such a competent, kind (and diplomatic!) teacher. My car is thanking you already for picking me up on my clutch coasting and I am much more aware about the non verbal language I use with my fellow drivers consisting of speed, the timing of indicating and road positioning. And anyone can ask me about correct indicating at a roundabout! I am a passionate advocate for early professional driving lessons for learner drivers, before they pick up the bad habits of the parents. It is much easier to create right habits than to change old ones. I highly recommend this experience for seasoned drivers.” – Margit Radcliffe
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“As a driving instructor Heike is helpful, calm and encouraging. She can demonstrate the “how” and explain the “why” of good driving practice. Her instruction is delivered in a professional and supportive way. My teenage daughter couldn’t have had a better driving instructor. Thanks Heike!” – Audrey
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“Heike’s commitment to instilling an ongoing positive attitude to road safety impressed me from the start. Her calm, common sense style enabled Mason to transition from the skill level we had reached to where he needed to be to pass his driving test easily. Her ability to explain the mysteries of roundabouts for instance gave Mason such a solid understanding he was giving me tips. Mason was making his own decisions from the first lesson and learning from this, rather than just doing as he was told.
The lessons were always timed to meet Mason’s schedule with varying pickups and drop offs to suit. Heike always informed us clearly where Mason’s skill level was at with the various techniques he had to master.
The “keys2drive” program provides an opportunity for the unskilled tutor, (in this case a Parent), to participate in their child’s learning and to improve their coaching style for future lessons. I was also able to reflect on my own driving style as we had three way discussions on the various scenarios that present themselves on the roads.
Again, Heike’s desire to inspire a safe attitude to driving beyond the driving test I think is more valuable than passing the test alone and I would not hesitate to recommend Heike to anyone thinking of taking driving lessons.” – Paul Tierney
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“Right from the start Heike put Alana at ease, this was especially important as she had never driven a manual car before.
Heike worked with us and was very flexible in arranging a lesson schedule that suited everyone, she told us what could be achieved in the given time frame.
In terms of the lessons, Alana’s confidence grew with every one and Heike spoke to us after each lesson to let us know what progress Alana was making.
Alana received her driving Licence on the first attempt just as Heike had coached her to. We had a great experience with Heike and would have no hesitation recommending her to any parents and students.” – John Letch