Lead Academy Driving Instructor Teresa


Teresa heads and assists in managing our North Bay service areas. A 15-plus year driving instructor veteran, Teresa has literally taught thousands of teens and adults students throughout the Bay Area. Teresa is our Lead Academy Instructor overseeing our North Bay service areas. A strong reputation in driver training excellence, she is highly requested as one of our top in-demand driving instructor.


In addition, Teresa is a Bay Area native and grew up in San Mateo County where she still currently resides. Along with Carrie, Teresa is our resident expert in all things driver training. She has taught students with all various skill levels, ages, and obstacles. Highly skilled, patient and friendly as evident in her 40+ 5-Star Yelp reviews. Teresa is our most experienced instructor – providing top training and education as evident from her thousands of satisfied and licensed students.


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RECENT REVIEWS for Lead Instructor Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 57 reviews)
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Teresa was wonderful, I selected the Test Day Assist Course and right from the jump she was super helpful and knew how to have a good time. She made sure to give me good pointers and that I knew what the driving instructor would expect from me. I highly recommend going with her if you need any help driving whatsoever because she will break things down nice and easy and will make you feel prepared. Thanks again Teresa you are awesome! (8/28/2023)

Hunter G.

I feel confident that with Teresa’s lesson, I will be able to pass the driving test in October.

Thanks, Teresa! Today, I parallel parked and drove back straight next to the curb in one shot! It was so perfect, I should have taken a picture! Hope you won a big one, or will soon! (7/31/2023)


After 10 years, I finally got my license! Thank you to my instructors Teresa and David for giving me the knowledge and confidence that I needed to overcome my BIG fear of driving. Although it took me 3 times to pass, I know I’m a better and safer driver thanks to Bay Area Driving Academy. (6/27/2023)

Derica Malaca

Teresa was excellent , my daughter Nicole had her for 2 hr pre test preparedness and for test day as well ,

Thank you Teresa for helping her pass first time. (1/31/2023)


Teresa is an incredible instructor. She is knowledgeable, patient, caring, thoughtful, and funny. I would not have passed my test without her help, and I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for some practice before their driving test. (5/25/2022)

Richard Saliba


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