“Having received lessons from other instructors, Belgica was clearly the best... I felt comfortable driving with her, she was determined to make sure I was a competent driver before I even attempt my test, which thanks to her, I passed- first go!”
"I would recommend Marc to anyone who is trying to get their driving licence. I had no driving knowledge whatsoever when I started but thanks to his patience and great teaching skills, I was able to achieve my goal, which was to obtain the nanual drivers licence. I am happy that I passed the test but I will definitely miss the lessons that I had with you. Thanks again Marc !"
"Contrary to any reservations I might have had initially about receiving driving lessons so late in my driving logbook record, the experience I had with Belgica's driving lessons proved them wrong. I was made to feel very relaxed when I began received lessons from Belgica, which made the initially difficult process of driving a lot easier. While tackling the task of driving Belgica always made me feel comfortable, there still seems to be no explanation for her inexhaustible patience and optimism.
Thanks to this happy learning environment Belgica encouraged along with her teaching, I have the confidence and skills that I hope will be with me for the future whenever I'm driving.
I highly recommend taking up Belgica's driving lessons; I have lots of fond and happy memories of the learning process! The enjoyable experience of having driving lessons with Belgica reflects aptly her enthusiasm and capabilities as an instructor".
"I recently obtained my licence first attempt. This was primarily because Belgica Henry is an excellent , patient, positive and knowledgeable driving instructor. Belgica instilled in me both confidence and important driving skills. I am extremely fortunate that I chose Belgica as my driving instructor, and would sincerely recommend Belgica to anyone who wants to obtain their licence."
Thank you Belgica.
"Good morning Marc, I didn't have a minute to myself this weekend to send you this note. I just wanted to say a big thank you for your patience and teaching skills ! You teach me to gain assurance and confidence in my driving and I am deeply greatful ! I am so happy to have passed my test, sometimes I forget and when I remember and of our lessons, I smile on my own ........ So, a big thanks again Marc and all the best !
"Driving is something that you are going to be doing for the rest of your life and you might aswell get a good driving instructor like Belgica to teach you the first steps. thank you for teaching me how to drive and getting my P's first go".
"Within 5 minutes of being behind the wheel, Belgica made me feel right at home and comfortable - this was really important as I had never enjoyed driving. I had numerous lessons with other instructors and after a lesson or two I'd quit. Belgica encouraged and enable me to feel confident in my abilities as a driver - she made driving an experience I came to enjoy.
I looked forward to my lessons with Belgica - I learned amongst many things how to act responsibily on the roads and to realise that keeping my eyes open and paying attention really will ensure my and other driver's safety.
Belgica knew how to get the best out of me on the road - from start to finish I felt Belgica supported me in my learnings. I'd highly recommend her as a driving instructor!"
"Belgica was my first and only instructor I worked with, and with her calm and informative coaching abilities, I managed to pass the driving test first go! As a nervous driver, I was fortunate to have found an instructor like Belgica. From the beginning, she taught me the essential skills I needed to be a safe and confident driver and thanks to her effort, experience, patience and friendly nature, I was able to feel at ease during all stages of the learning process.
Like they say, practice makes perfect, but without a good instructor to begin with, someone who could provide a good example, driving could feel a lot more daunting.
So thank you Bel for your support and guidance, without you I don't think I would have ever obtained my licence".
"As being an international driver here in Australia, I had no driving discipline at all in driving. The first day of my driving class with Belgica helped me to know how undiscipline I was in driving. The way of controlling steering wheel, using signal light, etc., I didn't know how to use them properly. Moreover I was surprised to hear the term "Blind Spot". Even though I had driven for like 5 years back in my country, I had never heard of the term "blind spot". So, she was the one who thought me each and every thing regarding driving to the root level.
For me the way she teaches is the best way. She catches each and every mistakes that we make while driving and immediately tells how to rectify it. She helps pass the driving test in one go; not two or three. She believes in quality production, not in quantity production. One the first day she lets know students what mistakes they are doing and how long will it take to rectify them. For me she is the best teacher".
"Belgica is a very professional, experienced driving instructor who knows what she is talking about. Her attention to detail, endless patience and enthusiasm never ceased to amaze. I would recommend Belgica as an instructor to anyone".
"I found Belgica on the Internet and gave her a call to get a quote for a driving lesson. I was suprised at how reasonable Belgica's price was for a private instructor. I decided to book my first lesson, something i had been putting off for a long time. I was very nervous about driving on the busy streets of Sydney but Belgica was very calm, caring and reassuring.
That first lesson i achieved so much so quickly and I was soon very comfortable on the road. The best thing about Belgica's' lesson are that she is a very thorough instructor.
Everything was explained to me clearly and nothing was left out. Belgica has a great car to learn in, it is comfortable and very easy to drive. I passed my test first go, and I now feel like a am a knowledgeable driver, not just one who passed by chance.
"When I finally decided, at 43 years of age, to attempt to get my driver’s licence I was extremely anxious. I had previously had lessons and three failed driving tests at 17 and completely lost my nerve. Belgica understood this and gradually coaxed me along as I slowly gained confidence. Within a couple of months I was cruising along in the centre lane of the Harbour Bridge! Belgica constantly encouraged me to expand my horizons – and had me driving to places I’d never even been to before. So, aside from learning to drive I actually saw more of Sydney than I’d previously ever visited! We had some rocky moments due to my nerves but Belgica knew when to push me and when to back off. We chatted, talked, shed a few tears, laughed and I learnt to drive. Along the way there were plenty of tips and suggestions to help not just with regular driving but also all those tricky situations like car parks, reverse parking and busy expressways. Lessons were not just about passing the driving test but about being a safe and confident driver. Six months after my first lesson I went for my driving test – and passed first go!!! I couldn’t describe the huge relief and the gratitude I feel for Belgica for making it possible. She shepherded me through the process and equipped me to be a good driver. I have no hesitation in recommending Belgica to anyone looking for a friendly and thorough driving instructor."
"My name is Evangeline Inia, I just passed my driving test in Manly, for P1 licence on my very first attempt!!!
All thanks to Belgica Driving School. It has been a while since I got back behind the drivers seat again, since my very first lesson in the 90's.
I didn't have the best driving experience back then and thought I would never be able to drive again.I was just constantly afraid of overtaking vehicles, and the speed and intensity of traffic.In 2005-2007, I attempted to give driving another shot, I signed up with a few driving schools who's instructors were alright but lacked the push and thorough trainning that I needed. Some wouldn't say a thing while I was driving, others would not attempt to work on areas that I was weak at, right turns for example.. .so I was forever turning left!!!
When I met Belgica, from the very first lesson she made me feel comfortable, she could see I was tense as one would be, but she explained in detail what we were going to do for that lesson, the reason behind each step, and she just kept saying, 'relax relax relax' From that very first lesson, I knew she cared about, first the person, me, and then my ability to drive cautiously and confidently. Every lesson after that was worth every penny. She was so thorough in explaining the reasons we do certain things whilst driving, she would constantly tell me of accidents that happened because people were not being cautious/observant , and because of that, I have a clear understanding of why I must follow the road rules, be observant cautious and use common sense.
Belgica had to leave for awhile and whilst she was away, I took up lessons with another driving school, the biggest in Sydney and more experienced but I waited impatiently for her return as she was the best instructor that I had ever met.
Yes, at times she would get upset with me, but that was because she knew I could do so much better. She just kept pushing me to be better than the level I was at, she didn't want me to just be a 'good driver', she encouraged and pushed me on to be a 'better driver'.
Getting my P1 licence today is proof of her profiency as an Instructor, and I think all other instructors should see her as a role model.I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.I am not afraid of driving through heavy traffic or the hustle and bustle on the streets anymore because I am in control when I sit behind the wheels, cautious and confident. No matter what level you are at, or how much fear you have of driving, like me you can do it..Belgica driving school will bring out the driver in you !!
Thanks Beligica ".
"After several months on my L plates, I wanted to drive with a professional driving instructor reviewing my driving style. So far, I have driven with two relatives supervising me, but I needed an independent view. We found Belgica's name among other Sydney driving schools via the internet. We liked what others said about Belgica in their online testimonials and got in touch with her. Belgica was patient and very through, even writing down her professional advice / notes for me to read & absorb before each lesson - as I am deaf. I found it easy to understand her hand instructions & gestures and learnt a lot from her. She helped me correct my driving mistakes. After my lessons with her, I passed my driving test with a 98% score. I definitely recommend her to you, she is very good. Even my husband, with 28+ years driving experience found some of her tips real invaluable."
all the best,
Andrew & Sandra
Secondly, I'd like to address anyone out there reading these testimonials who are thinking about booking a class with Belgica. I cannot stress enough how highly I hold Belgica and her driving school. Like most Learner drivers I "shopped around" when initially looking for an instructor. I tried a few different ones and overall I was not impressed with their methods of teaching. Some methods were so weird; I don’t know how these instructors could have got their incenses in the first place. One in fact just let me drive and he just sat their saying not much. But then I found Belgica, and she helped me get through by teaching me methods that were the best for *me*.
This is so important! Just because one method works for one student, it does not mean it will work for the next, and Belgica was great because she worked with me to find the best way. Other instructors were not so flexible. She taught me how to drive with ‘elegance’ at the same time ensuring I drove safe. I feel very privileged to have been taught by Belgica, I know I am a safe driver with skills that will stick with me for the rest of my life. It’s been a few days since I passed the test at Manly RTA and already driving my self everyday to and from work with all the busy traffic. Because of her I have this habit of talking to my self when I drive and judging different situations so I can best react to each and every one as they happen.Thank you,
Beatrice Kiarie .. who… who… drums beating…………. Passed first go!
"Before having lessons with Belgica I thought that it would be impossible to get my licence. I had multiple driving lessons with other instructors and I felt I was no further in getting my licence. In one lesson with Belgica I learned more than all the hours I had with the other instructors. I had been in a car accident before and the thought of driving scared me.
Because of Belgica's warm and friendly personality I felt completely comfortable to ask questions and say when I was feeling afraid. Belgica taught me how to deal with all the situations that a driver might face and now even the most frightening of driving maneuvers seem manageable. To anyone who has doubted their ability as a driver I recommend Belgica who has taught me how to be a confident and safe driver. I cannot thank Belgica enough for making having a licence a reality".
"I feel it was important when learning to drive to feel confident behind the wheel. Belgica made learning fun and comfortable. I passed first time, and have recommended her driving school to friends of mine".
"I recently arrived in Australia with a South African license, after living in London for 12 years and only driving twice during that time, I was obviously out of practice and in dire need of some expert tuition before taking my test again. I had a couple of lessons with another driving school and did notrealise how inefficient and incompetent they were until I had my first lesson with Belgica.
She was timeous, charming, very knowledgeable about the road and how to drive in a safe and confident manner. She made me feel very relaxed within the first 5 minutes of my lesson and gave me invaluable tips throughout the tuition period. I only had 2 lessons with her but I managed to pass the test with 100% because of her expertise and professionalism.
I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone trying to prepare for their driving test and I honestly believe that if it were not for her that I would not have passed my test and have the level of driving confidence that I do now. Thank you Belgica and I hope that you continue to teach and motivate many more students in the future!"
"After five years of being an L plater I have finally passed my P's last week and its all thanks to Belgica Henry! She very patient, professional and a ball of sunshine to work with. I have never met anyone that is so knowledgeable and passionate about driving safetly.
Belgica did not just taught me how to pass my P's but also to be a safe and defensive driver on the road! She genuinely considers the welfare of her students after passing the test.. .and rest assure Belgica that you can sleep soundly at night knowing that I have been well taught and prepared for anthing that comes across my way.
And yes I will work on my observation. Cheers,"
I passed my driving test first go with a lot of help from Belgica, I am a motorcyclist who has been riding for 15 years on Australian roads, I started driving a car 4 months ago, I thought I knew everything about road safety, this was not the case.
Belgica's patient and professional instruction helped me gain the experience needed to pass the test first go. Her emphasis on observation is paramount to road safety, being a motorcyclist I applaud her attitude of instruction toward observation for cyclists and avoiding dangerous A very happy customer here, worth every cent.
"I went through quite a few driving instructors before meeting Belgica, and I'm glad to say that she's the last one who will ever have to instruct me because she helped me pass the test! Belgica gave me the skills and confidence to drive.
Not only did she drill every rule in the book in my head (which I'm very grateful for), she helped me become a safe and confident driver.
I used to hate driving, but now I can't wait for the next moment to jump into my car for a drive. Belgica is not only the best instructor I've ever had, she's also a great friend. If you're looking for a driving instructor, she's the one to go to, because there's no one else who can do a better job".
Thanks Belgica! !
"Having received lessons from other instructors, Belgica was clearly the best.
She was very dedicated to my driving education and made sure that I understood and was competent at all driving manoevers I needed to know.
Belgica herself was a great person to receive lessons from, I felt comfortable learning from Belgica.Belgica was determined to make sure I was a competent driver before I even attempt my Ps test, which thanks to her, I passed first go".
Thank you so much Belgica.
" Dear Belgica! I just wanted to thank You deeply once again for all your passion and patience that you were using while teaching me! Before meeting You I thought that I could drive good enough. But first lesson with You showed me how wrong I was. Now I understand that a real professional driver means first of all the safe driver!
This is actually what You are doing - NOT giving to people just the driving skill, BUT trying to create the safe drivers!
I know that probably I wasn't the easy learner with endless repeating of all my mistakes. I know it is always much harder to change the bad habit than to create a new one. And I think You were not believing I could DO the test at first attempt!
But we did it! I hope You could be proud if you were in the car during the test! I think that I did not miss any *blind spot*!!!
All your priceless knowledge and experience that You shared with me - are treasured in my mind. And I know that from now on it's always inside me!
Thank You again!
Best of luck for You and your family.
Sincerely, Natalia. "
I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me overcome my fear of driving! As a Learner at 26, I felt like I was never going to get my license! Or worse yet, end up on one of those shows "Worst Learners" or something!
I was a bit hesitant in choosing my instructor as I knew I was going to be quite anxious to start with, but immediately in our first lesson I knew you were going to be the right instuctor to help overcome my fears, and make sure not only would I be able to pass my test, but ensure I was a safe driver, which to me was much more important.
You really helped me to relax and be calm, and I was glad to have someone so passionate about the safety on the road, and who really knew her stuff! I have heard about some horror stories of some instructors overlooking important driving techniques just because it wasn't part of the test! Or even teaching bad habits and having their client constantly failing because they weren't taught the right way, and ultimately having to change instructors!
You really helped me relax and overcome my fear of being a bad driver as I knew you would make sure I knew everything I need to know plus more, and instilled confidence that you would not just send me off to the test just knowing "what I needed to" to pass the test. I think it is important to be fully prepared as once we are on the road on our own, we really need to be prepared for all situations, and this was a huge fear for me, driving on my own and not knowing what do! But you always put me at ease and I am glad you worked with until I got it 'right'!.
I had to relocate to the Western Suburbs just prior to me taking the test which meant I needed to organise a new instructor to take me for the test, and I booked a lesson in just make sure I had everything fully prepared prior to the test and she actually commented on what a great instructor I had previously as there was nothing she could pick up on to improve! This comment was made a couple of times, and she even said when she got clients from other instructors she usually had to fix certain areas, but could fault nothing with me and credited my previous instructor. Also when I did go for my test, I not only passed, but almost got a mark of 100%, the only point I lost was for not waiting 5 secs to pull out of the kerb for a 3 point turn - a nerve thing more than anything else!
On top of all of this, you are an amazing woman and really enjoyed my driving lessons as you are so easy to get along with and always up for a good chat! I really miss our lessons as I felt you became a friend as well, so will drive over for a cuppa to show off my new car and driving skills and yes Belgica, observation! haha I love even after I have passed my test and when I speak to you, you are still reinforcing the importance of being safe on the road!
All the best for a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year, I hope all your clients have the same gratitude towards you I do, as sincerely, I really doubt I could have gotten my license without you!
Lots of love!
PS You really are the best and I really do feel it was meant to be to have you as my instructor! Thanks for all your support and love outside of the driving! I will definitely keep in touch xx"
"Our son Shane has been tutored by Belgica for the last few months.
Belgica was always punctual for lessons and always kept us, the parents up to date with our sons progress.
I would recommend Belgica to anyone seeking a driving school; she comes highly recommended as our son obtained his licence first time around".
William & Karen Taylor
"Dear Belgica! I just wanted to thank You deeply once again for all your passion and patience that you were using while teaching me! Before meeting You I thought that I could drive good enough. But first lesson with You showed me how wrong I was. Now I understand that a real professional driver means first of all the safe driver! This is actually what You are doing - NOT giving to people just the driving skill, BUT trying to create the safe drivers! “
I know that probably I wasn't the easy learner with endless repeating of all my mistakes. I know it is always much harder to change the bad habit than to create a new one. And I think You were not believing I could DO the test at first attempt! But we did it! I hope You could be proud if you were in the car during the test! I think that I did not miss any *blind spot*!!! All your priceless knowledge and experience that You shared with me - are treasured in my mind. And I know that from now on it's always inside me! Thank You again! Best of luck for You and your family. Sincerely, Natalia. " I think that will be a good form. I just changed a bit my previous message and added couple new things. Many thanks and glad to meet again,
I recently obtained my licence first attempt. This was primarily because Belgica Henry is an excellent , patient, positive and knowledgeable driving instructor. Belgica instilled in me both confidence and important driving skills. I am extremely fortunate that I chose Belgica as my driving instructor, and would sincerely recommend Belgica to anyone who wants to obtain their licence.
Thank you Belgica.
This is Peruz Cigercioglu. I have known Belgica for almost four years now. She helped my oldest son, my younger daughter and now this year my younger son and three other members of my family to get their license. She’s always keen to teach the right way with her own driving experience till they are ready for their driving test. She’s always on time and is an affordable price for anyone I can and always recommend her to any friend or family without any doubts.
Thank you Belgica
Belgica's my one and only driving instructor. I got my full license because of her superb teaching skills. Her techniques in driving are very logical and her explanations on how the rules work make perfectly sense. I would definitely recommend Belgica to anyone who's trying to get their licenses. Not only that, she's fun to be with. Driving with her made the lessons comfortable. Thank you so much Belgica.
:) Jo Alcantara
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