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Bay Area Driving Academy – All Reviews
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5.0 rating

Best driving school and best instructor in Bay Area!! Hassell is such a great instructor. He is so nice, knowledgeable and extremely patient! He is the best instructor I’ve ever encounter!! I took two lessons with him and he taught me soooo much, not just everything about road test but also very practical skills like how to drive on freeway, in mountain area and a lot more.
AND I PASSED MY ROAD TEST FIRST TRY today!! I highly recommend taking class with Hassell, ur driving will just instantly improve magically :D. Be sure to ask for Hassell for you lessons, you won’t regret!! (8/29/2019)

Yaoyue L. (San Jose)
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My teenager Kai, just finished his third Teen Driving lesson with BADA. Armenia has been a great instructor for him. She is kind, patient and knowledgeable with everything he needs to be a successful and confident driver. Kai really enjoys her teaching. My son has a few more months to practice with his permit and we really like the a la carte classes that you can sign up for. He is taking a few extra lessons, since Armenia is such a great teacher and he really enjoys learning with her. Also, as a parent, every time he comes home from a 2-hour lesson, he is truly a better driver and I can relax more when I’m teaching him in the car. When he gets closer to his DMV test, we signed him up for that specific 2 hr lesson with BADA to prepare him for a successful outcome. (8/19/2019)

Jen L. (Mountain View)
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I never learned to drive as a teenager, but decided it was finally time to get my license after years of putting it off. I was pretty nervous when I first started taking lessons and had barely driven outside of a parking lot. With the help of many of the Bay Area Driving Academy instructors, I feel I can now comfortably drive almost anywhere (including freeways!). In particular, many thanks to Erin and Hassell for helping fine-tune my trouble areas (turning and lane-changing) and getting me to a place where I could pass that DMV test – our lessons were so enjoyable and valuable! I just got my official license in the mail (woohoo)! (8/1/2019)

Lillian C. (Palo Alto)
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Hassell was an amazing instructor. He helped take so much of the anxiety out of driving. I know now that even four years post brain injury, I’m fully capable of driving, and Hassell was able to teach me helpful, calming, and valuable tools. I recommend Instructor Hassel for anyone with high anxiety while driving! (8/29/2019)

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My daughter absolutely LOVED Teresa and looked forward to every lesson she had with her. She learned so much and had “fun” at the same time — Thanks to Teresa she is now a capable, confident driver! Thank you Teresa & Bay Area Driving Academy! (8/19/2019)

Elise Gabrielson


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