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

Hello Bay Area Driving Academy, I want to say thank you for all the help booking my appointments and being very quick to respond to my emails.

Also would like to mention instructor Teresa and Erin for being amazing. I had one lesson with instructor Teresa and she was very kind, encouraging and informative. With instructor Erin I had two lessons, one of which was my driving test day assist. Instructor Erin was very helpful, patient and supportive. She helped make me less nervous with her humour and positive attitude on my test day. I am so glad to have chosen your academy and will definitely recommend to friends!

Thank you again! 1/18/2019

Bisan B. (Santa Clara)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

We chose BADA for my 16 yr old daughter based on the Yelp reviews. We had instructor Teressa for 4 hours and then instructor Carrie for last 2 hours. Both of them were very good and taught my daughter what to do and how to drive and pointed out all the mistakes she did at the same time made her feel very comfortable while she was driving. We did 4 hours (2 hours at a time within a couple of weeks) and then saved the last 2 hours for just before the actual driving test. We also practiced with her A LOT in between. My daughter had her very first driving test this morning and she passed the first time. The DMV instructor made sure to let me know that she did very well and it felt like going on a joy ride. So thanks to Teressa and Carrie!! I would pick them again for our next kid when the time comes in a few years! Awesome!! 6/4/2018

Ramya S. (Sunnyvale)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Hello Bay Area Driving Academy, I would like to thank the instructors Teresa and Tony for helping me to attain my diviners licence. I was able to pass my behind the behind the wheel test on February at Santa Clara. Thank you 2/19/2018

Ian N. (Sunnyvale)
Rated 5.0 out of 5

I had my first driving lesson with Teresa and she was amazing!! She kept me calm and gave me the confidence I needed! I just wish her schedule wasn’t so full, so that I could get more lessons with her! Highly recommended! 4/4/2018

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

This review is long overdue. My twins had Teresa for a driving instructor. She was great! They felt comfortable with her expertise. She had them doing freeway driving fairly quickly and they learned a lot. I had to change the scheduled lessons a few times due to their other activities. It was easy to reschedule. They both passed their DMV road test on the first attempt. Yay! Thank you Bay Area Driving Academy and Teresa! 3/21/2018

JC P. (El Dorado Hills)


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