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Testimonials from some of my past pupils

It has been an excellent experience learning to drive with Karina. She is very patient and accommodating, ensuring that all stages of the driving experience are to a high standard before test. Karina is an extremely generous and helpful person and I would happily recommend her for driving lessons.

Emma DaviesEmma Davies
I have thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with Karina! I could not recommend her more! 5 * experience! The learning process is personally tailored, well-planned, and fabulously organised. I enjoyed using the LDC workbook to prepare ahead of lessons, to keep a record of lesson objectives and achievements alongside the practical driving lessons. Using the book in tandem with my lessons was certainly helpful to ensure my progression. Karina was an absolutely fabulous instructor! I cannot thank her enough for equipping me with a safe and confident driving ability. We had many laughs along the way and I shall miss our lessons.

Kara HartshornKara Hartshorn
Karina is an amazing driving instructor. She really helped build my confidence when driving, when I struggled in certain areas she would clearly explain the issue and effectively help resolve the problem, constantly remaining calm, patient and supportive. She is very punctual, arriving early most lessons! and doesn't mind running a few minutes over to explain something to you. It is clear She is passionate about what she does and this shines through in her lessons.

Karina cares greatly for your well being and safety, her lessons have helped develop the skills to drive safely every time I'm in the car. I found the LDC workbook very useful, before driving I had little knowledge of driving or how the car works, but this book clearly explained everything and made learning to drive that bit easier. It explains things in a clear, simple way and has quizzes to help you understand. It also included "show me, tell me" questions which could be asked in the test and also highlights what the examiners are looking for on the test.

In addition it gives a clear structure on what things need to be learned or improved on using a tick system with a progress chart. Seeing the ticks as I made progress really helped boost my moral and visualise how much I had achieved.

Laura SimsLaura Sims
1st time pass
Karina has been an excellent driving instructor and has really made me feel confident in my driving. She explains everything thoroughly and makes everything easy to understand and follow. I have found that the LDC workbook has allowed me to gain an even better understanding of certain topics and allows me to continue improving my practical and theory skills outside of the car. When revising for my theory test, I also found that the online resources were a big help and I would say played a large part in me passing first time! Overall, I have found that my LDC experience has been very positive and would strongly recommend Karina to anyone who is looking to start learning to drive. Thank you Karina for helping me pass my practical test first time!!!

Hannah KhanHannah Khan
1st time pass
I went with Karina after having another instructor and can't thank her enough for being as accommodating as she has. She understood that I became quite anxious in some situations but went through things calmly and carefully; especially when I struggled with certain areas. She has also helped me achieve the deadlines I required for passing my test, so again, she is extremely accommodating and understanding. I would recommend her to everyone and anyone wanting to learn to drive. She makes driving lessons enjoyable, rather than daunting - so this made me even more keen to be out on the roads. With Karina's enthusiasm, the LDC workbook and hard work from the both of us, I have become a safe, happy driver and passed 1st time!!! Thank you so much Karina!

Madeleine GrantMadeleine Grant
1st time pass
I have loved learning to drive with Karina. It's been a really fun experience and I would happily recommend to everyone.

Zara DaintyZara Dainty
1st time pass
All resources provided were excellent, very clear and easy to use. Karina is an incredibly patient and excellent instructor. She made me feel very comfortable in the car and was always willing to explain anything further if I had any questions. I have and would recommend to anyone.

Lauren GlennonLauren Glennon
Karina is an amazing instructor, I only wish I had found her sooner! Previously I had been learning with many different instructors and was a very nervous driver with little confidence - I was starting to think that driving wasn't for me. Karina has been patient, reassuring and helped me with my confidence so much. She coaches and helps you to be aware of everything which makes you feel safe and in control when on the road. Before Karina, I would dread lessons, but now I enjoy them! With Karina, no question is silly. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn to drive, she really is the best instructor ever. Also the workbook is super useful at explaining things and helps get you prepared for the lessons.

Parents view
My daughter did the semi-intensive course with Karina whilst she was home over the Christmas holiday period. Karina was really helpful giving hints and tips for us to do with our daughter before the course started. We were due to start the course in October however my daughter couldn't get home so Karina was very adaptable and changed it to December. She is very thorough and makes sure you are at ease and what I personally liked is she taught my daughter to drive not just get through the test which is important moving forward.

Laura Wilbraham Laura Wilbraham
I have just passed my test with Karina! I came to Karina after failing my first test attempt earlier this year. I was a bag of nerves but Karina helped me to feel comfortable and confident in my own skills as a driver. Karina is so lovely and has a wonderful way of explaining things so that they just make so much sense! Communications were always great, Karina was always on time and her car was always spotless. Thank you so much for all of your help and wise words which I will carry with me into the big wide world :) Highly recommended!

Emma HingsEmma Hings
I can not recommend Karina enough!! She is an amazing instructor. Karina is calm and understanding, she is always on time and will even run over lesson time to help you. Karina has taught me how to be a safe driver and how to react when something doesn’t quite go to plan. She explains things very clearly and even uses pictures to help me understand. Karina makes lessons fun and interesting, I will really miss having lessons every week :( massive thank you Karina for helping me to pass my test, I couldn’t have done it with out you!

Katie WigmoreKatie Wigmore
1st time pass with Zero faults
How could I have asked for anyone better? Karina was so understanding of my personal needs. I'm more of a visual learner, so Karina worked with this, discussing things and using pictures and diagrams to help. It was so nice to get into the car and feel comfortable, safe, listened to and we even had quite a few laughs!!! I've enjoyed every second learning to drive with Karina, she is such a lovely woman. I would honestly recommend her to everyone. The icing on the cake was a first time pass with 0 faults!!!

Chloe WinsorChloe Winsor
I did it!!!!
LDC have been great. I used them at home, then transferred across to Karina when I came to Loughborough. Thank you so much.

Emma HicksonEmma Hickson
1st time pass
Karina was excellent, she really helped to boost my confidence with driving. She was very patient and explained concepts well. She is very professional and punctual, always arriving early for lessons. She is flexible and accommodating. She really takes the time to provide constructive feedback throughout the lesson to help you to make progress. The LDC workbook really helped to consolidate what we had covered in each lesson. Karina has made me feel confident and prepared for independent driving and I would definitely recommend her and the LDC system. I'm so happy to have achieved a first time pass!

Freedom is yours!
Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value I will start by saying what a lovely Lady Karina is, She understood right from the start that I learn a bit slower than others and have personal issues going on, and she took the time to listen to me, explain things if I needed more explanation and she really put me at ease, the majority of the time, it did not feel like a lesson, it felt more like a general drive with a friend, I passed my test today and without Karina's help and patience I would not be where I am now, she is very understanding, and I never felt pressured in any of my lessons, if something wasn't going right, we then spent the next lesson working on that until I understood, with LDC Karina explained that there is a workbook and DVD to go with the lessons and in my opinion these are a must have,

Due to Covid I had gone almost a year without any lessons, but as soon as I was back in the car with Karina again all my fears went away, as she makes you feel safe and comfortable, the main thing I want to stress is that Karina goes at your pace rather than hers, if you need an extra few lessons on a certain subject, she will help you just on that subject until you feel comfortable to move on, I would definitely recommend her and as an added bonus, her car is lovely to drive :D Final words - A Big big thank you to Karina, I wouldn't be the driver I am today without all of your help and understanding, Thank you

Megan GilliesMegan Gillies
Zero faults
Karina has been a fantastic instructor. My previous instructor left me as a nervous driver, but Karina has helped me to build up my skills and confidence - I passed my driving test with zero faults! She teaches not only how to have a successful test but to have life long, safe driving skills. I would wholeheartedly recommend Karina to anyone who wants to learn to drive.!

Lizzie Lizzie
1st time pass
Karina is an amazing instructor. She has not only helped me with driving but also my overall confidence. Karina always explained things clearly and made sure I felt safe whilst driving. Instead of giving me direct instructions, she asked me questions about what was going on around me helping me to understand why I needed to react to a situation in a certain way and encouraged me to think for myself. Karina has always been on time for my lessons, if not early! and spends time at the end of each lesson making sure I've understood everything. I've already recommended Karina to my friends!

The LDC workbook helped me to consolidate my lessons and allowed me to see my progress which I found very useful. The LDC Theory Test preparation resources were great and really helped me to prepare, especially the many Hazard Perception videos. I'm so happy to have passed 1st time which I couldn't have done without Karina.

Esmae BadcockEsmae Badcock
1st time pass
Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value Karina has been brilliant - I only wish I had started learning to drive with her, rather then my previous instructor. Within just two lessons I had gone from fearing and dreading getting into the car, to looking forward to it and wishing the lesson could not end. She is calm, explains things clearly and with each instruction she gives the reason why she is asking me to do that and the impact it has on other drivers. With each lesson her communication has been faultless, no time is wasted with chitter chatter that, I found with my previous instructor, distracted me. Every single lesson she has been minimum 10 minutes early and, with my consent, she is happy to run slightly over, ensuring what we had planned to cover in the lesson has been covered and making sure that I feel comfortable and happy with the skills taught, always encouraging me to ask questions if I feel the slightest uncertainty, which she answered every time succinctly and thoroughly. She took the initiative to find me a test date and book it for me before I went to Uni and she the pre booked lessons in the proceeding week so I had a lot of opportunity to practice and I felt test ready. After having lessons with Karina for a short period of time, I passed my test first time and I feel confident to drive safely on the road. I would definitely recommend Karina to anyone looking for a driving instructor - I wish I had found her sooner!

Naomi RobinsonNaomi Robinson
1st time pass
I was recommended Karina as a driving instructor by a friend after I was given an emergency driving test at short notice. Karina went out of her way to accommodate me and make sure that I was ready in time for my test, which resulted in me passing first time. I couldn't be happier, Karina really helped build my confidence and make me a better driver, and the LDC workbook really helped cement everything in my mind. I definitely recommend Karina to anyone learning to drive.

Georgia SalmonGeorgia Salmon
1st time pass
Karina is hands down, the nicest lady I have ever met. She has made learning to drive an enjoyable experience and helped me to overcome my nerves which has resulted in a first time pass! I had zero faith in my ability to drive and if it wasn't for Karina knowing how to build my confidence and calm my nerves I would never have passed! I also used the LDC workbook alongside my lessons. I would, without doubt, recommend Karina to anyone who wants to learn to drive.

James Wigmore James Wigmore
1st time pass!
Karina Foster has been an exemplary driving instructor willing and capable to answer theory and practical questions in regards to driving. Where necessary she has been flexible and accommodating with booking lesson times as well as the substance of the lesson to cater to the requirements. This enabled me to express my opinions on what I wanted to learn and have control of my studies. She ensured I felt comfortable and safe before I attempted a new task and would change/adapt a lesson if I felt uncomfortable. The LDC website that provided quizzes and hazard perception enabled me to study and practice the questions which Karina used to help improve the lesson. The LDC workbook gave me a clear structure and progress tick box which highlighted areas where I need to develop and improve. It really improved my moral when seeing the ticks of what I had achieved. The information was informative and was useful to use in conjunction with the LDC website. Karina's time keeping was always punctual or early and after the lesson ample time was given to debrief the lesson. I can highly recommend Karina as a driving instructor.

Jessica Van DammeJessica Van Damme
I did it!
Karina was great in helping to build my confidence around driving. She has helped to overcome my fears and I now feel confident to drive on my own! Very highly recommend!!

I did it!
Thomas passed his test with 2 minors. He used the LDC workbook alongside his lessons.

1st time pass!
Karina is a great instructor. After having several different instructors, I can honestly say that she is the best! She has constantly encouraged me and made me believe in myself. She always listens and has made me feel at ease for the whole experience. I can't recommend Karina enough! The LDC workbook has also helped as it has meant that I can see where I am at with my driving and what I have covered.

Ming-Feng YangMing-Feng Yang
I did it!
Karina is absolutely a brilliant instructor, she's always super punctual and her constructive explanation and analysis made lessons goes amazingly well for me to understand how to react properly in different situations. Her lessons not only taught me how to pass the driving test but more importantly how to drive safely every time when we're in the car. I'm sure these lessons would help me keep away from accidents in my future driving.

Georgia Bedford Georgia Bedford
1st time pass!!!
1st time pass. Karina is an excellent teacher. Would highly recommend.

1st time pass!!!
Used Karina Foster as a driving instructor and passed first time within 3 months. She's incredibly patient and will go out of her way to help you out. Would recommend to anyone!

Paige WesleyPaige Wesley
1st time pass!!!
I recently completed a week intensive driving course with Karina and passed first time. I throughly enjoyed the lessons with her and she made me feel extremely relaxed and comfortable in the car. At the start of the week I had little confidence in myself and driving but by the end of the week I had gained so much confidence and was able to drive independently. Karina was very understanding when I struggled to grasp some areas of driving and happily went through these again using different techniques in order to ensure I was confident before moving onto the next topic. Karina definitely had more faith in me than I had in myself and I am so happy that I chose her as my instructor. I found the LDC system and workbook really useful. Before I started driving I had very little knowledge of how to drive but this book made learning to drive that bit easier. It explained things in a basic way and even had mini tests to ensure you understood what you had just read. I especially found the book useful for test preparation. The book contains the questions and answers for the ‘Show me tell me’ questions and even shows you what examiners are looking for when you are on test. I would honestly recommend the LDC system when learning to drive and moreover I would definitely recommend Karina.

Lenna ArmsteadLenna Armstead
1st time pass!
Working through the LDC workbook was very helpful before my lessons. Karina was very patient and took the time to teach me the correct way to do things. If I had any problems I could be honest without any hesitation. I have enjoyed learning with Karina and felt comfortable. Everything I did, I did at my own pace.

Rowan Warner-LeicesterRowan Warner-Leicester
1st time pass!!!
Karina is a fantastic driving instructor. I had a previous instructor, but I was a really nervous driver and decided try someone new. Since switching to Karina, I never felt nervous in the car! She was always reassuring and positive which made me feel at ease completely. The LDC system is a great system which not only prepares you for your test, I felt like it prepares you for driving in real life too. I would highly recommend Karina to anyone.

Amy GalvinAmy Galvin
1st time pass!!!
I learnt to drive with Karina, I found the whole experience helpful and resulted in a 1st time pass. The workbook helped to gain experience in preparation for my lessons. Overall I would highly recommend LDC with Karina for amazing results.

Alicia O'Neill Alicia O'Neill
And breathe!!!
Karina has been an absolute gem of an instructor, extremely approachable, friendly, professional and made each lesson enjoyable with many laughs! I had zero confidence in my ability to drive and if it wasn't for Karina's charisma, I would never have passed. The LDC system made learning much more easy, in a manageable bite sized approach and gave me control in my learning with areas where I wanted to focus my time. I would recommend LDC and Karina as a Dream team, because if anyone could help an "Old Bird" like me pass a test, this was it.

Lauren Clayton Lauren Clayton
1st time pass!
My instructor Karina was brilliant and really helped prepare me for my test. The LDC system and workbook also really helped to increase my knowledge. Thank you!

Christopher Stephenson Christopher Stephenson
Passed 1st time
I have been learning to drive with Karina for about 4 months. From the get-go Karina has settled my nerves and made me feel comfortable in the car. This has allowed me to progress quickly under her guidance. I would strongly recommend all new learner drivers to book in, as Karina has been a fantastic instructor. The LD system has been a great help. As a visual learner, the use of the workbook and videos have been instrumental in my progress.

Jane Kyprianou Jane Kyprianou
I did it!
Karina is an amazing instructor who is very flexible with her lesson times and always makes you feel comfortable in the car. I had previously had some driving lessons with another instructor, a long time ago and was quite nervous about my driving ability, however, Karina helped to build my confidence greatly to the point that I was test ready (which I didn't think would happen for a long time!) I am extremely pleased with my driving experience and cannot thank Karina enough for all her help.

Jake WarnerJake Warner
No more buses!!!
The LDC workbook was easy to use, helped a lot, especially revising the show me/tell me questions and was worth the money. Karina was very easy to get on with, a good teacher and easy to learn from. She always arrived on time for my lessons and always happy and calm. Thank you!

Bryony Bedford Bryony Bedford
1st time pass!!!
Thanks so much for helping me to pass 1st time! I found the whole LDC concept of learning to drive brilliant, especially the workbook which really helps you to make progress much quicker. The DVD's are great too if you want a visual demonstration as well. Thank you again!

Klaudia KotowskaKlaudia Kotowska
I did it!
Having used services of other driving schools in the past, I was very pleased with a variety of methods and support LDC offer to ensure a successful learning experience. I have used online video's, lessons, as well as the workbook to prepare for the test and refresh my memory. At every stage of my learning, I felt that Karina knew what were my strengths and weaknesses and knew how to guide me to give me confidence and make me a safe road user. I feel that all the materials and resources provided by LDC are really helpful and efficient at preparing a learner for the tests,as well as for the future experiences on the road. I am going to recommend LDC as well as Karina to anyone in need of driving lessons.

Chloe Williams Chloe Williams
Passed 1st time
Karina was an absolute STAR and contributed so much to my learning. She was always on time for lessons, is great encouragement and gives constructive feedback really well. There is no need to be nervous with Karina in the car, she is one of the sweetest personalities out there! She is very understanding and her analysis of her students needs are spot on, which always filled me with GREAT confidence. Thank you Karina for everything, will miss our lessons but I'll see you out on the road!

Charles ParkinsCharles Parkins
I did it!
I couldn't fault either my instructor or the LDC system. I chose to go for an intensive course after struggling to get regular lessons near work and found Karina. She not only helped me to feel more comfortable and confident with driving but has also helped me to enjoy driving again. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Karina to other learners along with the LDC system.

Holly Kitson-Rowntree Holly Kitson-Rowntree
I am extremely pleased with my driving experience and have had the best help possible. Would recommend greatly.

Sam Springthorpe Sam Springthorpe
Passed 1st time
First off let me say a big thank you to Karina. She was always so supportive and kept moving me forwards. Her teaching style works so well with the LDC system it was like the system was designed for her. In some ways it is. The LDC system rewards students who learn outside of lessons and allows the instructor to focus on applying the material found in the comprehensive LDC book. This makes lessons less about theorising and more about actually doing! The LDC website was consistently updated with lesson times and I was always only a phone call or an email away from Karina. There is no need to use anything but the LDC site for your theory, forget the other DVD'S and books. LDC emulates the real test with stunning accuracy and is constantly updated.

I went from student to driver in a mere 20 hours. Had I not been with Karina and the LDC system I don't think this would have been achievable.  Thank you!

Sagar ModySagar Mody
International Licence to British Licence
Karina is an excellent instructor. I had the feeling I would pass the test after the very first day of driving with her. Being an experienced driver, toning things back is always tricky but with Karina's guidance it took only a few lessons to pass! It was a great experience and I will always recommend Karina as a driving instructor. Thank you.

Vicky Woodhouse Vicky Woodhouse
So happy!
The book was very helpful as even when I wasn't physically driving I could re-cap what I had done. Karina has made me feel so much more confident and taught me better than I could have hoped for! Passing my test has felt so much easier with Karina and I'll always be so grateful for the confidence boost her teaching and reassurance has given me.

Michelle Winfield Michelle Winfield
Automatic to Manual
Karina is an excellent instructor who explains everything fully and in simple terms if required. I would recommend her to anyone needing lessons as she is calm and gets the pupil to find the answers rather than telling them everything so they can gain a better understanding of driving.

From a parents view
Prior to my son starting an intensive course, Karina spent time with us, talking through the LDC system and explaining how the intensive course worked. She was very accommodating with dates and times and understanding of the difficulties with my sons shift patterns. From the very first lesson with Karina, my sons confidence grew and he began to enjoy learning to drive again. She took the time to understand what worked best for Charlie (my son) and this resulted in him passing in a short time and is now a confident driver. Charlie worked his way through the workbook and enjoyed this style of learning. I would definitely recommend both Karina and the LDC method to anyone who is serious about learning in a very competent way, but enjoying the experience also.

Chloe LedgerChloe Ledger
I can't believe it!
Karina is an absolutely wonderful instructor. Never have I felt so encouraged, even during times when I kept messing up. She always made sure that I knew what I was doing and helped solve any problems I had. Each lesson was fun and I constantly felt supported. With her support, I now feel I'll be able to become a competent and safe driver; she has left me with skills I'll use for a lifetime and for that I will forever be grateful. LDC System - books and videos are very helpful and informative. The explanations were well structured and the quizzes at the end of each section were helpful in consolidating knowledge and identifying weak points.

Abigail WilsonAbigail Wilson
I did it!
As an instructor, Karina has been extremely patient and has made me feel confident in my driving. Karina has always been punctual, bringing enthusiasm and motivation to every lesson and always made me feel at ease with her calm attitude. The LDC system had excellent online resources to prepare me for my theory and a workbook which allowed me to feel more in control of my learning. I can confidently recommend Karina and the LD system to anyone.

Dania TapiaDania Tapia
Passed 1st Time
My coach, Karina, was the exact type of coach I needed. She worked in a client-centred way by listening to me, finding out how I learn best, the things that were getting in the way of my progress and how she could help me. She was always on time, with a big smile on her face and with a motivation that was contagious. Her skills as a coach plus the LD system methodology of teaching helped me to pass my practical test on the first try. The workbook and videos specially were key aids to my learning, making it simple, clear and entertaining to process information.

George KartaGeorge Karta
Passed 1st time
Karina is an excellent instructor who is able to easily make you feel comfortable driving and explain any topic or answer any question. I was impressed by her punctuality and her always positive and calm attitude. The Student-Centered LDC system made me feel in control of my own learning and progress, which was reinforced with progress reviews every lesson. I can easily and confidently recommend the LDC system and Karina to anyone!

Terry NihillTerry Nihill
Got my confidence back
Terry has been driving for 40+ years and spent the last 35 years living overseas, driving an automatic. Arriving back in the UK he wanted to refresh his driving on the left hand side of the road, get to grips with driving a modern manual vehicle and have a better understanding of lane discipline around busy complex roundabouts. After 5 X 1 hour lessons, this is what he had to say: Karina is professional in every sense of the word with an extremely pleasant and polite manner. From the first to last session I felt completely at ease with her and she always displayed a willingness to listen to any concerns that I needed to address. She also possesses an excellent knowledge of the technical aspects of the vehicle operation. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone. This, for me, has been a real pleasure. The LD system and Driving Skills workbook are also excellent.