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Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 307 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5

The yelp reviews of Carrie were so good I phoned up and said I wanted Carrie. Since we were impatient to begin, we wound up having one lesson with Jen and one with Teresa. No problem, my daughter liked them both very much and found Teresa to be a kindred spirit. I also like having my daughter getting different teachers’ perspectives, so I thought it was a plus. We look forward to the last lesson with Carrie in September, just a few days before THE DMV APPOINTMENT. Wish us luck! 8/11/2016

Kathryn A. (Sunnyvale)
Rated 5 out of 5

We had used another before and my daughter was not comfortable at all with instructor. So we looked for another and found Bay Area Driving Academy. My daughter has had 3 lessons so far from Teresa. Teresa has made learning how to drive, “for my daughter”, fun, not stressful and very informative. Thank you Teresa and Bay Area Driving Academy, she is on her way to becoming a very safe driver. 1/23/2017

Chad M. (San Carlos)
Rated 5 out of 5

Teresa was the instructor for both of my kids training. Combined with practice with parents, the Bay Area Driving Academy is a great resource! Highly recommend! 10/18/2017

Joel O. (Menlo Park)
Rated 5 out of 5

Passed my driving test on the first try! I had instructors Jenn, Teresa and Carrie. They were all really helpful in correcting any errors I had. If you pick a time slot in between other time slots make sure you don’t schedule anything directly after because they always make you pick up the next person and have that person drop you off so the whole thing will take 2 hours plus give or take twenty minutes. 12/1/2017

Jolie W. (Palo Alto)
Rated 5 out of 5

My teen daughter had 3 lessons with Carrie and it was a great experience all around from start to finish. Booking the appointment online was a breeze. Carrie showed up on time to all lessons with a clean, new car. I loved that the car had a brake and rear view mirror for Carrie the instructor to use while the student was driving. My daughter has some anxiety around new social situations and when Carrie was made aware of this she offered to let me tag along in the back seat for my daughter’s lesson. Carrie was kind, understanding and very helpful in our situation which made my daughter very comfortable and also gave her reassurance.

Carrie did an excellent job in showing my daughter the controls of the vehicle, made sure that she could see and reach the controls properly. Carrie’s instructions and were easy to understand and very timely. Carrie was calm, cool and collected. If my daughter made a mistake, Carrie calmly pointed out how to correct it in the future. Carrie had great driving tips, always made sure that S.M.O.G. was used properly and covered everything needed to be a good safe driver. We drove down residential streets, commerical streets, hills, highways, practiced parking and backing up.

I would highly recommend Bay Area Driving Academy to anyone needing driving lessons and especially to students who have social anxiety. Carrie was very professional, patient and personable. She knew the roads of the south bay area extremely well. 5/18/2017

Jennifer R. (Santee)


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