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.


Driving Instructor Teresa

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
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 56 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5

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)

Rated 5 out of 5

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
Rated 5 out of 5

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)

Rated 5 out of 5

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
Rated 5 out of 5

My instructor Teresa not only was knowledgable on every rule of the road along how to maximize safe driving habits, she was a fun person to talk to and be around! I looked forward to all my driving lessons so I could talk to Teresa and have fun driving. She is very specific on how and where to improve with driving, which made me a safer and more confident driver. We occasionally talked about cars in general, or even current events because Teresa is just a cool person to be around and talk to. If good reviews result in higher pay for instruction, Teresa deserves it 100%! (1/11/2021)

Liam (San Carlos)


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