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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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)

Had a great experience with Teresa. I used the lesson to shake off the rust after years of being licensed but not driving much. I learned a lot and had a good time! Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value (11/25/2020)

Ryan Chimienti

Teresa was an incredible instructor, and she patiently helped me work through all of my mistakes. She never hesitated to correct me and was wonderful company through the DMV process. (11/25/2020)

Anya Syed

Definitely try to get Teresa as an instructor. She was fun, knowledgeable, and chill even when I made mistakes. Great experience! (11/23/2020)


I randomly chose this place and Teresa. I didn’t want a marked car “student driver” or moving advertising billboard.

My daughter 16 3/4 yo knew the road rules etc… Just needed behind the wheel hours.

We loved Teresa, patient and never was short with my daughter and communication with me was nothing but the best.

I have recommended Teresa to several friends and have only heard great things!

My daughter aced the driving test 100%!!!

I highly recommend Bay Area Driving Academy!!! (7/9/2020)



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