Reviews

  • Saketh Dhulipalla
    Saketh Dhulipalla
    23:55 01 Oct 19
    Anna is a great instructor! I’m having a great time here. She is also really good for driving lessons too!
    Manju Vipin
    Manju Vipin
    20:44 30 Aug 19
    Anna is extremely patient, calm and brings in positive energy during the driving lessons. She has a passion for teaching and I am glad I decided to bring my daughter here . I Would highly recommend her to all.
    Mackenzie Shannon
    Mackenzie Shannon
    19:24 28 Aug 19
    Anna is a great instructor. She’s very calm, kind and respectful! I would recommend people to this location.
    Elizabeth Brue
    Elizabeth Brue
    04:11 21 Aug 19
    The classes teach knowledge that some or most drivers forgot about or never knew about driving. Teens are learning specific information and techniques on driving so when they become experienced drivers they can be safe role models for others on the road.
    Alejandra Whitney
    Alejandra Whitney
    19:57 19 Aug 19
    We have a good driving instructor. Learning a lot. Instructor is a little politically incorrect, but they try. Made class entertaining. Would recommend.
    Graciela Lagraba
    Graciela Lagraba
    19:08 19 Aug 19
    Defensive driving is amazing to learn how to safely drive around. There were so many situations introduced that I never would have thought of. Anna is so sweet and makes the class fun!
    Kaitlin McGarvey
    Kaitlin McGarvey
    05:23 24 Jul 19
    Heaton was an absolute delight to have in the car with me when I renewed my driving license. It has been two years since I had driven in the US, but she was patient, kind, and calm as she directed me during the driving test. I was never stressed or anxious with her. Her feedback at the end of the test was detailed, constructive, and helpful. Overall, I would highly recommend taking your test through Defensive Driving School in Bellevue. It was easy to make an appointment with them, all communication was clear, the emails were helpful, and on the day of the test the staff were incredibly friendly, which calms any nerves. Thanks for your help!
    Summer DeBoom
    Summer DeBoom
    19:09 09 Jul 19
    I had a lot of fun at this school; even if it was during the summer. We played game and watched a lot of videos that made us gasp. 😁Thank you Anna for allowing me to have fun and make friends at Defensive Driving School.
    Alexa Wirth
    Alexa Wirth
    00:26 01 Jun 18
    Anna is an amazing teacher we never leave her class without learning something new, playing games, having competitions and laughing.
    Ioana Dulan
    Ioana Dulan
    00:21 01 Jun 18
    Anna is a great instructor who makes the class very fun while still teaching all the information well. She’s very nice and always plays informative games with the class. We tried doing quizzing in pairs and it worked really well. Great teacher (deserves a raise)
    R
    R
    00:19 01 Jun 18
    The education is very thorough and they make sure no student gets left behind. Anna is a great instructor!
    Rodrigo Blaustein
    Rodrigo Blaustein
    04:51 03 May 18
    Anna is a fantastic teacher. She is very patient, relaxed and friendly, which made the driving lesson an exiting and enjoyable experience as opposed to stressful for a new driver. I would definitely recommend Defensive driving school for anybody learning to drive for the first time or trying to improve theirs skill.
    *ANA*
    *ANA*
    00:18 29 Mar 18
    ANNA IS AN AMAZING TEACHER!!! She teaches us everything we need to know. If you want to be a safe driver, come here! You will not regret it! ❤️❤️❤️
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  • ABOUT DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL

    Defensive Driving School today is the combination of traffic safety programs which has a long history in the Seattle area. In 2001 Defensive Driving School joined forces with Seattle Driving School, the area's pioneer driving school being established in 1945. In January of 2006, Kirshner Driving School, which was formed in 1949, became part of the Defensive Family. By combining the experience and attributes of each program, we've come up with a curriculum that is 2nd to none. Defensive Driving School has more collective years of experience than any school in Washington.
  • Cynthia Portis
    Cynthia Portis
    14:30 07 Oct 19
    My husband and I were pleased with the instruction our son received at Silverdale DDS. We appreciated being able to each do an observation ride along which allowed us to hear the feedback given to our son and follow-up outside of the class. Mitch is great and has a very engaging teaching style.
    Devon Balocco
    Devon Balocco
    23:44 08 Sep 19
    DDS of Factoria was an exceptionally positive experience! Highly recommend this location as Jim Freaney was a great classroom instructor and also very calm and helpful during the instructional drives, teaching proper maneuvers and rules of the road. Michelle and Kristal in customer service were also very helpful and quick to respond to questions and rescheduling needs. So appreciate the dedication of this team to provide proficiency to these new drivers on the road.
    Kyle Mattox
    Kyle Mattox
    23:30 30 Aug 19
    They let me teach stick, in a brand new Mazda. What more could I need??
    MDJ Beauty
    MDJ Beauty
    17:54 22 Aug 19
    The school did what they were supposed to do. I went along for a ride with my child's classroom instructor and he was kind, instructed well, and explained differences from what we learned to what they were teaching the teens today. My son said classes were boring, but every school is boring to the teens that we know. What I like is that he actually learned a lot and became more comfortable behind the wheel of the car. The rest is up to me.
    Chelsea McKitten
    Chelsea McKitten
    18:01 19 Aug 19
    Instructor was nice, teaching style wasn’t for me. The commentary driving was more distracting than helpful in my opinion. Some people might like it.
    Joanna Oster
    Joanna Oster
    18:21 09 Jul 19
    I really enjoy the driving lessons. As a beginner it was nice to get a different view of driving from a professional instead of just my parents 🙂
    Roger C
    Roger C
    19:32 05 Jun 19
    We never had a single issue with DDS. They were superb! Customer support from the Kirkland office was really good. Asked them lots of questions during the 6 weeks. Really helped us understand the process at DOL as well as what the driving school provides. All the instructors in the University District were very good. I rode two times during my grand daughter’s training. Impressed and learned some ways to to help in between scheduled drives. I have no hesitation with my 5 star rating.
    Cody C
    Cody C
    20:25 06 Apr 19
    I had a great experience taking a stick shift lesson with Kyle. Never driving stick before, Kyle was able to cover the basics and get me moving quicker than I expected. He was motivated to make sure I got the most out of my lesson, getting me out of the parking lot when I felt ready, and asking about any specific things I wanted to learn when on the road. Kyle is professional, knowledgeable, and supportive.
    Desiree Lane
    Desiree Lane
    03:16 24 May 18
    (Renton location) Elizabeth is a great teacher and is very nice and down to earth person, I’m learning a lot in her class! Would rate her 5/5 stars as a driver ed teacher and person!! She’s really good on drives and teaching the ways of the road! Gayan, I have done 3 drives with him and every time he has been on the phone talking with other people, and even made me wait 15 min so he could finish a call! Wouldn’t recommend him.
    Melissa Mulkey
    Melissa Mulkey
    00:49 17 May 18
    Renton Defensive is great we get workbooks to take home and Elizabeth is great!
    Andrew Wright
    Andrew Wright
    14:11 02 Mar 18
    Jimmy (the instructor in Lynnwood) has a calm disposition and when I went on a drive along with him I was amazed at his abilities. He keeps the dialogue comfortable in the car putting the student at ease, but not distracting. He was fully engaged in the instruction and was careful not to criticize. I liked how he repeated phrases of instruction ingraining them in the student's mind for future driving. These words quickly became habits that insure good driving. Even with more nerve wracking drives where my daughter was nervous before hand (the freeway drive) she returned home confident and encouraged feeling capable because that is what he instilled in her in the process. Jimmy is a true asset to the experience. He is exceptional! We will be back with our third child.
    Lori Jean Andrade
    Lori Jean Andrade
    18:29 15 Feb 18
    Referred by previous students. Close and convenient. Informative reminders. Michelle is amazing!!! Pleasant experience.
    Ronnie Netz
    Ronnie Netz
    23:25 12 Sep 17
    The classes were interesting and taught very well. The staff were very polite and easy to work with. Fey took me on my drives and did a good job of making me feel comfortable while also helping me be aware of my surroundings using commentary driving. Carol was my teacher and she did a great job teaching the class.
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  • Shawn Draco
    Shawn Draco
    22:01 20 Sep 19
    My teacher was Isaac Kim and he really made this class amazing. It was fun, and we also learned what we needed to at the same time. He's an awesome teacher, and I'm happy he helped me through this! 🙂
    Utsav Goswami
    Utsav Goswami
    01:35 19 Sep 19
    Took my driving skills test here today and passed on my first try! Mr.Kim was an amazing examiner and goes above and beyond by giving you a pep talk before the pre test! He gives clear directions and instructions during the test, and before you know it, you’ll be done!
    Tiffany Aske
    Tiffany Aske
    13:42 10 Sep 19
    We are happy to report that we have had an excellent experience from beginning to end with Defensive Driving School of Issaquah. This is our second child to work on the milestone of driving. We knew better this time to start our experience with a high quality program that would support us through the entire experience, even if our teen driver needed extra help. In this case, we did not end up needing the extra help, but every student is different. In our experience, not every local driving school is prepared to help students who do need extra support. This added support is not free, but it is worth every penny. During our recent experience, Mr. Kim provided engaging instruction, both in class and behind the wheel. Our young driver would come home with funny stories from class, indicating that Mr. Kim used language and instruction techniques that were memorable and related especially well to teens. As a parent, I was invited to sit in the back seat for every driving lesson. This allowed me to learn the lingo that the instructors use with the students, so I was better prepared to be a good teacher to my young driver during all of our practice drives. Mr. Kim is an outstanding instructor for both the teens and their parents. As far as supporting a child through milestones, I would rather go back to diapers than have to sit in the passenger seat during driving practice! The good news is that Defensive Driving School and their instructors help make the experience as pleasant as it can be. Highly recommend!
    Julia Kharchenko
    Julia Kharchenko
    05:47 08 Sep 19
    I took both the teen course and the driver's license test here. Mr. Kim was a great instructor throughout the course and throughout the exam, and always maintained a positive attitude. I was very comfortable during my drives with the school and learned many useful techniques that I will take with me on the roads; I am confident that I can drive safely on the roads thanks to this course.
    Cameron McCaw
    Cameron McCaw
    02:20 07 Sep 19
    My driving instructor Mr. Kim was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Extremely patient and understanding he really focused on making sure i understood everything, and taught me very well.
    Dianne Caras
    Dianne Caras
    20:47 30 Aug 19
    Defensive driving school really helped me learn all the rules of the road. Mr. Kim is super nice, funny, and makes learning fun. I was scared at first to take the class and drive but he made it very fun and easy. The whole month passed by in a flash. But now I am confident in driving then I was before. I highly recommend taking the class for this will help you in learning how to drive.
    Chris Leu
    Chris Leu
    23:50 17 Aug 19
    It's a great place to take your test. Mr. Kim is a great guy and an even better instructor. He is full of laughs!
    Hailey Warren
    Hailey Warren
    00:54 17 Aug 19
    Had a great time! Really fun instructor, they really want you to succeed here. Hailey Warren
    jasmine h
    jasmine h
    21:51 30 Jul 19
    Mr. Kim was the best instructor! His class was engaging, interesting, and really fun to be a part of. He made every day an easily comprehensible experience and he made the drives less stressful due to his enjoyable demeanor. I highly recommend Defensive Driving School!
    Vanessa Cusimano
    Vanessa Cusimano
    19:23 18 Jun 19
    Mr. Kim is patient and clear in his instruction. He communicates well with students and parents about skills to practice and next steps to take. The entire experience from driver's education through testing for license was positive. I highly recommend Defensive Driving School.
    Mahpara Khan
    Mahpara Khan
    23:52 24 May 19
    Mr. Issac Kim is an amazing instructor. He encouraged me through my thick and thin and pushed me to perfection. His caring attitude made things a lot easier, exactly what anyone would need in a new learning experience. I am glad I was a part of DDS. 👍👍👍
    Maya Menon
    Maya Menon
    02:45 13 Jun 18
    I had a great experience with Sir Kim Issac. He is a great instructor. I was very tensed and hesitant to drive on road. Sir Kim Issac taught me proper ways to drive and boosted my confidence too. Thank you sir for all your help.
    Jack Welsh
    Jack Welsh
    01:46 05 Jun 18
    Mr. Kim was an amazing teacher and he really helped me (and my parents) get over my fears about driving. The classes were enjoyable and I learned a lot from drives in particular. Highly recommended!
    gillybeeaann
    gillybeeaann
    00:20 27 May 18
    Isaac was a wonderful teacher- very kind, patient, and well-educated. Very funny and never was there a dull class. I really enjoyed taking drivers ed from him!
    Harsimrat Parmar
    Harsimrat Parmar
    23:15 10 May 18
    I have always been fearful of driving, especially merging onto the highways. I took lessons at Defensive Driving with Mr. Issac Kim. He was very patient with me and gave me time to learn and improve on my mistakes. He is an amazing teacher and helped overcome my fear of driving and made sure I was comfortable enough to get onto the highway. He gave me enough practice with the mock tests that I knew what I would be tested for during the driving test. I am grateful that I found Defensive Driving and Issac helped me learn. If possible would give them more stars. Can't recommend Issac enough!! 🙂
    Jiten Gala
    Jiten Gala
    21:52 02 May 18
    Kim is best driving instructor ever! Even with my 10 + yrs of prior driving experience I learnt amazing details from his instructions for driving
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