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
Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 57 reviews)
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Rated 5.0 out of 5

I passed the road test on my first try after their lessons. Carrie and Teresa were both professional, on time, and clearly knew what they were doing, and appointments were extremely easy to schedule. I’d never driven before and was looking for someone who could handle extreme beginners; they did that very well. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for driving lessons in the Bay Area. 4/29/2016

Amanda J. (Sunnyvale)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Just passed my test today, yeah!! I recently moved to CA from Europe, with no european license and not knowing Santa Clara area that much. I took 3 lessons, 1 with Teresa and 2 with Carrie and they were both fantastic. Professionals, supportive, patients and clear on the explanations. I will definetely recommend them! (I passed at the 1st try!) 4/22/2016

Candela E. (Santa Clara)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Today I took the driving session as apart of International Relocate program. The instructor was Teresa, she was very supportive , patient and was able to bring up the right areas of improvement . She had great tips on DMV behind the wheel exam as well. Recommended. 4/4/2016

Manohar M. (Mountain View)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

After moving to the Bay area from Germany I had to take my drivers license test.

I have been driving in Germany for 6 years and nothing ever happened. so after passing nd written exam I was like: yeah, I’ll do the behind the wheel test in ma sleep.

Sadly I didn’t. After failing twice I called bay area driving academy and they could fit me in with an. Appointment very soon!

So I took one. Lesson with Teresa.

And it was great! She really helped me and made me focus on the important things for the test. We drove around Santa Clara where my test would be. she could give me good answers to my questions and was supporting!

Just passed today! Thank you guys! 2/9/2016

Sophie B. (Palo Alto)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

What a great company! My daughter completed their behind-the-wheel training with Bay Area Driving Academy. She had lessons with both Teresa and Jenn, and both provided her with excellent instruction. She passed her driving test the first time shortly after her third lesson. They were both friendly and professional, and my daughter enjoyed her lessons with them. In addition to excellent instruction, I appreciated the ease of scheduling at Bay Area Driving Academy. They have a calendar posted online that you can use to schedule lessons. No calling, leaving messages, waiting for return phone calls. In addition, the staff at Bay Area is very friendly and accommodating. They helped me reschedule a lesson after my daughter injured herself and could not drive. So, a well-run company with an excellent product, excellent customer service, and excellent logistical support. I highly recommend them! 9/5/2016

K C. (Cupertino)


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