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What Our Clients Say

Afifa Azimy was a pleasure to be taught by. She's calm and collected and allows you to dull your nerves! She has a great way of making sure all driving laws and techniques are drilled into you by the time she is done with teaching you!

- Mahnaz Bokan

Afifa you are an excellent instructor!! Flexible and extremely patient. You not only helped me pass my test first go, you helped me gain the self confidence required in been a safe driver on the road. I recommend you to all new drivers.

- Tara

Adam you gave me the skills to not only drive but to be safe on the road. I wouldn't have passed without your help. Thanks

- Jordan Brown

Highly recommended with great results you won't be disappointed. 100% guaranteed to pass your exam. Thanks to Embark Driving School I am driving now so happy.

- Jane Wahab

Thank you Afifa, I am able to get it in the first go because of your expert training skills that you gained over the years. You are one of a kind trainer.

- Keerthi Kiran

Thank u my darling for being so patient and so friendly.. U r the best .. I will recommend your name to my friends as well..

- Manjinder Virdi

I would like to thank Afifa Azimy for her guidance. Afifa is a wonderful driving instructor who will prepare you and make you a confident driver not just for your driving test but for the rest of your life. She is friendly and always explains the rules and instructions in a simple and practical manner. She will make you feel comfortable whether you are a beginner or someone who is getting back behind the wheel after a break. Afifa, wishing you the very best & thank you once again!

- Apeksha Sayani

We can never be sure of the quality of instructions imparted by a driving school so when searching the internet for a driving school, I had only 2 things in mind for selecting one:

 

1. Reasonable rates and

2. Presence in my suburb 

 

Embark Driving School met these criteria and I signed up with them. My instructor, Afifa, was just the kind of instructor I needed to learn this important life skill; patient, detail oriented and one who was equally passionate about the end result - getting the license!

 

All the manoeuvres were practised numerous times covering all driving conditions unique to its location - residential areas, commercial areas, motorways and shopping centres. 

 

I got my license at my very first attempt! Thanks Afifa

- sunny Thomas

My experience With Afifa was awesome, very informative and knowledgeable, which helped me become a confident driver and know how to handle all situations! Very reliable and an over-all enjoyable experience learning how to drive!

- Nina

Afifa is an amazing instructor, perfect for someone who wants to build their confidence around driving. She is patient and will make sure you get the basics right. She will develop your driving into lifelong skills rather than just for your test. 
She is also a lovely person with a great sense of humor. 

- Pallavi

Afifa did the impossible, which was to teach me how to drive. Apparently, I had traumatic experience attempting to learn how to drive as a teenager that I decided to take public transportation all these years. I don't know how I managed to get my license on the first attempt after a few lessons with Afifa. All credit goes to Afifa, who taught me how to drive safely on road.

Afifa is a very kind instructor who's main purpose is to get you to believe in your potential to be a successful driver. She's been an instructor for a long time with plenty of experience, teaching people of all ages. She devotes 100% of her attention towards teaching you how to be a safe driver and focuses on helping to improve any weaknesses that you may have while driving.

Every minute of every lesson with Afifa was amazing for me and I am so grateful to have had her as my instructor. I passed the driving test on my first attempt. Thanks a lot Afifa.

- Archana Channappa

Afifa has an in-depth knowledge of all road rules, and will make sure that you know exactly what you're meant to be doing in any given situation. She is both warm and honest as an instructor, and will help you nail out any bad driving habits you may have picked up, so that you are absolutely ready and confident for the P's Test. She was more than willing to give me advice and answer any questions I had, even after my lessons with her had finished. I passed my P's test first time because of her instruction, and I would fully recommend Afifa as a driving instructor for any learner.

- Tom

I would love to thank Afifa for teaching and supporting me through my learning journey. She was so helpful and calming when I was nervous. She's so friendly which made me comfortable driving. She prepared me well for my red Ps test as well as being a safe driver on the road. Thank you again Afifa!

- Cat

Thanks Afifa for helping me learn how to drive. You were a great help and without you i wouldn't have been able to pass my test. Taught me patiently even though i was probably really hard to deal with. For anyone else that is only just starting out to drive, i highly recommend this little bundle of joy of an instructor. Thank you

- Waising Wu

Afifa was very calm which was necessary for a first time driver in Australia like me. Although I would take driving lessons with her only on weekends, I saw my progress week by week because she explained the road rules very well. I was able to get my license in one take because she was very attentive to my driving and explained to me my mistakes as we go along. She not only taught me how to drive but most importantly how to react and make a decision to become a safe driver on the road. She knew when to boost my confidence and when it was time time to take the exam, I knew i would pass because Afifa trained me well. I’m very thankful to Afifa and I highly recommend her to other learner drivers!

- Jenina Bautista

I have been driving for years overseas, thus it was difficult adjusting to Australian driving conditions. Afifa helped me break and correct my bad driving habits, and fine tune my driving skills. She was very direct and firm with the lessons, which prepared me very well and pass the driving exam in the first take. She earned my trust and respect. Thank you!

- Dida Cristobal

Afifa has been an amazing driving instructor, capable of teaching drivers with a little more confidence, and ones who are fresh on the roads. I started my lessons with Afifa when driving was still new to me. With her skill and method of teaching, it was perfect. She gradually builds your confidence, and does not waste a second to correct and empower your understanding of driving, road rules and more importantly, road safety. After only a few lessons, I was ready to confidently drive with even my parents. However, if you are already a slightly experienced driver, possibly preparing for your Provisional 1 driving test, Afifa is extremely familiar with the neighbouring roads. She is highly knowledgeable with regards to the requirements of the exam and the possible routes that may be taken in the exam. Through lessons of confidence building and efficient learning, she is able to help you successfully pass. Thanks to the lessons I had with her, I was able to pass the exam with flying colours. I had first heard of Afifa from a few of my friends, because they all had her as an instructor. From then, I have been proactively recommending her to a few of my other friends as well. If anyone were to ask me for a driving instructor, I would undoubtedly recommend Afifa.

- Loren Phung

For me Adam was a really great instructor. Personally he helped me out a lot and it was really great getting to meet him. In all honesty driving with him was like learning to drive beside your family. I really appreciate the time and opportunity he provided me with.

- Rishav

Dear Afifa

Having succeeded in getting my license approved for another two years I will try to put into words the ways in which you helped me achieve that.

GREETING Your greeting was warm and friendly and put me in the best frame of mind to proceed confidently with the test that I was required to have

FRIENDLINESS Your friendliness served to boost my confidence to the extent that I could now calmly look forward to demonstrating my ability

COURTESY During our instructive journey your courtesy and advice was helpful and meaningful giving reasons here and there where necessary.

KNOWLEDGE Where advice needed to be given it was given with courtesy and authority, always giving reasons.

ROAD RULES Road rules were clearly stated and reasons given for their importance based obviously on thorough training and personal experience.

ATTITUDE The right approach to driving was emphasised and clearly explained. The need to be at all times alert and aware of what was going on around me was emphasised with the warning that difficult and unexpected adverse situations could suddenly occur, I should at all times be ready to cope with them safely

I hope this can be of some use to you,

Regards,
Lindsay Mcintosh

 

- Lindsay Mcintosh

Afifa is a great instructor. She does not only share her techniques to prepare her students to pass the driving exam but more importantly to prepare them to be more well-equipped drivers. I passed the exam on the first go. I recommend her highly.

- Jomar Bautista

Afifa was very calm which was necessary for a first time driver in Australia like me. Although I would take driving lessons with her only on weekends, I saw my progress week by week because she explained the road rules very well. I was able to get my license in one take because she was very attentive to my driving and explained to me my mistakes as we go along. She not only taught me how to drive but most importantly how to react and make a decision to become a safe driver on the road. She knew when to boost my confidence and when it was time time to take the exam, I knew i would pass because Afifa trained me well.
I’m very thankful to Afifa and I highly recommend her to other learner drivers!

- Jenina Bautista

I’m a first time driver and it has been three (3) months since I got my license. I passed on my first try (as Afifa confidently believed that I would) and this would not have been possible without her guidance. Afifa is a strict instructor who puts safety above all else. She patiently and repeatedly instilled in me, habits that would make me a safe driver which I appreciate more right now especially when I’m in new and unfamiliar roads. I highly recommend Afifa to be your instructor. She’s tough but fair, and we definitely need more of her style of teaching.

- Carlo Cruz

As an overseas driver, I had been driving for the last 14 years in my own country. I had booked my driving test and was pretty confident thinking that my driving was impeccable. But just to be sure and that I covered all bases I engaged the services of embark driving school. Only after I took my first class with my instructor Afifa, i realized that I knew so little about proper traffic rules and road safety.  She taught about all the little aspects of proper driving and gave me tips about what the examiner looks for while conducting the license test. My Instructor made me practice and practice till I was confident about my test. My Instructor gave me proper notes and little key words to keep in mind while driving which not only has made me a better driver today but also made me pass the test at the first attempt. The things I learnt from her got me 6 bonus points and I passed the test with a total of 108 points. I recommend this to all the people who are first time drivers so that you include all the good habits for your road safety and of other. I give embark 5 out of 5 for helping me in this journey. Thanks.

- Hersh

Having Afifa as my driving instructor was an amazing experience. Despite being near the end of my learner experience, she was capable of teaching me important skills and how to polish off those I had already developed. Without her input, I doubt I could've passed the practical test as well as I did. She taught me skills not for the test, but for life. I consider myself a safer driver because of her. She's fun and creates a calmer, less stressful environment when in the car with her.

- Cameron Zirn

I highly recommend Embark driving school, particularly Afifa. I managed to pass my P1 licence on the first go thanks to her!! She is an exceptionally good instructor; due to her patience and calmness while teaching as well as her knowledge about cars and safe driving.

I definitely recommend Afifa as a driving instructor as she supported and helped me become a better and safer driver, not only for the test but for the rest of my driving life.

- Aatiqah Martin